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The non-profit, 1CAN, has installed a Blessing Box at Fire Station 1, located at 300 Firehouse Drive. The Blessing Box is stocked with food and personal hygiene items. Needy persons may stop by at any time and take what they need. Anyone in the community is also welcomed to stock the box at any time. The mission of 1CAN is to reduce the number of families dealing with food insecurities in our community. Sheryl Kluge who leads 1CAN said, “We want people to be able to stop by the fire sta...

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Since 2013, Kannapolis police officers have partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” Christmas program. Police officers, who are in neighborhoods every day, identify less fortunate children in our City, who would not have a visit from Santa. They also work with Kannapolis City School counselors and the U.S. Marine Corp website www.toysfortots.org where families can also apply for assistance. When the department began participating in the program, 56 families were he...

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Join the Cities of Concord, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, Midland, Mt. Pleasant and Cabarrus County as we kickoff the holiday season with the Cabarrus Virtual Holiday Celebration. This year the communities of Cabarrus County will celebrate the holidays with a mix of virtual and in person activities as we strive together to stay healthy and prevent the spread of COVID. At 7 p.m. on November 20, watch the Cabarrus County Virtual Holiday Celebration. This special one-hour event will include the Virtua...

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The City of Kannapolis Christmas Celebration will look different this year. The Grinch (COVID) has impacted our usual holiday events but we are working with our community partners to ensure we are able to celebrate the holidays in a safe and healthy manner. A Kannapolis Christmas will officially begin with the Cabarrus Virtual Holiday Celebration and Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7 p.m., Friday, November 20.  Join us on Channel 22 (CabCoTv) and watch as the Cities of Kannapolis and C...

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The Kannapolis Planning Department is rewriting and updating the City’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The UDO is the adopted law of the City which regulates land use and form, growth, and development within the City’s zoning and land use jurisdiction. It includes zoning regulations, which divide the city into different zone districts and generally govern the location, size, and type of development in each district, as well as subdivision regulations. An UDO also establishes th...

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The City of Kannapolis would like to thank the Independent Tribune and their readers for selecting us as winners of the Best in Cabarrus Awards. Our staff takes great pride in organizing events for you and your family to enjoy and it is great to be recognized for our efforts. Best Local Event/Festival – First Place for the Celebration of Lights and Winterland Express Event   Best Local Event/Festival – Second Place for the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival ...

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The City of Kannapolis offices will be closed Wednesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Offices will reopen on November 12. There will be no delay in the collection of garbage and recycling. Wednesday’s yard debris and loose-leaf collection will be delayed until the following week. The yard debris and loose-leaf schedules for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday will not be affected. To find your collection schedule, visit kannapolisnc.gov/garbage, or download the CART...

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The City of Kannapolis has launched a new virtual self-service portal for utility service and payments. The new Customer Connect portal offers several features that will make it easier for Kannapolis residents and businesses to view and pay their bill. The virtual portal also allows anyone, who needs to sign up for new utility services, to do so electronically without making a visit to city hall. Using this link - https://customerconnect.kannapolisnc.gov – City of Kannapolis utility cus...

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The N.C. Department of Transportation, through its Watch for Me NC pedestrian and bicycle safety program, is encouraging parents, motorists and trick-or-treaters to be safe this Halloween.  More than 1,600 pedestrians are injured or killed in collusions with motor vehicles in North Carolina each year, and over a third of those collisions occur in the evening or at night.  With thousands of children expected to be walking outside on October 31, here are some tips to help make sure Hallo...

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The City of Kannapolis is accepting upset bids for property on Oak Avenue. The city-owned property includes 230, 234, 242, 246 and 250 Oak Avenue. The properties currently have two tenants, including Pizza Hut, and is suitable for office and commercial space. The City has received a bid of $930,000 for the property which is .56 acres and approximately 11,000 square feet. The legal upset bid process is open until 5 p.m. on November 9. During that time anyone may upset the bid by submitting an of...

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