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The City of Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department recently held public meetings and hosted an online survey asking for your input on amenities for two new city parks: Westside Park and Eastside Park. Staff has been working to incorporate your suggestions into the design of the parks. We would like to invite you to see the new renderings of the parks from 6:30-8 pm., May 14, at the Laureate Center, Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis. Drop-in anytime during the meeting to ...

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On Saturday, May 4, children raced zucchinis in the Kids’ Zone at the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival. Children worked diligently and used their imaginations to create the fastest and most nutritious cars with the supplies of vegetables provided to them. Winners took home great prize packages from our sponsors: the 600 Festival and the Cabarrus Convention and Visitors Bureau. The winners, by age categories, are as follows: Ages 6 and under: 1st Place: Emery Feser, Kannapolis, NC 2nd...

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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, Intimidators Baseball and of course - fireworks for 2019. 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 9 Farmer’s Market (4 -7 p.m.), corner of Dale Earnhardt Blvd. and Vance Ave. May 9 ...

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During the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival, May 3-4, the teams participating in the Kansas City Barbeque Society competition also competed in a dessert contest. A hundred community leaders judged the competition on Friday night. This year’s dessert champions are: Pies - Appearance 1st Place – Grate Smoke (Banana Cheesecake) 2nd Place – BB’s Smoke Shack (Key Lime Cheesecake) 3rd Place– House of Smoke (Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake) 4th Place–2 Guy...

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During the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival, May 3-4, hundreds of people participated in the People’s Choice Wing Contest and the People’s Choice Pork Contest. The public was able to buy tickets and have the opportunity to taste some of the best wings and pork in the U.S. Proceeds from the ticket sales are distributed to the Kannapolis YMCA and the Kannapolis Rotary who host the events as part of the festival. There were three categories in the wing competition: restaurants, fire de...

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Kansas City Barbeque judges spent Saturday very carefully judging 60 teams from six states who competed in the categories of chicken, ribs, pork and brisket at the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival in Kannapolis. 100 judges also from six states chose the winners based on taste, appearance and tenderness. The Muttley Crew BBQ from Apex, NC was named the Grand Champion of the event and won $1,500. The Reserve Champion is North Meets South also from Apex, NC and they took home $1,000. Highest F...

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With 336 walkers/runners the Jiggy with the Piggy 5K was a huge success Thursday evening. We loved seeing all of the participants in the Jiggiest Costume Contest. 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. This is the fifth year in a row Nicole has won overall Jiggy Honors! Linda Griffin and Shanna Turner won the adult Jiggiest Cos...

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Kannapolis City Officials welcomed the first new business to downtown today. The Armory Beer Company announced they would be locating on West Avenue in the former Rotary Building. They expect to open this Fall. The craft brewery owners have a unique story. Kyle Lingafelt, Stefan Perrine and Richard Bradley served in the military – two Marines and an Army Paratrooper. After completing deployments in Afghanistan, they met while in college earning their master’s degrees in business a...

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