Board to consider revised busing plan

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By Jessica [email protected] County Schools has announced that the three-tier busing plan, presented to the board of education last week, has since been revised, proposing that most elementary schools would start and end earlier than the original version. The modified plan now has most elementary schools and Long School running from 8:15 a.m. to 3 […]


Brother, sister duo creating a buzz with N.C. logo campaign

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By Robin L. [email protected] is the one thing our state is missing? If you ask 13-year-old Ruth Jackson and her 11-year-old brother J.J., from Harrisburg, they would say a state logo. These two enterprising kids have set up a Web site and started a battle to get North Carolina its very own logo.  They noticed […]


More stimulus money slated for Cabarrus

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By Karen Cimino [email protected] Christian Ministry of Concord officials hope to receive some of the $55,778 earmarked to help Cabarrus County residents hit hard by the economic downturn. The ministry has had a 300 percent increase in the number families it helps in the last year, said Ed Hosack, executive director of the Cooperative Christian […]


Cotton economy — Part III

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By Janet MorrisonDid you know? Cotton gins were made of dangerous machinery.  William Eugene Alexander related the following story in “Some Sketches of Rocky River Church and Vicinity,” to illustrate that point.  He wrote, “A rather tragical thing occurred here when James F. Harris, (Major or Little Jim) then about 16 years old, had the […]


Concord approves up to $1.5 million for Morehead projects

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By Karen Cimino [email protected] city officials want taxpayers to know the city has not given Lowe’s Motor Speedway or owner Bruton Smith one penny of the $30 million in tax incentives it offered in 2007 in exchange for road improvements near the speedway. But Concord will kick in $1.5 million to help pay for improvements […]


Covenant students take part in Serve-A-Thon

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By Jessica [email protected] to the right of the entrance inside the Community Free Clinic, there is a sign that says, “Kids Corner,” but the area previously had a table with a puzzle on it and some books. Now, thanks to the help from 11th grade students at Covenant Classical School last week, the clinic hopes […]


Parents unhappy with busing plans impact on schedules

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By Jessica [email protected] 4 p.m. release time for elementary school is too late, said several parents about a three-tier busing plan the Cabarrus County Board of Education reviewed at a meeting last week. As it was first proposed, the plan calls for high schools and four unnamed elementary schools to start at 7:15 or 7:30 […]


With recent rains, water restrictions loosened

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By Karen Cimino [email protected] cities will relax local water restrictions after several months of precipitation levels that have improved the drought conditions that have faced the area for years, according to Concord city officials. Residents of Concord, Kannapolis, Harrisburg, Landis and Mount Pleasant will be allowed to water their lawns three day per week beginning […]


Library programs focus on helping during tough economic times

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By Robin L. [email protected] Cabarrus County Public Library in Kannapolis is trying to help the community wade through the bad economic times by offering programs designed to help stretch our dollars. The library started all this with a coupon box. Branch Manager Terry Prather wanted a coupon club, but settled with boxes on a red […]


A Sunday Walk in the Park

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When the Intimidators are at bat, a dark-haried figure watches from the press box, which is directly behind home place, just up the stairs. Jeff Manto is the hitting coordinator for the Chicago White Sox. He is continuing his journeyman ways as he roves around among the teams in the White Sox organization, working with […]