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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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Walk Cabarrus is a community-wide walking campaign focused on creating healthier lifestyles for the residents of Cabarrus County. The goal for Walk Cabarrus is for those who live and work in Cabarrus County to walk one billion steps in 2020. Loop the Loop is part of Walk Cabarrus, and individuals who participate in Loop the Loop are automatically entered in Walk Cabarrus – including dogs. Loop the Loop participants who log their miles at kannapolisnc.gov/looptheloop will automatically h...

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The City of Kannapolis contracts with Waste Management for the collection of garbage, recycling, bulky goods, electronic waste and white goods (appliances). Yard debris is collected by city crews. Waste Management, in an abundance of caution for the health of its employees, is suspending the collection of white goods (appliances) and electronic waste beginning Monday, March 30. Bulky goods will be picked up using a truck with a motorized arm instead of by a person. Items that cannot be picked...

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We are creating a database of non-profit needs in Cabarrus County. 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?”  We have decided to create a database of non-profit organizations and their immediate needs during this time of crisis. Please email Sherry Gordon at sgordon@kannapolisnc.gov with the name of your non-profit, a brief description of your non-profit and a list of immediate current...

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Rider Transit plans to suspend fare collections on all routes effective at 5:30 p.m. today, March 26. This is the latest measure undertaken by the Cities of Concord and Kannapolis, which jointly operate Rider, to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The suspension of passenger fares is coupled with requiring passengers to enter and exit buses via the rear door whenever possible. These measures keep passengers and operators as safe and healthy as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, while provi...

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Jiggy with the Piggy 2020, which had been planned for April 29 – May 3 in downtown Kannapolis has been canceled. Due to the current restrictions on mass gatherings and the timely decisions we need to make regarding plans for the festival we have had to make this difficult decision to not hold the event in 2020. We had hoped that we would be able to postpone the festival to a later date this year but were unable to find a date that would accommodate our vendors, entertainment and BBQ tea...

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Rowan County Confirmed Cases: 4 Governor Cooper announces changes to schools, businesses and social distancing Today North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced he will sign an executive order that will extend North Carolina School closure through May 15th, 2020. The Executive Order will prohibit mass gatherings of more than 50 people.  Numerous entertainment facilities and Personal Care/Grooming Businesses are ordered to close no later than Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 at 5:00 PM. ...

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The City of Kannapolis continues to work closely with the Cabarrus Health Alliance and the Rowan County Health Department to respond appropriately to COVID-19. Things are changing rapidly every day and we are working with our neighboring cities, counties, businesses and other agencies to ensure we do everything we can to keep our community safe. Today, the cities of Kannapolis, Concord, Cabarrus County and the towns of Midland, and Mt. Pleasant declared a State of Emergency. This action will ...

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Effort supports government and public health COVID-19 preparation, response and recovery. Today, elected officials with Cabarrus County, the cities of Concord and Kannapolis, and the towns of Midland and Mt. Pleasant announced State of Emergency declarations due to COVID-19.   The declarations will help the County and municipalities seek federal funding when appropriate for administrative support and proactive resource mobilization related to COVID-19 preparation, response and re...

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With the retirement of Kannapolis Interim Fire Chief Rick Barnhardt, Tracy Winecoff has been named Fire Chief. He will assume his new duties on April 1.  Tracy has been a member of the Kannapolis Fire Department since 1999. Since then he has been promoted from Engineer, to Captain, to Battalion Chief and Division Chief. He holds State Fire and EMS certifications from Rowan Cabarrus Community College; a Paramedic certification from Davidson Community College. He is currently enrolled in t...

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