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A top flooring distributor will bring 172 jobs to Concord

Sept. 19. Haines, the largest floor covering distributor in the US, will spend $6.4 million on a new distribution center that will create 172 jobs in Concord. The new distribution center will serve as Haines’ southern hub and will house Haines’ entire stocking portfolio of floor covering, installation and maintenance products. “Haines is so pleased […]


New mobile app boosts downtown Concord

July 7. Every hip downtown district needs a mobile app of its own, and now Downtown Concord has one. The free app enables visitors and residents alike to get the most out of tours of the picturesque historic district in the heart of Cabarrus County just by looking at their mobile device. Some 50 beacons […]


Rowan-Cabarrus recognized for digital campus nationwide

July 6. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is among the Top 10 Digital Community Colleges, according to the Center for Digital Education. RCCC was recognized for its work on mobile technology, smart classrooms and technology innovation, including online tutoring for students  24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Digital Community Colleges Survey analyzes how community colleges use […]


Cabarrus CVB unveils new destination guide

  April 30. Just in time for the May races, the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau has a new destination guide for visitors. The new guide, published quarterly, will feature four “strategically thematic” covers. Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Lenny Batycki appears on the first quarter cover. The second quarter cover emphasizes family travel with an image […]


Downtown Concord continues to attract new retail business

By Joe Habina. As a new restaurant owner in downtown Concord, Jason Pressley has a taste for competing for stomachs with other establishments in the neighborhood. “In my opinion I would rather be in a cluster of really good restaurants,” said Pressley, the owner of The Grill at 11 Union. “You get people to come to […]


Alevo is hiring as production ramps up

Dec. 5. By Marty Price. The skill sets are changing, but jobs in manufacturing will continue to grow, providing career paths for those willing to learn, says Scott Schotter, chief marketing and sustainability officer for Alevo in Concord. Indeed, the international battery maker is hiring 20 maintenance technicians in trade and salaried positions to keep the […]

Brewer coming to Kannapolis next year

Nov. 17. A craft brewery from Connecticut plans to open a brewery and taproom in downtown Kannapolis next year. Third Dimension Brewery will lease property at 100 West Avenue from the City of Kannapolis. It is adjacent to what is expected to be the future home of the Kannapolis Intimidators. Bill Collins, who owns Firefly […]

Linder plans regional HQ in Kannapolis

Nov. 11. The Kannapolis City Council will consider tax incentives for Linder Industrial Machinery which plans to build a regional headquarters on Davidson Highway. The company, which sells earth moving and paving equipment, plans a 39,000 square foot facility with a total investment of $7.6 million, over the next five years. The firm will relocate 40 […]

Cabarrus County Commissioner Grace Mynatt. Photo by Marty Price

Grace Mynatt: A lifetime of servant leadership

By Marty Price. Teaching primary grades for 14 years, before helping her late husband build the successful Ben Mynatt dealerships in Concord for another 16 years, prepared Grace Mynatt for the top echelon of Cabarrus County politics. Elected to the Board of Education in 1993, she served as both chair and vice-chair before leaving in 2006 […]


Golf is on the upswing with new investments

By Dave Yochum. Millennials aren’t golfing like their parents and grandparents, but they’re a force smart golf course operators are reckoning with. Besides buying homes in golf communities, millennials constitute a market that can only grow in terms of club membership, daily play and equipment. Millennial golfers 6.4 million millennial golfers 26% of all golfers 90 […]

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