Only twelve miles away lies one of Charlotte's largest suburbs, Concord. The name of the city means "harmony." Two main attractions bring people to Concord—Charlotte Motor Speedway and Concord Mills. Charlotte Motor Speedway is considered to be the home base of NASCAR because 90% of NASCAR teams have headquarters within fifty miles of the speedway. Concord Mills is a 1.4 million square foot shopping mall. In 2005 it attracted 17.6 million visitors, making it one of North Carolina's largest tourist attractions.
Local Newspapers: Standard, Mount Pleasant Times, Independent Tribune, Charlotte Observer Courier
Local Sports Teams: Carolina Panthers (NFL), Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
Local Colleges: State UniversityBarber-Scotia College
Zip Codes associated with concord, north carolina: 28025, 28027
Towns/Cities near concord, north carolina : Kannapolis, Harrisburg, Mt Pleasant, Huntersville
Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. has been reduced to fighting journeyman and club-level fighters, but at least he's managed some easy wins. You thought Roy Jones Jr. wasn't boxing anymore? Y'all musta forgot! One of boxing's all-time greats is quite clearly a faded legend, and that's been the case ever since Antonio Tarver and Glen Johnson knocked him out cold in consecutive fights in 2004, but Jones is still active in the ring.All-America city to host DAV Commander's testimonial - DAV
North Carolina's rolling hills and forests will provide a picturesque landscape for the testimonial honoring the leadership of National Commander Ron Hope. This event takes place Saturday, May 2, at the Embassy Suites Concord Golf & Spa Resort in Concord, N.C. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m., immediately followed by dinner.2015 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals qualifying: Todd, C. Force top nitro ladders
J.R. Todd and Courtney Force top the Top Fuel and Funny Car ladders, respectively, going into Sunday's eliminations for the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, North Carolina. Chris McGaha and Hector Arana Jr. also took No.Charlotte: Parents group welcomes author
PFLAG Concord/Kannapolis will host Statesville, N.C., author Robert Belding-Miller at its meeting on April 14, 7 p.m., at Central United Methodist Church, 30 Union St. N. He will speak on community from the LGBT perspective. Included will be the definition of community , sexuality as it applies to being gay or lesbian, bi-sexual myths and reality, understanding what it means to be transgender, identity as an asexual person and more.Concord business evacuated following chemical fire
The Concord Fire Department responded to Star American Chemical on W. Cabarrus Avenue around 10:40 a.m. The plant appears to be a hosiery-finishing manufacturer near Kerr Street Northwest. Fire crews found a fire in a container of hydrogen sulfite and say the fire was likely caused by a reaction to moisture in the container.Silver Alert issued for elderly Concord woman
Silver Alert issued for elderly Concord woman Concord Police are searching for a missing 94-year-old woman. Check out this story on WCNC.com: http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/local/2015/03/25/silver-alert-issued-for-elderly-concord-woman/70441312/ White is said to suffer from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, and may be driving a blue Toyota Camry with temporary tags taped to the rear window.More charges likely against man who "helped" teen girl run away from home
Investigators say more charges are likely against a man who has already been charged with "helping" a teen girl to run away from her home this past weekend. Following an investigation to find a missing 15-year-old girl, a witness saw her walking along the roadway in Concord on Monday morning and notified the Concord Police.How We Got Our 1967 AMD Chevrolet Chevelle SS Ready for the Hot Rod Power Tour
Shakedown Without a Breakdown: We get the AMD Chevelle roadworthy and prove it with a 1,600-mile road test It was one of those emails from your boss that you fear: "The AMD Chevelle is going on the Hot Rod Power Tour . Make sure it's ready and won't break down."Without rescue or adoption, long-haired beauty will be killed at NC shelter
This beautiful cat, located at a North Carolina shelter, only has a short time left for someone to save him. Known as Long Hair Black, he escaped euthanasia last week at Cabarrus County Animal Control because a lot of interest was expressed in saving him.Payne leaving to be Concord's new assistant city manager
Concord City Manager Brian Hiatt named Elkin Town Manager Lloyd Payne Jr. as Concord's newest assistant city manager Monday. The position has been vacant since August, when Jim Greene left Concord to be an assistant city manager in Raleigh.2015 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals preview
The fourth race of the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule is, quite fittingly, four-wide:: the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals is one of the most unique events in motorsports and is held at the equally-unique "Bellagio of drag strips," zMAX Dragway in Concord, North Carolina. The event, featuring all four Mello Yello Series categories - Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle - takes place Friday through Sunday, March 27th through 29th.Getting Audited Sucks For Race Cars, Too
All of the Mazda MX-5 teams that participated in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race this weekend were found yanking out their engines after the race on Friday night. Why? According to IMSA, it was time to do a routine audit to make sure everything was in spec.Ella Frances Broad
Ella Frances Sowers Broad, "Ecky," passed away peacefully March 18, 2015 in the care of Wells House Hospice at Beechwood. Ecky was a native of Concord, North Carolina.LGBT youth group opens satellite service in Concord
On March 24, 6:30 p.m., Time Out Youth Center will launch a satellite discussion group for LGBT youth at McGill Baptist Church, 5300 Poplar Tent Rd. They will continue on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The group is a partnership between TOY and PFLAG Concord/Kannapolis.Opportunities abound for youth in 8th District
When I'm in Washington, I work to advance policies that will boost our economy, reduce our debt, and bring jobs home to North Carolina. As soon as I finish attending committee hearings and voting, I make it a priority to return home to our district.How many Avett brothers does it take to salute Elliott Smith? One, and an indie prodigy
"It's all about the performance and the moment. That's the more fundamental part of his songs.Officials: 3 dogs killed in Concord house fire
Officials: 3 dogs killed in Concord house fire Officials: 3 dogs killed in Concord house fire Check out this story on WCNC.com: http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/local/2015/03/16/officials-3-dogs-killed-in-concord-house-fire/24852249/ CONCORD, N.C. -- One person was taken to a hospital and three dogs died in a Concord house fire Monday morning. When crews arrived on scene the home was engulfed in flames.
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