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The City of Kannapolis Fire Department has been recognized for achieving the highest standards for training and equipment following a detailed inspection by the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, Inc.   The department earned this recognition for meeting the highest standards in five specific rescue and emergency medical categories: Heavy Rescue (large vehicles such as buses/tractor trailers), Confined Space Rescue (tunnels/manholes/utility vaults), Hi...

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♻️RECYCLING ALERT♻️: Over the last few months, recycling carts in the City have been approximately 20% contaminated. This means we are not recycling properly and the carts are contaminated with trash. Entire truckloads are being rejected by our recycling vendors and then must go to the landfill as trash. Every time this happens the City is penalized.   If your garbage/recycling is collected on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays we especially need your help.   Please r...

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The City of Kannapolis would like to congratulate the participants of the fourth annual the Loop the Loop Challenge. Loop the Loop is a series of loops around downtown Kannapolis and Kannapolis School facilities that people can walk, bike or run. Count your miles and you can win prizes. You can even sign up your dog and they can collect prizes for their miles. This year, three participants logged over 2,300 miles each. Russ Hoyser, Sylvia Anderson and Robert Kuddie reached this incredible ach...

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The City of Kannapolis and North Carolina Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting regarding the construction of a sidewalk on Little Texas Road. The meeting will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26. The meeting will be held both in person and virtually at the same time on the same date. The meeting will include a presentation and question and comment period. The meeting will be held in person at the Laureate Center, Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis. ...

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Kannapolis Police Chief Terry Spry announces the promotion of both Jennifer Hyatt and Brent Rowland to the position of Captain; Jason Hinson to the position of Lieutenant and Chris Howard to the position of Sergeant.     Captain Jennifer Hyatt will lead the Special Operations Bureau. She will be responsible for the Community Services Unit, Training and Office of Professional Standards. Hyatt began her career with the Kannapolis Police Department as a Patrol Officer in  2007....

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Rowan County Public Health is excited to share that starting on Monday, January 11th, we will be entering into the Phase 1b/Mass Vaccination Phase for Group 1. This vaccination phase will include all individuals 75 years of age and older, regardless of health status or living situation, and any remaining Phase 1A eligible individuals. This will be a drive-thru vaccination clinic, which will be held at the West End Plaza/the old Salisbury Mall (1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. West). No appointments ...

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The Cabarrus Health Alliance will host multiple drive-through clinics for the COVID-19 vaccine, with the next being Saturday, January 2, 2021. The clinics will be at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, located at 4751 NC-49, Concord, NC 28025. No appointment is necessary.   As the local public health authority, Cabarrus Health Alliance, is required to follow the state’s phased approach to administering the vaccine.   Vaccine Clinic Dates Date Time...

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The City of Kannapolis has added two sculptures to its public arts program. “LOVE” has been installed at the Kannapolis Train Station on Main Street. The ten-foot steel sculpture simply spells out the word, “LOVE.” It has been purposefully aged to give it a sense of time and place in the historic downtown. The second sculpture is located at Village Park near the fountain and embodies the City’s brand, “Discover a Healthy Life.” This piece is also ten ...

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The North Carolina Association of Government Information Officers has awarded the City of Kannapolis first place for its work in branding and promotion of the West Avenue Streetscape and Downtown Revitalization Project. The City was recognized with the Excellence in Communications Award for its strategic communications plan to brand, promote and market the West Avenue Streetscape and Downtown Revitalization Project during the planning, construction and opening of the streetscape. The Commu...

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The City of Kannapolis has released the 2021 Garbage/Recycling Calendar. In addition to the schedule for 2021, the calendar includes information on what items may be recycled. The calendar also details the holiday schedule for garbage/recycling collection. Important tips for recycling in 2021 - The City of Kannapolis asks that you do not bag your recyclables, and that you reuse, donate, or throw away Christmas lights, hoses, cords, clothing, and grocery bags because they get stuck and clog...

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