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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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With millions of residents and thousands of companies, the Charlotte region is home to business leaders across a wide array of industries. That means you won't necessarily find the area's most influential executives sitting at the top of uptown's gleaming office towers. CBJ's Most Admired CEO awards program recognizes established local leaders who have a strong vision for their companies, have shown commitment to culture in the workplace and have made significant contributions to the communi...

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The City of Kannapolis has released the 2019 Garbage/Recycling Calendar. In addition to the schedule for 2019, the calendar includes information on what items may be recycled. The calendar also details the holiday schedule for garbage/recycling collection. The City of Kannapolis asks that you do not bag your recyclables, and that you reuse, donate, or throw away Christmas lights, hoses, cords, clothing, and grocery bags because they get stuck and clog the recycling machines. Residents c...

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Join the thousands of people who have participated in Run Kannapolis. Run Kannapolis is part of the City of Kannapolis’ Discover a Healthy Life brand and cosponsored by Atrium Health. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in this unique series featuring the best 5K runs/walks in the city. Each run is held in Downtown Kannapolis and hosted by a nonprofit that benefits from the entry fees. We have added a new payment option this year. Register for all e...

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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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