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The City of Kannapolis welcomes a new Director of Finance, Africa Otis. Africa most recently served as the Finance Director for the City of Mount Holly for 11 years. With twenty years of experience in the field of finance, she has also served as the Finance Director for the Town of Cramerton; working as a Operations Budget Analyst for the City of Charlotte CATS System; a fiscal analyst for Mecklenburg County, and a budget analyst for Gaston County Schools.   Africa is a native of B...

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Loose leaf collection will end for Zones 1-5 is this week, the week of February 22 and will end for Zones 6-10 the week of March 1. After March 5, we request that you bag any loose leaves you have and place them at the curb for Yard Waste collection. Loose Leaf Collection Do’s & Don’ts: Leaves must be placed at the curb or along the ditch line – not in ditches – in rows parallel with the street. Place leaves at the curb by 7 a.m. on the day of collection. Leaves...

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The Kannapolis City Council has appointed a Youth Council composed high school students who reside in the city limits. The City Council’s goal is to create opportunities for students to become engaged in leadership development, provide avenues for volunteerism, develop leadership and communication skills, practice teamwork and to have a line of communication to the adult leadership in the decision-making process of the City.   Twenty-three high school aged students, who live wit...

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The wait is almost over. In about ten weeks the Cannon Ballers will take the field on Tuesday, May 4th to start their much-anticipated inaugural season at Atrium Health Ballpark.      The fun-filled first season for the Chicago White Sox Class-A affiliate will feature 60 scheduled home games from May through mid-September. Exactly half of the Cannon Ballers home dates this season will be played on the weekends (Friday, Saturday or Sunday), including a signature wee...

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7:30 a.m. As the condition of the streets deteriorate this morning - we will not collect garbage/recycling today. Today's route will be collected tomorrow. Friday's route will be collected this Saturday. Be careful if you have to travel today.   February 17, 2021 4 p.m.   We are under a Winter Weather Advisory until 7 p.m. Thursday. The latest forecast calls for freezing rain/ice accumulation throughout the night and into Thursday. Please monitor local media/w...

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The Kannapolis Cannon Ballers announced today that they have entered into a ten-year agreement with the Chicago White Sox to be the White Sox Low-A affiliate in a new league with many of the same teams that previously made up the South Atlantic League.  This agreement provides for a continuation of the strong relationship between the White Sox and Temerity Baseball and ensures that Kannapolis fans will have the opportunity to experience top-notch Major League-affiliated baseball at Atrium H...

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Join us as we celebrate “National Random Act of Kindness Day” on February 17. We invite you to come and meet our two new Chiefs – Fire Chief Tracy Winecoff and Police Chief Terry Spry. They will be handing out cups of hot chocolate, face masks, and other goodies in front of Kannapolis City Hall. Drive by between 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. and introduce yourself. They would love to meet you (COVID restrictions will be in place. Please wear a mask and remain in your vehicle). ...

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The first phase of renovations at the Gem Theatre are now underway. The City of Kannapolis, the owner of the theatre, is funding the projects, which are expected to cost $1.1 million. The renovations include three major projects: the addition of handicap accessible restrooms on the first floor; a new HVAC system and restoration of the historic marquee. The addition of accessible restrooms, on the first floor, will be to the left of the theatre entrance, in the adjacent space, which was former...

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The Kannapolis Farmers Market is looking for vendors. If you are a farmer, artisan, crafter or baker we would love for you to participate in the market.   The market is looking for people who offer a wide variety of fresh, local produce, as well as cheese, ice cream, honey, baked goods, spices, jewelry, soaps, candies, crafts, pottery, hand crafted wood items, art and more. Vendors pay an annual membership fee of $30, and a weekly rental fee of $10 per 14’ space.   Th...

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The City of Kannapolis Fire Department has been recognized for achieving the highest standards for training and equipment following a detailed inspection by the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, Inc.   The department earned this recognition for meeting the highest standards in five specific rescue and emergency medical categories: Heavy Rescue (large vehicles such as buses/tractor trailers), Confined Space Rescue (tunnels/manholes/utility vaults), Hi...

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