Community service

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For more than two decades, Town Administrator Carl Parmer served the interests of Harrisburg, a position of responsibility that he was proud to hold for so long While the last several months of his career will likely leave a bad taste in the mouths of those who thought the most of him, Harrisburg Town Administrator […]


Student set for China adventure

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Ramos set to leave for Beijing in August as part of exchange program By Josh [email protected] concept of global understanding is the new model in education. Trying to get students to think with a worldview is the direction of nearly every school system. Some students are able to grasp the concepts while others struggle. Benjamin […]


Carolina International School names interim director

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By Josh [email protected] International School has hired a temporary replacement for current Director Richard Beall who is scheduled to leave at the end of the month. Carole Forbes, a former charter school director and school administrator from Massachusetts, will assume the interim director position on July 1. Forbes most recently worked as a school management […]


Twenty years of service remembered

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By Jonathan E. [email protected] more than 20 years working in various capacities for the Town of Harrisburg, Carl Parmer will soon pack up his office and begin a new phase of his life. But he won’t soon forget the years he spent serving the town. Parmer’s career as a public servant began in 1987 when […]


Teacher tests trivia knowledge

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Robinson history teacher to appear on “Millionaire” By Justin [email protected] coach of the Jay M. Robinson High School Quiz Bowl team, history teacher Alex Drake is used to cramming young craniums with useless trivia. Millions will see how Drake fares in the hot seat on today as a contestant on the syndicated television game show […]


A little of everything at Harrisburg Fourth of July event

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ScheduleTuesday, July 1Hickory Ridge High School6 p.m. Miss July 4th PageantThursday, July 3Harrisburg Park4 p.m. Park Opens5 p.m. Music by Freezer Door6- 9:30 p.m. Amusements8-10 p.m. Music by Alabama Blues Brothers9:30 p.m. Amusements Close10 p.m. Fireworks10:30-11 p.m. Music by Alabama Blues Brothers11 p.m. Park ClosesFriday,  July 4Harrisburg Park9 a.m. Parade begins10:30 a.m. Park opens11-11:45 a.m. […]


A noisy night in 1771 — Part VI

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By Janet MorrisonDid you know? Two week ago, when we left our continuing story of the young men from Rocky River who blew up Governor William Tryon’s gunpowder shipment, one of the conspirators, James Ashmore, had just given Justice of the Peace Thomas Polk a deposition on June 22, 1771.  Now that the identities of […]


Preserving home-grown goodness

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By Pamela C. OutenN.C. Cooperative ExtensionSummer brings an abundance of delicious fruits and vegetables to our area. Whether you are planting a garden, and more people seem to be growing their own produce this year, or planning on visiting our local farmers’ market, now is the time to learn or review proper methods of home […]


Start of summer fun

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For those of you looking to make the most of your summer vacation, without the gas-guzzling trips to far-away vacation spots, have you considered a ‘stay-cation’? Spring allergies have come and gone, the final school bell has chimed and eager families have begun making their final plans for a long-overdue break from reality. Summer is […]


County OKs flat tax, but taxpayers feel the pinch

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Because of property revaluations, tax equal to an 11-cent increase Eric C. [email protected] $213.1 million budget allowing for the construction of two middle schools, a high school expansion and a large jail housing unit was approved by the Cabarrus County Commissioners on Monday. The budget provides a flat tax rate of 63 cents per $100 […]