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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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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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Bonsai hobbyists, gardeners, and art lovers all can enjoy the beauty of these small trees when bonsai artists and vendors from all over the USA will display their trees. This is a great chance to learn about this art and hobby, buy a tree or buy supplies. For the 10th year, bonsai artists from all over the USA will show their bonsai trees in the exceptionally beautiful marble-lined domed atrium of the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis (a short ride north from Charlotte on I-85). ...

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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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The City of Kannapolis Parks & Recreation Department is offering trips for Seniors. The trips are one day and include visiting The Biltmore House, the Southern Christmas Show, the Ghosts of Davidson and the Nutcracker performed by the Charlotte Ballet. Activities also include a Senior Christmas Lunch. The costs of the activities vary. Residents of Kannapolis and non-residents are welcome to participate.   Senior Trip Schedule Ghosts of Davidson – November 14 Southern Chr...

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The City of Kannapolis Fire and Police Departments are holding a new winter coat drive for children in grades K-12 in our community. Please bring new coats to these three locations by December 1:   Kannapolis Police Department  - 401 Laureate Way Fire Station 3 – 1703 Concord Lake Road Fire Station 5 – 2046 Barr Road      

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Contact: Brian Francis, Lumin Strategies 704 609 4677 bfrancis@luminstrategies.com   FINAL FLOW STUDY OF ROCKY RIVER PLANNED FOR OCTOBER 31 County Residents May Notice Non-Toxic Red Tint in the River   Concord, NC- On Monday, October 31, Tetra Tech, an environmental contractor for the Water and Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County, will measure flow speed of Rocky River by placing in-stream automatic data loggers and a non-toxic red dye at four locations along the entir...

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