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The Kannapolis Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony will be held in Veterans Park on Monday, May 29th. The parade begins at 11:30 a.m. and travels down Main Street in Kannapolis from the North Carolina Research Campus parking deck to Veterans Park. At the conclusion of the parade a ceremony honoring all Post Vietnam Veterans will be held. Guest speakers are Josh White and Kendrick Carroll Everyone is asked to bring lawn chairs and American flags to wave during the parade and ceremony. A...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 30 at 8 a.m. There will be no disruption in garbage and recycling collection service. All Kannapolis parks will be open for regular operating hours from dawn until dusk. In Village Park, the Rotary Express and Splash Pad will be open Saturday, 10 a.m. -7 p.m.; Sunday and Monday from noon to 6 p.m. At Bakers Creek Park the putt putt course will be open ...

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The Kannapolis Police Department recently held their annual service awards ceremony. Officer Trey Hinton was presented with the Roger Dale Carter Memorial Service Award and Deena Chavis received the Norma C. Howard Memorial Award. Trey Hinton embodies the principles that the Roger Dale Carter Memorial Service Award is meant to represent. He has established high standards of personal conduct and his moral and ethical behavior has gained him the respect of his peers and the community he serve...

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The staff at the City of Kannapolis Water Treatment Plant has earned the North Carolina’s Area Wide Optimization Program Award, which means turbidity levels in the City’s water is below federal and state minimums. Turbidity is a measure of cloudiness or haziness in the water caused by particles that can interfere with disinfection. While all drinking water systems have to meet strict federal and state standards, the City of Kannapolis has met performance goals that are significant...

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Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg presented the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget to the Kannapolis City Council Monday evening. The proposed FY 2018 budget is $68,125,000 which includes all seven operating funds of the City. The budget includes no property tax increase. If approved, the current tax rate will remain at .63 cents per $100 valuation - a home valued at $150,000 will pay $945 annually in property taxes for all city services. The City’s budget is composed of two primary r...

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The City of Kannapolis has been recognized by the North Carolina Department of Labor for maintaining a safe and healthful workplace in 2016. The statewide program includes more than 5,000 North Carolina firms, and about 3,000 awards are presented each year. In order to qualify for an award, businesses must have no fatalities and an injury incidence rate at least 50 percent below the average for their industry. The City of Kannapolis received the following awards: Administration –...

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Three City of Kannapolis employees have been elected to serve in leadership positions for their respective professional organizations. Gary Mills, Director of Parks and Recreation, has been elected to serve as president of the North Carolina Recreation and Parks Association (NCRPA). NCRPA represents over 3,400 P&R professionals and over 230 municipal and county agencies across the state of North Carolina. Founded in 1944, the North Carolina Recreation & Park Association is the pre...

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The Kannapolis Farmers Market will open a week early – Thursday, April 27 – in time for you to enjoy an abundance of ripe strawberries. The market will be held every Thursday, 4-7pm at the corner of Vance Ave and Dale Earnhardt Blvd. The market continues thru September. Returning vendors offer a wide variety of fresh, local produce, as well as cheese, ice cream, honey, baked goods, spices, jewelry, crafts, honey, soaps, lotions, candy, candles, and bee pollen. For custome...

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The City of Kannapolis and the Kannapolis Intimidators are teaming up for Get Healthy Nights! On April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, and August 25, join us at the Kannapolis Intimidators for Get Healthy Nights. The initiative is part of the City’s focus on Discover Healthy Living in Kannapolis. The City and the Intimidators are working together to encourage fun and healthy exercise. If you complete 10 pushups or 20 jumping jacks, you will receive a $5.00 coupon to use on healthy concess...

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As Spring approaches, the Village Park Rotary Express and Splash Pad will operate on a limited schedule. 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. Village Park is located at 700 West C. Street. Beginning June 3, the Splash Pad will be open every day for the Summer: Monday – Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, from noon – ...

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