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Entries for July 2017

A major component of the Kannapolis Downtown Revitalization Plan is the replacement of infrastructure and the related streetscape improvements planned for West Avenue and the surrounding streets. The Kannapolis City Council recently approved Phase One of the project which will begin this month. Phase One components include: • Removal of overhead power lines and installation of new underground electricity ductwork from Vance Street to Laureate Way and Main Street to Oak Street/Chestn...

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The City of Kannapolis invites everyone, especially neighborhood associations, community groups and homeowner associations to join the Kannapolis Police Department, from 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, August 1, to celebrate National Night Out. The event will be held at Veterans Park, located at 119 N. Main St. and is free to the community. WBTV Anchor David Whisenant will emcee the event which promises to be a fun evening for all. We will celebrate with food, children's games, and much more. O...

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A new initiative taking shape in Kannapolis could create jobs, revitalize rural communities, open new markets for entrepreneurs and farmers … and the list goes on. Years in the making, the North Carolina Food Processing Innovation Center (FPIC) leapt from dream to reality with the recent passage of the North Carolina state budget, which included $4.4 million in funding. The new center, set to open in 2018, also will receive $700,000 in recurring funds for operational support. An ini...

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The City of Kannapolis is hiring, so fill out those applications and come work with us! With competitive benefits and friendly staff, the City is a great place to work. We offer on the job training and will assist you in obtaining certifications for most specialized positions. The available positions are: Engineering Technician – Public Works Construction Maintenance Tech I – Public Works, Water and Sewer Construction Maintenance Worker II – Public Works, Streets and Sign...

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Mark your calendars now because there is nowhere else you should be the week of May 1, 2018! This free event is held in Downtown Kannapolis. The Jiggy with the Piggy BBQ Competition and Festival will be May 4 and May 5, 2018. The City’s premier festival is held annually to celebrate all things barbeque. Plans are underway now to add even more fun for you and your family. The week begins with the Jiggy with the Piggy 5K on May 1. The public gets in on the fun during the two day fe...

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The City of Kannapolis has installed a Wayfinding System to aid residents and visitors as they navigate around and explore locations of interest within city limits. Current signage throughout the city needed to be replaced due to aging, use of the previous city logo, different colors and sizes. The new system creates an easily recognizable comprehensive and cohesive system for residents and visitors. The goal of Wayfinding is to use signage and other mediums to organize the best routes pe...

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The Kannapolis Fire Department will host a Fire Truck Parade to as part of their Annual Open House, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, September 30. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. The route will be along Laureate Way and N. Research Campus Drive, between City Hall and the North Carolina Research Campus. Indoor festivities will be in The Laureate Center at City Hall. The free Open House will focus on the theme, “Every Second Counts.” You and your family can receive informatio...

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Exciting News for the North Carolina Research Campus - The General Assembly has approved $4.4 million which will be used to equip the Food Processing Innovation Center. The center will be housed at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, and will also receive $700,000 in recurring funds for leasing costs. N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are taking the helm in the creation of the center — set to open in 2018. Th...

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