City Hall Blog

Author: City Hall Blog Created: 4/28/2009 3:28 PM
The City Hall Blog is designed to provide information on different City of Concord events, projects and/or issues. Guest bloggers from various departments will provide their insight on activities to help keep our customers up-to-date on their municipal government. Comments may be sent to franzese@concordnc.gov

The City of Concord is proud to welcome the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come to explore area motorsports-related events, attractions, and behind-the-scenes tours. The Department of Fire and Life Safety wants all visitors to have a safe experience. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a particular risk to campers during the cooler fall race, who may unknowingly put themselves in danger while trying cook or stay warm.

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The Department of Homeland Security designates each September as National Preparedness Month. Concord Emergency Management encourages all our community to be prepared for when, not if, the next emergency occurs. Preparedness is everyone’s responsibility, so let’s all do our part.

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The 2013 Hurricane Season began on June 1 and the first storm of the season has already been named. Andrea has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. The center of Tropical Storm Andrea is forecast to reach the coast of the Florida Big Bend on Thursday afternoon or evening, and then move over southeastern Georgia and eastern South Carolina Thursday night and Friday. The main concern with Andrea is very heavy rainfall that could lead to flooding....

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  The Henry family and the City of Concord are partnering with Delete Blood Cancer to host a donor registration drive on Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Concord First Assembly is providing the venue at the Village Suite 15 facility, located at 280 Concord Parkway N #15. Delete Blood Cancer leads the fight to delete blood cancer by empowering people to take action, give bone marrow and save lives. Adults ages 18-55 in good health are eligible to register. The registration process consists of a do-it-yourself cheek swab and takes a total of 10-15...

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Last week, Water Resources staff received a report of a large amount of salad discarded behind a local restaurant. Perhaps you wonder why someone would even bother calling to report such a thing…salad isn’t litter, right? It’s green, it will rot, and animals will eat it! Right?

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday of January each year (January 21, 2013) to pay honor to Dr. King and to the principles for which he lived and died. As in years past, the Logan Community Association, in partnership with various churches and service organizations, organize a variety of educational, inspirational, and celebratory events to honor and celebrate the life and work of Dr. King. The events as listed below are free and...

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The City of Concord will participate in North Carolina’s Urban Archery season for the third time in 2013. Hunting and fishing in North Carolina is regulated by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC). The established dates for North Carolina’s 2013 Urban Archery season are January 12 - February 16.
 

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Have you ever considered how much money you spend on gift wrap? Consider saving money, reducing waste, and impress family and friends with uniquely-wrapped presents this year by making your own gift wrap! Read more to learn about this and helpful holiday tips.

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Many homes and businesses across Concord are already decorated for Christmas. While decorations bring cheer to the holiday season, they also present a safety risk. According to the National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration, an estimated 240 home fires involving Christmas trees and another 150 home fires involving lights and other decorative material occur each year in the United States. Read more to find out how to be safe...

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Have you noticed all the black bands around trees on North Union Street or the McEachern Greenway and not known why you’re seeing them? The black bands help prevent cankerworms from hatching in the spring. These little crawlers, which migrated into Cabarrus County over the last few years, can be a big pest.

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