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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College held the official ribbon-cutting Tuesday evening for its new Advanced Technology Center (ATC), which prepares students for competitive, high-skilled technological jobs. The College also celebrated its award-winning partnership with the City of Kannapolis and Castle & Cooke North Carolina and honored Rowan-Cabarrus Community College President Dr. Carol S. Spalding as the 2019 N.C. Community College President of the Year. “For more than 10 years, Dr...

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The Kannapolis City Council will consider a redevelopment proposal and the sale of the Downtown Phase One Block One properties on Monday night. Phase One of Block One includes eleven 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, across from the entrance to the Sports and Entertainment Venue, and two blocks north of the VIDA Mixed Use District. The buildings have prime commercial footage an...

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Annette Privette Keller, the Director of Communications for the City of Kannapolis, has been named one of the 2019 Top Women in Business, by Business Today NC. “Annette is a highly valued member of our executive team, and a tremendous asset to our City and its citizens. The depth and breadth of her experience in the field of communications is on display daily. We are a more connected City in large part because of her expertise,” said City Manager Mike Legg. The nominees are con...

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If you missed The Big Reveal for the new team name, click here.
In a nod to the historical significance of Kannapolis as a mill town whose history is tightly woven with America’s Pastime, the community gathered Wednesday to celebrate the team’s new identity. The event’s location at the Historic Gem Theater celebrated the old, while its continuation outside along the West Avenue Streetscape also lauded the new. Thousands of fans joined the ball club in the newly revitalized downtown for the highly anticipated unveiling of the new name of the...

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Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network Communications, announced today the grand opening of its new Kinetic Retail store at 280 South Main St. in Kannapolis. Kinetic is also making a donation to a youth basketball league aimed at highlighting Windstream’s stake in Kannapolis. “The reopening of the Kannapolis retail store stands as a symbol that we’re here to stay with next-generation Kinetic Internet speeds and products,” said Stacy Hale, president of ...

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The City of Kannapolis has received two special gifts. The estate of Dr. Harold Cook and Lynne and Wally Safrit have donated funds to purchase two pieces of sculpture. Both sculptures have been placed on West Avenue as part of the new streetscape. North Carolina artist Tom Risser created both pieces using stainless steel. “The Dancers,” was donated by the late Dr. Harold Cook. The eight-foot-tall sculpture captures two people dancing and it is located near the intersection of West...

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Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the grand re-opening of West Avenue on October 10! We hope you will visit often and admire all that the new linear park and streetscape have to offer. West Avenue has been transformed into a beautiful tree lined street which will accommodate live music, open air dining, walking, running, a putt-putt lawn, and other greenspaces perfect for reading, classes for exercise or other special events. The new streetscape also has fountains, public restro...

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It is another great season to Discover Fun in Kannapolis. The City has announced upcoming events that you won’t want to miss. October 13: West Avenue Music (1–3 p.m.) – West Avenue Vadim Kolpakov (String Guitarist) The Instigators (4-piece Blues/RnB band) Scoot Pittman (Acoustic Guitarist)   October 19: Kaleidoscope Arts and Ag Festival (12-4 p.m.) – West Avenue As part of the Rowan Arts & Ag series, the event will feature over 40 local ar...

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The Kannapolis City Council has approved incentives to the Charlotte-based, United States Performance Center (USPC) which could lead to the location of athletic training and research facilities on the North Carolina Research Campus. The USPC has approached the City of Kannapolis and officials at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC), regarding the possibility of collaborating on a project which would partner athletes and researchers together to prepare athletes for the rigors of Olympic a...

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