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Entries for December 2015

All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Thursday, December 24, and Friday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. There will be no garbage, loose leaf and recycling collection service on Christmas Day. We will operate on a one day delay. Friday’s routes will be collected on Saturday. The Winterland Express runs every evening in Village Park until Dec. 30 (closed Dec. 24-25). The train takes adults and children through the park’s wonderland of lights from 6-9...

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Hundreds of people attended a ceremony Monday to dedicate the new Kannapolis City Hall and Police Headquarters. The building is located at 401 Laureate Way. The ceremony featured a formal flag raising ceremony with a Police and Fire Honor Guard. The United States, North Carolina and City flags were raised while Drew Barkley played God Bless America on the bagpipes and Officer Cory Kluttz played the National Anthem on his trumpet.  Remarks were made by Mayor Darrell Hinnant, City Manager M...

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 Kannapolis City Council heard preliminary findings from the site analysis phase of the downtown master planning process on Monday evening. The site analysis, conducted by the Development Finance Initiative (DFI), studied the downtown property owned by the City of Kannapolis to determine the scale of potential development and appropriate mix of uses for revitalizing the downtown district. DFI also presented preliminary plans for an early-stage demonstration project in downtown Kannapolis. ...

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The Kannapolis City Council has approved funds to construct a new Fire Station 2 and to do renovations to Fire Station 3. Members of City Council recently heard a presentation from Fire Chief Ernie Hiers on the facility needs of the Fire Department. The City has five stations: Station 1on Firehouse Drive, Station 2 on Richard Avenue, Station 3 on Florida Avenue, Station 4 on Stewart Street, and Station 5 on Barr Road.  Fire Station 2 was built in 1963. With only 1,838 square feet, it was ...

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The City of Kannapolis, today announced that it has been awarded Outstanding Achievement in Website Development by the Interactive Media Awards™. The City’s website, www.kannapolisnc.gov, was redesigned and developed to be more customer service friendly earlier this year. The honor recognizes that the project met and surpassed the basic standards of excellence that comprise the web’s most professional work. The site was honored specifically for excellence in Government. Of th...

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Kannapolis holiday festivities continue with the 77th Annual Cannon Pharmacy Kannapolis Christmas Parade on Dec. 12. Starting at 6 p.m., the parade begins at the intersection of Main St. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd., and concludes at the intersection of Vance and West Avenues. Thousands come out each year for this event, so make sure you get your spot early! The parade grand marshal is Irene Edwards. A native of Cabarrus County she taught school for 30 years, 26 of which were at A. L. Brown High...

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