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Kannapolis Police Chief Terry Spry is pleased to announce that Daniel Wallace has been promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief of Police.  Deputy Chief Wallace began his career with the Kannapolis Police Department in 2000.  He has served in several positions including Patrol Officer, D.A.R.E. Officer and School Resource Officer. He was designated as a Master Police Officer in 2009 and promoted to Sergeant in 2010. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2014 and served as a Co...

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On Saturday, October 17, from 9 a.m. until noon, the Kannapolis Transportation and Environmental Services will host a free document shredding event at the Public Works Operation Center, at 1401 Bethpage Road. This event is for Kannapolis residents only. Document shredding is limited to five file boxes per person, which is the equivalent of two 40-gallon trash bags. We ask that you maintain social distance and wear a mask while dropping off your documents. To help maintain social distance, ...

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N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews are actively working on every section of N.C. 3 from Kannapolis Parkway to Loop Road as work continues to widen the existing road to a four-lane divided roadway. Current operations include: • Soil cement stabilization • Fine grading in multiple areas • Earthmoving work (taking material out of some areas to place for embankment fills) • Storm drain installation • Water line installation • Work on d...

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Kannapolis, N.C. – The City of Kannapolis continues to see a trend of positive growth in both residential and commercial development as a result of the Kannapolis City Council’s emphasis on strategic economic development policies and investments. From 2017 to 2019 permits for new single-family homes were around 300 annually. The majority of residential growth occurring during this time period is in the multifamily market with several apartment and townhome projects receiving permits....

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The City of Kannapolis has awarded $57,500 in federally funded grants to 14 non-profits who offer programs that benefit low and moderate-income residents in the City. These funds are part of the City’s 2020 Community Development Block Grant fund allocation that is received from Housing and Urban Development.  The grants were awarded to: •Academic Learning Center - $5,000 for teacher stipends and instructional materials for the afterschool program. •AYA House, Inc. -...

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Traffic Alert: West 22nd Street is closed between Jack Street and Running Brook Drive for the next two weeks. The closure is necessary while crews work on the water main and roadway. Please avoid this area while we make the necessary repairs. Thank you!

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July 28, 2020 With actions to slow the spread of COVID-19 beginning to have impact, Governor Cooper issued Executive Order 153, stopping the sale of alcoholic drinks in restaurants, breweries, wineries and distilleries at 11 pm. North Carolina bars that are currently closed will remain closed. This order will take effect Friday, July 31. The order will not apply to grocery stores, convenience stores or other entities permitted to sell alcohol for off-premises consumption. Local governmen...

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Funding is now available to help North Carolinians in crisis pay cooling or heating bills or secure cooling or heating resources. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Crisis Intervention Program provides assistance to qualified, low-income households who are experiencing a cooling related crisis (or heating related crisis in the winter). “We know many families are currently facing additional financial hardships due to COVID-19, and this program is ...

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Join Legal Aid of North Carolina and local government staff representatives for a free webinar on fair housing laws and tenant’s rights on Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. While the webinar is free, advanced registration is required. Participants can register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7145122845004282383 Presenters include: Jeff Dillman, Fair Housing Project, Legal Aid of North Carolina Heather Seals Blankert, Legal Aid Concord Of...

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The City of Kannapolis and Cabarrus County Communications Departments were among 21 North Carolina governments to earn recognition in the 2020 North Carolina City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) Excellence in Communications Awards. The City of Kannapolis won two second place awards in the categories for Branding/Logo for the West Avenue Streetscape, and Print Poster/Flyer or Card for the Downtown Revitalization Block Map. Cabarrus County won first place awards for their Digital Emplo...

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