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The City of Kannapolis hosted a public unveiling of the draft of the City’s new 2030 comprehensive plan, Move Kannapolis Forward. Once adopted, the plan will guide decisions related to land use and character, transportation, economic development, parks and recreation, environmental protection, health, and other planning topics. The meeting was held last night with approximately 100 members of the community learning about the plan and providing comments on the draft. If you were not...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. There will be no garbage/recycling/loose leaf collection service on Thanksgiving Day, and no loose leaf collection on Friday, November 24. Garbage and recycling will operate on a one day delay - (Thursday’s route will be collected on Friday and Friday’s route will be collected on Saturday). Loose leaf collection will resume on Monday, Nove...

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The NC Research Campus (NCRC) welcomes R&S Chemicals, a cancer research and development company, to its roster of small businesses leasing ready-to-use laboratories in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory. Srisailas Muthialu, PhD, PMP, vice president of R&S Chemicals, is leading the company’s study of two molecules that demonstrate anti-cancer activity. With additional research that will be done in collaboration with parent company Chem-Master International, Muthialu will explo...

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The City has begun a major infrastructure and streetscape project as part of the downtown revitalization efforts. Oak Avenue between B Street and Laureate Way will be closed for construction beginning November 1. West Avenue will be fenced off for construction beginning the middle of November. When that happens, there will no longer be vehicular access, but pedestrian access will be provided to businesses and residents. Other streets will also be closed intermittently. There will continu...

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Hundreds of Kannapolis officials, business people and residents celebrated the kickoff of the Downtown Revitalization Project during a ceremony Thursday morning. The event was held at the former K-Town Furniture Building which will be the site of the Sports and Entertainment Venue. Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg began the ceremony by outlining the three key components of the Downtown Revitalization Project: the streetscape and infrastructure improvements, the mixed use demonstration devel...

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The City of Kannapolis has approved façade and site improvement grants to four local businesses on Main Street, Jackson Park Road, and Dale Earnhardt Boulevard. City leaders have identified these areas as key business gateways. The façade and site improvement grants will benefit the City and property owners as everyone works together to maximize the appearance of the corridors and make Kannapolis a more attractive place to do business. “This is a win-win program,&rdquo...

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Officers from Kannapolis Police Department to mentor students from Forest Park Elementary School Kannapolis, NC – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas has provided life-changing, one-to-one mentors for youth in Cabarrus County since 2004. In 2016-17, the agency placed and supported over 170 Cabarrus County children with a mentor. This year, Big Brothers Big Sisters is introducing a new mentoring program to help children while building positive relationships between law enfor...

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The second half of the Run Kannapolis Series is underway. There are only three runs left in 2017. Over 1,000 people have joined us this year to walk and run in the series. Run Kannapolis is part of the City of Kannapolis’ Discover a Healthy Life brand and cosponsored by Carolinas Healthcare System. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in a unique series featuring the best 5K runs/walks in the city. Each run is held in Downtown Kannapolis and hosted by...

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It’s Fall which means it’s time for leaves to fall from trees. Beginning October 23 and running until March 9, the City collects loose leaves. 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 on t...

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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 25. The Celebration continues through the Christmas Holiday seasons with the Celebration of Lights and Winterland Express. The Winterland Express train runs every evening from November 25th – December 30th (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) from 6-9 p.m. Sundays – Thursdays and from 6 – 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Ride the train thru...

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