Skip to main content

In This Issue: July '17

Jul 01, 2017 08:30AM, Published by Jason Huddle, Categories: Health+Wellness, In Print, Food+Drink, Community Family Features Food, Family Features



Jason Huddle, Publisher

Isn’t it funny how one group of people can go from heroes to villains in the blink of an eye? I remember, after 9/11, police, fire fighters and other emergency first responders in communities across the nation were held in high esteem. People would stop them on the street and thank them for serving their community so selflessly. 

Last summer, we saw an about-face in the way some of the nation viewed our police forces. Instead of heroes, some began to proclaim that racism and hatred had infiltrated units across America. Because of the actions of a few officers (as well as false narratives in some cases), it seemed all police officers had been demonized to the point where people actually began to target and kill these men and women who have devoted their lives to protecting and serving the people of their communities.

I’ll be the first to say that some of my colleagues in the media perpetuated this movement. They fueled the fire of racism with half-truths and biased reports. It was as shameful to watch as the events that led to riots across the country last year. It is my belief that our nation is more racially divided now than it was 30 years ago.

Regardless, one can’t deny that there is a need in this country, and our community, to come together and understand one another. That starts by examining all areas of any issue. That is what we have attempted to do this month. We went out with police officers to experience what they experience on a daily basis. We spoke with African-American members of our community to gain their perspective and we also delved into what the local police forces are doing to maintain and even improve relations with their communities.

This month’s edition may not be the Cabarrus Magazine you are used to, but I believe it is necessary. Even as a lifestyle publication, we can’t just ignore important issues of our community. On the contrary. We need to face them head on so that we might move forward, together.

Sincerely,

Jason Huddle

Click Below to Read the Featured Articles From This Month's Edition or The Entire Issue, Cover-to-Cover!

To Serve and Protect









 

National Night Out: Signal of Awareness

 

Unsung Heroes

 

Intolerance

 

Patient Advocates: Bridging the Financial Gap

 

Breaking Bread: Bouchee’ a la Reine (Queen’s Bite)

 


July, 2017


Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Cabarrus Magazine's free newsletter to catch every headline



Kannapolis Police Family Features Family Features Food City of Concord Police City of Kannapolis Police Racism Life of Police


  • PIEDMONT FARMERS MARKET

    07/22/2017
    08:00AM

    • Open year-round. Fresh local produce, honey, free-range eggs, antibiotic- and hormone-free beef...


  • Small Business Saturday

    07/22/2017
    08:00AM — 09:00PM

    Make a purchase in any of the participating businesses in Downtown Concord and enter a drawing to...


  • It's never too early to plan for the unknown. Join us for a series of advance directive planning ...


  • STORIES UNDER THE STARS

    07/22/2017
    07:00PM

    • Join us for this unique literary performing arts event. Geared toward families with children of...


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Renaissance Classical Preschool Summer Camp

    07/25/2017
    07:00AM — 06:00PM

    Renaissance Classical Preschool Summer camp June 12th-August 4th. Our Summer camp is designed to ...


  • Renaissance Classical Preschool NOW ENROLLING

    07/25/2017
    08:00AM — 05:00PM

    Renaissance Classical Preschool is now enrolling for 2017-2018. We cater to children ages 1-3yrs ...


  • Registration Open for Toddler Summer Camp Ages 4 & 5! Summer fun with curriculum incorporated thr...


  • A VET TOGETHER

    07/25/2017
    09:00AM — 11:00AM

    • Join Cabarrus Veterans Coalition the first Tuesday of each month at Carm’s for free coffee and ...


  • A Vet Together

    07/25/2017
    09:00AM — 11:00AM

    Join Cabarrus Veterans Coalition at Carm's Cafe every Tuesday morning for A Vet Together! Fre...


  • Moravian Star

    07/25/2017
    05:00PM

    Ages 12 years-Adult. Create a stunning Moravian Star out of recycled greeting cards! All material...


  • Local Organic Farmers Market

    07/26/2017
    04:00AM — 06:00PM

    Enjoy high quality, locally sourced produce from certified organic farmers. Support these hard-wo...


  • Renaissance Classical Preschool Summer Camp

    07/26/2017
    07:00AM — 06:00PM

    Renaissance Classical Preschool Summer camp June 12th-August 4th. Our Summer camp is designed to ...


  • Renaissance Classical Preschool NOW ENROLLING

    07/26/2017
    08:00AM — 05:00PM

    Renaissance Classical Preschool is now enrolling for 2017-2018. We cater to children ages 1-3yrs ...


  • Registration Open for Toddler Summer Camp Ages 4 & 5! Summer fun with curriculum incorporated thr...


  • Summer Soccer Camp

    07/26/2017
    09:00AM

    NCSpurs Summer Soccer Camp Session 1 :: June 19 -23 Session 2 :: July 10 -14 Session 3 :: ...


  • Suncatchers

    07/26/2017
    03:30PM

    Ages 12-18 – Use recycled materials to create beautiful suncatchers for your window. All supplies...


  • CBC Trivia Night

    07/26/2017
    07:00PM

    Cabarrus Brewing Co’s weekly Trivia Night hosted by KanePunch Comedy’s Patrick & Joel is held eve...


  • Namaste and have a Beer

    07/26/2017
    07:00PM — 08:00PM

    Join us at Twenty-Six Acres every Wednesday for Yoga with Jill Falconer Yoga! Classes are $10 and...


  • Namaste and have a Beer

    07/26/2017
    07:00PM — 08:00PM

    Join us at Twenty-Six Acres every Wednesday for Yoga with Jill Falconer Yoga! Classes are $10 and...


  • It's never too early to plan for the unknown. Join us for a series of advance directive planning ...


  • Namaste and have a Beer

    08/02/2017
    07:00PM — 08:00PM

    Join us at Twenty-Six Acres every Wednesday for Yoga with Jill Falconer Yoga! Classes are $10 and...


  • Namaste and have a Beer

    08/09/2017
    07:00PM — 08:00PM

    Join us at Twenty-Six Acres every Wednesday for Yoga with Jill Falconer Yoga! Classes are $10 and...


  • BBQ & Bluegrass Concert

    08/12/2017
    04:30PM — 08:30PM

    Come on down and grab y'all some BBQ and join us for an indoor Bluegrass concert by the renowned ...


Get Cabarrus Magazine Delivered to Your Door!

Subscribe today!

Proudly Brought To You By These Community Sponsors