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Visiting Downtown Kannapolis? We welcome you to Discover the many new businesses and entertainment options the City has to offer. While you are browsing - see a movie at the GEM Theatre, take in a Kannapolis Cannon Ballers game or exercise by Looping the Loop.   With the first season of the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers now underway downtown parking areas have gotten a facelift.  The City of Kannapolis VIDA parking deck is now open and new signage and striping has been adde...

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Nine Recipients Were Announced during Virtual Awards Ceremony Yesterday, Centralina Regional Council announced the recipients of the Region of Excellence Awards in a virtual ceremony. Presented annually, these awards recognize individuals, communities and organizations for their outstanding achievements in support of Centralina’s mission to expand opportunity and improve quality of life in the nine-county, Centralina region which includes Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Iredell, Me...

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A section of S. Little Texas Road in Kannapolis will close Monday, May 17 about half a mile north of Dale Earnhardt Boulevard (N.C. 3) so contract crews for the N.C. Department of Transportation can safely make repairs to a bridge end bent crossing a creek just north of Sandy Court.   The closure will be in place through May 28, weather permitting. A detour will be in place for drivers along N. Little Texas Road, Chipola Road, U.S. 29 and Dale Earnhardt Boulevard, returning to S. Litt...

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Children ages 5-12 are invited to join the City of Kannapolis for a bike rodeo from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on May 15 at the N.C. Research Campus. What is a bicycle rodeo? It’s a free event where Kannapolis firefighters and police officers show children how to ride their bicycles safely while having fun.   The event will take place at the Horseshoe on the North Research Campus Drive. Children, and their parents, are invited to visit activity stations to learn more about helmet fitting...

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Today, Kannapolis Police Lt. Allen Tomlin, Jr. was presented with the Robert J. Eury Award during the Cabarrus County Law Day Ceremony. The Robert J. Eury Award is given to an officer who serves in the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Department, the City of Concord Police Department or the City of Kannapolis Police Department; has at least 20 years of experience and is someone who embodies the integrity of Lt. Robert Eury. This is the most prestigious law enforcement award in the community.&n...

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FINALLY! Baseball returns to Kannapolis! The Kannapolis Cannon Ballers kick off their inaugural season tonight. A special opening ceremony begins at 6 p.m. and the game will get underway at 7 p.m.  Fireworks will follow the game. The festivities continue all week with games every day thru Sunday. We hope you will visit the many new businesses and restaurants in downtown while you are here.  A big thank you to the community and all of our partners who have helped us revitalize and reima...

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The Kannapolis Farmers Market will open for the 2021 season on Thursday, May 6. The market will be held every Thursday, 4-7 p.m. at the corner of Vance Ave and Dale Earnhardt Blvd. The market continues through September.     The market returns this year with many new vendors. This year you will be able to not only get your locally sourced veggies and fruits but grab a snack from a food truck, buy fresh flowers and purchase a variety of regional gifts such as soaps, jewelry, po...

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The restoration of the Gem Theatre Marquee is in its final stages as the theatre prepares for the return of summer blockbusters in downtown Kannapolis.   The iconic Gem Theatre marquee was originally constructed in 1936. Its historic blue hues had faded, and the neon lighting was not operable in some areas. It was time for a facelift. The City of Kannapolis, who owns the theatre, worked with Clearscapes and RiteLite Signs, on a plan to gingerly remove the marquee panels, restore them ...

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Jerome Blakeney, Jr. has been named Director of General Services and Jenny Johnson has been selected as the Director of Customer Service.   Jerome has worked for the City of Kannapolis since 2007 when he began working in the Public Works Department. He performed a variety of tasks in the streets and stormwater divisions. In 2010 he was named the Facilities Manager. As Facilities Manager he has worked closely with staff to oversee the fleet maintenance of the City, the warehousing of s...

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The City of Kannapolis officially opened the Irish Buffalo Creek Greenway yesterday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and members of the Kannapolis City Council and guests taking a walk along the City’s newest healthy amenity.   This first phase of the greenway is 2.7 miles and runs along a creek from Orphanage Road to Rogers Lake Road. The greenway is ten feet wide and paved and features three pedestrian bridges.  The steel and wood bridges are installed along the portions of th...

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