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Entries for December 2019

All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in observance of the New Year’s holiday. Garbage and recycling collection will operate on a regular schedule.  However, there will be no yard waste collection on New Year’s Day. Yard waste collection will resume on Thursday, 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 3 will not be collect...

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Kannapolis Police Chief Woody Chavis has received the state of North Carolina’s highest honor – the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. The Office of the Governor of North Carolina selects the recipients of the award. An application with nomination letters and other criteria must be met in order to receive the honor. One of the requirements is 30 years of service to the state. Chavis has served as a police officer for 37 years. Chavis will retire from his position on December 27. ...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Tuesday, December 24; Wednesday, December 25, and Thursday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday. There will be no garbage and recycling collection service on Christmas Day. Garbage/recycling will operate on a one day delay this week (Friday's garbage/recycling will be collected on Saturday). Bulky waste, e-waste, white goods, and loose leaves will be collected on your next regularly scheduled day. We hope you will visit our C...

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It was a cold but beautiful night for the 81st Annual Cannon Pharmacy Kannapolis Christmas Parade. With over 100 entries the parade wound its way through downtown Kannapolis as thousands enjoyed holiday music by marching bands and festive holiday themed floats. 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 using the holiday theme as inspiration. Thi...

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On Wednesday evening, the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau honored hospitality and tourism professionals during the seventh annual Celebrate Cabarrus and Golden Helmet Awards. “Our community is fortunate to have so many dedicated partners serving Cabarrus County’s visitors,” said Cabarrus County CVB President and CEO Donna Carpenter. “We appreciate all they do and always look forward to recognizing their contributions at this special event.”  20...

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After serving the people of Kannapolis for 37 years, Police Chief Woody Chavis has announced his retirement. A native of Kannapolis, Woody says his childhood dream was to be a police officer. “I can remember being a small child and walking downtown with my mother. I would always stop and talk to any police officer. I knew at that age, that being a police officer, was all I wanted to do,” he said. “I have never regretted my decision to be a police officer. I have accomplished ...

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Terry Spry has been named Interim Police Chief of the Kannapolis Police Department. He will serve as interim chief while the process of finding a new chief is conducted. This appointment was made following the retirement of current Police Chief Woody Chavis.  The City Manager will begin the search process in January. Terry Spry joined the Kannapolis Police Department in 1994. He has worked as a patrol officer, traffic officer, criminal investigator, and patrol supervisor. He was promoted ...

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Kannapolis City Council Members Ryan Dayvault and Tom Kincaid were sworn in to serve new terms on Monday night. Darrell Jackson was also sworn in to serve a term on the council. Superior Court Judge Martin McGee administered the oath of office for the council members. This is the third term for Council Members Dayvault and Kincaid. Darrell Jackson was elected in November. He previously served one term of office from 2013-2017. During the meeting, Van Rowell was selected to serve as Mayor P...

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Kannapolis Mayor Pro Tem Roger Haas was honored with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine at Monday’s City Council Meeting. Haas is retiring from his city council position after not seeking reelection this Fall. He has served as a Kannapolis City Council for 16 nonconsecutive years. The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is one of the highest honors a citizen of North Carolina can receive. Haas was honored for his 30 years of service to the City of Kannapolis both as a city council member and as a ...

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Today, crews laid the final rolls of sod transforming the Kannapolis Sports and Entertainment Venue (SEV) from a construction zone into a green oasis where the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers will play their first game on April 16, 2020. The City of Kannapolis began construction of the SEV in October of 2018. It is an economic development anchor for the revitalization of downtown and has already resulted in over $60 million in private investments. “The addition of the natural grass surface is...

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