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The City of Kannapolis, the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) and Rowan Cabarrus Community College hosted the Global Vision Leaders today. The Global Vision Leaders group includes international and national business leaders who are focused on developing business opportunities for the state of North Carolina. Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant addressed the group and said, “I believe that the vision we have for Kannapolis fits right in with the mission of many of the groups you all rep...

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(Editor's Note: The previous version of this news release had the incorrect day in the third paragraph. The correct day of this meeting is Tuesday, April 25). CHARLOTTE ― The N.C. Department of Transportation wants your feedback on its Draft 10-Year State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which identifies the construction funding and scheduling for transportation projects. The Draft 2018-2027 STIP includes 1,421 projects, including 1,123 highway and 298 non-highway projects (aviati...

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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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City Honored for 25 Years of Achievement The City of Kannapolis has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting – for the 25th consecutive time! The certificate is awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The honor recognizes the City’s annual financial report for its transparency and commitment to communicate the financial story of Kannapolis. It also represents the highest form of recognition in ...

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The City of Kannapolis was among 22 North Carolina local governments to earn recognition in the Tenth North Carolina City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) Excellence in Communications Awards. The awards were presented Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the NC3C’s annual Spring Conference in Charlotte during which the organization celebrated 10 years of existence. More than 133 entries were received. “Our organization is full of city and county government communicators who are e...

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Where are we? Where do we want to go? And how do we get there? These are a few of the questions we are asking as we plan for the growth of our City. Over 100 people attended a summit last night to begin answering these questions. Members of the public met with city staff and consultants to answer a wide range of questions regarding transportation, neighborhood, environmental and business core values they want to see preserved and/or encouraged to develop in Kannapolis. Kannapolis is in the...

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New startup joins the NC Research Campus leasing laboratory and office space in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building. Phones are smart. Homes are getting smarter. Clothes are gaining intelligence too. So why not smarter contact lenses that can monitor health, help with healing or even dispense medicine? For contact lenses to become more than substitutes for eyeglasses requires companies like Klear Optix, the latest startup to lease laboratory and office space in the David H. Murdo...

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Norfolk Southern is continuing routine maintenance and improvements along the tracks. They should be finished by late May. Passengers taking the Piedmont and Carolinian trains should be aware of several upcoming cancellations and plan accordingly. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for our rail passengers over the next few weeks,” said Paul Worley, director of NCDOT’s Rail Division. “This routine maintenance work is essential to maintain reliability and...

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The City is “jazzing” up Sunday afternoons with a new four-week jazz series. From 1-3 p.m., each Sunday beginning April 23 through May 14, jazz music will fill the air for everyone to enjoy. Concerts are free and will be in Veterans Park, 118 N. Main St. Food will be available for purchase. The schedule is as follows: April 23 – Dwayne Jordan Trio April 30 – Nicci Canada Quartet May 7 – Brad Bailey May 14 – John Gurske Band Dwayne Jordan is drummer, ...

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