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The City of Kannapolis continues to work closely with the Cabarrus Health Alliance and the Rowan County Health Department to respond appropriately to COVID-19. Things are changing rapidly every day and we are working with our neighboring cities, counties, businesses and other agencies to ensure we do everything we can to keep our community safe. Today, the cities of Kannapolis, Concord, Cabarrus County and the towns of Midland, and Mt. Pleasant declared a State of Emergency. This action will ...

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Effort supports government and public health COVID-19 preparation, response and recovery. Today, elected officials with Cabarrus County, the cities of Concord and Kannapolis, and the towns of Midland and Mt. Pleasant announced State of Emergency declarations due to COVID-19.   The declarations will help the County and municipalities seek federal funding when appropriate for administrative support and proactive resource mobilization related to COVID-19 preparation, response and re...

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The North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) today announced that Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant will serve on its new Advancing Municipal Leaders Advisory Committee, tasked with designing leadership training and professional development opportunities for municipal elected officials throughout their time in office.  In this role, Hinnant joins municipal leaders from across the state to identify the most pressing issues facing cities and towns and design learning opportunities for...

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Today, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers announced a monumental 10-year partnership with Atrium Health that includes naming the city’s new, state-of-the-art baseball stadium, Atrium Health Ballpark. This new alliance expands the relationship between Kannapolis's professional baseball club and the area's largest employer that dates back many years. Atrium Health and the Cannon Ballers have combined for more than 100 years of service to Cabarrus County and surrounding communities under p...

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With the excitement building for Opening Day, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers announced game times and scheduled fireworks dates for the inaugural 2020 season. The 70-game home schedule will feature 16 fireworks shows, including a display each Saturday night. The Cannon Ballers will officially take flight and celebrate Opening Day in Kannapolis on Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. Following the conclusion of the game, the team will light up the Kannapolis night sky with a post-game fireworks extr...

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Thursday evening, the City of Kannapolis and Atrium Health Cabarrus honored the 2019 Run Kannapolis and Loop the Loop Challenge participants during a special ceremony.  This year 53 people completed all eight of the 5K Run Kannapolis events, which is 20 more than 2018. Approximately 254 people and dogs participated in this year’s Loop the Loop Challenge, which is 104 more than 2018. They walked, biked, swam or ran 36,000 miles.  Congratulations to the following people who c...

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It is with our deepest sympathies that we announce the passing of former Kannapolis Mayor Bob Misenheimer, who died Tuesday, January 21, at the age of 88, after a period of failing health. Mayor Misenheimer joined the Kannapolis City Council in 1989, and was elected to serve two terms as Mayor, from 2005-2013. His tenure as Mayor included the following accomplishments: securing a permanent source of drinking water for the City with the Interbasin Transfer Agreement, breaking ground on...

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It is with our deepest sympathies that we announce the passing of Former Kannapolis Mayor Ray Moss who died Friday, January 17, at the age of 89.  Moss served two terms as Mayor from 1997-2005. As Mayor, he led the community through Weaving a Shared Future, a strategic visioning process that established a long-term plan for improving Kannapolis and its quality of life. He established the Kannapolis Youth Council to encourage participation and involvement in local government. As the City ...

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For months Cabarrus County residents have welcomed a big-headed, mustachioed daredevil into their hearts, businesses, and homes without even knowing his name. That changed today when the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers announced their mascot’s name: Boomer.    Truth be told, though, a lot of fans knew that already. When the team asked fans to vote for their favorite mascot name out of five options, more than half of respondents selected Boomer. The name Boomer was originally submitted ...

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The Kannapolis Police Department welcomes seven new police officers, Adrian Attaway, Henry Brown, Alexandra Grishaw, Brooks Jones, Desmond Knox, Glenn Tingen,  and William Wheat.  They have completed their basic law enforcement training (BLET) and are now assigned to patrol units to complete their field training.  Officer Adrian Attaway is a graduate of West Charlotte High School. He earned a medical administration diploma from ECPI and a graduate of the BLET program at Ro...

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