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Entries for September 2018

Vance Avenue, between West Avenue and Main Street, will be closed the week of October 1. Work on driveways and sidewalks, as part of the Downtown Revitalization Project, will be completed during this time.

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Tonight, the Kannapolis City Council took the next step in the Downtown Revitalization Project by formally approving the construction of the Sports & Entertainment Venue, a new 30-year lease with Temerity Baseball, LLC, (the new owners of the Kannapolis Intimidators, pending the expected final South Atlantic League and Baseball approvals in mid-October) and authorizing the sale of limited obligation bonds for the project. “Three years ago, we began envisioning the future of our down...

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The Kannapolis Fire Department will once again host a Fire Truck Parade as part of their Fire Safety Festival, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, September 29. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. The route will be along Laureate Way and N. Research Campus Drive, between City Hall and the North Carolina Research Campus. Indoor festivities will be in The Laureate Center at City Hall. This free community event focuses on working smoke alarms, home escape planning and fire prevention. In additio...

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The City of Kannapolis would like your input on the future programming, expansion and renovation needs of the Gem Theatre. The City purchased the theatre property in 2015 as part of the Downtown Revitalization Project. “It is our intention to preserve and enhance the Gem Theatre property and programming. This is one of our most significant historical landmarks and our goal is to ensure it remains an integral part of our new downtown,” said Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant. The...

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Each year hundreds of volunteers in the community make sure the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival is a huge success. Volunteers include members of four charitable organizations in the City. In addition to providing manpower and hospitality to festival attendees, the non-profits work concession stands, in order to earn funds for their charity. We also want to thank you – festival attendees for making food and drink purchases at the event. The profits from the concession stand sales help thou...

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9 a.m., Monday, September 17, 2018  All roadways have reopened. Garbage/Recycling is on a one day delay. Safrit Park and the Rocky River Greenway will remain closed until further notice. Both were flooded over the weekend and cleanup is now underway.   8 p.m., Sunday, September 16, 2018 State officials are asking us to stay off the roadways tonight. Many roads may be flooded, have downed trees and other hazards you may not be able to see in the dark until too late. Please b...

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City of Kannapolis officials have been closely monitoring Hurricane Florence. Based on the most recent weather forecasts we expect to receive significant rainfall and wind gusts over the duration of the event. We will continue to watch the hurricane’s path closely as this forecast could change. The City has issued the State of Emergency declaration this afternoon, in advance of any inclement weather, because the declaration allows the City to mobilize emergency management resources in ...

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City of Kannapolis officials have been closely monitoring Hurricane Florence. Based on the most recent weather forecasts we expect to receive 6-10 inches of rainfall and wind gusts of up to 35 mph over the duration of the event. We will continue to watch the hurricane’s path closely as this forecast could change. Public Work crews have been working to clean storm drains and ditches to ensure rainfall can flow freely into the city’s storm drain systems and to avoid flooded streets as ...

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For the second year in a row, the Kannapolis Intimidators will be playing postseason baseball after capturing the wild card spot on the final day of the season in the South Atlantic League. Needing a win and a West Virginia loss at Charleston on Monday, the Intimidators took care of business that evening in Hagerstown, 9-4, with Charleston beating West Virginia, 7-4, helping the Intimidators reach postseason play. Tied 3-3 in the seventh, the Intimidators exploded for a four-run seventh i...

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