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Cabarrus County is dedicating up to $5 million in American Rescue Plan Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to help small businesses recover from economic hardship caused by COVID-19.   Local small business owners have until October 15 to apply for one-time funding through the Cabarrus Recovery Grant – Small Business Support Program.   Qualifying expenses include: Payroll and benefit costs Mortgage/rent Utilities Operating costs COVID-19 pre...

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A Kannapolis Christmas will officially kick off at Village Park with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Festival of Lights at 6 p.m., Saturday, November 20. The Festival of Lights will run thru December 30. The Kannapolis Christmas Parade will return on December 11. The Festival of Lights includes thousands and thousands of Christmas lights and holiday displays. Admission to the park and viewing of the lights is free; tickets are required to ride the carousel and train. The park is ...

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The Carolina Lightning Rugby League has partnered with some of the biggest names in the U.S. Rugby League to bring a one-of-a-kind star-studded match, The Carolina Cup,  to North Carolina. The Carolina Cup will feature big hits, fast-paced action and entertainment for all. Don't miss out on your opportunity to see first class rugby at 4 p.m., on September 25th. The match will be held at A.L. Brown High School’s Memorial Stadium, 415 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Kannapolis, N.C. ...

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The City of Kannapolis invites everyone, especially neighborhood associations, community groups and homeowner associations, to join the Kannapolis Police Department, from 5 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 5, to celebrate National Night Out.   The event will be held at Veterans Park, located at 119 N. Main St., and is free to the Kannapolis community.   We will celebrate with free food, live music, children's games, and much more. Our police and fire department staff an...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Monday, September 6, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Garbage and recycling collection services will run on a normal schedule. As Fall approaches, the attractions at Village Park will operate on a different schedule. After Labor Day weekend, the splash pad will close for the season. It will be open Labor Day, Monday, September 6, from noon-6 p.m. Admission is $1.50 The Village Park Carousel will operate on weekends only (10a.m. &ndas...

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The Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) is issuing a Public Health Advisory to all residents and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks indoors (and not in your own home) or in crowded outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.   The Delta variant is more than two times as transmissible as the original strains of COVID-19 and is causing large, rapid increases in infections. Cabarrus County has experienced a 200% increase of new COVID-19 cases in the last 2 we...

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Mark your calendars now because there is nowhere else you should be the weekend of May 13 – except at Jiggy with the Piggy! Recognized as one of the Best Southeastern Festivals in the U.S., this free event is held in Downtown Kannapolis.   The Jiggy with the Piggy BBQ Competition and Festival will be May 13 thru May 15, 2022 and will feature a free concert by country great Sammy Kershaw.   Grammy nominated artist Sammy Kershaw has six gold and three platinum albums wi...

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Left to right: Travis Haywood, Timothy McGough, Mackenzie (Bubba) McLaughlin, Jacob Nichols and Leyser Urbina. The Kannapolis Fire Department welcomes five new firefighters, Travis Haywood, Timothy McGough, Mackenzie (Bubba) McLaughlin, Jacob Nichols and Leyser Urbina, to its ranks. The new recruits completed eight weeks of fire, rescue and medical training prior to officially joining the department. A badge pinning ceremony was conducted at Kannapolis City Hall to recognize the completion...

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The City of Kannapolis will postpone Family Field Day to the Spring of 2022. The event was scheduled for this Saturday, August 21. The event is postponed due to the increase in the number of people, including children, with COVID in the region.   School supplies that were to be distributed at the event will be distributed by Kannapolis School Resource Officers to schools in the City. If you would like to still donate school supplies please drop them off in the bin located in the lobby...

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Business Facilities magazine, a significant source of trade information for national economic development site selection professionals, has for the first time ranked Rowan County among the top 10 metro areas in America for food processing locations.   Rowan County earned the No. 7 ranking in North America, including the top spot in the Mid-Atlantic, as well as No. 2 in the Eastern half of the United States.   Combine this with North Carolina being Forbes magazine’s &l...

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