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The City of Kannapolis invites everyone, especially neighborhood associations, community groups and homeowner associations to join the Kannapolis Police Department, from 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, August 1, to celebrate National Night Out. The event will be held at Veterans Park, located at 119 N. Main St. and is free to the community. WBTV Anchor David Whisenant will emcee the event which promises to be a fun evening for all. We will celebrate with food, children's games, and much more. O...

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The City of Kannapolis is hiring, so fill out those applications and come work with us! With competitive benefits and friendly staff, the City is a great place to work. We offer on the job training and will assist you in obtaining certifications for most specialized positions. The available positions are: Engineering Technician – Public Works Construction Maintenance Tech I – Public Works, Water and Sewer Construction Maintenance Worker II – Public Works, Streets and Sign...

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Mark your calendars now because there is nowhere else you should be the week of May 1, 2018! This free event is held in Downtown Kannapolis. The Jiggy with the Piggy BBQ Competition and Festival will be May 4 and May 5, 2018. The City’s premier festival is held annually to celebrate all things barbeque. Plans are underway now to add even more fun for you and your family. The week begins with the Jiggy with the Piggy 5K on May 1. The public gets in on the fun during the two day fe...

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The City of Kannapolis has installed a Wayfinding System to aid residents and visitors as they navigate around and explore locations of interest within city limits. Current signage throughout the city needed to be replaced due to aging, use of the previous city logo, different colors and sizes. The new system creates an easily recognizable comprehensive and cohesive system for residents and visitors. The goal of Wayfinding is to use signage and other mediums to organize the best routes pe...

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Curious about how your city government works? Want a behind the scenes look at everything from the police department to economic development to the wastewater treatment plant? Want to understand how the city budget works? Kannapolis 101 gives residents a behind-the-scenes look at how your local city government works. This special nine week program begins September 5. It is held at various city facilities from 6-8 p.m. The program is free and first priority is given to Kannapolis residents. K...

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The Kannapolis Fire Department will host a Fire Truck Parade to as part of their Annual Open House, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, September 30. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. The route will be along Laureate Way and N. Research Campus Drive, between City Hall and the North Carolina Research Campus. Indoor festivities will be in The Laureate Center at City Hall. The free Open House will focus on the theme, “Every Second Counts.” You and your family can receive informatio...

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Exciting News for the North Carolina Research Campus - The General Assembly has approved $4.4 million which will be used to equip the Food Processing Innovation Center. The center will be housed at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, and will also receive $700,000 in recurring funds for leasing costs. N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are taking the helm in the creation of the center — set to open in 2018. Th...

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Kannapolis City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2018 budget on Monday evening. The FY 2018 budget is $68,125,000 which includes all seven operating funds of the City. The budget includes no property tax increase. The current tax rate will remain at .63 cents per $100 valuation - a home valued at $150,000 will pay $945 annually in property taxes for all city services. The City’s budget is composed of two primary revenue sources: property taxes and sales taxes. The City’s popul...

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The City of Kannapolis was recently award a grant from the National Association of County and City Health Officials, through support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The grant monies will be used to replace the City’s aging fluoride feed system and pumps. The $24,050 grant covered the cost of replacing the water treatment plant’s fluoride chemical feed pumps, platform scale, injection flange and day tank. According to the CDC, drinking fluoridated wate...

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The Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau honored area hospitality and tourism professionals on Thursday evening at Chez François in Downtown Concord during the annual Celebrate Cabarrus event. “Over the past five years, we’ve honored so many deserving members of our hospitality industry,” said Cabarrus County CVB President and CEO Donna Carpenter. “We appreciate their contributions to tourism in Cabarrus County and look forward to recognizing many more...

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