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Author: Brian Perry

😎 πŸŽ„ From Kitchen Table to National Fame

Teresa Thibault, the founder of Heart Gifts by Teresa, has captured the essence of Christmas through her beautifully hand-designed and hand-painted ornaments. Heart Gifts by Teresa (Kannapolis) πŸ“ 2507 S Main St, Kannapolis, NC 28081 Website (americanornaments.com) | Facebook Located in Kannapolis, her company has gained recognition for its exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail. Recently featured on ABC News in the “Made in America: Ornaments for Christmas” segment, Teresa’s ornaments have become a symbol of joy and have captured the attention of the nation. Around...

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πŸ›οΈ πŸ† The Golden Rack Boutique Selected as Next Great Pop-Up Shop

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   A New Golden Shopping Experience Awaits at the Carolina Mall! The Golden Rack Boutique (Carolina Mall) πŸ“ 1480 Concord Pkwy N, Concord, NC 28025 Website | Facebook | Instagram The Golden Rack Boutique, a charming and locally-owned boutique, has emerged as the winner of the “Next Great Pop-Up Shop” through the American Dream Project in partnership with Carolina Mall. Founded by Jim Hull in 2019, the American Dream Project is a small business initiative by Hull Property Group, which operates Carolina Mall, to encourage small business growth by...

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πŸ›οΈβœ¨ Primark to Host Grand Opening Celebration at Concord Mills

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   Irish-based retail giant, Primark, known for its trendy yet affordable fashion, is making its North Carolina debut on Nov 16th. Attention, fashion enthusiasts and bargain hunters in Cabarrus County! The much-anticipated Primark grand opening at Concord Mills Mall is set to take place this Thursday, Nov 16th with a wave of excitement, giveaways, and exclusive events that extend to Saturday, Nov 18th as well. Grand Opening Festivities at Concord Mills Doors open at 11am and if you’re an early bird, there’s a Special Giveaway waiting just for you....

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πŸ•―οΈ The Lantern Gala Illuminates Hope

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   In a world increasingly dominated by technology, the safety of our children online has become a pressing concern. Recognizing this need, Simon and Aletha Arkley founded The Lantern Project in 2020. With a mission to protect kids and empower parents, this nonprofit organization has become a beacon of hope in the fight against human trafficking and online exploitation. The Arkleys, drawing from almost a decade of experience working with other nonprofits, identified the gaps in the system that allowed for the exploitation of young minds. Simon, who previously...

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πŸ•ΉοΈπŸ” Lights, Laughter, Action! Unveiling Game Show Arena LIVE!

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   Join the excitement as teams compete for victory in iconic game show competitions. Are you ready to step into the spotlight and become a contestant on your favorite game show? The Game Show Arena LIVE is a FUN and energetic experience that will transport you into the world of game shows, where you can spin the massive 8-foot wheel, compete in exciting challenges, and put your skills to the test with your family, friends, or colleagues. At Game Show Arena LIVE, you’ll have the opportunity to divide into teams and play the iconic game shows you’ve...

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4 Ways You Can Honor Our Veterans

1. Attend the Veterans Day Celebration hosted by Cabarrus County Veterans Service, the City of Concord, and the BGC Keystone Club starting at 11am at the Boys & Girls Club. The program will conclude with refreshments provided by Oak Grove Baptist Church Veterans Ministry. Boys and Girls Club 247 Spring Street NW Concord, NC 28025 2. Participate in a 5K in either Concord or Kannapolis, which are both hosting races that honor/salute veterans this Saturday. KANNAPOLIS: Old Armor 5K for Heroes. 5K and Youth Fun Run races through downtown Kannapolis and Atrium Health Ballpark (see course map)...

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Concord Rotary Celebrates 100 Years of Service

Photography: Michael A. Anderson Photography   The Concord Rotary Club celebrated its centennial birthday with a Gala Event on Oct 19th at the Hotel Concord with over 100 Rotarians, guests, and distinguished members gathering to honor and give tribute to Concord Rotary’s legacy. Pat Horton, the Chair for the event commented, “It is such an honor to be a Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow. This service organization helps others by giving back to our community through local service projects such as the construction of ROTARY Square in downtown Concord and the playground at J.W. McGee...

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πŸ¦ƒ πŸ₯§ Friendsgiving Feast at Table 11

Spending Thanksgiving Day with family, but want to celebrate with friends too? Family out of town, but you still want to enjoy those Thanksgiving dishes? πŸ€—πŸ‚ Grab your loved ones and head to Table 11 in Downtown Concord and savor the flavors of the season. Table 11 (Downtown Concord) πŸ“ 11 Union St S Suite 100, Concord, NC 28025 Website | Facebook | Instagram πŸ“… Nov 16th and Nov 18th ⏰ Reservations available from 5–9pm; Email, call (980) 246-2218, or message on social media πŸ₯‘ Pre-Order Meals: You can also pre-order your ready-made Thanksgiving dinner from Table 11! πŸ“ž Reserve yours by calling...

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πŸ°πŸ“¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Harrisburg Bakery Now Ships Nationwide

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   Sunflour Baking Company has a new production kitchen, new menu items, and continues to support local vendors. Sunflour Baking Company (Harrisburg) πŸ“ 5040 State Hwy 49, Harrisburg, NC 28075 Website | Facebook | Instagram National Dessert Day is the perfect occasion to indulge your sweet tooth, and what better way to commemorate this delightful occasion than by introducing you to Sunflour Baking Company, a local bakery in Harrisburg. With its commitment to crafting delectable pastries, bread, and more from scratch, Sunflour Baking Company is the ultimate...

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🐎 πŸ€— Wings of Eagles Ranch Hosts a Dinner and Dancin’ Fundraiser

Kick up your heels at Dinner & Dancin’ in The Dirt on Oct 21st. Wings of Eagles Ranch (Concord) πŸ“4800 Faith Trails, Concord, NC 28025 Website | Facebook | Instagram Nestled amidst the rolling hills and serene landscapes of Concord, Wings of Eagles Ranch inspires healing for adults and children with special needs, at-risk communities, and our local veterans. This non-profit Therapeutic Horseback Riding and Outdoor Adventure Center has been making a profound impact on the lives of those it serves. In the spirit of community and support, Wings of Eagles Ranch annually hosts a spectacular...

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β˜• 20+ Coffeehouses in CabCo to Visit This Season

Coffee lovers rejoice! National Coffee Day is Friday, Sept 29th! Now is the perfect time to explore any one of our local coffeehouses in Cabarrus County to find your new favorite beverage. Whether you’re looking for high-quality coffee, a variety of brews with specialty drinks, something close to home or work, or a cozy spot with a great atmosphere and snacks, there’s a locally-owned spot waiting to serve. Check out our list of 20+ coffeehouses in CabCo for you to try for yourself.   Planning to visit? Tell ’em Cabarrus Weekly sent ya!

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πŸŽͺ Step Right Up to Gibson Mill Market’s Grand Opening Event

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   Gibson Mill Market is thrilled to invite you to its Grand Opening Event, celebrating both its reinvention and its first anniversary. πŸ“ Concord (Gibson Mill) | 325 McGill Ave NW, Concord NC 28027 Website | Facebook | Instagram πŸŽͺ This carnival-themed extravaganza promises a week filled with entertainment, attractions, circus acts, live music, and more. The festivities will kick off on Tuesday, September 12th, and run through Sunday, September 17th. Best of all, admission is free, ensuring that this event is not to be missed! βœ‚οΈ The celebration kicks off...

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🎁 🌸 A Journey of Creativity and Faith

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   Sweetest Beginnings, a custom-curated gift shop, is moving from its β€œtiny shop” to β€œthe big shop,” in the heart of the West Avenue District. πŸ“ Kannapolis (Downtown) 135 W A St, Kannapolis, NC 28081 Website | Facebook | Instagram Sweetest Beginnings has come a long way since its inception in 2007 when owner Susan McRae discovered her talent and love for stationery design. What started as a project born while waiting on the arrival of twins has now blossomed into a thriving business. Initially, Susan operated from her home, perfecting her stationery craft...

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🏁🍺 Revving Up at a NASCAR Fan’s Paradise!

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   Michael Waltrip Taproom offers a carefully curated menu, 24 signature beers, and a family-friendly environment. Concord (Concord Mills Area) πŸ“ 7731 Gateway Ln NW, Concord, NC 28027 Website | Facebook | Instagram Former NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip has expanded his beer and lifestyle brand with the opening of the Michael Waltrip Taproom in Concord. The original brewery which opened in Bristol, Virginia in 2020, has quickly gained popularity for its wide range of beers. The Taproom opened its doors in May 2023, just minutes away from the iconic Charlotte...

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🌟 ⚾ Cannon Ballers Swing Big for a Special Cause

Partner Content   Starry Night is a full day of activities including a 5K, evening ballgame, silent auction, lantern ceremony, and fireworks! Saturday, August 19th is a big day at Atrium Health Ballpark as the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers offer a full lineup of activities to raise funds and awareness for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Last year, this event brought together children, parents, families, and friends currently fighting the battle, while also raising over $30,000 of direct support for children across the nation. A One-of-a-Kind Community Event Starry Night is a one-of-a-kind...

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🍽️ ❀️ 🩺 Luncheon Benefits Community Free Clinic

Available for purchase in a silent auction are beautifully decorated tables promising an enjoyable and purposeful afternoon! πŸ“ McGill Baptist Church | 5300 Poplar Tent Rd, Concord, NC 28027 Website | Facebook | Instagram The Community Free Clinic (CFC), Cabarrus County’s only free clinic, has an open invitation to the 23rd annual Festival of Tables fundraiser on Sept. 29th at McGill Baptist Church. 🍽️ The luncheon brings together community members, local sponsors, and donors to support a worthy causeβ€”providing vital healthcare and medications to those in need. For almost three decades, the...

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πŸ’– Barbie Mania Is Painting K-Town Pink!

With tickets starting at $4, the Gem Theatre seems to be the place to see the sizzling hot new Barbie movie! πŸ“ Downtown Kannapolis | 111 West 1st Street Website | Facebook | Instagram Why do we love it? The prices of course! πŸŽ₯ Showtimes: Wednesday through Friday: 4 and 7pm; Saturday and Sunday: 1, 4 and 7pm Tickets are only $5 for adults and $4 for Kids (2–12) and seniors (55+). But if you plan to go to one of the early shows (before 6pm), all ages are only $4! 🍿 πŸ₯€ But wait… there’s more… concession prices are a throwback with small drinks and popcorn for only $1.75!! 🌞 Don’t miss their last...

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πŸ§’πŸ½ 🎻 πŸ‘§ Applications Being Accepted for New Youth Orchestra

The Cabarrus County Youth Orchestra (CCYO) aims to provide local students with a unique opportunity to learn to play stringed instruments. Concord (Downtown) πŸ“ First Presbyterian Church, 70 Union Street N. Registration is now open for the CCYO which will provide weekly classes primarily focused on violin, viola, cello, and double bass by director Eric J. Landsperger, a dedicated musician and educator in Cabarrus County. The CCYO’s mission is to foster a love for music and to encourage talent development. The early response to CCYO has been promising, with an eagerness among students and parents...

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