Cabarrus County

Concord Police officers honored for work on Prom Promise

Two Concord Police officers were recently honored for their efforts to keep students safe during prom season.

Jiggy with the Piggy 5K registration now open

Brenda Jackson, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s mother, dies after battle with cancer

Construction on downtown Kannapolis ballpark moving forward

NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals roars into zMAX Dragway this week

Applications being accepted for Concord Youth Council

Linder opens new state-of-the-art facility in Kannapolis

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  NASCAR driver Ryan Newman continues Mission 600 with visit to Fort Bragg

Cabarrus County wants to hear from Concord residents on perception of county

Country stars Joe Nichols and Chase Bryant will perform at 2019 Jiggy with the Piggy Festival

Planning the future of our history: Concord community input needed for Preservation Plan

Kannapolis City Schools closed on May 1 due to teacher rally

Section of Midland Road in Cabarrus County to Close for Repairs

Spring/Summer Kannapolis park hours announced

As warmer weather approaches, the Village Park Rotary Express and Carousel will operate on a limited schedule.

Kannapolis Police and Fire departments honor telecommunicators

The City of Kannapolis Police and Fire Departments want to take the opportunity to honor and recognize the dedicated Telecommunicators who handle thousands of emergencies each year within the City of Kannapolis and surrounding areas and express our deep appreciation for their efforts.

Kannapolis-based Haas F1 team has disappointing results in Chinese Grand Prix

Rich Energy Haas F1 Team drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen brought home finishes of 11th and 13th, respectively, in the Chinese Grand Prix Sunday at Shanghai International Circuit, the third round of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship and the 1,000th grand prix.

Concord sets Good Friday holiday schedule, Bunny Run 5K and other events

In observance of Good Friday, City of Concord offices will be closed Friday, April 19. Some City services will operate on a different schedule the week of April 15, and several events are planned throughout the area.

Concord sailor named “Sailor of the Day” on carrier

  Man in custody after hours-long barricade situation at apartments in Concord

Cabarrus Courthouse expansion moving forward

Cabarrus County officials warn of tax payment scam

  23 dogs seized, one found dead at now-condemned home in Concord

  Cabarrus Schools vote to approve realignment plan

Groundbreaking ceremony for Prosperity Ridge Independent Senior Living scheduled

Two area nonprofits will be joined by local officials on Wednesday, April 10, to celebrate the start of construction on 60 one- and two-bedroom units that will provide affordable housing for persons 55 years of age and older.

Police searching for suspect in Concord bank robbery

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in helping to identify and locate an individual who robbed a Concord BB&T on Monday afternoon.

Concord-Padgett Regional Airport offers tips for spring breakers

The team at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport is ready to serve many students and families traveling on Allegiant to sunny spring break destinations in the coming weeks.

Cabarrus Commissioners seek input on County government services

Cabarrus leaders want the community’s input on four questions that will set the County’s business strategy over the next three to five years

Rock Hill man’s 1965 Corvair Corsa honors late father, wins Best of Show at Pennzoil AutoFair

A son continued his father’s legacy on Sunday at the Pennzoil AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway, when Ronnie Jenkins and his red 1965 Corvair Corsa claimed Walt Hollifield Best of Show honors.

Man charged for allegedly stabbing woman during domestic situation in Concord

The stabbing took place on Horizon Court in Concord.

  One person airlifted, I-85 NB closed for hours after serious crash

The crash happened on northbound I-85 just south of Exit 63 to East Main Street, or Hwy 290.

STEM Open House happening Thursday at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Kannapolis

All ages are invited to enjoy a showcase of exciting, interactive displays and experiments at the eighth annual STEM Open House being hosted by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College at its facility on the North Carolina Research Campus.

Gibson Mill in Concord adding new food hall and dining market

The owners of Gibson Mill in Concord have announced a new food hall and market concept opening soon called Gibson Mill Market.

  Community offers fitting tribute to Vietnam veteran who died without family

An unusual funeral was held in Salisbury on Wednesday. Dozens of people gathered to honor the memory of someone they had never met, or likely even heard of. He was a Vietnam veteran who died with no family, but that didn’t mean he was alone.

Central Cabarrus grad serving at Fleet Weather Center in San Diego

Petty Officer 3rd Class Dalton Blackwelder, a 2011 Central Cabarrus High School graduate and native of Kannapolis, North Carolina, is one of these sailors serving at the Fleet Weather Center, providing full-spectrum weather services to shore-based commands and afloat naval units.

Kannapolis accepting applications for non-profit grant initiatives

The City of Kannapolis is seeking applications from non-profits who offer programs that benefit low and moderate income residents in the City. These funds are part of the City’s 2019-2020 Community Development Block Grant fund allocation.

Harrisburg native in the “silent service”

As citizens of Harrisburg go about their daily lives, members of the U.S. Navy’s “Silent Service” work beneath the ocean’s waves, continuing a tradition that only a small fraction of military members will ever know: strategic deterrence.

Tough day in Bahrain for Kannapolis-based F1 team

The Kannapolis-based Haas Formula One team was hoping for a better result in the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir.

Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg honored as a Most Admired CEO in Charlotte Region

Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg was one of 35 CEO’s honored by the Charlotte Business Journal last night during a ceremony held at the Westin in Charlotte.

Community workshop on Concord’s Dorton Park improvements planned for April 8

The City of Concord is developing a Master Plan for Dorton Park that will guide a variety of future improvements to the 24-acre park.

Bonneville Salt Flats race cars take center stage at Pennzoil AutoFair

A dozen racers built for the Bonneville Salt Flats, representing some of the fastest cars on earth, will assemble during the April 4-7 Pennzoil AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

60 Days to the 60th running of the Coca-Cola 600 kicks off in Concord

With only 60 days remaining before the 60th running of the May 26 Coca-Cola 600, Charlotte Motor Speedway revved up for its historic event with the #CountdownTo600, turning the speedway’s social media channels into a collection of entertaining content, exciting merchandise giveaways and exclusive ne

  NC couple among hundreds airlifted off cruise ship along coast of Norway

A husband and wife from Mount Pleasant, North Carolina were among the hundreds of people airlifted off the Viking Sky cruise ship this past weekend, according to their daughter.

Special BBQ event coming to Reed Gold Mine in April

Reed Gold Mine is celebrating another North Carolina treasure with its inaugural Barbecue Festival Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  Kannapolis breaks ground on large retail, residential, parking complex in downtown

On Tuesday, officials from the City of Kannapolis and the Lansing Melbourne Group (LMG) broke ground on a mixed-use district which will bring apartments, a hotel, restaurants, a brewery, and retail space to downtown Kannapolis.

8 apartments damaged in Kannapolis fire

Eight apartments were damaged by a fire at an apartment complex in Kannapolis on Monday night.

  Teen accused of shooting inside Concord Mills theater over seating dispute in custody

The Concord Police Department has reported that they are investigating a shooting that occurred at the mall on Sunday evening.

Rick Springfield to headline Kannapolis Summer Concert Series

Discover Fun in Kannapolis this year with an incredible lineup of great concerts, movies, festivals, children’s activities and of course, fireworks. Events are held from April to August.

Kannapolis student named NC Young Apprentice of the Year

A.L. Brown High School senior, Alex Nunez, has been named the most outstanding high school apprentice in the state of North Carolina. He received the honor from the Apprenticeship NC organization, which is based in Raleigh.

Kannapolis-based pork skin products recalled in Carolinas

The products being recalled have establishment number “EAST. 40259” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a distributor and retail locations in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Jake Williams new Concord Fire Chief

Jake Williams will begin a new role as Concord’s Fire Chief, effective May 1. Williams has 20 years of experience with the City of Concord and will lead the Fire Department after the retirement of Chief Ray Allen.

Deputies searching for robber who took off with undisclosed amount of money from bank

The robber ran to a white older model Ford SUV with a Pittsburgh Steelers vanity plate on the front. The SUV also has a yellow and blue Hawaiian style lei hanging from the rear view mirror.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College announces finalists for Student Excellence Awards

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has named 15 top students as finalists for the 2018-2019 Student Excellence Awards. Finalists were selected on the basis of academic excellence, leadership and character, through a rigorous process that included written essays and personal interviews.

Jason Irving named principal of G.W. Carver in Kannapolis

From Kannapolis City Schools: Jason Irving has been named the next principal of G.W. Carver Elementary School. He will replace Dr. Erik Johnson who announced previously that he would leave G.W. Carver at the end of the school year.

Kannapolis Jazz Series announced

Kannapolis is “jazzing” up Sunday afternoons with a new four-week jazz series. From 1-3 p.m., each Sunday, beginning May 5 through May 26, jazz music will fill the air for everyone to enjoy.

High school evacuated due to bomb threat in Cabarrus County

According to authorities, Hickory Ridge High School, in Harrisburg, was evacuated Wednesday afternoon because of the bomb threat.

Driver killed after car strikes Kannapolis fire truck, injuring four firefighters

A car collided with a Kannapolis Fire Department engine on Tuesday afternoon, damaging both vehicles and leaving passengers in need of treatment at a local hospital.

Concord names new Solid Waste Director

Robin Barham will be the City of Concord’s next Solid Waste Director, effective May 1. Her new role builds on 12 years as Concord’s Budget and Performance Manager. She succeeds recently retired Solid Waste Director Brian Moore.

Break-ins reported at restaurants, businesses in Charlotte, Concord, Kannapolis and Salisbury

Police in Salisbury, Charlotte, Concord, and Kannapolis are investigating a string of break-ins that they believe might be related.

Firefighters rescue cow stuck in the mud

Firefighters from the Bostian Heights Fire Department made an unusual rescue on Monday when they saved a cow that had gotten stuck in the mud.

NASCAR notable celebrates birthday with donation to Nazareth Child & Family Connection

With the surprise help of his mother, Jon Dorton recently celebrated his 40th birthday by making a donation of over $2,000 to Nazareth Child & Family Connection.

STEM Open House coming to Rowan-Cabarrus Community College on April 4

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College welcomes the community to its eighth annual STEM Open House, where adults and children of all ages will delight in exploring interactive exhibits showcasing the College’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs.

Kannapolis-based Haas Formula One team wins points in season opener

Kannapolis-based Haas Formula One team wins points in season opener

Crosswalk installation planned for parking deck area

As one of the final steps of construction for the new downtown parking deck, crews will intermittently close lanes of Spring Street and Corban Avenue to install a crosswalk.

Rowan-Cabarrus student wins statewide graphic design contest

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College graphic design student Corrin Skinner was chosen as the winner of the North Carolina Community College System Conference’s Program Design Contest.

Arthur Trace, the ‘Artful Deceiver,’ coming to Concord

A well-known magician is coming to Concord in April, presented by the Cabarrus Arts Council.

Seniors discover new adventures at Cabarrus Expo

More than 1,000 participated in Wednesday’s Senior Health and Wellness Expo at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center.

Concord native serves aboard USS Spruance

U.S. Navy Ensign Dexter Ledbetter, from Concord, a search and rescue swimmer aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111), recovers a simulated man overboard during a man overboard drill in the South China Sea, March 1, 2019.

Kannapolis Fire Department graduates new class of firefighters

On Tuesday, March 12, the Kannapolis Fire Department welcomed seven new firefighters to its ranks. The new recruits completed four months of fire, rescue and medical training prior to officially joining the department.

Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters ride coming to Charlotte Motor Speedway

Charge up your proton pack, calibrate the PKE meter and empty all traps into the containment unit, because the April 4-7 Pennzoil AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway will celebrate all things “Ghostbusters” with a visit from an “Ectomobile” spirit transport replica.

Livingstone College to offer ROTC in fall

Livingstone College is in the business of developing leaders and so is the United States Army ROTC.That’s why the Army ROTC program coming to the campus of Livingstone is a perfect marriage of leadership excellence.

Postponed road work now back on schedule in Concord

Contract crews for the N.C. Department of Transportation will shift traffic this weekend on U.S. 29 North in Concord where two bridges over the Rocky River are being replaced. The traffic shift is needed to begin demolishing the northbound bridge.

Kannapolis seeking folks to serve on boards and commissions

The City of Kannapolis is seeking members to serve on the Board of Adjustment, the Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Parks and Recreation Commission.

After two rain-outs, Cars and Coffee happening at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday

After two rain-outs, the first Cars and Coffee event is set to go for this Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord.Charlotte Motor Speedway will host monthly “crusie-in” style events as part of the growing Cars and Coffee phenomena that’s become a global sensation.

Person killed in car crash in Harrisburg

According to the Harrisburg Fire Department, the accident happened on Stallings Road near Raging Ridge Road.

More charges, higher bond for man charged with sex crimes

More charges have been added against a man arrested for alleged sex crimes involving children.

2019 Kannapolis Education Foundation Breakfast set for March 22nd

The Kannapolis Education Foundation (KEF) will host its eighth annual fundraising breakfast on Friday, March 22nd. The theme of the 2019 Breakfast is “Learning As We Grow.”

zMAX Dragway introduces Night of Fire to NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

For the first time, the NHRA’s original four-lane drag strip – known as the Bellagio of drag strips – will light the tree and the night sky with qualifying beginning at 4:30 p.m. and concluding under the stars.

Concord man buys second winning $1 million lottery ticket at same spot

Terry Splawn of Concord purchased his first winning ticket, a Millionare Bucks, at Sam’s Mini Stop on Old Charlotte Road in Concord in April 2017. Less than two years later, he bought a $150 Million Cash Explosion scratch-off ticket from the same store.

Two convicted as habitual felons in Rowan County

Two habitual felons were convicted this week in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court, according to Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook.

Platinum recording artists AJR to perform pre-race concert at the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race

The race known for making superstars into legends will feature one of music’s rising-star performers, as platinum recording artists AJR will headline the pre-race festivities for the 35th running of the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race on May 18 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Road work in Concord postponed

A DOT project set to begin on Friday in Concord has been postponed, according to NC DOT.