Cabarrus County

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College offers training to help people with a criminal record return to the workforce

In partnership with the Centralina Workforce Development Board, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has launched the Rebuild Your Future program to provide job training and guidance to individuals who identify their criminal record as a barrier to employment.

One hurt after car runs off road, crashes on Robinson Church Road in Cabarrus

Retired doctor from Concord now delivers paintings, not babies

Rough outing in Japan for Kannapolis-based F1 team

NorthEast Foundation hosts 39th annual Foundation Fashion Night

Cabarrus Touch-A-Truck puts kids in the driver’s seat

  JEEP WATCH 2019: Jeep that gained fame during Hurricane Dorian to appear at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Swing 4 the Kids golf tourney in Cabarrus County on October 14

Kannapolis Christmas events begin November 23

Public input welcome for Cabarrus County project

Police: Women wearing scrubs steal wallet, go on Target gift card shopping spree

Important dates for Election 2019 in Cabarrus

West Avenue streetscape opens October 10 in Kannapolis

Duke Dash 5K & Healthfest is Saturday in Kannapolis

The Duke Dash 5K & Healthfest returns to the NC Research Campus on Saturday with a new twist, a free Kids Fun Run immediately following the race for children ages 12 and younger.

Countdown drama roars into NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals in Concord

The drama of a championship battle among tire-smoking, nitro-powered NHRA hot rods will be on full display when this weekend’s NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals roars to life on Friday at zMAX Dragway.

Vehicle break-in suspects accused of intentionally striking man with car in Cabarrus neighborhood

Four men are accused of striking a man with a vehicle after the man confronted them during a vehicle break-in in August.

Cabarrus residents targeted with fraudulent phone call

Cabarrus County residents reported a suspicious phone call from a person claiming to be a representative from the Cabarrus County Senior Center wanting to discuss Medicare.

Cabarrus students take part in Walk/Bike To School activities

Public input meeting set for Poplar Tent Road construction

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College welcomes new student ambassadors

  Concord Police Dept. aims to market open jobs to ‘limited pool’ of potential recruits

  Former congressman, NCGOP chair Hayes pleads guilty in federal corruption case

Kannapolis West Avenue streetscape opening event entertainment announced

Concord Fire to install 300 free smoke alarms

October 6th -12th is National Fire Prevention Month and Concord Fire Department in conjunction with the NC Office of the State Fire Marshal, has a goal of installing 300 smoke alarms during that week.

Kannapolis launches new online permitting system

The City of Kannapolis has joined Cabarrus County and the City of Concord to make the process of submitting permits easier – both for residents and developers.

Concord Police holding employment Open House

The Concord Police Department will host an open house at Concord Police Department Headquarters, 41 Cabarrus Avenue West, Concord, on Wednesday, October 2 at 6:00 PM for prospective applicants for the position of Police Officer.

Cabarrus unveils comprehensive tax foreclosure resource

Properties with delinquent real estate taxes are subject to tax foreclosure, which usually occurs after other collection efforts to recoup the delinquent taxes owed.

Russian revival: Kannnapolis-based F1 team picks up points in Russian GP

Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team driver Kevin Magnussen brought home a finish of ninth in the Russian Grand Prix Sunday at the Sochi Autodrom while teammate Romain Grosjean retired after an opening-lap incident. It was the 16th round of 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship.

STEM Expo attracts more than 1,600 students in Concord

Prior to Bojangles’ Qualifying on Friday, Charlotte Motor Speedway’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Expo at zMAX Dragway saw more than 1,600 students from 30 groups across the Carolinas experience an educational, in-depth look at the motorsports industry

IndyCar Champion Newgarden shakes down the ROVAL™

IndyCar champ Josef Newgarden drove his car around the ROVAL at Charlotte Motor SPeedway

  Concord Fire on the job all weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Thousands of race fans are in the area for the Bank of America ROVAL 400 weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord and keeping every one of them safe is a big responsibility for both the speedway and local emergency responders.

  Former congressman, GOP chair to plead guilty in federal corruption case

Robin Hayes, a former longtime congressman and chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, will plead guilty in a federal corruption case, newly-filed court records show.

  Injured black bear found in Concord, taken to NC Zoo for treatment

According to the Concord Police Department, the black bear was spotted in the Carriage Downs community in the morning hours.

Construction underway on Henry Greenway Riverwalk phase

Work is kicking off on the Hector H. Henry, II Greenway: Riverwalk Phase, with plans for completion by late summer 2020.

Jarrod Rabatin joins sales team at Cabarrus County CVB

The Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomes Jarrod Rabatin as Sales Manager. In this role, Rabatin will be responsible for promoting Cabarrus County as a destination for sports and car club events.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and local municipalities host nationally known training for public safety professionals

To help first responders and law enforcement personnel develop healthy coping strategies, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is partnering with local municipalities to offer a daylong seminar, “Winning the Battle,” in Rowan and Cabarrus counties.

Concord Police cracking down on drunk driving

Concord Police cracking down on drunk driving

Stormwater repair work planned on Spring Street SW in Concord Sept 30-Oct 4

City of Concord Water Resources crews will begin a stormwater pipe replacement project on Spring Street SW near on Monday, September 30.

Rob Wallace Park in Cabarrus closed on Wednesday

Cabarrus County will close Rob Wallace Park (12900 Bethel School Rd., Midland) at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25 to install a new water line.

Popular Kannapolis fire truck parade scheduled for Saturday

Popular Kannapolis fire truck parade scheduled for Saturday

City of Kannapolis wins national awards for marketing and communications

The City of Kannapolis has been recognized with two national SAVVY Awards for communications and marketing by 3CMA.

Increased traffic expected in Charlotte area during race events at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Thousands of race fans will be populating the roadways in northeast Mecklenburg County and southwest Cabarrus County in the coming days as NASCAR events kick off Friday, Sept. 27, at Charlotte Motor Speedway, capped by the Bank of America ROVAL 400 on Sunday, Sept. 29.

Closure and traffic detour planned on Union Street S in Concord Wednesday

City of Concord crews will close a short section of Union Street S to through-traffic on Wednesday, September 25 so contractors can remove a diseased tree from the planting strip in the public right-of-way.

Kannapolis “Downtown Runaround” coming up October 10

Everyone is invited to participate in the Downtown Runaround, on Wednesday, October 10.

Can’t-miss attractions during Bank of AmericaROVAL™ 400 race weekend

The second running of the Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 is one week from commencing at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Plastic bag spoils points finish for Kannapolis Formula One team

Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen finished 11th and 17th, respectively, in the Singapore Grand Prix Sunday night on the Marina Bay Street Circuit. It was the 15th round of 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Police: Two men attempting to repossess truck are chased with hatchet, handgun

Police are investigating after two men who were trying to repossess a truck said they were chased away by two other men. One of those men had a hatchet, the other had a handgun.

Kannapolis West Avenue streetscape will open October 10

The City of Kannapolis has announced the opening of the Kannapolis West Avenue Streetscape & Park.

  Kannapolis street artist creates unifying message on storied ‘segregation wall’

Pierce decided to spray paint it in his signature way, under his street artist name “Abstract Dissent,” putting a new, unifying message on these storied bricks.

Man accused of killing 79-year-old coworker found guilty, sentenced to life in prison

David Dover was initially charged with the murder of his 79-year-old coworker, Arthur Lee “Buddy” Davis of Kannapolis.

Concord’s mayor and Visit Cabarrus president encouraging residents to make donations to help Freeport, Bahamas

The mayor of Concord is encouraging residents to make donations to help Freeport, Bahamas.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College hosts ’Give Back, Smile Back,” a free medical and dental screening event for students

The nursing and dental assisting programs at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College joined forces recently to host “Give Back, Smile Back,” a free screening and treatment event for students.

Jimmie Johnson and group of breast cancer survivors paint Charlotte Motor Speedway pit wall pink

Alongside hundreds of pink shirt-wearing breast cancer survivors, seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson joined NASCAR Xfinity Series title contenders Tyler Reddick and Justin Allgaier in painting Charlotte Motor Speedway’s pit wall pink on Wednesday.

Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team to keep current drivers for 2020 campaign

Haas F1 Team will enter the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship fielding a retained driver lineup of Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen.

Concord Police and Fire – Unified in educating and enforcing child passenger safety seat laws

This week is NC’s Child Passenger Safety Week, and Concord Police and Fire are utilizing this campaign to help educate the community. However, the City of Concord has a unified passion for child passenger safety laws, according to Allyson Sigmon of the Concord Fire Department.

Cabarrus County, Concord and Kannapolis hoping residents will “Recycle Right”

Cabarrus County and the Cities of Concord and Kannapolis encourage residents to practice simple steps to be ‘cart smart’ about recycling.

Area school students paint ‘Turtles’ to install on track for Bank of America ROVAL™ 400

The Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL™ will have a decidedly local look when the Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 race weekend gets underway on Sept. 27.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students receive scholarships from State Employees’ Credit Union

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is proud to announce the selection of students Moriah White and Madison Patton as recipients of the State Employees’ Credit Union “People Helping People” scholarship.

Kannapolis Fire Truck Parade and Festival set for September 28

The Kannapolis Fire Department will once again host a Fire Truck Parade as part of the Fire Prevention Festival, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, September 28.

Online mortgage company plans to hire 1,000 people for new Charlotte office

Online mortgage lender Better.com has opened an office in Charlotte and plans to hire 1,000 people for it, officials said Monday, the latest financial technology company to expand in the city.

Fall Litter Sweep underway in Concord and Cabarrus County

The 2019 Fall Litter Sweep pick up began on Saturday and continues through Saturday September 28.

Cabarrus Library System partners with local breweries to promote library services

Throughout the month of September, the Cabarrus County Public Library System is pairing with local breweries to promote Librewery Card Sign-Up Month.

Jimmie Johnson joins breast cancer survivors and NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers to paint pit wall pink

Looking ahead to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson will join NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers, representatives from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and hundreds of breast cancer survivors and their supporters to paint pit wall pink

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

The baby was immediately taken to a nearby hospital where an evaluation revealed she was suffering from heat exhaustion.

Concord firefighters douse burning truck next to house

Firefighters from the Concord Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle on fire next to a house.

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

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is participating in the statewide Finish Line Grant program, helping to identify and assist students whose educational goals may be at risk because of financial emergencies.

Cabarrus County hosting public safety career fair

Cabarrus County Government is holding a career fair to highlight public safety occupations, including law enforcement, paramedic/EMT and Emergency Management/fire.The career fair will be held on Saturday (Sept. 14) from 9 a.m. to noon on the 7th floor of the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office.

Duo charged in connection to Cabarrus man’s overdose death

Officials say a 21-year-old died shortly after buying drugs from two people. Now the two suspected of selling the drugs are being charged through N.C.'s new “Death by Distribution” bill.

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

London’s Gfinity Esports Arena is set to host the start of the 2019 Formula 1 New Balance Esports Pro Series on Wednesday Sept. 11, pitching the world’s top esports drivers against each other as they represent all ten Formula One teams.

Laps for Life blood drive at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday

The American Red Cross and Charlotte Motor Speedway will pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Man hit by SUV, killed while crossing road in Concord

According to the Concord Police Department, the incident happened near Branchview Drive NE at Cabarrus Avenue E on Thursday, Sept. 5 around 7 a.m.

Concord Mills celebrates 20th anniversary

One of the biggest tourist attractions and shopping centers in North Carolina celebrated its 20th anniversary on Tuesday.Concord Mills was opened in Concord in 1999.

Yacht Rock Revue coming to Charlotte Motor Speedway

Fans seeking to kick their Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 weekend into high gear will have a golden opportunity to crank up the volume on Saturday, Sept. 28. Charlotte Motor Speedway will host a rollicking Rock the ROVAL™ party.

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

The NorthEast Foundation, whose mission is to provide financial and community support for Atrium Health Cabarrus, has announced that Jamal Smith is the recipient of the 2019 Ann Cannon Spirit of Volunteerism Scholarship Award.

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

The deadly incident happened on Branchview Drive at Cabarrus Avenue, closing the area for a time. The road reopened around 8:30 a.m.

  Charlotte Motor Speedway camp sites welcome coastal evacuees

More than 100 campers are cruising into Concord, to find a spot to stay for the remainder of the week.

Daniel Hemric establishes endowment scholarship at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

NASCAR driver and Cabarrus County native Daniel Hemric has established the Daniel Hemric Be the Change Scholarship with the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Foundation.