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It is with our deepest sympathies that we announce the passing of former Kannapolis Mayor Bob Misenheimer, who died Tuesday, January 21, at the age of 88, after a period of failing health. Mayor Misenheimer joined the Kannapolis City Council in 1989, and was elected to serve two terms as Mayor, from 2005-2013. His tenure as Mayor included the following accomplishments: securing a permanent source of drinking water for the City with the Interbasin Transfer Agreement, breaking ground on...

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It is with our deepest sympathies that we announce the passing of Former Kannapolis Mayor Ray Moss who died Friday, January 17, at the age of 89.  Moss served two terms as Mayor from 1997-2005. As Mayor, he led the community through Weaving a Shared Future, a strategic visioning process that established a long-term plan for improving Kannapolis and its quality of life. He established the Kannapolis Youth Council to encourage participation and involvement in local government. As the City ...

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For months Cabarrus County residents have welcomed a big-headed, mustachioed daredevil into their hearts, businesses, and homes without even knowing his name. That changed today when the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers announced their mascot’s name: Boomer.    Truth be told, though, a lot of fans knew that already. When the team asked fans to vote for their favorite mascot name out of five options, more than half of respondents selected Boomer. The name Boomer was originally submitted ...

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On Saturday, February 8, from 9 a.m. until noon, Kannapolis Public Works will host a free document shredding event at the Public Works Operation Center, at 1401 Bethpage Road. This event is for Kannapolis residents only. Document shredding is limited to five file boxes per person. In previous years, this event also collected electronic waste. As of July 2019, electronic waste is picked up curbside on your recycling day, so we will not be collecting e-waste at this event. Electronic waste (e-wa...

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The Kannapolis Police Department welcomes seven new police officers, Adrian Attaway, Henry Brown, Alexandra Grishaw, Brooks Jones, Desmond Knox, Glenn Tingen,  and William Wheat.  They have completed their basic law enforcement training (BLET) and are now assigned to patrol units to complete their field training.  Officer Adrian Attaway is a graduate of West Charlotte High School. He earned a medical administration diploma from ECPI and a graduate of the BLET program at Ro...

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The City of Kannapolis is hosting a Daddy/Daughter Dance at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 21, at the Laureate Center in Kannapolis City Hall.  This fun event is for dads and daughters to have a special evening out together. Girls, ages 5 years and older, are encouraged to bring their father, step-father, grandfather, brother, or another special gentleman in their life. The attire ranges from dressy to casual, so suits with ties and khakis with polos are acceptable. Tickets are $40 per coupl...

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It’s not too early to start thinking about Spring and Summer park fun. Make your park shelter reservations now. The City of Kannapolis offers shelter reservations at Village Park and Bakers Creek Park. These parks are great places to rent shelters for your next birthday party, family gathering or warm weather fun! Winter hours for shelters are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Spring and Summer hours are 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. or 3 – 8:30 p.m., beginning in March. To help with your ...

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Mitchell “Dale” Burris has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant with the Kannapolis Police Department’s Patrol Division. Burris joined the Kannapolis Police Department in June 2011 as a recruit. He has served as a Patrol Officer from his initial appointment until his assignment to the Traffic Unit in 2015.  He has earned the designation as a Master Police Officer, is a member of the Honor Guard, a negotiator on the Special Response Team (SRT) and serves as a Field T...

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The City of Kannapolis has released the 2020 Garbage/Recycling Calendar. In addition to the schedule for 2020, the calendar includes information on what items may be recycled. The calendar also details the holiday schedule for garbage/recycling collection. Important tips for recycling in 2020 - The City of Kannapolis asks that you do not bag your recyclables, and that you reuse, donate, or throw away Christmas lights, hoses, cords, clothing, and grocery bags because they get stuck and clog...

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On Wednesday evening, the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau honored hospitality and tourism professionals during the seventh annual Celebrate Cabarrus and Golden Helmet Awards. “Our community is fortunate to have so many dedicated partners serving Cabarrus County’s visitors,” said Cabarrus County CVB President and CEO Donna Carpenter. “We appreciate all they do and always look forward to recognizing their contributions at this special event.”  20...

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