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The Midterm Elections Meet the Candidates

'Up Front' Begins Two-Week Series to Introduce Newly Elected Local Officials To Public

Cabarrus County has elected four new people to office this year. What we can expect from their first terms in office? Up Front finds out! Read More » 

 

Latest Up Front Highlights How Cabarrus County Has Come Together for One of its Own

Latest 'Up Front' Highlights How Cabarrus County Has Come Together for One of its Own

19 year-old Morgan Wetherbee was driving to her boyfriend's house when an oncoming car hit her head-on. Now, as Morgan fights for her life, the community is fighting for Morgan. Read More » 

 

Up Front Episode 80 Features Childrens Book That Highlights Carolinas Panthers

'Up Front' Episode 80 Features Children's Book That Highlights Carolinas; Panthers

Marnie Schneider, who lives in Mooresville NC, has written several children's books featuring her beloved characters, Football Freddie and Fumble the Dog. Her latest features the Carolinas. Read More » 

 

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'Up Front' Explores Navigating Your Faith During This Election Season

How to navigate this volatile season, while remaining true to your core values and beliefs. Read More » 

 

Up Front Podcast Discusses School Board Indecision with Board Members

'Up Front' Podcast Discusses School Board Indecision with Board Members

In July the Cabarrus School Board reversed an earlier decision to go from Plan B to Plan C for students. Now, history has seemed to repeat itself. We wanted answers. Read More » 

 

New Ministry for Foster Kids Who Are Aging Out Focus of New Up Front Episode

New Ministry for Foster Kids Who Are 'Aging Out' Focus of New 'Up Front' Episode

Every year, thousands of young adults age out of the foster care system and are left to fend for themselves on the streets. But, there are are some in our community who are willing to help. Read More » 

 

Up Front Celebrates Grand Re-Openings in Latest Episode

'Up Front' Celebrates Grand Re-Openings in Latest Episode

With the move to Phase 2.5, some museums and venues are starting to reopen. What can visitors expect as they return to these local favorite locations? Read More » 

 

Up Front Celebrates Episode 75 With Review of Episodes That Helped Us Get Through The Summer

'Up Front' Celebrates Episode 75 With Review of Episodes That Helped Us Get Through The Summer

This week, we review two episodes that helped us during this insane season. Plus, we'll air a previously unreleased conversation that took place during our Race Relations episode. Read More » 

 

Up Front Has Valuable Information for Voters This Week on Podcast

'Up Front' Has Valuable Information for Voters This Week on Podcast

This week, "Up Front: invited Martin Ericson, Chairman of the Cabarrus County Board of Elections, to discuss what everyone needs to know before they cast their ballots this fall. Read More » 

 

Up Front Gives a Little Virtual Learning Assistance for Parents

'Up Front' Gives a Little Virtual Learning Assistance for Parents

Many students now find themselves in front of a computer, rather than in a classroom. This week, we discuss ways parents can make this experience more effective and fun! Read More » 

 

Up Front Discusses Charlotte Motor Speedways Future in Latest Episode

'Up Front' Discusses Charlotte Motor Speedway's Future in Latest Episode

CMS has taken some serious hits this year However, that hasn't stopped them from taking a day to give back to the community as well as discuss what is next for the racing complex. Read More » 

 

BRAKES with Doug Herbert Driving School Photo courtesy of the BRAKES Facebook Page

'Up Front' Talks K.E.Y.S., B.R.A.K.E.S. and Teen Driving in Episode 71

Over 2,300 teens die in auto accidents each year nationally. However, Cabarrus County houses a driving initiative and a safe driving program help to keep our young drivers safe. Read More » 

 

Voice of the Panthers Mick Mixon Helps Up Front Preview Upcoming Season

Voice of the Panthers, Mick Mixon, Helps 'Up Front' Preview Upcoming Season

Up Front with Cabarrus Magazine has posted it's 2nd Annual Carolina Panthers Season Preview, with special guest, Mick Mixon. Read More » 

Up Front Examines the Effects of Plan C with members of Cabarrus School Board

Up Front Examines the 'Effects of Plan C' with members of Cabarrus School Board

Three members of the Cabarrus Board of Education, tell Up Front the reasons behind this decision to move from Plan B to C for our students and what it also means parents and teachers. Read More » 

 

Up Front Podcast Examines College and Career Promise Program at RCCC As Viable Alternative

'Up Front' Podcast Examines College and Career Promise Program at RCCC As Viable Alternative

Many upperclassmen are seeking out alternative ways to finish out their high school careers. The College and Career Promise Programs at RCCC is a viable solution. Read More » 


Up Front Podcast Takes On The

'Up Front' Podcast Takes On The "COVID Confusion"

There is a lot of data about COVID-19, but little explanation. This week, Ryan McGee, from the Cabarrus Health Alliance explains the COVID-19 data on their website and what it means. Read More » 

 

Up Front Podcast Highlights Local Non-Profit That Helps Vets in Need

'Up Front' Podcast Highlights Local Non-Profit That Helps Vets in Need

"Up Front' highlights Operation Decisive Victory (ODV), a non-profit that helps veterans, from homelessness and medical care assistance to mental health and financial difficulties. Read More » 

 

Historic 1900s House for sale 222 Corban Ave Photo courtesy of Realtorcom

"Up Front" Examines House Hunting (or Selling) in a COVID Market

Purchasing or selling a house in any market can be difficult. Adding a global pandemic to the mix can make it more so. In this edition, our guests help us navigate through the process. Read More » 

 

Latest Episode of Up Front Offers a Little

Latest Episode of 'Up Front' Offers a Little "Humor Therapy"

The Up Front with Cabarrus Magazine podcast welcomes comedian, Sid Davis, to offer some much needed laughs in Episode 64. Read More » 

 

Up Front Podcast Continues the Conversation on Race Relations in New Episode

'Up Front' Podcast Continues the Conversation on Race Relations in New Episode

After an intense episode discussing race relations last week, 'Up Front with Cabarrus Magazine' continued the conversation this week in the latest installment this week. Read More » 

Up Front Takes on Race Relations in Powerful Episode

'Up Front' Takes on Race Relations in Powerful Episode

The wound of racial inequality has once again been reopened in our country. Up Front with Cabarrus Magazine wanted to have candid conversation on what can be done to heal our community. Read More »  


OCT Announces 45th Season Lineup on Episode 61 of Up Front

OCT Announces 45th Season Lineup on Episode 61 of 'Up Front'

Old Courthouse Theatre is moving ahead with plans to host season 45 and, for the second year in a row, Up Front with Cabarrus Magazine podcast is the venue they announced what's coming! Read More » 

 

Up Front Gets Answers on Decision to Cancel Harrisburg July 4th Festivities

'Up Front' Gets Answers on Decision to Cancel Harrisburg July 4th Festivities

Many county residents were outraged when Harrisburg official decided to cancel their popular July 4th festival. Up Front with Cabarrus Magazine podcast set out to get some answers. Read More » 


Summer is Almost Here Up Front Looks ahead to Summer Programs Still Available For Kids

Summer is Almost Here! 'Up Front' Looks ahead to Summer Programs Still Available For Kids

This summer is going to look a little different, especially for the kiddos. 'Up Front with Cabarrus Magazine' take a look at summer camp options in the area still available. Read More » 

 

Up Front Podcast Examines what Phase One of Reopening Looks Like for Cabarrus

'Up Front' Podcast Examines what Phase One of Reopening Looks Like for Cabarrus

Phase one has begun! But what does that look like for the county? Up Front with Cabarrus Magazine host, Jason Huddle, talks with Concord Downtown and the City of Kannapolis to find out! Read More » 


Up Front Examines the Pros and Cons of Reopening NC

'Up Front' Examines the Pros and Cons of Reopening NC

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, many are calling on the Governor to relax some of the restrictions and allow people to go back to work. So say not so fast. The week we look at both sides. Read More » 


Up Front Has Advice on How To Work From Home Effectively

'Up Front' Has Advice on How To Work From Home Effectively

Many have been forced to work from home, but few know how to do it properly. This week, 'Up Front' has local expert, Tom Cooper, with some great advice for those still figuring things out. Read More » 

Up Front Explores How to Help and Get Help During COVID-19 Crisis

'Up Front' Explores How to Help and Get Help During COVID-19 Crisis

Ed Hosack, with Cooperative Christian Ministries (CCM) talks about some special programs they have in place right now, and how you can give or get the help you need. Read More » 

Homeschooling Expert has Tips for Frazzled Parents on latest Up Front Episode

Homeschooling Expert has Tips for Frazzled Parents on latest 'Up Front' Episode

Many parents have been asked now be a teacher, as all schools are currently closed. This week, homeschooling author, Jennifer Cook DeRosa, offers some ideas to help! Read More » 

Up Front Releases Special Edition with Guest Rep Richard Hudson

'Up Front' Releases Special Edition with Guest, Rep. Richard Hudson

Host, Jason Huddle and the U.S. Congressman from the 8th NC district, discuss all things COVID-19 related, including your rights. Read More » 


Up Front Interviews Local Pastor for Word of Encouragement

'Up Front' Interviews Local Pastor for Word of Encouragement

Pastor Dale Jenkins, of New Hope Worship Center in Concord, shares encouragement and answers in these tough times during episode of Up Front podcast. Read More » 

Up Front Gets Answers From CHA on COVID-19 and How Cabarrus is Reacting

'Up Front' Gets Answers From CHA on COVID-19 and How Cabarrus is Reacting

Up front with Cabarrus Magazine podcast sat down this week with Dr. Russell Suda, of the Cabarrus Health Alliance to cut through the hype and get real answers regarding COVID-19 in Cabarrus. Read More » 


Beth Troutman Sat Down with Up Front to discuss Emmy Win and Her Life Since She Left WCNC

Beth Troutman Sat Down with 'Up Front' to discuss Emmy Win and Her Life Since She Left WCNC

Not one to normally grant podcast interviews, Beth graciously accepted our invitation to discuss her decision to leave the anchor Desk at WCNC-NBC 6 and what she's been doing since! Read More » 


Up Front Talks with EDC About What Cabarrus Will Look Like in the 2020s

'Up Front' Talks with EDC About What Cabarrus Will Look Like in the 2020's

Up Front with Cabarrus Magazine Podcast host, Jason Huddle, sat down with Cabarrus Economic Development Corp. CEO, Robby Carney to discuss current and future projects in the area. Read More » 

 

Up Front Celebrates First Anniversary

'Up Front' Celebrates First Anniversary!

Up Front celebrates with the most downloaded segments over the past year! Revisit those episodes that uncovered scandal, tugged on your heart strings and maybe even made your heart stop! Read More » 


Most Recent Up Front Explores Cures for Cabin Fever Adds Tribute for Fallen Podcast Friend

Most Recent 'Up Front' Explores Cures for Cabin Fever, Adds Tribute for Fallen Podcast Friend

By this time in the winter, we're looking for things to do indoors. Host, Jason Huddle, interviews two such places you can go to have fun and get out of the house! Give a Listen! Read More » 

 

Up Front Has Ideas for Celebrating Valentines on a Budget

'Up Front' Has Ideas for Celebrating Valentine's on a Budget

This week, Host Jason Huddle explores some ideas for couples to celebrate Valentine's without breaking the bank! Give a listen! Read More » 

 

Cabarrus Magazine Reader Award Winners Discuss Real Issues of Running A Business on Up Front

Cabarrus Magazine Reader Award Winners Discuss Real Issues of Running A Business on 'Up Front'

Two of our Reader Award winners, Steve Steinbacher and Alan Bishop sit down with host discuss the secrets to their success and hard lessons they've learned. Plus, Chef Robert Irvine! Read More » 

 

Up Front Covers Resolution by Cabarrus County Commissioners to Support 2nd Amendment

'Up Front' Covers Resolution by Cabarrus County Commissioners to Support 2nd Amendment

Host Jason Huddle sits down with Mike Anderson, who was present at the standing-room-only meeting to explain his thoughts on the night and what happened, plus more Cab Co. politics! Read More » 


Up Front Takes a Look at the Future if Concord Mills in Episode 43

'Up Front' Takes a Look at the Future if Concord Mills in Episode 43

Host, Jason Huddle, sat down with Concord Mills GM, Ray Soporowski, in the wake of the recent shooting to discuss security and what the future of the mall looks like. Give a listen! Read More » 

 

First Up Front of 2020 All About New Years Resolutions

First 'Up Front' of 2020 All About New Year's Resolutions

This week, host, Jason Huddle, sits down with local fitness expert, Alfred Wilson, on how to get better fit in 2020, plus we address your resolutions too! Give a listen! Read More » 

 

Up Front Takes Final Look at 2019 with

'Up Front' Takes Final Look at 2019 with "Best Of" Episode

Host, Jason Huddle, takes a look back through the first year of Up Front with Cabarrus Magazine and picks out some highlights from 2019 Read More » 

Up Front Episode 40 Discovers Great Gift Ideas

'Up Front' Episode 40 Discovers Great Gift Ideas

If you are still needing some gift ideas, 'Up Front' has some great suggestions for you! Read More » 





With Concord Listed a Boom Town Is Now the Time to Buy or Sell You Home Up Front Takes a Closer Look

With Concord Listed a 'Boom Town', Is Now the Time to Buy or Sell You Home? 'Up Front' Takes a Closer Look

Concord is one of the top 50 "Boom Towns" in the country. Is now the time to make a real estate move? We talked with local realtor, Jennifer Parsley to find out. Give a Listen! Read More » 


Episode 38 of Up Front Explores a Cabarrus Christmas

Episode 38 of 'Up Front' Explores a Cabarrus Christmas

Local Aspiring Musician, Seth Pittman shares some of his music, including a Christmas original! Plus Annette Keller tells us what's going on in Kannapolis this year and much more! Read More » 

 

Up Front Concludes Two-Part Series on Newly Elected Officials in Episode 37

'Up Front' Concludes Two-Part Series on Newly Elected Officials in Episode 37

Host, Jason Huddle, concludes 2-part series by suiting down with newly elected Concord and Kannapolis City Council Reps, Andy Langford and Darrell Jackson. Give a listen! Read More » 

 

Episode 36 of Up Front Is First in Two-Part Series of Interviews with Newly Elected Local Representatives

Episode 36 of 'Up Front' Is First in Two-Part Series of Interviews with Newly Elected Local Representatives

Host Jason Huddle interviews New Harrisburg Town Councilmen-elects, Ian Patrick and Rodney Dellinger about how they won their seats and what they plan to do no that they have them. Read More » 


Up Front Gives You Way to Survive Thanksgiving in Episode 35

'Up Front' Gives You Way to Survive Thanksgiving in Episode 35

Host, Jason Huddle, previews this year's edition of the Holiday lights at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and our friends at CERTEC Automotive give great tips for your car before you hit the road! Read More » 

 

Up Front Searches for the Best Desserts in Cabarrus County in Episode 34

'Up Front' Searches for the Best Desserts in Cabarrus County in Episode 34

Host, Jason Huddle, sits down with the owners of The Sweet Life and Cabarrus Creamery to find out their secret that keeps people coming back for more! Give a Listen! Read More » 


Episode 33

Episode 33: "Up Front' Gets Ghost Host to Tell Some Scary NC Ghost Stories

Listen, if you dare, but don't listen alone! Plus we tell you where you can celebrate Halloween locally and review thoughts on the Intimidator's new name! Read More » 


Episode 32 Up Front Interviews Local Artists and Artisans

Episode 32: 'Up Front' Interviews Local Artists and Artisans

This week, host, Jason Huddle, interviews some unique people in our community who bring life, beauty and color to our area. Give a listen! Read More » 

 

Episode 31 Up From Podcast Looks At Fun Things to Do in Cabarrus This Season

Episode 31: 'Up From' Podcast Looks At Fun Things to Do in Cabarrus This Season

This week, Host, Jason Huddle, sat down with Julie Hinson, from the Cabarrus CVB, to highlight some fun outings to plan this season in Cabarrus County! Give a listen! Read More » 

 

Episode 30 Prost Up Front Helps You Celebrate Oktoberfest in Cabarrus

Episode 30: Prost! 'Up Front' Helps You Celebrate Oktoberfest in Cabarrus

Host, Jason Huddle, sat down with tow local brewing company owners, Steve Steinbacher and Ford Craven, to learn more about this annual Fall event! Read More » 


Huzzah The Renaissance Relived

'Up Front' Gets Scoop on What's New at the Renaissance Festival, Opening this Weekend

Up Front with Cabarrus Magazine host, Jason Huddle, went out to the village of Fairhaven to learn what was new at this year's festival, running weekend Oct. 5 - Nov. 24th! Read More » 

 

Latest Up Front Podcast Celebrates Local Small Businesses

Latest 'Up Front' Podcast Celebrates Local Small Businesses

In this week's episode, host Jason Huddle, interviews two local entrepreneurs with some helpful advice for business owners, along with Holly Sloop from Concord Downtown Development! Read More » 

 

Latest Up Front Episode Examines the Foster Care System in Cabarrus County

Latest 'Up Front' Episode Examines the Foster Care System in Cabarrus County

There is a great need to help children in Cabarrus County who, otherwise, would have nowhere to go or someone to fight for their best interests. We talked to people willing to step up. Read More » 

 

Fair Week Sparks Discussion about Local Family Time Opportunities in New Up Front Episode

Fair Week Sparks Discussion about Local 'Family Time' Opportunities in New 'Up Front' Episode

It's Fair week and in this episode we explore what to expect at this year's fair, along with other options to spend quality time with family and loved ones in Cabarrus County! Read More » 

 

New Episode of Up Front Looks at Local People Organizations Giving Back to the Community

New Episode of 'Up Front' Looks at Local People; Organizations Giving Back to the Community

This week, host, Jason Huddle, interviews people and organizations who are taking a step back in order to pay it forward, by helping deserving Cabarrus residents and Non-Profits. Read More » 

 

Latest Episode of Up Front takes a look at Essential Oils and CBD Products

Latest Episode of 'Up Front' takes a look at Essential Oils and CBD Products

This week, host, Jason Huddle, interviews experts on essential oils and CBD products in an effort to determine if they are a viable alternative to traditional medicine. Read More » 

 

Latest Episode of

Latest Episode of "Up Front" Takes a Look at Cabarrus County Scam

Cabarrus County was scammed out of over $2.5 Million dollars of taxpayer money, we wanted answers. County Commissioner, Steve Morris, sat down to explain, plus tips to avoid scams for you. Read More » 

 

Up Front with Cabarrus Magazine Releases Special 2019 Panthers Season Preview with Guest Mick Mixon

Up Front with Cabarrus Magazine Releases Special 2019 Panthers Season Preview with Guest Mick Mixon

The Voice of the Carolina Panthers, Mick Mixon, Sat Down with Our Own Jason Huddle to Break Down what your 2019 Carolina Panthers Season Will Look Like! Tune in now! Read More » 

 

Up Front with Cabarrus Magazine Pocast Begins 3-Part Series on Education

Up Front with Cabarrus Magazine Podcast Begins 3-Part Series on Education

Did you know there are programs to help you avoid student loan debt? Our first installment in this series focuses on how to obtain free, or low-cost, college education! Read More » 

 

New Episode of Up Front Highlights a Local Couples Story of Triumph over Tragedy

New Episode of 'Up Front' Highlights a Local Couple's Story of Triumph over Tragedy

Tom and Jennifer Hamilton never dreamed they would have to deal with the death of an infant, but they've turned their loss into a mission. Jason Huddle interviews them in this week's episode Read More » 

 

Episode 13 of Up Front with Cabarrus Magazine is now online

Episode 13 of Up Front with Cabarrus Magazine is now online!

Summer is here, but is your home, yard or pool ready? We've brought in some experts to talk about what you can do to make sure this summer is worry-free when it comes to your home! Read More » 

 


Episode 1: Pilot

Episode 2: This is Cabarrus

Episode 3: Technology and Trafficking

Episode 4: Your Physical and Financial Health

Episode 5: Gearing Up for Tourism

Episode 6: The Latest Wedding Trends

Episode 7: The Once and Future Cabarrus County

Episode 8: A Look at Concord's Growth

Episode 9: Cabarrus know the Arts!

Episode 10: Special Episode on Mental Health Awareness (Part 1)

Episode 11: Special Episode on Mental Health Awareness (Part 2)

Episode 12: Let's Go Racing!

Episode 13: Getting Ready for Summer!

Episode 14: Cars! Cars! Cars!

Episode 15: Summer Fun!

Episode 16: Cara's Purpose

Episode 17: Harrisburg 4th of July Festival

Episode 18: Veteran's Affairs

Episode 19: Education Series (Part 1) Free College? It Already Exists!

Episode 20: Education Series (Part 2) From The Teachers' Perspective

Episde 21: Education Series (Part 3): Should Community College be your First Choice?

Episode 22: 2019 Carolina Panthers Season Preview with Special Guest, Mick Mixon

Episode 23: How Cabarrus County Got Scammed

Episode 24: Are Essential Oils and CBD Products Worth a Try?

Episode 25: Making a Difference

Episode 26: Family Time!

Episode 27: Foster Care

Episode 28: Celebrating Small Business!

Episode 33: A Special Halloween Radio (Half) Hour