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The Kannapolis City Council has renamed Southern Avenue to Kannapolis Veterans Way. The street is near Veterans Park downtown. “Kannapolis has a proud heritage of men and women serving in the military. It is our privilege to rename this street in honor of the thousands of Kannapolis, Rowan and Cabarrus County residents who have served in the military and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice of their life. We are grateful for the sacrifices made in the past and present by those who have s...

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This summer, help us celebrate the reopening of the Gem Theatre with $2 Summer Matinees. Enjoy the newly renovated Gem Theatre and an affordable, family-friendly movie every Tuesday at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. between May 28 and August 8. Gem Theatre Summer Matinee Schedule May 28 – Sing July 9 – Ralph Breaks the Internet May 30 – Toy Story 4 July 11 – Lilo and Stitch June 4 – Minions: The Rise of Gru July 16 – The Super Mario Bros June 6...

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  Join us Monday, May 27 for a Memorial Day Event at Veterans Park on Main Street in Kannapolis. A Veterans Parade will begin at 11:30 on Main Street followed by a Memorial Day Program at 12 noon in Veterans Park. The keynote speaker will be Lieutenant Colonel Josh White, U.S. Army National Guard Chaplain. The ceremony will also include special music performances. The event is hosted by the Beaver-Pittman American Legion Post 115, the Poston-Perkins Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 89...

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The City of Kannapolis was among 24 North Carolina jurisdictions to earn recognition in the North Carolina City & County Communicators (NC3C) 2024 Excellence in Communications Awards. The City of Kannapolis won three first place and two second place awards in the following categories, Crisis Communications, Citizen Participation, Most Creative with Least Dollars Spent, Social Media Campaign, and Graphic Design. The awards were announced during NC3C’s annual conference. Over 175 awar...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed for business on Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28. There will be no disruption in garbage and recycling collection service, however, there will be no yard debris collection on Monday. All Kannapolis parks will be open for regular operating hours from dawn until dusk. The train, carousel and splash pad at Village Park will be open this weekend. Tickets are $1.50 for each...

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Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg presented the recommended Fiscal Year 2024-25 budget to the Kannapolis City Council Monday evening. The total recommended budget is $124,838,649 which includes all seven operating funds of the City. The budget includes a 5.08 cent decrease in the property tax rate. If the budget is approved in June, the tax rate would drop from 63 cents to 57.92 cents. This decrease in the property tax rate is due to the Cabarrus County property tax revaluation and positi...

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Discover Fun in Kannapolis this week!  9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 21 | Blood Drive | Outside City Hall The City of Kannapolis is hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 outside City Hall, 401 Laureate Way. Doners will receive a $20 eGift Card, a OneBlood t-shirt, and a free wellness checkup. (Including blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count, and cholesterol screening). Appointments are encouraged for donors. If you would like to donate, please visit: h...

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Expect more traffic on the roadways in northeast Mecklenburg County and southwest Cabarrus County this week as race fans arrive for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, May 26. The N.C. Department of Transportation is preparing for increased traffic on Interstate 85, U.S. 29, N.C. 49, and Bruton Smith Boulevard throughout the week. The Department will use overhead message signs and portable message signs to alert drivers of potential problem areas and suggest alternate routes around incidents and conge...

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The Gem Theatre reopens to the public tonight. The opening night movie will be the premiere of IF, starring Ryan Reynolds. Last night the City honored the hundreds of people who have donated to the Gem Theatre Fundraising Project. Guests took self-guided tours of the refurbished facility following a ribbon cutting by members of the Kannapolis City Council. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Gem Theatre is one of the oldest single screen movie theatres in existence in the U...

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The City of Kannapolis is excited to announce the reopening of the Gem Theatre to the public on Thursday, May 16 following extensive renovations.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Gem Theatre is one of the oldest single screen movie theatres in existence in the United States. It is located on Laureate Way in downtown Kannapolis. For 88 years the Gem Theatre has been the star of downtown Kannapolis, and the renovations carefully took into consideration the historic ...

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