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In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s passenger rail service, NC By Train, is being reduced. As of April 6, Carolinian trains 79 and 80 will not operate until May 4. Piedmont trains 75 and 76 are running one daily round trip between Raleigh and Charlotte. Amtrak is waiving change fees on all existing reservations until May 31. Passengers can modify their trip on Amtrak.com, or find their reservation on the home screen in the Amtrak app. To canc...

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A week after Cabarrus County and its municipalities enacted a Stay-at-Home Proclamation, Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) officials are asking residents to follow key components of the measure in order to limit transmission of COVID-19 in the area. Specifically, CHA asks families to keep off neighborhood playgrounds. Interim Director of the Cabarrus Health Alliance Erin Shoe says the agency is getting multiple reports each day of families using private playground facilities and crossing boun...

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The Government Finance Officers Association has presented the Distinguished Budget Award to the City of Kannapolis. The award is given to municipalities who publish a budget that is a policy document, an operations guide, a financial plan and is used as a communications device. The City of Kannapolis budget document was found to be proficient in those four categories and met 14 mandatory criteria in order to achieve the award.

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As our community works together to fight the spread of COVID-19, our community has reached out to us and asked, “How can we help?”  There are several non-profit organizations who are stretched to the limit as they work to help people deal with the effects of COVID-19 on their lives. We have created a database of non-profit needs in Cabarrus County. The database of non-profit organizations lists the immediate needs of these important groups during this time of crisis. We hope ...

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Per Executive Order 124 issued by Governor Cooper on March 31, the City of Kannapolis will not disconnect residential utility service for non-payment or assess late fees through May 31. Kannapolis residential utility customers will be responsible for paying for all usage and, if possible, should continue to pay on their accounts to avoid accumulating large balances.  In accordance with the Order, the City will develop a payment arrangement plan allowing residential customers to pay off a...

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Justin Smith has been promoted to the rank of Captain with the Kannapolis Police Department. He will assume command of the Support Services Bureau.   Smith began his career with the Kannapolis Police Department as a Patrol Officer in 2001.  In 2008, he was promoted to Patrol Sergeant and transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division in 2010.  He was promoted to Lieutenant of the Criminal Investigation Division in 2015 and later transferred back to Patrol a Patrol Lieute...

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James Waldroup is retiring after 32 years of service in the Transportation and Environmental Services Department (formerly the Public Works Department). A Kannapolis native and a graduate of A.L. Brown High School, James started working for the City at age 19. He started as a construction worker, and over the years, he was promoted to Crew Chief of yard waste, Crew Chief of the sign shop and is retiring as the Operations Manager of the Street Division. When he began, the department had a total...

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The City of Kannapolis is seeking applications from non-profits with programs that would qualify for its 2020-2021 Community Development Block Grant fund allocation. Funds are designated for activities that benefit low and moderate income residents in the city. The deadline for submitting applications is April 30, 2020 at 5 p.m.  Eligible Activities include: • Employment services (e.g., job training); • Crime prevention and public safety; • Child care; &bull...

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Today, elected officials with Cabarrus County, the cities of Concord and Kannapolis, and the towns of Harrisburg, Midland and Mt. Pleasant announced revisions to their Stay-at-Home Proclamation. The Proclamation now aligns with the State of North Carolina’s Order and further clarifies information in the Cabarrus County Stay-at-Home Proclamation, which took effect March 26. The following changes take effect March 31 at 5 p.m.: The Proclamation is in effect until April 29 at 5 p.m. ...

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The Kannapolis Police Department welcomes Nijah Armstrong as its newest officer. She graduated from the Stanly Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training program in December. Officer Armstrong is assigned to Patrol Squad C and is currently completing her required field training.  Officer Armstrong is a graduate of Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, D.C. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from North Carolina Agricultura...

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