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Beth Hassenfritz has been promoted to the position of Director of Engineering for the City of Kannapolis. Beth is a native of South Carolina and received her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Clemson University.  She began her career with a consulting firm that served municipalities across the Carolinas.  In 2005, Beth joined the City of Charlotte’s in-house design department where she designed and managed transportation projects that included roadways, pede...

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A portion of West Avenue will be closed this weekend. West Avenue will be closed from Cannon Baller Way to Vance this Friday, March 15, and will remain closed until early Monday, March 18. The closure is to ensure pedestrian safety during events happening downtown over the weekend. If you are visiting downtown Kannapolis convenient public parking is located within walking distance of the downtown businesses. For more information visit: www.kannapolisnc.gov/Community/Parking

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Crews are busy painting the City’s newest water storage tank this week. The crews are using a stencil and hand painting the City’s logo on the tank. Each letter in the word “Kannapolis” is 42 inches tall and the cupola graphic is 20 feet tall.   The water tank is located off I-85 at Old Beatty Ford Road at the new Overlook 85 Industrial Park and the Kannapolis Crossing Development. The water tank is 200 feet tall and will hold 300,000 gallons of water.

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The parklet project on S. Main Street across from the Kannapolis Train Station is now ready for you to enjoy.  The parklet is an outdoor seating and dining area where you can enjoy a meal, snack, or a drink from any nearby business, share conversations with friends, read a book, take a break from shopping, or wait on the train.  The area is open 24/7 for general public use. Please keep it clean and smoke free so everyone can enjoy it. 

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The Kannapolis Police Department recently presented Kailagh Payne with a letter of commendation for her bravery. Kailagh, who is 8, was home alone with her mother, when her mother suffered a medical emergency. Kailagh was able to understand that her mother was very sick and quickly dialed 911. She was able to tell our telecommunicators what was happening to her mother and give her address and directions to their home. Cabarrus EMS, Kannapolis Fire and Kannapolis Police officers arrived and...

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The Kannapolis Fire Department is offering non-certified CPR classes from March - November. Classes are two hours and free to the public. Classes will be held: 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Saturdays – March 16, April 27, May 25, June 29, August 17, September 21, October 26, and November 9. (You only need to attend one of the two-hour classes). Kannapolis Fire is committed to saving as many cardiac arrest victims as possible. You can help by learning CPR. Having people on scene who can begin CPR imm...

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To mark a milestone, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers revealed a season-long campaign today to commemorate 30 years of professional baseball in Kannapolis. Spanning three decades and interweaving itself within community, the history of affiliated professional baseball in Kannapolis includes the originating Piedmont Phillies (1995), Piedmont Boll Weevils (1996-2000), Kannapolis Intimidators (2001-2019) and current Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (2020-present). The 30th Anniversary season officially ki...

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We are excited to announce the 2024 Run Kannapolis 5K Series. There will be eight races with many of your favorites returning along with a new race, the Robert Tucker 5K Race, hosted by SHOE SHOW/Half Moon Outfitters. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in this fun series featuring the best 5K runs/walks in the city. Each run is held in Kannapolis and most runs include a one-mile fun run. Proceeds from the runs benefit area non-profits. Runners/walkers ...

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The public is invited to attend a meeting on the Master Plan for the new Eastside Park. The City of Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department staff will hold the informational meeting from 5:30-7 p.m., next Thursday, February 29, at Charity Baptist Church. The church is located at 2420 Brantley Road and the meeting will be in the front lobby. The Eastside Park will be located on Midlake Avenue on 33 acres. Amenities at this park include lakefront walking trails, a playground, a dog park, a s...

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In preparation for their fourth season of baseball at Atrium Health Ballpark in downtown Kannapolis, the Cannon Ballers will host a busy slate of collegiate and amateur baseball games both before and during the 2024 Minor League Baseball season. Baseball officially returns to Atrium Health Ballpark this Thursday, February 22nd with the annual D3 Showcase featuring six premier schools from across the east coast. The weekend showcase will include matchups between Washington and Lee Universit...

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