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Kannapolis Fire Explorers Post 001 recently competed in the 10th annual Millers Ferry Junior Fire Muster. This event was held on September 16th at Millers Ferry Volunteer Fire Department in Rowan County. Four teams from around North Carolina participated in five events throughout the competition. Post 001 had a group of thirteen explorers participate in the event. KFD Post 001 came home with the following awards: Overall Event – 3rd place Bucket Brigade – 2nd place Firefigh...

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In conjunction with this year’s Fire Truck Parade and Open House, the Kannapolis Fire Department is hosting a blood drive from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Saturday, September 30 in The Laureate Center at City Hall. The goal is to have at least 22 people sign up and donate. Donors can register by going to www.cbcc.us/mobiledrives and entering Kannapolis Fire Department. Donors must present an official I.D. before donating. For more information about the Fire Truck Parade and Open Ho...

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For the 6th year in a row, Kannapolis Fire Department (KFD) competed in the Charlotte Firefighters 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. Team KFD climbed the Duke Energy Building in Uptown on Saturday, September 9th with 700 other participants to honor the 343 New York firefighters, 60 police officers, and 10 EMS personnel who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.  The Charlotte climb was one of many held around the country to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters, police, and EMS. At ...

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New site boasts more square-footage and additional benefits to the College   Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will move the cosmetology, esthetics and manicuring programs in Kannapolis to a new location as part of the City’s Downtown Revitalization. The current location at 120 West Avenue, is a key site in the City of Kannapolis’ plans to bring a new stadium to downtown Kannapolis. In order for the City to move forward with those plans, the College needs to relocate. The ne...

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The City of Kannapolis is offering façade and site improvement grants to businesses and property owners on Cannon Boulevard, Main Street, Jackson Park Road, Lane Street, and Dale Earnhardt Boulevard. City leaders recognize this area as a key gateway to those who travel to Kannapolis as well as those who live and work on Cannon Boulevard. The façade and site improvement grant will aid the City and property owners as everyone works together to maximize the appearance of the boule...

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Three Kannapolis Fire Department (KFD) personnel have been promoted to new positions. “I am pleased to have highly qualified individuals such as these personnel who continue to further their leadership within Kannapolis Fire Department,” said Chief Ernie Hiers. “It will be a privilege to work with them in their new areas.” Senior Captain Greg Summitt is promoted to Training Manager, under the direction of Technical Services Division Chief Kirk Beard, and will coordinat...

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As Fall approaches, the Village Park Rotary Express, Splash Pad, and Carousel will operate on a limited schedule after Labor Day, Monday, September 4. All Village Park attractions will be open from noon – 6 p.m. on Labor Day. Village Park is located at 700 West C. Street. The Splash Pad will be open on the weekends until Sunday, September 10. The hours will be Saturday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 6 p.m. Admission is $1.50. The Rotary Express Train and Car...

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The Kannapolis Christmas Parade returns at 6 p.m. on December 9. Thousands of lights decorate the parade entries which makes this one of the holiday’s most special nighttime events in the state. This is a great Christmas holiday tradition for you and your family to enjoy. This year the parade will feature a new route. The parade will begin at its usual location at the intersection of South Main Street and Dale Earnhardt Boulevard. It will then travel down Main Street and end at the i...

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Last week, the top rated television show, Salvage Dawgs, was in Kannapolis, filming an episode which will premiere next year. Salvage Dawgs, is one of the top three shows on the DIY Network. The show’s premise is to take items that are going to be discarded and turn them into furniture, art or other useful items. They are all about being environmentally sustainable and preserving history. “One of the show’s hosts, Mike Whiteside, is from Charlotte and is familiar with th...

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The City of Kannapolis will sell the remaining parcel of property located in the Kannapolis Gateway Business Park near N.C. 73 to Elevation Acquisition and Development, LLC. The 7.25 acres will be sold for $1.5 million, its appraised value. The Kannapolis Gateway Business Park was developed by the City in 2002 to attract business, commercial and industrial companies. The City has succeeded in its goal for the park as it is now home to Stewart-Haas Racing, Haas Formula One and the Novant Healt...

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