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Today, Kannapolis celebrated the start of a new era of baseball in the City. The Kannapolis City Council, city officials, Temerity Capital Partners, the owners of the Kannapolis Intimidators, and other special guests batted ceremonial balls onto the future site of the new Sports and Entertainment Venue during a ceremony which marked the start of construction on the new facility. The venue will be near Chestnut Avenue in downtown Kannapolis. “Baseball great Yogi Berra once said when you...

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Join the Kannapolis Fire Department and the Fire Explorers as we run back in time. The Fall Back 5K Run will start at 1:50 a.m. on November 4. (The run will take place during the time change, which happens at 2 a.m. For example, if you run a 30 minute 5K, your finish time will be around 1:20 a.m.) We’ll have lots of fun staying awake and falling back in time! The run route starts and ends on the beautiful NC Research Campus in Kannapolis. Proceeds will benefit the Fire Explorer Post and...

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Work continues in Kannapolis on the first phase of the Downtown Revitalization Project – the streetscape and infrastructure. Work is happening on Vance Avenue, Oak Avenue, West Avenue, West B Street and West A Street. The unique streetscape will serve as an urban linear park with many green spaces for activities such as concerts, arts, recreation activities, outdoor dining and more. The infrastructure project includes replacing aging and undersized utilities such as water, sewer, storm...

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Mark your calendars for an exciting Mystery Theater performance at 6:30 p.m., November 9, at the Laureate Center. Who is the Carat Caper, and who will solve the crime to make this night of mystery the night of beauty it was intended to be? It will be an evening of high fashion and suspenseful mystery, with one thrilling conclusion. The museum proprietor is ready to unveil the prized display of the evening, the Stomach of the Ocean Diamond, only to find it has been stolen while the crowd m...

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It’s Fall which means it’s time for raking leaves. Beginning October 22 and running until March 8, the City collects loose leaves left at your curb. At all other times of the year leaves must be bagged. A few things to remember: Leaves must be placed at the curb or along the ditch line – not in the ditch – in rows parallel with the street. Please do not put leaves on the sidewalk. •Place leaves at the curb by 7 a.m. on the day of collection to ensure collection...

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Join us at the Fall Festival from 3-6:30 p.m., this Saturday, October 20, for a day of family fun at Village Park! Come dressed in your costume and enjoy games, crafts, face painting, and more! Ride the carousel and the train for $1.50, per person, per ride. Hot dogs and pizza will be available for purchase. After sunset, join us under the stars for the family friendly feature film: Scooby Doo. Admission is free. For more information, contact Kannapolis Parks & Recreation at 70...

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Concord Kannapolis Area Transit (Rider) and Cabarrus County Transportation Service (CCTS) have joined forces to conduct a Long Range Public Transit Plan for Cabarrus County. Our region is one of the fastest growing in the United States. Whether you currently use our services today, or have never used public transit before, we need your help to improve the quality of life in Concord, Kannapolis and across Cabarrus County by fostering economic growth, reducing congestion, and providing access to j...

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Loran Schulte is retiring after 21 years of dedicated service to the Parks and Recreation Department and Baker’s Creek Park. “Loran has been a valuable asset to the department and the City. His knowledge and abilities will be greatly missed. We all wish him the best of luck as he enjoys his retirement filled with fun, relaxation, and travel,” said Gary Mills, Parks and Recreation Director. After growing up on a farm in Iowa, he moved to Kannapolis, and once he enjoyed his...

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October 12 - 5 a.m. Public Works, Fire and Police have responded to many calls of downed trees and power lines since yesterday afternoon. They have worked overnight to assist Duke Energy and Landis Power and others to get streets cleared. As you venture out today please be careful. If you see a street barricaded please do not drive around the barricades. Be on the alert for trees that may have recently fallen as the ground is saturated. Avoid any downed power lines. Garbage and recycling ro...

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The Kaleidoscope Arts & Ag Festival returns from 12-4 p.m., Saturday, November 3, with new activities. The free event will be held on the North Carolina Research Campus Lawn, adjacent to Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way. As part of the Rowan Arts & Ag series, the event will feature over 70 vendors. Join the Salisbury Symphony and local artisans such as painters, jewelry makers, and woodcarvers as we celebrate the rich culture of agriculture with local breweries, wineries, and go...

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