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The Kannapolis YMCA recently honored Kannapolis City Council member, Mr. Doug Wilson, as a legacy member. Doug Wilson has been a faithful member since 1960, making it 63 years! The YMCA recognized that Doug has also been a donor, volunteer coach and a member of the board of managers over the years. The Y presented Doug a signature basketball to honor his service.

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Show us your artistic abilities. The City of Kannapolis Police Department is hosting its second annual children’s coloring contest. Children between the ages of 4 and 10, are encouraged to enter the contest by 5 p.m. on February 15, 2024. Children may use anything (crayons, markers, paint) to color the Kannapolis Police Department’s uniform patch. The Top Three winners will receive gifts. Submit your entry by delivering it in person to the Kannapolis Police Department (401 Laureat...

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Five new police officers, Anthony Irving Jr., Jamie Hyatt, Jody Kerr, Isaac Heggins II, and MacKenzie Rogers have joined the Kannapolis Police Department. Irving, Kerr, Heggins and Rogers have all been assigned to patrol squads and will receive additional training by two experienced police officer mentors. Due to her previous experience in law enforcement Hyatt has been assigned to A.L. Brown High School as a School Resource Officer. Anthony Jerome Irving Jr. is a graduate of A.L. Brown High ...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on January 1, 2024, in observance of the New Year. Garbage and recycling collection service will operate on a normal schedule, however, there will be no yard waste, limb or loose-leaf collection Monday, January 1, 2024.

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The City of Kannapolis has released the 2024 Garbage/Recycling Calendar. In addition to the garbage/recycling collection schedule for 2024, the calendar includes information on what items may be recycled. The calendar also details the holiday schedule for garbage/recycling collection. Important tips for garbage/recycling in 2024: ♻️ The City of Kannapolis asks that you do not bag your recyclables, and that you reuse, donate, or throw away Christmas lights, hoses, cords, clothing, and groce...

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For over 75 years the Gem Theatre has been the star of downtown Kannapolis. From movie premieres to special dates, from engagement proposals to wedding ceremonies the Gem Theatre has been an iconic structure and place of history for the City and its residents. In 2015 the City of Kannapolis acquired the theatre building and began the process of refurbishing the marquee, and essential elements such as the roof, heating and air conditioning and restrooms. Now, it’s time to give the int...

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Get Charged Up! The City has installed new electric vehicle charging stations in the Kannapolis Train Station parking lot.  Located at 201 S Main Street, the charging stations are within a easy walking distance of Atrium Health Ballpark and downtown restaurants and shops. To use - park in one of the designated spaces, download the free ChargeUP app. Follow the directions on the sign at the charger. A nominal fee may be assessed based on the amount of time your vehicle needs to be c...

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The Harlem Wizards Basketball Team is coming to the City of Kannapolis at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 4 at Kannapolis Middle School. The exhibition game promises to be a fun-filled evening that is great for kids and adults as you witness “Trick Hoops and Alley Oops.” The Harlem Wizards have a unique mission: create awe-inspiring events throughout the country. At a Wizards game, fans will witness amazing basketball talent combined with hilarious comedy. The event is two hours of fam...

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Join us as we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at this year’s weekend celebration. Events will begin on Saturday, January 13 and continue through Monday, January 15. The theme for this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration is “Unarmed Truth & Unconditional Love: That’s what DREAMS are made of!” The theme reflects the strides made to advance diverse populations throughout the area. Attendees can expect a weekend filled with reflection, ed...

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The City of Kannapolis is hosting a Daddy/Daughter Winter Ball at 6 p.m., Saturday, January 20th, at the Laureate Center in Kannapolis City Hall. This fun event is for dads and daughters to have a special evening out together. Girls, ages 5 years and older, are encouraged to bring their father, step-father, grandfather, brother, or another special gentleman in their life. The attire ranges from dressy to casual, so suits with ties and khakis with polos are acceptable. Tickets are $50 per c...

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