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As landfill inches toward capacity, city explains importance of waste reduction

With the  Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) Landfill fast approaching its capacity, reducing the amount of waste put on the curb has never been more important.  Read more

LATEST HEADLINES

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COLUMN: A potter ignites his creativity

Concord's Keith Meyers, a functional potter and ceramic artist, enjoys creating his craft, and both teaching and selling it to others. Read more

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THOMAS LOTT COLUMN: Manfred, MLB have created their own pickle

With pitchers doctoring baseballs becoming the biggest issue in baseball in the last week, something needs to be made incredibly clear — th… Read more

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NC Gov. keeps COVID-19 emergency responses in place through July 30

Gov. Roy Cooper has extended the state's COVID-19 emergency management response for another six weeks — until July 30 — citing it is necessary to keep pivotal state and federal pandemic relief programs in place.

Executive Order No. 220 retains the remaining social-distancing and public-health policies that could have expired at 5 p.m. Friday. Read more

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Summer is here with Pride, pools and a drag show

With Pride and summer already here, local organizations are finding ways to help the community.  Read more

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Tourism is seeing a comeback in the area, just in time for summer

With Covid restrictions lifting and stadium capacity increasing, tourism in Cabarrus County i  Read more

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Friday Five: More recycling and road rants

Last week’s Friday Five item about the Kannapolis trash cans sparked a discussion with Kannapolis officials and it fits right in with one o… Read more

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Cabarrus Calendar

Community events that are coming up. Read more

SPORTS

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THOMAS LOTT COLUMN: Manfred, MLB have created their own pickle

With pitchers doctoring baseballs becoming the biggest issue in baseball in the last week, something needs to be made incredibly clear — th… Read more

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Olympic, professional boxing champ Shields wins MMA debut

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Claressa Shields found herself pinned on her back, stuck against a cage and she absorbed so many strikes to the head that the undefeated boxer seemed on the brink of defeat in MMA. Read more

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Juarez leads Oklahoma past Florida State for fifth title

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Giselle Juarez re-emerged as the star pitcher Oklahoma needed to complement its high-powered offense, and now the Sooners are national champions again. Read more

GALLERIES

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Today in history: June 12

President Ronald Reagan, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin, exhorted Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to “tear down thi… Read more

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Celebrity Birthdays: June 12

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Dave Franco, Finesse Mitchell, Mel Rodriguez, Richard M. Sherman… Read more

OPINION

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LETTER: Local stories show you the human side

Last Sunday's Memorial Day edition of the Independent Tribune had several items of local interest . As always the coverage of local sports … Read more

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LETTER: Keipper has it all wrong

Regarding Vincent Keipper’s recent letter (“Race relations must be addressed”) attacking a John Hood column, here are a few ideas worthy of… Read more

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