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This week we were scheduled to have our premier event – the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival. A Kannapolis tradition, Jiggy with the Piggy, celebrates all things barbeque, music, and most of all our community. If you are like us, we are missing the sights, sounds of the festival and that wonderful smell of barbeque in our City.  But most of all - we miss you. We miss all the people and teams who visit our city annually. Thousands of you come and join us for a great week of events. You...

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The Kannapolis Police Department announces the promotion of both Christopher Hill and Brent Rowland to the position of lieutenant and Alex Quigley to the position of sergeant.   Lt. Christopher Hill joined the Kannapolis Police Department in 2009.  He served as a patrol officer for three years before transferring to the Criminal Investigations Division as a felony investigator. In 2014 he earned the designation of Police Officer II and was promoted to Sergeant. He transferred t...

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The Kannapolis Farmers Market will open Thursday, May 7, in time for you to enjoy an abundance of ripe strawberries, lettuce, berries, and asparagus.  The market will be held every Thursday, 4-7 p.m. at the corner of Vance Ave and Dale Earnhardt Blvd. The market continues thru September. Because of the current challenges with COVID-19, the Farmers Market has made the following changes: • Vendors will wear masks and gloves • There will be a handwashing station for the p...

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Prosperity Ridge Apartments are now open. A joint project between the City of Kannapolis, Cabarrus County and two local non-profits, Prosperity Unlimited, Inc. and Wesley Community Development, the apartments will serve senior adults. Located at 1430 El Paso Street, the apartments are restricted to people who are over the age of 55 and have limited incomes. The 60-unit complex is a project spearheaded by the non-profits, Prosperity Unlimited, Inc. and Wesley Community Development, who are wor...

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If you have a business, church or school building that is closed or partially closed you need to flush your pipes (flush toilets/run faucets) at least biweekly. Unless completely shut off there is always some water left in pipes. If a building is not in use water in the pipes becomes stagnant. The City of Kannapolis Water Department recommends that you flush pipes biweekly by turning on faucets for a couple of minutes and flushing toilets. This will decrease the risk of waterborne bacteria in...

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A wedding. An Easter family gathering. Birthday parties.  Cabarrus residents held these gatherings over the past two weeks. And now, the Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) is investigating COVID-19 outbreaks at each event, with more than 18 people infected.   In most of these cases, the number of attendees was below 10, which highlights the need for following all the recommended guidelines, according to Erin Shoe, Chief Operating Officer at CHA, Cabarrus County’s public health auth...

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Progress on the first phase of the Irish Buffalo Creek Greenway continues. This first phase is 2.7 miles and will run along a utility easement from Orphanage Road to Rogers Lake Road. The greenway will be ten feet wide and paved. It is expected to be completed in later this summer. Earlier this week three pedestrian bridges arrived. The rustic steel and wood bridges will be installed along the portions of the greenway which cross portions of the creek. The public will be able to access the...

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A week after Cabarrus County and its municipalities enacted a Stay-at-Home Proclamation, Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) officials are asking residents to follow key components of the measure in order to limit transmission of COVID-19 in the area. Specifically, CHA asks families to keep off neighborhood playgrounds. Interim Director of the Cabarrus Health Alliance Erin Shoe says the agency is getting multiple reports each day of families using private playground facilities and crossing boun...

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The Government Finance Officers Association has presented the Distinguished Budget Award to the City of Kannapolis. The award is given to municipalities who publish a budget that is a policy document, an operations guide, a financial plan and is used as a communications device. The City of Kannapolis budget document was found to be proficient in those four categories and met 14 mandatory criteria in order to achieve the award.

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As our community works together to fight the spread of COVID-19, our community has reached out to us and asked, “How can we help?”  There are several non-profit organizations who 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 needs of these important groups during this time of crisis. We hope ...

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