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From August 16 to August 20, the Village Park Splash Pad will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday thru Friday. After August 20 the splash pad will only be open on Saturdays (10 a.m. – 7p.m.) and Sundays (noon-6 p.m.) until after Labor Day weekend when it will close for the season. The splash pad will be open Labor Day Monday, September 6, from noon-6 p.m. Admission is $1.50. The Village Park Carousel is open daily (10a.m. – 7p.m, Monday – Saturday; and noon – 6p.m.,...

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Members of the Kannapolis Fire Department were recently recognized during an awards reception. The awards were given to firefighters and staff who went above and beyond expectations, not only while dealing with emergency incidents, but also in administrative roles and in their assistance to the community.   “It is always a privilege for the administration to honor each of our members who stand out in their efforts to provide exceptional service to our community members. The fact...

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You may have seen Kannapolis Police Officers riding bicycles in the downtown area, and if you take a second look you will notice they are riding electric bicycles. Since 2019, when West Avenue and Atrium Health Ballpark opened, police officers have been walking and riding bicycles daily as new businesses and residents moved into downtown. Officers also utilize the bicycles during special events.   Recently, the department added electric bicycles for officers to use. The bicycles are a...

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  CONCORD, N.C. – Municipal and County real estate and personal property tax bills were mailed Friday, July 30, and officials are reminding property owners of the MyCabCo payment option, which now features the ability to register for paperless billing.   Tax bills go to property owners listed on tax records as of Jan. 1, 2021. Taxes are based on the January 2021 value of real properties, and property tax rates set by County and municipal officials in June.   M...

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The City of Kannapolis will continue its Summer Concert and Movie Series with two concerts over the next two weekends. Plain White T’s  will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 31 at Village Park. Jo Dee Messina will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 7 at Village Park. Both events are free to the public.   The City will provide a free shuttle to Village Park during both concerts. The shuttle will operate from 5-10:30 p.m. Masks must be worn on the public shuttle due to ...

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The City of Kannapolis has reached an agreement which will bring more development to West Avenue. The City will provide three parcels of property to Right Field Development, LLC as an investment incentive. The land has an appraised value of $1,668,442. In return, Right Field Development, LLC will develop the parcels into apartments, restaurants, retail stores, condominiums and possibly a hotel. Construction must be completed by 2026 with a minimum tax value of $40,125,000.   The parce...

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N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews will close Tuckaseegee Road between Plum Road and Pagemount Road on Monday morning, Aug. 2, weather permitting.   The closure is necessary for crews to replace a triple barrel culvert under the road at Mill Creek. The road is scheduled to reopen by mid - December.   Drivers can follow a posted detour along Pagemount Road and Mooresville Road (N.C. 3), returning to Tuckaseegee Road.   Access to areas within the clos...

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The City of Kannapolis will host a Family Field Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, August 21 at the NC Research Campus Horseshoe, located at 401 Laureate Way. Families are invited to join the Kannapolis Police, Fire and Parks and Recreation Departments for a day of fun before everyone heads back to school. This event is free to the public.   The schedule of events for the field day includes:   10:30 a.m.       Kickball Games 12:00 p.m...

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The City of Kannapolis welcomes the Trammell Crow Company (TCC), who has announced they have purchased 94 acres of property off I-85 at Lane Street, exit 63. The property located at 5700 Royce Street will be developed as the Metro63 Logistics Center.   The firm plans to construct a new 755,928 square foot Class A speculative development. The facility will be built to house a wide variety of logistics users and will include a cross-dock configuration, 190 truck courts, 172 trailer drop...

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We need your vote! The Pump House restroom on West Avenue has been selected as one of the top ten public restrooms in America. The contest, sponsored by Cintas, selected ten finalists based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Although we have some stiff competition we will win – with your votes! The Pump House on West Avenue in Kannapolis, NC is designed as a beautiful place to rest, relax and have fun. In the middle of a beautiful tree l...

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