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  The Kannapolis Christmas Parade will be held at 6 p.m., on December 10, in downtown Kannapolis traveling down Laureate Way and West Avenue. The 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 & Police Headquarters and West Avenue. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season. The parade will begin at the intersection of Main ...

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We are excited to announce that the Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra will join the Celebration of Light festivities at Village Park beginning tonight. The orchestra is ready to share their holiday magic in Kannapolis with children and adults alike with their witty banter, inspiring instrumental pieces, and traditional favorite holiday songs! The Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra comprises 18 animatronic bears who sing and play instruments for a 45-minute program. The bears banter ba...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed from Thursday, December 22 until Tuesday, December 27, in observance of the Christmas holiday. There will be no delay in garbage and recycling collection service over the holiday. There will be no yard waste, limb or loose-leaf collection Thursday, December 22 - Monday, December 26. We hope you will join us at the Celebration of Lights and Winterland Express located at Village Park, 700 West C Street thru December 30. We have added more lights &nd...

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Kannapolis residents who completed the Kannapolis 101 Academy were recently recognized by the Kannapolis City Council. The residents completed the ten-week program this fall. The academy includes 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 gu...

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  The Kannapolis City Council has approved additional steps in the process needed to bring the United States Performance Center to the City. The United States Performance Center (USPC) will partner athletes and researchers with the N.C. Research Campus together to prepare athletes for the rigors of Olympic and professional competitions. The proposed facility would include utilizing technology, athletic fields, and research to provide testing and training for athletes, developmental progr...

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The City of Kannapolis has been recognized with two national SAVVY Awards for its communications and marketing initiatives by 3CMA. 3CMA, The City-County Communications and Marketing Association, is the nation’s top professional group for government communication and marketing professionals. The Savvy Awards, recognizes outstanding local government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing, and citizen-government relationships. The Savvies salute skilled and effective city...

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 The Kannapolis City Council has appointed a Youth Council composed high school students who reside in the city limits. The City Council’s goal is to create opportunities for students to become engaged in leadership development, provide avenues for volunteerism, develop leadership and communication skills, practice teamwork and to have a line of communication to the adult leadership in the decision-making process of the City. Thirty-seven high school aged students, who live wi...

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A Kannapolis Christmas will officially kick off at Village Park with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Celebration of Lights at 6 p.m., this Saturday, November 19. Santa will arrive from the North Pole, there will be fireworks and special entertainment. As always, this event is the start to the Celebration of Lights.   The Celebration of Lights includes thousands and thousands of Christmas lights. Ride the Winterland Express, a g-24 scale replica CP Huntington engine, ...

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The staff at the City of Kannapolis Water Treatment Plant have been recognized as one of 66 plants in North Carolina to surpass state and federal standards for clean water. This is the 6th consecutive year the City has achieved this honor. The City has earned the North Carolina’s Area Wide Optimization Program Award, which means turbidity levels in the City’s water is below federal and state minimums – which is a good thing. Turbidity is a measure of cloudiness or haziness i...

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Kannapolis Christmas Events Scheduled A Kannapolis Christmas will officially kick off at Village Park with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Celebration of Lights at 6 p.m., Saturday, November 19. The Celebration of Lights will then run thru December 30. The Kannapolis Christmas Parade returns on December 10. The Celebration of Lights includes thousands and thousands of Christmas lights. Ride the Winderland Express, a g-24 scale replica CP Huntington engine, and count down the 1...

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