Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Cabarrus County Now

Cabarrus County is situated in the gently rolling countryside of the Carolina Piedmont. Historically Cabarrus county was the home of Cannon Mills Textiles, Phillip Morris Tobacco Company and the home to many NASCAR Shops with the Speedway bringing in it’s own city twice a year.

Over the last several years Cabarrus County has been experiencing a transition. With the assistance of David Murdock, Cabarrus County was able to replaced Cannon Mills with a North Carolina Research Campus, bringing a more technological focus into the community. The loss of Phillip Morris is being greeted with much positive optimism and speculation. The gain of a state of the art Drag strip has the community buzzing.

The 2007 NC Census estimated the population of Cabarrus County to be 163,262.
It is divided into twelve townships: Central Cabarrus, Harrisburg, Concord, Poplar Tent, Kannapolis, New Gilead, Rimertown, Gold Hill, Mount Pleasant, Georgeville, and Midland.

Weather is temperate with hot summers and mild to chilly winters. Severe weather occurs occasionally, with thunderstorms in the warmer months of the year and occasional ice storms and snowfalls occurring in the winter. For more detailed information on Cabarrus County please visit the US Census Bureau’s 2006 American Community Survey.

For a local News, Weather, Businesses, Services, Events and more visit: CabarrusNow.com

Cabarrus Now - What is it?

CabarrusNow.com is an up-to-date community website all about Cabarrus County, NC.
With over 100 pages, CabarrusNow provides Cabarrus County news, Local weather, a directory of Cabarrus County businesses, Restaurants, and Churches, Cabarrus County Events, Festivals and Activities as well as individual city resources for Concord, Kannapolis, Midland, and Harrisburg.
It's all in one place! So make it easy on yourself and just Click IT!

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is October 5 - October 11, 2008.
In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation, and since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls. According to the National Archives and Records Administration's Library Information Center, Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. The President of the United States has signed a proclamation proclaiming a national observance during that week every year since 1925.
In Cabarrus County you may contact Norman Franklin, Fire Safety Educator at 704-920-5529 for further information.

Yard Sale Sign Reminder Let’s work together to keep our roadways clean.

Officials with the City of Concord’s Zoning Enforcement would like to remind citizens of the regulations regarding the placement of signs.
• Signs must be no more than six square feet.
• May not be illuminated.
• May remain in place for 72 hours.
• May be placed in a yard or alongside an intersecting street provided they are not located in a sight triangle or street right-of-way.
• Must not be placed on any tree, street sign or utility pole. (Any signs placed in the right of way or on any utility pole will be removed).
• All signs must be self- standing.
City employees will remove signs, which do not meet the above requirements.
For more information please contact:
Deborah Clark Public Relations Manager
Phone: 704-920-5204
Email: ClarkD@ci.concord.nc.us