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Leo Pope has been promoted to Operations Manager of the City of Kannapolis’ Transportation Division. As Operations Manager, Leo is now responsible for fleet maintenance, sign maintenance, asphalt repairs, street resurfacing and preventative maintenance of city streets as well as snow and ice removal during winter weather events. Leo is a graduate of South Rowan High School and the North Carolina ROADS Scholar Program. He joined the City in 2012 as a construction maintenance worker. O...

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The Kannapolis Fire Department welcomes three new firefighters, Jacob Graworecki, Michael Nance and Ryan Wilson, to its ranks. The new recruits completed eight weeks of fire, rescue and medical training prior to officially joining the department. A badge pinning ceremony was conducted at Veteran’s Park recognizing the new personnel for their achievements. During the ceremony, family members pinned the recruits by placing their badges on their uniforms for the first time, signifying the ...

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Join us for the Cabarrus Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Virtual Launch Celebration on September 22 at 11 am. The Center will serve as a hub for entrepreneurship education, mentor networks, capital access, and engaging programs for all of the Cabarrus County area. While the physical location of the Cabarrus Center will open in downtown Concord in December 2020, the Center is planning programs in downtown Kannapolis. This free virtual event is for current and aspiring entrepreneu...

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U.S. Representative Richard Hudson and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Dr. Ben Carson visited Kannapolis today and hosted a roundtable of city and community leaders. Topics discussed included affordable housing, Opportunity Zones and COVID-19 relief efforts. “We were able to personally show Secretary Carson and Congressman Hudson the work we have done in our Opportunity Zone which is the West Avenue Streetscape, the Atrium Health Ballpark and the mixed-u...

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N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews are actively working on every section of N.C. 3 from Kannapolis Parkway to Loop Road as work continues to widen the existing road to a four-lane divided roadway. Current operations include: • Soil cement stabilization • Fine grading in multiple areas • Earthmoving work (taking material out of some areas to place for embankment fills) • Storm drain installation • Water line installation • Work on d...

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Kannapolis, N.C. – The City of Kannapolis continues to see a trend of positive growth in both residential and commercial development as a result of the Kannapolis City Council’s emphasis on strategic economic development policies and investments. From 2017 to 2019 permits for new single-family homes were around 300 annually. The majority of residential growth occurring during this time period is in the multifamily market with several apartment and townhome projects receiving permits....

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The City of Kannapolis has awarded $57,500 in federally funded grants to 14 non-profits who offer programs that benefit low and moderate-income residents in the City. These funds are part of the City’s 2020 Community Development Block Grant fund allocation that is received from Housing and Urban Development.  The grants were awarded to: •Academic Learning Center - $5,000 for teacher stipends and instructional materials for the afterschool program. •AYA House, Inc. -...

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The Run Kannapolis Fall/Winter series is cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Four runs were scheduled for later this year. They were the Hole In Run, Strides for Stroke 5K/10K, the Duke Dash and the Frostbite. Participants who have paid in advance will receive refunds. Each year thousands of people participate in the Run Kannapolis Series, hosted by the City of Kannapolis, Atrium Health Cabarrus and various non-profits in Cabarrus County. Runners who would like to still enter an event ...

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Traffic Alert: West 22nd Street is closed between Jack Street and Running Brook Drive for the next two weeks. The closure is necessary while crews work on the water main and roadway. Please avoid this area while we make the necessary repairs. Thank you!

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July 28, 2020 With actions to slow the spread of COVID-19 beginning to have impact, Governor Cooper issued Executive Order 153, stopping the sale of alcoholic drinks in restaurants, breweries, wineries and distilleries at 11 pm. North Carolina bars that are currently closed will remain closed. This order will take effect Friday, July 31. The order will not apply to grocery stores, convenience stores or other entities permitted to sell alcohol for off-premises consumption. Local governmen...

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