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

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Friday 10/02/2015
Painting it pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month at CMS
Updated: October 02, 2015 - 10:14 am

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.

Wednesday 09/30/2015
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. 

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.

Wednesday 09/23/2015
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.

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.

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.”

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.

Wednesday 09/16/2015
George Liles Parkway opens between Weddington, US 29
Posted: September 16, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. — The N.C. Department of Transportation has opened the newest section of the George Liles Parkway in Concord to traffic. Motorists may now use the George Liles Parkway between Weddington Road and U.S. 29. In addition, pedestrians and cyclists can enjoy a multi-use path adjacent to the roadway.

Monday 09/14/2015
Police investigate two weekend robberies in Concord
Posted: September 14, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- Concord police are looking for suspects in two weekend robberies.

Sunday 09/13/2015
Concord moves ahead on new airport terminal
Posted: September 13, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- The Concord City Council accepted an FAA grant for a new airport terminal and approved additional money for the Albemarle Waterline at its Thursday meeting.

Friday 09/11/2015
Skahen to head Cannon Foundation
Posted: September 11, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. – The Cannon Foundation has named a new executive director to replace Frank Davis who passed away Aug. 24.

Thursday 09/10/2015
Study: Concord needs paid parking, second deck
Posted: September 10, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. -- Concord’s future may include paid parking and another parking deck if city council members heed the recommendations of a  downtown parking study presented at their Tuesday work session.

Wednesday 09/09/2015
Megatron, Optimus Prime coming to Concord
Updated: September 09, 2015 - 7:24 am

CONCORD, N.C. — More than 2,000 Transformers fans are expected to celebrate the cartoon series at a convention here in October.

Saturday 09/05/2015
Concord considers airport expansion funding
Posted: September 05, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. – Concord City Council this week will consider a $6 million financing contract for airport expansion and an unrelated 136-acre annexation request.

Friday 09/04/2015
Man covers face, robs Concord Taco Bell
Posted: September 04, 2015

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

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: September 09, 2015 - 7:32 am

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.