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The City of Kannapolis, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers and Old Armor Beer Company are sponsoring a food drive for Cabarrus and Rowan County veterans who are in need. Drop off your canned food items, in the carts at Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way; at the ticket office at Atrium Health Ballpark or at Old Armor Beer Company from October 1 to November 12.   There are approximately 27,000 veterans in Cabarrus and Rowan Counties and approximately 10,000 of these veterans seek assista...

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The City of Kannapolis has been recognized with a national SAVVY Award for communications and marketing 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, held in conjunction with 3CMA’s Annual Conference, recognize outstanding local government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing and citizen-government relationships. ...

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The Kannapolis City Council has approved designating a social district in downtown Kannapolis. This new district, branded the West Avenue District, will enable patrons of downtown ABC permitted establishments to drink an alcoholic beverage on sidewalks and public areas in the social district. Kannapolis was able to designate this social district following legislation that was approved by the N.C. General Assembly earlier this month. This new social district includes portions of West Avenue, Oak...

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On Saturday, October 16, from 9 a.m. until noon, the Kannapolis Transportation and Environmental Services Department will host a free document shredding event at the Public Works Operation Center, at 1401 Bethpage Road.   This event is for Kannapolis residents only. Document shredding is limited to five file boxes per person, which is the equivalent of two 40-gallon trash bags. No businesses please.   For more information, call Transportation and Environmental Services at 7...

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Cabarrus County is dedicating up to $5 million in American Rescue Plan Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to help small businesses recover from economic hardship caused by COVID-19.   Local small business owners have until October 15 to apply for one-time funding through the Cabarrus Recovery Grant – Small Business Support Program.   Qualifying expenses include: Payroll and benefit costs Mortgage/rent Utilities Operating costs COVID-19 pre...

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A Kannapolis Christmas will officially kick off at Village Park with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Festival of Lights at 6 p.m., Saturday, November 20. The Festival of Lights will run thru December 30. The Kannapolis Christmas Parade will return on December 11. The Festival of Lights includes thousands and thousands of Christmas lights and holiday displays. Admission to the park and viewing of the lights is free; tickets are required to ride the carousel and train. The park is ...

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The Carolina Lightning Rugby League has partnered with some of the biggest names in the U.S. Rugby League to bring a one-of-a-kind star-studded match, The Carolina Cup,  to North Carolina. The Carolina Cup will feature big hits, fast-paced action and entertainment for all. Don't miss out on your opportunity to see first class rugby at 4 p.m., on September 25th. The match will be held at A.L. Brown High School’s Memorial Stadium, 415 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Kannapolis, N.C. ...

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The City of Kannapolis invites everyone, especially neighborhood associations, community groups and homeowner associations, to join the Kannapolis Police Department, from 5 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 5, to celebrate National Night Out.   The event will be held at Veterans Park, located at 119 N. Main St., and is free to the Kannapolis community.   We will celebrate with free food, live music, children's games, and much more. Our police and fire department staff an...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Monday, September 6, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Garbage and recycling collection services will run on a normal schedule. As Fall approaches, the attractions at Village Park will operate on a different schedule. After Labor Day weekend, the splash pad will close for the season. It will be open Labor Day, Monday, September 6, from noon-6 p.m. Admission is $1.50 The Village Park Carousel will operate on weekends only (10a.m. &ndas...

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The Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) is issuing a Public Health Advisory to all residents and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks indoors (and not in your own home) or in crowded outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.   The Delta variant is more than two times as transmissible as the original strains of COVID-19 and is causing large, rapid increases in infections. Cabarrus County has experienced a 200% increase of new COVID-19 cases in the last 2 we...

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