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Concord Airport will be renamed in honor of Mayor Padgett

Concord Regional Airport will get a new name, Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, in honor of J. Scott Padgett, the four-term mayor of Concord. He was Concord’s mayor from 2001-2017, after first serving on City Council from 1995-2001. The retired principal at Coltrane-Webb and Beverly Hills Elementary Schools has recently been appointed by Gov. Cooper to the Local Government […]

Kannapolis Farmers Market wants vendors

The Kannapolis Farmers Market is looking for farmers, crafters and bakers to participate in the market. The goal is a wide variety of fresh, local produce, as well as cheese, ice cream, honey, baked goods, spices, jewelry, soaps, candies, crafts and more. The market is open May through September and operates every Thursday from 4-7 p.m. […]

State legislators to attend Feb. 26 Rowan-Cabarrus strategic conversation meeting

Feb. 23 – State Sen. Dan Barrett and state Reps. Larry Pittman, Linda Johnson, Carl Ford and Harry Warren will attend a strategic conversation meeting prior to the the next Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 26. The strategic conversation meeting will take place at 3 p.m. at the college’s North Campus […]

Allegiant Air to add additional flights to Florida from Concord Regional

Feb. 15 – Lake Norman residents will soon have another low-fare flight option when planning a summer trip to the Florida panhandle. Beginning June 7, Allegiant Air will add twice-weekly flights to Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida for as low as $46 each way from Concord Regional Airport. “We are proud to be partnering with a […]

Concord art walk to feature exhibitions and live music Feb. 23

Feb. 15 – The Cabarrus Arts Council will host its Art Walk and artist’s reception Friday, Feb. 23 from 6 – 9 p.m. in downtown Concord. This free event features live music, refreshments, artist demonstrations. Tour the exhibition as dozens of artists sell their works and meet artist Gordon C. James. The Cabarrus Arts Council […]


Rowan-Cabarrus Community College offers business seminars

Feb. 2. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is offering numerous seminars this spring for local small business-owners through the Small Business Center. Seminars are provided free-of-charge and open to the public. Seminars include topics like “How to Start a Business” and “How to Write a Business Plan. ” More advanced topics including “Make Facebook Advertising Work for […]

Uwharrie assets rise 8 percent so far this year; board declares dividend

Nov. 27. Uwharrie Capital Corp. and its chief subsidiary, Uwharrie Bank, reported consolidated total assets of $592 million at Sept. 30, up from $548 million at the beginning of the year. Net income for the first nine months was $1.8 million, about level for the same period in 2016. For the nine months, net income […]


A top flooring distributor will bring 172 jobs to Concord

Sept. 19. Haines, the largest floor covering distributor in the US, will spend $6.4 million on a new distribution center that will create 172 jobs in Concord. The new distribution center will serve as Haines’ southern hub and will house Haines’ entire stocking portfolio of floor covering, installation and maintenance products. “Haines is so pleased […]


New mobile app boosts downtown Concord

July 7. Every hip downtown district needs a mobile app of its own, and now Downtown Concord has one. The free app enables visitors and residents alike to get the most out of tours of the picturesque historic district in the heart of Cabarrus County just by looking at their mobile device. Some 50 beacons […]


Rowan-Cabarrus recognized for digital campus nationwide

July 6. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is among the Top 10 Digital Community Colleges, according to the Center for Digital Education. RCCC was recognized for its work on mobile technology, smart classrooms and technology innovation, including online tutoring for students  24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Digital Community Colleges Survey analyzes how community colleges use […]

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