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Tuesday evening, the City of Kannapolis and Atrium honored the 2018 Run Kannapolis and Loop the Loop Challenge participants during a special ceremony. This year 33 people completed all eight of the 5K Run Kannapolis events. Approximately 150 people participated in this year’s Loop the Loop Challenge. They walked, biked, swam or ran 21,000 miles. Congratulations to the following people who completed all eight 5Ks! We officially call them the beasts because of this amazing accomplish...

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Loop the Loop is a fun way to track the distance of your walk, run, or bike ride in downtown Kannapolis while earning great prizes. And this year we invite you to bring your dog along and they can earn prizes as well. Route distances are designated by different colors. Signage and sidewalk markers aid you as you complete the loops around the City. The goal, if you choose to track your mileage, is for you to complete 150 miles by the end of 2019. At the end of each quarter, you and your do...

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Best Wishes to Police Lt. Bret Johnson who has retired from the Kannapolis Police Department after 28 years of service. “I have enjoyed helping the everyone in Kannapolis, especially the underdogs. The sense of family and being a member of a team here at the department is something I will never forget,” Bret commented. “Bret was a great asset to the department and will be missed. You could always count on him having your back in dangerous situations,” Kannapolis Po...

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Two recent financial reports point to the positive financial health of the City of Kannapolis. A recent audit report of the City of Kannapolis’ finances shows the City is financially sound and therefore received a “clean” or “unmodified” opinion. The unmodified opinion from the auditors of Martin and Starnes, an independent auditing firm, means the City has no weaknesses, no issues and no findings that would signal any problems with the financial health of the Ci...

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A $17 million spec building is nearing completion in Kannapolis. The building is located on Kannapolis Parkway near Stewart-Haas Racing and the intersection of N.C. 73. It is also in close proximity to the new Kannapolis Amazon Distribution Facility. Triliad Development, Inc., a developer from California, is constructing the facility. The building is 300,000 square feet and can be used by one tenant or subdivided for multiple tenants. The building is also being constructed for multiple purpo...

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Winter Weather Update – 4 p.m. – December 9, 2018 We remain under a Winter Storm Warning - The latest forecast calls for more freezing rain/sleet/snow later tonight and into Monday morning. Streets: Public Works Crews continue to plow and salt primary streets in the City. Many of these primary streets are passable at this time. Secondary streets are still unsafe. We expect road conditions to deteriorate tonight and Monday morning as temperatures drop and more precipitation fall...

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City of Kannapolis Winter Weather Update – 9 a.m. – December 9, 2018 Streets are very treacherous at this time. The City is experiencing a mix of snow/sleet/freezing rain. Public Work crews began plowing primary streets that lead to critical facilities, such as hospitals, early this morning but weather conditions are hampering their efforts. They will continue to plow and salt streets but we do not expect traveling conditions to improve today. No power outages are reported at this...

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College recently moved the cosmetology, esthetics and manicuring programs in Kannapolis to a new location as part of the City’s downtown revitalization. The College was proud to host city council members, county commissioners, Rowan-Cabarrus Board of Trustees, staff, faculty, donors, and community members to commemorate the completion of the College Station project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Attendees were treated to a tour of the new location, named Colleg...

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The City of Kannapolis has provided a proposed interlocal agreement to Rowan County which would result in the annexation of property and extension of Kannapolis utilities to the Old Beatty Ford Road interchange on I-85. Louisiana-based Commercial Properties Realty Trust has approached Rowan County and City of Kannapolis officials regarding a large mixed-use development (medical, office, commercial and residential) which would be located on 318 acres of property at the Old Beatty Ford Road int...

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The City of Kannapolis has been selected as a presenter at the prestigious National League of Cities Summit in Los Angeles, California this week. Kannapolis was chosen as one of four cities to present at the “Big Ideas for Small Cities” session. The National League of Cities is an organization of more than 19,000 cities from across the United States which serves as a resource and advocate for municipalities. Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant was asked to speak, on behalf of the Cit...

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