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Entries for May 2020

Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA), Cabarrus County’s public health authority, is now offering on-site drive-through COVID-19 testing. CHA began testing at the Kannapolis location last week. Testing is available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, by appointment only.   CHA’s Testing Process The process for COVID-19 at CHA is simple. If an individual believes they need to be tested, they would call the CHA Health Info line at 704-920-1213. Call center nurses will conduct a scr...

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Today, Novant Health, Inc., a not-for-profit, integrated healthcare system headquartered in North Carolina, announced the launch of America’s first emergency drone logistics operation by a hospital for its pandemic response. The launch was made possible through a partnership with Zipline, the world’s only national scale, on-demand logistics service, which will provide drone flight services. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Novant Health a Part 107 waiver to b...

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Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg presented the recommended Fiscal Year 2021 budget to the Kannapolis City Council Tuesday evening. The recommended budget is $79,927,940 which includes all seven operating funds of the City. The budget includes no property tax increase and no increases in utility fees. 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.  “This yea...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed for business on Monday, May 25 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. There will be no disruption in garbage and recycling collection service, however, there will be no yard debris collection on Monday. Staff will return to work on Tuesday, May 26. City offices remain closed to the public due to COVID-19. City employees may be reached, between the hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday, by phone or email using this staff directory - www...

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Are you looking for a community service project? Do you see trash on the side of the road and want to do something about it? Join the Adopt-a-Street program! The Adopt-a-Street program recognizes organizations who commit to clean a one mile section of street at least four times a year for two years. Each organization is provided with equipment, a street sign that recognizes the organization, and a certificate of participation. The American Legion Beaver-Pittman Post 115 committed to the Adop...

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VIDA, a private public mixed-use district, which will include apartments, restaurants, and retail space in Kannapolis is on target to open in winter of 2020/2021. VIDA is a stimulus for additional private investment on West Avenue in downtown Kannapolis. Lansing Melbourne Group (LMG)  is investing $61 million to construct 286 apartments, 18,000 square feet of new retail and renovating 36,000 square feet of historic retail space. The City’s investment will include a 400-space public...

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Atrium Health and Cabarrus Health Alliance will have multiple community testing locations this week. Tuesday May 12, at Kannapolis YMCA, Wednesday, May 13, at Central Cabarrus High School, Thursday May 16, at A. L. Brown High School, and Friday, May 15, at Living Water Church of God. For more information on community testing please visit their website at: atriumhealth.org/getscreened or click here.

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The collection of white goods (appliances) and electronic waste will resume today, May 11. These services were suspended in March due to COVID-19 when Waste Management instituted stricter safety protocols for its employees. The City of Kannapolis contracts with Waste Management for the collection of garbage, recycling, bulky goods, electronic waste and white goods (appliances). Yard debris is collected by city crews. The collection of garbage, recycling and yard debris continues on a norma...

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The City of Kannapolis has extended its application deadline for non-profits with programs that would qualify for its 2020-2021 Community Development Block Grant fund allocation. Funds are designated for activities that benefit low and moderate income residents in the city. The deadline for submitting applications has been extended to 5 p.m. on May 30, 2020 in response to COVID-19. Eligible Activities include:  Employment services (e.g., job training);  Crime prevention and public ...

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May 5, 2020, 6 p.m. COVID-19 Update Governor Cooper signed an Executive Order today to move North Carolina into Phase One of state reopening, beginning 5 p.m., Friday, May 8. Click here for the FAQs. Click here for the FAQ Summary Chart. Click here for the Executive Order. For all COVID-19 information, visit kannapolisnc.gov/covid19

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