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The Kannapolis Youth Council has been awarded a state charter from the N.C. Department of Administration. They are one of 24 youth councils in North Carolina. The Kannapolis Youth Council was established by the Kannapolis City Council in late 2020 and members were appointed in 2021.   In order to achieve state certification, the youth council completed a number of civic and social projects in 2021 including holding monthly meetings, participating in the Veterans Food Drive, conducting...

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The City of Kannapolis has been honored with the prestigious American Planning Association Excellence in Economic Development Award. The City was recognized for its Downtown Master Plan which resulted in the completion of new infrastructure, the West Avenue Linear Park, the VIDA parking deck and the Atrium Health Ballpark.   The honor is considered the Top Award for Excellence in Best Practices that can be achieved by a City. Presented annually the award is given by the American Plann...

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It is another great year to Discover Fun in Kannapolis. The City has announced its lineup of concerts, movies, special events, Cannon Ballers baseball and of course - fireworks for 2022. All movies and concerts are free to the public and will be held in downtown Kannapolis. Movies and concerts are held at Village Park and Veterans Park.   This week’s events are:     May 17-22 Kannapolis Cannon Ballers Homestand Atrium Health Ballpark | Tickets @ www.kcba...

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During the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival, May 11-15, the teams participating in the Kansas City Barbeque Society competition also competed in a dessert contest.   This year’s dessert champions are:   Dessert - Appearance   1st Place – Smoking Studs (Pig Pen Pudding Trifle) 2nd Place – Creekside Smokers (To Die For Carrot Cheesecake) 3rd Place – Trailer Pork Brothers (Piggy Pudding- Banana Pudding Cake) 4th Place – Bad Roost...

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Kansas City Barbeque judges spent Saturday very carefully judging over teams from six states who competed in the categories of chicken, ribs, pork and brisket at the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival in Kannapolis.   Judges, from several states, chose the winners based on taste, appearance and tenderness. CBF Que from Marshville, N.C. was named the Grand Champion of the event and won $1,250. The Reserve Champion is Chunky BBQ from Harrisburg, P.A. and they took home $1,000.  Th...

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With over 300 walkers/runners, the Jiggy with the Piggy 5K was a huge success Wednesday evening. We loved seeing all the participants in the Jiggiest Costume Contest. We hope everyone had a great time and will continue to participate in the rest of the Run Kannapolis Series this year. The overall male winner was Marshall Love and the overall female winner was Nicole Morgan.  Melissa Loveless won the adult Jiggiest Costume Contest. Complete Winners List:     ...

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Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg has been honored with the James D. Prosser Excellence in Government Leadership Award from the Centralina Regional Council which is composed of government officials from the nine counties in the Charlotte region.   Legg has served as City Manager of Kannapolis since 2004. He began working for Kannapolis in 1995, first as the City’s Planning Director and then as Deputy City Manager. He has been involved in the dramatic change in Kannapolis over th...

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This morning the Kannapolis Police Department participated in the N.C. State Special Olympics Torch Run.   Members of Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office, City of Concord Police Department, Cabarrus Fire Marshal’s Office, Concord Fire, and Cabarrus County EMS ran to the Kannapolis city limits on Cannon Boulevard.   Kannapolis officers and area Special Olympic athletes were then handed the Flame of Hope and ran with it to the Rowan County border. The Torch Run continu...

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After careful consideration of the severe weather which is forecasted for Friday afternoon/evening we have decided to postpone Friday night’s festival events. The Sammy Kershaw Concert has been postponed to 7 p.m. on July 15 at Village Park.   All components of the festival such as the People’s Choice Pork Contest, arts & crafts vendors, lots of great BBQ and other foods, kids’ zone and so forth will be held this Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. &nb...

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The City of Kannapolis will host a virtual fair housing seminar from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24. The event will feature speakers from the Kannapolis Fire Department. Topics discussed will include: Fire Safety Fire Codes Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms   To RSVP and receive the virtual link to the seminar, please click here or contact Sherry Gordon at 704-920-4332 or sgordon@kannapolisnc.gov.

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