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Entries for April 2016

The Jiggy with the Piggy 5K is next TUESDAY, May 3. The Jiggy with the Piggy 5K gets underway, at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Kannapolis, at the Core Lab located, at 150 N. Research Campus Drive. Pre-registration is $25 (and closes at 7 p.m. on May 2). Race Day Registration is $30 on site from 5-6:15 p.m. All 5K finishers will receive a medal. Special prizes will be given to those who wear piggy related attire. The 5K is the opening event for the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival which will be held...

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The Kannapolis City Council has approved the first major Downtown Revitalization project. In September 2015 the City purchased 50 acres of land and buildings in the downtown core. A master development plan has been underway since that time with the city completing a market analysis, a site analysis and a financial analysis. The complete master development plan is expected to be completed this June. Monday, during their regular meeting the council met with the Development Financial Initiative ...

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The Kannapolis Farmers Market will open a week early – this Thursday, April 28 – in time for you to enjoy an abundance of ripe strawberries as well as other fresh spring produce. The market will be held every Thursday, 4-7 p.m., at the corner of Vance Ave and Dale Earnhardt Blvd. The market continues thru September. Returning vendors offer a wide variety of fresh, local produce, as well as cheese, ice cream, honey, baked goods, spices, jewelry, and crafts. New vendors this yea...

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Do you have an interest in serving on a City Advisory Board or Commission? The City of Kannapolis is seeking members to serve on the Board of Adjustment (2 seats), the Planning and Zoning Commission (2 seats), the Community Development Commission (4 seats), Parks and Recreation Commission (3 seats) and the Downtown Kannapolis, Inc. Commission (3 seats). In order to serve you must complete an application and be appointed to the board or commission by the Kannapolis City Council. Most of these ...

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Chapel Hill, NC – The City of Kannapolis was among 14 North Carolina governments to earn recognition in the Ninth North Carolina City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) Excellence in Communications Awards. The City won Three First Place awards and a Second Place award. The awards were presented Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the NC3C’s annual Spring Conference in Chapel Hill. More than 70 entries were received, with many categories having the winners determined by one or two p...

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Are you interested in becoming a home owner? Need to know more about how to purchase a home, the process of applying for a home loan, or need information on down payment assistance? Join us from 5:30- 8 p.m. on April 26 to “Learn the Steps to Home Ownership”. The event will be held at Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a light meal and then a program on the home ownership process. A drawing for a $100 gift certificate will be held during...

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It is time to do your part and go GREEN this Earth Day! On Saturday, April 23, from 10 am to 12 pm, the Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department will host a document shredding event in the parking lot of Village Park, 700 West C Street. Please note – this will be document shredding only. The Earth Day shredding event, sponsored by Cintas Document Management, is FREE to the community. Residents can bring up to five average-size file boxes of paper to be securely shredded on-site and t...

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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 2016. 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 May to August. Printable Schedule The entertainment series gets off to a great start with the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival the ...

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