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Jiggy with the Piggy 2019 returns bigger and better with the smells and tastes of barbeque and fun for the entire family. Make plans now to join us May 2-5 in downtown Kannapolis. The festival was just named a Top 20 Event by the Southeastern Tourism Society for attracting thousands of people for an exciting and memorable experience. Once again we will host 60 barbeque competition teams. BBQ teams from across the U.S. will compete in the competition on the North Carolina Research Campus ...

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Are you interested in making a difference, meeting people and making friends, learning a new skill, taking on a challenge and being part of your community? If you answered YES to any of these, then the City of Kannapolis has the perfect opportunity for you! Come be a part of the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival on May 2-4 in Kannapolis! We need volunteers to help with the bbq competition, 5k Walk/Run, arts & craft vendors, concerts, family movie and more! The festival needs over 200 people ...

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The Kannapolis Fire Department recently held its annual Awards and Appreciation Banquet at the Laureate Center in Kannapolis. Over 200 fire department personnel, family members, and special guests attended the event. Numerous personnel were honored for their accomplishments in 2018. The top honors of the night went to Senior Captain Jonathon Jenkins, recipient of the Larry C. Phillips Fire Officer of the Year Award, and Firefighter Kristopher Reeder, recipient of the Danny E. Scott Firef...

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With millions of residents and thousands of companies, the Charlotte region is home to business leaders across a wide array of industries. That means you won't necessarily find the area's most influential executives sitting at the top of uptown's gleaming office towers. CBJ's Most Admired CEO awards program recognizes established local leaders who have a strong vision for their companies, have shown commitment to culture in the workplace and have made significant contributions to the communi...

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The City of Kannapolis has released the 2019 Garbage/Recycling Calendar. In addition to the schedule for 2019, the calendar includes information on what items may be recycled. The calendar also details the holiday schedule for garbage/recycling collection. The City of Kannapolis asks that you do not bag your recyclables, and that you reuse, donate, or throw away Christmas lights, hoses, cords, clothing, and grocery bags because they get stuck and clog the recycling machines. Residents c...

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The Kannapolis Police Department has announced the promotions of two long-term officers. Christopher Fisher has been promoted to Lieutenant in Patrol Division A and Brett Wilhelm has been promoted to Sergeant in Felony Investigations. Fisher joined the department as a patrol officer in 2006. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2014 and led the Felony Investigations Unit. He is a Field Training Officer, member of the Special Response Team, and member of the Honor Guard. He has been awarded Advanced...

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Cabarrus Health Alliance, City of Kannapolis, NC Research Campus and Cooking for a Healthy Life are partnering to host the 7th Cabarrus Chef Challenge. The Cabarrus Chef Challenge is a community culinary competition that bridges the gap between the personal kitchen or classroom, and the exciting restaurant industry. Youth teams from local high schools will again face-off to see who takes home bragging rights, but for the first time the challenge will also include adult teams from local organizat...

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Join the thousands of people who have participated in Run Kannapolis. Run Kannapolis is part of the City of Kannapolis’ Discover a Healthy Life brand and cosponsored by Atrium Health. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in this unique series featuring the best 5K runs/walks in the city. Each run is held in Downtown Kannapolis and hosted by a nonprofit that benefits from the entry fees. We have added a new payment option this year. Register for all e...

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Five new officers have joined the Kannapolis Police Department. The officers have completed their basic law enforcement training at Rowan Cabarrus Community College and are now starting their field training. The new officers are: Jerod Barnes, Chase Crowe, Cody Franklin, Zachary Johnson and Brandon Moore. As part of their field training each officer is assigned to two experienced Kannapolis Police Officers in the patrol division for the next five months. Jerod Barnes is a graduate of West ...

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ATLANTA, Ga. (January 24, 2019) – The Southeast Tourism Society has named the City of Kannapolis’ Jiggy with a Piggy Festival, one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for May 2018. Jiggy with the Piggy is an annual festival, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Over 60 teams from around the U.S. compete in a barbeque competition for top bragging honors and prizes. The three-day event includes fireworks, concerts, a children’s movie, a 5K, the Zucchini 600, o...

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