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The City of Kannapolis and Cabarrus County Communications Departments were among 28 North Carolina governments to earn recognition in the 12th North Carolina City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) Excellence in Communications Awards. The City of Kannapolis won two first-place awards in the categories of printed publications and marketing tools, and a second-place award for Most Creative Marketing for the Least Amount of Dollars Spent. Cabarrus County won a first place award for Best P...

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A number of City of Kannapolis residents have graduated from the police and fire academies. Held separately, each academy concentrates on the services and functions of the Kannapolis Police and Fire Departments and provide citizens with a better understanding of what it takes to be a firefighter or police officer. Citizens participating in the free ten week fire academy toured fire stations, learned the history of fire service, fire prevention, education and investigation, emergency driving,...

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Linder Industrial Machinery has opened a new, state-of-the-art facility located at 5733 Davidson Hwy in Kannapolis. In collaboration with the Cabarrus Chamber of Commerce and the City of Kannapolis, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held this morning, Thursday, April 18. The 44,000-square-foot building comes equipped with twelve service bays, a modern open floor plan and work stations, and a high-tech parts and warehouse efficiency system. The facility will employ 60 people with room to double t...

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The steel framework for the Kannapolis Sports and Entertainment Venue is going up. This structure at the ballfield will house the meeting/conference space, suites, and concessions. Located in downtown Kannapolis, this will be the home of our minor league baseball team. Construction will be completed in time of the start of the 2020 baseball season.  
 Jiggy with the Piggy 2019 returns bigger and better with the smells and tastes of barbeque and fun for the entire family. Make plans now to join us May 2-5 in downtown Kannapolis. The festival has been named a Top 20 Event by the Southeastern Tourism Society for attracting thousands of people for an exciting and memorable experience. Once again we will host 60 barbeque competition teams. BBQ teams from across the U.S. will compete for thousands of dollars in the competition on the North...

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The City of Kannapolis offices will be closed Friday, April 19, in observance of the Easter Holiday. Offices will reopen on Monday, April 22. Garbage and recycling services will operate on a regular schedule. There will be no yard debris collection on Friday. It will be collected on its regular schedule the following week.
Small business owners, prospective owners and entrepreneurs from across the region are invited to attend a special event Tuesday, May 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Kannapolis City Hall in recognition of National Small Business Week. The Small Business Success Forum will bring together those interested in small business ownership for a day of learning, discussions, and networking. The day begins with a welcome by Kannapolis City Mayor Darrell Hinnant. Attendees will then choose workshops on ...

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As warmer weather approaches, the Village Park Rotary Express and Carousel will operate on a limited schedule. The train and carousel will be open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. every Saturday and noon-6 p.m. every Sunday beginning this weekend, April 13. The first weekend to enjoy the Splash Pad will be Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29. It will be open Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday – Monday from Noon – 6 p.m. The putt putt course at Bakers Creek Park opens on ...

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Two area nonprofits were joined by local officials Wednesday, April 10, on El Paso Street, to celebrate the start of construction on 60 one- and two-bedroom units that will provide affordable housing for persons 55 years of age and older.   Prosperity Ridge Independent Senior Living Apartments is a joint venture between Wesley Community Development and Prosperity Unlimited, Inc. Both organizations have a mission of providing housing for families and seniors with lower household income...

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From 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturday, April 27, the Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department will host a free document shredding event in the parking lot of City Hall, 401 Laureate Way. Residents can bring up to five average-size file boxes of paper to be securely shredded on-site to be recycled. If you are unable to come to the event, you are welcome to drop off your documents at Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way in the Customer Service Department on the first floor, between the hou...

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