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New Fare Pass App Will Also Launch   Rider Transit will resume normal operations and once again collect fares beginning July 1, 2021. Normal operations were modified, and fares were suspended in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Per federal mandate, masks are still required to be worn by passengers and Rider staff members. All routes are operating on a normal schedule.   Resuming normal operations includes:   Passengers may enter and exit the bu...

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Kontek got their start more than 20 years ago as a company who built durable and secure  structures at the base of cell towers. After 9/11, they moved more into the defense realm, applying that same technology and know-how to a range of needs, like nuclear processing sites, power plants, and even built the elevated pumphouses for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Now, this innovative company manufactures blast and ballistic-resistant enclosures for the military and businesses or indiv...

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Discover Fun in Kannapolis returns this summer with an incredible lineup of great concerts, movies, and of course, fireworks.  Events will be held from May to August. All events are free to the public. Children 18 & under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. You are welcome to bring your lawn chairs. No pets or smoking please. Food and drinks will be on sale in the parks during the events.  The City will provide a free shuttle from 5-10:30 p.m. Masks must be worn on the ...

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The City of Kannapolis welcomes Richard Smith, as the new Planning Director. In this role, Richard will oversee the planning, zoning, GIS, and code enforcement services of the City. Richard has approximately 23 years of experience in planning and community development. He previously worked as the Planning & Community Development Director for Moore County and Senior Planner for Catawba County. He was also the vice-president and majority owner of Benchmark Planning, a professional plan...

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Coming from former employer Space X, owners Patrick and Liz Godwin know firsthand that the talent and businesses in Kannapolis can perform at the highest level. At ITC, they do so every day with their advanced machining, serving the aerospace, automotive and security industries. Formerly in a 9,000 sq. ft facility in Mooresville, ITC found its new 27,000 sq. ft. location in Kannapolis to be ideal—in more ways than one. Ease of getting in and out and shipping were nice, but their clients...

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A section of a Rowan County road is scheduled to close next week while a culvert that runs under it is replaced. Reeves Island Road is set to close just south of Old Beatty Ford Road from 8 a.m. June 7 through 3:30 p.m. June 11. The existing structure has failed, and its replacement is essential to ensure stormwater passes under the road properly, preventing damage to the road and nearby properties. A signed detour will direct traffic to follow Old Beatty Ford, Stokes Ferry, Richfield a...

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(Editor's Note: The previous version of this news release incorrectly stated the closure starting Tuesday. The closure will take place Monday, June 7, reflected below. )   A section of Centergrove Road will close Monday, June 7, to replace the bridge over Cold Water Creek west of Interstate 85.   The $1.8 million project was awarded in April to Dane Construction, Inc.  of Mooresville. The contract requires the bridge to be open to traffic by April 7, 2022. Additional work ...

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The City of Kannapolis is studying the idea of building a skatepark complex. City officials began the process after receiving input from parents, children, and skate enthusiasts. The City has hired Pillar Design Studios to assist with the first steps of the process which is to consider the best location for the complex based on what features and amenities are desired. A joint meeting between the City of Kannapolis City Council and Parks & Recreation Commission will be held at 6 p.m. on...

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Do you have an interest in serving on a City Advisory Board or Commission? The City of Kannapolis is seeking members to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Parks and Recreation Commission, and the Community Improvement Commission. To serve, you must complete an application and be appointed to the board or commission by the Kannapolis City Council. Most of these boards and commissions participate in the City’s policy decisions by making recommendations to the City Council...

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Offering heavy construction equipment, parts and services, Linder Industrial Machinery started more than 65 years ago, and has found Kannapolis is a city that offers a strategic advantage for their company thanks to the location’s accessibility. Linder, the largest Komatsu and Wirtgen construction equipment dealership in North America provides equipment &  services to the Construction Industry to assist in building North Carolina. Originally located in uptown Charlotte, the ...

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