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Entries for January 2019

Join the thousands of people who have participated in Run Kannapolis. Run Kannapolis is part of the City of Kannapolis’ Discover a Healthy Life brand and cosponsored by Atrium Health. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in this unique series featuring the best 5K runs/walks in the city. Each run is held in Downtown Kannapolis and hosted by a nonprofit that benefits from the entry fees. We have added a new payment option this year. Register for all e...

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Five new officers have joined the Kannapolis Police Department. The officers have completed their basic law enforcement training at Rowan Cabarrus Community College and are now starting their field training. The new officers are: Jerod Barnes, Chase Crowe, Cody Franklin, Zachary Johnson and Brandon Moore. As part of their field training each officer is assigned to two experienced Kannapolis Police Officers in the patrol division for the next five months. Jerod Barnes is a graduate of West ...

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ATLANTA, Ga. (January 24, 2019) – The Southeast Tourism Society has named the City of Kannapolis’ Jiggy with a Piggy Festival, one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for May 2018. Jiggy with the Piggy is an annual festival, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Over 60 teams from around the U.S. compete in a barbeque competition for top bragging honors and prizes. The three-day event includes fireworks, concerts, a children’s movie, a 5K, the Zucchini 600, o...

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Tuesday evening, the City of Kannapolis and Atrium honored the 2018 Run Kannapolis and Loop the Loop Challenge participants during a special ceremony. This year 33 people completed all eight of the 5K Run Kannapolis events. Approximately 150 people participated in this year’s Loop the Loop Challenge. They walked, biked, swam or ran 21,000 miles. Congratulations to the following people who completed all eight 5Ks! We officially call them the beasts because of this amazing accomplish...

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The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold two public meetings next week to present information about a project to improve a section of N.C. 73 between N.C. 115 in Mecklenburg County and U.S. 29 in Cabarrus County. The project’s aim is to reduce congestion in the corridor and provide accommodations for pedestrians and bicyclists. Recommendations to improve the roadway are included in comprehensive transportation plans developed by the Cabarrus-Rowan Metropolitan Planning Organizati...

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The City of Kannapolis offices will be closed Monday, January 21, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Offices will reopen on January 22. There will be no delay in the collection of garbage and recycling but yard debris collection will be delayed one day.

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On Saturday, February 9, from 9 a.m. until noon, Kannapolis Public Works will host a free document shredding and e-waste recycling event at the Public Works Operation Center located at 1401 Bethpage Road. This event is for Kannapolis residents only. Electronic waste (e-waste) consists of computers, computer equipment such as monitors or video display units for a computer system, keyboards, mice, printers, copiers, scanners, print-scanner-fax machines, televisions, VCRs, stereos, DVD and CD pl...

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The City of Kannapolis is hosting a Daddy/Daughter Dance at 6 p.m., Saturday, February 9, at the Laureate Center in Kannapolis City Hall. This fun event is for dads and daughters to have a special evening out together celebrating Valentine’s Day. Girls, ages 5 years and older, are encouraged to bring their father, step-father, grandfather, brother, or another special gentleman in their life. The attire ranges from dressy to casual, so suits with ties and khakis with polos are acceptabl...

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The Kannapolis Police Department and the Kannapolis Fire Department will each offer citizens’ academies in the New Year. Held separately, each academy concentrates on the services and functions of the Kannapolis Police and Fire Departments and provides citizens with a better understanding of what it takes to be a firefighter or police officer. Citizens participating in the free ten-week fire academy will tour fire stations, learn the history of fire service, fire prevention, education ...

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