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The Run Kannapolis Fall/Winter series is cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Four runs were scheduled for later this year. They were the Hole In Run, Strides for Stroke 5K/10K, the Duke Dash and the Frostbite. Participants who have paid in advance will receive refunds. Each year thousands of people participate in the Run Kannapolis Series, hosted by the City of Kannapolis, Atrium Health Cabarrus and various non-profits in Cabarrus County. Runners who would like to still enter an event ...

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Traffic Alert: West 22nd Street is closed between Jack Street and Running Brook Drive for the next two weeks. The closure is necessary while crews work on the water main and roadway. Please avoid this area while we make the necessary repairs. Thank you!

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July 28, 2020 With actions to slow the spread of COVID-19 beginning to have impact, Governor Cooper issued Executive Order 153, stopping the sale of alcoholic drinks in restaurants, breweries, wineries and distilleries at 11 pm. North Carolina bars that are currently closed will remain closed. This order will take effect Friday, July 31. The order will not apply to grocery stores, convenience stores or other entities permitted to sell alcohol for off-premises consumption. Local governmen...

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Funding is now available to help North Carolinians in crisis pay cooling or heating bills or secure cooling or heating resources. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Crisis Intervention Program provides assistance to qualified, low-income households who are experiencing a cooling related crisis (or heating related crisis in the winter). “We know many families are currently facing additional financial hardships due to COVID-19, and this program is ...

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Join Legal Aid of North Carolina and local government staff representatives for a free webinar on fair housing laws and tenant’s rights on Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. While the webinar is free, advanced registration is required. Participants can register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7145122845004282383 Presenters include: Jeff Dillman, Fair Housing Project, Legal Aid of North Carolina Heather Seals Blankert, Legal Aid Concord Of...

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The City of Kannapolis and Cabarrus County Communications Departments were among 21 North Carolina governments to earn recognition in the 2020 North Carolina City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) Excellence in Communications Awards. The City of Kannapolis won two second place awards in the categories for Branding/Logo for the West Avenue Streetscape, and Print Poster/Flyer or Card for the Downtown Revitalization Block Map. Cabarrus County won first place awards for their Digital Emplo...

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The speed limit on fifteen streets in downtown Kannapolis will be lowered from 25 mph to 20 mph following action taken by the Kannapolis City Council on Monday evening. This is part of an ongoing initiative to protect the safety of pedestrians as the downtown becomes more activated with foot and vehicle traffic. “We knew that as the downtown area became more active with the opening of the Atrium Health Ballpark, the West Avenue Streetscape and businesses we would have more foot and vehi...

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The City of Kannapolis knows that many people in our community are financially struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The City, in accordance with the State of North Carolina Governor’s Executive Order, has not been disconnecting utility services, for those who have been unable to pay their bill, nor accessing late fees. When the Governor’s order expires, disconnection and late fee processes will resume. If you have accumulated past due balances we would like to ...

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Click here to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_kShBNp8mc&t=3s On June 30, the Minor League Baseball season was officially canceled. That meant no first pitch for the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers. Hopefully, you’ll get to cheer them on soon, but until then, our team’s home base remains vital to the community. Hear from General Manager Matt Millward and Assistant General Manager Vince Marcucci about the new Atrium Health Ballpark and how it serves as a hub for the new ...

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The Kannapolis City Council unanimously approved a redevelopment proposal and the sale of the Downtown Block Two properties on Monday night. Lansing Melbourne Group will be the new owners of the properties. Block Two includes eight buildings in the heart of downtown on West Avenue. The buildings, which date from the 1930-50s, are located around the corner from the Gem Theatre, near Atrium Health Ballpark, and a block north of the VIDA Mixed Use District. By partnering with a developer experie...

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