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Preparing for disaster: how to do your part

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.

Take precautions with heavy rain and flooding expected

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. The public should take precautions for the approaching event.

Save lives and Delete Blood Cancer on May 11

  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 minutes from start to finish. We hope as many members of the community as possible can support this by joining the donor registry on May 11.

Salad in the storm drain: does it really matter?

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?

2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration events, January 19 – 21

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 open to the public.
 

2013 Urban Archery season begins on January 12

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.
 

Tips for a safe holiday season

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 this holiday season both at home and while out and about.

Tree bands are ready for sticky Tanglefoot material

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.

With the holidays just around the corner, time to decorate!

Although Halloween was just a week ago, and you might have your attention now on football and finding the perfect turkey for Thanksgiving, the City of Concord is already decorating for Christmas! It may seem early to see all these decorations, but the crews are working hard to make sure everything is in place for some important upcoming events.