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Wednesday night football

Radio Free Cabarrus will broadcast one game tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 12. The plan had been to broadcast three games, but Anson at Jay M. Robinson was postponed. Another game, North Stanly at Northwest Cabarrus is still a go, but our broadcast location is outside and with a 40 to 50 percent chance of thundershowers at game time we made the decision to cancel our broadcast.

RFC will be broadcasting East Rowan at Mount Pleasant on the NFHS Network. Pregame is 6:15 with kickoff at 6:30.

Free replays of Sept. 7 games

Northwest Cabarrus over Hickory Ridge

Cox Mill over South Iredell

Mount Pleasant over Concord

Note: A technical issue caused the Tigers and Spiders broadcast to drop out and be incomplete.

Cabarrus County Fair Week

The Cabarrus County Fair is scheduled to continue through Saturday, Sept. 15. Check the fair website for all the details.

Carolina Renaissance Festival coming

The Carolina Renaissance Festival begins the weekend of Sept. 29 and runs Saturday and Sundays through Nov. 18.

 

Replays of last week, three more live this week

Radio Free Cabarrus will broadcast three more games this week, Sept. 7, on NFHSnetwork.com:

Concord at Mt. Pleasant

Northwest Cabarrus at Hickory Ridge

South Iredell at Cox Mill

Replays of Aug. 31 games

Here are replays of the game RFC broadcast on Aug. 31

Central Cabarrus 42 Mt. Pleasant 0

Hough 33 Concord 0

Hickory Ridge 55 Jay M. Robinson 12

Cabarrus County Fair starts Friday, Sept. 7

Cabarrus County Fair Facts

Dates: September 7-15, 2018

Location: Cabarrus Arena and Events Center (4751 NC-49, Concord)

2018 Fair hours: Weekdays from 4-11 p.m.; Saturdays from 1-11 p.m.; and Sunday from 1-10 p.m.

2018 Fair Theme: Fair-a-dise (logo available upon request)

Fair website: www.cabarruscountyfair.com

Fair Facebook: www.facebook.com/cabarruscountyfair

Fair Twitter: @cabarrusfair

2018 Gate Specials (rides not included):

  • Saturday, September 8 – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
    Free General Gate Admission for all from 1 p.m.-2 p.m., only.
  • Sunday, September 9 – Cooperative Christian Ministries Canned Food Drive
    Free General Gate Admission for all from 1-3 p.m. with any brand of four canned food items per adult and two canned food items per child.
  • Tuesday, September 11 – School Education Night
    General Gate Admission, $4 for those 12 and older and $2 for kids, ages 6-11.
  • Thursday, September 13 – Salute to Seniors Night
    General Gate Admission price of $4.30 for seniors ages 55 and older from 4-6 p.m., only. Price includes sales tax.
  • Catch the Fair for free on Fridays
    Present your high school football ticket stub at the gate after the game on Friday, September 7 and 14, only, and get free gate admission for the corresponding evening.


Advanced online ticket purchases (August 1-September 6): 
The public can purchase discounted tickets and ride wristband vouchers online at a reduced rate through September 6. The tickets are only available online at www.cabarruscountyfair.com. Click on the Fair Info & Ticketing tab. Advance adults admission tickets for ages 12-64 are $5.35—a $2 savings off the gate price. Purchase advance ride wristband vouchers for $15—a $5 savings.

IMPORTANT information about 2018 Contest entries:  There’s still time to enter a Fair contest to earn your bragging rights. Choose from hundreds of categories from photography to baking. One adult and one youth are awarded with the Best of Show Award and will continue on to compete in the North Carolina State Fair Best of Show contest, for a chance to win $500. The 2018 Cabarrus County Fair Catalog is available online at www.cabarruscountyfair.com. Click on the Competitions tab to view contests, programs and other entry opportunities. All entry forms must be submitted to the Fair office by noon on Wednesday, August 22.

Onsite ticket prices: General Gate admission to the fair are $7.50 for ages 12-64, $5.35 for ages 65+ other senior age says 55+ and those with military ID, $3.25 for ages 6-11 and ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Parking is freeAll transactions at the Fair are cash only. ATMs are located at the main gate and throughout the midway, but do carry a surcharge.

Shuttle service: Cabarrus County Transportation Service (CCTS) provides complimentary parking lot shuttle van service for the satellite parking lots during the weekends. Satellite parking lots are only operational on weekends and CCTS vans run at specified hours.

2018 Shuttle Van Service Schedule:

Saturday, September 8, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

Sunday, September 9, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

Friday, September 14, 6 p.m.-12 a.m.

Saturday, September 15, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

Entertainment: There’s plenty of Fair just beyond the midway. The Cabarrus County Fair features a butterfly encounter, petting zoo, livestock displays, sand castle carving, milking booth and educational exhibits. Live performances include Mountain Mike chainsaw creations, Robinson’s Racing Pigs, K9’s in Flight and Rockstar Karaoke. Watch live demonstrations from local beekeepers, Master Gardeners, wood turners, and stop by the open forge fire for sustainable living demonstrations and view local farm equipment on display. See www.cabarruscountyfair.com for entertainment details.

The New 103.7 Stage performances:

Fridays, 7-9 p.m.

Monday- Thursday 7-8:30 p.m.

            Saturday, September 8, 7:30-10 p.m.

Sunday, September 9, Rockstar Karaoke 4-5:30 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 15, Rockstar Karaoke 4:30-6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Background: The Cabarrus County Agricultural Fair began in 1953. The 2017 Cabarrus County Fair received nine awards form the International Association of Agricultural Fairs and Expos (IAFE) and three awards from the North Carolina Association of Agricultural Fairs.

For more information visit www.cabarruscountyfair.com or follow www.facebook.com/cabarruscountyfair.

 

Week 3 football

Radio Free Cabarrus will broadcast three games Friday, Aug. 31, on the NFHS Network:

Mt. Pleasant at Central Cabarrus

Hickory Ridge at Jay M. Robinson

Hough at Concord

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Week 2 broadcasts

Central Cabarrus over Hickory Ridge

Hunter Huss over Cox Mill

Northwest Cabarrus over Mt. Pleasant

Week 2 high school football

Friday, Aug. 24, broadcasts

Pregame shows begin at 7 p.m.

Hunter Huss at Cox Mill

Central Cabarrus at Hickory Ridge

Northwest Cabarrus at Mt. Pleasant

Use the discount code RFC for a 10 percent discount.

Week 1 games

Cox Mill wins over Mt. Pleasant

Northwest Cabarrus wins over West Stanly

Hickory Ridge over Concord (no audio)

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Football season is here

Radio Free Cabarrus broadcast three games on opening night, Friday, Aug. 17. Our plan is to broadcast two or three games throughout the football season on the NFHS Network.

The live broadcasts are pay-per-view/subscription (monthly pass $9.95) but the broadcasts will be available free after 72 hours (still need to register with a password). Here is the subscription page that explains the options.

Here are links to the Aug. 17 games:

Mt. Pleasant at Cox Mill

West Stanly at Northwest Cabarrus

Hickory Ridge at Concord (audio issue on this broadcast, checking to see if the off-air recording has sound, if so we will post)

Here are the Aug. 24 broadcasts planned:

Hunter Huss at Cox Mill

Northwest Cabarrus at Mt. Pleasant

Central Cabarrus at Hickory Ridge

Why we’re not free

The fee structure now in place from the N.C. High School Athletic Association for broadcasts make doing the games much more expensive for broadcasters like Radio Free Cabarrus. Prior to the fee structure RFC broadcast 60 to 80 games per year.

That would not be possible if RFC didn’t participate with the NFHS Network. Our plan for this school year is to get back to that number of games.

Our aim is to give greater exposure to our local teams and to give opportunities for young broadcasters. I know most of you understood our position and your support has been greatly appreciated.

This industry is changing quickly and we are trying to keep up with the times.

We look forward to another great football season. See you at the games!

Mark Plemmons, owner/general manager

Northwest Cabarrus rolled to a win over West Stanly in the opener Friday night.

Carolina Renaissance Festival now hiring

Autumn is around the corner and with it comes the Carolina Renaissance

Festival. Pirates, Nobles, Wenches and Knights – it takes a village of people to

organize the region’s largest costume party.

The Festival hires 350 seasonal employees on an annual basis. Seasonal

employees will have the opportunity hawk turkey legs and ale, sell admission

tickets, greet guests, and more.

Job hunters can apply online at www.RenFestInfo.com or attend one of several

upcoming Job Fairs to be held at the Renaissance Festival fairgrounds located at

16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville, NC 28078. Job fair dates are:

  • Friday, August 24th – 10am to 2pm
  • Saturday, August 25th – 10am to 2pm
  • Friday, September 7th – 10am to 2pm
  • Saturday, September 8th – 10am to 2pm

Applicants should be prepared to produce documents showing they are able to

work in the United States, if hired. Resumes are appreciated but not required for

most positions. Questions can be directed to crfjobs@renfestinfo.com.

The Carolina Renaissance Festival celebrates 25 Years of Cheers weekends,

Saturdays and Sundays, September 29th through November 18th. The

interactive event is a combination of outdoor theater, circus, arts and crafts fair,

jousting tournament and feast – all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family

adventure.

This information and more can be found online at Carolina.RenFestInfo.com

2018 football broadcasts

This football season Radio Free Cabarrus will be broadcasting two to three games a week live on the NFHS Network.
The schedule is subject change. There are a couple of weeks that we will also likely add another game.
While the live broadcasts will be subscription based, the games will be available for free viewing 72 hours after the game.
We hope you enjoy the broadcasts. We are excited to bring them to you.

Aug. 17
Hickory Ridge at Concord
Mt. Pleasant at Cox Mill

Aug. 24
Hunter Huss at Cox Mill
Northwest Cabarrus at Mt. Pleasant
Central Cabarrus at Hickory Ridge

Aug. 31
Hickory Ridge at Jay M. Robinson
Hough at Concord
Mt. Pleasant at Central Cabarrus

Sept. 7
Concord at Mt. Pleasant
South Iredell at Cox Mill
Northwest Cabarrus at Hickory Ridge

Sept. 14
Anson at Jay M. Robinson
North Stanly at Northwest Cabarrus
East Rowan at Mt. Pleasant

Sept. 21
Mt. Pleasant at Jay M. Robinson
Jesse Carson at Central Cabarrus

Sept. 28
Philip O. Berry at Concord
Shelby at Mt. Pleasant

Oct. 5
Jay M. Robinson at Northwest Cabarrus
Cox Mill at Concord
A.L. Brown at Central Cabarrus

Oct. 12
Concord at Jay M. Robinson
Central Cabarrus at Northwest Cabarrus
Myers Park at Hickory Ridge

Oct. 19
Jay M. Robinson at Cox Mill
Central Cabarrus at Concord
Butler at Hickory Ridge

Oct. 26
A.L. Brown at Jay M. Robinson
Concord at Northwest Cabarrus
Cox Mill at Central Cabarrus

Nov. 2
A.L. Brown at Concord
Porter Ridge at Hickory Ridge
Third game to TBA

Concord Hall of Fame

chs hall snip

CHS HOF Nomination Form

The deadline for nominations this year is Sept. 7, 2018.

 

American Legion baseball

Concord Post 51 beats Mocksville 10-4 in American Legion Senior Baseball. Note there is no audio in the pregame and play-by-play picks up with the National Anthem and as the action begins. This game was played Friday, June 22, 2018.

704 Collegiate Showcase

The 704 Collegiate Showcase At South Rowan High SchooI – open to all high school players but geared toward 8th grades, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Players can test their football skills and fitness levels using NFL-style drills and precision measurement and training equipment.

704 showcase