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Safety tips for parents, motorists and trick-or-treaters The N.C. Department of Transportation and Kannapolis Police Department are encouraging parents, motorists and trick-or-treaters to be safe this Halloween.   More than 2,100 pedestrians are injured or killed in collisions with motor vehicles in North Carolina each year, and over half of those collisions occur in the evening or at night.   Thousands of children are expected to be walking outside on Oct. 31.&...

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The City of Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for craft and food vendors for the Celebration of Lights Holiday Market from November 20 through December 30. Applications are due November 7. This year, visitors will be able to shop locally and find holiday gifts during the Celebration of Lights at Village Park. Craft vendors will be at Village Park, Thursday through Sunday. Food vendors will also be at the park daily this year.   Click here f...

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Cabarrus County, the City of Concord and the City of Kannapolis will jointly host a “Home Sweet Home” virtual fair housing workshop on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Anyone interested in learning more about local efforts to address chronic fair housing issues is encouraged to attend.   The virtual workshop will include a guest speaker from Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. and several panelists who will share their professional perspectives on th...

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Loose leaf collection will begin October 25 and will end March 4. After March 4, we request that you bag any loose leaves you have and place them at the curb for yard waste collection.   During the Loose-Leaf Season, there will not be loose leaf collection on the following holidays observed by the City:  Veteran's Day (Nov 11th), Thanksgiving (Nov 25th and 26th), Christmas (Dec 23rd, 24th, and 27th), New Year's Eve  (Dec 31st), and Martin Luther King Day (J...

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The Kannapolis City Council recently approved $56,000 for its 2021-2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) fund allocation. The funds are designated for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income residents within the City of Kannapolis.   Grants were awarded to: Academic Learning Center - $4,000 to be used for after-school tutoring, stipends, and supplies Big Brother Big Sisters - $5,000 to support and grow a youth mentorship program in partnership with Kannapolis ...

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The City of Kannapolis Fire and Police Departments are holding a new winter coat drive for children in grades K-12 in our community. Please bring new coats to these three locations by October 15:   Kannapolis Police Department lobby located at 401 Laureate Way Fire Station 3 – 1703 Concord Lake Road Fire Station 5 – 2046 Barr Road     For more information or to participate in the event, contact Sherry Gordon at sgordon@kannapolisnc.gov or 704-920-4...

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The City of Kannapolis, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers and Old Armor Beer Company are sponsoring a food drive for Cabarrus and Rowan County veterans who are in need. Drop off your canned food items, in the carts at Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way; at the ticket office at Atrium Health Ballpark or at Old Armor Beer Company from October 1 to November 12.   There are approximately 27,000 veterans in Cabarrus and Rowan Counties and approximately 10,000 of these veterans seek assista...

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The City of Kannapolis has been recognized with a national SAVVY Award for communications and marketing by 3CMA. 3CMA, The City-County Communications and Marketing Association is the nation’s top professional group for government communication and marketing professionals.   The Savvy Awards, held in conjunction with 3CMA’s Annual Conference, recognize outstanding local government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing and citizen-government relationships. ...

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The Kannapolis City Council has approved designating a social district in downtown Kannapolis. This new district, branded the West Avenue District, will enable patrons of downtown ABC permitted establishments to drink an alcoholic beverage on sidewalks and public areas in the social district. Kannapolis was able to designate this social district following legislation that was approved by the N.C. General Assembly earlier this month. This new social district includes portions of West Avenue, Oak...

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On Saturday, October 16, from 9 a.m. until noon, the Kannapolis Transportation and Environmental Services Department 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. No businesses please.   For more information, call Transportation and Environmental Services at 7...

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