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A wedding. An Easter family gathering. Birthday parties.  Cabarrus residents held these gatherings over the past two weeks. And now, the Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) is investigating COVID-19 outbreaks at each event, with more than 18 people infected.   In most of these cases, the number of attendees was below 10, which highlights the need for following all the recommended guidelines, according to Erin Shoe, Chief Operating Officer at CHA, Cabarrus County’s public health auth...

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Progress on the first phase of the Irish Buffalo Creek Greenway continues. This first phase is 2.7 miles and will run along a utility easement from Orphanage Road to Rogers Lake Road. The greenway will be ten feet wide and paved. It is expected to be completed in later this summer. Earlier this week three pedestrian bridges arrived. The rustic steel and wood bridges will be installed along the portions of the greenway which cross portions of the creek. The public will be able to access the...

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A week after Cabarrus County and its municipalities enacted a Stay-at-Home Proclamation, Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) officials are asking residents to follow key components of the measure in order to limit transmission of COVID-19 in the area. Specifically, CHA asks families to keep off neighborhood playgrounds. Interim Director of the Cabarrus Health Alliance Erin Shoe says the agency is getting multiple reports each day of families using private playground facilities and crossing boun...

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The Government Finance Officers Association has presented the Distinguished Budget Award to the City of Kannapolis. The award is given to municipalities who publish a budget that is a policy document, an operations guide, a financial plan and is used as a communications device. The City of Kannapolis budget document was found to be proficient in those four categories and met 14 mandatory criteria in order to achieve the award.

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As our community works together to fight the spread of COVID-19, our community has reached out to us and asked, “How can we help?”  There are several non-profit organizations who are stretched to the limit as they work to help people deal with the effects of COVID-19 on their lives. We have created a database of non-profit needs in Cabarrus County. The database of non-profit organizations lists the immediate needs of these important groups during this time of crisis. We hope ...

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Justin Smith has been promoted to the rank of Captain with the Kannapolis Police Department. He will assume command of the Support Services Bureau.   Smith began his career with the Kannapolis Police Department as a Patrol Officer in 2001.  In 2008, he was promoted to Patrol Sergeant and transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division in 2010.  He was promoted to Lieutenant of the Criminal Investigation Division in 2015 and later transferred back to Patrol a Patrol Lieute...

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Today, elected officials with Cabarrus County, the cities of Concord and Kannapolis, and the towns of Harrisburg, Midland and Mt. Pleasant announced revisions to their Stay-at-Home Proclamation. The Proclamation now aligns with the State of North Carolina’s Order and further clarifies information in the Cabarrus County Stay-at-Home Proclamation, which took effect March 26. The following changes take effect March 31 at 5 p.m.: The Proclamation is in effect until April 29 at 5 p.m. ...

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The Kannapolis Police Department welcomes Nijah Armstrong as its newest officer. She graduated from the Stanly Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training program in December. Officer Armstrong is assigned to Patrol Squad C and is currently completing her required field training.  Officer Armstrong is a graduate of Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, D.C. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from North Carolina Agricultura...

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Walk Cabarrus is a community-wide walking campaign focused on creating healthier lifestyles for the residents of Cabarrus County. The goal for Walk Cabarrus is for those who live and work in Cabarrus County to walk one billion steps in 2020. Loop the Loop is part of Walk Cabarrus, and individuals who participate in Loop the Loop are automatically entered in Walk Cabarrus – including dogs. Loop the Loop participants who log their miles at kannapolisnc.gov/looptheloop will automatically h...

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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. Waste Management, in an abundance of caution for the health of its employees, is suspending the collection of white goods (appliances) and electronic waste beginning Monday, March 30. Bulky goods will be picked up using a truck with a motorized arm instead of by a person. Items that cannot be picked...

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