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Wood-bat baseball team coming to Albemarle

It’ll be made up of college kids during their off-season; for those players who want to go pro at some point. It’ll be made up of college kids during their off-season; for those players who want to go pro at some point. From unknown to superstar: North Meck....
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Multiple Montgomery County inmates overdose after man brought drugs in while being arrested, deputies say

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A man faces multiple charges after four inmates overdoes in the Montgomery County Detention Center, according to a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office news release. On Thursday, Montgomery County detention officers were told that four inmates were overdosing. Jail officials began lifesaving measures, and the four inmates were taken to hospitals. […]

Student found with gun on campus at Kannapolis school

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — A student at A. L. Brown High School in Kannapolis was found with a gun, according to school officials. Brown High School Principal Sara Newell sent a message to students’ families on Thursday saying that the gun was found Wednesday afternoon, and the student was removed from campus by the Kannapolis Police Department.

Happening Now: Retail Lab Boot Camp Applications

In partnership with the City of Kannapolis, the Retail Lab is accepting applications until February 28 for its free, 6-week "boot camp" program. The Retail Lab is designed for early-stage or pre-launch retailers in Cabarrus and Rowan County who want to launch a brick-and-mortar or e-commerce business in the retail products and services markets. Graduates have the opportunity to test their concept in the Retail Lab Pop-Up Store for 6 months and a chance to win a micro-grant to fund business growth.

North Carolina Meals On Wheels In Need of Volunteers

If you live in Cabarrus County and have some spare time, Meals on Wheels could really use your help. They are dealing with a shortage of volunteers and are looking for folks to help deliver hot meals to homebound seniors. According to WBTV, there is a shortage of volunteers statewide....

Victim in Winston Road shooting in Lexington dies

LEXINGTON - One of the victims involved in a shooting on Winston Road in Lexington on Jan. 22 has died. Representatives with the Lexington Police Department reported Shantae McCauley, 25, died on Wednesday as a result of his injuries. According to the Lexington Police Department, at 12:52 p.m. on Jan....

Soft lockdown canceled at schools

The soft lockdown at Montgomery Central High School, Montgomery Career and Technology facility and Montgomery Community College has been lifted according to Montgomery County Sheriff Pete Herron. Herron said the lockdown was the result of an argument between two boys over a girl, that is a student. There was a...

OT Program Fully Accredited Thru 2030

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program at Pfeiffer University is now fully accredited for the next seven years, having achieved that all-important milestone last month. In addition, the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), which granted the accreditation, noted no concerns or areas of non-compliance in...

Rowan County has a positive case of HPAI

RALEIGH — Rowan County has an emu that tested positive for High Path Avian Influenza. The positive sample was identified by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Veterinary Diagnostic Lab in Raleigh. This is the first confirmed positive in Rowan County. In late spring and early summer,...

1 caught, 1 on run after Concord home break-in

CONCORD, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Concord Police say they caught a person breaking into a home and another suspect is on the run Wednesday night. Authorities say two suspects broke into an unoccupied home. An alert neighbor called the police. Officers arrived quickly, and upon arrival, the suspects...

Over 40 dogs rescued from hoarding situation in Davidson County

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Several rescues in the Piedmont Triad are helping to rehabilitate over dogs after they were rescued from a hoarding situation in Davidson County Monday. Davidson County Animal Control, Davidson County Animal Shelter and Ruff Love Rescue removed 43 dogs from a home in Davidson County.

Gas leak disrupts traffic on busy Salisbury road

SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) - A contract crew doing work near a railroad crossing on Jake Alexander Boulevard hit a gas line, causing the road to be closed to drivers. The incident was reported just after 11:00 a.m. on Thursday. Salisbury Police had Jake Alexander Boulevard closed to traffic while crews worked to repair the problem.

Family, friends remember slain Kannapolis teen, raise funds for funeral

Police say 30-year-old Devon Simmons was shot and killed shortly after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at a Citgo gas station on West Sugar Creek Road near Cinderella Road. Hops & Hogs Festival ticket buyers waiting for reimbursements. Updated: 6 hours ago. The music festival scheduled for last October never happened, and...
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America’s Largest Car Show Coming To Concord

a Warner Bros. Discovery company, today announced the 2023 HOT ROD Power Tour in celebration of HOT ROD’s 75th anniversary. The HOT ROD Power Tour Driven By Continental Tire will be heading to Concord this coming June. As America’s largest traveling car show, more than 6,000 cars and trucks of all years, makes and models will be on display for tens of thousands of automotive enthusiasts. The tour will feature over 1,000 miles of driving, with high-octane events such as drag racing, autocross and live entertainment.

Concord man wins $200,000 day before wife’s birthday

CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) - Michael Petrivelli of Concord bought a $5 scratch-off ticket the day before his wife’s birthday and won the first $200,000 prize in a new lottery game. He said winning such an amazing prize the day before her birthday made it even more special. “It was...