News Articles

Entries for August 2020

U.S. Representative Richard Hudson and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Dr. Ben Carson visited Kannapolis today and hosted a roundtable of city and community leaders. Topics discussed included affordable housing, Opportunity Zones and COVID-19 relief efforts. “We were able to personally show Secretary Carson and Congressman Hudson the work we have done in our Opportunity Zone which is the West Avenue Streetscape, the Atrium Health Ballpark and the mixed-u...

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Terry Spry has been named Chief of Police of the Kannapolis Police Department. He will lead a department, that is one of the only 6% percent of law enforcement agencies nationwide, who are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The department has 106 officers and staff. Chief Spry was appointed interim chief in December 2019 when former Police Chief Woody Chavis retired.  Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg led a search for the chief’s pos...

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The City of Kannapolis is seeking applications from non-profit organizations who have programs that provide direct services to prevent, prepare or respond to COVID-19. The City has designated $196,000 in funding to go to non-profits who meet these criteria. Existing or new programs are eligible for funding. Funds will be awarded to non-profits whose programs and services benefit Kannapolis residents. The deadline for submitting applications is 5 p.m., on September 11, 2020. Funds must b...

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N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews are actively working on every section of N.C. 3 from Kannapolis Parkway to Loop Road as work continues to widen the existing road to a four-lane divided roadway. Current operations include: • Soil cement stabilization • Fine grading in multiple areas • Earthmoving work (taking material out of some areas to place for embankment fills) • Storm drain installation • Water line installation • Work on d...

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Kannapolis, N.C. – The City of Kannapolis continues to see a trend of positive growth in both residential and commercial development as a result of the Kannapolis City Council’s emphasis on strategic economic development policies and investments. From 2017 to 2019 permits for new single-family homes were around 300 annually. The majority of residential growth occurring during this time period is in the multifamily market with several apartment and townhome projects receiving permits....

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The Kannapolis Police Department welcomes five new police officers, Matthew Honeycutt, Jonathan Lambert, Nicholas Lollis, Colby Richardson and Sam Small, Jr.  They have completed their basic law enforcement training (BLET) and will now be assigned to patrol units to complete their field training. All five officers graduated from the Rowan Cabarrus Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training Program in July. Officer Matthew Honeycutt is a graduate of South Rowan High Schoo...

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The City of Kannapolis has awarded $57,500 in federally funded grants to 14 non-profits who offer programs that benefit low and moderate-income residents in the City. These funds are part of the City’s 2020 Community Development Block Grant fund allocation that is received from Housing and Urban Development.  The grants were awarded to: •Academic Learning Center - $5,000 for teacher stipends and instructional materials for the afterschool program. •AYA House, Inc. -...

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The Run Kannapolis Fall/Winter series is cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Four runs were scheduled for later this year. They were the Hole In Run, Strides for Stroke 5K/10K, the Duke Dash and the Frostbite. Participants who have paid in advance will receive refunds. Each year thousands of people participate in the Run Kannapolis Series, hosted by the City of Kannapolis, Atrium Health Cabarrus and various non-profits in Cabarrus County. Runners who would like to still enter an event ...

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