The N.C. High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) issed this statement on Governor Roy Cooper’s order to close schools through May 15th:
CHAPEL HILL – In response to Governor Roy Cooper’s executive order closing all North Carolina public schools through May 15th, North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Commissioner Que Tucker released the following statement:
“Having heard the updated information relative to schools remaining closed until the middle of May, NCHSAA interscholastic athletics will remain suspended until at least May 18.
The NCHSAA Board of Directors and staff will use the next few weeks to weigh our future decisions based on the new directions given by Governor Cooper, other government leaders, and organizations charged with public health and safety during this unprecedented time. Such decisions will include the possible resumption of spring sports’ competition and the possibility of holding the state basketball championships.
While we remain hopeful that we will be able to resume competition, particularly for our senior student-athletes, we also recognize the need to protect the health and safety of our students, coaches and the communities we serve.”
The Wonders are coming off a buzzer-beating win over Northwest Cabarrus. Kannapolis is 11-2 overall and 1-0 in the SPC.
The Spiders are opening conference play with a 6-7 overall record.
Other Cabarrus games
Cox Mill at Northwest Cabarrus
Central Cabarrus at Jay M. Robinson
Mount Pleasant at Forest Hills
These games will also be broadcast on NFHS Network. Schools in Union County and Iredell-Statesville are also on the NFHS Network.
Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show returns
Ati Williams of HGTV to share home improvement tips with show guests
The Greater Charlotte Home and
Landscape Show will return in January to provide guests with the latest trends
and products in home improvement, gardening, landscaping and outdoor décor.
Hosted by Marketplace Events
and featuring a wide variety of exhibitors, the show will be held at the
Cabarrus Arena and Events Center in Concord, where guests will be able to
stroll through a variety of garden and landscape displays, shop for unique
gifts, sample a variety of local wines and receive advice from experts in
remodeling, flooring and much more.
At the Main Stage, guests will
hear presentations from Ati Williams of HGTV. Williams was the host of HGTV’s
“DC Flippers” and is the Principal of Honeycomb Residential. A renovation
ninja, general contractor and design creative, Williams became interested in
renovation and real estate when she purchased her first home and has since
worked on dozens of renovations, from cosmetic builds to complete gut rehabs.
Pets for adoption from the
Humane Society of Concord & Greater Cabarrus County as well as Krietzer’s
Critter Corral Puppy Rescue will also be on hand at the show.
The show will be held from
Friday, Jan. 24, through Sunday, Jan. 26. Show hours will be from 2 p.m. to 7
p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
On-site parking is free, and a concession area open during show hours will
feature a selection of snacks and beverages.
Tickets for adults cost $9 at the door and $7
online. Tickets for children 12 and younger are free.
It’s a football Friday and the opening day of the Cabarrus County Fair. Tonight, Friday, Sept. 6, you can take your ticket stuff from any Cabarrus high school football game and get free admission to the fair.
· Saturday, September 7 – Opening
Celebration Free general gate admission
for all from 1 to 2 p.m.
· Sunday, September 8 – Cooperative
Christian Ministries Canned Food Drive Free general gate
admission for all from 1 to 3 p.m. with four canned food items per adult and
two canned food items per child. All food brands are accepted.
· Monday, September 9 – Discount Night
ride wristband ($5 savings); $3 general gate admission for ages 6 to 11 ($2
savings); $5 general gate admission for ages 12 and older ($3 savings).
· Tuesday, September 10 – Family Fun
$4 general gate
admission for all.
· Thursday, September 11 – Salute to
Seniors Night FREE general gate
admission for ages 55 and older from 4 to 6 p.m.
· Catch the Fair for FREE on Fridays Get FREE general gate
admission with your high school football game ticket stub on Friday, September
6 and Friday, September 13.
Onsite ticket prices: General gate
admission to the fair is $8 for ages 12 to 54; $5 for ages 55+ and those with
military ID; and $5 for ages 6 to 11. Ages 5 and younger admitted free. Parking
is free. All
transactions at the Fair are cash only. ATMs are located at the main gate and
throughout the midway, but do carry a surcharge.No re-entry, refunds,
rainchecks or exchanges.
Ride tickets are available for purchase inside the fairgrounds at Powers Midway
ticket booths. One strip of four tickets is $5 and one sheet of 22 tickets is
$20. Ride wristbands ($25) allow unlimited mechanical ride access for one day
(Air Raid not included). Children under 36 inches can ride the Merry Go Round,
Fun Slide and Kiddie Wheel for free with a paying adult (16 years and older).
County Transportation Service (CCTS) provides complimentary parking lot shuttle
van service for the satellite lots on the weekends. CCTS vans run the following hours:
September 7, noon to midnight
September 8, noon to midnight
Friday, September 13, 6 p.m. to midnight
September 14, noon to midnight
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. New this year is the Ninja Experience, a team of
martial arts experts that wow audiences with high to flying, jaw-dropping
performances. Returning fan-favorites include live performances by Mountain
Mike chainsaw creations, Robinson’s Racing Pigs, Rust and Flame Blacksmithing
and Rockstar Karaoke. Watch live demonstrations from local beekeepers, Master
Gardeners and wood turners. Stop by the open forge fire for sustainable living
demonstrations and view local farm equipment on display.
Friday, September 6: 2019 Fair Pageant
7 p.m.; Live music 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, September 7: Live music 7:30
to 10 p.m.
Sunday, September 8: Rockstar Karaoke
4:30 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Monday, September 9: Live music 7 to
Tuesday, September 10: Cooking demo 6
p.m.; Live music 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 11: Live music 7
to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 12: Live music
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Friday, September 13: Live music 7 to
Saturday, September 14: Rockstar
Karaoke 4:30 to 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Background: The Cabarrus County Agricultural Fair
began in 1953. The 2018 Cabarrus County Fair received 16 awards form the International Association of Agricultural Fairs
and Expos (IAFE) and three awards from the North Carolina Association of
For more information visit www.cabarruscountyfair.com or follow www.facebook.com/cabarruscountyfair.
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.
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 free. All 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.
Our annual induction ceremonies are a commemorative occasion in which those in the music industry who have made an impact on American Music, are introduced as new members of our Hall of Fame:
Steep Canyon Rangers
Richard Lewis Spencer
The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Inductions Ceremony is an annual event wherein North Carolina’s finest musical talents are honored and recognized with by their home state, a monumental milestone in any artist’s career. It will be a night of elegance and glamour where music fans across the nation come together to celebrate these all time legends.
The 12th Annual Cabarrus County Fair Pageant will be held in the Cabarrus Rooms at the Cabarrus Arena on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m.
This is a natural, sundress pageant and four winners will be crowned out of 1st through 12th grades girls. The four winners will receive a crown, sash, trophy, and four fair tickets.
The four new winners will also get to participate in the Cabarrus County Fair Ribbon Cutting Ceremony that day at 1 p.m.
Queens and runner-ups will have the opportunity to ride on the Cabarrus County Fair Float in the Concord Christmas Parade and make various appearances representing their titles throughout the community. All contestants will receive an item of recognition.