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On Saturday, May 4, children raced zucchinis in the Kids’ Zone at the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival. Children worked diligently and used their imaginations to create the fastest and most nutritious cars with the supplies of vegetables provided to them. Winners took home great prize packages from our sponsors: the 600 Festival and the Cabarrus Convention and Visitors Bureau. The winners, by age categories, are as follows: Ages 6 and under: 1st Place: Emery Feser, Kannapolis, NC 2nd...

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During the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival, May 3-4, the teams participating in the Kansas City Barbeque Society competition also competed in a dessert contest. A hundred community leaders judged the competition on Friday night. This year’s dessert champions are: Pies - Appearance 1st Place – Grate Smoke (Banana Cheesecake) 2nd Place – BB’s Smoke Shack (Key Lime Cheesecake) 3rd Place– House of Smoke (Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake) 4th Place–2 Guy...

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During the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival, May 3-4, hundreds of people participated in the People’s Choice Wing Contest and the People’s Choice Pork Contest. The public was able to buy tickets and have the opportunity to taste some of the best wings and pork in the U.S. Proceeds from the ticket sales are distributed to the Kannapolis YMCA and the Kannapolis Rotary who host the events as part of the festival. There were three categories in the wing competition: restaurants, fire de...

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Kansas City Barbeque judges spent Saturday very carefully judging 60 teams from six states who competed in the categories of chicken, ribs, pork and brisket at the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival in Kannapolis. 100 judges also from six states chose the winners based on taste, appearance and tenderness. The Muttley Crew BBQ from Apex, NC was named the Grand Champion of the event and won $1,500. The Reserve Champion is North Meets South also from Apex, NC and they took home $1,000. Highest F...

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With 336 walkers/runners the Jiggy with the Piggy 5K was a huge success Thursday evening. We loved seeing all of the participants in the Jiggiest Costume Contest. Hope everyone had a great time and will continue to participate in the rest of the Run Kannapolis Series this year. The overall male winner was Marshall Love and the overall female winner was Nicole Morgan. This is the fifth year in a row Nicole has won overall Jiggy Honors! Linda Griffin and Shanna Turner won the adult Jiggiest Cos...

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Kannapolis City Officials welcomed the first new business to downtown today. The Armory Beer Company announced they would be locating on West Avenue in the former Rotary Building. They expect to open this Fall. The craft brewery owners have a unique story. Kyle Lingafelt, Stefan Perrine and Richard Bradley served in the military – two Marines and an Army Paratrooper. After completing deployments in Afghanistan, they met while in college earning their master’s degrees in business a...

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The Kannapolis Farmers Market will open Thursday, May 2, in time for you to enjoy an abundance of ripe strawberries, lettuce, berries, and asparagus. The market will be held every Thursday, 4-7 p.m. at the corner of Vance Ave and Dale Earnhardt Blvd. The market continues thru September. Returning vendors offer a wide variety of fresh, local produce, as well as honey, spices, crafts, and prepared foods and sauces. Sign up for text message reminders and updates about the farmers market ...

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The City of Kannapolis and Cabarrus County Communications Departments were among 28 North Carolina governments to earn recognition in the 12th North Carolina City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) Excellence in Communications Awards. The City of Kannapolis won two first-place awards in the categories of printed publications and marketing tools, and a second-place award for Most Creative Marketing for the Least Amount of Dollars Spent. Cabarrus County won a first place award for Best P...

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A number of City of Kannapolis residents have graduated from the police and fire academies. Held separately, each academy concentrates on the services and functions of the Kannapolis Police and Fire Departments and provide citizens with a better understanding of what it takes to be a firefighter or police officer. Citizens participating in the free ten week fire academy toured fire stations, learned the history of fire service, fire prevention, education and investigation, emergency driving, re...

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Linder Industrial Machinery has opened a new, state-of-the-art facility located at 5733 Davidson Hwy in Kannapolis. In collaboration with the Cabarrus Chamber of Commerce and the City of Kannapolis, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held this morning, Thursday, April 18. The 44,000-square-foot building comes equipped with twelve service bays, a modern open floor plan and work stations, and a high-tech parts and warehouse efficiency system. The facility will employ 60 people with room to double t...

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