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The steel framework for the Kannapolis Sports and Entertainment Venue is going up. This structure at the ballfield will house the meeting/conference space, suites, and concessions. Located in downtown Kannapolis, this will be the home of our minor league baseball team. Construction will be completed in time of the start of the 2020 baseball season.  

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The City of Kannapolis offices will be closed Friday, April 19, in observance of the Easter Holiday. Offices will reopen on Monday, April 22. Garbage and recycling services will operate on a regular schedule. There will be no yard debris collection on Friday. It will be collected on its regular schedule the following week.

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As warmer weather approaches, the Village Park Rotary Express and Carousel will operate on a limited schedule. The train and carousel will be open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. every Saturday and noon-6 p.m. every Sunday beginning this weekend, April 13. The first weekend to enjoy the Splash Pad will be Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27. It will be open Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday – Monday from Noon – 6 p.m. The putt putt course at Bakers Creek Park opens o...

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Two area nonprofits were joined by local officials Wednesday, April 10, on El Paso Street, to celebrate the start of construction on 60 one- and two-bedroom units that will provide affordable housing for persons 55 years of age and older.   Prosperity Ridge Independent Senior Living Apartments is a joint venture between Wesley Community Development and Prosperity Unlimited, Inc. Both organizations have a mission of providing housing for families and seniors with lower household income...

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After 30 years in the police sector, with 20 of those being with the City of Kannapolis, Crime Scene Investigator David Horne has retired. “David has been a loyal and dedicated police officer who always strived to always do his best. He was meticulous and his crime scene work was second to none,” said Kannapolis Police Chief Woody Chavis. “David is a great friend, and an informal leader among his peers. It was an honor and a privilege to have served with him.” A S...

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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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