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The City of Kannapolis has received $963,000 in funding through the FY24 appropriations legislation that was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden this Spring. The Community Project Funding award will support the addition of a new public safety communication tower in northwest Cabarrus County to improve police and fire responses to emergency calls and increase the safety of law enforcement and first responders. Congresswoman Alma Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) submitted Kannapol...

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The City of Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department has opened registration for Youth Flag Football. Registration will remain open from June 17 through July 29. Children must be between the ages of 5-15 to participate. The registration fee is $45 for Kannapolis residents and $65 for non-residents. Price includes the cost of uniforms, practices, and games. Scholarships and sponsorship opportunities are available. Practices will begin August 19, and games will be held between September 7 ...

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From Summer Matinees at the Gem Theatre to Cannon Ballers Baseball, there is a way for every member of your family to Discover Fun in Kannapolis this week! Summer Movie Matinees | Gem Theatre 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Tuesday June 18 | Onward 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Thursday June 20 | Tarzan Don't miss the Gem Theatre Summer Matinee series. On Tuesday, June 18, the movie Onward will be shown and on Thursday, June 20, the movie Tarzan will be shown. Showtimes are 10 a.m. and 12:3...

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Backed by a, 6-0, shutout victory in Salisbury, Maryland against the Delmarva Shorebirds and a walk-off extra innings win by the Myrtle Beach Pelicans over the Columbia Fireflies on Sunday, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers have clinched the first-half division title in the Carolina League South division in 2024. With the clinch of a playoff spot, Kannapolis will have postseason baseball for the first time since 2018, when the Kannapolis Intimidators were swept in a best-of-3 series with the Lake...

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Join us on June 19 for a Juneteenth celebration! The festivities will kick off at 10 a.m. in Veterans Park, with guest speaker Dr. Carol S. Spalding, President of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Veterans Park is located at 119 N Main St. Festivities will continue throughout the day with music, vendors, food, and fun. At 6 p.m. head over to cheer on the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers and witness the retirement of Jackie Robinson's iconic jersey number, 42.

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Discover Fun in Kannapolis this week! The City will host two free concerts this week. Thursday night the Embers will perform at Veterans Park and this Saturday evening join us for the legendary group, The Spinners. Summer Movie Matinees | Gem Theatre 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Tuesday June 11 | Coco 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Thursday June 13 | Monsters, Inc. Don't miss the Gem Theatre Summer Matinee series. On Tuesday, June 11, the movie Coco will be shown and on Thursday, Ju...

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On Thursday, May 30, The Chamber, Leading Business in Cabarrus hosted Leadership Cabarrus Graduation for the Class of 2024’s 33 members. The event was sponsored by The Chamber’s Cornerstone Investors: Atrium Health, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Duke Energy, F&M Bank and Lilly. Leadership Cabarrus, begun in 1989, is a 10-month civic leadership development program for business leaders to educate and enhance the awareness of the assets, resources and needs within the Cabarrus County...

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The Kannapolis Police Department recently held its annual police awards ceremony. Several members of the Kannapolis Police Department were honored with the most prestigious awards given by the department based on their service and performance to residents and their fellow police officers. “These individuals represent the very best of our staff. Each one works daily to ensure we have a safe and reliable presence in our community. Their efforts are appreciated and valued in our department...

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The City of Kannapolis recently received recognition that its financial health is strong. The City received an award for its budget and a “clean audit” award, both indicators of the financial strength of the City. First, The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has presented the Distinguished Budget Award to the City of Kannapolis. This is the 23rd consecutive year the City has received this honor. The award is given to municipalities who publish a budget that is a p...

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 Cabarrus County intersection will temporarily close on Monday to be converted to a roundabout, thanks to a $1.1 million contract the N.C. Department of Transportation awarded last year to contractor J.T. Russell & Sons, Inc. of Albemarle. Contract crews will close the intersection of Old Salisbury-Concord Road at Irish Potato Road for up to eight weeks to allow for roundabout construction. A marked detour will take drivers along Old Beatty Ford Road, Phaniel Church Road, Sapp Roa...

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