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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg was one of 35 CEO’s honored by the Charlotte Business Journal last night during a ceremony held at the Westin in Charlotte. The Most Admired CEOs of the Charlotte Region included leaders from the fields of education, healthcare, manufacturing, sports, entertainment and tourism, banking, real estate, marketing, and technology. Other honorees included: Fred Whitfield, President of the Charlotte Hornets; Pamela Davies, Chancellor ...

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Today, officials from the City of Kannapolis and the Lansing Melbourne Group (LMG) broke ground on a mixed-use district which will bring apartments, a hotel, restaurants, a brewery, and retail space to downtown Kannapolis. The project, known as VIDA, will be constructed between Main Street and West Avenue on two blocks of property including the location of the former State Employees Credit Union. The four-acre site will incorporate and preserve the historic Cabarrus Bank Building as the lobby...

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Discover Fun in Kannapolis this year with an incredible lineup of great concerts, movies, festivals, children’s activities and of course, fireworks. Events are held from April to August. Headlining an awesome year of terrific music in Kannapolis will be: Joe Nichols, Chase Bryant, Rick Springfield, Morris Day, Sawyer Brown, Too Much Sylvia, the Charlotte Symphony, and Heart Breaker (Heart Tribute Band) & On the Border (Eagles Tribute Band) But first, the entertainment ser...

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Waterline Repair Update March 24, 2019 2:30 pm.   All water tests are negative which means there are no problems with the water supply in Kannapolis. Therefore, no advisories are in effect. Customers do not need to boil their water.      Waterline Repair Update March 23, 2019 9 a.m.   Repairs to the waterline have been completed.  Anyone who did not have water or had low water pressure in the downtown area yesterday will need to continue to boil their wat...

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Early this morning a water main break occurred in downtown Kannapolis on First Street near the Gem Theatre. This is one of the oldest waterlines in the City. Kannapolis Public Works Department crews are working to repair the line. Some water customers may be experiencing periods of low water pressure and outages in the immediate vicinity of Downtown Kannapolis area due to the water main break. The affected area includes the downtown business core between First Street and Vance Avenue, Firs...

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The North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association hosted its annual Clinical Symposium and Awards Ceremony March 8-10. During that event, the Kannapolis Fire Department was recognized as an Athletic Training Allied Partner and received the 2019 NCATA Presidential Award. The Presidential Award is presented to individuals or organizations who go above and beyond in their support of the athletic training profession. The Kannapolis Fire Department was nominated by Jim Bazluki, an Atrium Hea...

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On Tuesday, March 12, the Kannapolis Fire Department welcomed seven new firefighters to its ranks. The new recruits completed four months of fire, rescue and medical training prior to officially joining the department. A badge pinning ceremony was conducted at Kannapolis City Hall recognizing their achievement. During the ceremony family members pinned their badge on for the first time, signifying the transition from “Recruit” to “Firefighter.” At the close of the...

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The Kannapolis Farmers Market is looking for vendors. If you are a farmer, crafter or baker we would love for you to participate in the market. The market is looking for people who offer a wide variety of fresh, local produce, as well as cheese, ice cream, honey, baked goods, spices, jewelry, soaps, candies, crafts and more. Vendors pay an annual membership fee of $30, and a weekly rental fee of $10 per 14’ space. The market is open May thru September and operates every Thursday from 4-...

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Do you have an interest in serving on a City Advisory Board or Commission? The City of Kannapolis is seeking members to serve on the Board of Adjustment, the Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Parks and Recreation Commission. In order to serve you must complete an application and be appointed to the board or commission by the Kannapolis City Council. Most of these boards and commissions participate in the City’s policy decisions by making recommendations to the City Council. Yo...

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The City of Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of planning for two new city parks. The westside park will be located off N.C. 73 near Christ the King Catholic High School. This 45 acre park would be for rectangular and diamond sports such as soccer, baseball, softball, and football. Join us to share your ideas for this park, drop-in from 6:30-8 p.m., on March 19, at Stewart-Haas Racing, 6001 Haas Way. The eastside park will be in the Lake Fisher area of the City...

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