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Entries for May 2019

Today, the last beam for the Sports and Entertainment Venue was lifted in place by the Barton Malow Company construction crews who are building the facility. Over the last couple of weeks hundreds of residents signed the beam at the Intimidator games and at Kannapolis City Hall. City of Kannapolis and Kannapolis Intimidator officials watched the placement of the beam as part of the time-honored tradition called a Topping Out. The construction tradition, which started in Scandinavia includes ...

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The City of Kannapolis is seeking developers for the Plant 4 Townhouse Project as part of the Downtown Revitalization project. In September 2015 the City purchased 50 acres of land and buildings in the downtown core and adopted a downtown master development plan. The first three phases of the plan are now under construction: infrastructure and a linear park streetscape; the VIDA Mixed Use District which includes a parking deck, a hotel, a brewery, apartments; and the Kannapolis Sports and Entert...

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is proud to announce yet another honor from the state of North Carolina. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Castle & Cooke North Carolina and the City of Kannapolis have been named the North Carolina Community College System’s 2019 Distinguished Partners in Excellence. They were honored for their unique collaboration in supporting the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s role in workforce developmen...

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Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg presented the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget to the Kannapolis City Council Wednesday evening. The proposed FY 2020 budget is $75,513,726 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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It is another great year to Discover Fun in Kannapolis. The City has announced its lineup of concerts, movies, special events, Intimidators Baseball and of course - fireworks for 2019. All movies and concerts are free to the public and will be held in downtown Kannapolis. Movies and concerts are held at Village Park and Veterans Park. This week’s events are: May 22-23: Autograph the Steel Beam, Kannapolis City Hall Construction on the new Kannapolis Sports & Entertainment Venu...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 28, 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 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 B...

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Construction on the new Kannapolis Sports & Entertainment Venue is progressing rapidly. The steel facility which will house the suites, concession kitchens and conference/meeting space is nearing completion. It is a tradition in the construction industry for the workers who put the last steel beam in place to autograph the steel beam. We would like to invite you to participate in this time-honored tradition. The beam will be at the Intimidators games, May 19-20, and you are welcome to com...

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Kannapolis Fire Department is currently conducting its annual “Fill the Boot” campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Firefighters will be in heavily-traveled areas of the city collecting cash and coins as passersby “fill the boots” of our local heroes. Kannapolis Fire Department does not keep any of those funds. All monetary donations go directly to the MDA. However, local fire departments do compete for “bragging rights” to see what organiz...

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NCDOT recently gave an update on the projects they are constructing in the city limits of Kannapolis. 22 Projects in the Kannapolis area include:  Highway Bridge CMAQ Bike/Ped Safety Rail Resurfacing Click here to see the presentation.

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Join us at Village Park in Kannapolis, from 10 a.m. – noon, May 11, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the world’s first transcontinental railroad. Village Park is located at 700 West C Street. Ride the Rotary Express Train at Village Park for $1.50, and participate in free arts and crafts at Shelter D. As part of the celebration, the North Carolina Department of Transportation will have Amtrak train fares for $1, May 10-11. Find tickets at NCbyTrain.org, a...

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