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Entries for December 2018

All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in observance of the New Year’s holiday. There will be no delay in garbage or recycling collection. There will be no yard waste collection on New Year’s Day. Yard waste collection will resume on Wednesday, January 2, on a normal schedule for the rest of the week. There will be no loose leaf collection on New Year’s Day. Loose Leaf Collection Zone 2 will not be collected until the next service day ...

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Loop the Loop is a fun way to track the distance of your walk, run, or bike ride in downtown Kannapolis while earning great prizes. And this year we invite you to bring your dog along and they can earn prizes as well. Route distances are designated by different colors. Signage and sidewalk markers aid you as you complete the loops around the City. The goal, if you choose to track your mileage, is for you to complete 150 miles by the end of 2019. At the end of each quarter, you and your do...

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Best Wishes to Police Lt. Bret Johnson who has retired from the Kannapolis Police Department after 28 years of service. “I have enjoyed helping the everyone in Kannapolis, especially the underdogs. The sense of family and being a member of a team here at the department is something I will never forget,” Bret commented. “Bret was a great asset to the department and will be missed. You could always count on him having your back in dangerous situations,” Kannapolis Po...

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Two recent financial reports point to the positive financial health of the City of Kannapolis. A recent audit report of the City of Kannapolis’ finances shows the City is financially sound and therefore received a “clean” or “unmodified” opinion. The unmodified opinion from the auditors of Martin and Starnes, an independent auditing firm, means the City has no weaknesses, no issues and no findings that would signal any problems with the financial health of the Ci...

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Kannapolis City Council Member Doug Wilson was honored with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine at Monday’s City Council Meeting. The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is one of the highest honors a citizen of North Carolina can receive. Wilson was honored for his volunteer work with numerous organizations in Kannapolis. Eric Dearmon, former president of the Downtown Kannapolis Association, presented the award by saying, “You will not find a more committed individual to the youth of our...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Monday, December 24, Tuesday, December 25 and Wednesday, December 26th, in observance of the Christmas holiday. There will be no garbage and recycling collection service on Christmas Day. Collection will be delayed one day the week of Christmas. There will be no loose leaf or yard waste collection Monday, December 24-Wednesday, December 26. We hope you will visit our Christmas Celebration of Lights. Enjoy a ride on the Winterland Express as it...

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The City of Kannapolis and the North Carolina Rail Division have collaborated to complete improvements at the Kannapolis Train Station on Main Street. Wayfinding and parking signage, awnings, planters with trees and a beautiful clock have been added to the train station facility. The North Carolina Rail Division provided the funds for the project and the City coordinated the design and installation of the new features. The wayfinding signage, clock and other features continues the City&rsquo...

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It was a cold but beautiful night for the 80th Annual Cannon Pharmacy Kannapolis Christmas Parade. With over 80 entries the parade wound its way down Main Street as hundreds enjoyed holiday music by marching bands and festive floats. This year’s awards were presented to the civic organizations, churches, schools and bands that had the best entries in the parade. Each entry was judged on originality, creativity, and presentation in showcasing the parade’s theme of “Happy...

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A $17 million spec building is nearing completion in Kannapolis. The building is located on Kannapolis Parkway near Stewart-Haas Racing and the intersection of N.C. 73. It is also in close proximity to the new Kannapolis Amazon Distribution Facility. Triliad Development, Inc., a developer from California, is constructing the facility. The building is 300,000 square feet and can be used by one tenant or subdivided for multiple tenants. The building is also being constructed for multiple purpos...

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Enjoy another cup of coffee and stay home please. We're seeing more snow this morning. Police officials are advising you to stay off the roads as the weather conditions are making travel very hazardous. Primary roads are getting covered with a new layer of snow and secondary roads are in poor condition. Forecasts for tonight and tomorrow morning indicate roads will be very icy tonight. Public Work crews are working non stop to plow and salt streets but Mother Nature is not cooperating. ...

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