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With a grateful nod to the past and a bright eye on the future, the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) officially opened its expanded space Wednesday on the North Carolina Research Campus. Duke doubled its presence on the campus to 10,100 square feet, all of it home to the Translational Population Health Research Center, or “TransPop.” “As we enter the second decade of our foundational MURDOCK Study, we have doubled our TransPop office...

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The North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) today announced that Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant will serve on its new Advancing Municipal Leaders Advisory Committee, tasked with designing leadership training and professional development opportunities for municipal elected officials throughout their time in office.  In this role, Hinnant joins municipal leaders from across the state to identify the most pressing issues facing cities and towns and design learning opportunities for...

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Cabarrus County is mailing revaluation notices to property owners in Cabarrus County, and residents will have 30 days to file appeals with the Cabarrus County Tax Administration Office. The new property values are effective Jan. 1, 2020. Tax bills with the updated values will mail to property owners in July and are due in January 2021.   About revaluations Every four years, Cabarrus County reviews property values based on market values and economic conditions to bring assessed v...

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Come be a part of the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival on April 29 – May 3 in Kannapolis! We need volunteers to help with the BBQ competition, 5k walk/run, arts & crafts vendors, concerts, family movie and more! The festival needs more than 200 people for it to run smoothly and you can be a part of the excitement. Partners in the weekend events include: City of Kannapolis, Kinetic by Windstream, Kannapolis Rotary, Kannapolis YMCA and the 600 Festival Committee. If you sign u...

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Today, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers announced a monumental 10-year partnership with Atrium Health that includes naming the city’s new, state-of-the-art baseball stadium, Atrium Health Ballpark. This new alliance expands the relationship between Kannapolis's professional baseball club and the area's largest employer that dates back many years. Atrium Health and the Cannon Ballers have combined for more than 100 years of service to Cabarrus County and surrounding communities under p...

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The City of Kannapolis is seeking developers for an Active Adult Apartment development as part of the Downtown Revitalization project.  In September 2015 the City purchased 50 acres of land and buildings in the downtown core and adopted a downtown master development plan. The first three phases of the plan are: infrastructure and a linear park streetscape (opened October 2019); the VIDA Mixed Use District which includes a parking deck, restaurants, a brewery, apartments (opening early 20...

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The Kannapolis Fire Department recently held its annual Awards and Appreciation Banquet at the Laureate Center in Kannapolis.  Over 200 fire department personnel, family members, and special guests attended the event. Numerous personnel were honored for their accomplishments in 2019. The top honors of the night went to Retired Assistant Chief Danny Scott, recipient of the Larry C. Phillips Fire Officer of the Year Award, and Senior Engineer Blake Overcash, recipient of the Danny E. Sc...

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Jiggy with the Piggy 2020 returns with the smells and tastes of barbeque and fun for the entire family. Make plans now to join us April 29 – May 3 in downtown Kannapolis. We are joined this year with a new presenting sponsor – Kinetic by Windstream. Once again we will host over 70 barbeque competition teams. The BBQ teams are from across the U.S. and will compete for top bragging rights and prize money. This is one of the largest sanctioned events by the Kansas City Barbeque ...

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Loose leaf collection will end for Zones 1-5 the week of February 23 and will end for Zones 6-10 the week of March 1. After March 6, we request that you bag any loose leaves you have and place them at the curb for Yard Waste collection. Loose Leaf Collection Do’s & Don’ts: Leaves must be placed at the curb or along the ditch line – not in ditches – in rows parallel with the street. Place leaves at the curb by 7 a.m. on the day of collection. Leaves mixed ...

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With the excitement building for Opening Day, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers announced game times and scheduled fireworks dates for the inaugural 2020 season. The 70-game home schedule will feature 16 fireworks shows, including a display each Saturday night. The Cannon Ballers will officially take flight and celebrate Opening Day in Kannapolis on Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. Following the conclusion of the game, the team will light up the Kannapolis night sky with a post-game fireworks extr...

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