Friday night basketball

Join us for South Piedmont Conference basketball live on the NFHS Network. The broadcast begins at approximately 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5.

Cox Mill at Jay M. Robinson

Also playing tonight:

Hickory Ridge at Butler

 From earlier this week

A.L. Brown at Northwest Cabarrus

 

#Catsarewild on the #roadtoomaha

The Davidson Wildcats, Atlantic 10 champions, have beaten #2 North Carolina and Florida Gulf Coast to advance to the Chapel Hill Regional championship road. Here are some highlights

Jiggy with the Piggy

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Jonathan Foundation

Pancake Day!

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The 60th Annual Pancake Day is today, Thursday, March 16, at the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County. They will be serving until 7:30 p.m. Come out and help a great community organization.

Pancake Day 2017 at the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County in Concord.

Championship Saturday

Hickory Ridge versus Northern Guilford

Cox Mill versus Eastern Guilford

Radio Free Cabarrus will stream live audio only of the games. Also our friends at Memories 98.3 and WTIX-AM 1410 will have the game on radio.

Complete coverage after the games will be at IndependentTribune.com

Get ready for spring

Race Month Is Here

600 Festival brings a month full of activities

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 2, 2016) – If you have time on your hands in May and are looking for something to do, the 600 Festival Association™ has got it covered.

From some of the top musical acts in the nation to a family-friendly movie to race cars, drivers and big rigs, the 600 Festival offers up many entertainment opportunities in the Charlotte region during May.

“It is going to be an amazing month of May for everyone in this region,” said Jacqueline Gafrarar, executive director of the 600 Festival. “The 600 Festival has so many events again this year that it’s going to be great for locals and for the thousands of fans who come to town for the races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.”

For more than 31 consecutive years, the 600 Festival has led the area in celebrating the May racing events at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The 600 Festival kicks off May 6 with Movies on the Campus, a family-friendly, free affair in Kannapolis. The event, in conjunction with Jiggy with the Piggy, is featuring Disney’s “Cars 2” on the big screen starting at 8 p.m.

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Two weeks later on May 19, it’s Haulers on Union Parade & Fan Fest, the annual parade of NASCAR big rigs through downtown Concord on the way to Charlotte Motor Speedway. And like any parade, there is much more, including live music from beach music icons The Tams and country music artists Acoustic South, celebrity appearances, mascots, games and show cars.

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The scene shifts to Mooresville and the GoPro Motorplex on May 24 for the ENEOS Little 600 go-kart extravaganza, featuring topNASCAR drivers going head-to-head in go-karts.  The ENEOS Little 600 will have a similar entry list as years prior that included Kyle Larson, Kasey Kahne, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Joey Logano, Michael McDowell, Justin Allgaier, Ryan Blaney, Trevor Bayne and many more. There also will be a race between spotters, the eyes-in-the-sky for drivers, as they take the wheel to race peers.

Circle K and Kangaroo Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola opens its three-day run in Uptown Charlotte May 26 as the streets come alive with NASCAR’s top Sprint Cup drivers such as Joey Logano, Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch, show cars, interactive displays, kids’ events, food vendors and much more.

Sol Fusion and the Voltage Brothers will offer up the sounds of rhythm and blues, beach music, soul and funk on the Mello Yello stage Thursday, May 26 for a free concert.

Chris Young, who has seven number-one singles and is currently on the charts in a duet with Cassadee Pope, and country icon Montgomery Gentry will be on the Coca-Cola stage Friday, May 27. Twenty-four hours later, sibling group The Band Perry, owner of a Grammy Award and a multitude of gold and platinum records, will be in the spotlight on the Coca-Cola stage along with North Carolina’s own Kellie Pickler. Tickets for the May 27 and 28 shows are $15 for each night.

Bright and early on Saturday, May 28, runners will hit the streets of Uptown Charlotte for the PNC Speed Street 5K, which begins on Tryon Street and ends at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Remembering Jonathan Thacker

It’s Concord versus Kannapolis in high school baseball from Intimidators Stadium in Kannapolis, N.C.

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The Cabarrus Fair is here!

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Fairly big deal

CONCORD, N.C.,  – The Cabarrus County Fair will open its gates for the 2015 season on Friday, September 11, and run through Saturday, September 19, at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, Concord, off Hwy 49.

This year’s theme is Share the Fair and there’s good reason why:

  • Have some high-flying fun on the more than 40 rides
  • Squeeze in a little family fun by milking a real cow
  • Log some time at the live chainsaw artist
  • Hoof it to the famous racing pigs
  • Gaze your eyes and feed your mouth on ears of delicious locally grown corn
  • Bark up some fun with the K9’s Take Flight team
  • Mindbend with the Magic of Lance Gifford and Company
  • Have a blast watching a live sand sculptor
  • Bee-have with the Cabarrus County Beekeepers Association
  • And eat deep fried everything…but you don’t really have to share those

Once you’ve checked off your list, take some time to hit the classics. Tour the exhibit hall, create some fun with the kids club activities and compete for prizes. The fair also features local and regional musical acts that represent the ties between our home-grown fair and the heart of our community.

Gate admission to the fair is $7.50 for ages 12-64, $5.35 for ages 65+ and those with military ID, $3.25 for ages 6-11 and ages 5 and younger admitted free. Parking is free. All transactions at the Fair are cash only. ATMs are located at the main gate and throughout the midway, but do carry a surcharge.

2015 Gate Specials (rides not included):

  • Saturday, September 12 – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
    Free General Gate Admission for all from 1 p.m.-3 p.m., only.
  • Sunday, September 13 – Cooperative Christian Ministries Canned Food Drive
    Free General Gate Admission for all from 1-3 p.m. with any brand of four canned food items per adult and two canned food items per child.
  • Tuesday, September 15 – School Education Night
    Receive $1 off General Gate Admission when you show off your school spirit by wearing your favorite grade school to college attire.
  • Thursday, September 17 – Salute to Seniors Night
    Admission price of $4.30 for seniors ages 65 and older from 4-6 p.m., only. Price includes sales tax.
  • Catch the fair for free on Fridays
    Present your high school football ticket stub at the gate after the game on Friday, September 11 and 18, only, and get free gate admission for the corresponding evening.

The fair is open on weekdays from 4-11 p.m.; Saturdays from 1-11 p.m.; and Sunday 1-10 p.m.

Cabarrus County Transportation Service (CCTS) provides complimentary parking lot shuttle van service for the satellite parking lots during the weekends. Satellite parking lots are only operational on weekends and CCTS vans run at specified hours.

2015 Shuttle Van Service Schedule:

Saturday, September 12, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

Sunday, September 13, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

Friday, September 18, 6 p.m.-12 a.m.

Saturday, September 19, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

For more information about the fair, including entertainment, tickets or times, visit www.cabarruscountyfair.com.

Like the fair at www.facebook.com/cabarruscountyfair for fair trivia, prizes and updates. If you’re tweeting from the fair, remember to tag @cabarrusfair.