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Entries for August 2017

The Kannapolis Christmas Parade returns at 6 p.m. on December 9. Thousands of lights decorate the parade entries which makes this one of the holiday’s most special nighttime events in the state. This is a great Christmas holiday tradition for you and your family to enjoy. This year the parade will feature a new route. The parade will begin at its usual location at the intersection of South Main Street and Dale Earnhardt Boulevard. It will then travel down Main Street and end at the i...

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Last week, the top rated television show, Salvage Dawgs, was in Kannapolis, filming an episode which will premiere next year. Salvage Dawgs, is one of the top three shows on the DIY Network. The show’s premise is to take items that are going to be discarded and turn them into furniture, art or other useful items. They are all about being environmentally sustainable and preserving history. “One of the show’s hosts, Mike Whiteside, is from Charlotte and is familiar with th...

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The Kannapolis Intimidators, Class A Affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, are preparing to host the team’s first playoff game in nearly a decade as the South Atlantic League playoffs begin in September. The Intimidators, who reached the playoffs by winning the Northern Division First Half Championship, will host Game 2 on Friday, Sept. 8, and if necessary Game 3 on Saturday, Sept. 9, in the Best-of-3 Northern Division Series. Tickets for post-season games start at $6 and are now available ...

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North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and Deputy Insurance Commissioner Vance Braxton will come to Kannapolis to personally inform Cabarrus residents of healthcare savings opportunities through Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP). The Town Hall and Medicare 101 class will take place Monday, August 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Kannapolis Train Station (201 S. Main Street). The event is free and open to the public. In 2016, the SHIIP program saved North Car...

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Calling all runners and walkers! Registration is now open for the Duke Dash 5K & Healthfest, the MURDOCK Study’s fourth annual community appreciation event at the N.C. Research Campus. The Duke Dash 5K will begin at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, and the Healthfest will go from 9 a.m. until noon. This event is part of the Run Kannapolis Race Series. Find out more on the MURDOCK Study website and register for the 5K here. The first 250 online registrants will receive a free T-shirt. Ons...

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The Kannapolis Police Department would like for residents of Kannapolis to provide input by completing a brief survey. As part of the department’s mission for continuous improvement the survey will be used to determine how we improve and expand our community based policing strategies and crime prevention programs. As part of this effort, we routinely conduct surveys in order to gauge the attitudes and opinions of our residents as it relates to our performance and your perceptions of c...

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Curious about how your city government works? Want a behind the scenes look at everything from the police department to economic development to the wastewater treatment plant? Want to understand how the city budget works? Kannapolis 101 gives residents a behind-the-scenes look at how your local city government works. This special nine week program begins September 5. It is held at various city facilities from 6-8 p.m. The program is free and first priority is given to Kannapolis residents. K...

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We’ve added two more bicycle racks to the downtown. One is located near North Research Campus Drive at the Plants for Human Health Institute building. The other is in the parking lot of the NCRC Medical Plaza Building on Watson Crick Drive. Funding for the racks was provided by a grant from the North Carolina Rail Division to place secured bike racks in downtown Kannapolis. Two racks are already in place at the train station. The public is welcome to use the racks to store their bic...

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This week Kannapolis Firefighters received specialized training for how to respond and treat sports injury emergencies. Jim Bazluki, MAEd, LAT, ATC, a member of the North Carolina Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame, and who is on staff with Carolinas Healthcare System – Northeast conducted the three day training for Kannapolis Firefighters and Cabarrus EMS personnel. The Kannapolis Fire Department is onsite at Northwest Cabarrus High School and A.L. Brown High School football games. The...

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The City of Kannapolis will sell the remaining parcel of property located in the Kannapolis Gateway Business Park near N.C. 73 to Elevation Acquisition and Development, LLC. The 7.25 acres will be sold for $1.5 million, its appraised value. The Kannapolis Gateway Business Park was developed by the City in 2002 to attract business, commercial and industrial companies. The City has succeeded in its goal for the park as it is now home to Stewart-Haas Racing, Haas Formula One and the Novant Healt...

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