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Kannapolis Fire Department is pleased to announce the promotion of several personnel in order to fill current vacancies, including two key retirements, and to support a new organizational structure. This change is driven from the desire to continually improve and will ultimately allow the department to better serve the community. “The fire department’s executive team has been strategic in building on the existing framework of the department and therefore, I am honored to announce th...

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Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA), Cabarrus County’s public health authority, is now offering on-site drive-through COVID-19 testing. CHA began testing at the Kannapolis location last week. Testing is available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, by appointment only.   CHA’s Testing Process The process for COVID-19 at CHA is simple. If an individual believes they need to be tested, they would call the CHA Health Info line at 704-920-1213. Call center nurses will conduct a scr...

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Today, Novant Health, Inc., a not-for-profit, integrated healthcare system headquartered in North Carolina, announced the launch of America’s first emergency drone logistics operation by a hospital for its pandemic response. The launch was made possible through a partnership with Zipline, the world’s only national scale, on-demand logistics service, which will provide drone flight services. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Novant Health a Part 107 waiver to b...

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Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg presented the recommended Fiscal Year 2021 budget to the Kannapolis City Council Tuesday evening. The recommended budget is $79,927,940 which includes all seven operating funds of the City. The budget includes no property tax increase and no increases in utility fees. If approved, the current tax rate will remain at .63 cents per $100 valuation - a home valued at $150,000 will pay $945 annually in property taxes for all City services.  “This yea...

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Are you looking for a community service project? Do you see trash on the side of the road and want to do something about it? Join the Adopt-a-Street program! The Adopt-a-Street program recognizes organizations who commit to clean a one mile section of street at least four times a year for two years. Each organization is provided with equipment, a street sign that recognizes the organization, and a certificate of participation. The American Legion Beaver-Pittman Post 115 committed to the Adop...

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VIDA, a private public mixed-use district, which will include apartments, restaurants, and retail space in Kannapolis is on target to open in winter of 2020/2021. VIDA is a stimulus for additional private investment on West Avenue in downtown Kannapolis. Lansing Melbourne Group (LMG)  is investing $61 million to construct 286 apartments, 18,000 square feet of new retail and renovating 36,000 square feet of historic retail space. The City’s investment will include a 400-space public...

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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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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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