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The Kannapolis City Council has approved the Fiscal Year 2022 budget. The approved budget is $85,250,848 and includes all six operating funds of the City. The budget includes no property tax increase.   However, there is a $2.50 per month environmental fee increase. The increase in environmental fee is due to the continued increase in the cost of collecting and disposing of garbage, electronic, bulky waste, yard waste and recycling items.   The new total environmental month...

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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. The UDO also establishes t...

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Two-day event culminates in placement of signed steel beam Under sunny downtown Concord skies, community members gathered this week for the two-day Cabarrus County Courthouse “topping off” celebration.  The event commemorated a major milestone in the project, as the building’s structure is now in place and crews are moving into the next phase of construction for the 250,000-square-foot expansion/renovation. The event was also the first official public presentatio...

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In 2008, racing team owner and engineering whiz Gene Haas and NASCAR racing legend Tony Stewart came together to form what would become one of the world’s most formidable racing organizations with Stewart-Haas Racing. The company needed a state-of-the-art facility to recruit talent that included sports celebrities and all the other various talent it takes to build a race team, and Kannapolis could deliver. Through the years, their success has led them to add more cars and even expand...

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After a long year of waiting to honor its 2020 class of inductees, the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame will hold inductions for its 2020 and 2021 class on Thursday, October 21, 2021 in Kannapolis, North Carolina. The 2020 inductees, announced last year during the COVID-19 pandemic, included six nationally known and award-winning legends from North Carolina: The Briarhoppers, Jermaine Dupri, Donald Lawrence, Michael T Mauldin, Charles Whitfield, and the Squirrel Nut Zippers. The annual cerem...

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City Will Host Two Concerts This Week The City of Kannapolis will continue its Summer Concert and Movie Series with two concerts this week. The Band of Oz will perform at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 8 at Veterans Park. Uncle Kracker will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 10 at Village Park. Both events are free to the public.   The City will provide a free shuttle to Village Park during the Uncle Kracker concert. The shuttle will operate from 5-10:30 p.m. Masks must be worn on the p...

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The City of Kannapolis Fire Department is sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Cooperative Christian Ministry Food Pantry. Drop off your non-perishable food items, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 16 at Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way. Meet Kannapolis firefighters as they take your donations and "stuff the fire truck" with your donations.   Currently, the ministry needs cereal, peanut butter, soup, pasta sauce, dried beans and canned carrots, peas, potatoes, vegetables...

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The Kannapolis City Council has approved the Fiscal Year 2022 budget. The approved budget is $85,250,848 and includes all six operating funds of the City. The budget includes no property tax or utility fee increases.   The current tax rate will remain at .63 cents per $100 valuation – a home valued at $200,000 will pay $1,260 annually in property taxes for all City services. The majority of the City’s revenues come from two sources – property taxes (58% of the b...

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Discover Fun in Kannapolis returns this summer with an incredible lineup of great concerts, movies, and of course, fireworks.  Events will be held from May to August. All events are free to the public. This Wednesday, Charlotte Symphony, will perform at 7 p.m. at Village Park. The park is located at 700 West C Street. Fireworks will follow the concert.   The Kannapolis Cannon Ballers will play games every night from Tuesday, June 29 thru Sunday, July 4. Fireworks will follow the ...

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Okuma America Corporation and RJG Inc. will locate international and national training centers at the College’s Advanced Technology Center at the North Carolina Research Campus Rowan-Cabarrus Community College announced two new corporate training partnerships during a special event held Thursday, June 24, at its Advanced Technology Center (ATC) at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, N.C. Okuma America Corporation, a world-leading builder of CNC machine tools, controls, ...

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