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Entries for September 2019

The City of Kannapolis has joined Cabarrus County and the City of Concord to make the process of submitting permits easier – both for residents and developers. We are now using an online system called Accela to process all plans. You can go online and submit all the paperwork we need for your project. You send us the information and both the City and County staff can access it simultaneously and begin the plan review process. It’s a one stop shop for the permitting process. It eli...

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Everyone is invited to participate in the Downtown Runaround, on Wednesday, October 10! The Downtown Runaround will immediately follow the West Avenue Streetscape Opening Ceremony, which will begin at 5:30 p.m., and will be held at the intersection of West Avenue and Laureate Way.   The Downtown Runaround participants will run/walk five times through the two new West Avenue roundabouts, equal to 1.5 miles. The cost is $10 per person, and participants will receive a special commemorati...

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We are excited to announce the opening of the Kannapolis West Avenue Streetscape & Linear Park. Join us at the roundabout intersection of West Avenue and Laureate Way, from 5:30-8 p.m., Thursday, October 10.  We will celebrate with a ceremony, the Downtown Runaround (walk/run), food trucks, games, music and more. Throughout the fall there will be other special events that will celebrate and introduce you to this new amenity in our City. The streetscape/linear park is designed to be t...

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The City of Kannapolis has been recognized with two national SAVVY Awards for communications and marketing by 3CMA. 3CMA, The City-County Communications and Marketing Association is the nation’s top professional group for government communication and marketing professionals. The Savvy Awards, held in conjunction with 3CMA’s Annual Conference, recognize outstanding local government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing and citizen-government relationships. The Sav...

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Cabarrus County and the Cities of Concord and Kannapolis encourage residents to practice simple steps to be ‘cart smart’ about recycling.  Putting non-recyclable items in the recycling bin causes contamination and raises costs, and changes in the global recycling market have affected local recycling streams. To help, the three local governments are participating in Recycle Right, a statewide anti-contamination campaign running September through mid-November. “Recycling ...

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Duke CTSI announces that TransPop will double its space at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis. We're also celebrating the 10th anniversary of the MURDOCK Study! “The MURDOCK Study is our foundational study and has paved the way for TransPop’s growing clinical research presence in Kannapolis,” said Dr. Kristin Newby, principal investigator for the MURDOCK Study and director for Translational Population Health Research (TransPop). “The value of the MURDOCK Study is...

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The City of Kannapolis is pleased to announce the Gem Theatre has been added to the National Register of Historic Places and the City will invest $1.5 million in order to improve this important community treasure. The Gem Theatre property was part of the City’s purchase of downtown property in 2015. City staff members have worked diligently to complete the one-year process which involved authenticating the age of the building and its unique architectural elements. The National Park Serv...

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Coinciding with the last ballgame ever at Intimidators Stadium presented by Atrium Health, the team took the next significant step in the future of professional baseball in Kannapolis. In front of a sellout crowd of 5,025 fans, the Intimidators announced on Thursday that they will host THE BIG REVEAL on Wednesday evening, October 23rd. The new team name, logo and mascot will be shared with fans at an event at the historic Gem Theatre in the heart of downtown Kannapolis, where the new Sports and ...

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