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The public is invited to provide input on a project under development to replace the bridge on East 1st Street over U.S. 29 with an at-grade intersection. A signalized intersection is being proposed rather than replacing the existing bridge as it provides the same level of service to drivers, at a lower cost for construction and maintenance. More information and a map of the proposed improvement can be found on the NCDOT public meeting website. A public meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p....

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Twelve employees have completed the Employee session of Kannapolis 101. Kannapolis 101 is held once a year and focuses on educating new employees about the City and its services. For eight weeks, participants visit each of the City departments such as police, fire, planning, public works, etc., and are able to hear firsthand how each department meets the needs of residents. Completing the class this fall were: Andy Yoos, Bonnie Clay, Chris Fisher, Don Gray, Elizabeth Hassenfritz, George R...

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The City of Kannapolis has provided a proposed interlocal agreement to Rowan County which would result in the annexation of property and extension of Kannapolis utilities to the Old Beatty Ford Road interchange on I-85. Louisiana-based Commercial Properties Realty Trust has approached Rowan County and City of Kannapolis officials regarding a large mixed-use development (medical, office, commercial and residential) which would be located on 318 acres of property at the Old Beatty Ford Road int...

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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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Nineteen people have completed the Resident Session of Kannapolis 101. Kannapolis 101 is held once a year and focuses on educating residents about the City and its services. For eight weeks, participants visit each of the City departments such as police, fire, planning, public works, etc., and are to see firsthand how each department meets the needs of residents. The class completes many hands-on exercises to give them an appreciation for the various jobs and functions of city employees. ...

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We are excited about this expansion in our City and the continued partnership we have with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is excited to announce the purchase of land to expand its South Campus location in Kannapolis, N.C. For several years, the College has been pursuing additional property to add to the acreage at South Campus, which is located at exit 55 off I-85. Dr. Carol S. Spalding, president of Rowan-Cabarrus, worked with Cabarrus County manager M...

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The City of Kannapolis has been selected as a presenter at the prestigious National League of Cities Summit in Los Angeles, California this week. Kannapolis was chosen as one of four cities to present at the “Big Ideas for Small Cities” session. The National League of Cities is an organization of more than 19,000 cities from across the United States which serves as a resource and advocate for municipalities. Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant was asked to speak, on behalf of the Cit...

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Due to the weather conditions we were not able to completely collect today's garbage/ recycling routes. Please leave your carts out and we will collect the garbage/ recycling tomorrow.
The second episode of Salvage Dawgs, featuring the City of Kannapolis, will be on the DIY Network at 9 p.m., this Sunday, November 4, and again at 9:30 p.m., Sunday, November 11. On this episode the Salvage Dawg crew returns to the City to present a clock to the City that they constructed from parts salvaged from a former loom used to by Cannon Mills to produce textiles. The clock can be seen by the public by visiting the 2nd floor lobby in Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way. Salvage ...

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Temerity Baseball, LLC, today acquired the Kannapolis Intimidators, a single-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Temerity Baseball will be working closely with the City of Kannapolis on completion of the new state of the art Kannapolis Sports and Entertainment Venue in time for the opening of the 2020 baseball season. The SEV will be the anchor of a revitalized and vibrant urban core. "As a lifelong baseball player and fan, I am excited to partner with the White Sox organization and the So...

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