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Today, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers announced a monumental 10-year partnership with Atrium Health that includes naming the city’s new, state-of-the-art baseball stadium, Atrium Health Ballpark. This new alliance expands the relationship between Kannapolis's professional baseball club and the area's largest employer that dates back many years. Atrium Health and the Cannon Ballers have combined for more than 100 years of service to Cabarrus County and surrounding communities under p...

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The Kannapolis Fire Department recently held its annual Awards and Appreciation Banquet at the Laureate Center in Kannapolis.  Over 200 fire department personnel, family members, and special guests attended the event. Numerous personnel were honored for their accomplishments in 2019. The top honors of the night went to Retired Assistant Chief Danny Scott, recipient of the Larry C. Phillips Fire Officer of the Year Award, and Senior Engineer Blake Overcash, recipient of the Danny E. Sc...

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With the excitement building for Opening Day, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers announced game times and scheduled fireworks dates for the inaugural 2020 season. The 70-game home schedule will feature 16 fireworks shows, including a display each Saturday night. The Cannon Ballers will officially take flight and celebrate Opening Day in Kannapolis on Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. Following the conclusion of the game, the team will light up the Kannapolis night sky with a post-game fireworks extr...

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Join the thousands of people who have participated in Run Kannapolis. Run Kannapolis is part of the City of Kannapolis’ Discover a Healthy Life brand and cosponsored by Atrium Health Cabarrus. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in this unique series. Each run is hosted by a nonprofit that benefits from the entry fees. This year we are excited to announce two new additions to the series. We are adding a 10K, and for the first time ever, a run will be...

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Thursday evening, the City of Kannapolis and Atrium Health Cabarrus honored the 2019 Run Kannapolis and Loop the Loop Challenge participants during a special ceremony.  This year 53 people completed all eight of the 5K Run Kannapolis events, which is 20 more than 2018. Approximately 254 people and dogs participated in this year’s Loop the Loop Challenge, which is 104 more than 2018. They walked, biked, swam or ran 36,000 miles.  Congratulations to the following people who c...

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It is with our deepest sympathies that we announce the passing of former Kannapolis Mayor Bob Misenheimer, who died Tuesday, January 21, at the age of 88, after a period of failing health. Mayor Misenheimer joined the Kannapolis City Council in 1989, and was elected to serve two terms as Mayor, from 2005-2013. His tenure as Mayor included the following accomplishments: securing a permanent source of drinking water for the City with the Interbasin Transfer Agreement, breaking ground on...

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It is with our deepest sympathies that we announce the passing of Former Kannapolis Mayor Ray Moss who died Friday, January 17, at the age of 89.  Moss served two terms as Mayor from 1997-2005. As Mayor, he led the community through Weaving a Shared Future, a strategic visioning process that established a long-term plan for improving Kannapolis and its quality of life. He established the Kannapolis Youth Council to encourage participation and involvement in local government. As the City ...

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For months Cabarrus County residents have welcomed a big-headed, mustachioed daredevil into their hearts, businesses, and homes without even knowing his name. That changed today when the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers announced their mascot’s name: Boomer.    Truth be told, though, a lot of fans knew that already. When the team asked fans to vote for their favorite mascot name out of five options, more than half of respondents selected Boomer. The name Boomer was originally submitted ...

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The Kannapolis Police Department welcomes seven new police officers, Adrian Attaway, Henry Brown, Alexandra Grishaw, Brooks Jones, Desmond Knox, Glenn Tingen,  and William Wheat.  They have completed their basic law enforcement training (BLET) and are now assigned to patrol units to complete their field training.  Officer Adrian Attaway is a graduate of West Charlotte High School. He earned a medical administration diploma from ECPI and a graduate of the BLET program at Ro...

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It’s not too early to start thinking about Spring and Summer park fun. Make your park shelter reservations now. The City of Kannapolis offers shelter reservations at Village Park and Bakers Creek Park. These parks are great places to rent shelters for your next birthday party, family gathering or warm weather fun! Winter hours for shelters are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Spring and Summer hours are 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. or 3 – 8:30 p.m., beginning in March. To help with your ...

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