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Entries for January 2020

Jiggy with the Piggy 2020 returns with the smells and tastes of barbeque and fun for the entire family. Make plans now to join us April 29 – May 3 in downtown Kannapolis. We are joined this year with a new presenting sponsor – Kinetic by Windstream. Once again we will host over 70 barbeque competition teams. The BBQ teams are from across the U.S. and will compete for top bragging rights and prize money. This is one of the largest sanctioned events by the Kansas City Barbeque ...

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Loose leaf collection will end for Zones 1-5 the week of February 23 and will end for Zones 6-10 the week of March 1. After March 6, we request that you bag any loose leaves you have and place them at the curb for Yard Waste collection. Loose Leaf Collection Do’s & Don’ts: Leaves must be placed at the curb or along the ditch line – not in ditches – in rows parallel with the street. Place leaves at the curb by 7 a.m. on the day of collection. Leaves mixed ...

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With the excitement building for Opening Day, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers announced game times and scheduled fireworks dates for the inaugural 2020 season. The 70-game home schedule will feature 16 fireworks shows, including a display each Saturday night. The Cannon Ballers will officially take flight and celebrate Opening Day in Kannapolis on Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. Following the conclusion of the game, the team will light up the Kannapolis night sky with a post-game fireworks extr...

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The public can get a first-hand look at how the City of Kannapolis Fire Department trains and responds to the emergency needs of our community by attending the Citizens Fire Academy. The Citizens Fire Academy is a ten week course offered free to anyone who would like to have a better understanding of our fire department operations and how we assist citizens when an emergency happens. The academy will also teach the dangers of fire and how a person can protect themselves and their homes. Co...

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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 Cabarrus. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in this unique series. Each run is hosted by a nonprofit that benefits from the entry fees. This year we are excited to announce two new additions to the series. We are adding a 10K, and for the first time ever, a run will be...

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Thursday evening, the City of Kannapolis and Atrium Health Cabarrus honored the 2019 Run Kannapolis and Loop the Loop Challenge participants during a special ceremony.  This year 53 people completed all eight of the 5K Run Kannapolis events, which is 20 more than 2018. Approximately 254 people and dogs participated in this year’s Loop the Loop Challenge, which is 104 more than 2018. They walked, biked, swam or ran 36,000 miles.  Congratulations to the following people who c...

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The City of Kannapolis is once again planning the annual Jiggy with the Piggy Festival to be held the weekend of April 30 to May 3. The festival will take place in Downtown Kannapolis and the City is seeking vendors to participate in the event. The event has been named one of the Top Twenty Events in the Southeast. Thousands of people visit Kannapolis annually for this great festival.  The festival includes over 80 barbeque competition teams seeking Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctione...

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The N.C. Department of Transportation is seeking input to help shape the future of transportation in North Carolina. The department is in the process of conducting a two-year study to develop its new 30-year strategic transportation plan, called the NC Moves 2050 Plan.  As part of the final phase of the study, the NC Moves 2050 project team has created a survey for the public to weigh in on matters impacting the future of transportation. The survey is now available at ncmoves.gov and ...

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It is with our deepest sympathies that we announce the passing of former Kannapolis Mayor Bob Misenheimer, who died Tuesday, January 21, at the age of 88, after a period of failing health. Mayor Misenheimer joined the Kannapolis City Council in 1989, and was elected to serve two terms as Mayor, from 2005-2013. His tenure as Mayor included the following accomplishments: securing a permanent source of drinking water for the City with the Interbasin Transfer Agreement, breaking ground on...

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It is with our deepest sympathies that we announce the passing of Former Kannapolis Mayor Ray Moss who died Friday, January 17, at the age of 89.  Moss served two terms as Mayor from 1997-2005. As Mayor, he led the community through Weaving a Shared Future, a strategic visioning process that established a long-term plan for improving Kannapolis and its quality of life. He established the Kannapolis Youth Council to encourage participation and involvement in local government. As the City ...

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