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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College held the official ribbon-cutting Tuesday evening for its new Advanced Technology Center (ATC), which prepares students for competitive, high-skilled technological jobs. The College also celebrated its award-winning partnership with the City of Kannapolis and Castle & Cooke North Carolina and honored Rowan-Cabarrus Community College President Dr. Carol S. Spalding as the 2019 N.C. Community College President of the Year. “For more than 10 years, Dr...

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The Kannapolis City Council will consider a redevelopment proposal and the sale of the Downtown Phase One Block One properties on Monday night. Phase One of Block One includes eleven buildings in the heart of downtown on West Avenue. The buildings, which date from the 1930-50s, are located around the corner from the Gem Theatre, across from the entrance to the Sports and Entertainment Venue, and two blocks north of the VIDA Mixed Use District. The buildings have prime commercial footage an...

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The Kannapolis City Council has approved incentives to the Charlotte-based, United States Performance Center (USPC) which could lead to the location of athletic training and research facilities on the North Carolina Research Campus. The USPC has approached the City of Kannapolis and officials at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC), regarding the possibility of collaborating on a project which would partner athletes and researchers together to prepare athletes for the rigors of Olympic a...

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The City of Kannapolis has joined Cabarrus County and the City of Concord to make the process of submitting permits easier – both for residents and developers. We are now using an online system called Accela to process all plans. You can go online and submit all the paperwork we need for your project. You send us the information and both the City and County staff can access it simultaneously and begin the plan review process. It’s a one stop shop for the permitting process. It eli...

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Duke CTSI announces that TransPop will double its space at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis. We're also celebrating the 10th anniversary of the MURDOCK Study! “The MURDOCK Study is our foundational study and has paved the way for TransPop’s growing clinical research presence in Kannapolis,” said Dr. Kristin Newby, principal investigator for the MURDOCK Study and director for Translational Population Health Research (TransPop). “The value of the MURDOCK Study is...

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The City of Kannapolis is beginning the process for a new plan which would provide a long-range vision for Cannon Boulevard. Cannon Boulevard (US 29) is a major transportation and commercial corridor which serves the City of Kannapolis, along with surrounding communities and the greater Cabarrus County/Rowan County area.  The Cannon Boulevard Corridor Plan (CBCP) is intended to provide a long-range vision for the transformation of Cannon Boulevard into a 21st century thoroughfare. T...

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The City of Kannapolis welcomes SNP Therapeutics, a new medical food and supplement company to the North Carolina Research Campus. The company, SNP Therapeutics (pronounced “snip”), was formed a year ago in labs at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, N.C. With the development of its first products and a startup grant from NCBioTech, the company will begin hiring staff this Fall. This is the first startup company to form due to the research success of the UNC N...

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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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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 th...

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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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