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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed from Wednesday, December 23 through Friday, December 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday. There will be no garbage and recycling collection service on Christmas Day. Friday’s route will be collected on Saturday, December 26. There will be no yard waste, limb or loose leaf collection Wednesday, December 23-Friday, December 25. We hope you will join us at the Celebration of Lights and Winterland Express located at Village Park, 700 West...

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The City of Kannapolis, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers and Old Armor Beer Company would like to thank the community for their generous donations to the Cabarrus and Rowan Veterans Food Drive. Within four weeks we received over TWO TONS of food donations.   We are grateful that once again our community has stepped up to help those in need.   There are approximately 27,000 veterans in Cabarrus and Rowan Counties and approximately 10,000 of these veterans seek assistance from t...

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As our community works together to fight the spread of COVID-19, many of you have reached out to us and asked, “How can we help?” We thank you for being so willing to help those in our community who are in need especially as we enter the winter months. There are several non-profit organizations that are stretched to the limit as they work to help people deal with the effects of COVID-19 on their lives. We have created a database of non-profit needs in Cabarrus County. The dat...

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The Kannapolis City Council has established a Youth Council. The Council’s goal is to create opportunities for students to become engaged in leadership development, provide avenues for high school students to volunteer, develop leadership skills, develop high standards for behavior, to refine communication abilities, practice teamwork and to have a line of communication to the adult leadership in the decision-making process of the City. The formation of the Youth Council is the result of c...

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We offer our deepest condolences to the family of Former Kannapolis Fire Chief Rick Barnhardt. Chief Barnhardt passed away today at his home of natural causes. He retired from the department in March 2020 after a long tenure with the Kannapolis Fire Department. Rick had been with the Kannapolis Fire Department for 30 years. He had worked his way up the ranks in the department starting as a volunteer firefighter, at age 16, with the Royal Oaks Fire Department. Royal Oaks Fire Department lat...

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The Kannapolis City Council’s goal to attract private investment in the downtown continues to progress with the sale of two more parcels of property. At their regularly scheduled meeting Monday night, the City Council approved the sale of 230, 234, 242, 246 and 250 Oak Avenue (Block 7) to Oak Avenue Partners, LLC. The properties currently have two tenants, including Pizza Hut, and is suitable for office and commercial space. The property, which is 0.56 acres and approximately 11,000 squar...

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Several City of Kannapolis residents have graduated from the citizen police academy. The academy concentrates on the services and functions of the Kannapolis Police Department and provides citizens with a better understanding of what it takes to be a police officer. Attendees participated in classes on all aspects of the department such as patrol operations, traffic enforcement, defensive driving, firearms, K-9 operations, special operations (SWAT), felony investigations, interaction with the...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. There will be no garbage/recycling/yard waste/loose leaf collection service on Thanksgiving Day, and no loose leaf/yard waste collection on Friday, November 28. Garbage and recycling will operate on a one-day delay - (Thursday’s route will be collected on Friday and Friday’s route will be collected on Saturday). Loose leaf/yard waste collecti...

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The non-profit, 1CAN, has installed a Blessing Box at Fire Station 1, located at 300 Firehouse Drive. The Blessing Box is stocked with food and personal hygiene items. Needy persons may stop by at any time and take what they need. Anyone in the community is also welcomed to stock the box at any time. The mission of 1CAN is to reduce the number of families dealing with food insecurities in our community. Sheryl Kluge who leads 1CAN said, “We want people to be able to stop by the fire sta...

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Since 2013, Kannapolis police officers have partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” Christmas program. Police officers, who are in neighborhoods every day, identify less fortunate children in our City, who would not have a visit from Santa. They also work with Kannapolis City School counselors and the U.S. Marine Corp website www.toysfortots.org where families can also apply for assistance. When the department began participating in the program, 56 families were he...

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