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The City of Kannapolis officially opened the Irish Buffalo Creek Greenway yesterday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and members of the Kannapolis City Council and guests taking a walk along the City’s newest healthy amenity.   This first phase of the greenway is 2.7 miles and runs along a creek from Orphanage Road to Rogers Lake Road. The greenway is ten feet wide and paved and features three pedestrian bridges.  The steel and wood bridges are installed along the portions of th...

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Cabarrus County and the Cities of Concord and Kannapolis have announced the winners of the Fair Housing Month TikTok Contest. Winning videos were selected based on the use of the theme “Home Sweet Home.” The videos also needed to educate people on the Fair Housing Act and how it protects people from discrimination when purchasing or renting a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance or engaging in other housing-related activities.   Taylor Maddox, a ninth grade...

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A.L. Brown hosts Northwest Cabarrus on April 26th at 6:00 p.m.  City of Kannapolis high school baseballers will make history as the first scholastic teams to play a competitive game at the home of the Cannon Ballers on opening night of N.C. high school baseball, Monday evening, April 26th. The Trojans and Wonders represent the two public high schools located within the Kannapolis city limits and enjoy strong local support in and around downtown.    A.L. Brown’s head...

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The Kannapolis City Council recently approved an additional $264,857 in non-profit grants for six local organizations.  The funds are to be used for preparing, preventing and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds must be used to benefit the residents of Kannapolis.   Grants were awarded to:   Cabarrus Cooperative Christian Ministry (CCM) - $150,000 to assist clients with utilities and rental payments. AYA House Inc - $32,000 to purchase PPE supplies ...

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Construction of Pennant Square Townhomes is now underway. The project broke ground today with a short ceremony. The City of Kannapolis sold nine acres located off Main Street near the intersection of West F Street where the townhomes will be built. The property was formerly the site of Cannon Mills’ Plant 4. The builder, TriPointe Homes, will construct 120 townhomes on the site.   “A major component of the City’s revitalization is to have more people living in the downto...

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The City of Kannapolis has received a donation of 18 parcels of property from Castle & Cooke North Carolina, LLC and Atlantic American Properties. The City Council accepted the donation of the parcels at their meeting on Monday night. The 18 parcels of property are located primarily in the heart of the City and total 68.2 acres valued at $3,146,331. All of the land parcels are undeveloped and vacant. The parcels include what is fondly called, the “horseshoe” on the North Carol...

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Are you interested in knowing more about the N. C. Fair Housing Act and your rights regarding equal housing opportunities? A virtual Fair Housing seminar will be held from 11a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22, via Zoom. Fair housing refers to what you need to know when you are renting or buying a home. Learn about Fair Housing laws and what they mean for you with keynote speaker, Mr. James Perry, President and CEO of the Winston-Salem Urban League. Winners of the “Home Sweet Ho...

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Kannapolis Police Department is proud to announce that Officer Matthew Hoehman has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant assigned to Patrol Squad B.  Hoehman began his career with Kannapolis Police Department as a Patrol Officer in 2014. His most recent assignment was in the Traffic Enforcement Division. He was designated as Police Officer I in 2017 and Police Officer II in 2020. He also serves as a Field Training Officer for the department. Hoehman received a Police Commendation in 2...

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UPDATE: The Queens/Francis Marion game has been cancelled due to COVID-19 regulations.   Queens/Francis Marion and Catawba/Belmont Abbey Dance in Division-II Match-Ups   Building off a successful launch of baseball games in March, Atrium Health Ballpark welcomes two area colleges for spring match-ups in the lead up to the Cannon Ballers inaugural season opener in May. Queens University of Charlotte hosts Francis Marion University on Tuesday, April 13th (6:00 p.m.), and Ca...

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Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. gave an update on the state’s current data, trends and vaccination progress as tomorrow also marks the opening of vaccine eligibility for Group 5. This means anyone 16 years and older who wants a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination is eligible to get one. “We remain focused on getting people vaccinated as quickly and as equitably as possible and continuing to slow the ...

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