March 26, 2024

More than a game

Following loss, man finds new life at Concord Senior Center

Following his wife's passing in 2022, Kannapolis native Steve Wilhelm came to the Concord Senior Center looking to play pool. He found that and so much more.

Finding Purpose and Community at the Concord Senior Center

“My first time coming here was a wonderful experience,” says Wilhelm “I’m so thankful that I can come up here, shoot pool and enjoy myself. It’s a good environment and that’s what the world needs more of: good environments for everyone.”  

The people he’s met at the senior center are “like my brothers and sisters,” he says. “I love them so much and they have been really good to me.” 

Wilhelm says he spent years saddled with bad habits. He'd smoke and drink while playing pool at bars. He’s past that now. His faith, encouraged by his wife, helped "deliver” him. The senior center keeps him on the right path.

Read Steve's full story here

Concord Senior Center

331 Corban Avenue SE

Concord, NC



5 Things to Know

📌 Cabarrus County Government offices will close on Friday, March 29, in observance of Good Friday. This includes the Cabarrus County Government Center, Social Services, Construction and Demolition Landfill, Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center, Veterans Services Office, Board of Elections Office and all libraries and senior centers. All County parks will follow their normal operating schedule. See full list of closures.

💉 Get prepared for the 2024-2025 school year. Cabarrus Health Alliance is hosting a back-to-school immunization event on April 1. Appointments are available from 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Kannapolis location (300 Mooresville Rd. Kannapolis, NC 28081). Call 704-920-1205 to schedule an appointment.

♻️ Join us Saturday, April 6 between 9 and 11 a.m. for our Spring Safe Disposal Event. Residents can safely dispose of paper (shredding is limited to 5 trash bags or bankers boxes per person), electronic waste (televisions, computers and other devices) and unused or expired medications. RSVP on Facebook.

🚔 Are you ready to make an impact in the community? The Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office is seeking team members with dedication, integrity and a willingness to be part of a team. Cabarrus Sheriff's Deputies make up one of the most respected law enforcement agencies in North Carolina. Watch the video below and visit to learn more.

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🏠 LIEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program) funding is ending soon. The last day applications will be accepted is March 28. LIEAP provides one-time heating bill assistance for residents that meet certain criteria. If you know someone that could benefit from the program, they can find additional information and apply here.

Celebrating Women's History Month

Celebrating Women's History Month

As International Women's History Month comes to a close, we're saying farewell with this special video tribute celebrating some of our remarkable leaders. Thank you to all the women of Cabarrus County for their invaluable contributions and unwavering dedication.

Cabarrus This Week

Cabarrus This Week

Let's get plugged in!

In this episode of Cabarrus This Week, we're:

  • Getting growing tips from some masters in the field

  • Shaking off the dust and safely cleaning for the spring

  • Getting ready for game time at Cabarrus Senior Games

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Serve it up

It's a BIG Dill

🥒🏓 Calling all CabCo pickleballers! The inaugural Sweet and Sour Pickleball Classic is happening on Saturday, April 6 at 8 a.m. at Frank Liske Park. This is a mixed doubles tournament, but all skill levels are welcome. The cost is $30 per team and the top two teams in each division receive a trophy. 

Pickleball classes are offered at Frank Liske Park on Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. now through April 29. Cost is $20. Register today!

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Adopt a Pet

Meet Sprout

Shepherd mix, male, 2 years & 5 months

At first, Sprout may seem a bit shy, but once he gets to know you, his sweet and loving nature shines through. Sprout has a soft spot for treats and is a pro at sitting on command. He would thrive in a patient and understanding home that can help him build his confidence and feel secure.

If you're considering adding Sprout to your family, a dog meet and greet is required to ensure that he gets along well with any furry friends you may already have.

Available to adopt at Cabarrus County Animal Shelter.

Apply for Sprout today!

*Appointments are highly recommended.

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Coffee and Crafting | April 1 | 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. | Concord Library | FREE

Kannapolis Community Cookout and Egg Hunt | March 30 | NC Research Campus | 150 N Research Campus Dr. | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | FREE

Spring Plant & Herb Festival | April 13 | 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Cabarrus Arena & Events Center | 4751 State Hwy 49, Concord | FREE parking & admission

Living Healthy with Diabetes Workshop | April 9 - May 15 | 1 to 3:30 p.m. | Cabarrus Health Alliance | 300 Mooresville Road, Kannapolis

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Board of Commissioners

Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting 3.18.2024

Next Work Session: April 2 at 4 p.m.

Government Center, 2nd Floor Multi-Purpose Room, 65 Church Street S, Concord, NC, 28025

Next Regular Meeting: April 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Government Center, Board of Commissioners Chamber, 65 Church Street S, Concord, NC, 28025

BOC meetings are broadcast live on Channel 22 and

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