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Entries for April 2018

The City of Kannapolis was among 23 North Carolina governments to earn recognition in the Eleventh North Carolina City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) Excellence in Communications Awards. The City of Kannapolis won five awards, two first place, and three second place awards. The awards were presented Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the NC3C’s annual Spring Conference in New Bern. One hundred seventy-eight entries were received, with many categories having the winners determined by...

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We look forward to seeing you at the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival on May 4-5. Free public parking for the festival is available: Main Street – parking lots at the Train Station and across the street from Veterans Park. Laureate Way – North Carolina Research Campus Parking Deck Wellness Way/Watson Crick – parking lots Handicap parking is available on Research Campus Drive Please note that due to the construction of the Downtown Revitalization Project (infrastruct...

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Latasha Wallace receives the keys to her new home from Mayor Darrell Hinnant as Habitat for Humanity representatives Katie Page and Dr. Tom Cabaniss look on. Latasha’s home on Foster Street was built by community groups in the county, including Kannapolis employees. She and her daughter were also presented with an American flag for the home. This the sixth house the City of Kannapolis has helped build with Habitat. Homebuyers must meet certain standards to qualify and complete many hours o...

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A new facility will hold a ribbon cutting on Tuesday at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. Standard Process will hold a grand opening event for the new Nutrition Innovation Center. With the increased interest in nutritional therapies, sustainable agriculture and integrative healthcare, the need for research on whole food based clinical nutrition solutions for health is greater than ever. According to a news release, the facility is "the first-of-kind research and innovation fa...

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If you live in the Shiloh Church Road area the City is in the process of installing a new pump station and water tank to help improve water pressure in your area. Construction on the project began earlier this year and the work is expected to be completed by June 2018 and you should notice that your water pressure has improved. Before May 31st, we recommend that you or a plumber check your pressure reducing valve to make sure it is set to acceptable limits to protect your internal plumbing...

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With the increased interest in nutritional therapies, sustainable agriculture and integrative healthcare, the need for research on whole food based clinical nutrition solutions for health is greater than ever. On April 24, Standard Process will hold a grand opening event for its Nutrition Innovation Center, the first-of-kind research and innovation facility with a mission to improve human health and well-being through whole-person clinical care, organic farming, and wholistic nutritional therapi...

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The Kannapolis Fire Department recently hosted a health & wellness summit for firefighters in the region. This first time event focused on helping, both command and front line firefighters, deal with the physical and emotional effects of their jobs. Firefighters and other first responders face physical challenges each day as they deal with heavy equipment, the hazards of fire and other incidents, lifting patients and so forth. They also experience emotional effects from their interaction wit...

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The Kannapolis Farmers Market will open Thursday, April 19. 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. Please enter the Farmers Market parking lot using the Oak Avenue Mall entrance due to the downtown construction. Returning vendors offer a wide variety of fresh, local produce, as well as honey, spices, crafts, and prepared foods and sauces. For customers’ convenience, the market acce...

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The Kannapolis Police Department has once again been awarded national accreditation. This is the seventh consecutive time the agency has achieved the accreditation honor. Deputy Police Chief Terry Clanton, along with Accreditation Manager Lori Parker accepted the award at a recently held conference of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). “We are extremely proud to have maintained our accredited status over the years,” said Chief Woody Chav...

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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 22 through May 13, 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 sale on site. The schedule is as follows: April 22 – Nicci Canada April 29 – Dwayne Jordan Trio May 6 – Brad Bailey Trio May 13 – Booker Wilson Band Dwayne Jordan is drumme...

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