Cabarrus County

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Articles about Cabarrus County

  • High school graduation, 2010, North Mecklenburg High. Photo: John Chesser

    Report finds strengths, challenges in United Way’s Collective Impact initiative

    Research by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute for United Way of Central Carolinas has found that almost 90 percent of at-risk Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students who took part in programs from 14 local United Way-funded agencies over three or more years graduated from high school.
  • Providence Road and I-485. Photo Nancy Pierce

    What they said about Charlotte’s outerbelt

    Charlotte leaders have been talking about the outerbelt, Interstate 485, for decades. While most residents were concerned primarily with what it would mean for drive times, planners and others spent time contemplating the highway's effect on the area's growth. A sampling of comments over the years.
  • Large homes along Lake Norman in Mecklenburg County town of Cornelius. Image: Bing Maps

    No 'small house' trend in region; houses keep growing

    Since the 2008 housing crash, there’s been talk of Americans downsizing and Millennials rejecting large houses. But recent U.S. Census data show that in the Charlotte area, homes only got bigger after 2000.
  • Charlotte's center city. Image: Bing Maps

    Has Charlotte metro income really declined?

    Recently the site FiveThirtyEight.com reported that of the largest U.S. metros, only Charlotte’s median income, “experienced a statistically significant decline” in 2013. What’s going on?