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The City of Concord Fire Marshal’s Office has issued a ban that prohibits burning within 100 feet of a structure. The ban is effective for all areas within the city limits beginning November 30, 2021 until further notice.

The city’s burning ban coincides with the ban...



We all have at least one person on our gift list every year; that one person who seems impossible to buy for because they already have everything!

If you're still looking for a unique gift to give the hard-to-buy-for person on your list, or you just want to give a meaningful...



The City of Concord government offices will close on Thursday, November 25, and Friday, November 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.  Several services will operate on modified schedules due to the holiday.

Garbage, Recycling, Bulky and Yard Waste Schedule

On...



In case you missed it, Allegiant Airlines began a new non-stop service from Concord-Padgett Regional Airport to Melbourne-Orlando International Airport on Thursday, November 18, 2021.  Prior...



The Cabarrus Events Association announced Susanna Black as this year’s special guest for the TrueCare Pharmacy 93rd Concord Christmas Parade. Black is a Concord native and awarding-winning reporter and anchor with WSOC-TV, Channel 9.  Her daughter Lyla, three years old, will join...



The City of Concord government offices will close on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11. Several services will operate on modified schedules due to the observed holiday. The city is also once again partnering with Cabarrus County and the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County to host a...



The City of Concord is one of the nation’s top “boomtowns” according to a new study released by SmartAsset. Concord tied New Braunfels, TX for the No. 14 spot with a score of 89.83 and is the highest ranked city in North Carolina.

The



The City of Concord’s Arbor Day is celebrated each year on the last Friday in October.  This year, Mayor William C. “Bill” Dusch and City Manager Lloyd Payne commemorated the event with the planting of nine new trees at Fire Station 10. They were joined by Concord Fire...



On Monday, November 1, the City of Concord will begin its annual loose leaf collection season. Loose leaf season will run from November 1 through February 25; during this time residents may place un-bagged leaves at the...



Water levels continue to decline at Lake Fisher, one of the City of Concord’s raw water supplies, causing some areas to continue experiencing reduced water clarity. The City of Concord Water Resources Department is working to remove the discolored water as quickly as possible from the...



Holiday traditions return to Downtown Concord next month with the 24th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony sponsored by Uwharrie Bank on Friday, November 19 and the TrueCare Pharmacy 93rd Concord Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 20. These family-friendly events are free to the public...



Concord City Council and Mayor William C. “Bill” Dusch presented retired Electric Systems Director Robert “Bob” Pate, Jr. with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine during the October council meeting. This is the highest award for public service granted by the Office of the...



The City of Concord Water Resources Department continues to recover from temporary reduced water clarity in parts of the city’s water system. Some areas have already improved while other areas have seen this issue continue. Crews are out in the system flushing lines to accelerate the...



Due to low water levels at Lake Fisher and corresponding changes to intake procedures at the Hillgrove Water Treatment Plant, some customers throughout the City of Concord’s system may notice their tap water has a cloudy appearance. This is an aesthetic issue only and there is...


Do you want to know how the City of Concord spends its money but don't have a lot of time? Check out the FY 2021-2022 Budget Video.

Each year, the city prepares a short video to promote transparency and give the highlights...


The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the City of Concord with the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Financial Reporting for the City's FY2020 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR). This is the first year that the City has prepared...



Cabarrus County, the City of Concord and the City of Kannapolis will jointly host a “Home Sweet Home” virtual fair housing workshop on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Anyone interested in learning more about local efforts to address chronic fair housing...



Corban Ave will be closed between Church St & Union St from 9pm-6am on Wednesday, October 20th & Thursday, October 21st to allow construction crews to perform utility work for the county courthouse project. Please refer to the map below for detours. 
 



Concord is one of the safest cities in North Carolina according to a new report from SafeWise.  Concord ranked 17th and is one of only two cities with populations over 100,000 to make the top-20 statewide list. 

“As one of the largest and fastest growing cities in...



The City of Concord is currently seeking citizens interested in serving on the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board. Concord residents with a law background or experience in retail, hospitality, accounting or financial services are especially encouraged to apply.  The current ABC Board...



Google Fiber is coming to Concord, North Carolina, bringing high-speed, high-bandwidth internet service to residents and small businesses. Concord joins Charlotte and communities in the Triangle as one of just eight cities statewide to receive Google Fiber.

According to recent data...



The City of Concord is one of the fastest growing cities in the state and region, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.  Concord’s strong economic growth, low tax rate, and high-quality education and health care continue to attract record numbers of new businesses...



Global aluminum beverage packaging company Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL), will create 220 new jobs in Cabarrus County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $383.8 million to join Red Bull and Rauch’s beverage manufacturing hub in Concord.

Together, these...


City of Concord Water Resources Department contract crews are in the second phase of the annual Sewer Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) Lining project.  This annual project helps to improve the longevity of the city’s infrastructure. 

Crews completed the first phase earlier this...



The City of Concord and El Puente Hispano will present the first Concord International Festival on Saturday, October 2 in downtown Concord. The event will begin at 12:00 pm and end at 6:00 pm.

The free and family friendly event will celebrate the many cultures and diversity that...



The City of Concord officially announced the name of the future northwest park during a ceremony honoring former Council Member Jim Ramseur.  The city’s first park in northwest Concord will formally be known as the J.E. “Jim” Ramseur Park. 

After serving...



A beverage manufacturing, filling and distribution campus will soon call Concord, North Carolina home, bringing with it an investment of over $740 million and the creation of over 400 jobs with an average wage of $50,377.

It is the largest economic development announcement in Cabarrus...



The Concord City Council released the following statements after the passing of former Council Member Lamar Barrier.  Barrier was Concord’s longest serving council member, and one of the longest serving in the state.  He faithfully and diligently served the citizens of Concord...



The City of Concord has named the commercial airport terminal building at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport after former Council Member Lamar Barrier. The building located at 7435 Zephyr Place NW will now be called the W. Lamar Barrier Terminal.  A formal ceremony honoring Barrier and...



Recently, the City of Concord’s newest elevated storage tank was placed into operation for the first time. This new two million gallon water tank provides improvements to fire flows and pressures for a large portion of the city’s growing water system. Along with the tank improvements,...



Nearly 800 participants responded to the joint call from the City of Concord and Barber-Scotia College for community input on the revitalization of the HBCU and its campus.  The community survey and online presentation ran the entire month of May, and included a video that explained the...


 

After 6 months of construction, the intersection of Spring St SW and Chestnut Dr SW has reopened! The new “teardrop mini roundabout” design will not only improve traffic flow through the area, but also significantly increase pedestrian safety.  There are three new...



As one of the fastest growing cities in the region, the Concord City Council is committed to enhancing the quality and availability of parks and recreation programming throughout the city.  In an effort to improve existing facilities, the city is seeking the public’s input on the...



Rider Transit will resume normal operations and once again collect fares beginning July 1, 2021. Normal operations were modified, and fares were suspended in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Per federal mandate, masks are still required to be worn by passengers and Rider staff...



The Concord City Council unanimously approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget with no changes from the recommendation during the June 10 council meeting. The adopted budget follows the guidance of City Council and focuses on funding essential projects and services necessary to preserve, protect,...


City Manager Lloyd Payne provided the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) budget recommendation to the Mayor and City Council on Friday. The proposed budget focuses on funding essential projects necessary to preserve, protect, and enhance the quality of life in a growing community.

“Concord continues...


In case you missed it, Allegiant Airlines began a new non-stop service from Concord-Padgett Regional Airport to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport on Friday, May 28.  Below is a press release from the airline with more information on the new route and introductory low fares.
 


During the May 13 Concord City Council Meeting, long-time Electric Systems Department employee, Larry Barbee, was honored as the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Jo Atwater Continuous Core Values Award.  The Jo Atwater Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a city employee. Barbee received...


The Concord Family Enrichment Association (CFEA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Patrick C. Graham, Ph.D., as the organization’s first Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective June 1, 2021. Dr. Graham is an accomplished equity leader with more than twenty years of executive-level experience...



Amidst the trials of coronavirus, the City of Concord was presented with the challenge of limiting face-to-face interaction while still providing customers a way to pay their bills. Because some customers are underbanked or not comfortable with making payments online, the City needed...



City Manager Lloyd Payne is proud to announce and welcome Emma Sellers as the City of Concord’s first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator. Sellers will work with city leadership and community stakeholders to direct, coordinate, and implement programs and activities that...


 

The City of Concord is soliciting project proposals for funding under the Federal Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) program.  An estimated $389,323 in grant funding is available under this program for transit programs in the Concord...



The streets throughout the City of Concord are a lot cleaner thanks to the collective efforts of nearly 400 city employees who canvassed over 80 miles of roads and collected 438 bags of trash and 52 bags of recyclables during the city’s annual Spring Litter Sweep.  The city’s...


On Monday, April 26, the City of Concord Water Resources Department contract crews will begin the annual Sewer Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) Lining project.  Work will be performed throughout the city and is scheduled to last through August 24, 2021.

The annual CIPP Lining project helps...


The City of Concord will unveil a new tribute mural to local band, The Avett Brothers, during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 24 at Noon at 25 Union Street, North. The ceremony will coincide with the city’s monthly Small Business Saturday festivities, which includes local promotions,...


Cabarrus County and the Cities of Concord and Kannapolis have announced the winners of the Fair Housing Month TikTok Contest. Winning videos were selected based on the use of the theme “Home Sweet Home.” The videos also needed to educate people on the Fair Housing Act and how it protects...


The City of Concord was recognized for the second year in a row as a Tree City USA by the national Arbor Day Foundation. This recognition follows Concord’s continued commitment to effective urban forest management.

As one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, Concord is committed...


Emergency Rental Assistance Program secures housing for local renters experiencing COVID-19-based hardships

The U.S. Department of Treasury awarded Cabarrus County Government more than $6.5 million to help local households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic....


The Northwest region of Concord is one of the fastest growing areas of the city. It is also one of the most underserved areas in terms of access to public parks and recreational programming. City Council made it a goal fill this need, and the Parks and Recreation Department is now seeking the public’s...


Residents are asked to kindly remove items on or near gravesites to allow crews to complete necessary mowing and grounds work. Items may be replaced on March 29.

The City of Concord Buildings and Grounds Department, Cemetery Division will begin annual spring cleaning of the Oakwood Cemetery,...


Beginning Monday, March 8th, the City of Concord Electric Systems Department will be conducting residential and commercial telephone surveys as part of a long-term planning study.  The purpose of the survey is to measure opinions of residents and business owners regarding the electric service...


Applications are now available for the newly created Concord United Committee.  The Committee will examine racial inequities within City departments, programs, policies and procedures, and recommend possible solutions to City Council. 

City Council unanimously approved the establishment...


To honor the life of Concord Police Officer Jason Shuping the Concord City Council recently approved a $100,000 budget amendment to fund a new Fallen Officer Memorial. The City also filed necessary state and federal paperwork to establish a new nonprofit Concord Police Foundation to assist officers...


The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will close a portion of Rock Hill Church Rd, between Poplar Tent Rd and Weddington Rd, in the City of Concord beginning Monday, February 22 at 8:00AM.  The closure will allow City of Concord Water Resources contract crews to complete a section of...


The City of Concord and the Concord Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) have formalized a new quasi-public partnership to enhance downtown revitalization efforts and support to small business owners. Under the agreement, which took effect on January 25, 2021, the CDDC will now operate within the...


The City of Concord Water Resources Department will soon be updating a portion of the city's water system to keep pace with increased demands and future economic development.

Beginning in early March, the City will commence work to improve fire flows, which may result in an increase...


Over the past 8 months the City of Concord hosted a series of drive-thru face covering distribution events across the community. Staff distributed a maximum of two face coverings per person present.

On June 26, North Carolina entered a statewide executive order mandating the use of...


On Tuesday, February 2, City of Concord Water Resources crews will close a portion of Montford Ave from Concord Pkwy N to Helen Dr in order to perform maintenance on a water main.

The road closure will begin at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2 and last through the night until 6 a.m. on Wednesday,...


JANUARY 21st, 2021  -  6:00 p.m. - In order to maintain the safety of City residents, Planning and Zoning Commission, and staff, the January 21st, 2021 Special Meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting will be conducted electronically.  Additional information, including...


In honor of Martin Luther King Day, City of Concord offices will be closed on Monday, January 18.

Garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection will operate on a regular schedule next week. However, all customers should place yard waste at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January...


Following the sale and closing of 30 Market St. by the City of Concord to Lansing Melbourne Group, demolition of the property is scheduled to begin January 20th, 2021. 

As a result of the demolition, the Spring St. parking lot will be permanently closed. 


The former City of Concord City Hall Annex building located at 66 Union St. S is currently under renovation, with a lower level dedicated to assisting local non-profits. The City expects the space to be ready for occupancy by May 1, 2021.

In August of 2019, the City of Concord sold the City...