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A huge thank you to all of you who participated in our coat drive! We have collected almost 200 coats that will go to children in Kannapolis who need clothing to keep them warm this winter. A special thank you to the family of Max Shanks for their donation of 50 coats. Max, 7, was tragically killed in a car accident this summer. His family collected dozens of coats, mittens, scarves, socks, and hats in his memory and donated them to our coat drive as well as the Charlotte Rescue Mission. F...

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Wow! We had over 100 children enter the Kannapolis Police Department’s Coloring Contest. Children between the ages of 4 and 10 were asked to color a copy of the uniform patch Kannapolis Police Officers wear. “I want to thank all the children who entered. It was a difficult decision as there were so many wonderful entries. All the officers had a great time selecting the winners,” commented Kannapolis Police Chief Terry Spry. After every officer voted - Milynzia Gaddy, 10, ...

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Boil Water Advisory Rescinded December 10, 2022 8 p.m.   KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The Boil Water Advisory has been rescinded in Kannapolis for the Cannon Boulevard (Eddleman Road and Tennessee Street areas). Repairs to the water main are complete. All water tests are negative which means there are no problems with the water supply in Kannapolis. Therefore, no advisories are in effect. Customers do not need to boil their water.   

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This morning a water main break occurred at Cannon Boulevard and Kansas Street. Several blocks in the immediate area are without water at this point.  The affected area is on the east side of Cannon Boulevard between Eddleman Road and Tennessee Street.    Kannapolis Water Resources Department crews are working to repair the line as quickly as possible. At this point we anticipate repairs to the waterline will be completed within the next couple of hours. Some water customers...

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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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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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