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Fire Chief Randy Holloway to retire
Long-time Concord Fire Chief Randy Holloway will retire effective October 1, after more than twenty-one years with the City of Concord and a total of forty-six years in the fire service. Holloway has led the Concord Department of Fire and Life Safety since January of 1992, with prior service in Albemarle and Fayetteville. His time in Concord was marked by leading the department through a long period of expansion and improved services to meet the needs of a growing community. Learn more at
Concord Housing earns first place human service award
Concord Housing Department received the 2013 first place Human Service Award at the annual Carolinas Council of Housing, Redevelopment, and Codes Officials conference for the "GIFTED Girls" youth program. The class, held at the Neighborhood Networks Technology Center, promotes reading comprehension and life-skills development to school-age girls. Concord was selected as the best of all competing North and South Carolina agencies for this award. Congratulations to Housing Director Angela Graham and the Concord Housing team!
CDC says “Take 3” actions to fight the Flu, local flu shot clinics available
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention promotes three actions you can take to fight the flu, including a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most-important step. Visit to learn more about upcoming flu shot clinics for veterans and seniors, and learn more about flu prevention at
Why do you come Downtown?
The Concord Downtown Development Corporation is conducting a short survey through September 28 to determine where its customers live, the types of events they enjoy attending, and explore what new businesses they would like to see open in Downtown Concord. Each person who takes the survey and provides an email address will be registered into the September Small Business Saturday drawing for $100 in Downtown Concord Dollars. These email addresses will not be used for any additional purpose beyond the drawing registration. Participate in the survey by clicking on the survey link found on the home page of the CDDC's website,
Rider Transit needs your help
Concord Kannapolis Area Transit (Rider) needs your help to make sure bus service in Concord and Kannapolis is meeting customer and community needs. The system invites feedback from both people who have never used Rider before as well as regular users of the system to help improve in the coming years. Please take a few minutes to complete a brief survey about transit service and priorities. Your feedback is very important and will help update the strategic and operating plans for Rider Transit for the next five years. Thank you for your participation, to learn more about Rider Transit; visit
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Fall 2013 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.
Until further notice, the City of Concord Parks and Recreation's three gyms will be open only while natural light is available due to a malfunction in the lighting system at all three facilities. Lighting at the City's Academy, Hartsell, and Logan Recreation Center gyms will not be used until the lighting manufacturer recommends and implements a solution. Visit for more information.
Qigong, a.k.a. chi gung, is a practice of the body aligning itself with its core energy, qi (chi). Qigong is practiced worldwide as an exercise based on martial arts, philosophy, and ancient Chinese medicine. Surround yourself with a calm atmosphere and unite your mind, body, and energy. Qigong is proven to induce better sleep, combat aging, and reduce the symptoms of heart disease. Meets Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m. at CT Sherrill Building, Les Myers Park (Session II: Activity # 1141.313 10/2-10/23). Registration fee is $15 per four-week session; $5 City resident discount available.
Adult Kickball Tournament
Revisit your youth and register for the Second Annual United Way Kickball Tournament at WW Flowe Park November 9-10. Registration is $110 per team and is available the entire month of October. Each team is guaranteed two games. The tournament will men’s and coed divisions, and participants must be age 16 and older. Teams can register online 24/7 or at the Academy Recreation Center weekdays from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit or call 704-920-5618.
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
8 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
22 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
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