Concord

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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 […]

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College acquires acreage in Concord

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has purchased two parcels of land totaling 16.44 acres near the South Campus in Concord from Crown Court. The additional acreage will accommodate the growth in Cabarrus County and the College’s future over the next three decades. “The College has long recognized the need to keep pace with the growing needs of […]

New ​spec multi-​t​enant ​project coming to Concord

Sept. 11. Fortius Capital Partners ​has announced plans to build Meadows Corporate Park, ​a multi-tenant industrial ​development with 192,000 square feet of space in two buildings. ​The project, on I-85 near Poplar Tent Road​, represents a​ ​$9​.9 million investment. J. Harris Morrison III of Fortius Capital Partners says the 21.5-acre site ​targets industrial users requiring […]

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 […]

Concord promotes from within, Payne is new City Manager

Lloyd Wm. Payne Jr. has been named Concord City Manager, after serving as Assistant City Manager since May of 2015. The City Council appointed Payne, who is the city’s eighth city manager. He replaces Brian Hiatt who retired after 19 years of service. “It is an honor to be selected by the Mayor and City […]

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 […]

Concord Downtown Development seeks new executive director

  Feb. 5. Diane Young, executive director of the Concord Downtown Development Corp., will step down when her contract ends June 30. The agency is working on a replacement for Young who has been executive director since 2010. A licensed general contractor and real estate developer, she plans to go back into private enterprise.  During Young’s tenure, […]

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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 […]

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