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As work continues on the Interstate 85 widening project, N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews will temporarily close a portion of Winecoff School Road to complete roadwork at Tremont Avenue NW. The closure will be in place at 9 a.m. Monday, July 13. The road is scheduled to reopen by 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16. During the closure, drivers will follow a detour along Kannapolis Highway, U.S. 29/601 and N.C. 73, returning to Winecoff School Road. Motorists are encouraged to pay att...

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While Minor League Baseball’s announcement that there will be no 2020 Kannapolis Cannon Ballers season is a disappointment, it is not a surprise. “Unfortunately, this was the news we expected. The pandemic continues to negatively impact our state and nation. It would be unsafe for our community and the team to play baseball this year. While we wish there could have been a season, we look forward to a great inaugural Cannon Ballers season in 2021,” commented Kannapolis City M...

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North Carolina remains under the Safer at Home Phase 2 Order. Phase 2 has been extended to July 17. For more information on the state’s response to COVID-19, visit covid.ncdhhs.gov. For Cabarrus Health Alliance, Cabarrus County, City of Kannapolis, Rowan County Department of Health and Rowan County COVID-19 specific information, visit www.kannapolisnc.gov/covid19. Thank you for Practicing the 3W’s: • Wear a cloth covering over your nose and mouth. (required in pub...

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Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen today announced that North Carolina will remain in Safer at Home Phase 2 for three more weeks. Cooper also announced that face coverings must be worn when people are in public places as officials seek to stabilize concerning trends of increasing viral spread.  Click here for the News Release. Click here for the Executive Order. Click here for FAQs. Click here for Guidance on ...

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The Kannapolis City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2021 budget Monday evening. The budget is $80,523,452 and includes all seven operating funds of the City. The budget includes no property tax increase and no increases in utility fees. The 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.  “We find ourselves in a new world. COVID-19 is impacting the way we do business today and it wil...

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Do you have an interest in serving on a City Advisory Board or Commission? The City of Kannapolis is seeking members to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustment. In order to serve you must complete an application and be appointed to the board or commission by the Kannapolis City Council. Most of these boards and commissions participate in the City’s policy decisions by making recommendations to the City Council. You can make a difference by sharing your tim...

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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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