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Entries for April 2017

The Kannapolis Farmers Market will open a week early – Thursday, April 27 – in time for you to enjoy an abundance of ripe strawberries. The market will be held every Thursday, 4-7pm 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, crafts, honey, soaps, lotions, candy, candles, and bee pollen. For custome...

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One of the top BBQ Pitmasters in the United States, George “Tuffy” Stone, will join the City of Kannapolis and Smithfield at this year’s Jiggy with the Piggy. Tuffy, is a judge and host on Destination America’s reality television show, BBQ Pitmasters. Tuffy is well-known across the United States, especially among barbeque aficionados, for his culinary talents on the competitive barbeque circuit. On Saturday, May 6, Tuffy will be at the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival sho...

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The City of Kannapolis, the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) and Rowan Cabarrus Community College hosted the Global Vision Leaders today. The Global Vision Leaders group includes international and national business leaders who are focused on developing business opportunities for the state of North Carolina. Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant addressed the group and said, “I believe that the vision we have for Kannapolis fits right in with the mission of many of the groups you all rep...

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Discover Fun in Kannapolis this weekend with several events for the entire family to enjoy. Friday, April 21: – The City of Kannapolis & the Kannapolis Intimidators are teaming up for Get Healthy Night! The initiative is part of the City’s focus on Discover Healthy Living in Kannapolis. The City and the Intimidators are working together to encourage fun and healthy exercise. If you complete 10 pushups or 20 jumping jacks, you will receive a $5.00 coupon to use on healthy conc...

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(Editor's Note: The previous version of this news release had the incorrect day in the third paragraph. The correct day of this meeting is Tuesday, April 25). CHARLOTTE ― The N.C. Department of Transportation wants your feedback on its Draft 10-Year State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which identifies the construction funding and scheduling for transportation projects. The Draft 2018-2027 STIP includes 1,421 projects, including 1,123 highway and 298 non-highway projects (aviati...

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The City of Kannapolis and the Kannapolis Intimidators are teaming up for Get Healthy Nights! On April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, and August 25, join us at the Kannapolis Intimidators for Get Healthy Nights. The initiative is part of the City’s focus on Discover Healthy Living in Kannapolis. The City and the Intimidators are working together to encourage fun and healthy exercise. If you complete 10 pushups or 20 jumping jacks, you will receive a $5.00 coupon to use on healthy concess...

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From 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturday, April 22, the Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department will host a free document shredding event in the parking lot of Village Park, 700 West C Street. Residents can bring up to five average-size file boxes of paper to be securely shredded on-site to be recycled.

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As Spring approaches, the Village Park Rotary Express and Splash Pad will operate on a limited schedule. The first weekend to enjoy the Splash Pad will be Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29. It will be open Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday – Monday from Noon – 6 p.m. Village Park is located at 700 West C. Street. Beginning June 3, the Splash Pad will be open every day for the Summer: Monday – Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, from noon – ...

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City Honored for 25 Years of Achievement The City of Kannapolis has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting – for the 25th consecutive time! The certificate is awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The honor recognizes the City’s annual financial report for its transparency and commitment to communicate the financial story of Kannapolis. It also represents the highest form of recognition in ...

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The City of Kannapolis was among 22 North Carolina local governments to earn recognition in the Tenth North Carolina City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) Excellence in Communications Awards. The awards were presented Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the NC3C’s annual Spring Conference in Charlotte during which the organization celebrated 10 years of existence. More than 133 entries were received. “Our organization is full of city and county government communicators who are e...

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