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The City of Kannapolis and the management of the Gem Theatre held a celebration Tuesday to celebrate the Gem’s 85th birthday and the selection of the theatre to the National Register of Historic Places.   During a brief ceremony Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant spoke of the importance of the theatre in the Kannapolis community. “The theatre has been a touchstone for the City for 85 years.  It's where people go for their first dates, first kiss, people have gotten ...

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The Kannapolis Christmas Parade will be held at 6 p.m., on December 11, in downtown Kannapolis. The parade will travel down Laureate Way and West Avenue.   The route offers the crowds many comfortable areas to watch the parade comfortably with the incredible backdrop of the North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis City Hall & Police Headquarters and West Avenue.   The parade will begin at the intersection of Main Street and Laureate Way at the parking deck of the Nort...

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A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will begin working on December 6, 2021 to examine all aspects of the Kannapolis Police Department’s policies, procedures, management, operations, and support services.  The Kannapolis Police Department has been accredited for 21 years and is seeking a seventh re-accreditation by the Commission.   Verification by the team that the Kannapolis Police Department meets the Commiss...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Thursday, November 25, and Friday, November 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. There will be no garbage/recycling/yard waste/loose leaf collection service on Thanksgiving Day, and no loose leaf/yard waste collection on Friday, November 26. Garbage and recycling will operate on a one-day delay - (Thursday’s route will be collected on Friday and Friday’s route will be collected on Saturday). Loose leaf/yard waste collecti...

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The City of Kannapolis, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers and Old Armor Beer Company would like to thank the community for their generous donations to the Cabarrus and Rowan Veterans Food Drive. Within six weeks we received 3,260 pounds of food.   On Monday, The Kannapolis Youth Council sorted and prepared the food for delivery to the Cabarrus and Rowan County Veteran Services Offices. The food was delivered Friday morning and will be distributed to veterans in time for the holidays. &...

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The City of Kannapolis Police Department is now recruiting Public Safety Cadets. The program is open to Kannapolis and Cabarrus County residents, age 14 to 20, who are interested in a career in public safety. Officers from the Kannapolis Police Department and Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office will serve as mentors and provide guidance, support, and practical vocational experiences to the cadets.   The program creates a pathway for future employment in law enforcement. It also inc...

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Bonsai hobbyists, gardeners, and art lovers all can enjoy the beauty of these small trees when bonsai artists and vendors from all over the USA will display their trees. This is a great chance to learn about this art and hobby, buy a tree or buy supplies.  For the 8th year, bonsai artists from all over the USA will show their bonsai trees in the exceptionally beautiful marble-lined domed atrium of the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis (a short ride north from Charlotte on I-...

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The City of Kannapolis will celebrate the holidays with several festivities. The season will officially kick off at Village Park with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Celebration of Lights at 6 p.m., Saturday, November 20. The Celebration of Lights will continue thru December 30 with new opportunities for fun including community groups performing and a holiday market. The Kannapolis Christmas Parade will be in downtown Kannapolis at 6 p.m. on December 11. The Tree Lighting Ceremon...

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The City of Kannapolis has launched a Customer Call Center with an easy to remember telephone number, email address and mobile app, for the purpose of providing a simpler and quicker way to provide customer service, to Kannapolis residents.   If you need assistance or have questions about city services, you can now call one telephone number – 704.920.4444 or send an email – custserve@kannapolisnc.gov. The CARTology app is also available to provide information and assistanc...

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Department launches sixth annual survey to improve customer service The N.C. Department of Transportation is again asking the public for feedback on how the agency is performing and ways it can improve its customer service. Now in its sixth year, NCDOT’s survey takes about 15 minutes to complete, and the link is mobile-friendly. Participation can help the department identify ways to make North Carolina transportation services safer, more efficient and customer focused. Administ...

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