News Articles

Entries for February 2016

The City of Kannapolis is seeking applications from non-profits who offer programs that benefit low and moderate income residents in the City. These funds are part of the City’s 2016-2017 Community Development Block Grant fund allocation. The deadline for submitting applications is March 31 at 5 p.m. Eligible Activities include:  Employment services (e.g., job training);  Crime prevention and public safety;  Child care;  Health services;  Substance abuse services (e.g., coun...

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The Kannapolis Fire Department recently held its annual Awards and Appreciation Banquet at the Laureate Center in the new City Hall- Police Headquarters with over 240 fire department personnel, family members, and special guests in attendance. Numerous personnel were honored for their accomplishments in 2015, with the two top honors presented to Senior Captain Brian Smith who received the Larry C. Phillips Fire Officer of the Year Award and Firefighter Don Gray who received the Danny E. Scot...

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The Kannapolis Fire Department placed a new engine into service at Fire Station 1 with a traditional “washdown” ceremony Wednesday. This event is the first held this year to celebrate the department’s 100th Anniversary. The washdown ceremony involves firefighters wetting down the new truck with water, backing the new engine into the station and then everyone dries off the new truck. A blessing for the firefighters and the truck is also part of the ceremony. This tradition be...

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(Before and After Photos) For years, the Villas Mobile Home Park, a seven-acre plot of land owned by the estate of the late Howard V. Wyrick and under the current oversight of a bankruptcy trustee, lay virtually abandoned and increasingly polluted with dilapidated mobiles homes, trash, and abandoned furniture. Now the City of Kannapolis is exploring acquiring the land off Fairview Street in order to utilize it for possible green space or other private development purposes. The City has...

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The City of Kannapolis is once again planning the annual Jiggy with the Piggy Festival to be held May 6 and May 7. The festival will take place in Downtown Kannapolis and on the NC Research Campus and the City is seeking vendors to participate in the event. The festival includes 80 barbeque competition teams seeking Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned honors, over a hundred arts & craft vendors, concerts, 5k Walk/Run, Car Display, the 600 Festival Movie on the Campus, an All You Can...

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