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Entries for January 2017

The City of Kannapolis is seeking vendors for the annual Jiggy with the Piggy event that will be held Friday, May 5 through Saturday, May 6, 2017. Sponsored by Smithfield, Jiggy with the Piggy has been a tradition for the past 37 years that includes vendors, entertainment, family-friendly activities, a BBQ competition, and more. In an effort to keep vendors diverse, the City of Kannapolis is limiting 20 vendors per category: arts and crafts, food, and commercial. Vendors are not required...

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The City of Kannapolis is hosting The Princess and Her King, a Daddy/Daughter Dance on Saturday, February 11 at the Laureate Center in Kannapolis City Hall. The event encourages girls ages 5 years and older to be accompanied by her father, step-father, grandfather, brother, or any another special gentleman in her life. Tickets are $40 per couple, and each additional girl is an additional $15.  The Carolina Renaissance Festival Dancers will be here to provide entertainment and help those...

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Each year hundreds of volunteers in the community help the City of Kannapolis make the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival a huge success. The volunteers include members of four charitable organizations in the City. In addition to providing manpower and hospitality to festival attendees, the non-profits work concession stands in order to earn funds for their charity.    In 2016 the four charities received approximately $14,000.  The recipients were:       ...

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Monday night, the Kannapolis City Council and Lansing Melbourne Group (LMG) formally agreed on the terms for the purchase of land and the specific components of the Demonstration Project. The Demonstration Project will be a mixed use development of multi-story residential, retail and parking between Main Street and West Avenue. This project is intended to generate momentum for new investment in downtown Kannapolis. The City Council approved a Master Development Agreement which includes de...

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The City of Kannapolis offices will be closed Monday, January 16 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Offices will reopen on January 17. There will be no delay in garbage, recycling or yard debris collection.

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Loop the Loop is a fun new way to track the distance of your walk, run, or bike ride in downtown Kannapolis. Route distances are designated by different colors. Signage and sidewalk markers will aid you as you complete the loops around the City. The goal, if you choose to track your mileage, is for you to complete 150 miles by the end of 2017. At the end of each quarter, you are eligible to earn prizes. The program is open to everyone and is free. Get started today. It’s easy. Regi...

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Join the over 1,200 people who have participated in Run Kannapolis in 2016. Run Kannapolis is part of the City of Kannapolis’ Discover a Healthy Life brand and cosponsored by Carolinas Healthcare System. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in a unique series featuring the best 5K runs/walks in the city. Each run is held in Downtown Kannapolis and hosted by a nonprofit in the City who benefits from the entry fees. In 2017 we have added new events and ...

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Tuesday evening, the City of Kannapolis and Carolinas Healthcare System honored the 2016 Run Kannapolis participants during a special ceremony. This year 35 people completed all eight of the 5K walks/runs easily doubling the number of 15 people who completed all seven Run Kannapolis events in 2016. Congratulations to Linda Bohrer, Corey Clawson, Chad Drake, Keith Eagle, Bryan Edwards, Gabe Edwards, Sarah Edwards, Brandon Farabee, Tucker Farabee, Ian Fongemy, Wayne Hall, Abby Hamlin, Jenn...

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The Spring 2017 Citizens Police Academy is scheduled to start Thursday, February 16 and run through Thursday, April 20th. If you are interested in experiencing a comprehensive view in the life of a police officer, then this academy is for you. Class size is limited. Reserve your spot by submitting the Application for Citizens Police Academy. Click Citizens Police Academy for further information.    

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Winter Update – 3 p.m. - January 8 We thank you for being careful and heeding the advice to stay off roadways. Kannapolis Police report less than a dozen accidents occurred yesterday. Kannapolis Public Works crews continue to work 24/7 to get major roadways ready for traffic. Mother Nature has to help us. We need temperatures to stay above 20 degrees in order for the salt we’ve put down to activate and melt the snow/ice. Crews are concentrating on major city streets and w...

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