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Last weekend, the executive board of the Kannapolis Youth Council attended the State Youth Council Team-Building & Leadership Conference hosted by the City of Concord Youth Council. Students from around the state came together to make new friends, share ideas, and have a lot of fun! From touring the Concord-Padgett Regional Airport to the top of Zmax Dragway, it was a memorable weekend. Applications for the Kannapolis Youth Council are now open for the 2024-2025 school year. Students who ...

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From the courageous interventions of bystanders to the skilled care of first responders and medical personnel, the 2024 Cabarrus County EMS Hearts and Heroes event celebrated stories of survival made possible by swift, decisive actions.  Hosted at the Laureate Center in Kannapolis City Hall, this year's event marked a record-breaking number of life-saving interventions. Survivors, bystanders who performed CPR, first responders and medical professionals reunited to commemorate 37 succ...

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The Kannapolis Parks & Recreation Department is excited to offer new free and affordable dance class opportunities at the Swanee Theatre in downtown Kannapolis. Line dancing, shag, and a low impact fitness experience called Dance, Walk. Party. will be offered.  Line Dance Classes will be offered 6-8 p.m. every Monday, February 19 – June 24 No experience is necessary, all skill levels are welcome. This class is free.  Dance. Walk. Party. Lessons will be 5:30-6:30 p....

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The City of Kannapolis Fire Department announces the promotions of several staff members and welcomes two new firefighters to the department. T.J. Cook will now serve as an Assistant Chief. He was previously serving as a Battalion Chief in the department. T.J.’s career in firefighting began in 1996 when he joined the Salisbury Fire Department. He has been with the Kannapolis Fire Department for 24 years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Administration and a Master of Science ...

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Participants of the City of Kannapolis’ 2023 Loop the Loop and Run Kannapolis Programs were honored recently at an awards ceremony. Both programs are part of the City’s “Discover a Healthy Life” initiative, which encourages and provides opportunities for residents to live an active, healthy lifestyle. Loop the Loop is a fun, free program to track the distance of every mile you walk, run, or bike in the City of Kannapolis. In 2023, there were 217 participants who logged o...

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Kannapolis Water Treatment Plant Operations Supervisor, Gerald Faulkner, recently received the 2023 A-Surface Operator of the Year Award from the North Carolina Waterworks Operators Association. This prestigious award is presented to an individual for “demonstrating outstanding ability, and devotion and technical expertise in the operation of a water treatment facility.” Gerald has been in the industry for 25 years, beginning his career at the Kannapolis Water Treatment Plant in 19...

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Heads up, Cabarrus: the County’s Active Living and Parks (ALP) Department is calling on new and former participants to register for 2024 Cabarrus Senior Games and SilverArts.  Registration begins Monday, February 5. You can register online at torch.ncseniorgames.org or in person at the County Senior Center in Concord (331 Corban Ave. SE).  The event “gives me an opportunity to get together with others who are my age, want to be active and want to have fun together,”...

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The City of Kannapolis will celebrate 10 years of Jiggy with the Piggy with a special free concert by Country Music Superstar Craig Morgan. Named one of the East Coast’s Top Events, Jiggy returns May 3-5, 2024, to Downtown Kannapolis. Visit kannapolisnc.gov/jiggywiththepiggy for the exciting Jiggy 2024 schedule. A multi-faceted entertainer, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV personality, author, celebrated outdoorsman and patriotic Army veteran. One of c...

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We are pleased to announce the promotion of three of our staff members. Daniel Jenkins has been promoted to the role of Assistant Human Resources Director. His responsibilities will include the reviewing of personnel policies and procedures, overhaul of the performance evaluation system, updating hiring, recruiting, and retention of employees and oversight and administration of all risk management related activities. Daniel is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a B.S. degree in...

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The Kannapolis Youth Council has opened applications for the 2024-2025 year. Students who will be in grades 9-12 in Fall 2024 are eligible. Students must reside within the Kannapolis City limits to apply. Applications are due at 5 p.m. on March 11. 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 commun...

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