Cabarrus County

  Mom charged with misdemeanor after baby left in car outside DSS office

Concord firefighters douse burning truck next to house

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College offers students emergency financial assistance through Finish Line grants

Cabarrus County hosting public safety career fair

Duo charged in connection to Cabarrus man’s overdose death

Kannapolis-based Haas F1 team launches into Esports in London Wednesday night

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Laps for Life blood drive at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday

Man hit by SUV, killed while crossing road in Concord

Trial beginning in Rowan County for man accused of killing 79-year-old coworker

Concord Mills celebrates 20th anniversary

Yacht Rock Revue coming to Charlotte Motor Speedway

NorthEast Foundation awards scholarship to A.L. Brown High School graduate

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Library to host N.C. history exhibit about World War I

The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College library will host a special exhibit, “North Carolina in the Great War,” at its North Campus in Salisbury from Sept. 23-Nov. 14. The traveling exhibit is sponsored by the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Cabarrus County Fair going on now!

The Cabarrus County Fair is underway now through Saturday at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center on Highway 49.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Phi Beta Lambda chapter receives national honors

Two Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students won national awards at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Monza misstep for Kannapolis-based Haas F1 team

Kannapolis-based Rich Energy Haas F1 Team driver Romain Grosjean finished 16th while teammate Kevin Magnussen retired due to a hydraulic issue in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix, the 14th round of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship at Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

61-year-old man struck, killed while crossing street in Concord

  Charlotte Motor Speedway camp sites welcome coastal evacuees

Daniel Hemric establishes endowment scholarship at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Duke CTSI expanding at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis

Couple charged with stealing checks from churches

  Charlotte Motor Speedway opens campground for Dorian evacuees

Both recent additions to Rowan Sheriff’s Most Wanted list now charged

Two men who were just added to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Most Wanted list have now been charged.

Belgian blues for the Kannapolis-based Haas F1 team

Kannapolis-based Rich Energy Haas F1 Team drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean brought home finishes of 12th and 13th, respectively, in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix, the 13th round of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

City begins process for new Cannon Boulevard corridor plan

The City of Kannapolis is beginning the process for a new plan which would provide a long-range vision for Cannon Boulevard.

Jury convicts Kannapolis man after gun found beneath his pillow

Isaiah Montique Cuthbertson of Kannapolis was convicted this week in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Carvana plan for Concord site now involves over 400 jobs, $2.3 million in incentives

Carvana will put an auto facility in Concord, a project that would bring hundreds of jobs to the site of a former Philip Morris plant that’s been shuttered for over a decade.

Thursday night marks final game at Kannapolis Intimidators stadium

Final game to be played at Kannapolis ballpark

Steve McQueen’s “Bullitt” car coming to Charlotte Motor Speedway

Steve McQueen's "Bullitt" Mustang is coming to Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord.

City of Concord: Heard any rumors about the streetscape project?

The City of Concord is addressing what it calls “rumors” surrounding the downtown streetscape project.

Wilmer Melton, III, appointed to Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Board of Trustees

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has announced the appointment of Wilmer Melton, III to the College’s Board of Trustees.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Health programs participate in first-time simulation event

The program chairs from the Health and Education department, as well as Emergency Medical Science (EMS), collaborated on the first ever health programs simulation at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

Two added to Most Wanted list

A man from southern Rowan County and a man from Concord have now been added to the Rowan Sheriff’s Most Wanted list.

  Teen driver searching for mysterious ‘guardian angel’ who helped her after accident on I-85 near Concord

Guardian angel being sought out after teen girl survives scary accident on 85 in Concord.

Work on Concord’s iconic water tower will affect parking beginning in September

Work on Concord’s iconic water tower will affect parking beginning in September

Gene Haas Foundation grant provides support for Rowan-Cabarrus students

The Gene Haas Foundation has awarded Rowan-Cabarrus Community College a grant of $15,000 to assist students enrolled in manufacturing, machining and engineering-related programs.

Back to School on Monday in Cabarrus County

Summer vacation is over for students in the Cabarrus County Schools as of Monday morning.30,000 students will be back in class, including approximately 1100 who will be attending Harold Winkler Middle School.

Police seize thousands in illegal drugs at Charlotte residence

The Concord Police Department, with the assistance of CMPD, has concluded a month-long heroin operation investigation after arresting a man reportedly in possession of more than $8,000 in narcotics.

Food Lion Feeds makes donation to Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has received $2,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help stock the College’s on-campus food and resource pantry.

Federal grant to be used for new coaches for NC passenger trains

The N.C. Department of Transportation has received a nearly $77 million grant to upgrade its fleet of passenger rail cars.

Zombie Walk trudging through Kannapolis on Saturday

The 4th Annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival and Zombie Walk kicks off at 4 p.m., Saturday, August 24, at the North Carolina Research Campus in downtown Kannapolis.

Speedway and associated workers do Volunteer Day of Service across Cabarrus

Charlotte Motor Speedway employees dug in for the community during the speedway’s second Day of Service on Wednesday.

Error in automated weather reporting system causes false tornado warning posts on Cabarrus Co. social media pages

A false tornado warning posted to Cabarrus County government social media accounts caused confusion Wednesday afternoon.

Police: Kannapolis man charged with first-degree arson

Marvin Johnson, 55, of Kannapolis has been charged with first degree arson.

Legendary racer Mario Andretti named Honorary Pace Car Driver for Bank of America ROVAL™ 400

One of NASCAR’s most highly anticipated weekends will feature arguably the greatest race car driver of all time leading the field to green on Sept. 29. Mario Andretti – a motorsports legend like no other – will serve as the honorary pace car driver for the Bank of America ROVAL™ 400

Rowan-Cabarrus Fire and Emergency Services program receives national recognition

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Fire and Emergency Services program has received official Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) recognition from the United States Fire Administration.

Tour de Saints to benefit Cooperative Christian Ministries

Registration for the Seventh annual Tour de Saints’ charity bike ride is underway. Hosted by All Saints Episcopal Church, this event is in support of Cooperative Christian Ministries of Cabarrus County.

  Carvana would only use about 4 percent of available acreage at former Philip Morris property

Commissioners in Cabarrus County have given approval to an economic development package in the hopes of landing some 400 jobs at a Carvana distribution center on property that used to be home to the Philip Morris cigarette making plant.

Man accused of killing stepfather in Cabarrus County

Deputies say they received a 911 call around 8:30 p.m. to a home on Hopewell Church Road in Midland, where they found 71-year-old Arthur Thompson shot. Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene.

  People in Concord excited for potentially hundreds of new jobs with Carvana

Online used-car retailer Carvana could be the next company to build a facility on the property, according to county and city officials.

Cabarrus County’s dynamic tourism industry keeps visitor spending on the rise

Cabarrus County’s dynamic tourism industry keeps visitor spending on the rise

  Fans in Mooresville grateful that Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and family are safe

A day after that frightening plane crash involving Dale Earnhardt Jr and his family, many of his fans are expressing gratitude that no one was hurt.

Run Kannapolis series fall races are approaching quickly

The second half of the Run Kannapolis Series is underway. There are only five runs left in 2019.

Wreck causes 10-mile backup on I-85 in Rowan County

The North Carolina Department of Transportation say the wreck happened on I-85 northbound near Exit 68, NC-152, “with traffic queue of about 10 miles extending into Cabarrus County.”

Kannapolis seeks proposals for former Villas Mobile Home Park property

The City of Kannapolis is seeking proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of the former Villas Mobile Home Park.

Pilkington to step down from Cabarrus Health Alliance

For 38 years Dr. William F. Pilkington has served as the Public Health Director and Chief Executive Officer for the Cabarrus Health Alliance. Now, according to The Independent Tribute, he is stepping down in October.

Speedway kicks off season of speed with Parade of Power

Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Fall Season of Speed commenced with one of the speedway’s most family-friendly events on Wednesday.

Ribbon-cutting to celebrate Rowan-Cabarrus Community College collaboration with Pottery 101

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College fine arts students will learn more than just creative skills this fall when Pottery 101 welcomes them to hold ceramics classes at its downtown studio and retail shop.

Stormwater repair work planned on Cumberland Ct in Concord

City of Concord Water Resources crews will begin a stormwater pipe replacement project on Cumberland Court SW on Monday, August 19.

Cabarrus School Board: Beverly Hills Elementary to remain open

The Cabarrus County Board of Education has reversed course on the fate of Beverly Hills Elementary School, voting on Monday night to let the school remain open.

Press release: Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Radiography Program operating at a high success rate

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s radiography program continues to make a name for itself, with students achieving 100 percent pass rates on industry credentialing exams and 100 percent job placement within 12 months of graduation, according to a press release from RCCC.

Wednesday’s Parade of Power kicks off Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Fall Season of Speed

With NASCAR stars Ryan Newman and Chase Briscoe in attendance, the green flag will fly on Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Fall Season of Speed on Wednesday with the speedway’s annual Parade of Power from 12-2 p.m.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College alumnus finds entrepreneurial success with tech startup

Erikc Pérez-Pérez, a former Early College student at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, recently graduated from the University of Notre Dame’s top-ranked Mendoza School of Business. While at Notre Dame, he and several fellow students founded a technology company called Resonado.

Country music star Chris Lane to perform pre-race concert at Bank of America ROVAL™ 400

Race fans visiting Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sept. 29 will party in the fast lane prior to the second running of the historic Bank of America ROVAL™ 400. Chris Lane will perform on the speedway's frontstretch.

  New local small business reports theft days before charity event

A new local small business owner is experiencing a major hit, days before participating in a charity event.

  Man charged after ramming deputy’s car, crashing into tow truck in Mt. Pleasant chase

According to the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office, the chase started in Stanly County and ended in Cabarrus County.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Marketing Team wins three national awards

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s marketing team received three national awards for the College’s annual report, a holiday invitation and a billboard.

Extension of George Liles Parkway in Cabarrus County part of state transportation plan

An extension of George Liles Parkway in Cabarrus County is part of the state transportation plan

Concord building fire under investigation

Concord firefighters say a passerby called around 1 a.m. to report smoke coming from a building on McGill Avenue.

Dave Phillips appointed to fill District 1 Concord council member vacancy

At the City Council work session on Tuesday, August 6, the Concord City Council appointed David W. Phillips to fill the District 1 Council Member vacancy left by the death of Sam Leder.

Big entertainment week in Kannapolis capped off by Rick Springfield concert

It is another great year to Discover Fun in Kannapolis. The City has announced its lineup of concerts, movies, special events, Intimidators Baseball and of course - fireworks for 2019.

Cabarrus County CVB’s Michael Bonoffski earns CDME from Destinations International

Michael Bonoffski, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications for the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau, has received the Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) designation.

Rowan-Cabarrus: A National Leader in Cybersecurity Education

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing employment segments in the information technology field, with hundreds of thousands of job openings across the nation.

Census update meeting for Cabarrus County set for Tuesday, August 13

The Census recently assigned two hard-working partnership specialists, local residents Peter Sabo and Lawanda Blair Foster, to help ensure an accurate count in Cabarrus County.

Mechanical issue bites Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team in Hungary

Kannapolis-based Rich Energy Haas F1 Team driver Kevin Magnussen brought home a 13th-place finish in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix, the 12th round of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship at Hungaroring in Budapest.

Man accused of shooting man multiple times during armed robbery in Concord

Police say the incident happened on July 21 on Ramsgate Drive SW.

New name, new sign for Concord hospital

On Friday, August 2, Atrium Health will unveil new signage at its hospital in Concord, continuing the long history of providing care to Cabarrus, Rowan and surrounding counties.

  Cabarrus County Head Start getting a reboot with new grantee

The Head Start program in Cabarrus County is getting a reboot and a new grantee, according to a new release from US Representative Richard Hudson, (R, NC-08).

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College provides free seminars for local small businesses

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College offers numerous seminars for local small business owners through the Small Business Center (SBC). Seminars are provided free-of-charge and open to the public.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College announces Excellence In Teaching awards

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College announced its 2019-2020 Excellence in Teaching award recipients at a recent board meeting.