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The Kannapolis City Council has unanimously approved a redevelopment proposal and the sale of the Downtown Phase One Block One properties on Monday night. The Lansing Melbourne Group will be the new owners of the properties and they have announced their first tenant, the Hollywood Burger Restaurant, which will be located in the former Restaurant 46 space. Phase One of Block One includes eleven buildings in the heart of downtown on West Avenue. The buildings, which date from the 1930-50s, are ...

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The Kannapolis City Council will consider a redevelopment proposal and the sale of the Downtown Phase One Block One properties on Monday night. Phase One of Block One includes eleven buildings in the heart of downtown on West Avenue. The buildings, which date from the 1930-50s, are located around the corner from the Gem Theatre, across from the entrance to the Sports and Entertainment Venue, and two blocks north of the VIDA Mixed Use District. The buildings have prime commercial footage an...

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Kannapolis Deputy Police Chief Terry Clanton has retired after working for the Kannapolis Police Department for 36 years. He will continue his career in law enforcement as the Director of Law Enforcement Training at Guilford Technical Community College. A native of Cabarrus and Rowan Counties, Terry always wanted to be a police officer. “As a child we would watch television shows and movies like ‘Adam 12’ and I wanted to be just like those police officers. I wanted the excit...

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KANNAPOLIS, N. C. — The NC Food Innovation Lab (NCFIL) officially launches on Thursday, November 14, 2019 with a ribbon cutting, facility tour and open house celebration. NCFIL is a 16,000 sq. ft. plant-based food processing and product development facility located on the 350-acre NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC. This pilot-scale facility, complete with state-of-the-art equipment, will serve as a catalyst for plant-based food research and food manufacturing. NC Agriculture Commis...

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The Interstate 85 widening project in Rowan County has reached a significant as the highway opened to four lanes in each direction. The new Exit 65 (I-85 and Old Beatty Ford Road) is also now open. This exit will improve connectivity to the cities of Landis, China Grove, and Kannapolis. Kannapolis Crossing, a new mixed use development of commercial and residential property, will be located at this exit. This marks substantial completion of the larger project to widen 8 miles of I-85 i...

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Annette Privette Keller, the Director of Communications for the City of Kannapolis, has been named one of the 2019 Top Women in Business, by Business Today NC. “Annette is a highly valued member of our executive team, and a tremendous asset to our City and its citizens. The depth and breadth of her experience in the field of communications is on display daily. We are a more connected City in large part because of her expertise,” said City Manager Mike Legg. The nominees are con...

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If you missed The Big Reveal for the new team name, click here.
In a nod to the historical significance of Kannapolis as a mill town whose history is tightly woven with America’s Pastime, the community gathered Wednesday to celebrate the team’s new identity. The event’s location at the Historic Gem Theater celebrated the old, while its continuation outside along the West Avenue Streetscape also lauded the new. Thousands of fans joined the ball club in the newly revitalized downtown for the highly anticipated unveiling of the new name of the...

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It’s Fall which means it’s time for raking leaves. Beginning October 21 and running until March 6, the City collects loose leaves left at your curb. 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 ...

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Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network Communications, announced today the grand opening of its new Kinetic Retail store at 280 South Main St. in Kannapolis. Kinetic is also making a donation to a youth basketball league aimed at highlighting Windstream’s stake in Kannapolis. “The reopening of the Kannapolis retail store stands as a symbol that we’re here to stay with next-generation Kinetic Internet speeds and products,” said Stacy Hale, president of ...

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