Cabarrus County

Cabarrus Board of Education will return in Plan B on Tuesday

At the conclusion of a called meeting on Thursday night, the Cabarrus County Board of Education announced that the system would return to Plan B on Tuesday, January 19.

Cabarrus Health Alliance adopts changes to COVID case investigation prioritization

Report: Airports, including those in Cabarrus and Rowan, contribute $61 billion, 373,000 jobs to N.C. economy each year

Little Texas Sidewalk public meeting set for January 26 in Kannapolis

Cabarrus Library launches 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge

Atrium Health offers COVID-19 vaccine to those 75+ in rural counties

  Cabarrus GOP announces social media blackout to protest Twitter enforcing their ‘community standards’

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College begins installation of public art benches

Cabarrus Health Alliance to offer online registration for COVID-19 vaccinations

New public art on display in Kannapolis

Person passes out after carbon monoxide exposure at Kannapolis Amazon facility, employees evacuated

City of Concord to open non-profit center – applications for lease available

City of Kannapolis honored for West Avenue streetscape work

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College names Excellence in Teaching recipients

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College recognized the 2019-2020 Excellence in Teaching award recipients at a recent meeting of the Board of Trustees.

  At least three area U.S. House Representatives plan to vote against certifying election results

At least three US House Representatives from the Charlotte area say they plan to object to the certification of the election of Joe Biden as President of the United States.

Cabarrus County nurse says $100,000 prize will bring ‘a fresh start’ for the new year

“I am paying off all of my bills and making a fresh start!” she said.

  Cabarrus Health Alliance seeking volunteers to help with COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA), the public health authority in Cabarrus County, has received requests from community members for opportunities to help with the COVID-19 pandemic response.

Woman claims she was kidnapped, later charged for filing false report

Cabarrus Health Alliance announces additional COVID-19 vaccine clinics

“Loop the Loop” launches for 2021 in Kannapolis

Man faces long list of charges after chase with deputies from Rowan into Cabarrus County on Wednesday

Cabarrus Health Alliance begins Phase 1a COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Crash involving tractor-trailer closes road in Cabarrus County for hours on Monday

  Cabarrus Chamber to distribute blue lights today for “Fallen Officer Monday”

Residents are encouraged to Light the Night Blue in memory of Concord Police Officer Jason Shuping and show support for our police officers.

Cabarrus home damaged by fire

A home in Concord was damaged by fire

Silver Alert issued for two elderly people reported missing on Christmas Eve from Cabarrus Co.

Janet Louise Tennant, 80, and Bruce Clinton Tennant, 81, were last seen on the 100 block of East Main Street in Locust.

Alex Burris named City of Concord Electric Department Director

City Management has named Michael “Alex” Burris as the next City of Concord Electric Department Director.

Community input needed for Academy-Gibson Village Master Park and Recreation plan

The City of Concord Parks and Recreation Department is preparing a master plan for City-owned park properties in the Gibson Village neighborhood.

  City of Concord thanks community for being ‘our support and our rock’ after police officer killed in line of duty

Concord Police Officer Jason Shuping was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon following a service at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center.

  Community honors life of fallen Concord Officer Jason Shuping

Shuping was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 16.

  Concord Police to retire unit number of ‘guardian angel’ fallen officer Jason Shuping

The Concord Police Department will officially retire the unit number of fallen Officer Jason Shuping, who was killed in the line of duty last week.

Cabarrus Chamber to distribute blue light bulbs in memory of Concord Police officer Jason Shuping

The Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce, Leading Business in Cabarrus, will be distributing blue light bulbs encouraging residents to burn them in their outside light fixtures and Light the Night Blue in memory of Concord Police Officer Jason Shuping and show support for police officers.

COVID outbreak closes Cabarrus County courthouse

The Cabarrus County Courthouse will be closed Tuesday (December 22nd) and Wednesday (23rd) as a result of a number of courthouse employees testing positive for COVID-19.

  Concord Police Department chaplain helps officers handle grief while honoring Officer Shuping’s legacy

Typically the chaplaincy program with a police department handles things like job stress. But now a new challenge, guiding officers through losing a brother in blue.

  ‘Back the Blue’ procession honors fallen Concord police officer

Officer Shuping was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 16 in Concord. He was 25 years old.

Harris Teeter sushi and customer specimen samples negative

As part of the investigation into the illness outbreak related to sushi sold at the Harris Teeter at 358 George W. Liles Pkwy NW, Concord and Harris Teeter at 1245 Concord Parkway North, Concord, multiple food and individual specimen samples were submitted to the laboratory for analysis.

  Community continues to find ways to support fallen Concord police officer

Dozens of people came out to downtown Concord Saturday evening to walk and run in memory of Officer Jason Shuping,

Cabarrus County Christmas and New Year’s Day closings

Cabarrus County Government offices, including the Government Center, Human Services Center, animal shelter, all parks (Camp T.N. Spencer, Frank Liske, Vietnam Veterans and Rob Wallace) and the senior centers, will close December 24 25 and 28 for Christmas and on Friday, January 1.

Concord Parks & Recreation facility closures and limited hours of operation - COVID-19 update

As a result of recent recommendations from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), the City of Concord Parks and Recreation is limiting access to facilities

  Candlelight vigil held to honor 25-year-old fallen Concord officer

A candlelight vigil was held in Concord to honor Concord Police Officer Jason Shuping, who was killed in the line of duty Wednesday night.

  Local nonprofits seeking extra donations ahead of holidays

Two Cabarrus County non profits are seeking help to get more donations ahead of Christmas.`

Speedway Children’s Charities’ Charlotte Chapter distributes $300,000 to local nonprofits

In a special grant distribution ceremony Wednesday, Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) announced that the nonprofit’s Charlotte Motor Speedway chapter distributed $300,000 in grants to 30 deserving charities located throughout the Charlotte region.

  ‘He will truly be missed by all.’ 25-year-old Concord officer killed, another injured in shooting

The incident happened on Gateway Lane near Bruton Smith Boulevard just before 11 p.m.

  Condolences pour in from community for Concord officer killed in line of duty

“With a heavy heart, we confirm that two Concord Police Officers were involved in an incident resulting in the tragic loss of a CPD officer. The second officer was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries,” the city of Concord tweeted.

  Gov. Roy Cooper orders N.C. flags to fly at half-staff in honor of fallen Concord officer Jason Shuping

The Concord mayor is ordering all American and North Carolina flags to be lowered to half-staff in the city to honor 25-year-old fallen Concord Police Officer Jason Shuping.

  Ronnie Long, four others granted pardons of innocence by N.C. Governor

Governor Roy Cooper issued a pardon of innocence to five men on Thursday, each of whom had been convicted of crimes they did not commit.

  2 killed in single-car crash on I-85 in Kannapolis

The crash happened on I-85 near Dale Earnhardt Boulevard.

Sheriff: Woman drives to work on I-85 at more than 100 mph while being pursued by Highway Patrol, Rowan deputies

A woman’s commute to work wasn’t gong to be slowed down by the Highway Patrol and Rowan County patrol cars that were pursuing her, according to a report at the Rowan Sheriff’s Office.

Speedway set to drop checkered flag on Friday for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College graduation

More than 2,031 Rowan-Cabarrus Community College graduates will receive associate degrees, diplomas and certificates that were earned during the Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 academic terms on Friday, December 18.

City of Concord takes to social media to urge residents to “be kind”

The City of Concord took to social media on Monday morning to urge residents to “be kind.”

City of Concord Water Department awarded 2020 Wastewater Collection System of the Year

For the second year in a row, the City of Concord Water Department has been named Waster Collection System of the Year from medium-sized systems.

Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team wraps up challenging 2020 season

A challenging and disappointing 2020 Formula One season wrapped up on Sunday for the Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team.

Cabarrus commissioners elect 2021 leadership

As part of their December work session, the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners re-elected Steve Morris as board chair and Diane Honeycutt as board vice chair.

Concord residents encouraged to join the 2021 Public Safety Academy

Applications are now available for the City of Concord’s 2021 Citizen Public Safety Academy.

Veterans experience holiday magic at drive-thru breakfast

Cabarrus to hold drive-thru breakfast for veterans

Town of Harrisburg closes offices to the public beginning December 15

Town offices will close to the public beginning next Tuesday, December 15, 2020 until further notice, and Town facility rentals are temporarily suspended.

Kannapolis City Schools to return to remote learning in January

Kannapolis City Schools will return to remote learning during January due to a rise in COVID-19 cases and community spread.

City of Concord aware, ready to take action amid scheduled, unaffiliated “Trash the Mask” event at Concord Mills

City of Concord officials say they are aware and ready to act ahead of a scheduled “Trash the Mask” event that organizers claim is happening at Concord Mills.

Kannapolis police go Christmas shopping with kids

Police in Kannapolis had a fun day on Thursday when they got to go Christmas shopping with dozens of eager children.

  New life for Concord church facing foreclosure

A Concord church that was on the verge of extinction by foreclosure just a few months ago has literally gotten a new lease on life.

  Cabarrus School Board votes to return to fully remote learning due to COVID-19

The Cabarrus County Board of Education has voted to return to fully remote learning due to increasing spread of COVID-19.

Concord City Manager tests positive for COVID-19

A spokesperson for the city says Lloyd Payne has self-isolated.

Training fire set to blaze Thursday in Concord

Concord Fire Department will be conducting a live-fire training exercise Thursday, December 10th at 2750 Rock Hill Church Rd.

New driver for Haas F1 Team apologizes for video in which he appears to grope woman

Before even running his first race, one of the new drivers signed to the Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team is in trouble with his employer, and is apologizing for his behavior.

Concord Fire Department reports multiple cases of COVID-19

The department has 14 quarantined and six in self-isolation.

New details in three county chase that went through Rowan, Cabarrus, ending in Charlotte

Major John Sifford with the Rowan Sheriff’s Office released new information on Tuesday related to a three county chase that happened early on Friday morning on I-85.

Speedway Christmas closed Tuesday and Wednesday, reopening Thursday

Speedway Christmas presented by Count On Me NC will be closed to the public on Tuesday, Dec. 8 and Wednesday, Dec. 9 for private events.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College to hold December graduation at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College graduates will, quite literally, cross the finish line on Friday, December 18, as commencement ceremonies that were postponed in May are held at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord.

Romain Grosjean says goodbye to Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team, Sergio Perez wins Sakhir GP

Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team driver Romain Grosjean left Bahrain to return home to Switzerland where he will receive on-going medical treatment on the burns he suffered on the back of his hands at the Bahrain Grand Prix – Sunday 29 November.

Cabarrus, Rowan food drive for Veterans extremely successful

The City of Kannapolis, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers and Old Armor Beer Company would like to thank the community for their generous donations to the Cabarrus and Rowan Veterans Food Drive.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College awarded $1.3 million federal TRIO grant

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has been awarded a federal TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grant of $1.3 million, to be used over a five-year period.

Woman arrested after deadly hit-and-run in Kannapolis

Terrie Lynn Wright, 47, of Salisbury, has been charged with felony hit and run.

Christmas meals on classy wheels? Group looking for cool cars to deliver comfort to seniors

A local group is calling on all classic and specialty car owners to help deliver “Christmas Stockings of Joy” to older adults in Cabarrus and Rowan.

Mick Schumacher confirmed at Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team

One of the most familiar and revered names in motorsports is coming to the Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team, according to a news release.

Kannapolis establishes Youth Council – Applications sought from high school students

The Kannapolis City Council has established a Youth Council.

Contract crews for City of Concord Water Department to begin leak detection project

Contract crews for the City of Concord Water Department will begin the leak detection project on Wednesday, December 2nd.

Locals find satisfying careers in research at NCRC in Kannapolis

Locals finding satisfying careers at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis

Pam Hinson named to Assistant City Manager post in Concord

City Manager Lloyd Payne has named Pam Hinson as the third Assistant City Manager for Concord

Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team chooses Russian driver for 2021 season

The Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team has confirmed Russia’s Nikita Mazepin will drive for the American outfit in a multi-year deal starting with the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.

Former Hickory Motor Speedway champ to take over for injured driver in Kannapolis-based Haas Formula One team

Brazil’s Pietro Fittipaldi will make his Formula 1 debut with Haas F1 Team in the Sakhir Grand Prix, Sunday 6 December, subbing for the injured Romain Grosjean.

  Security staffing to increase at Concord Mills after disturbance closes mall early

Concord Mills Mall had to shut its doors early on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Management at Concord Mills closed early on Saturday, following the lead of several stores that closed due to what police said were “disorderly teens.”