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Pet of the Week Too Small

Meet "Too Small.” He's a 2-month-old domestic medium hair sweetie. He's playful, and loves to spend time on the lap of his foster mom. Too Small does well with his housemates and littermates. He likes dogs, cats and adults alike. Cabarrus Pets Society is sure he would be OK with children that are patient with kittens, as well. Would you like to add this little guy to your household?
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And Still They Rise: Despite losing standouts, Bulls' boys track team still standing above the SW4A crowd

Last spring, Hickory Ridge had one of the most talented boys track and field programs in North Carolina – in any classification. The Ragin’ Bulls boasted a pair of future ACC sprinters in Isaiah Gadson (N.C. State) and three-time state champion Cameron Rose (Virginia Tech), combined with distance runners like Cabarrus County champion Bryce Anderson and 6-foot-4 powerfully built throwers such as Talyn Hunter (football at Old Dominion) and Cade Goldman (a highly regarded recruit).
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The Class of 2021 celebrates

Cabarrus students walked across the stage in graduation ceremonies Friday and Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The celebrations marked years of achievement and accomplishment for hundreds of students. It also helped move the community a little closer to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted everyone’s lives for more than a year.
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HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Vikings blank Bulldogs in regular-season finale

CONCORD – In their Thursday night season finale, the Central Cabarrus baseball team shut out the visiting Jay M. Robinson Bulldogs 6-0 on Senior Night at Ronnie Bost Field at Tyson Park. With the victory, the Vikings secured third place in the South Piedmont 3A with both conference and overall...
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Deputies searching for 2 missing people in Cabarrus County

CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. — The Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office is searching for two possibly endangered missing adults. Deputies said on June 9 at around 10:00 p.m., 79-year-old Annette Lemons Gamel and her son 59-year-old Douglas "Wade" Gamel left their home in the Old Salisbury-Concord Rd. area of Concord. For the...
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Deputies: 2 Missing, Endangered Adults Found In Cabarrus County

CABARRUS CO., N.C. — The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding two missing and possibly endangered adults. Police say 79-year-old Annette Gamel and her son 59-year-old Douglas Gamel have not been seen since leaving their home on Old Salisbury Concord Road around 10 p.m. on June 9th.
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High school graduations in Cabarrus County today

CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) -Today is the day for hundreds of high school graduates in Cabarrus County. Graduation ceremonies are happening at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Cabarrus County Schools will provide live coverage and photos from each ceremony on the Facebook page, and the can be seen live on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Speedway YouTube channel.
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Tourism is seeing a comeback in the area, just in time for summer

Now that most COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, tourism in the county is seeing a major boost, but some industries are still struggling. Donna Carpenter, president and CEO of Cabarrus Visitors Bureau, sat down with the Independent Tribune to talk about the journey the county's hospitality industry took during the pandemic.
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Cabarrus Calendar

The Harrisburg Farmers Market is open from 3-6 p.m. at 6960 Harrisburg Depot Road. The Rotary Square Farmers Market is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Concord at the intersection of Union Street South at Corban Avenue. The Basics of Home Canning hands-on workshop will include canning...
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Cabarrus Class of 2021 graduations Friday and Saturday at CMS

Cabarrus County Schools will hold graduations at Charlotte Motor Speedway today, June 11, and Saturday, June 12. All ceremonies will be streamed online at Here are the times for each school:. Friday, June 11. 8:30 a.m., Concord High School. 10:30 a.m., Early College High School. 1 p.m., Central Cabarrus...
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Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office looks for two missing adults

CABARRUS COUNTY — Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office needs your help locating two missing and possibly endangered adults. On 6/9/21 at approximately 10:00pm, Annette Lemons Gamel, 79 years old and her son Douglas "Wade" Gamel, 59 years old, left their residence on Dairy Farm Road in Concord, N.C. Annette Gamel is suffering from dementia and Wade Gamel has mental health issues.

Thieves steal hearing aids, ransack Cabarrus County home while deaf woman slept

CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - Being the victim of a crime is a terrible thing, especially when they come into your home. Maybe you or a friend has been a victim in the past. For one woman thieves not only stole things that belonged to her, they stole her livelihood. Laura Neesmith is deaf, and on Monday night someone broke in and stole the one thing she needs desperately – her hearing aids.
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Pet of the Week Cheddar

"Hi, everyone, I'm Cheddar! Sometimes I'm sharp and sometimes I'm mild, but the one thing I truly am is lovable. I'm a very confident boy, and I love to play with my humans and cat friends. Oh, and don't let me forget to tell you I am super-social. Don't you want to play?"

Duke Energy building large solar project in Cabarrus County

CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - Expanding its rapidly growing clean-energy portfolio, Duke Energy has begun construction on the 22.6-MW Speedway Solar power plant in Cabarrus County. The project will be owned and operated by Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, a new commercial brand that includes Duke Energy Renewables. The project was...

Cabarrus County Couple Bag $110,000 Cash 5 Jackpot

CONCORD, N.C. (News Release) — Barbara and John Schuck of Concord took a chance on a Cash 5 ticket and took home a $110,000 jackpot prize. They purchased their winning ticket for Sunday’s drawing at the Publix on Weddington Road in Concord. The couple split the jackpot as they claimed...