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The Kannapolis City Council has established a Youth Council. The Council’s goal is to create opportunities for students to become engaged in leadership development, provide avenues for high school students to volunteer, develop leadership skills, develop high standards for behavior, to refine communication abilities, practice teamwork and to have a line of communication to the adult leadership in the decision-making process of the City. The formation of the Youth Council is the result of c...

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We offer our deepest condolences to the family of Former Kannapolis Fire Chief Rick Barnhardt. Chief Barnhardt passed away today at his home of natural causes. He retired from the department in March 2020 after a long tenure with the Kannapolis Fire Department. Rick had been with the Kannapolis Fire Department for 30 years. He had worked his way up the ranks in the department starting as a volunteer firefighter, at age 16, with the Royal Oaks Fire Department. Royal Oaks Fire Department lat...

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The Kannapolis City Council’s goal to attract private investment in the downtown continues to progress with the sale of two more parcels of property. At their regularly scheduled meeting Monday night, the City Council approved the sale of 230, 234, 242, 246 and 250 Oak Avenue (Block 7) to Oak Avenue Partners, LLC. The properties currently have two tenants, including Pizza Hut, and is suitable for office and commercial space. The property, which is 0.56 acres and approximately 11,000 squ...

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Several City of Kannapolis residents have graduated from the citizen police academy. The academy concentrates on the services and functions of the Kannapolis Police Department and provides citizens with a better understanding of what it takes to be a police officer. Attendees participated in classes on all aspects of the department such as patrol operations, traffic enforcement, defensive driving, firearms, K-9 operations, special operations (SWAT), felony investigations, interaction with the...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. There will be no garbage/recycling/yard waste/loose leaf collection service on Thanksgiving Day, and no loose leaf/yard waste collection on Friday, November 28. Garbage and recycling will operate on a one-day delay - (Thursday’s route will be collected on Friday and Friday’s route will be collected on Saturday). Loose leaf/yard waste collecti...

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The non-profit, 1CAN, has installed a Blessing Box at Fire Station 1, located at 300 Firehouse Drive. The Blessing Box is stocked with food and personal hygiene items. Needy persons may stop by at any time and take what they need. Anyone in the community is also welcomed to stock the box at any time. The mission of 1CAN is to reduce the number of families dealing with food insecurities in our community. Sheryl Kluge who leads 1CAN said, “We want people to be able to stop by the fire sta...

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Since 2013, Kannapolis police officers have partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” Christmas program. Police officers, who are in neighborhoods every day, identify less fortunate children in our City, who would not have a visit from Santa. They also work with Kannapolis City School counselors and the U.S. Marine Corp website www.toysfortots.org where families can also apply for assistance. When the department began participating in the program, 56 families were he...

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Join the Cities of Concord, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, Midland, Mt. Pleasant and Cabarrus County as we kickoff the holiday season with the Cabarrus Virtual Holiday Celebration. This year the communities of Cabarrus County will celebrate the holidays with a mix of virtual and in person activities as we strive together to stay healthy and prevent the spread of COVID. At 7 p.m. on November 20, watch the Cabarrus County Virtual Holiday Celebration. This special one-hour event will include the Virtua...

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The City of Kannapolis Christmas Celebration will look different this year. The Grinch (COVID) has impacted our usual holiday events but we are working with our community partners to ensure we are able to celebrate the holidays in a safe and healthy manner. A Kannapolis Christmas will officially begin with the Cabarrus Virtual Holiday Celebration and Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7 p.m., Friday, November 20.  Join us on Channel 22 (CabCoTv) and watch as the Cities of Kannapolis and C...

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The Kannapolis Planning Department is rewriting and updating the City’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The UDO is the adopted law of the City which regulates land use and form, growth, and development within the City’s zoning and land use jurisdiction. It includes zoning regulations, which divide the city into different zone districts and generally govern the location, size, and type of development in each district, as well as subdivision regulations. An UDO also establishes th...

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