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Entries for March 2017

Norfolk Southern is continuing routine maintenance and improvements along the tracks. They should be finished by late May. Passengers taking the Piedmont and Carolinian trains should be aware of several upcoming cancellations and plan accordingly. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for our rail passengers over the next few weeks,” said Paul Worley, director of NCDOT’s Rail Division. “This routine maintenance work is essential to maintain reliability and...

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Kannapolis Fire Safety Educator Maria Bostian has received an award from the North Carolina Fire and Life Safety Education Council. Bostian received the B.T. Fowler Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in fire and life safety education. Bostian has been in fire and life safety with fire departments for 13 years and has worked for the Kannapolis Fire Department for nine years. The Fowler Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes educators for a minimum of ten years of service, leadership, and t...

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The City of Kannapolis Community Development Commission is hosting a free movie showing of “A House Divided,” a segment of the “America Divided” series. The movie will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 8, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 E First St., Kannapolis. The movie series is comprised of stories of what inequality looks like in everyday life, with solutions that can help to unite the country. In “A House Divided,” Norman Lear explores the ho...

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Kannapolis is in the midst of a great transformation as people and businesses are coming to the City. Redevelopment, new neighborhoods, road improvements and economic development initiatives are bringing opportunities for residents. To ensure we plan for the growth that is occurring the City is creating a shared collaborative vision, called Move Kannapolis Forward. We invite the public to join us for the Move Kannapolis Forward Summit, 6- 8 p.m., April 11, at Kannapolis City Hall. The eve...

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The City is “jazzing” up Sunday afternoons with a new four-week jazz series. From 1-3 p.m., each Sunday beginning April 23 through May 14, jazz music will fill the air for everyone to enjoy. Concerts are free and will be in Veterans Park, 118 N. Main St. Food will be available for purchase. The schedule is as follows: April 23 – Dwayne Jordan Trio (rescheduled for May 21) April 30 – Nicci Canada Quartet May 7 – Brad Bailey May 14 – John Gurske Band D...

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Rail passengers will now be able to reach their local destination through public transportation after getting off the train by using a transit pass, made possible through a partnership between the N.C. Department of Transportation Rail Division and 11 local transit systems along the Raleigh-to-Charlotte rail corridor. “This new transfer pass will help our NC By Train riders complete their journey using the existing and available transit options offered by our local partners,” said...

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Would you like to volunteer for a non-profit or service organization? Do you need help from a non-profit agency? If so, join us. You’re invited to a Non-Profit Fair to learn about local agencies that help people in our community. When: 5-7 pm. – March 30 Where: Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way Door prizes and refreshments will be part of the fun! If you are a non-profit agency who would like to be part of this event please contact Sherry Gordon at 704-920-4332/sgo...

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It is going to be another great year to Discover Fun in Kannapolis. The City has announced its lineup of concerts, movies, special events, Intimidators Baseball and of course - fireworks for 2017. All events are free to the public and will be held in downtown Kannapolis. Movies and concerts are held at Village Park and Veterans Park and are on various days from April to August. Award winning groups Little Texas, 38 Special, and Diamond Rio headline an awesome summer of great music in Kannap...

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