Cabarrus County

Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Elvis Tribute Artist contest returns to Pennzoil AutoFair April 2-5

Put on your blue suede shoes, showcase your performing talents and sing like “The King” with thousands of Elvis Presley fans and car lovers at the April 2-5 Pennzoil AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

  Concord residents hopeful for new company at old Philip Morris plant site

  Cabarrus County bridge closed due to storm damage

Former criminal offenders bring new talent to businesses willing to expand hiring practices

Cremer, Greci assume new leadership roles at Charlotte Motor Speedway

  Schools in Kannapolis try fighting the flu with smart thermometer

Concord native trains U.S. Navy Warfighters

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Jiggy with the Piggy volunteers needed

Furniture maker eyes $86 million project, over 250 jobs for site near Charlotte

  Operation Warm provides free winter coats for every student at Kannapolis elementary school

Four people being sought after armed carjacking at Lidl in Concord

Cabarrus County gets revaluation notices in the mail

Woman killed in crash following pursuit from Rowan County to Cabarrus

  Victims of storm damage wary of being scammed

While many homeowners are busy trying to clean up the damage caused by six tornadoes in our area last Thursday, there may be some unscrupulous operators also trying to clean up by taking advantage of the situation.

Woman from China Grove charged in Kannapolis burglary

A woman from China Grove is being held under a bond of $50,000 in the Rowan County Detention Center for alleged crimes in Kannapolis.

Laps for Charity gives car lovers a license to drive at Cars and Coffee in Concord

Fans who’ve longed for the chance to drive on Charlotte Motor Speedway’s hallowed pavement will have the opportunity at the speedway’s Cars and Coffee event on Saturday, Feb. 15.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College English Chair is a statewide ‘Star Act’

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College English Chair Dr. Jenny Billings has been honored as an Innovator of the Year “Star Act” for 2019 by the North Carolina Association of Community College Association of Distance Learning (NC3ADL).

  NWS confirms tornadoes in Rowan, Cabarrus counties

  Major cleanup underway in Cabarrus County after tornado touched down

3 rescued after driving around barricades onto flooded road in Concord

  Tornado touches down in Kannapolis

Cannon Ballers, Atrium Health agree to multi-year partnership with naming rights deal for new Kannapolis stadium

Survey says: Concord receives feedback on services, peer comparison

Kannapolis firefighters honored at banquet

The Kannapolis Fire Department recently held its annual Awards and Appreciation Banquet at the Laureate Center in Kannapolis.

Kannapolis to hold shredding event on Saturday

On Saturday, February 8, from 9 a.m. until noon, Kannapolis Public Works will host a free document shredding event at the Public Works Operation Center, at 1401 Bethpage Road.

  Cabarrus teen, two juveniles charged in series of arson cases in Iredell and Rowan

A teen from Cabarrus County, along with two juveniles, have been charged for starting fires in homes and cars in Rowan and Iredell counties.

Up to 30 Rowan jail inmates could be moved to Cabarrus County

Up to 30 inmates from the Rowan County Detention Center could be moved to the jail in Cabarrus County, according to Cabarrus officials.

  Concord pastor found guilty of exploitation of an elder adult, embezzlement

Thomas Wayne Steele, 63, pastor of New Life Baptist Church in Concord, reportedly took more than $120,000 from a widow and family friend following the death of her husband in 2015.

American Sign Language builds empathy, makes Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students better communicators

As the latest American Sign Language (ASL) course wrapped up at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, students reflected on their personal reasons for attending and talked about the importance of learning to communicate with different populations.

Loose leaf collection ending soon in Kannapolis

Loose leaf collection will end for Zones 1-5 the week of February 23 and will end for Zones 6-10 the week of March 1.

Concord’s iconic S&D Coffee sold to Arkansas-based Westrock Coffee

One of the brands most closely associated with Concord for decades has now been sold. On Friday the Westrock Coffee company announced the purchase of S&D Coffee.

Country star Sammy Kershaw to perform free concert in May at Kannapolis Jiggy with the Piggy Festival

Jiggy with the Piggy 2020 returns with the smells and tastes of barbeque and fun for the entire family. Make plans now for April 30 – May 3 in downtown Kannapolis.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and Catawba College sign local transfer articulation agreements

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and Catawba College are making history with their new Learn Local, Grow Local program that will enable graduates from Rowan-Cabarrus to transfer with junior standing into more than 50 different programs at Catawba.

  Deputies: Gunshot sparks standoff in Concord neighborhood, roads blocked off to neighbors

Several people were left sitting outside of their neighborhood in Concord as deputies worked to negotiate with a suspect Friday night.

  Man charged with murder of high school student in Kannapolis

Police have charged 19-year-old Jermiah Howard with first-degree murder as a result of an investigation into the shooting death of 18-year-old Kevon Cousar.

Rowan Co. man accused of shipping 10+ lbs of pot from California to N.C.

The investigation began when the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office got a tip about the alleged upcoming shipment using the U.S. Postal Service.

  Sheriff: Mom confesses to causing fractures to 1-month-old’s ribs, arm because of crying

Brittany Hardin, 22, is charged with two counts of felony child abuse.

Kannapolis Fire Academy offered to public

The public can get a first-hand look at how the City of Kannapolis Fire Department trains and responds to the emergency needs of the community by attending the Citizens Fire Academy.

Black Gold – African American gold miners in North Carolina Black History Month tour in Cabarrus County

The origins and impact of slavery in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, and the benefits of slave labor to Reed Gold Mine will be examined during Black History Month. Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site will offer “Black Gold – African American Gold Miners in North Carolina” tours

  Stewart-Haas NASCAR drivers reflect on Charlotte Motor Speedway in 60th anniversary year

The most famous sports venue in the Charlotte area is celebrating a big anniversary this year. Charlotte Motor Speedway is now in its 60th year of providing thrills to race fans who come from all over the world to see the action on 1.5 mile superspeedway in Concord.

General Motors buys property in Concord for racing technology center

General Motors is planning to open a technology and racing center in Concord near Charlotte Motor Speedway.

  Kannapolis Middle School launches program to get kids moving

Do you tend to think of middle school students as active and constantly eager to move around? One local school nurse says that may be a false impression, and that many middle schoolers are so tied to screens that they are putting their lives at risk.

Pink Cadillac once belonging to Elvis Presley coming to Pennzoil AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Elvis Presley’s™ pink-and-white 1955 Cadillac, the car most associated with “The King” and the birth of rock 'n' roll music, will roll into Charlotte Motor Speedway to serve as the centerpiece attraction for the April 2-5 Pennzoil AutoFair.

Run Kannapolis series 2020 schedule released

Join the thousands of people who have participated in Run Kannapolis. Run Kannapolis is part of the City of Kannapolis’ Discover a Healthy Life brand and cosponsored by Atrium Health Cabarrus.

  Harrisburg American Legion Post 523 asking flag owners to donate old, tattered American flags

There’s a renewed push to get Harrisburg residents to donate their old American flags to a local American Legion post.

Driver flees scene and car after slamming into power pole, crashing into woods in Harrisburg

The pole and wires blocked Caldwell Road between Harrisburg Industrial Park and Tom Query Road, which was closed for several hours.

Daddy-daughter Dance coming to Kannapolis

The City of Kannapolis is hosting a Daddy/Daughter Dance at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 21, at the Laureate Center in Kannapolis City Hall.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College SPARC Scholarship propels STEM students towards dreams

SPARC Scholarship help STEM students in Cabarrus and Rowan

Kannapolis honors 2019 Run Kannapolis and Loop the Loop participants

Recently, the City of Kannapolis and Atrium Health Cabarrus honored the 2019 Run Kannapolis and Loop the Loop Challenge participants during a special ceremony.

Metal detectors to be implemented at Concord City Hall entrance prior to board and council meetings

The City of Concord has announced it will be placing metal detectors at public entrances of City Hall prior to board and council meetings.

ClearWater Arts Center and Studios and Cabarrus Art Guild mark milestone year with annual Spring 2020 judged show

Concord’s ClearWater Arts Center and Studios has announced its collaboration with its newest tenant—the Cabarrus Art Guild –to host the Guild’s Annual Spring 2020 Judged Show.

  High school student found shot to death in Kannapolis home

An 18-year-old shot and killed in Kannapolis home early Thursday morning has been identified as A.L. Brown High School senior Kevon Cousar.

Missing Butler HS student last seen at Concord Mills Mall, possibly headed to Virginia

The Concord Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Amy Rivera, a possible runaway teen last seen at Concord Mills Mall on Saturday, Jan. 18.

Kannapolis mourns death of former Mayor Bob Misenheimer

Residents of Kannapolis are mourning the death of former Mayor Bob Misenheimer, and this news comes just days after the death of another former Mayor, Ray Moss.

  Cabarrus County commissioners approve support of second amendment resolution

The board amended Tuesday night’s meeting agenda to add a discussion and potential resolution regarding the second amendment.

  Dog becomes lost during WAG! walk, so owner brings in scent-tracking dogs to locate her

It’s a nightmare scenario, but it happened to one family in Concord.

  Teen killed, man in jail after accidental shooting at party in Concord

The victim was rushed to the Emergency Room by others in the home after the shooting, but died a short time later.

  NC father accused of assaulting student at high school wrestling match

A Harrisburg father is accused of tackling a high school student athlete during a wrestling match Sunday.

Former Kannapolis Mayor Ray Moss dies

Moss served two terms as Kannapolis’ mayor from 1997-2005. During that time, he established the Kannapolis Youth Council to encourage participation and involvement in local government.

2019 passenger air travel reaches new heights at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport

In 2019, over 174,000 passengers stepped into Concord by way of Allegiant Air at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport. This was another record-breaking year, with an increase of 23% over 2018.

  16-year-old, accused in fatal shooting of Concord man, returned to N.C.

On Friday night, police said Hudson had been returned to North Carolina and is currently in the custody of the Cabarrus County Jail.

Surveillance images released in Enochville convenience store robbery

A convenience store in Enochville was robbed early on Wednesday morning, according to investigators with the Rowan Sheriff’s Office.

  Concord Fire demonstrates new props for training to keep firefighters and community safe

The extensive training that firefighters undertake isn’t just to keep them safe. It’s also designed to keep all of us safe by showing them better and more effective ways to handle a crisis.

16-year-old arrested after pot, meth and guns found at Rowan Co. home

During the search, officials say they found 21 marijuana plants growing in a camper, 84 grams of marijuana individually packaged, 44 grams of methamphetamine, 3 handguns, 2 rifles, a tactical shotgun and an assault rifle.

Officials: Concord Mills considering curfew

WBTV has learned that Simon Property Group, the company that owns Concord Mills Mall, is considering a curfew at the mall.

  Person shot at apartment complex in Concord, police searching for suspect vehicle

The shooting happened around 2 p.m. at the Bexley Square Apts on Lilly Green Court

Suspicious vehicle call leads to man’s arrest, seizure of 7 lbs marijuana

A man was charged and 7 lbs of marijuana seized from a car after someone called in that they saw a suspicious vehicle on China Grove Road.

Kannapolis firefighters quickly extinguish fire at VIDA construction site

Firefighters in Kannapolis made quick work of a small fire at the VIDA apartment development under construction in the downtown area.

Rowan Sheriff moving to shut down fish arcades, Concord Police explain why they did so in 2016

On Monday, Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten sent letters to 22 sweepstakes, or fish arcades, notifying them they would need to cease operations by Monday, January 20, or face arrest and seizure of equipment.

Visual impairment doesn’t stop 18-year-old Rowan-Cabarrus Community College student from exceeding expectations

Cabarrus Early College of Technology student Hope Bovard has been named the 2019 William D. Weston Outstanding Student of the Year by the North Carolina Work-Based Learning Association.

Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team picks up new sponsor for 2020 campaign

The Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team has announced a new sponsorship for the upcoming season.

Enochville convenience store robbed

A convenience store in Enochville was robbed early on Wednesday morning, according to investigators with the Rowan Sheriff’s Office.

Plants for Human Health Institute starting the year off with a “BAM”

NC State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) is kicking off 2020 with the start of its first clinical research trial, the Blueberry Absorption Metabolism study, or “BAM.”

  Kannapolis school bus driver fired for yelling at students

A bus driver with the Kannapolis City Schools has been fired after a video was given to school administrators that appeared to show the driver yelling at students.

Need a park shelter in Kannapolis for the Spring? Reserve it now

It’s not too early to start thinking about Spring and Summer park fun. Make your park shelter reservations now. The City of Kannapolis offers shelter reservations at Village Park and Bakers Creek Park.

Registration open for Appetite For Life at NC Research Campus

Registration is now open for Appetite For Life on Thursday, January 16, 6 PM, at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Biotechnology Training Center located on the North Carolina Research Campus.

Registration open for High School Equivalency/GED Prep at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will hold orientation sessions in January for anyone seeking to earn a High School Equivalency/General Education Diploma (HSE/GED).

Virginia Street SE rehabilitation project to begin January 13 in Concord

Beginning Monday, January 13, Virginia Street SE will close to through-traffic for up to nine months while a major infrastructure rehabilitation project is underway.

Lane shift planned on Means Ave SE in Concord during historic building project

Beginning Monday, January 13, a portion of Means Avenue SE near its intersection with Union Street S will be reconfigured to accommodate construction taking place in a historic commercial building located at 51-57 Union Street S in downtown Concord.

Cabarrus County man sentenced to 138 months prison on drug charges

A resident of Kannapolis was sentenced on Friday in federal court in Greensboro for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, announced United States Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin of the Middle District of North Carolina.

Cabarrus Co. man sentenced to 138 months for drug offense

A resident of Kannapolis, North Carolina was sentenced today in Greensboro federal court for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.