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Cabarrus hospitality by the numbers

Sept. 17. While domestic travelers to and within Cabarrus County spent $478.16 million in 2019, an increase of 1.9% from 2018, hotel revenue this year is down 60 percent from last year due to the pandemic. The data comes from an annual study commissioned by Visit North Carolina, a unit of the Economic Development Partnership […]


Cybersecurity: Demand for talent keeps growing

Cabarrus County officials last week released details of a “social engineering” scam that diverted a $2.5 million from their payment systems to an unknown fraudster. The County intended to send the money to a general contractor from Virginia. The case highlights the need for cybersecurity measures—and experts. Indeed, cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing employment […]


Cabarrus County government targeted in social engineering scam

July 29. Cabarrus County officials released details of a social engineering scam that diverted a $2,504,601 vendor payment made by the County. Of that total, $1,728,082.60 remains missing. The County intended to send the money to Roanoke, Va.-based Branch and Associates Inc., which serves as general contractor for construction of West Cabarrus High, a new […]

Sam Leder, business leader, council member passes away

Sam Leder, a partner at Potter & Co. and a member of the Concord City Council, passed away on Sunday. A business leader and friend to many, he was first elected to the City Council in 2015 and served as Mayor Pro-Tem since December 2018. Leder was chairman of the Cabarrus Chamber in 2010. He […]

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Cabarrus CVB publishes new visitors guide

Oct. 22. The Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau has released the new cover of their Destination & Motorsports Guide, featuring “creative locals” who represent a vibrant community. The official travel resource for Concord, Kannapolis, Harrisburg, Midland and Mt. Pleasant features quarterly covers, playing on the theme “People of Cabarrus.” They all make memories: Thrill […]

Cabarrus Chamber announces Leadership Class

Aug. 9. The Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce reports 38 participants in the 2019 Leadership Cabarrus civic leadership program. There are monthly classes from September through May that examine how leadership in the historical, educational, economic, governmental and cultural segments work together for the good of the county. Additionally, the class works together to produce a […]

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 […]