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The City of Kannapolis has been recognized with two national SAVVY Awards for communications and marketing by 3CMA. 3CMA, The City-County Communications and Marketing Association is the nation’s top professional group for government communication and marketing professionals. The Savvy Awards, held in conjunction with 3CMA’s Annual Conference, recognize outstanding local government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing and citizen-government relationships. The Sav...

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Duke CTSI announces that TransPop will double its space at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis. We're also celebrating the 10th anniversary of the MURDOCK Study! “The MURDOCK Study is our foundational study and has paved the way for TransPop’s growing clinical research presence in Kannapolis,” said Dr. Kristin Newby, principal investigator for the MURDOCK Study and director for Translational Population Health Research (TransPop). “The value of the MURDOCK Study is...

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The City of Kannapolis is pleased to announce the Gem Theatre has been added to the National Register of Historic Places and the City will invest $1.5 million in order to improve this important community treasure. The Gem Theatre property was part of the City’s purchase of downtown property in 2015. City staff members have worked diligently to complete the one-year process which involved authenticating the age of the building and its unique architectural elements. The National Park Serv...

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The City of Kannapolis is beginning the process for a new plan which would provide a long-range vision for Cannon Boulevard. Cannon Boulevard (US 29) is a major transportation and commercial corridor which serves the City of Kannapolis, along with surrounding communities and the greater Cabarrus County/Rowan County area.  The Cannon Boulevard Corridor Plan (CBCP) is intended to provide a long-range vision for the transformation of Cannon Boulevard into a 21st century thoroughfare. T...

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has announced the appointment of Wilmer Melton, III to the College’s Board of Trustees. Melton, who is the Director of Public Works for the City of Kannapolis, will serve on the board through June 30, 2020. “I am looking forward to working more closely with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as it continues to change lives for the better and contribute to the economic development and quality of life in Cabarrus and Rowan counties,” Melton said....

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Garbage and recycling collection services will run on its normal schedule. As Fall approaches, the Village Park Rotary Express, Splash Pad, and Carousel attractions will operate on a limited schedule after Labor Day. All Village Park attractions will be open from noon – 6 p.m. on Labor Day. The Splash Pad will be open on the weekends until Sunday, September 8. The hours will ...

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We’re getting excited! Check out this video with the work happening on the streetscape/linear park (opening this fall) and the Sports & Entertainment Venue (opening 2020) in Downtown Kannapolis. Streetlights are going up, the roundabouts are nearing completion, and the fieldhouse construction is moving quickly.

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The City of Kannapolis is seeking proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of the former Villas Mobile Home Park. The eight acres of property is located east of S. Cannon Boulevard, off Fairview Street and at the end of Irene Avenue. The property is zoned Residential Village and is ideally suited for single family residences, duplexes, triplexes and other multifamily housing. Certain types of institutional or other civic/community uses would also be allowed at this location. The City h...

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The City of Kannapolis welcomes SNP Therapeutics, a new medical food and supplement company to the North Carolina Research Campus. The company, SNP Therapeutics (pronounced “snip”), was formed a year ago in labs at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, N.C. With the development of its first products and a startup grant from NCBioTech, the company will begin hiring staff this Fall. This is the first startup company to form due to the research success of the UNC N...

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Traffic/Water Alert - A waterline has been damaged at the intersection of Breckenridge Road and Kansas Street. This intersection will be closed while the waterline is repaired. Homes on Breckenridge Rd., Kansas St., Carolina Ave. and Dakota St. may be without water. Crews are on site and working now to make repairs. Repairs may take up to 6 hours.

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