Did you know?
Did you know that North Carolina law requires each city and county to have a Clerk? The City Clerk is the official keeper of City records, and has many other roles described in Chapter 160A of the NC General Statutes, in addition to many additional responsibilities that vary from city to city. Learn more about the history of the municipal clerk at
NCDOT begins transitioning Poplar Tent Road to superstreet design
The N.C. Department of Transportation has placed traffic into a new pattern on Poplar Tent Road near I-85 in Concord as construction winds down on the $125.2 million I-85 widening project. The “superstreet” design stretches from west of Derita Road/Odell School Road to east of Shelton Road. A similar pattern will be implemented on N.C. 73 from Biscayne Drive to Branson Road. NCDOT plans to eventually improve traffic flow along a 4.4 mile stretch of Poplar Tent Road in a similar way.
The “superstreet” is beneficial in mitigating congestion on urban roadways by redirecting side-street traffic. Motorists approaching from side streets can turn right and continue to the first available U-turn, reducing the potential for accidents while maintaining traffic flow. Learn more at
Take a trip down the Rocky River
You may have read about the Rocky River Blueway and its two new launch points last month in the CityLink Newsletter. Now, you can check out what it looks like courtesy of Cabarrus County's Channel 22, as Cabarrus This Week is out in the wild, experiencing nature's beauty on the Riverbend Farm Trail. Learn more about the Rocky River Blueway at and watch this week's episode of CTW to see this popular place to paddle.



You're invited to the Concord Downtown Annual Party!
The Concord Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) is having their Annual Party on Monday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Carolina Courts located at 24 Spring Street SW. Open to the public, tickets are just $15 each and may be purchased via or by calling 704-784-4208. Known as the Annual Meeting in years past, this year’s gathering is a party to celebrate the close of an extremely successful fiscal year for the Downtown Concord community. In the last few months Downtown Concord has received a lot of attention due to the flurry of diverse restaurants that have opened or are soon to open, offering a wide variety of cuisine choices. Most of the Downtown Concord restaurants will be offering a tasting at the Annual Party to let attendees sample the diversity of the district’s restaurants, along with craft beer.
Rider Transit hosting workshops for proposed service changes
Rider Transit is hosting two public workshops to gather feedback on proposed service changes scheduled to take place this fall. Workshops will be held on Thursday, August 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Thursday, September 4 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rider Transit Center located at 3600 South Ridge Avenue in Concord. The public is invited to attend and share thoughts and provide feedback on the changes that will impact all seven routes. Some routes have small but key changes. Others have been modified significantly. Rider Transit staff will be available to answer any questions.  For additional information and a preview of the proposed service changes, visit

Upcoming events at Concord Housing
The Concord Housing Department hosts a variety of events and classes for residents, which are open to the community as well. Upcoming offerings include the "Watch Me Soar" girls book club, Diabetes Management, craft classes, and more. Call the Housing Department at 704-920-6100 to for schedules and more information.



Save the date for the Safety Palooza
Safe Kids Cabarrus is planning its third annual Safety Palooza at Super K-Mart in Concord (545 Concord Parkway N) on Saturday, September 20 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The event will offer a variety of free activities for both children and adults, as well as a chance to interact with Concord Fire and Police personnel. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.
Family fun at the Fair
The Ferris wheel and cotton candy may be weeks away, but plan today for the Cabarrus County fair September 5-13. Now is the time to avoid long lines by purchasing your tickets in advance, online, at a reduced rate through September 4. Find tickets and more at or call 704-786-7221
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
12 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
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