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Offering heavy construction equipment, parts and services, Linder Industrial Machinery started more than 65 years ago, and has found Kannapolis is a city that offers a strategic advantage for their company thanks to the location’s accessibility. Linder, the largest Komatsu and Wirtgen construction equipment dealership in North America provides equipment &  services to the Construction Industry to assist in building North Carolina. Originally located in uptown Charlotte, the ...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed for business on Monday, May 31, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1. There will be no disruption in garbage and recycling collection service, however, there will be no yard debris collection on Monday. All Kannapolis parks will be open for regular operating hours from dawn until dusk. In Village Park, the Pad will be open Saturday, 10 a.m. -7 p.m.; Sunday and Monday from noon to 6 p.m.

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The Kannapolis City Council voted Monday night to approve moving forward with extending utilities to Kannapolis Crossing. Kannapolis Crossing is a mixed-used development that will be located at the new Exit 65 off I-85 (Old Beatty Ford Road). The project is in the City of Kannapolis and Rowan County.   Carolyn Martin with Commercial Properties Realty Trust will develop 318 acres at the new interchange. Martin plans to construct 500 residences (including apartments, homes and townhomes) on...

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Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg presented the recommended Fiscal Year 2022 budget to the Kannapolis City Council Monday evening. The recommended budget is $85,250,848 which includes all six operating funds of the City. The budget includes no property tax or utility fee increases, but there is a proposed $2.50 increase in environmental fees. The increase in environmental fees is due to the continued increase in the cost of collecting and disposing of garbage, electronic, bulky waste and re...

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              From cool, funky home goods and small treasures, to deeply meaningful pieces, Nostalgia Hollow has it all, and is finding success in Kannapolis. Rows and rows of delightful finds and effusive candles make for great browsing—but it’s also the shopkeepers’ personalities that create a one-of-a-kind shopping experience here at the location on N. Main Street. And there is often a familiar smile waiting to gree...

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The Kannapolis City Council has approved a development proposal for the former Kannapolis Intimidators Stadium property.   The proposal will allow Fortius Capital Partners to purchase the former Kannapolis Intimidators Stadium for $3 million. The 55-acre site is located on Lane Street near the I-85 Exit 63 interchange and has excellent access to Charlotte and Greensboro. The property is next to Lake Fisher which is a protected reservoir.   The site is being sold now that the K...

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The City of Kannapolis was among 19 North Carolina governments to earn recognition in the North Carolina City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) 2021 Excellence in Communications Awards. The City of Kannapolis won a first-place award in the category of graphic design for the “Wear A Mask” COVID Campaign. The City also won a second-place honor for the social media post and campaign honoring Mrs. Dot Cole on her 107th birthday and recognition as the Oldest Living U.S. Marine. ...

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Discover Fun in Kannapolis returns this summer with an incredible lineup of great concerts, movies, and of course, fireworks.  Events will be held from May to August. All events are free to the public. Children 18 & under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. You are welcome to bring your lawn chairs. No pets or smoking please. Food and drinks will be on sale in the parks during the events.   Village Park Concerts: 7 p.m. located at 700 West C Street   Satur...

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Both Teams to Honor the Jonathan Foundation in May 28th Showdown    Almost a month after opening its gates for North Carolina high school baseball’s season opener, Atrium Health Ballpark will play host to the historic rivalry game between the A.L. Brown Wonders and Concord Spiders on Friday, May 28th at 7:00 p.m. Friday night’s showdown will also honor the life of Jonathan Thacker and help support the Jonathan Foundation.    The Wonders and long-time h...

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The Village Park Splash Pad will open on Saturday, May 29. The Splash Pad hours are Monday – Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, from noon – 6 p.m. (Open noon – 6 p.m. on Memorial Day, May 31).  Village Park is located at 700 West C Street. Admission is $1.50. The City of Kannapolis Parks and Recreation staff will follow best practices regarding COVID-19 precautions such as cleaning and sanitizing the splash pad. It is a “play at your own risk&rdquo...

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