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Entries for August 2015

The Kannapolis Fire Department welcomes four new firefighters to their team. All four firefighters were previously part of the department’s part time Reserve Program. The recruits spent six weeks in classes to improve the skills they already possessed as well as to learn new ones as they transition from part-time status to full-time employees. The four new firefighters are Jake Chambers, Todd Mitchell, Tyler O’Brien and Colby Taylor. All four have achieved their N.C. Firefighter ...

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Beginning September 14 the Kannapolis City Council will hold work session meetings the second Monday of every month at 6 pm. The September, October and November work sessions will be held at the Public Works Facility on Bethpage Road. Currently, the City Council meets the second and fourth Mondays of every month to discuss and vote on issues pertaining to City business. The second Monday meetings will be dedicated to work session topics and the fourth Monday meetings will be regular agenda me...

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The Kannapolis Fire Department recently competed in a statewide Haz Mat Challenge as part of the South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo. This was the first year Kannapolis has participated in the event. Team members included Captain Tim Smith and Firefighters Doug Carter, Luke Osborne and Clay Sellers. “This competition gives us the opportunity to test our knowledge, our training and helps us identify any additional training skills we may need in order to be prepared for this type of emergency i...

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The Kannapolis Police Department announces the promotions of five personnel to new positions in the department. Sergeant Michael Grier and Sergeant Justin Smith have been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Phil Watkins and David Zienka have been promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Sonya Furr has been promoted to Records Supervisor. “I am extremely proud to announce the promotions of these fine officers. The Kannapolis Police Department is very fortunate to have dedicated professionals who ...

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During the regularly scheduled meeting of the Kannapolis City Council Monday the council members approved a contract to hire a property management firm, NAI Southern Real Estate, for the downtown properties. The City is in the final stages of taking ownership of approximately 50 acres of downtown buildings and properties. The property management firm will be responsible for working with the City’s asset management firm, Development Finance Initiative - UNC Chapel Hill’s School of ...

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Do you have memories of Downtown Kannapolis you would like to share? A special business or place you or your family would enjoy visiting? A first date, engagement, birthday spent in Downtown? Did you celebrate other significant milestones with a visit to Downtown? Are there people who worked in downtown that you fondly recall or who made an impact in your life? The City has joined the Kannapolis History Associates and Downtown Kannapolis, Inc. to collect your memories and stories of downto...

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The Kannapolis Fire Department has promoted several personnel into new positions. “We are pleased to have highly qualified individuals who continue to further their leadership within Kannapolis Fire Department,” said Fire Chief Ernie Hiers. “It is a privilege to work with these personnel in their new capacities.” Division Chief of Emergency Services, Rick Barnhardt, has been reassigned to Division Chief of Administrative Services where he will oversee the department&r...

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