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Groups ask Cabarrus to consider patriotic displays

CONCORD -- Two organizations made presentations asking for commissioners to support donated displays at government buildings.

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Wednesday 10/07/2015
Construction booms in September
Posted: October 07, 2015

CONCORD – Construction continued to be strong during September with single family housing permits hitting the highest point for the month since 2007, according to reports in the Cabarrus County Construction Standards office.

Rivera-Storm again national K-9 team of the year
Updated: October 07, 2015 - 10:35 am

CONCORD, N.C. -- Dep. Lennie Rivera and his K-9 partner Storm make quite the team.

Monday 10/05/2015
Concord church collecting supplies for Columbia flooding victims
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 3:08 pm

CONCORD - One Life Church is collecting drinking water, paper towels and toilet paper for an emergency distribution of supplies for Columbia, South Carolina flood victims.

Third suspect in Kannapolis shooting turns self in
Posted: October 05, 2015

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- The third man charged in last week's Kannapolis shooting death has turned himself in to authorities, police say.

Fire damages Kannapolis business
Posted: October 05, 2015

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- A Kannapolis office building sustained about $20,000 in damages after catching fire Saturday, officials say.

Sunday 10/04/2015
Heavy wind and rain cause problems
Updated: October 07, 2015 - 10:35 am

CONCORD – The storms that blew through Cabarrus County and the Carolinas Friday and Saturday created flooding, knocked down trees and utilities.

Holly Shelter Game Land teeming with special plants
Updated: October 04, 2015 - 7:58 am

PENDER COUNTY, N.C. -- At an undisclosed location near Holly Shelter Game Land, north of Wilmington, fire breathes life into a rare landscape.

Saturday 10/03/2015
Sewer overflow in Kannapolis cleaned up
Updated: October 03, 2015 - 1:55 pm

An accumulation of grease caused a sanitary sewer overflow just east of Oakwood Avenue in Kannapolis. The overflow occurred between the hours of 8:35 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 2. Approximately 11,100 gallons of untreated, diluted wastewater was released.

Friday 10/02/2015
Fire causes significant damage to Kannapolis home
Posted: October 02, 2015

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- No one was injured in a fire that heavily damaged Kannapolis house on Friday, officials say.

Kannapolis now owns downtown
Updated: October 02, 2015 - 3:07 pm

KANNAPOLIS —The City of Kannapolis now owns downtown Kannapolis after purchasing the properties from billionaire David H. Murdock, creator of the North Carolina Research Campus.

Painting it pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month at CMS
Updated: October 07, 2015 - 4:48 pm

CONCORD – More than 250 breast cancer survivors, families and friends joined soccer star Mia Hamm, a bevy of NASCAR drivers and Blue Cross Blue Shield reps to kick off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Wednesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Thursday 10/01/2015
Suspect arrested in Kannapolis murder case
Posted: October 01, 2015

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- Police have another suspect in custody in Monday’s Kannapolis shooting death.

Cocktail Crawl celebrates moonshining, racing
Updated: October 01, 2015 - 3:33 pm


Heavy rain, flooding expected this weekend
Updated: October 04, 2015 - 7:57 am

Cabarrus County faces a major flood risk from a complex weather system that will impact the region over the weekend and into next week.

Wednesday 09/30/2015
Southern Grace aims for world market
Updated: September 30, 2015 - 5:15 pm


Cabarrus unemployment rate down to 5.5 percent
Posted: September 30, 2015

Cabarrus County’s unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in August, according to state economic analysts.

Police still looking for murder suspect
Updated: September 30, 2015 - 4:03 pm

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- Kannapolis police have one man in custody but are seeking another suspect in the murder of Solomon Gebrezgi on Monday.

Dangerous flooding possible this weekend
Posted: September 30, 2015

A complex weather setup could bring a serious flooding risk to Cabarrus County this weekend and early next week.

Safe Sanctuary - learning to protect your congregation
Updated: October 02, 2015 - 10:15 am

UPDATE from Concord police: Because of high demand, an additional place of worship security training opportunity has been scheduled at the Concord Police Department on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. 

Cabarrus EDC pursuing $110 million worth of projects
Posted: September 30, 2015


Last site in Kannapolis Gateway Park listed
Posted: September 30, 2015


Tuesday 09/29/2015
New Harrisburg signs
Posted: September 29, 2015

This new welcome sign greeting residents and visitors as they travel north into Harrisburg on University City Boulevard is the first step in a multi-year plan to boost the town’s identity. Other signs will be going up elsewhere on Highway 49 and on Rocky River Road at I-485. Harrisburg is also planning to display new logos throughout town.

Paula Cole: from "Dawson’s Creek" to Davis Theatre
Posted: September 29, 2015

CONCORD — If popular singer/songwriter Paula Cole had a dollar for every time someone referenced her hit song from the 90s, asking, “Where Have all the Cowboys Gone,” she would be looking at a LOT of money.

Two charged with murder in Kannapolis shooting death
Updated: September 29, 2015 - 4:31 pm

KANNAPOLIS – A 24-year-old Charlotte man was shot and killed at Cabarrus Arms Apartments off Richard Avenue Monday evening and two Kannapolis men have been charged with murder, according to Kannapolis Police.

Monday 09/28/2015
Father, son arrested on heroin charges -- again
Posted: September 28, 2015

ENOCHVILLE, N.C. -- Two members of an Enochville family with a history of heroin related charges were arrested again on heroin distribution charges, officials say.

No one injured in Harrisburg school bus wreck
Updated: September 29, 2015 - 2:43 pm

HARRISBURG, N.C. -- No one was injured when a school bus carrying nine children rear-ended an SUV Monday afternoon in Harrisburg, deputies say.

Fire damages Kannapolis apartment
Posted: September 28, 2015

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- Officials are investigating a fire that caused about $18,000 in damages at a Kannapolis apartment complex on Friday.

Sunday 09/27/2015
Tony Stewart to retire? Romain Grosjean to drive Haas F1 in 2016
Updated: September 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - It looks to be a busy week around the Stewart-Haas Racing facility with the naming of the Haas F1 Team driver and the possible retirement of Tony Stewart as a driver after 2016.

Saturday 09/26/2015
Cabarrus mayors thank McCrory for tax credits
Posted: September 26, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- Representatives from all five Cabarrus County municipalities signed a letter Tuesday thanking Gov. Pat McCrory for his efforts to renew Historic Tax Credits, which mayors say are needed for downtown revitalization.

Duke, MURDOCK Study expand at NCRC
Updated: September 30, 2015 - 8:17 am

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- As the MURDOCK Study and other health studies continue to grow, Duke University’s Research Institute (DTRI) is expanding into new clinical office space on the North Carolina Research Campus.

Friday 09/25/2015
Concord man charged with child rape
Posted: September 25, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- A Concord man is in jail after deputies say he sexually abused two minors over a three-year period.

Thursday 09/24/2015
Concord police to offer place of worship security training
Posted: September 24, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- Starting Friday, the Concord Police Department will make presentations to help places of worship consider the security needs of their facilities and operations.

First Kannapolis Wine Festival set for Saturday
Posted: September 24, 2015

KANNAPOLIS — Less than 200 tickets are left for the inaugural Kannapolis Wine Festival, which kicks off at 2 p.m. Saturday in downtown Kannapolis.

Wednesday 09/23/2015
Police: Suspects steal car in Kannapolis robbery
Posted: September 23, 2015

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- Police are looking for three suspects they say robbed two people and stole a car early Tuesday morning.

Bright Light: How much did the city save tonight?
Updated: September 27, 2015 - 11:16 pm

CONCORD, N.C. -- Concord officials hope LED lights will mean big savings for the city.

Tuesday 09/22/2015
Accident lands 3-year-old in the hospital
Posted: September 22, 2015

MOUNT PLEASANT, N.C. -- A 3-year-old boy was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after his mother accidentally ran over him in Mount Pleasant on Monday.

Commissioners fund Early College building
Posted: September 22, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- Cabarrus County Schools can move forward with its second early college site after county commissioners approved funding at their Monday meeting.

Monday 09/21/2015
Police: Concord man dead from multiple gunshot wounds
Updated: September 21, 2015 - 1:01 pm

CONCORD, N.C. -- Police are investigating after a Concord man died from multiple gunshot wounds early Monday morning.

NorthEast Fashion Week begins tonight
Updated: September 23, 2015 - 6:34 am

CONCORD, NC - After 34 years of fashion shows, this year’s events for the NorthEast Foundation will be a Fashion Week.

Sunday 09/20/2015
Cabarrus Habitat impacting lives
Posted: September 20, 2015

CONCORD — Demekia Suleman was living in a home that was so small they had to turn the back porch into a “bedroom.”

Comissioners consider alcohol policy
Posted: September 20, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- Commissioners will consider how to handle the sale and consumption of alcohol on county property leased to outside agencies at its Monday meeting.

Northwest's Jolley is Principal of the Year
Updated: September 26, 2015 - 7:20 am

CONCORD, N.C. - Mike Jolley, principal of Northwest Cabarrus High School is the 2016 Cabarrus County Schools Principal of the Year in a program sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and Wells Fargo.

Durham trip fuels Kannapolis ideas
Posted: September 20, 2015

KANNAPOLIS — A recent trip to Durham has given Kannapolis City Council ideas on revitalizing downtown Kannapolis, including using the old basements for spin off businesses tied to the North Carolina Research Campus and start up businesses.

Saturday 09/19/2015
Healthy Harvest at NorthEast
Updated: October 01, 2015 - 3:31 pm

CONCORD, N.C. – “This is the first field trip we’ve ever had that we got to eat the whole time.”

Friday 09/18/2015
Drag strip prep specialist is right on track at zMax
Posted: September 18, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- A few days before the high-powered machines of the NHRA rocket down the quarter-mile track at ZMax Dragway at 300 mph, Danny Furr rides his scooter up and down the track with a burlap coffee bean sack tied to the back.

Fundraiser set to buy vests for police K-9s
Updated: September 18, 2015 - 9:48 am

An event Saturday in Kannapolis will raise money to purchase safety vests for two canine officers in China Grove.

Thursday 09/17/2015
551-home development gets green light
Updated: September 21, 2015 - 10:28 am

CONCORD, N.C. -- A 551-home development in western Concord is moving forward after the city’s planning and zoning commission approved conditional rezoning and a site plan at its Tuesday meeting.

W.M. Irvin teachers to take on Harlem Wizards
Posted: September 17, 2015

The W.M. Irvin Parent Organization is hosting the Harlem Wizards basketball team in a game against the teachers and staff of W.M. Irvin Elementary School. 

Wednesday 09/16/2015
Schools at mercy of state budget
Posted: September 16, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. – The new state budget agreement restores driver’s education and protects teacher assistants but takes away flexibility that could greatly impact Cabarrus County Schools.