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Entries for April 2019

 Jiggy with the Piggy 2019 returns bigger and better with the smells and tastes of barbeque and fun for the entire family. Make plans now to join us May 2-5 in downtown Kannapolis. The festival has been named a Top 20 Event by the Southeastern Tourism Society for attracting thousands of people for an exciting and memorable experience. Once again we will host 60 barbeque competition teams. BBQ teams from across the U.S. will compete for thousands of dollars in the competition on the North...

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Due to truck maintenance issues we were not able to pick up all of the bulky item routes today, April 24. We will be working tomorrow to collect them. Thank you for your patience as we work to get everything collected.

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The Kannapolis Farmers Market will open Thursday, May 2, in time for you to enjoy an abundance of ripe strawberries, lettuce, berries, and asparagus. 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 honey, spices, crafts, and prepared foods and sauces. Sign up for text message reminders and updates about the farmers market ...

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The City of Kannapolis and Cabarrus County Communications Departments were among 28 North Carolina governments to earn recognition in the 12th North Carolina City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) Excellence in Communications Awards. The City of Kannapolis won two first-place awards in the categories of printed publications and marketing tools, and a second-place award for Most Creative Marketing for the Least Amount of Dollars Spent. Cabarrus County won a first place award for Best P...

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A number of City of Kannapolis residents have graduated from the police and fire academies. Held separately, each academy concentrates on the services and functions of the Kannapolis Police and Fire Departments and provide citizens with a better understanding of what it takes to be a firefighter or police officer. Citizens participating in the free ten week fire academy toured fire stations, learned the history of fire service, fire prevention, education and investigation, emergency driving, re...

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Linder Industrial Machinery has opened a new, state-of-the-art facility located at 5733 Davidson Hwy in Kannapolis. In collaboration with the Cabarrus Chamber of Commerce and the City of Kannapolis, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held this morning, Thursday, April 18. The 44,000-square-foot building comes equipped with twelve service bays, a modern open floor plan and work stations, and a high-tech parts and warehouse efficiency system. The facility will employ 60 people with room to double th...

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The steel framework for the Kannapolis Sports and Entertainment Venue is going up. This structure at the ballfield will house the meeting/conference space, suites, and concessions. Located in downtown Kannapolis, this will be the home of our minor league baseball team. Construction will be completed in time of the start of the 2020 baseball season.  

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The City of Kannapolis offices will be closed Friday, April 19, in observance of the Easter Holiday. Offices will reopen on Monday, April 22. Garbage and recycling services will operate on a regular schedule. There will be no yard debris collection on Friday. It will be collected on its regular schedule the following week.

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Small business owners, prospective owners and entrepreneurs from across the region are invited to attend a special event Tuesday, May 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Kannapolis City Hall in recognition of National Small Business Week. The Small Business Success Forum will bring together those interested in small business ownership for a day of learning, discussions, and networking. The day begins with a welcome by Kannapolis City Mayor Darrell Hinnant. Attendees will then choose workshops on ...

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As warmer weather approaches, the Village Park Rotary Express and Carousel will operate on a limited schedule. The train and carousel will be open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. every Saturday and noon-6 p.m. every Sunday beginning this weekend, April 13. The first weekend to enjoy the Splash Pad will be Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27. It will be open Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday – Monday from Noon – 6 p.m. The putt putt course at Bakers Creek Park opens o...

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