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Entries for May 2018

Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg presented the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget to the Kannapolis City Council Tuesday evening. The proposed FY 2019 budget is $69,264,364 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...

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Work is well underway on the new downtown streetscape and infrastructure project. This month the following construction will take place: •Paving & striping on Vance & Oak •Work on Vance will be completed and Vance will open from Dale Earnhardt Blvd. to West and Oak •Curb & Gutter work begins on Vance & Oak •Sidewalk installation on Vance •Electrical work on Oak •Work on Dale Earnhardt Blvd will be completed and all lanes reopened •New...

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Check out our new website – www.cookingforahealthylife.com. It’s fun, informative and easy to use. The City of Kannapolis along with several community partners have launched Cooking for a Healthy Life. A new Discover a Healthy Life initiative, Cooking for a Healthy Life will promote culinary nutrition as an additional cornerstone of healthy living, giving families easy access to recipes, nutritional information and a calendar of local cooking and nutrition research events. ...

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Construction on two Kannapolis Fire Department stations is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held today, May 22. Fire Station #2 and #3 have exceeded their lifespan and the decision to build new facilities was made after studies showed the stations would cost more to renovate than to replace. Kannapolis City Council members were on hand, along with city officials and staff, to break ground on Fire Station #3 which will relocate from Florida Avenue to three acres located at the...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 29 at 8 a.m. There will be no disruption in garbage and recycling collection service, however, there will be no yard debris collection. All Kannapolis parks will be open for regular operating hours from dawn until dusk. In Village Park, the Carousel and Rotary Express Train will be open Saturday, 10 a.m. -7 p.m.; Sunday and Monday from noon to 6 p.m....

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On Saturday, May 5, 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: Children 9 & Under: Most Creative-Harrison Clark Most Nutritious-Ashara W...

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The City’s newest water tank is under construction off N.C. 3 near Odell School Road. The tank will hold 500,000 gallons of water and is 143 feet tall.The water tank will increase water pressure to homes, businesses and fire hydrants for the entire area west of Lake Howell, Jim Johnson Road and east of the Mecklenburg/Cabarrus County border up to N.C. 3.This area is the fastest growing segment of the City. The tank is expected to be operational this June.      ...

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During the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival, May 4-5, 2018, the teams participating in the Kansas City Barbeque Society competition also competed in a dessert contest. A hundred community leaders judged the competition on Friday night. This year’s dessert champions are: Appearance 1st Place – Some R Swine from Summerville, SC 2nd Place – Smoke N Brew Mafia from Asheboro, NC 3rd Place (tie) – Big Dog BBQ VA from Virginia Beach, VA & Newsomes BBQ from Rockwell, ...

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Kansas City Barbeque judges spent Saturday very carefully judging 70 teams from six states who competed in the categories of chicken, ribs, pork and brisket at the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival in Kannapolis. 100 judges also from six states chose the winners based on taste, appearance and tenderness. The Smokehouse Mafia from Taylorsville, NC was named the Grand Champion of the event and won $2,000. The Reserve Champion is Wolf’s Revenge BBQ from Henrico, VA and they took home $1,500...

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During the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival, May 4-5, 2018, hundreds of people participated in the People’s Choice Wing Contest and the People’s Choice Pork Contest. The public was able to buy tickets and have the opportunity to taste some of the best wings and pork in the U.S. Proceeds from the ticket sales are distributed to the Kannapolis YMCA and the Kannapolis Rotary who host the events as part of the festival. A big thank you to East Coast Wings for donating the meat for t...

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