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Man covers face, robs Concord Taco Bell

CONCORD, N.C. -- Police say a man robbed a Concord Taco Bell and took more than $400 late Thursday night.

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Thursday 09/03/2015
Alma Adams in Concord to discuss airport funding
Posted: September 03, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- Twelfth District U.S. Rep. Alma Adams came to Concord Wednesday to introduce herself and talk about issues relevant to the city with city council members and staff.

Sunday 08/30/2015
Getting hungry: New restaurants flocking to Concord
Posted: August 30, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. – Concord is ranked 11th in the country for the best place to open a restaurant, and operators have taken notice with more eating establishments on the way.

Friday 08/28/2015
Four sought in Concord jewelry heist
Posted: August 28, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. – Concord police are looking for four men they say stole 19 rings from a jewelry store in Concord Mills Mall.

Friday fare: Art walk, fine photography and Bueller
Updated: August 28, 2015 - 8:30 am

CONCORD, N.C. -- Don’t miss the downtown Concord Art Walk, 6-9 p.m., this Friday. You will be able to meet New York Photo League member Sonia Handelman Meyer, enjoy visual arts and entertainment and see “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” on the big screen.

Wednesday 08/26/2015
Former Concord Alderman Frank Dusch dead at 91
Posted: August 26, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- Former Concord Board of Aldermen member Frank A. Dusch Jr. died Tuesday morning at the age of 91, city officials confirmed Wednesday.

911 calls, search warrants paint details of Locust slaying
Updated: August 27, 2015 - 10:14 am

LOCUST, N.C. – Search warrants and 911 calls reveal more information about the brutal slaying of Donna Marie Helms-Perez last month and the attempted suicide that led to the arrest of Randy Lee “Bubba” Edwards, who is charged with her murder.

Tuesday 08/25/2015
10,000 cards wished Chris West happy birthday before his passing
Updated: August 25, 2015 - 6:09 pm

CONCORD, N.C. - A four-year battle with cancer came to an end for Chris West Saturday, a few days after he received thousands of birthday cards.

New salvo fired in battle over Walmart Market store
Posted: August 25, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. – The property owners have fired the latest salvo in the war of words over a proposed Walmart Neighborhood Market at the corner of Branchview Drive and Corban Avenue.

Monday 08/24/2015
State Trooper: I-85 pile-up 'could have been a lot worse'
Posted: August 24, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- Two people were injured and nine vehicles damaged in an early morning pile-up that closed the I-85 southbound lane near at Exit 58 in Concord on Monday.

Friday 08/21/2015
New chief on the beat in Concord
Updated: August 21, 2015 - 8:08 am

CONCORD, N.C. -- For Concord’s new chief of police, communication is key.

Wednesday 08/19/2015
Barber-Scotia: ‘alive and in good health’
Updated: August 19, 2015 - 3:46 pm

CONCORD, N.C. – Barber-Scotia College issued a press release Wednesday stating that the college “is alive and in good health.”

New Burrage Road bridge opens
Updated: August 19, 2015 - 8:21 am

The Burrage Road bridge replacement is finished and open to traffic. The $2 million bridge replacement has been complete since February, but the $700,000 road project to tear up the concrete south of the bridge and replace it with asphalt was delayed by a gas line replacement. That work is now complete.

Bell rivalry spans generations of players, fans
Posted: August 19, 2015

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The annual Concord-Kannapolis showdown has been a part of Newmoon Jung’s life for more than 70 years, first as a player and now as a spectator.

Monday 08/17/2015
Concord man charged with child sex crimes
Posted: August 17, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- A Concord man was jailed Sunday after police say he sexually abused a child less than 13 years old.

Concord driver's license office to temporarily close for renovations
Updated: August 17, 2015 - 9:56 am

Concord Driver License Office to Close for Renovations Aug. 20

Sunday 08/16/2015
Local writers at Peachtree Market on Sunday
Posted: August 16, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. — Best-selling author Nancy B. Brewer will be one of the guests at a local authors day event Saturday at Peachtree Market.

Friday 08/14/2015
Concord moves ahead with airport expansion
Posted: August 14, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- Concord officials made concrete steps Tuesday toward the construction of a new terminal and parking deck at the Concord Regional Airport.

Stuff the buses for CCM at the Bell game
Posted: August 14, 2015

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. –Concord and A.L. Brown high schools will play in the 86th Battle For the Bell this Thursday, and one new special competition will be added this year.

Neighbors: Walmart wrong for Corban and Branchview site
Updated: August 14, 2015 - 9:52 am

CONCORD, N.C. – Neighbors to a potential new Walmart Neighborhood Market remain opposed to the latest plans from the discount retailer and say the most recent changes do little to solve the problems with the project.

Tuesday 08/11/2015
Suspect charged in robbery, chase
Posted: August 11, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- The suspect in an Aug. 3 robbery and police chase that ended in a fiery crash in Concord has been released from the hospital and arrested by police.

Juvenile detention center opening at Stonewall Jackson
Updated: August 11, 2015 - 4:19 pm

CONCORD, N.C. -- The Department of Public Safety will open a new juvenile detention center on the grounds of Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center in Concord next week.

Two charged in armed robbery
Updated: August 11, 2015 - 3:20 pm

CONCORD, N.C. -- Police have made two arrests in the Concord robbery that left a juvenile wounded at a soccer field behind a church on Thursday.

Monday 08/10/2015
Police: Man pointed gun at wife, threw daughter in assault
Posted: August 10, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- Police say a man pointed a gun at his wife and threw their child in a weekend assault.

Wreck injures 2, closes part of U.S. 29 in Concord
Posted: August 10, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- At least two people were injured Monday afternoon in a crash that shut down part of U.S. 29 in Concord.

Concord considers annexation request for Odell development
Posted: August 10, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- Concord City Council members will consider annexing land for another development in the rapidly growing Odell region of the county at its Tuesday work session meeting.

Fire forces family from Concord home
Posted: August 10, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- Concord firefighters quickly put down a house fire early Saturday, but the blaze displaced a family. At 1:59 a.m. Saturday, Concord Fire Department units responded to the report of a fire at 282 Melrose Drive SW. Crews arrived on the scene within six minutes of being dispatched and found fire and smoke conditions. The fire was extinguished in eight minutes.  There were no injuries and Red Cross is working with the occupants of the dwelling with housing. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

Local leaders rip proposed sales-tax redistribution
Posted: August 10, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The state Senate on Thursday unveiled a compromise on the controversial sales tax redistribution plan, but local leaders remain firmly opposed to the change.

Sunday 08/09/2015
Downtown draws: Concord cultivating colorful mix of offerings
Posted: August 09, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. — A day in downtown Concord might start with a cappuccino, a mani-pedi, and then a painting class at the new art studio a few doors down.

Friday 08/07/2015
Walmart makes nice with neighbors of second Neighborhood Market
Updated: August 14, 2015 - 9:47 am

CONCORD, N.C. – Plans for a new Walmart Neighborhood Market at the corner of Branchview Drive and Corban Avenue have been submitted to the City of Concord after changes were made to address neighbors’ concerns.

Thursday 08/06/2015
Juvenile hurt in Concord armed robbery
Posted: August 06, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- A juvenile victim was wounded in an armed robbery at a Concord church on Thursday, police say.

Wednesday 08/05/2015
Concord teen still missing
Posted: August 05, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- Cabarrus authorities are looking for a Concord teen they say has been missing since July 1 and may be with an older adult who does not have her best interests at heart.

Cabarrus County appoints tax administrator
Updated: August 05, 2015 - 12:16 pm

CONCORD, N.C. -- Commissioners at their Monday work session appointed Cabarrus County native Robert “Eddie” Mitchum as Cabarrus County Tax Administrator, effective immediately.

Tuesday 08/04/2015
Fiery crash shuts down I-85 North at Exit 60
Posted: August 04, 2015

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Two people were lucky to escape with their lives when their car erupted into flames after crashing underneath the Exit 60 bridge on I-85 North on Tuesday.

Monday 08/03/2015
Suspect injured in fiery crash after robbery
Posted: August 03, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- A man is in the hospital after police say he robbed a convenience store then wrecked his car trying to flee arrest early Monday morning.

Thursday 07/30/2015
Bubba's Towing owner to face murder charge in woman's death
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 4:19 pm

LOCUST -- The owner of Bubba’s Towing & Lockout in Concord will face a murder charge after a Concord woman was found stabbed to death and her body burned near an abandoned Locust farmhouse Friday night.

Wednesday 07/29/2015
Trailer overturns on I-85 exit in Concord
Posted: July 29, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- No one was injured but part of Exit 58 in Concord was closed Tuesday when a truck trailer overturned.

Carolina Panthers player cited for drug paraphernalia possession in Concord
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 8:25 pm

CONCORD, N.C. -- A Carolina Panthers player was cited for possession of marijuana paraphernalia in Concord on Tuesday.

Tuesday 07/28/2015
Hail to the chief: Concord welcomes new top cop
Posted: July 28, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- Concord’s new police chief brings 25 years of experience and data-driven strategies to the city, officials say.

SBI: Burned body found on Locust farm was Concord woman
Posted: July 28, 2015

LOCUST, N.C. -- State investigators say the body found stabbed and burned near an abandoned Locust farmhouse Friday was a 40-year-old Concord woman.

Monday 07/27/2015
Wormz Organic founder sentenced in Alabama
Updated: July 27, 2015 - 5:46 pm

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The man who allegedly scammed Cabarrus residents out of thousands of dollars in worm farming scheme has pleaded guilty to a similar scam in Alabama.

Sunday 07/26/2015
Central casting: High school has starring role in ‘Paper Towns’
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 2:44 pm

CONCORD, N.C. – Students and staff at Central Cabarrus High School have been dying to tell you something for months and Friday they could finally let the cat out of the bag: The movie “Paper Towns” was shot at their school.

Friday 07/24/2015
Fire damages Concord apartments
Posted: July 24, 2015

CONCORD – Fire damaged an apartment complex Thursday night, displacing 15 people from their homes.

Developer planning 125-acre business park in Concord
Posted: July 24, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. — A Charlotte developer is planning to build a commercial business park on about 125 acres in Concord.

Thursday 07/23/2015
The last meow: Concord's Kitty City closing
Posted: July 23, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- After 10 years as a feline haven, Kitty City is closing its doors because of overly burdensome regulations, the nonprofit’s founder said Thursday.

Wednesday 07/22/2015
Police: Suspects asked Concord man for help then robbed him
Posted: July 22, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- Police say two unknown suspects robbed a Concord man after asking him for help with their car early Wednesday morning.

Report: Boater impaired before fatal July 4 accident
Updated: July 22, 2015 - 5:56 pm

The man charged with causing the fatal injuries to a 17-year-old Concord girl in a boating accident on July 4 had a blood alcohol content of .14, according to a report filed by the N.C. Wildlife Commission.

Tuesday 07/21/2015
Interim president in charge at Barber-Scotia College
Updated: July 22, 2015 - 9:37 am

CONCORD, N.C. – The President of Barber-Scotia College has stepped down and the vice president of student affairs has been named the interim president.

Monday 07/20/2015
Concord, Kannapolis enact voluntary water restrictions
Updated: July 22, 2015 - 10:13 am

The Cities of Concord and Kannapolis on Monday jointly announced that customers of both water systems should follow Level 1 water use restrictions because of regional drought conditions.

Utility work to close part of Spring Street
Posted: July 20, 2015

CONCORD – Utility work will temporarily close a section of Spring Street NW this week in Concord's center-city area. Water Resources crews will be installing a new gravity sewer line on Spring Street NW between Parallel Court NW and Elm Avenue NW beginning Tuesday.