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Heads up, Cabarrus: the County’s Active Living and Parks (ALP) Department is calling on new and former participants to register for 2024 Cabarrus Senior Games and SilverArts.  Registration begins Monday, February 5. You can register online at torch.ncseniorgames.org or in person at the County Senior Center in Concord (331 Corban Ave. SE).  The event “gives me an opportunity to get together with others who are my age, want to be active and want to have fun together,”...

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We are pleased to announce the promotion of three of our staff members. Daniel Jenkins has been promoted to the role of Assistant Human Resources Director. His responsibilities will include the reviewing of personnel policies and procedures, overhaul of the performance evaluation system, updating hiring, recruiting, and retention of employees and oversight and administration of all risk management related activities. Daniel is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a B.S. degree in...

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The Kannapolis Youth Council has opened applications for the 2024-2025 year. Students who will be in grades 9-12 in Fall 2024 are eligible. Students must reside within the Kannapolis City limits to apply. Applications are due at 5 p.m. on March 11. The Council’s goal is to create opportunities for students to become engaged in leadership development, provide avenues for high school students to volunteer, develop leadership skills, develop high standards for behavior, to refine commun...

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The Kannapolis Farmers Market is looking for vendors. If you are a farmer, artisan, crafter, or baker we would love for you to participate in the market. The market is looking for people who offer a wide variety of fresh local produce, as well as cheese, ice cream, honey, baked goods, spices, jewelry, soaps, candies, crafts, pottery, hand crafted wood items, art, food trucks and more. Vendors pay an annual membership fee of $30, and a weekly rental fee of $10 per 14’ space. The market i...

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The Kannapolis YMCA recently honored Kannapolis City Council member, Mr. Doug Wilson, as a legacy member. Doug Wilson has been a faithful member since 1960, making it 63 years! The YMCA recognized that Doug has also been a donor, volunteer coach and a member of the board of managers over the years. The Y presented Doug a signature basketball to honor his service.

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Show us your artistic abilities. The City of Kannapolis Police Department is hosting its second annual children’s coloring contest. Children between the ages of 4 and 10, are encouraged to enter the contest by 5 p.m. on February 15, 2024. Children may use anything (crayons, markers, paint) to color the Kannapolis Police Department’s uniform patch. The Top Three winners will receive gifts. Submit your entry by delivering it in person to the Kannapolis Police Department (401 Laureat...

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Five new police officers, Anthony Irving Jr., Jamie Hyatt, Jody Kerr, Isaac Heggins II, and MacKenzie Rogers have joined the Kannapolis Police Department. Irving, Kerr, Heggins and Rogers have all been assigned to patrol squads and will receive additional training by two experienced police officer mentors. Due to her previous experience in law enforcement Hyatt has been assigned to A.L. Brown High School as a School Resource Officer. Anthony Jerome Irving Jr. is a graduate of A.L. Brown High ...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on January 1, 2024, in observance of the New Year. Garbage and recycling collection service will operate on a normal schedule, however, there will be no yard waste, limb or loose-leaf collection Monday, January 1, 2024.

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The City of Kannapolis has released the 2024 Garbage/Recycling Calendar. In addition to the garbage/recycling collection schedule for 2024, the calendar includes information on what items may be recycled. The calendar also details the holiday schedule for garbage/recycling collection. Important tips for garbage/recycling in 2024: ♻️ The City of Kannapolis asks that you do not bag your recyclables, and that you reuse, donate, or throw away Christmas lights, hoses, cords, clothing, and groce...

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For over 75 years the Gem Theatre has been the star of downtown Kannapolis. From movie premieres to special dates, from engagement proposals to wedding ceremonies the Gem Theatre has been an iconic structure and place of history for the City and its residents. In 2015 the City of Kannapolis acquired the theatre building and began the process of refurbishing the marquee, and essential elements such as the roof, heating and air conditioning and restrooms. Now, it’s time to give the int...

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