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"Run for Your Wife" at Old Courthouse Theatre - 04/30/09 11:29 AM
The Old Courthouse Theatre in Concord will debut "Run for Your Wife" April 30. Performances are at various times April 30-May 10th. "Run for Your Wife" is the story of London cab driver John Smith, with two wives, two lives and a very precise schedule for juggling them both. With one wife at home in Streatham and another in Wimbledon, trouble brews when Smith is mugged and ends up in hospital, where both of his addresses surface, causing both the Streatham and Wimbledon police to investigate. Having upset his schedule, Smith becomes hopelessly entangled in his attempts with his lazy layabout (2 comments)
Lexington Multicultural Festival - 04/30/09 11:20 AM
The Annual Multicultural Festival has been a proud Lexington tradition for thirteen years. With such features as the International Villages and the International Stage, citizens will have a unique chance to expand their horizons and learn something new. Learn about the Middle Passage at the African-American Village, listen to the sounds of ancient string instruments in the Asian Village, or enjoy watching the Parade of Nations with special guest Mayor John T. Walser, Jr. The Multicultural Festival isn't all just learning, either. The International Children's area with free balloons and face painting, rides and amusements like the rock climbing wall and (0 comments)
Piedmont Farmers' Market Schedule - 04/30/09 11:13 AM
As fresh, local produce starts growing, the Piedmont Farmer's Market will begin opening at various locations throughout Cabarrus County. There will be a variety of produce, eggs, meat, crafts and baked goods. The schedule is as follows: Kannapolis/Concord Location at 518 Winecoff School Road in Concord on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon through December 19. They will also be open at this location on Tuesdays from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon on Tuesdays between June 2 and August 25. Harrisburg Location at 6960 Robinson Church Road on Mondays from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. between May 18-September 28. North Carolina Research Campus location at 215-249 (0 comments)
High School Drama Departments Preparing Spring Shows - 04/30/09 10:59 AM
Many local high school drama departments are busy preparing spring performances of some classics and new shows you may not be familiar with. These performance are a great way to enjoy a night of entertainment without having to travel far or spend a lot and you can support the local schools at the same time. Hickory Ridge High School is preparing "Into the Woods." Performances will be April 30-May 2 in the school auditorium. Tickets are $7 at the door and $5 in advance. Jay M. Robinson chose the classic "Annie" for this year's production and will be performing it May (0 comments)
Strawberry Season is Here! - 04/30/09 10:43 AM
Looking for fresh strawberries? No need to look far. You can find them around town at many intersections or if you want an hour of entertainment, make a trip to pick your own. There are produce farms throughout the area just waiting for you to drop by and help lighten the load on their plants. In Rowan County, try Patterson Farm Inc. (704-857-5242 or www.pattersonfarminc.com). They have strawberries ready for you to purchase or you can pick on your own. They have other produce available as well as the seasons change. They also have cold drinks, hand-dipped ice cream, picnic tables, (0 comments)
Philip Morris Closing Concord Plant One Year Earlier Than Expected - 04/24/09 03:36 PM
Philip Morris officials announced this week the Concord plant would clase one year earlier than originally planned. Around 1,100 workers still remain at the Concord plant and most will be laid off at the end of July. In July 2007, Philip Morris initially announced they would be closing the Concord plan in 2010. Approximately 2,500 employees worked there at the time. Many have been transferred to the Richmond facility. Philip Morris attributes the earlier plant closing to a decline in cigarette sales brought on by the economy as well as the federal excise tax increase. (1 comments)
New Senior Apartment Community in Kannapolis - 04/24/09 03:15 PM
A new apartment community for those 55 and older recenently opened in Kannapolis at 300 S. Little Texas Road. The 64-unit Villas at Forest Park is for low income senior adults. The community is a public-private partnership involving Douglas Development LLC, Halcon Development LLC, Hart Development LLC, the local nonprofit Prosperity Unlimited Inc., the city of Kannapolis and the N.C. Housing Finance Agency. One-bedroom units rent for $252, $417 and $442, and two-bedroom units for $289, $512 and $607, based on income. The community has many amenities including a beauty salon, exercise room with a treadmill and a Nintendo Wii system, TV rooms, game room/craft room, community room (0 comments)
Coca-Cola 600 Will Have Hybrid Pace Car - 04/24/09 03:09 PM
A hybrid vehicle will be the official pace car for the first time in NASCAR during next month's Coca-Cola 600. The Camry lent by Toyota had to pass a NASCAR performance test. The hybrid must reach speeds close to 100 mph by the time it reaches the second turn of Lowe's Motor Speedway from a standby position near the exit of pit road. The Camry was built at Toyota's facility in Georgetown, Ky. NASCAR star Denny Hamlin was to introduce the car during a test drive Tuesday at Lowe's. NASCAR used a Ford Fusion Hybrid at the start of last November's (0 comments)
Great Wolf Lodge Grand Opening - 04/24/09 02:29 PM
On Thursday, April 23, 2009, the new Great Wold Lodge in Concord held an opening celebration. Many community members were able to tour the facility and see all that it had to offer. We have all been reading about it for a long time but after seeing it in person, there is no doubt it will be a popular destination this summer. The facility has so much beyond the outstanding waterpark to keep the whole family entertained. You name it, they have it. Restaurants, gift shop, putt-putt, adult and children's spas, story time in the lobby each evening, an arcade and much more. You should be well entertained and (0 comments)
Research Campus Announces Partnership on Multiple Sclerosis - 04/24/09 01:06 PM
On Thursday, April 23, Herman Stone, president of Stone Theaters and former owner of Consolidated Theaters joined forces with David Murdock, founder of the NC Research Center in a partnership to research and find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.
Herman Stone, is a generous father making an investment for the health of people across the world; including two of his own children who have MS. Today at the CORE LAB on the NC Research Campus, Stone announced his lead gift of $1 Million and chairmanship of On the Shoulders of Giants: the Carolina's Campaign to Cure MS (www.MSGiants.org). NCRC creator and billionaire David (0 comments)
Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County Summer Camp - 04/22/09 09:48 AM
The Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County has lowered the cost of their summer camp for 2009. The cost has been reduced from $475 to $425. Discounts are available for children who receive free or reduced price lunch at school or are on Medicaid. The program will run weekdays from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 15-August 13. For more information, visit www.bgclubcab.org or call 704-721-2582. Registration takes place weekdays from 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. as long as their are openings or until June 12. Only the first 500 children to register are guaranteed spots. (1 comments)
Dr. Oz is Coming to Town - 04/22/09 09:36 AM
Do you know Dr. Oz? Most Oprah watchers are familiar with Dr. Mehmet Oz. He is a frequent guest on her show discussing all things medical. He will be in Mooresville May 1 to raise money and awareness for HealthReach Community Clinic. Dr. Oz is a heart surgeon and best-selling author and is donating his time to speak to the community at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1 at the citizen center located at 215 N. Main Street in Mooresville. Advance tickets are required for his appearance. Send a self-addresses stamped envelope with $25 per ticket to Health Reach Community Clinic (0 comments)
CPCC Summer Theatre Series - 04/22/09 09:28 AM
Central Piedmont Community College is gearing up for the summer theatre season. There are five great shows to choose from in June and July. No matter what your taste in theater, everyone should find a show that is sure to delight. There are also season ticket packages available if you don't want to miss a single show. Here is the schedule so you can mark your calendar! June 5-13 CamelotJune 19-27 CompanyJuly 1-11 Willy Wonka & The Chocolate FactoryJuly 2-11 The RainmakerJuly 17-25 The Producers Dates, times and locations for the performances vary so visit tix.cpcc.edu for specific details.
Generation to Generation Art Events - 04/22/09 09:21 AM
The Cabarrus Arts Council is sponsoring a variety of events from April 14-June 4, 2009 as part of their Generation to Generation Folk Art Collectibles and Fine-Crafted Heirlooms Series. There will be Gallery Talks by selected artists each month. Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m.-Archie Smith. Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m.-Charles Farrar. Take a Home and Garden Tour of Grace Mynatt's home on Sunday, April 26 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. On Saturday, May 2 is the Spring into Arts Invitational with art and music in downtown Concord from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. On Saturday, May 9 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. the art (0 comments)
Home and Garden Tour - 04/22/09 09:12 AM
The Cabarrus Arts Council will sponsor a Home and Garden Tour at Grace Mynatt's Arts and Crafts Style Home on Sunday, April 26 from 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Tickets are $10. The home is located at 1980 Highway 73 East in Concord. Take the afternoon to view this beautiful home and garden. I am sure you will walk away with many ideas for your own home. For more information, please call 704-920-2753 or visit http://cabarrusartscouncil.tix.com (0 comments)
Beautiful home in best of condition located in Asheford Green. Fresh paint inside and out. New carpet in May 2007. New roof in October 2008. Extensive landscaping on one of the largest lots in neighborhood. Well irrigation for laws and beds. Very private cul-de-sac lot. Surround sound in most rooms. There are plantation blinds for all windows. (1 comments)
Bunny Bash in Concord - 04/10/09 10:13 AM
The Concord Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor the Bunny Bash on Saturday, April 11, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The event and all activities are free to the public. The Bunny Bash will be held at W. W. Flowe Park, located at 99 Central Heights Drive, beside Central Cabarrus High School, in Concord. Additional parking will be available at the high school with shuttles to and from the park. From 11:00 am-2:00 pm children can enjoy free activities including face painting, amusement games and interactive activities with the DJ. Pre-school age children will be treated to the Bunny Trail, meeting (1 comments)
Great 3 bedroom split plan. Master bedroom and great room have vaulted ceilings. Entry hall has parquet flooring. Garage has storage area above it. Gas log fireplace with blower. Nice yard. Immaculate well kept home. Convenient location! (0 comments)
Immaculate home! Nice flat lot! Large open kitchen/breakfast/dining area featuring alot of natural light. Home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and very nice master suite. Huge deck overlooking nice backyard. Convenient to I-85 and hwy 29. (1 comments)
Salisbury and Kannapolis Connected by Rowan Express - 04/08/09 12:36 PM
On Monday, the Rowan County Transit System began the Rowan Express route from Kannapolis to Salisbury. The Rowan Express service picks travelers up at the North Carolina Research Campus and takes them to downtown Salisbury with stops in China Grove and Landis in between. The Rowan Express will connect communities with bus service while linking employment centers, shopping, county services and medical facilities. The service runs hourly between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. The fare for the service is $1, with no charge for children under 5 years of age. Transfers from the Rider System and Salisbury Transit (0 comments)
Product Research Firm open near Research Campus - 04/08/09 12:20 PM
A product research and testing firm near the N.C. Research Campus will pay people to wash their hair, shave and even eat. Spectrum Discovery Center is located in the old K&W Cafeteria on Oak Avenue in Kannapolis pays consumers to use products and then give their opinions of the products. Parent company Sensory Spectrum plans to build a database of 10,000 area residents that the company can call for taste tests and focus groups. To join the database, go to www.spectrumdiscoverycenter.com and click on "start getting paid for your opinions." After answering 20 to 40 questions, consumers are enrolled. They don't get (0 comments)
Concord Resort to Host Duathlon - 04/08/09 12:09 PM
Concord's Embassy Suites will host the 2009 International Triathlon Union's Duathlon World Championships. As the official host site, the Embassy Suites also will serve as the location of the regional expo and awards ceremony. The duathlon is scheduled to be held in Concord Sept. 24 - 26. It comprises a 10-kilometer run, a 40-kilometer bike ride and finishes with a 5-kilometer run. At least 850 participants from more than 30 countries are expected to attend, according to the Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau. (0 comments)
Elegance awaits you in this gorgeous home! This house features all of the bells and whistles. Beautiful floors, moldings and much more. All bedrooms complete with bath featuring granite countertops and gorgeous cabinetry. Master suite on the main level! House features rec room and play room in addition to 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. (1 comments)
2009 Arts Council Breakfast - 04/08/09 11:57 AM
Friday morning was a sight to see at The Embassy Suites in Concord. Over 600 people from our community came together to support the arts in Cabarrus County. It was a great morning filled with fellowship, entertainment, food and an opportunity to make a difference in our quality of life. The enthusiasm was contagious and I am told that this year's event raised $10,000 more than last year which is great. We are so fortunate to have such a committed staff and group of volunteers leading this effort to make sure that we have the opportunity to enjoy the arts right (0 comments)
Chamber Legislative Breakfast - 04/08/09 11:51 AM
Monday morning over 100 community leaders came together to meet with our legislators and voice our concerns, hear what they had to say and ask questions. This is always a most informative breakfast and one that provides an opportunity to meet up close and personal with our legislators. Topics including education, transportation and health care were at the forefront in addition to budget issues and concerns. A special thanks to Chamber for making this event possible. Another way our chamber dollars work for the good of the business community.
Food Lion Auto Fair - 04/03/09 11:04 AM
Looking for some weekend fun? Check out the Food Lion Auto Fair at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord. The Auto Fair will be open from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Sunday. The show features cars of all kinds to keep everyone intrigued. On Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., there will be an autograph session in Victory Circle with retired Carolina Panthers Players' Mike Rucker and and Mike Minter and current Panthers player Dante Wesley. For more information, visit www.lowesmotorspeedway.com
Welcome Great Wolf to Concord - 04/03/09 10:56 AM
The new Great Wolf Lodge in Concord is open for visitors! Book a room or cozy suite for your family and enjoy everything Great Wolf Lodge has to offer. The water park is availabe exclusively to hotel guests and the cost is included with your room. The indoor water park will entertain you for hours but there is much more to do as well. Try out one of the restaurants, the spa, and many other forms of entertainment. Wind down at the end of your long day with story time in the lobby. There is so much to do. For more (0 comments)
6208 Fox Chase Drive in Davidson, NC - 04/03/09 10:31 AM
6208 Fox Chase DriveDavidson, NC 28036Park Creek Subdivison4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath2900-3500 square feet$499,500
Elegance awaits you as you enter through the grand foyer featuring a curved staircase. Home features two fireplaces, one in great room and one in hearth room. Hardwoods, decorator moldings and high ceilings. Kitchen has solid cherry cabinets, island, full appliance package and granite counter tops. Lots of storage. Large closets. Open floor plan with large windows for a lot of natural light. Tankless gas water heater. Wooded private back yard. Deck with arbor and grilling area. (1 comments)
Uniquely custom built home on over 5 acres with lots of privacy. Home features 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths and huge rooms throughout. 1 bedroom and bath on upper level has outside entrance and separate heating system. Lots of closets and storage. Kitchen has sit down oversized bar with lots of cabinets and storage. Meadow with stream and wooded area create mountain like atmosphere. Three heating systems in home.
Lots in The Preserve at Coldwater Creek in Concord, NC - 04/03/09 10:24 AM
Lots available in The Preserve at Coldwater Creek in Concord. Very convenient location just minutes from I-85, hospital, schools and shopping. Resident of The Preserve have exclusive use of over 9 acres of pristing nature reserve along Coldwater Creek including walking paths. Lots range in size from 0.79 acres-5.87 acres and from $65,400-$169,500 in price. (0 comments)
Arbor Oaks Building Lots in Concord, NC - 04/03/09 10:16 AM
Just a few lots remain in this upscale gated community in Cabarrus County featuring estate homes. Formerly gentle rolling pasture land, these homesites offer a peaceful yet convenient setting. Very private but with easy access to I-85, Concord Regional Airport, Concord Mills and Huntersville Area. Lots range from 2.05-3.9 acres in size and $239,000-$329,000 in price. (0 comments)
620 Basinger Lane in Kannapolis, NC - 04/03/09 10:00 AM
620 Basinger LaneKannapolis, NC 28083$999,000 5.2 acres of land. The property is zoned limited commercial. The new North Carolina Research Campus is just minutes away from this property. There is a residential home on the property with four bedrooms and three baths that was built in approximately 1930. Convenient to Interstate 85 and Highway 29. (0 comments)
Beautiful home on 1.5 acre lot. The finished basement features a large rec room. Georgeous floors and upgrades throughout the home. Master bedroom on main level, large open kitchen wtih granite countertops and island. Great room with gas logs and beautiful fireplace. Home is just 2 minutes from downtown Concord. (0 comments)
Beautiful full brick home on corner lot in Abbington. This elegant home features a great floor plan with quality construction throughout. Hardwoods, comfortable great room with fireplace, open kitchen and breakfast area. Four bedrooms plus rec room. Three car garage. Formal and informal areas. Fantastic owner's suite with sitting area and huge bathroom. (0 comments)
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