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The City of Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department has opened registration for Youth Basketball for children 3-15 years old. Registration closes November 30. The registration fee is $40 for Kannapolis residents and $60 for non-residents, this includes the cost of uniforms, practices and games. Participants are required to have proper athletic shoes. Scholarships and sponsorship opportunities are available. Skills assessments will take place December 7-19. Teams will have one practic...

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Cabarrus County Board of Elections has changed the lineup of planned early voting locations. The State Board approved four locations in early September. When a scheduling conflict got in the way of approved expanded hours, officials replaced the Charlotte Motor Speedway site with Embassy Suites (5400 John Q. Hammons Dr. NW, Concord), located about a mile away from the track. Early (or One-Stop) voting begins on Thursday, October 15. To accommodate the large number of anticipated early voters ...

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The Rowan County Department of Environmental Management along with NC Cooperative Extension, NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting the Annual Household Hazardous Waste and Recycling Collection Event at the County’s Recycling Processing Center located at 1102 North Long Street Extension in East Spencer on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Special Waste Disposal Rowan County citizens are inv...

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The Kannapolis Fire Department has launched an innovative accident scene safety program. This initiative is designed to protect police, fire and ems personnel and others who are responding to accidents or incidents in high speed and heavy traffic areas such as the interstate, highways or other unsafe roadways. This program will also protect people who may have vehicles that are disabled or damaged in an accident.  The program involves four key components: signage, lights, portable speed ...

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Yesterday, October 6, would have been our Annual National Night Out Event. We would have celebrated our community with music, food, fun and great conversation with our neighborhoods and our police officers. Because we could not do that this year our police officers and community development staff prepared over 3,000 goodie bags with school supplies and fun things for students. Kannapolis police officers are visiting schools this week to safely deliver the bags to elementary school teachers...

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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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