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The speed limit on fifteen streets in downtown Kannapolis will be lowered from 25 mph to 20 mph following action taken by the Kannapolis City Council on Monday evening. This is part of an ongoing initiative to protect the safety of pedestrians as the downtown becomes more activated with foot and vehicle traffic. “We knew that as the downtown area became more active with the opening of the Atrium Health Ballpark, the West Avenue Streetscape and businesses we would have more foot and vehi...

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The City of Kannapolis knows that many people in our community are financially struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The City, in accordance with the State of North Carolina Governor’s Executive Order, has not been disconnecting utility services, for those who have been unable to pay their bill, nor accessing late fees. When the Governor’s order expires, disconnection and late fee processes will resume. If you have accumulated past due balances we would like to ...

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Click here to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_kShBNp8mc&t=3s On June 30, the Minor League Baseball season was officially canceled. That meant no first pitch for the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers. Hopefully, you’ll get to cheer them on soon, but until then, our team’s home base remains vital to the community. Hear from General Manager Matt Millward and Assistant General Manager Vince Marcucci about the new Atrium Health Ballpark and how it serves as a hub for the new ...

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The Kannapolis City Council unanimously approved a redevelopment proposal and the sale of the Downtown Block Two properties on Monday night. Lansing Melbourne Group will be the new owners of the properties. Block Two includes eight buildings in the heart of downtown on West Avenue. The buildings, which date from the 1930-50s, are located around the corner from the Gem Theatre, near Atrium Health Ballpark, and a block north of the VIDA Mixed Use District. By partnering with a developer experie...

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As work continues on the Interstate 85 widening project, N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews will temporarily close a portion of Winecoff School Road to complete roadwork at Tremont Avenue NW. The closure will be in place at 9 a.m. Monday, July 13. The road is scheduled to reopen by 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16. During the closure, drivers will follow a detour along Kannapolis Highway, U.S. 29/601 and N.C. 73, returning to Winecoff School Road. Motorists are encouraged to pay att...

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While Minor League Baseball’s announcement that there will be no 2020 Kannapolis Cannon Ballers season is a disappointment, it is not a surprise. “Unfortunately, this was the news we expected. The pandemic continues to negatively impact our state and nation. It would be unsafe for our community and the team to play baseball this year. While we wish there could have been a season, we look forward to a great inaugural Cannon Ballers season in 2021,” commented Kannapolis City M...

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North Carolina remains under the Safer at Home Phase 2 Order. Phase 2 has been extended to July 17. For more information on the state’s response to COVID-19, visit covid.ncdhhs.gov. For Cabarrus Health Alliance, Cabarrus County, City of Kannapolis, Rowan County Department of Health and Rowan County COVID-19 specific information, visit www.kannapolisnc.gov/covid19. Thank you for Practicing the 3W’s: • Wear a cloth covering over your nose and mouth. (required in pub...

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Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen today announced that North Carolina will remain in Safer at Home Phase 2 for three more weeks. Cooper also announced that face coverings must be worn when people are in public places as officials seek to stabilize concerning trends of increasing viral spread.  Click here for the News Release. Click here for the Executive Order. Click here for FAQs. Click here for Guidance on ...

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The Kannapolis City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2021 budget Monday evening. The budget is $80,523,452 and includes all seven operating funds of the City. The budget includes no property tax increase and no increases in utility fees. The tax rate will remain at 63 cents per $100 valuation - a home valued at $150,000 will pay $945 annually in property taxes for all City services.  “We find ourselves in a new world. COVID-19 is impacting the way we do business today and it wil...

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Do you have an interest in serving on a City Advisory Board or Commission? The City of Kannapolis is seeking members to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustment. In order to serve you must complete an application and be appointed to the board or commission by the Kannapolis City Council. Most of these boards and commissions participate in the City’s policy decisions by making recommendations to the City Council. You can make a difference by sharing your tim...

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