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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the City of Kannapolis! Click on the photos to see each department's  Holiday Greeting Video! 

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Kannapolis employees who completed the Kannapolis 101 Academy were recently recognized by the Kannapolis City Council. The employees completed the eight-week program this fall. The academy included visiting city departments, meeting staff and getting a behind the scenes look at the services and function of the City. They learn about the police, fire and parks and recreation departments, learn how to plan a budget for the City, gain an understanding about economic development and how planning ...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed from Friday, December 22 until Tuesday, December 26, in observance of the Christmas holiday. There will be no garbage and recycling collection service on Monday, December 25. Garbage and recycling collection will operate on a one-day delay with Monday’s route collected on Tuesday and so forth for the rest of the week. There will be no yard waste, limb or loose-leaf collection Friday, December 22 - Tuesday, December 26 and no yard debris collect...

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Kannapolis recently celebrated the holidays with the Annual Christmas Parade. The special nighttime event featured over dozens of holiday themed and lighted entries and marching bands.  Entries competed for prizes in four categories of judged entries for this year’s parade: Civic, Church, School, and Band. The judging criteria included: Originality, Creativity, and Presentation. Winners: School Category: 1st - AL Brown Karpentry (Entry 121) 2nd - AL Brown Chee...

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Congrats to Assistant Fire Chief David Winecoff, who is retiring after 36 years of service to the citizens of Kannapolis. Chief Winecoff began his career in firefighting as a volunteer in 1987 with the Royal Oaks Fire Department, which became Fire Station 3 when the City was incorporated and started its professional fire service. While serving as a volunteer, he was also employed with the Concord Fire Department. He joined the Kannapolis Fire Department full time as a Battalion Chief in 2000....

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Kannapolis City Council Members Ryan Dayvault and Darrell Jackson were sworn-in to serve new terms on the council last night. They were administered their oath by Judge Marty McGee. Their families joined them during the swearing in ceremony. This is Council Member Dayvault’s fourth term on the City Council and this is the third nonconsecutive term on the City Council for Council Member Jackson. Council Member Doug Wilson was sworn-in as Mayor Pro-Tem. He has served on the council since ...

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Last week, Kannapolis Police officers held their annual Cops Target Kids event. Over 50 children from our community, aged preschool to high school  were treated to a day of shopping with police officers, a ride in a patrol car, and lunch with Santa. “This event has a tremendous impact on our officers and staff as well as the children.  People in the community help us raise funds to cover the costs and everyone in the department, including our families, join us to make Christma...

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The Kannapolis Christmas Parade will be held at 6 p.m., on December 9, in downtown Kannapolis traveling down Laureate Way and West Avenue. With over 130 entries and nine bands featuring Christmas lights and decor this well-known nighttime parade will once again be a holiday tradition you do not want to miss.  The parade route offers the crowds many comfortable areas to watch the parade comfortably with the beautiful backdrop of the North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis City Hall &am...

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On November 29th, 2023, Deputies with the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office, working in conjunction with officers from the Kannapolis Police Department, were conducting a joint operation targeting internet crimes against children and child sex predators. At approximately 1:45 pm, a 33-year-old suspect who had been chatting online with whom he believed to be a 15-year-old female arrived at a location on Bellwood Place in Kannapolis, NC, believing he was meeting the juvenile for sex. Upon ...

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Kannapolis residents who completed the Kannapolis 101 Academy were recently recognized by the Kannapolis City Council. The residents completed the eight-week program this fall. The academy included visiting city departments, meeting staff and getting a behind the scenes look at the services and function of the City. They learn about the police, fire and parks and recreation departments, learn how to plan a budget for the City, gain an understanding about economic development and how planning ...

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