Welcome Mr. Bennett

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After a long and exhaustive search, the Independent Tribune hired James Bennett, a long-time journalist with Charlotte area ties to lead its newsroom The last six months have been hectic, to say the least. After the former editor of the Independent Tribune resigned her post for a job with the Charlotte Business Journal in February, […]


Did you know? Postmasters, 1855-1893

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By Janet MorrisonDid you know? Did you know that the post office for Harrisburg has been located in at least ten different buildings since 1855?  In the early days, when someone new became the postmaster, the location of the post office often changed.  It was not until the mid-1900s that the U.S. Post Office (now […]


I need another vacation

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Sometimes taking time off means making more work for yourself when you return from the office reprieve, begging the question, ‘Is it worth it?’ Of course it is. Less than 10 minutes back from my vacation and I’m weeding my way through nearly 350 e-mails and a smattering of phone messages. A stack of mail […]


Welcome to Harrisburg

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Council hires new town administrator with experience, enthusiasm to move vision forward as growth-related issues continue to be a part of our community’s future The process took longer than expected, but the Harrisburg Town Council, after an exhaustive search, named a new town administrator to fill the post last occupied by long-time public servant Carl […]


Early mail service in Harrisburg

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By Janet MorrisonDid you know? Records of the earliest mail service in the Harrisburg area are sparse to nonexistent. There was a post office in Concord as early as 1801, and it is thought that it served all of Cabarrus County for as long as 25 years. Citizens picked up their mail when they went […]


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 […]


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 […]


Lesson in leadership

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A Boy Scout, eager to lead, proves to be a wonderful example of the caring and commitment we should show to service men and women every day This column, admittedly, comes a couple of days late, but with subject matter as important as the men and women who serve our country in the armed forces, […]