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The City of Kannapolis and the North Carolina Rail Division have collaborated to complete improvements at the Kannapolis Train Station on Main Street. Wayfinding and parking signage, awnings, planters with trees and a beautiful clock have been added to the train station facility. The North Carolina Rail Division provided the funds for the project and the City coordinated the design and installation of the new features. The wayfinding signage, clock and other features continues the City&rsquo...

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It was a cold but beautiful night for the 80th Annual Cannon Pharmacy Kannapolis Christmas Parade. With over 80 entries the parade wound its way down Main Street as hundreds enjoyed holiday music by marching bands and festive floats. This year’s awards were presented to the civic organizations, churches, schools and bands that had the best entries in the parade. Each entry was judged on originality, creativity, and presentation in showcasing the parade’s theme of “Happy...

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A $17 million spec building is nearing completion in Kannapolis. The building is located on Kannapolis Parkway near Stewart-Haas Racing and the intersection of N.C. 73. It is also in close proximity to the new Kannapolis Amazon Distribution Facility. Triliad Development, Inc., a developer from California, is constructing the facility. The building is 300,000 square feet and can be used by one tenant or subdivided for multiple tenants. The building is also being constructed for multiple purpo...

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Enjoy another cup of coffee and stay home please. We're seeing more snow this morning. Police officials are advising you to stay off the roads as the weather conditions are making travel very hazardous. Primary roads are getting covered with a new layer of snow and secondary roads are in poor condition. Forecasts for tonight and tomorrow morning indicate roads will be very icy tonight. Public Work crews are working non stop to plow and salt streets but Mother Nature is not cooperating. ...

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Winter Weather Update – 4 p.m. – December 9, 2018 We remain under a Winter Storm Warning - The latest forecast calls for more freezing rain/sleet/snow later tonight and into Monday morning. Streets: Public Works Crews continue to plow and salt primary streets in the City. Many of these primary streets are passable at this time. Secondary streets are still unsafe. We expect road conditions to deteriorate tonight and Monday morning as temperatures drop and more precipitation fall...

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City of Kannapolis Winter Weather Update – 9 a.m. – December 9, 2018 Streets are very treacherous at this time. The City is experiencing a mix of snow/sleet/freezing rain. Public Work crews began plowing primary streets that lead to critical facilities, such as hospitals, early this morning but weather conditions are hampering their efforts. They will continue to plow and salt streets but we do not expect traveling conditions to improve today. No power outages are reported at this...

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Officials from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Research Campus, the Golden Leaf Foundation, and the City of Kannapolis celebrated the start of construction for the N.C. Food Innovation Lab yesterday. The facility will be housed on the first floor of the Core Lab Building on the North Carolina Research Campus. The North Carolina Food Innovation Lab will focus on helping entrepreneurs, farmers, and established manufacturers with the ...

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College recently moved the cosmetology, esthetics and manicuring programs in Kannapolis to a new location as part of the City’s downtown revitalization. The College was proud to host city council members, county commissioners, Rowan-Cabarrus Board of Trustees, staff, faculty, donors, and community members to commemorate the completion of the College Station project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Attendees were treated to a tour of the new location, named Colleg...

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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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