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As our community works together to fight the spread of COVID-19, many of you have reached out to us and asked, “How can we help?” We thank you for being so willing to help those in our community. There are several non-profit organizations that are stretched to the limit as they work to help people deal with the effects of COVID-19 on their lives. We have created a database of non-profit needs in Cabarrus County. The database of non-profit organizations lists the immediate nee...

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Cabarrus County, Concord and Kannapolis partner to end negative trend   Nearly one out of every four items found in Cabarrus recycling carts doesn’t belong there—a problem known as recycling contamination. Carts across Cabarrus have been flagged for having contaminants that range from plastic bags to car engines.   This contamination issue is impacting the environment -- and our wallets.   That’s why officials from Cabarrus County and the cities...

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N.C. residents can now report litterers with simple-to-use app Litter conscious North Carolinians now have a new way to report litterers through a simple, mobile-friendly web application.   The new Swat-A-Litterbug app will allow users to easily report when someone sees trash being thrown from a vehicle. The owner of the vehicle will receive a formal notification from the N.C. State Highway Patrol informing them about the littering offense, as well as the penalties for littering, and ...

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Members of the Kannapolis City Council have been working to develop its top priorities for the next five years. The planning process began over the last year as the City Council and management staff compiled a list of projects and initiatives that are important to residents; maintain and expand the quality services the City delivers and allow for the continuation of the economic growth and vitality of Kannapolis.   The list of items were then divided into three categories: major proje...

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        Monday night, the Kannapolis City Council approved the sale of the former Swanee Theatre to West Avenue Entertainment, LLC. The new ownership group, which includes Kent Gregory and Ken Lingafelt, plans to renovate the building and open it as an entertainment venue.   The Swanee Theatre was built in 1940 and was one of four single screen movie theatres in Kannapolis. It remained open until 1971. Since then the building was used as a v...

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Emergency Rental Assistance Program secures housing for local renters experiencing COVID-19-based hardships The U.S. Department of Treasury awarded Cabarrus County Government more than $6.5 million to help local households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is available through the $25 billion Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) established by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. For eligible households, the County can pay overd...

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On Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. until noon, the Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department will host a free document shredding event at Village Park, at 700 West C St, Kannapolis, NC.   This event is for Kannapolis residents only. Document shredding is limited to five file boxes per person, which is the equivalent of two 40-gallon trash bags. No businesses please.   We ask that you maintain social distance and wear a mask while dropping off your documents. To help maintain...

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Cabarrus County and the Cities of Concord and Kannapolis will host a TikTok video contest in honor of Fair Housing Month. High school students in Cabarrus County, and Kannapolis residents in Rowan County are encouraged to participate. Community Development and Housing staff from the three governments will select winning videos based on the best use of the theme “Home Sweet Home.” “We want to use this opportunity to work with the youth of our community to help them to better un...

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Almost a year from the date of the original first pitch, Atrium Health Ballpark will debut as a baseball field for the first time when the Charlotte 49ers welcome the Appalachian State Mountaineers in a Division I, non-conference match-up on Tuesday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m.    Before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the baseball season in 2020, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers planned to open the $52 million sports and entertainment venue anchoring the revitalized dow...

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Congratulations to Miranda Miller-Wojcik and William Pillsbury who have received the N.C. Certified Waterworks Operator of the Year Awards! Miranda won the honor in the C Surface Category and William received the honor in the B Surface Category. Both work at the Kannapolis Water Treatment Plant.   The Certified Operator of the Year Award recognizes water treatment professionals who achieve excellence at their level of certification (A Surface, B Surface, C Surface, A-Well, B-Well, C-Well,...

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