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The City of Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department has opened registration for Flag Football for children ages 5 to 14. Registration will close on July 31. The registration fee is $40 for Kannapolis residents and $60 for non-residents, which includes the cost of uniforms, practices and games. Scholarships and sponsorships are available. Practices begin August 22 and games will start September 10. The season will end October 29. Games and practices will be held primarily at Safrit Park....

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Children ages 5-12 are invited to join the City of Kannapolis for a bike rodeo from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on June 18 at the N.C. Research Campus. What is a bicycle rodeo? It’s a free event where Kannapolis police officers show children how to ride their bicycles safely while having fun.   The event will take place at the Horseshoe on North Research Campus Drive. Children, and their parents, are invited to visit activity stations to learn more about helmet fittings, bike inspections...

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It is another great year to Discover Fun in Kannapolis. The City has announced its lineup of concerts, movies, special events, Cannon Ballers baseball and of course - fireworks for 2022. All movies and concerts are free to the public and will be held in downtown Kannapolis. Movies and concerts are held at Village Park and Veterans Park.   This week’s events are:   June 7-12                ...

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The City of Kannapolis was among 29 North Carolina governments to earn recognition in the North Carolina City & County Communicators (NC3C) 2022 Excellence in Communications Awards. Kannapolis won a total of five awards in the categories of social media, print and digital technology. This is the 7th consecutive year that the Communications staff for the City has won state honors.   The awards were announced during NC3C’s 2022 annual conference in Greenville, North Carolina. ...

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Families looking for fun summer adventures can enjoy one $5 kids fare special to travel the rails on NC By Train. From today through Aug. 31, customers can book travel at NCByTrain.org and take advantage of the one-way $5 fare for one child age 2-12 with the purchase of a regularly priced adult ticket. Terms and conditions apply. Passengers can stop in any of the North Carolina cities below when traveling NC By Train: •    Charlotte •    Kannapolis...

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The Kannapolis Farmers Market will now feature live music on select nights. The market is held every Thursday, 4-7 p.m. at the corner of Vance St. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd. The market continues through September.   Local musicians will perform on the following dates:   June 2: Shannon Lee (acoustic music)   June 23: Jamie Brock (Nagara drums)   July 7: Chase Killough (acoustic guitar)   July 21: Randall Sprinkle (acoustic guitar)   Augu...

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Front row; Sherry Gordon, Mayor Darrell Hinnant, Gloria Talbert, Beryl Torrence, Pastor Reginald Pharr and Pastor John Leazer. Back row: Police Chief Terry Spry, Pastor Willie Rash, Father Joshua Gilliam, Pastor Tracy Caldwell, City Manager Mike Legg,  and Stephen Williamson. Not pictured: Dr. Greg Sloop, Pastor Farrar Griggs, Jr., Pastor Ronnie Bell, and Pastor William Moody   A group of area ministers has launched the Community Bridge Project. Their purpose is to build positi...

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Front Row (left to right): Sandra O’Dell, Christine Drumm, Pam Overcash, Emma Greene, Gail Pieper Back Row: Deputy Chief Kirk Beard, Diana Shipe, Russell Hoyser, Keith, Overcash, Brian Most, Nick Smith, Division Chief Greg Summitt, Fire Chief Tracy Winecoff Not pictured: Ana Contreras, Carolyn Conley, Richard Conley, Logan Norris   A number of City of Kannapolis residents have graduated from the Kannapolis Citizen Fire Academy. The academy concentrates on the services and func...

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The Kannapolis Memorial Day Ceremony will be held in Veterans Park at 12 p.m. on Monday, May 30th. The ceremony will include remarks from guest speaker Major General Charles H. Swannack Jr. of the U.S. Army. There will also be special patriotic music performances and a wreath laying ceremony.    Everyone is asked to bring lawn chairs and American flags to wave during the ceremony. For more information contact Jimmy Wilson, Ceremony Organizing Chairman for the American Legion at 7...

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Eric Albright and Officer Carson   The Kannapolis Police Department recently held its annual police awards ceremony. Two members of the Kannapolis Police Department were recently honored with the most prestigious awards given by the department.   Officer Robert Carson was presented with the Roger Dale Carter Memorial Service Award, given in memory of Kannapolis Police Officer Carter, who died in the line of duty on December 31, 1993.   Telecommunicator Eric Albri...

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