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Entries for November 2019

The Kannapolis Fire Department will host open enrollment for Explorer Post 001, from 7 – 9 p.m., December 9, at Fire Station 1, 300 Firehouse Drive. The Explorer program is designed for people 14-21 years old with an interest in firefighting or public service. Interested Explorers will need to bring $46 to cover insurance for the year, and those under 18 will need to bring a parent or guardian. For more information about the program, please contact Lead Advisor Hunter Brantley, at hb...

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Fifteen employees have completed the employee session of Kannapolis 101. Kannapolis 101 is held once a year and focuses on educating employees about the City and its services. For eight weeks, participants visit each of the City departments such as police, fire, planning, public works, etc., and are able to hear firsthand how each department meets the needs of residents. The class helps employees understand the role they and their department plays in the everyday lives of residents. Comple...

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Nineteen people have completed the Resident Session of Kannapolis 101. Kannapolis 101 is held once a year and focuses on educating residents about the City and its services and operations. For eight weeks, participants visit each of the City departments such as police, fire, planning, public works, etc., and are to see firsthand how each department meets the needs of residents. The class completes many hands-on exercises to give them an appreciation for the various jobs and functions of city ...

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The Kannapolis City Council has unanimously approved a project that would bring approximately 128 townhomes to downtown Kannapolis. The City of Kannapolis owns nine acres of property on a portion of the former Cannon Mills Plant 4 site, located between Dale Earnhardt Boulevard, West F St. and S. Main Street. The site is ideally suited for this type of development and is part of the Downtown Revitalization Project which calls for residential projects to establish a concentration of people living ...

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The Kannapolis City Council has unanimously approved a redevelopment proposal and the sale of the Downtown Phase One Block One properties on Monday night. The Lansing Melbourne Group will be the new owners of the properties and they have announced their first tenant, the Hollywood Burger Restaurant, which will be located in the former Restaurant 46 space. Phase One of Block One includes eleven buildings in the heart of downtown on West Avenue. The buildings, which date from the 1930-50s, are ...

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The Kannapolis City Council will consider a redevelopment proposal and the sale of the Downtown Phase One Block One properties on Monday night. Phase One of Block One includes eleven buildings in the heart of downtown on West Avenue. The buildings, which date from the 1930-50s, are located around the corner from the Gem Theatre, across from the entrance to the Sports and Entertainment Venue, and two blocks north of the VIDA Mixed Use District. The buildings have prime commercial footage an...

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Posted in: Business

The Kannapolis City Council will vote Monday night on a project that would bring approximately 128 townhomes to downtown Kannapolis. The City of Kannapolis own nine acres of property on a portion of the former Cannon Mills Plant 4 site, located between Dale Earnhardt Boulevard, West F St. and S. Main Street. The site is ideally suited for this type of development and is part of the Downtown Revitalization Project which calls for residential projects to establish a concentration of people li...

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Due to the prediction of rain this Saturday, the Kannapolis Tree Lighting Ceremony has been moved to 6 p.m., Sunday, November 24, at Village Park. Fireworks will follow the Tree Lighting. Santa can't wait to see you there! Village Park is located at 700 West C. Street. This year, the Tree Lighting will feature a special guest from the North Pole who will light the tree and help launch a fireworks show! The Tree Lighting will also kick off the 2019 Celebration of Lights, which boasts...

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Kannapolis Deputy Police Chief Terry Clanton has retired after working for the Kannapolis Police Department for 36 years. He will continue his career in law enforcement as the Director of Law Enforcement Training at Guilford Technical Community College. A native of Cabarrus and Rowan Counties, Terry always wanted to be a police officer. “As a child we would watch television shows and movies like ‘Adam 12’ and I wanted to be just like those police officers. I wanted the excit...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. There will be no garbage/recycling/yard waste/loose leaf collection service on Thanksgiving Day, and no loose leaf/yard waste collection on Friday, November 29. Garbage and recycling will operate on a one-day delay - (Thursday’s route will be collected on Friday and Friday’s route will be collected on Saturday). Loose leaf/yard waste collecti...

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