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Entries for May 2017

The City of Kannapolis has released an animation of the West Avenue streetscape which is the first component of the City’s visionary Downtown Revitalization Project. The animation can be found here. The streetscape is designed to curve and wind through the main core of downtown – West Avenue. It will feature green and outdoor spaces that will complement the new sports and entertainment venue, apartments, retail and restaurants. It will also include improvements to the surroundi...

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The Kannapolis Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony will be held in Veterans Park on Monday, May 29th. The parade begins at 11:30 a.m. and travels down Main Street in Kannapolis from the North Carolina Research Campus parking deck to Veterans Park. At the conclusion of the parade a ceremony honoring all Post Vietnam Veterans will be held. Guest speakers are Josh White and Kendrick Carroll Everyone is asked to bring lawn chairs and American flags to wave during the parade and ceremony. A...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 30 at 8 a.m. There will be no disruption in garbage and recycling collection service. All Kannapolis parks will be open for regular operating hours from dawn until dusk. In Village Park, the Rotary Express and Splash Pad will be open Saturday, 10 a.m. -7 p.m.; Sunday and Monday from noon to 6 p.m. At Bakers Creek Park the putt putt course will be open ...

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The Kannapolis Police Department recently held their annual service awards ceremony. Officer T. Hinton was presented with the Roger Dale Carter Memorial Service Award and Deena Chavis received the Norma C. Howard Memorial Award. T. Hinton embodies the principles that the Roger Dale Carter Memorial Service Award is meant to represent. He has established high standards of personal conduct and his moral and ethical behavior has gained him the respect of his peers and the community he serves. ...

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The City of Kannapolis has been recognized by the North Carolina Department of Labor for maintaining a safe and healthful workplace in 2016. The statewide program includes more than 5,000 North Carolina firms, and about 3,000 awards are presented each year. In order to qualify for an award, businesses must have no fatalities and an injury incidence rate at least 50 percent below the average for their industry. The City of Kannapolis received the following awards: Administration –...

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The staff at the City of Kannapolis Water Treatment Plant has earned the North Carolina’s Area Wide Optimization Program Award, which means turbidity levels in the City’s water is below federal and state minimums. Turbidity is a measure of cloudiness or haziness in the water caused by particles that can interfere with disinfection. While all drinking water systems have to meet strict federal and state standards, the City of Kannapolis has met performance goals that are significant...

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Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg presented the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget to the Kannapolis City Council Monday evening. The proposed FY 2018 budget is $68,125,000 which includes all seven operating funds of the City. The budget includes no property tax increase. If approved, the current tax rate will remain at .63 cents per $100 valuation - a home valued at $150,000 will pay $945 annually in property taxes for all city services. The City’s budget is composed of two primary r...

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The City of Kannapolis has been recognized by the North Carolina Department of Labor for maintaining a safe and healthful workplace in 2016. The statewide program includes more than 5,000 North Carolina firms, and about 3,000 awards are presented each year. In order to qualify for an award, businesses must have no fatalities and an injury incidence rate at least 50 percent below the average for their industry. The City of Kannapolis received the following awards: Administration –...

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This Sunday will mark the City of Kannapolis’ last jazz concert of the year. Join us, from 1-3 p.m., May 21, for the Dwayne Jordan Trio. (This concert was rescheduled after it was rained out on April 23). The concert is free and will be in Veterans Park, 118 N. Main St. Food will be available for sale on site. Dwayne Jordan is a drummer, arranger and composer from Charlotte. As a child he was heavily influenced by gospel, hip-hop, rhythm and blues, which developed his listening, giving...

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On Saturday, May 6, children raced zucchinis in the Kids Zone at the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival. Competitors worked diligently and used their imaginations to create the fastest and most nutritious cars with the supplies of vegetables provided to them. Winners took home great prize packages from the 600 Festival and the Cabarrus Convention and Visitors Bureau. The winners, by age categories, are as follows: 8 and under Fastest Car and Overall Winner: Riley Morgan 8 and under Most Nutritio...

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