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The City of Kannapolis has received two special gifts. The estate of Dr. Harold Cook and Lynne and Wally Safrit have donated funds to purchase two pieces of sculpture. Both sculptures have been placed on West Avenue as part of the new streetscape. North Carolina artist Tom Risser created both pieces using stainless steel. “The Dancers,” was donated by the late Dr. Harold Cook. The eight-foot-tall sculpture captures two people dancing and it is located near the intersection of West...

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Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the grand re-opening of West Avenue on October 10! We hope you will visit often and admire all that the new linear park and streetscape have to offer. West Avenue has been transformed into a beautiful tree lined street which will accommodate live music, open air dining, walking, running, a putt-putt lawn, and other greenspaces perfect for reading, classes for exercise or other special events. The new streetscape also has fountains, public restro...

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It is another great season to Discover Fun in Kannapolis. The City has announced upcoming events that you won’t want to miss. October 13: West Avenue Music (1–3 p.m.) – West Avenue Vadim Kolpakov (String Guitarist) The Instigators (4-piece Blues/RnB band) Scoot Pittman (Acoustic Guitarist)   October 19: Kaleidoscope Arts and Ag Festival (12-4 p.m.) – West Avenue As part of the Rowan Arts & Ag series, the event will feature over 40 local ar...

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The Kannapolis City Council has approved incentives to the Charlotte-based, United States Performance Center (USPC) which could lead to the location of athletic training and research facilities on the North Carolina Research Campus. The USPC has approached the City of Kannapolis and officials at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC), regarding the possibility of collaborating on a project which would partner athletes and researchers together to prepare athletes for the rigors of Olympic a...

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The City of Kannapolis has joined Cabarrus County and the City of Concord to make the process of submitting permits easier – both for residents and developers. We are now using an online system called Accela to process all plans. You can go online and submit all the paperwork we need for your project. You send us the information and both the City and County staff can access it simultaneously and begin the plan review process. It’s a one stop shop for the permitting process. It eli...

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The City of Kannapolis has been recognized with two national SAVVY Awards for communications and marketing by 3CMA. 3CMA, The City-County Communications and Marketing Association is the nation’s top professional group for government communication and marketing professionals. The Savvy Awards, held in conjunction with 3CMA’s Annual Conference, recognize outstanding local government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing and citizen-government relationships. The Sav...

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Duke CTSI announces that TransPop will double its space at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis. We're also celebrating the 10th anniversary of the MURDOCK Study! “The MURDOCK Study is our foundational study and has paved the way for TransPop’s growing clinical research presence in Kannapolis,” said Dr. Kristin Newby, principal investigator for the MURDOCK Study and director for Translational Population Health Research (TransPop). “The value of the MURDOCK Study is...

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The City of Kannapolis is pleased to announce the Gem Theatre has been added to the National Register of Historic Places and the City will invest $1.5 million in order to improve this important community treasure. The Gem Theatre property was part of the City’s purchase of downtown property in 2015. City staff members have worked diligently to complete the one-year process which involved authenticating the age of the building and its unique architectural elements. The National Park Serv...

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The City of Kannapolis is beginning the process for a new plan which would provide a long-range vision for Cannon Boulevard. Cannon Boulevard (US 29) is a major transportation and commercial corridor which serves the City of Kannapolis, along with surrounding communities and the greater Cabarrus County/Rowan County area.  The Cannon Boulevard Corridor Plan (CBCP) is intended to provide a long-range vision for the transformation of Cannon Boulevard into a 21st century thoroughfare. T...

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has announced the appointment of Wilmer Melton, III to the College’s Board of Trustees. Melton, who is the Director of Public Works for the City of Kannapolis, will serve on the board through June 30, 2020. “I am looking forward to working more closely with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as it continues to change lives for the better and contribute to the economic development and quality of life in Cabarrus and Rowan counties,” Melton said....

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