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Atrium Health and Cabarrus Health Alliance will have multiple community testing locations this week. Tuesday May 12, at Kannapolis YMCA, Wednesday, May 13, at Central Cabarrus High School, Thursday May 16, at A. L. Brown High School, and Friday, May 15, at Living Water Church of God. For more information on community testing please visit their website at: atriumhealth.org/getscreened or click here.

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The collection of white goods (appliances) and electronic waste will resume today, May 11. These services were suspended in March due to COVID-19 when Waste Management instituted stricter safety protocols for its employees. The City of Kannapolis contracts with Waste Management for the collection of garbage, recycling, bulky goods, electronic waste and white goods (appliances). Yard debris is collected by city crews. The collection of garbage, recycling and yard debris continues on a norma...

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May 5, 2020, 6 p.m. COVID-19 Update Governor Cooper signed an Executive Order today to move North Carolina into Phase One of state reopening, beginning 5 p.m., Friday, May 8. Click here for the FAQs. Click here for the FAQ Summary Chart. Click here for the Executive Order. For all COVID-19 information, visit kannapolisnc.gov/covid19

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With the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival cancelled this year, the City of Kannapolis hosted a virtual Jiggy with the Piggy last weekend. Participants dressed in their Jiggiest costumes, created Zucchini 600 cars, participated in a Jiggy-themed Virtual Escape Room, and much more! Thank you to everyone who participated. Participants submitted their photos through social media and competed for prizes.  The winners, by categories, are as follows:   Zucchini 600, presented by the...

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Elected officials with Cabarrus County, the cities of Concord and Kannapolis, and the towns of Harrisburg, Midland and Mt. Pleasant announced the local Stay-at-Home Proclamation will expire on April 29 at 5 p.m. with no extension. The move aligns the County with North Carolina’s Stay-at-Home Order, which expires on May 8.  The change relaxes restrictions the local Proclamation had placed on specified businesses, including car dealerships, real estate services and funerals. All other ...

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This week we were scheduled to have our premier event – the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival. A Kannapolis tradition, Jiggy with the Piggy, celebrates all things barbeque, music, and most of all our community. If you are like us, we are missing the sights, sounds of the festival and that wonderful smell of barbeque in our City.  But most of all - we miss you. We miss all the people and teams who visit our city annually. Thousands of you come and join us for a great week of events. You...

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The Kannapolis Police Department announces the promotion of both Christopher Hill and Brent Rowland to the position of lieutenant and Alex Quigley to the position of sergeant.   Lt. Christopher Hill joined the Kannapolis Police Department in 2009.  He served as a patrol officer for three years before transferring to the Criminal Investigations Division as a felony investigator. In 2014 he earned the designation of Police Officer II and was promoted to Sergeant. He transferred t...

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The Kannapolis Farmers Market will open Thursday, May 7, in time for you to enjoy an abundance of ripe strawberries, lettuce, berries, and asparagus.  The market will be held every Thursday, 4-7 p.m. at the corner of Vance Ave and Dale Earnhardt Blvd. The market continues thru September. Because of the current challenges with COVID-19, the Farmers Market has made the following changes: • Vendors will wear masks and gloves • There will be a handwashing station for the p...

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Prosperity Ridge Apartments are now open. A joint project between the City of Kannapolis, Cabarrus County and two local non-profits, Prosperity Unlimited, Inc. and Wesley Community Development, the apartments will serve senior adults. Located at 1430 El Paso Street, the apartments are restricted to people who are over the age of 55 and have limited incomes. The 60-unit complex is a project spearheaded by the non-profits, Prosperity Unlimited, Inc. and Wesley Community Development, who are wor...

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If you have a business, church or school building that is closed or partially closed you need to flush your pipes (flush toilets/run faucets) at least biweekly. Unless completely shut off there is always some water left in pipes. If a building is not in use water in the pipes becomes stagnant. The City of Kannapolis Water Department recommends that you flush pipes biweekly by turning on faucets for a couple of minutes and flushing toilets. This will decrease the risk of waterborne bacteria in...

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