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The City of Kannapolis has released the 2021 Garbage/Recycling Calendar. In addition to the schedule for 2021, the calendar includes information on what items may be recycled. The calendar also details the holiday schedule for garbage/recycling collection. Important tips for recycling in 2021 - The City of Kannapolis asks that you do not bag your recyclables, and that you reuse, donate, or throw away Christmas lights, hoses, cords, clothing, and grocery bags because they get stuck and clog...

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Once again it is time to start the City of Kannapolis Loop the Loop Program. Loop the Loop is a fun way to track the distance of your walk, run, or bike ride in Kannapolis while earning great prizes. Grab a friend, family member and your dog and start looping.   Everyone can win a prize – even your dog.   You can loop anywhere in the City – just track your miles. Specific loop the loop routes are designated in downtown Kannapolis, Atrium Health Ballpark, all our...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Friday, January 1, 2021, in observance of the New Year’s holiday. Garbage and recycling collection will operate on a regular schedule. However, there will be no yard waste collection for Friday’s route this week. Yard waste, limb and loose leaf collection will resume on Monday, January 4, on a normal schedule for the rest of the week. To find your schedules for garbage, recycling, loose leaf, and yard waste, visit kannapolisnc.go...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed from Wednesday, December 23 through Friday, December 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday. There will be no garbage and recycling collection service on Christmas Day. Friday’s route will be collected on Saturday, December 26. There will be no yard waste, limb or loose leaf collection Wednesday, December 23-Friday, December 25. We hope you will join us at the Celebration of Lights and Winterland Express located at Village Park, 700 West...

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The City of Kannapolis, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers and Old Armor Beer Company would like to thank the community for their generous donations to the Cabarrus and Rowan Veterans Food Drive. Within four weeks we received over TWO TONS of food donations.   We are grateful that once again our community has stepped up to help those in need.   There are approximately 27,000 veterans in Cabarrus and Rowan Counties and approximately 10,000 of these veterans seek assistance from t...

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As our community works together to fight the spread of COVID-19, many of you have reached out to us and asked, “How can we help?” We thank you for being so willing to help those in our community who are in need especially as we enter the winter months. There are several non-profit organizations that are stretched to the limit as they work to help people deal with the effects of COVID-19 on their lives. We have created a database of non-profit needs in Cabarrus County. The dat...

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The Kannapolis City Council has established a Youth Council. The Council’s goal is to create opportunities for students to become engaged in leadership development, provide avenues for high school students to volunteer, develop leadership skills, develop high standards for behavior, to refine communication abilities, practice teamwork and to have a line of communication to the adult leadership in the decision-making process of the City. The formation of the Youth Council is the result of c...

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We offer our deepest condolences to the family of Former Kannapolis Fire Chief Rick Barnhardt. Chief Barnhardt passed away today at his home of natural causes. He retired from the department in March 2020 after a long tenure with the Kannapolis Fire Department. Rick had been with the Kannapolis Fire Department for 30 years. He had worked his way up the ranks in the department starting as a volunteer firefighter, at age 16, with the Royal Oaks Fire Department. Royal Oaks Fire Department lat...

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The Kannapolis City Council’s goal to attract private investment in the downtown continues to progress with the sale of two more parcels of property. At their regularly scheduled meeting Monday night, the City Council approved the sale of 230, 234, 242, 246 and 250 Oak Avenue (Block 7) to Oak Avenue Partners, LLC. The properties currently have two tenants, including Pizza Hut, and is suitable for office and commercial space. The property, which is 0.56 acres and approximately 11,000 squ...

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Several City of Kannapolis residents have graduated from the citizen police academy. The academy concentrates on the services and functions of the Kannapolis Police Department and provides citizens with a better understanding of what it takes to be a police officer. Attendees participated in classes on all aspects of the department such as patrol operations, traffic enforcement, defensive driving, firearms, K-9 operations, special operations (SWAT), felony investigations, interaction with the...

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