Cabarrus County

  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.

Kannapolis seeks proposals for former Villas Mobile Home Park property

Pilkington to step down from Cabarrus Health Alliance

Speedway kicks off season of speed with Parade of Power

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

Stormwater repair work planned on Cumberland Ct in Concord

Cabarrus School Board: Beverly Hills Elementary to remain open

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

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

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

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

  New local small business reports theft days before charity event

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

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

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

Rowan-Cabarrus: A National Leader in Cybersecurity Education

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

Mechanical issue bites Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team in Hungary

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

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.

NC’s First Lady to visit Cabarrus County on Thursday

North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper will tour Cabarrus County arts organizations on Thursday, August 1 to learn more about the influence of arts initiatives in the county.

  Data Transfer van on Concord streets making quick progress

There’s a distinctive vehicle rolling on the streets of Concord right now. It’s equipped with cameras, computers, and lasers, all designed to help city transportation crews know exactly which streets need work, not just now, but in the future.

New startup company will be based in Kannapolis

The City of Kannapolis has announced through a press release that SNP Therapeutics, a new medical food and supplement company, is coming to the North Carolina Research Campus.

  $1.7M missing after Cabarrus Co. government targeted in social engineering scam

Cabarrus County officials released details of the social engineering scam that diverted a $2.5 million vendor payment made by the county. Of that total, $1.7 million remains missing.

Monday’s Little Luggies 600, Tuesday’s Champions Night and fireworks show conclude Bojangles’ Summer Shootout

The 26th season of Bojangles’ Summer Shootout racing on Charlotte Motor Speedway’s frontstretch quarter-mile will conclude with back-to-back nights of bumper-banging action on Monday and Tuesday.

Kannapolis-based Haas F1 team picks up double points finish in Germany

Kannapolis-based Rich Energy Haas F1 Team drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen scored the team’s second double-points finish of the season, placing ninth and 10th, respectively, in Sunday’s wet and wild German Grand Prix.

  Multiple local government websites attacked by hackers

Multiple local government websites have been attacked by hackers in the last few days, including, but not limited to, Lincoln County, Concord and Anson County.

Submit your ‘Fairly extraordinary’ work

If you are fairly extraordinary at a craft or hobby, put it on display at the Cabarrus County Fair, September 6 -14 at the Cabarrus County Arena and Events Center (4759 NC-49, Concord) and now is the time to submit contest entries.

Kannapolis 101 Classes Start September 10

Kannapolis 101 gives residents a behind-the-scenes look at how your local city government works. This special nine week program begins September 10. It is held at various city facilities from 6-8:30 p.m.

A.L. Brown cheerleading coach wins top state honor

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has named A.L. Brown High School’s Brittney Speights as the top cheerleading coach in the state.

On a Wheel and a Prayer

Local pastors traded paint in school buses, Legend Cars tangled and Bandoleros battled during Tuesday’s eighth round of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway presented by iFLY.

Cabarrus property tax bills mailing July 26

Cabarrus County property taxes to be mailed on July 26

Rowan-Cabarrus Biotechnology Instructor Participates in UNC World View OVERBook Project Fellowship

Meghan Davis, a biotechnology instructor at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, participated in the UNC World View OVERBook Project on the Environment and Sustainability for 2018-2019.

  Shoppers evacuated due to suspicious item investigation at Concord Walmart

According to the Concord Police Department, the incident is happening at thew Walmart on Concord Parkway S.

Voter identification required in 2020: Learn the facts

State officials will hold two educational seminars about voter photo identification requirements in Cabarrus County on August 12.

Road work coming to Concord beginning Wednesday

City of Concord Water Resources crews will begin a stormwater pipe replacement project on Spring Street NW near Coltrane-Webb Elementary School on Wednesday, July 24.

Kannapolis National Night Out Event is August 6

The City of Kannapolis invites everyone, especially neighborhood associations, community groups and homeowner associations, to join the Kannapolis Police Department, from 5 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, August 6, to celebrate National Night Out.

Rowan-Cabarrus looks to draw more women to Engineering and Industrial Technologies

Thanks to a $224,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has rolled out a new Women in Engineering and Industrial Technologies (WE IT) initiative to promote the enrollment of women in fields related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

  Concord Police investigating shooting that leaves victim with serious injuries

The Concord Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday afternoon in the Ramsgate subdivision just off of Zion Church Road.

Fan distribution program available for older Cabarrus County residents

Operation Fan Heat Relief is open for business and handing out fans to eligible residents around Cabarrus County this summer and into the fall as temperatures continue to rise.

Here’s how the story of a boy inspired a street artist to transform a Kannapolis tunnel

All it took was for the artist to hear the story of a boy who needed to cross a busy Kannapolis thoroughfare on the mornings when he missed the school bus to launch what’s become the talk of the town this summer: a tunnel takeover.

Big events at Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMAX Dragway in Concord over the next few days

From Friday night’s “run-what-you-brung” Outlaw Drag Wars at zMAX Dragway to the first-ever Cars & Coffee “Ride the ROVAL™” event on Saturday and the summer’s final school bus slobberknocker at the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout, the coming week at Charlotte Motor Speedway offers a buffet of fun

Warm, dry weather helping construction project in downtown Kannapolis

Warm, dry weather helping construction project in downtown Kannapolis

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Foundation receives $50,000 grant from Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Foundation has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR) as part of its Inclusive Public Art initiative.

Cabarrus County Wellness program ranks 3rd in Charlotte area

Cabarrus County Government is one of Charlotte Business Journal’s 2019 Healthiest Employers. It’s the seventh consecutive year the County received the award for its commitment to offering a wide range of wellness resources and maintaining a healthy workplace.

Former A.L. Brown and CMS principal Kevin Garay named assistant superintendent at Kannapolis City Schools

Kannapolis City Schools has named Kevin Garay as its new Assistant Superintendent. Garay will replace Dr. Kelly Burgess who is leaving to take a position in the Rowan-Salisbury School District.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students earn Leadership Awards

The annual Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Student Leadership Banquet recognized outstanding student leaders for their dedication to academics, student life and volunteerism.

Something new rolling on the streets of Concord

A new process is underway to analyze the condition of more than 350 miles of roadway maintained by the City of Concord.

Concord man gets 13 years prison for drug offenses in Rowan County

A Concord resident was sentenced on July 16, 2019, in federal court in Greensboro, announced United States Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin of the Middle District of North Carolina, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Salisbury-based Three Rivers Land Trust named Land Conservationist of the Year

The Salisbury-based Three Rivers Land Trust, formerly the LandTrust for Central North Carolina, has been named Land Conservationist of the Year by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation as part of its 56th Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards.

Rowan-Cabarrus students graduate as ‘Scholars of Global Distinction’

Rachelle Colas and Demarcus Cousar graduated during Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s commencement ceremonies in May as the College’s 2019 Scholars of Global Distinction.

Concord native serves at Weather Center supporting world’s largest naval fleet

Petty Officer 1st Class Garrett Egnor, a 2005 Northwest Cabarrus High School graduate and native of Concord, North Carolina, is one of these sailors serving at the Fleet Weather Center.

  Kannapolis seeks proposals for downtown Block One properties

The City of Kannapolis is seeking proposals for the redevelopment of eight buildings in the heart of downtown on West Avenue.

Kannapolis-based Haas F1 team has worst ever day in British GP

There have been some very bright spots over the years for the only American-based team racing in Formula One, but Sunday’s British Grand Prix will stand as one of the lowest, and it started on the first lap.

County earns national award for financial management

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada has awarded Cabarrus County the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 34rd consecutive year.

Plaza Road extension in Cabarrus County to close for repairs

The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to close Plaza Road Extension between Stafford Road and Starwood Drive at 9 a.m. Monday, July 15, weather permitting.

Charlotte Motor Speedway unveils ‘Ride the ROVAL™’

Charlotte Motor Speedway officials announced a special promotion that will give race fans the opportunity to relive the drama of NASCAR’s newest thriller in first-person fashion.

Cabarrus tops national Digital Counties Survey ranking

The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) recently announced Cabarrus County as a winner of the 17th anniversary Digital Counties Survey. Cabarrus ranked first nationally among its population category, 150,000-249,999.

  Police say woman beaten by boyfriend in car on I-85 and at home after argument over Snapchat

A Salisbury woman suffered what police say was a brutal beating at the hands of her boyfriend overnight.

Report: Title sponsor for Kannapolis-based Rich Energy Haas F1 Team terminates sponsorship citing poor performance

Rich Energy, the British-based energy drink firm and title sponsor for the Kannapolis-based Rich Energy Haas Formula One race team is terminating its sponsorship of the team according to multiple media reports.

Cabarrus courthouse expansion on display for public on Wednesday

Cabarrus County is building a new courthouse that will change the look of downtown Concord. Officials encourage the public to become familiar with the project at a drop-in Q&A session on Wednesday.

Employee dies in accident at Concord asphalt business

Concord police say 67-year-old William Thomas Downer was struck by a vehicle operated by a coworker. Downer died on scene from his injuries.

  Man arrested for allegedly shooting former NFL quarterback during argument in Concord

The Concord Police Department has arrested a man who is accused of shooting a former NFL and University of South Carolina quarterback during a dispute in Concord Monday afternoon.

  Cabarrus sheriff’s missing K-9 found: ‘We’re glad to have Igor back’

A Cabarrus Sheriff’s K-9, who went missing after possibly being spooked by July 4 fireworks, has been found safe.

$5000 reward offered for dog missing for more than a year

A Cabarrus County family is offering a substantial reward for the return of a beloved dog that apparently got loose while his owner was in the hospital.

Concord first responders transport passengers from stranded bus on I-85

Members of the Concord Police and Fire Departments responded to a scene on the I-85 on Sunday in which a bus with dozens of passengers had been evacuated on the side of the highway.

Concord Police investigating overnight shooting at Concord bar

A shooting that took place early Saturday morning in Concord sent one victim to the hospital and has police working to determine who was responsible.

Community invited to Cabarrus Courthouse project Q&A event

Cabarrus County Commissioners on Monday experienced the first 3D images of the possible future of downtown Concord, viewing renderings of the Cabarrus County Courthouse as it could exist at the completion of the project.

Stars collide, fireworks light the night sky at Bojangles’ Summer Shootout in Concord

Fireworks filled the sky and sparks populated the pavement in Tuesday night’s spectacular fifth round of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

City of Concord mourns the loss of councilman Leder

The City of Concord mourns the passing of Council Member Samuel Mayer Leder, who passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019.

  Former Gamecocks QB Wright injured in N.C. shooting, officials say

Former University of South Carolina quarterback Anthony Wright was hospitalized after suffering several gunshot wounds, according to police in North Carolina.

Local business students capture lots of awards at state conference

The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Phi Beta Lambda business club won 18 awards at the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) State Leadership Conference in Charlotte and competed at the national conference in San Antonio in June.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College announces Student Excellence Award winners

Three Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students have been selected as this year’s Student Excellence Award winners and represented the College in statewide awards competition within the North Carolina Community College System.

Rowan-Salisbury Schools hires new Career and Technical Education Director

Holly Pore has been hired by Rowan-Salisbury Schools as the new Career and Technical Education Director.