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Entries for June 2017

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 2017. All events 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: June 26 – July 3 Kannapolis Intimidators Home Games (7:05 p.m.) July 4 NO FIREWORKS AT INTIMIDATORS STADIUM June 29 Farm...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. City offices will reopen on July 5. There will be no disruption in garbage and recycling collection service. All Kannapolis parks will be open regular operating hours from dawn until dusk. In Village Park, the Carousel, the Rotary Express and Splash Pad will be open regular hours, from Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m.

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Kannapolis City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2018 budget on Monday evening. The FY 2018 budget is $68,125,000 which includes all seven operating funds of the City. The budget includes no property tax increase. 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 revenue sources: property taxes and sales taxes. The City’s popul...

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The City of Kannapolis was recently award a grant from the National Association of County and City Health Officials, through support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The grant monies will be used to replace the City’s aging fluoride feed system and pumps. The $24,050 grant covered the cost of replacing the water treatment plant’s fluoride chemical feed pumps, platform scale, injection flange and day tank. According to the CDC, drinking fluoridated wate...

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The Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau honored area hospitality and tourism professionals on Thursday evening at Chez François in Downtown Concord during the annual Celebrate Cabarrus event. “Over the past five years, we’ve honored so many deserving members of our hospitality industry,” said Cabarrus County CVB President and CEO Donna Carpenter. “We appreciate their contributions to tourism in Cabarrus County and look forward to recognizing many more...

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The Double Decker Carousel and water feature at Village Park in Kannapolis is now open for the young and young at heart to enjoy. This unique park feature is the only double decker carousel in North Carolina. A 1989 Bertazzon Carousel, it was manufactured in Italy, and has 1,800 lights, Brazilian oak decking, and charming hand painted Venetian murals. The distinctive carousel horses rotate to carnival music. Carousels first originated at fairs in Europe in the 17th century. Carousels mimicke...

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Two Kannapolis firefighters have received scholarships from the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association (NCSFA). Senior Captain Greg Summitt, who joined the Kannapolis Fire Department in 2008, received an $8,000 scholarship. He is enrolled in the bachelor’s degree program for Fire and Emergency Service Administration at Fayetteville State University. Engineer Josh Funderburk received a $2,000 scholarship and he is working to complete an associate’s degree in Fire Pro...

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