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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. The market is open May thru September and operates every Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the corner of Vance Avenue and Dale Earnhardt Boulevard. If you are interested pleas...

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The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency recently recognized the City of Kannapolis for 25 years of working together to improve housing opportunities for residents of the City. Scott Farmer and Mike Handley presented the City with a plaque, during a ceremony at the residence of Vickie Willis, a recent recipient of an accessibility ramp at her home. Construction of the ramp was thru the partnership with the City and the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency. Over the last two decades the ...

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The Kannapolis Fire Department recently held its annual Awards and Appreciation Banquet at the Laureate Center in the Kannapolis City Hall. Over 260 fire personnel, family members, and guests attended the event. Top honors were given to Senior Captain Greg Summitt; recipient of the “Larry C. Phillips Fire Officer of the Year” Award and Senior Firefighter Stephen Overcash; recipient of the “Danny E. Scott Firefighter of the Year” Award. Retired Kannapolis Fire Chief P...

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Construction on two Kannapolis Fire Department stations is anticipated to begin later this year. Fire Station 2 and 3 have exceeded their lifespan and the decision to build new facilities was made after studies showed the stations would cost more to renovate than to replace. Kannapolis City Council has approved the purchase of 2.95 acres of property at the intersection of Old Earnhardt Road and Concord Lake Road for $325,000. This site will be the new location of Fire Station 3. Fire Stat...

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The City of Kannapolis is seeking vendors for the annual Jiggy with the Piggy event that will be held Friday, May 5 through Saturday, May 6, 2017. Sponsored by Smithfield, Jiggy with the Piggy has been a tradition for the past 37 years that includes vendors, entertainment, family-friendly activities, a BBQ competition, and more. In an effort to keep vendors diverse, the City of Kannapolis is limiting 20 vendors per category: arts and crafts, food, and commercial. Vendors are not required...

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Each year hundreds of volunteers in the community help the City of Kannapolis make the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival a huge success. The volunteers include members of four charitable organizations in the City. In addition to providing manpower and hospitality to festival attendees, the non-profits work concession stands in order to earn funds for their charity.    In 2016 the four charities received approximately $14,000.  The recipients were:       ...

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Loop the Loop is a fun new way to track the distance of your walk, run, or bike ride in downtown Kannapolis. Route distances are designated by different colors. Signage and sidewalk markers will 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 2017. At the end of each quarter, you are eligible to earn prizes. The program is open to everyone and is free. Get started today. It’s easy. Regi...

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Join the over 1,200 people who have participated in Run Kannapolis in 2016. Run Kannapolis is part of the City of Kannapolis’ Discover a Healthy Life brand and cosponsored by Carolinas Healthcare System. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in a unique series featuring the best 5K runs/walks in the city. Each run is held in Downtown Kannapolis and hosted by a nonprofit in the City who benefits from the entry fees. In 2017 we have added new events and ...

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The City of Kannapolis has released the 2017 Recycling Calendar. In addition to the schedule for 2017, the calendar includes information on what items may be recycled. The calendar also details the holiday schedule for garbage/recycling collection. There is only two days garbage and recycling will be affected due to a holiday – Thanksgiving and Christmas. Garbage and recycling collection will be delayed one day due to the Thanksgiving Christmas Holidays. The City of Kannapolis asks...

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KANNAPOLIS N.C. – Volunteers from the City of Kannapolis, A.L Brown High School, Duke University/MURDOCK Study and Cabarrus Health Alliance recently painted the sidewalks with interactive art exercise stencils along South Ridge Avenue. Part of the City’s Discover a Healthy Life initiative, children (and the young at heart) can follow the directions on the sidewalk art and march, tiptoe, step, jump, crab crawl and more. The City of Kannapolis received a $10,000 grant from the Ka...

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