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A Kannapolis Christmas will officially kick off at Village Park with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Celebration of Lights at 6 p.m., Saturday, November 19. The Celebration of Lights will then run thru December 30. The Kannapolis Christmas Parade returns on December 10. The Celebration of Lights includes thousands and thousands of Christmas lights. Ride the Winterland Express, a g-24 scale replica CP Huntington engine, and count down the 12 Days of Christmas as you view unique ho...

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Kannapolis Finance Staff – Samantha Blocker, Cyndy Helms, Africa Otis, Director; Sharon Bailey, Heather Kann, Renee Butler, and Wanda Jones The City of Kannapolis has once again been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada. The City has received this designation for 30 consecutive years.   The certificate is given to governments who meet the highest levels of governmenta...

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Catawba College and Eremid® Genomic Services, LLC, (Eremid), a specialist genomics contract research provider, are opening the Bill and Shari Graham Genomics Laboratory specializing in genomic sequencing at Eremid's facilities on the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, North Carolina. "The Graham Genomics Lab is an example of the exceptional liberal arts education offered at Catawba College," said Catawba President David P. Nelson. "Students will engage...

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Road Closure – West Avenue, from Vance to Cannon Baller Way will be closed to traffic from 2 p.m. today until 7:30 a.m. Monday morning. The closure is effect for the Kantoberfest which is happening this weekend in downtown Kannapolis.

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The Kannapolis Fire Department will host the Fire Truck Parade and the Kid’s Costume Contest, at 5:45 p.m., on Friday, October 14. The parade will proceed along Laureate Way and N. Research Campus Drive, between City Hall and the North Carolina Research Campus.   Immediately, following the fire truck parade join us for the Children’s Fire Costume Contest at the corner of Watson Crick Drive and Laureate Way, near Kannapolis City Hall. Kids aged 12 and under are encouraged t...

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The City of Kannapolis has been named one of the Top 15 Cities in the U.S. for Corporate Headquarters Relocation. The designation was recently released by the Boyd Company and featured in Site Selection Magazine. Over the last decade the City has been successfully implementing a revitalization program built on bringing economic opportunities and companies to Kannapolis.   “We are excited to be recognized as a top location for corporations and their staffs. The City Council and s...

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Tina Cline, the City of Kannapolis Human Resources Director, has been named a Best in HR Finalist by the Charlotte Business Journal. She and her department team members were recognized at a recent ceremony. The Charlotte Business Journal recognized the City for their innovative internal and external personnel practices, policies and programs as the City’s employees responded to the pandemic.   Tina has been with the City of Kannapolis for 27 years. She is active in several Human...

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  1:30 p.m. October 1 All parks and greenways are open.  All downed power lines and trees have been cleared and streets are back open.    7 p.m. September 30 City staff are busy this evening dealing with storm related issues.  We have several trees that have fallen and downed power lines. Stoplights in the areas of Kannapolis Parkway and Rogers Lake Road are out. Treat any intersection without working stoplights as a four way stop. Approximately 1...

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The Kannapolis Police Department invites the community to attend its open house, from 5 to 8 p.m., on October 17, at Kannapolis City Hall and Police Headquarters, 401 Laureate Way. This event is free to the public.   During the event there will be guided tours of the police department, displays and demonstrations from each individual police division. Meet our police officers and K-9 officers. Child fingerprinting kits will also be available for parents. Enjoy free popcorn and slushies...

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Due to the rainy forecast for this weekend, we are rescheduling the Fire Truck Parade and Kid’s Firefighter Costume Contest to 5:45 p.m. on October 14.   The Sunday Music Series Concert in Veterans Park scheduled for this Sunday, October 2 is also cancelled.     The Fire Truck Parade will begin at approximately 5:45 p.m. on October 14 on Biotechnology Lane, and proceed south on Laureate Way, onto North Research Campus Drive, and into the horseshoe by Kann...

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