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Entries for September 2020

The Kannapolis City Council recently approved $190,725 in non-profit grants for 13 local organizations.  The funds are to be used for preparing, preventing and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds must be used to benefit the residents of Kannapolis. Grants were awarded to: Academic Learning Center - $10,000 to be used for after-school tutoring, stipends and supplies AYA House Inc .- $17,000 to be used for increasing rehabilitation bed space and PPE supplies Bethe...

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The City of Kannapolis is seeking redevelopment proposals for the former Kannapolis Intimidators Stadium property located off Lane Street. The city owned property is located on Stadium Drive, at Exit 63, between I-85 to the east and Lake Fisher to the west. The location is beautiful with an established tree canopy and lake views. The 55.46-acre site includes a 4,700-seat baseball stadium on the northern portion of the site that was home to the former Kannapolis Intimidators. The stadium, ...

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Leo Pope has been promoted to Operations Manager of the City of Kannapolis’ Transportation Division. As Operations Manager, Leo is now responsible for fleet maintenance, sign maintenance, asphalt repairs, street resurfacing and preventative maintenance of city streets as well as snow and ice removal during winter weather events. Leo is a graduate of South Rowan High School and the North Carolina ROADS Scholar Program. He joined the City in 2012 as a construction maintenance worker. O...

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The Kannapolis Fire Department welcomes three new firefighters, Jacob Gaworecki, Michael Nance and Ryan Wilson, to its ranks. The new recruits completed eight weeks of fire, rescue and medical training prior to officially joining the department. A badge pinning ceremony was conducted at Veteran’s Park recognizing the new personnel for their achievements. During the ceremony, family members pinned the recruits by placing their badges on their uniforms for the first time, signifying the t...

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Join us for the Cabarrus Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Virtual Launch Celebration on September 22 at 11 am. The Center will serve as a hub for entrepreneurship education, mentor networks, capital access, and engaging programs for all of the Cabarrus County area. While the physical location of the Cabarrus Center will open in downtown Concord in December 2020, the Center is planning programs in downtown Kannapolis. This free virtual event is for current and aspiring entrepreneu...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Garbage and recycling collection services will run on its normal schedule. The Splash Pad at Village Park will be open thru Labor Day and will be closed beginning September 8. Boomer’s Splash Zone at Atrium Health Ballpark remains open to children from 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. daily. Playgrounds will open at 5 p.m. today and will remain open Village Park, Safrit Park, Bakers ...

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The City of Kannapolis is accepting upset bids for property on Oak Avenue. The city-owned property includes 230, 234, 242, 246 and 250 Oak Avenue. The properties currently have two tenants, including Pizza Hut, and is suitable for office and commercial space. The City has received an upset bid of $815,000 for the property which is .56 acres and approximately 11,000 square feet. The legal upset bid process is open now until 5 p.m. October 12. During that time anyone may upset th...

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