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Entries for August 2019

The City of Kannapolis is beginning the process for a new plan which would provide a long-range vision for Cannon Boulevard. Cannon Boulevard (US 29) is a major transportation and commercial corridor which serves the City of Kannapolis, along with surrounding communities and the greater Cabarrus County/Rowan County area.  The Cannon Boulevard Corridor Plan (CBCP) is intended to provide a long-range vision for the transformation of Cannon Boulevard into a 21st century thoroughfare. T...

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has announced the appointment of Wilmer Melton, III to the College’s Board of Trustees. Melton, who is the Director of Public Works for the City of Kannapolis, will serve on the board through June 30, 2020. “I am looking forward to working more closely with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as it continues to change lives for the better and contribute to the economic development and quality of life in Cabarrus and Rowan counties,” Melton said....

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Garbage and recycling collection services 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. All Village Park attractions will be open from noon – 6 p.m. on Labor Day. The Splash Pad will be open on the weekends until Sunday, September 8. The hours will ...

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We’re getting excited! Check out this video with the work happening on the streetscape/linear park (opening this fall) and the Sports & Entertainment Venue (opening 2020) in Downtown Kannapolis. Streetlights are going up, the roundabouts are nearing completion, and the fieldhouse construction is moving quickly.

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The City of Kannapolis is seeking proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of the former Villas Mobile Home Park. The eight acres of property is located east of S. Cannon Boulevard, off Fairview Street and at the end of Irene Avenue. The property is zoned Residential Village and is ideally suited for single family residences, duplexes, triplexes and other multifamily housing. Certain types of institutional or other civic/community uses would also be allowed at this location. The City h...

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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 2019. 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 12-18: Kannapolis Intimidators Home Games (7 p.m.) – Greensboro Grasshoppers and Lexington Legends. Buy Tick...

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The 4th Annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival and Zombie Walk kicks off at 4 p.m., Saturday, August 24, at the North Carolina Research Campus in downtown Kannapolis. The festival, which runs until 8 p.m., will feature live painting by artists Shane Pierce and Shannon Quick, music by DJ Sin: Jami Nunn, as well as local "haunts" and hearses provided by the Reaper's Rides Hearse Club. The festival also offers kids activities, such as chalk art and bubble stations. Dozens of art vendors will also be on ...

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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 2019. 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 5 – 6: Kannapolis Intimidators Home Games, Lexington Legends, Intimidators Stadium Tickets at intimidatorsbas...

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