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The Kannapolis Christmas Parade will be held at 6 p.m., on December 14, in downtown Kannapolis. Thousands of lights decorate the parade entries which make it 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.                                 The parade is sponsored by Cannon Pharmacy and the City of Kannapolis....

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Drop in from 10 a.m. – noon, on November 16, for an Open House, as we celebrate the completion of Fire Station #2, located at 817 Richard Avenue. We invite you to tour the new station, meet firefighters, and receive fire safety information. Construction on Station #2 began in May 2018. The previous Fire Station #2 building was demolished, and the new station constructed in the same location. Fire Station #2 was built in 1963. With only 1,838 square feet, it was originally designed as...

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The second half of the Run Kannapolis Series is underway. There are only three runs left in 2019. The Fall Back 5K starts and ends on the beautiful NC Research Campus. The run will start at 1:50 a.m. this weekend on November 3. (The run will take place during the time change, which happens at 2 a.m. For example, if you run a 30 minute 5K, your finish time will be around 1:20 a.m.) We’ll have lots of fun staying awake and falling back in time! Proceeds will benefit the Fire Explorer Post...

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The City of Kannapolis is sponsoring a holiday food drive for Cabarrus County veterans in need. If you would like to donate canned food items, please bring them to the Customer Service lobby at Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way, by November 15. There are approximately 13,000 veterans in Cabarrus County and 4,000-5,000 of these veterans seek assistance from the Cabarrus County Veteran Services annually. Items that are needed the most are canned meats, peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sa...

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City of Kannapolis, Sponsoring, Food, Drive, for Veterans

Annette Privette Keller, the Director of Communications for the City of Kannapolis, has been named one of the 2019 Top Women in Business, by Business Today NC. “Annette is a highly valued member of our executive team, and a tremendous asset to our City and its citizens. The depth and breadth of her experience in the field of communications is on display daily. We are a more connected City in large part because of her expertise,” said City Manager Mike Legg. The nominees are con...

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If you missed The Big Reveal for the new team name, click here.
In a nod to the historical significance of Kannapolis as a mill town whose history is tightly woven with America’s Pastime, the community gathered Wednesday to celebrate the team’s new identity. The event’s location at the Historic Gem Theater celebrated the old, while its continuation outside along the West Avenue Streetscape also lauded the new. Thousands of fans joined the ball club in the newly revitalized downtown for the highly anticipated unveiling of the new name of the...

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It’s Fall which means it’s time for raking leaves. Beginning October 21 and running until March 6, the City collects loose leaves left at your curb. At all other times of the year leaves must be bagged. A few things to remember: Leaves must be placed at the curb or along the ditch line – not in the ditch – in rows parallel with the street. Please do not put leaves on the sidewalk. Place leaves at the curb by 7 a.m. on the day of collection to ensure collection ...

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Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network Communications, announced today the grand opening of its new Kinetic Retail store at 280 South Main St. in Kannapolis. Kinetic is also making a donation to a youth basketball league aimed at highlighting Windstream’s stake in Kannapolis. “The reopening of the Kannapolis retail store stands as a symbol that we’re here to stay with next-generation Kinetic Internet speeds and products,” said Stacy Hale, president of ...

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The City of Kannapolis has received two special gifts. The estate of Dr. Harold Cook and Lynne and Wally Safrit have donated funds to purchase two pieces of sculpture. Both sculptures have been placed on West Avenue as part of the new streetscape. North Carolina artist Tom Risser created both pieces using stainless steel. “The Dancers,” was donated by the late Dr. Harold Cook. The eight-foot-tall sculpture captures two people dancing and it is located near the intersection of West...

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