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The City of Kannapolis will receive $230,437 in federal funding as part of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act. As part of the CARES Act, the funds are allocated through the existing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  These funds are to be used for eligible activities that prevent and respond to the spread of COVID-19.  The Kannapolis City Council approved giving the funds to non-profit agencies responding to the coronavirus.  The firs...

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June 16 Update: There have been 27 COVID-19 related deaths in Cabarrus County.  The average age of these 27 individuals is 78.8 years old.   •Twenty deaths (74%) were related to a long-term care facility. •Seven individuals died before their 70th birthday. •Twenty individuals were older than 70 years old when they died. CHA officials want the public to understand that young people can and are being impacted by COVID, including death.  Two of our most...

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The Beverage Co-Packing Company Will Invest $68 million in Kannapolis, NC. Today, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that Prime Beverage Group, a new contract beverage manufacturer, will create 231 new jobs in Cabarrus County by establishing its first manufacturing operation in an existing speculative building located at 1858 Kannapolis Parkway in Kannapolis. Both Kannapolis City Council and Cabarrus County Commissioners approved five-year performance-based economic develo...

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The City of Kannapolis is in the final stages of the sale of the downtown properties known as Block One Phase One to the Lansing Melbourne Group. LMG has purchased the property for $450,000 and will invest an additional $2.6 million to renovate the properties. “We are excited to welcome four new businesses to downtown and wish them much success. The sale of this block moves us one more step closer to fully activating our downtown spaces. It has been amazing to see how much pedestrian tr...

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Kannapolis Fire Department is pleased to announce the promotion of several personnel in order to fill current vacancies, including two key retirements, and to support a new organizational structure. This change is driven from the desire to continually improve and will ultimately allow the department to better serve the community. “The fire department’s executive team has been strategic in building on the existing framework of the department and therefore, I am honored to announce th...

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Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA), Cabarrus County’s public health authority, is now offering on-site drive-through COVID-19 testing. CHA began testing at the Kannapolis location last week. Testing is available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, by appointment only.   CHA’s Testing Process The process for COVID-19 at CHA is simple. If an individual believes they need to be tested, they would call the CHA Health Info line at 704-920-1213. Call center nurses will conduct a scr...

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Today, Novant Health, Inc., a not-for-profit, integrated healthcare system headquartered in North Carolina, announced the launch of America’s first emergency drone logistics operation by a hospital for its pandemic response. The launch was made possible through a partnership with Zipline, the world’s only national scale, on-demand logistics service, which will provide drone flight services. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Novant Health a Part 107 waiver to b...

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Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg presented the recommended Fiscal Year 2021 budget to the Kannapolis City Council Tuesday evening. The recommended budget is $79,927,940 which includes all seven operating funds of the City. The budget includes no property tax increase and no increases in utility fees. If approved, the current tax rate will remain at .63 cents per $100 valuation - a home valued at $150,000 will pay $945 annually in property taxes for all City services.  “This yea...

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Are you looking for a community service project? Do you see trash on the side of the road and want to do something about it? Join the Adopt-a-Street program! The Adopt-a-Street program recognizes organizations who commit to clean a one mile section of street at least four times a year for two years. Each organization is provided with equipment, a street sign that recognizes the organization, and a certificate of participation. The American Legion Beaver-Pittman Post 115 committed to the Adop...

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VIDA, a private public mixed-use district, which will include apartments, restaurants, and retail space in Kannapolis is on target to open in winter of 2020/2021. VIDA is a stimulus for additional private investment on West Avenue in downtown Kannapolis. Lansing Melbourne Group (LMG)  is investing $61 million to construct 286 apartments, 18,000 square feet of new retail and renovating 36,000 square feet of historic retail space. The City’s investment will include a 400-space public...

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