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Bursting at the seams - Cabarrus high schools packed as growth continues

CONCORD- Many high schools in Cabarrus County are bursting at the seams according to the latest enrollment numbers. In the Cabarrus County Schools (CCS) district, discussion about overcrowding and schools nearing or exceeding capacity occurs at almost every board of education meeting. New schools ar

INDEPENDENT TRIBUNE - 2017-09-25 02:13:00

Landis man faces sex crime charges

A Landis man faces sex crimes charges after being arrested on Sunday night. Deputies with the Rowan Sheriff's Office arrested Jonathan Wade Hamrick, 32, in the 700 block of Dial Street in Landis late on Sunday. Hamrick is charged with one felony count of taking indecent liberties with children. Bond

WBTV - 2017-09-25 10:44:41

Cabarrus County Cooperative Extension to host solar PV education meeting

Add digital to current active Wed, Fri & Sun print subscription Buy Now A solar education meeting will explain the technology, construction, regulations and economics of the utility-scale solar photovoltaic, or PV, systems that are increasing across North Carolina. The event will take place Thursda

INDEPENDENT TRIBUNE - 2017-09-25 14:44:00

Woodmen help Salvation Army fight hunger

Woodmen Life volunteers from across the southeastern United States are joining together with The Salvation Army for a day of service to fight hunger The group sent hundreds of volunteers to The Salvation Army of Concord to working projects around the facility on Patterson Avenue. Concord Woodmen Lif

INDEPENDENT TRIBUNE - 2017-09-25 02:10:00

Concord drinking water back in compliance

CONCORD - The City of Concord announced that as of August, drinking water supplied to its customers has returned to compliance with all federal and state regulations. In June of this year, customers were notified of the exceedance of haloacetic acids, in violation of a drinking water standard. Haloa

INDEPENDENT TRIBUNE - 2017-09-25 15:14:00

Have you seen this man? Police say he broke into a Concord business on Saturday

Police are investigating a break-in at a business at 870 Ella Street NW, the Concord Police Department said. The investigation began early Saturday morning, police said. Police released surveillance photos of a man in a white shirt with tattooed arms and asked for help identifying him. Police said t

CHARLOTTEOBSERVER.COM - 2017-09-25 00:05:00

Church stoked tithing with unemployment scam, ex-members say

When Randy Fields' construction company faced potential ruin because of the cratering economy, he pleaded with his pastor at Word of Faith Fellowship church to reduce the amount of money he was required to tithe every week. To his shock, Fields said church founder Jane Whaley proposed a divine plan

CHARLOTTEOBSERVER.COM - 2017-09-25 07:07:00

How much protection does Duke deserve?

This week's court ruling against a Greensboro church's solar-power deal shouldn't be the last word on the matter. Durham nonprofit NC WARN, which promotes clean energy, installed solar panels on the roof of Faith Community Church and sold the electricity generated to the church for the bargain price

CHARLOTTEOBSERVER.COM - 2017-09-24 17:16:00

Teacher charged with additional sex crimes

A middle school teacher in Salisbury already charged with sex crimes against a student received additional charges last week. Mark Robert Dexter was charged with a second indecent liberties with a student charge Friday, Sept. 22, as detectives continue to investigate the case. The victim associated

INDEPENDENT TRIBUNE - 2017-09-25 14:35:00

A homecoming in Gold Hill: Service, burial held for airman lost 73 years ago

GOLD HILL - There was an open casket Sunday for Capt. Lamar Shafer Russell, even though he died more than 73 years ago. But it seemed the right thing to do. An Army dress uniform lay where you would normally expect the body of Russell. Elsewhere, not seen, the flag-draped casket held pieces of Russe

SALISBURY POST - 2017-09-25 07:10:00

Town Crier community meetings Sept. 25-Oct. 1

Fourth Monday, Sept. 25 Salisbury Public Art Committee, 1:30 a.m. in the Gateway Building 1st floor conference room. Salisbury Elks Lodge bingo, 508 S. Main St., to raise funds for its charities. Early games 5 p.m., regular bingo 7 p.m. 704-798-8168. Salisbury-Rowan Board of Education, 5 p.m., 500

SALISBURY POST - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Pitts School Road cuts ribbon on garden

CONCORD- Pitts School Road Elementary's new garden is officially open for student learning. The school held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its garden during a curriculum carnival on Thursday, Sept. 21. The garden is the result of a grant the school received from the N.C. State Extensions' Plants for

INDEPENDENT TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 17:39:00

Woman struck, killed by Amtrak train, CMPD says

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A woman was struck and killed by a train Friday night at Old Concord and McLean roads, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said. Amtrak train 79 was traveling from New York to Charlotte. No injuries were reported onboard the train, Amtrak officials said. No further details have been relea

WSOC-TV - 2017-09-23 02:48:32

63-year-old woman killed by Amtrak train

A 63-year-old woman was struck and killed by a Amtrak passenger train lateFriday after she climbed out of a car to lift a crossing gate, which was in the down position and flashing red. The incident was reported shortly after 9 p.m. in the 1600 block of McLean Road near Old Concord Road. According

QCITYMETRO.COM - 2017-09-23 13:16:54

Blood drive raises awareness, research funds for childhood cancer

In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and in memory of one little boy who fought the disease, a blood drive will bring continued awareness to a disease that has touched so many lives. The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas and Prayers For Elijah Foundation team up to hose the Prayers For

INDEPENDENT TRIBUNE - 2017-09-24 11:30:00

1 dead in University area after being hit by train

CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A person was killed after being hit by a train in the University area, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Around 9:00 p.m. CMPD officers responded to the intersection of Old Concord Rd. and Mclean Rd. where a person was reportedly hit by a train.

FOX46CHARLOTTE.COM - 2017-09-23 04:42:00

High School Football: Week 6

There is an on-line petition asking Concord Police and Concord Mills to institute a 6 p.m. curfew for unsupervised teenagers at the mall. What do you think needs to be done? There is an on-line petition asking Concord Police and Concord Mills to institute a 6 p.m. curfew for unsupervised teenagers a

INDEPENDENT TRIBUNE - 2017-09-23 02:59:00

Woman killed after being struck by Amtrak train in University City area

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - According to officials, a woman has died after being struck by an Amtrak train in the University area of Charlotte Friday evening. At approximately 9:06 p.m., officers responded to Old Concord Road and Mclean Road to reports of an accident involving a train and a pedestrian. Medic

WCNC - 2017-09-23 02:18:40

6:58 AM, Special Alert for Entire State

I-40 East is closed from Exit 218-A (US-220 South) to Exit 227 (I-85) in Greensboro for paving operations. Additionally, I-85 Business North is closed between I-85 and I-40. Both roadways will reopen by 6:00 AM on Monday, September 25th. I-40 East traffic destined for locations east of Greensboro sh

MOORESVILLETRIBUNE.COM - 2017-09-24 10:58:38

Deputies: Sex offender visited two Iredell schools

A registered sex offender wearing a ankle monitoring device went to two different schools near Mooresville earlier this week, according to the Iredell County Sheriff's Office. The ankle monitor pinged on the property of one of the schools on Sept. 19, according to a press release. Deputies investiga

STATESVILLE RECORD & LANDMARK - 2017-09-23 11:31:00