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Entries for October 2019

The City of Kannapolis is sponsoring a holiday food drive for Cabarrus County veterans in need. If you would like to donate canned food items, please bring them to the Customer Service lobby at Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way, by November 15. There are approximately 13,000 veterans in Cabarrus County and 4,000-5,000 of these veterans seek assistance from the Cabarrus County Veteran Services annually. Items that are needed the most are canned meats, peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sa...

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City of Kannapolis, Sponsoring, Food, Drive, for Veterans

Annette Privette Keller, the Director of Communications for the City of Kannapolis, has been named one of the 2019 Top Women in Business, by Business Today NC. “Annette is a highly valued member of our executive team, and a tremendous asset to our City and its citizens. The depth and breadth of her experience in the field of communications is on display daily. We are a more connected City in large part because of her expertise,” said City Manager Mike Legg. The nominees are con...

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If you missed The Big Reveal for the new team name, click here.
In a nod to the historical significance of Kannapolis as a mill town whose history is tightly woven with America’s Pastime, the community gathered Wednesday to celebrate the team’s new identity. The event’s location at the Historic Gem Theater celebrated the old, while its continuation outside along the West Avenue Streetscape also lauded the new. Thousands of fans joined the ball club in the newly revitalized downtown for the highly anticipated unveiling of the new name of the...

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It’s Fall which means it’s time for raking leaves. Beginning October 21 and running until March 6, the City collects loose leaves left at your curb. At all other times of the year leaves must be bagged. A few things to remember: Leaves must be placed at the curb or along the ditch line – not in the ditch – in rows parallel with the street. Please do not put leaves on the sidewalk. Place leaves at the curb by 7 a.m. on the day of collection to ensure collection ...

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Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network Communications, announced today the grand opening of its new Kinetic Retail store at 280 South Main St. in Kannapolis. Kinetic is also making a donation to a youth basketball league aimed at highlighting Windstream’s stake in Kannapolis. “The reopening of the Kannapolis retail store stands as a symbol that we’re here to stay with next-generation Kinetic Internet speeds and products,” said Stacy Hale, president of ...

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STIP PROJECT NO. P-5725 The N.C. Department of Transportation, in partnership with the City of Kannapolis, will hold a public meeting regarding the proposed construction of a second passenger rail platform and pedestrian overpass at the Kannapolis Train Station in Cabarrus County. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 5-7 p.m. at Kannapolis Train Station located at 201 S. Main Street in Kannapolis. Please note that a brief formal presentation will begin at 6 p.m. The public...

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The City of Kannapolis has received two special gifts. The estate of Dr. Harold Cook and Lynne and Wally Safrit have donated funds to purchase two pieces of sculpture. Both sculptures have been placed on West Avenue as part of the new streetscape. North Carolina artist Tom Risser created both pieces using stainless steel. “The Dancers,” was donated by the late Dr. Harold Cook. The eight-foot-tall sculpture captures two people dancing and it is located near the intersection of West...

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Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the grand re-opening of West Avenue on October 10! We hope you will visit often and admire all that the new linear park and streetscape have to offer. West Avenue has been transformed into a beautiful tree lined street which will accommodate live music, open air dining, walking, running, a putt-putt lawn, and other greenspaces perfect for reading, classes for exercise or other special events. The new streetscape also has fountains, public restro...

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It is another great season to Discover Fun in Kannapolis. The City has announced upcoming events that you won’t want to miss. October 13: West Avenue Music (1–3 p.m.) – West Avenue Vadim Kolpakov (String Guitarist) The Instigators (4-piece Blues/RnB band) Scoot Pittman (Acoustic Guitarist)   October 19: Kaleidoscope Arts and Ag Festival (12-4 p.m.) – West Avenue As part of the Rowan Arts & Ag series, the event will feature over 40 local ar...

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