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In This Issue: May, '18

Fiesta! This month we celebrate the growing Hispanic culture in our region and a special local hero!

Cinco de Mayo: The Battle of Puebla

Cinco de Mayo – May 5 – is an important day in Mexican history. Do Americans really know why?

Emily Francis: Perseverance Personified

Local Teacher, Astrid Emily Francis is quickly becoming a rock star. The subject of a People magazine article in January, then an appearance on Ellen in February!

The American Dream?

The United States Census Bureau estimates Cabarrus County’s 2017 population to have neared 207,000 people. Of that number, just under 19,000 are Hispanic – almost 10 percent.

CDDC President Alan Bishop Honored at NC Main Street Conference

Recently Alan Bishop, the Concord Downtown Development Corporation's president, was recognized for his work in the community at the NC Main Street Conference.

Cabarrus County Wins Second Place at North Carolina State Fire & Life Safety Bowl

The 2018 North Carolina State Fire & Life Safety Bowl committee recently hosted the annual North Carolina State Fire and Life Safety Bowl in Concord, NC.

Concord Native Serves in the U.S. Navy with Commander, Task Force 70

A Concord, North Carolina, native and 2011 Northwest Cabarrus High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy half a world away.

Concord Regional Airport Gets New Name in Honor of Former Mayor Scott Padgett

Concord City Council renames airport to recognize the leadership and legacy of J. Scott Padgett, who recently completed four terms as Mayor in December 2017.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Needs Local Families to Sign Up Before the Deadline

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is an initiative that the Cabarrus Partnership for Children took on.

Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Jiggy with the Piggy Festival

Be a part of the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival in Kannapolis!

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