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6 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

First mayor of Kannapolis dies

KANNAPOLIS Bachman Brown Jr., who was instrumental in the incorporation of the City of Kannapolis in the early 1980s and served as its first mayor, died Sunday at Tucker Hospice House.

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Related Topix: Kannapolis, NC

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Business Journal

CFO of the Year: John Mills, Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Louisiana native John Mills had become so enamored with life in Cabarrus County that when his employer, Bass Pro Shops, offered him a chance to manage a store in his hometown, he turned it down.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte to study ‘Pay as You Throw’ for garbage

Your water bill is based on how much water you use. Your power bill is based on how much electricity you consume.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Harrisburg, NC, Mecklenburg County, NC

T.H.E. Journal

North Carolina District Teams with Knovation on Digital Curriculum

In a unique business arrangement a North Carolina district is sharing its Common Core curriculum with an education technology company that delivers digital learning resources that work with those materials, thereby expecting to generate up to $150,000 in revenue during the first year of the partnership.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Prison wedding for Concord lifer claiming innocence

Ronnie Wallace Long has steadfastly maintained his innocence since he was convicted of the 1976 rape of the widow of a mill manager.

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Related Topix: Prison, Wedding, Concord, NC

District Administration

Knovation Drives Digital Conversion With Curriculum Services Solution

August 18, 2014 - As more districts shift from print to digital learning resources, many administrators are looking to ease the transition for teachers and students by aligning curriculum with high quality and relevant digital content.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

Several suspects arrested, some still loose, after attempted murder in Ranlo

Authorities arrested several people Sunday in connection with a shooting that seriously injured a man in Ranlo the day before.

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Related Topix: Ranlo, NC, Concord, NC, Gastonia, NC

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Smithfield Herald

Edgerton Memorial feeds the hungry

Founded in 1910, the church is near downtown. "It is a small membership church but with a big heart," said the Rev.

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Related Topix: Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, NC

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Richmond County Daily Journal

Homeschooling on the rise in Richmond County

Home-school enrollment numbers recently surpassed those of the state's private schools, according to a report from the N.C. Department of Administration's non-public education division.

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Related Topix: Richmond County, NC, Wake County, NC, Moore County, NC, Family, Kids, Rockingham, NC

Union County Weekly

Group continues to seek charter school for western Union

A group of local education advocates are continuing their push this summer to establish a charter school in the Indian Trail/Stallings area, but still needs the support of the state before moving forward.

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Related Topix: Indian Trail, NC, Stallings, NC, Iredell County, NC, Union County, NC

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

CMS names new principal at Stoney Creek Elementary

Newsome comes to the district from Cabarrus County Schools, where she most recently led Winecoff Elementary.

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Related Topix: Appalachian State University

The Charlotte Observer

CMPD: Someone pointed laser at helicopter

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say "multiple subjects" were taken into custody overnight after someone pointed a laser at the department's helicopter.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Today's traffic: Part of Marvin Road to close

A portion of Marvin Road in southeast Charlotte will be closed Monday morning for 11 days, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Albemarle, NC, Mecklenburg County, NC

Sun Aug 10, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Cabarrus County road construction projects will pave the way for smoother commute

Several road construction projects set to start or wrap up in the coming months will help ease congestion and increase connectivity throughout Cabarrus County.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC

Thu Aug 07, 2014

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Sheriff: Motorcylclist cut off, slams into back of pickup...

Authorities in Cabarrus County say a truck pulled out in front of motorcyclist leading to a fatal crash Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Harrisburg, NC

Wed Aug 06, 2014

WCNC-TV Charlotte

1 killed after motocycle, truck collide in Harrisburg

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Related Topix: Harrisburg, NC

Wed Jul 30, 2014

USA Today

Chikungunya virus continues to spread in Southeast

Health officials confirmed a Cabarrus County, N.C., resident has tested positive for the chikungunya virus.

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Creative Loafing

Adoptive parents of missing Erica Parsons arrested on fraud charges

Casey and Sandy Parsons, the adoptive parents of of missing Rowan County teen Erica Parsons, have been arrested on federal fraud charges that include collecting government assistance for their daughter, who has been missing since 2011.

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Related Topix: Rowan County, NC

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