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The City of Kannapolis is seeking developers for the Plant 4 Townhouse Project as part of the Downtown Revitalization project. In September 2015 the City purchased 50 acres of land and buildings in the downtown core and adopted a downtown master development plan. The first three phases of the plan are now under construction: infrastructure and a linear park streetscape; the VIDA Mixed Use District which includes a parking deck, a hotel, a brewery, apartments; and the Kannapolis Sports and Entert...

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is proud to announce yet another honor from the state of North Carolina. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Castle & Cooke North Carolina and the City of Kannapolis have been named the North Carolina Community College System’s 2019 Distinguished Partners in Excellence. They were honored for their unique collaboration in supporting the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s role in workforce developmen...

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Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg presented the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget to the Kannapolis City Council Wednesday evening. The proposed FY 2020 budget is $75,513,726 which includes all seven operating funds of the City. The budget includes no property tax increase. If approved, the current 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. The City’s budget is composed of two primary...

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Construction on the new Kannapolis Sports & Entertainment Venue is progressing rapidly. The steel facility which will house the suites, concession kitchens and conference/meeting space is nearing completion. It is a tradition in the construction industry for the workers who put the last steel beam in place to autograph the steel beam. We would like to invite you to participate in this time-honored tradition. The beam will be at the Intimidators games, May 19-20, and you are welcome to com...

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NCDOT recently gave an update on the projects they are constructing in the city limits of Kannapolis. 22 Projects in the Kannapolis area include:  Highway Bridge CMAQ Bike/Ped Safety Rail Resurfacing Click here to see the presentation.

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On Saturday, May 4, children raced zucchinis in the Kids’ Zone at the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival. Children worked diligently and used their imaginations to create the fastest and most nutritious cars with the supplies of vegetables provided to them. Winners took home great prize packages from our sponsors: the 600 Festival and the Cabarrus Convention and Visitors Bureau. The winners, by age categories, are as follows: Ages 6 and under: 1st Place: Emery Feser, Kannapolis, NC 2nd...

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During the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival, May 3-4, the teams participating in the Kansas City Barbeque Society competition also competed in a dessert contest. A hundred community leaders judged the competition on Friday night. This year’s dessert champions are: Pies - Appearance 1st Place – Grate Smoke (Banana Cheesecake) 2nd Place – BB’s Smoke Shack (Key Lime Cheesecake) 3rd Place– House of Smoke (Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake) 4th Place–2 Guy...

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During the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival, May 3-4, hundreds of people participated in the People’s Choice Wing Contest and the People’s Choice Pork Contest. The public was able to buy tickets and have the opportunity to taste some of the best wings and pork in the U.S. Proceeds from the ticket sales are distributed to the Kannapolis YMCA and the Kannapolis Rotary who host the events as part of the festival. There were three categories in the wing competition: restaurants, fire de...

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Kansas City Barbeque judges spent Saturday very carefully judging 60 teams from six states who competed in the categories of chicken, ribs, pork and brisket at the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival in Kannapolis. 100 judges also from six states chose the winners based on taste, appearance and tenderness. The Muttley Crew BBQ from Apex, NC was named the Grand Champion of the event and won $1,500. The Reserve Champion is North Meets South also from Apex, NC and they took home $1,000. Highest F...

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With 336 walkers/runners the Jiggy with the Piggy 5K was a huge success Thursday evening. We loved seeing all of the participants in the Jiggiest Costume Contest. Hope everyone had a great time and will continue to participate in the rest of the Run Kannapolis Series this year. The overall male winner was Marshall Love and the overall female winner was Nicole Morgan. This is the fifth year in a row Nicole has won overall Jiggy Honors! Linda Griffin and Shanna Turner won the adult Jiggiest Cos...

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