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Join us as we celebrate “National Random Act of Kindness Day” on February 17. We invite you to come and meet our two new Chiefs – Fire Chief Tracy Winecoff and Police Chief Terry Spry. They will be handing out cups of hot chocolate, face masks, and other goodies in front of Kannapolis City Hall. Drive by between 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. and introduce yourself. They would love to meet you (COVID restrictions will be in place. Please wear a mask and remain in your vehicle). ...

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The first phase of renovations at the Gem Theatre are now underway. The City of Kannapolis, the owner of the theatre, is funding the projects, which are expected to cost $1.1 million. The renovations include three major projects: the addition of handicap accessible restrooms on the first floor; a new HVAC system and restoration of the historic marquee. The addition of accessible restrooms, on the first floor, will be to the left of the theatre entrance, in the adjacent space, which was former...

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The Kannapolis Farmers Market is looking for vendors. If you are a farmer, artisan, crafter or baker we would love for you to participate in the market.   The market is looking for people who offer a wide variety of fresh, local produce, as well as cheese, ice cream, honey, baked goods, spices, jewelry, soaps, candies, crafts, pottery, hand crafted wood items, art and more. Vendors pay an annual membership fee of $30, and a weekly rental fee of $10 per 14’ space.   Th...

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The City of Kannapolis Fire Department has been recognized for achieving the highest standards for training and equipment following a detailed inspection by the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, Inc.   The department earned this recognition for meeting the highest standards in five specific rescue and emergency medical categories: Heavy Rescue (large vehicles such as buses/tractor trailers), Confined Space Rescue (tunnels/manholes/utility vaults), Hi...

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♻️RECYCLING ALERT♻️: Over the last few months, recycling carts in the City have been approximately 20% contaminated. This means we are not recycling properly and the carts are contaminated with trash. Entire truckloads are being rejected by our recycling vendors and then must go to the landfill as trash. Every time this happens the City is penalized.   If your garbage/recycling is collected on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays we especially need your help.   Please r...

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The City of Kannapolis would like to congratulate the participants of the fourth annual the Loop the Loop Challenge. Loop the Loop is a series of loops around downtown Kannapolis and Kannapolis School facilities that people can walk, bike or run. Count your miles and you can win prizes. You can even sign up your dog and they can collect prizes for their miles. This year, three participants logged over 2,300 miles each. Russ Hoyser, Sylvia Anderson and Robert Kuddie reached this incredible ach...

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The City of Kannapolis and North Carolina Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting regarding the construction of a sidewalk on Little Texas Road. The meeting will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26. The meeting will be held both in person and virtually at the same time on the same date. The meeting will include a presentation and question and comment period. The meeting will be held in person at the Laureate Center, Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis. ...

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Kannapolis Police Chief Terry Spry announces the promotion of both Jennifer Hyatt and Brent Rowland to the position of Captain; Jason Hinson to the position of Lieutenant and Chris Howard to the position of Sergeant.     Captain Jennifer Hyatt will lead the Special Operations Bureau. She will be responsible for the Community Services Unit, Training and Office of Professional Standards. Hyatt began her career with the Kannapolis Police Department as a Patrol Officer in  2007....

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Rowan County Public Health is excited to share that starting on Monday, January 11th, we will be entering into the Phase 1b/Mass Vaccination Phase for Group 1. This vaccination phase will include all individuals 75 years of age and older, regardless of health status or living situation, and any remaining Phase 1A eligible individuals. This will be a drive-thru vaccination clinic, which will be held at the West End Plaza/the old Salisbury Mall (1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. West). No appointments ...

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The Cabarrus Health Alliance will host multiple drive-through clinics for the COVID-19 vaccine, with the next being Saturday, January 2, 2021. The clinics will be at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, located at 4751 NC-49, Concord, NC 28025. No appointment is necessary.   As the local public health authority, Cabarrus Health Alliance, is required to follow the state’s phased approach to administering the vaccine.   Vaccine Clinic Dates Date Time...

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