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Entries for August 2018

A Kannapolis Christmas will officially kick off at Village Park with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m., Saturday, November 24. The Celebration continues through the Christmas Holiday season with the Celebration of Lights and Winterland Express. We have added more lights and fun for you and your family to enjoy. The Winterland Express train runs every evening from November 24th – December 30th (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) from 6-9 p.m., Sundays – Thursdays, a...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Monday, September 3, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Garbage and recycling collection service will run on its normal schedule. As Fall approaches, the Village Park Rotary Express, Splash Pad, and Carousel attractions will operate on a limited schedule after Labor Day, Monday, September 3. All Village Park attractions will be open from noon – 6 p.m. on Labor Day. Village Park will remain open daily and is located at 700 West C. Str...

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As work continues on the Interstate 85 widening project, lane closures for the interstate are scheduled as bridge demolition work continues at Concord Lake Road and Main Street in Cabarrus County. Tonight, one lane will close on I-85 North at 9 p.m., starting at the Winecoff School Road overpass up to exit 58. All northbound lanes will shut down at midnight, detouring traffic at exit 55 (N.C. 73) to U.S. 29 North back to I-85. All lanes will open by 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24. One more highway...

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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 2018. All movies and concerts 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: July- December 15 First Knight Virtual 5K – Register at runkannapolis.com The virtual run allows you to walk/run wh...

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Best Wishes to Stephanie Hannah on her retirement! Stephanie has worked for the City’s Public Works Department for 33 years as a meter technician. She plans to enjoy her time with her family including her grandson, Waylon.  

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The City of Kannapolis has received funds for qualifying Kannapolis homeowners who need urgent repairs for their primary residence. The funds from the North Carolina Finance Agency could cover items such as handicap ramps, roof or heating systems. It is anticipated that 15 homes will be rehabilitated with the Urgent Repair Funds. The goals of the program are: ­­•To alleviate housing conditions which pose an imminent threat to the life and safety of very low-income homeowners •T...

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The City of Kannapolis has awarded $50,000 in federally funded grants to 20 non-profits who offer programs that benefit low and moderate-income residents in the City. These funds are part of the City’s 2018-2019 Community Development Block Grant fund allocation that we receive from Housing and Urban Development. The grants were awarded to: •Academic Learning Center - $2,500 for teacher stipends and instructional materials for the afterschool program. •Big Brothers Big S...

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The City of Kannapolis will once again host the Toast of Kannapolis, a wine and craft beer tasting event from 2 – 6 p.m., Saturday, September 22, at The Laureate Center, 401 Laureate Way. Early Bird tickets are $20, ending August 10. Tickets will be $25 after August 10. As many as eight vineyards/wineries and three breweries will share a selection of their beverages. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass or beer flight glass, hors d’oeuvres, music, and door prizes. Loca...

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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 2018. All movies and concerts 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: August - December 15 First Knight Virtual 5K – Register at runkannapolis.com The virtual run allows you to walk/run wh...

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Kannapolis Police Officer Ruth Stewart has retired from the department after serving the residents of the City for 30 years. Stewart served as a patrol officer, DARE officer, Evidence Custodian and Training Coordinator. Kannapolis Chief of Police Woody Chavis commented, “Ruth has been a very valuable employee over the years and has worn may hats for our agency. Her professionalism is unmatched, and her integrity is unrivaled. We will truly miss her, her hard work, and her smiling face...

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