Cabarrus community news

Here is wetlands along the new section of the Hector Henry Greenway
Here is wetlands along the new section of the Hector Henry Greenway

Food Truck Friday

Cabarrus County Food Truck Friday will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday behind the Old Creamery and Cougar Run Winery. Here is the line-up for Aug. 14:

DJ Elementz rocking the party.
All-Star Cafe
Mae’s Creole Kitchen
100 Main Beef and Barbeque
Maryland Crab Co. Llc
The Big Woodie
MarlieQ’s Caribbean Queen
Cremoso Cheesecake Company
Papa Robb’s Paradise Ice

Hall of Fame deadline Saturday

CONCORD, N.C. –The deadline for applications and nominations for the Cabarrus County Sports Hall of Fame isSaturday.

The hall of fame committee will consider the applications and finalize the 2015 induction class in the new few weeks. Already the committee is considering 39 nominations that have been received. It will be the fifth class of inductees.

This year’s class will be inducted in a 7 p.m. ceremony Oct. 22 at the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County. The public is invited to attend the free event.

The Cabarrus County Sports Hall of Fame inducted its first members in 2011. The committee considers coaches and athletes who were outstanding in their athletic fields and  as well as their communities.

Nomination forms should be sent to: McClamrock Business Forms, Attention: Tony McClamrock, P.O. Box 58092, Raleigh, N.C. 27658-8092. For more information or for nomination forms ,contact McClamrock at 919-876-4387 or email

96 junior golfers at The Club at Irish Creek next week

KANNAPOLIS, NC- Next week, the sixth-annual IZOD AJGA Championship will feature 26 players from the Charlotte area and throughout North Carolina.  The Club at Irish Creek, 1196 Fairway Drive, Kannapolis, NC 28081, will host the American Junior Golf Association tournament for the second year.

The full field of 96 high school golfers represents some of the best in the United States and internationally. Ten of the golfers are already committed to play at the college level, and others will be in full view of college scouts.

The 54-hole stroke play event will tee off Tuesday, August 18 at 1:30 pm and continue through Thursday, August 20. The schedule of events includes:

  • Monday, August 17: 1:30 pm, shotgun practice round
  • Tuesday, August 18: 7:30 am to 12:40 pm, first round off No. 1 tee
  • Wednesday, August 19: 7:30 am to 12:40 pm, second round off No. 1 tee
  • Thursday, August 20: 7:30 am to 12:40 pm, final round off No. 1 tee
  • Thursday, August 20: 5:30 pm, awards ceremony

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Concord, A.L. Brown high schools stuff the bus for CCM

KANNAPOLIS – Everything about the Battle For the Bell is special – this is the 85th year Concord and A.L. Brown high schools will play for the Victory Bell donated to the schools by Southern Railways in 1950, the rivalry is the longest continuous high school rivalry in North Carolina and 15th longest in the nation.

This year, Cooperative Christian Ministry and both high schools want to make it a little more special for everyone in the community. Each school will have a school bus parked in the horseshoe drive located in front of Bullock Gymnasium at A.L. Brown High School for the duration of the game. Members of the community can pick which school is their favorite and student volunteers will be on-hand to help stuff the buses for CCM.

“These two high schools have never been afraid to leverage their competition to demonstrate the importance of community,” says CCM Executive Director Ed Hosack. “We are extremely proud of how these two schools have responded through their food drives over the years.”

The school with the most food (in weight) will win a prize and CCM will distribute the food collected throughout their network of 10 community food pantries.

“We are extremely grateful and happy that our students are supporting the community with the canned food drive to support CCM,” says A.L. Brown Principal Todd Parker. “It is so important that we teach our students that giving to others is an important part of life and makes it so much more meaningful.”

The Battle For the Bell – traditionally the last game of the regular season for Concord and A.L. Brown high schools – was changed after conference realignment split the schools and the game had to be moved to prior to the first day of school. The game was moved this year from Friday night, Aug. 21, to Thursday night, Aug. 20, and will be broadcast on Time Warner Cable as part of the Great American Rivalry series. North Carolina High School Athletic Association regulations will not allow Friday night high school games to be broadcast live.

Gates open at 5 p.m. at A.L. Brown High School. Students and volunteers will be on-hand beginning at 4:45 p.m. to take donations of nonperishable food items.

ABOUT COOPERATIVE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY: Cooperative Christian Ministry (CCM) provides immediate assistance to residents of Cabarrus and southern Rowan counties of North Carolina that are experiencing crisis in the areas of food, shelter, or finances while engaging them in a series of actions that will empower them to move beyond crisis. For more information, go to

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