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ODELL - A juvenile was charged with arson in a fire that heavily damaged a house on Wellington Chase Wednesday morning in the Odell Community.Kannapolis Fire Department, Fire, Wellington, Firefighter, Concord, Chase, House, Odell School, Arson, Press Release, Juvenile, Kannapolis Police, Kimberly Kopp
CONCORD- A Cabarrus County Schools parent filed a U.S. Civil Rights complaint alleging Concord Middle School is creating a hostile environment for students who are not “born-again Christians.”Cabarrus County Schools, Lawsuit, Harry B. Scheeler Jr., Complaint, Request, Sarah Stone, Civil Rights, Cabarrus County Court
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- A recently released autopsy report shows the 15-month-old Kannapolis girl who died in January suffered repeated physical abuse before her death, but medical examiners found no evidence of sexual abuse.
CONCORD – A kitchen fire heavily damaged a home off Zion Church Road East Wednesday afternoon, May 25.Allen Volunteer Fire Department, Concord Fire Department, Fire, Concord, Kitchen, Fire Marshal, Firefighter, Zion Church, Cabarrus Sheriff, Road East
CONCORD- Rachael’s butterfly garden has a new, permanent home.Rachael Mira Albertson, Butterfly, Mitochondrion, Scott Padgett, Joannah Glass, Garrett Windham, Student
SALISBURY – A 28-year-old man is charged with identity theft and using that identity to try to buy ingredients to make meth.Rowan Sheriff's Office, Drugs, Kevin Shawn Hurley, Bond, Ingredient, Driver's License, Pseudoephedrine, Possession, Sheriff, Identity Theft
CONCORD – iTek Corporation is moving its operation from Charlotte and expanding at a new larger facility at the Airport Industrial Park in Concord.Itek, Concord Airport Business Park, Itek Corporation, Company, Business Park, John Rawlins, Cabarrus County Board, Steve Morris, Amazon
SALISBURY – The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit (SIU) arrested Jamie “Twisted Sister” Tyree Kirk Monday on charges of trafficking drugs.Rowan Sheriff's Office, Drugs, Jamie Tyree Kirk, Conviction, Sheriff, Possession, Drug, Opium, Rowan County
MOUNT PLEASANT- While other 16-year-olds dream of relaxation and a couple months without homework over the summer, Rebecca Stuck has a more ambitious dream.Rebecca Stuck, Sponsor, Opportunity, Hyperlite Wakeboard Company, Awareness, Robert Stuck, Wake The World
CONCORD- The Concord Police Department is still investigating an armed robbery incident that occurred on Tuesday, May 17 on Patrick Avenue SW.Incident, Armed Robbery, Concord Police Department, Robber, Phone, Victim, Police Department
PLAYER OF THE YEARLavar Batts Jr., Rechon "leaky" Black, Hoopsville
KANNAPOLIS Mrs. Ruth Eudy Faggart, 74 of Kannapolis, passed away unexpectedly Sunday May 22, 2016, at her residence. Born July 5, 1941, in Cabarrus County, she was the daughter of the late Martin Luther and Ruth Helms Eudy. Educated in the Cabarrus County Schools, she was a member of City Re…Ruth Eudy Faggart, Ruth Helms Eudy, Robert Ray Faggart, Kannapolis, Funeral Home, Burial, Cabarrus County
CONCORD, N.C. – If there’s ever an opening for unofficial historians of Charlotte Motor Speedway, brothers David and Richard Suddreth are certainly qualified.Charlotte Motor Speedway, Humpy Wheeler, Bruton Smith, Richard Suddreth, David Suddreth, Cms, Suddreths, Wheeler, Celebrity, Marcus Smith
HARRISBURG- A Harrisburg man received no injuries after being pinned under his tractor on Saturday.Steve Southworth, Patient, Tractor, Injury, Volunteer Fire Department, Harrisburg, Cabarrus County
CONCORD- The Cabarrus Brewing Company held its inaugural Bike Night, sponsored by RideNow Powersports Concord, on Tuesday, May 24. Motorcycle enthusiasts came out to enjoy the brewery, meet fellow riders and win some free merchandise.Motorcycle, Cabarrus Brewing Company, Brewery, Merchandise, Rider, Enthusiast, Night
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton disregarded various State Department guidelines for avoiding cybersecurity risks, an internal audit found Wednesday.State Department, Hillary Clinton, Audit, Email, Guideline, Mark Toner, Cybersecurity
KANNAPOLIS Ferrell Allen James, 82, of Kannapolis passed away Monday, May 23, 2016, at CHC-NorthEast. He was born Dec. 15, 1933, in Rowan County, the son of the late Reppard Allen James and Carrie Lee Jordan James. Ferrell was an airline pilot with the former Piedmont Airlines and then US Ai…Ferrell Allen, Kannapolis Ferrell Allen James, Reppard Allen James, Betty Albright James, Taylor Marie James, Rebekah James, Aircraft
SALISBURY Eddie Ricardo Moody, 58, died Friday, May 20, 2016. Funeral arrangements are scheduled for Friday, May 27, at Barber-Scotia College in the Kittie M. Sanson Chapel located in Concord. The visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. Lamb Funera…Funeral, Arrangement, Eddie Ricardo Moody, Barber-scotia College, Funeral Home Inc., Visitation, Concord
WEDDINGTON, N.C. - Cox Mill High’s girls soccer team had no answer Tuesday night for the relentless defensive play Weddington.Kellie Pierrot, Cox Mill, Weddington, Free Kick, Winning Streak, Soccer, Gabby Cormier, Mill, Game
CONCORD- A Conover man is in jail for felony breaking and entering after his arrest in Cabarrus County on Friday, May 20. He was wanted in connection with several home break-ins in Union County.Breaking And Entering, Larceny, Felony, Phillip Chappell Jr., Violation, Cabarrus County, Trial
CONCORD – Two men charged with shooting to death a 15-year-old Jay M. Robinson High School student in the fall of 2013 were found guilty of first degree murder in Cabarrus County Superior Court Thursday.Murder, Concord Police, Juror, Martin B. Mcgee, Corey Levi Banner, Jury, Marc Bostic, Christopher Jammel Whitfield, Trial, Mark Bostic Jr.
MOUNT PLEASANT — The old Cabarrus Correctional Facility just outside of Mount Pleasant is finding new life as the new home of Southern Grace Distilleries, Inc.Grace Distilleries, Distillery, Product, Tourism, Prison, Cabarrus County Convention, Grace Distilleries Inc, Southern Grace, Mount Pleasant, Company, Visitor
PLAYER OF THE YEARZaria Wright, Mahaley Holit, Jada Black, Rebound, Central Cabarrus, Christa Hill, Player, Sydney Miller, Hickory
CONCORD – When the Charlotte Motor Speedway honored long-time racing enthusiasts Saturday morning at the Speedway Club, a couple of the very first members were in attendance, Fletch and Betty Little, who live on Morehead Road in the shadow of the race track.Charlotte Motor Speedway, Betty Little, Banana, Chef, Apollo Restaurant, Pudding, Fletch, Speedway Club
CONCORD – Concord plans to donate the downtown Fifth Third Bank properties to the company that will renovate the Hotel Concord.Hotel Concord, Concord City Council, Fifth Third Bank, Hotel, Redevelopment, Council Member, Rana Llc, Mezzanine
CONCORD, N.C. – The Class 3A Track and Field Championships were bittersweet for Torri Weathers.Torri Weathers, Tracey Manigault, Avin Lane, Track And Field, Meet, Relay, Championship, Placing, Competitor
A mom-and-pop-style racing mainstay for 50 years -- temporarily shut down over the weekend after authorities raided the operator's nearby home and reported seizing more than 11/2 pounds of marijuana and a cache of pills.
Early voting for the June 7 congressional primary and N.C. Supreme Court associate justice race is underway.Richard Hudson, Elections, Vote, Primary, Concord, Thomas Mills, Robert H. Edmunds, General Election, Jean Faires
CHARLOTTE Martha Rankin Schweppe died unexpectedly from a brain tumor at Carolinas Healthcare System Main, May 25, 2016. She was 59. She is survived by her husband, Bill; daughter, Sarah; and son, Mac. She was born Martha Moore Rankin Sept. 11, 1956, in Concord. She was predeceased by her pa…Martha Moore Rankin, Bill, Concord, Charlotte Martha Rankin Schweppe, Company, Sarah, Duke University, Career
CHARLOTTE –The biggest stars in the NASCAR industry came together Wednesday for the 36th annual Sonic Automotive Speedway Children’s Charities’ Gala presented by The NRA Teach Freedom Foundation.Speedway Childrens Charities, Marcus Smith, Tony Stewart, Gala, Darius Rucker, Charity, Grammy
HARRISBURG Joseph Franklin Spainhour, 78, of Harrisburg, N.C., died peacefully surrounded by his wife and children the afternoon of Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at PruittHealth-Town Center in Harrisburg. Joe was born in Mountain Park, N.C., Aug. 11, 1937 to the late Emmitt "Speed" Spainhour and Mar…Joseph Franklin Spainhour, Harrisburg, Donation, Providence Baptist Church, Funeral Home, Condolence, N.c.
Brandon D. Shue, a student at Concord High School, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts. This accomplishment represents years of adventure, fun, work, and dedication to the Boy Scout program for Shue, a member of Troop 704.Eagle Scout, Concord High School, Gail Shue, Eagle Scout Award, Garden, Ceremony, Brandon D. Shue, Prayer, Eagle Project
KANNAPOLIS Ferrell Allen James, 82, of Kannapolis, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at CHC-NorthEast. He was born Dec. 15, 1933 in Rowan County, the son of the late Reppard Allen James and Carrie Lee Jordan James. He was preceded in death by a sister, Hilda James Redmond. Ferrell was an airl…Ferrell A. James Jr., Kannapolis Ferrell Allen James, Rebekah James, Betty Albright James, Tammy A. James, Taylor Marie James, Randy Pless
CINCINNATI (AP) — Each of the 13 children of a black motorist killed by a white University of Cincinnati police officer during a traffic stop for a minor violation will receive nearly $218,000 as part of a wrongful death settlement, a judge ruled Monday.General News, Violent Crime, Legal Proceedings, Crime, Police, African-americans, Law And Order, Law Enforcement Agencies, Government And Politics, Traffic, Transportation
CONCORD- Since Cabarrus Brewing Co. and High Branch Brewing made their homes in Concord the breweries have given craft-beer enthusiasts a place to gather, sip and relax. But in recent weeks the breweries have also become a gathering place for fitness enthusiasts.Brewery, Craft Beer, Beer, Fitness, Exercise, Kirk Pinska, Bill Dusch, Cabarrus Brewing Company, Cabarrus Brewing, High Branch Brewing, Bike
KANNAPOLIS- Kannapolis City Schools will launch three new magnet programs beginning in August 2017.Student, School, Immersion, Arts, Fred L. Wilson Elementary School, Academy, Program
CONCORD Laura Loreene Faggart Weddington, of Concord, died Sunday, May 22, 2016, after a brief illness. Native to Cabarrus County, Loreene was born Sept. 2, 1920 to Felty Fisher and Edna Sells Faggart. She was married to Brandon Lee Weddington, who, in addition to her son, Samuel Crosby Wedd…Laura Loreene Faggart Weddington, Concord, Funeral Home, Brandon Lee Weddington, Doll, S.c., Sean Weddington
KANNAPOLIS Voideal J. Steepleton, 85, of Kannapolis, died Saturday, May 21, 2016. Services will be held Thursday, May 26, at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. Clark Funeral Home Inc., Kannapolis, is serving the family.Kannapolis, Funeral Home Inc., Calvary Lutheran Church, Service, Voideal J.
CONCORD- Students at R. Brown McAllister Elementary School recently performed 1990s remix version of classic Disney tunes for friends and family during a spring concert.Tune, Student, R. Brown Mcallister Elementary School, Remix, Song, Disney, Katie Parham
KANNAPOLIS Diane Daniels Mackey, 64, of Kannapolis died at her home Thursday, May 26, 2016. Her funeral will be held Sunday, May 29, at 5 p.m., at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joey Spry officiating. Private Burial will follow at a later date. The family will receive from 4 to …Diane Daniels Mackey, Kannapolis, Great-grandchild, Joey Spry, Burial, Funeral Home, Kathy Mackey
CONCORD Vann Warren Price, Sr., 85, of Concord, died Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The service for Mr. Price will take place at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 28, at Whitley's Funeral Home Annex Chapel in Kannapolis. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11:30 a.m., before the service at Whitley'…Annex, Vann Warren Price, Chapel, Friend, Concord, Funeral Home, Kannapolis
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A Kannapolis teenager is dead after a late-night crash in Myrtle Beach.
CONCORD Mrs. Alma Iley Morris, formerly of Beverly Drive, went to be with her Lord Monday, May 23, 2016, at the Gardens of Taylor Glen. Her funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 27, at First Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. Tom Anderson. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Pa…Noel F. Morris, Alma, Harry B. Iley, Mildred I. Green, First Baptist Church, Concord, Gayle Morris Lee
CONCORD Carolyn Marie Mullis, 74, of Concord, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016 at Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast in Concord. Carolyn was born Jan. 8, 1942 in Concord to the late Napoleon Lee Smith and the late Alma Ruth Smith. She was also preceded in death by husband, Ronald Max Mull…Concord, Ronald Max Mullis, Funeral Home, Funeral Service, Carolyn Marie Mullis, Ruth Smith, Randy Wall
WEDDINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson was cited for a head-on accident that injured former Duke quarterback Anthony Boone over the weekend, a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper said Monday.Shaq Thompson, Anthony Boone, John Burgin, North Carolina, Panthers, Touchdown, Steven Drummond
KANNAPOLIS Juanita passed away peacefully at home Saturday, May 21, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was blessed to live 95 healthy and vibrant years. Juanita was born in Clinton, S.C., Oct. 10, 1920, to the late Rufus and Mary Williams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded…Kannapolis Juanita, M.j. Barger, Kannapolis, Funeral Home, Reformed Church, Memorial Service, Funeral
CONCORD Charles Blake Moore, 97, of Concord, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016, at home with his loving family by his side. Charles was born April 25, 1919, in Anson County, to the late James Frank Moore and the late Connie Maude Phillips Moore. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sara…Charlie Blake Moore, Charles Blake Moore, N.c., Hartsell, Funeral Home, Bob Glynn, Concord
CONCORD, N.C. - Chase Elliott is well aware of the task ahead of him driving Hendrick Motorsports’ iconic No. 24 Chevrolet, the car that carried recently retired racer Jeff Gordon to four NASCAR championships.Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott, Jeff Gordon, Bill Elliott, Martin Truex Jr., Rick Hendrick, Alan Gustafson, Rookie, Chase