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The City of Kannapolis would like your input on the future programming, expansion and renovation needs of the Gem Theatre. The City purchased the theatre property in 2015 as part of the Downtown Revitalization Project. “It is our intention to preserve and enhance the Gem Theatre property and programming. This is one of our most significant historical landmarks and our goal is to ensure it remains an integral part of our new downtown,” said Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant. The...

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Each year hundreds of volunteers in the community make sure the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival is a huge success. Volunteers include members of four charitable organizations in the City. In addition to providing manpower and hospitality to festival attendees, the non-profits work concession stands, in order to earn funds for their charity. We also want to thank you – festival attendees for making food and drink purchases at the event. The profits from the concession stand sales help thou...

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9 a.m., Monday, September 17, 2018  All roadways have reopened. Garbage/Recycling is on a one day delay. Safrit Park and the Rocky River Greenway will remain closed until further notice. Both were flooded over the weekend and cleanup is now underway.   8 p.m., Sunday, September 16, 2018 State officials are asking us to stay off the roadways tonight. Many roads may be flooded, have downed trees and other hazards you may not be able to see in the dark until too late. Please b...

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City of Kannapolis officials have been closely monitoring Hurricane Florence. Based on the most recent weather forecasts we expect to receive 6-10 inches of rainfall and wind gusts of up to 35 mph over the duration of the event. We will continue to watch the hurricane’s path closely as this forecast could change. Public Work crews have been working to clean storm drains and ditches to ensure rainfall can flow freely into the city’s storm drain systems and to avoid flooded streets as ...

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A Kannapolis Christmas will officially kick off at Village Park with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m., Saturday, November 24. The Celebration continues through the Christmas Holiday season with the Celebration of Lights and Winterland Express. We have added more lights and fun for you and your family to enjoy. The Winterland Express train runs every evening from November 24th – December 30th (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) from 6-9 p.m., Sundays – Thursdays, a...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Monday, September 3, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Garbage and recycling collection service will run on its normal schedule. As Fall approaches, the Village Park Rotary Express, Splash Pad, and Carousel attractions will operate on a limited schedule after Labor Day, Monday, September 3. All Village Park attractions will be open from noon – 6 p.m. on Labor Day. Village Park will remain open daily and is located at 700 West C. Str...

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The City of Kannapolis has received funds for qualifying Kannapolis homeowners who need urgent repairs for their primary residence. The funds from the North Carolina Finance Agency could cover items such as handicap ramps, roof or heating systems. It is anticipated that 15 homes will be rehabilitated with the Urgent Repair Funds. The goals of the program are: ­­•To alleviate housing conditions which pose an imminent threat to the life and safety of very low-income homeowners •T...

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The City of Kannapolis has awarded $50,000 in federally funded grants to 20 non-profits who offer programs that benefit low and moderate-income residents in the City. These funds are part of the City’s 2018-2019 Community Development Block Grant fund allocation that we receive from Housing and Urban Development. The grants were awarded to: •Academic Learning Center - $2,500 for teacher stipends and instructional materials for the afterschool program. •Big Brothers Big S...

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The City of Kannapolis will once again host the Toast of Kannapolis, a wine and craft beer tasting event from 2 – 6 p.m., Saturday, September 22, at The Laureate Center, 401 Laureate Way. Early Bird tickets are $20, ending August 10. Tickets will be $25 after August 10. As many as eight vineyards/wineries and three breweries will share a selection of their beverages. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass or beer flight glass, hors d’oeuvres, music, and door prizes. Loca...

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Kannapolis Police Officer Ruth Stewart has retired from the department after serving the residents of the City for 30 years. Stewart served as a patrol officer, DARE officer, Evidence Custodian and Training Coordinator. Kannapolis Chief of Police Woody Chavis commented, “Ruth has been a very valuable employee over the years and has worn may hats for our agency. Her professionalism is unmatched, and her integrity is unrivaled. We will truly miss her, her hard work, and her smiling face...

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