Cabarrus County http://wfae.org en Teaching Farmers How To Farm In Concord http://wfae.org/post/teaching-farmers-how-farm-concord <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Say you want to become a farmer. If you didn't grow up on a farm, where do you start? In </span>Cabarrus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County, you can go to farm school.</span></p><p>The <a href="http://lomaxfarm.org/" target="_blank">Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm</a> was launched in 2009 to give first-generation farmers an opportunity to learn the trade.</p><p>And earlier this month, it was the subject of a funding controversy that led to the organic farm being shut down for a week in the middle of the growing season.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:34:05 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 54840 at http://wfae.org Teaching Farmers How To Farm In Concord Cabarrus County Unexpectedly Cuts $3 Million From Budget http://wfae.org/post/cabarrus-county-unexpectedly-cuts-3-million-budget <p>The Cabarrus County Commission unexpectedly made $3 million in cuts to the county budget Monday night. The cuts eliminate several jobs and all county funding for an economic development agency.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:28:40 +0000 Nick de la Canal 53163 at http://wfae.org McCrory Calls For Better Design, Planning Of Roads http://wfae.org/post/mccrory-calls-better-design-planning-roads <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Pat </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> called for the state's department of transportation to implement better design and planning of roads and highways during the Highway Safety Symposium Monday in Concord. He says the Concord Mills Mall exit on I-85 is an example of a poorly designed interchange. It's also the busiest corridor in all of </span>Cabarrus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County.</span></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:41:44 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 42910 at http://wfae.org McCrory Calls For Better Design, Planning Of Roads Concord Seeks Overpass To Concord Mills Mall http://wfae.org/post/concord-seeks-overpass-concord-mills-mall <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you've ever visited the Concord Mills mall, you've probably had to sit in traffic for at least a few minutes. That's because Exit 49 off I-85 is the most congested interchange in </span>Cabarrus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County.</span></p><p>Last month, the city of Concord passed a resolution endorsing the construction of an overpass between I-85 and the mall and sidewalks to make the area more pedestrian-friendly.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 03:10:44 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 42334 at http://wfae.org Concord Seeks Overpass To Concord Mills Mall Cabarrus Looks To Arm Social Workers With iPads http://wfae.org/post/cabarrus-looks-arm-social-workers-ipads <p>Social workers across the country are trading in their notepads for tablets. A handful of the state's counties have gone digital and now Cabarrus County is looking to join their ranks. &nbsp;</p><p>The Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners is considering a proposal to give county social workers iPads so that they can quickly access case and client information from the field.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:08:40 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 40535 at http://wfae.org Cabarrus Looks To Arm Social Workers With iPads Cabarrus, Other Counties Shorten Food Stamp Delays http://wfae.org/post/cabarrus-other-counties-shorten-food-stamp-delays <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Low-income families in </span>Cabarrus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County still face long delays before getting food stamps, although those delays are getting shorter.</span></p><p>They're tied to a new online system the state is making counties use for applications for food stamps. Cabarrus and Mecklenburg were among several counties the state called <a href="http://wfae.org/post/cabarrus-among-nine-code-red-counties-food-stamp-delays" target="_blank">"code red"</a> last month because of how much they struggled with the new system.</p><p>WFAE's Michael Tomsic reports on the progress those counties have made. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:13:39 +0000 Michael Tomsic 38381 at http://wfae.org Cabarrus, Other Counties Shorten Food Stamp Delays Cabarrus County Bows Out Of 'Incentives Game' http://wfae.org/post/cabarrus-county-bows-out-incentives-game <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Elected officials across the country will tell you they dislike the practice of handing out economic incentives to lure businesses to their communities. But they hold their noses and do it anyway, because "that's the way things work."</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Well, officials in </span>Cabarrus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County have made the risky decision of saying "No more."</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:55:13 +0000 Julie Rose 38353 at http://wfae.org Cabarrus County Bows Out Of 'Incentives Game' Cabarrus Among Nine 'Code Red' Counties With Food Stamp Delays http://wfae.org/post/cabarrus-among-nine-code-red-counties-food-stamp-delays <p>In Cabarrus County, low-income families are having to wait more than two months on average to get food stamps. The delays are tied to a new system the state has made all counties use since March. Cabarrus, Mecklenburg and Union are among nine counties the state says have struggled the most with it.</p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:09:37 +0000 Michael Tomsic 35635 at http://wfae.org Cabarrus Among Nine 'Code Red' Counties With Food Stamp Delays Concord Drug Bust Uncovers 4,000 Lbs. Of Marijuana http://wfae.org/post/concord-drug-bust-uncovers-4000-lbs-marijuana <p>A Cabarrus County newspaper has reported one of the largest drug busts in years. According to the <a href="http://www.hickoryrecord.com/independent_tribune/news/article_acc941c4-c7dc-11e2-b04e-0019bb30f31a.html" target="_blank">Independent-Tribune of Concord</a>, two tons of marijuana were seized in April, as part of an FBI investigation into an international drug ring running through the county.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 21:15:31 +0000 Ben Bradford 28378 at http://wfae.org Cabarrus County Plans 15-Acre Compost Facility http://wfae.org/post/cabarrus-county-plans-15-acre-compost-facility-0 <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Composting ... has a certain </span>ick<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> factor. But </span>Cabarrus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County commissioners are trying to make it cool and are working on converting 15-acres of one of their landfills into a composting facility.</span><br> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:26:36 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 24696 at http://wfae.org Cabarrus County Plans 15-Acre Compost Facility