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The Kannapolis City Council recently approved $56,000 for its 2022-2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) fund allocation. The funds are designated for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income residents within the City of Kannapolis.   Grants were awarded to: AYA House, Inc. - $3,500 – will be used to cover operating expenses for transitional housing Big Brother Big Sisters - $3,500 to support and grow a youth mentorship program in partnership with Kannapoli...

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We are sad to announce that Sammy Kershaw has Covid-19 and unfortunately, is unable to perform in Kannapolis this Friday, July 15. However, we are eager to welcome AARON TIPPIN to Village Park in his place. The free concert will still kickoff at 7 p.m. with Red Dirt Revival as the opening act. Aaron Tippin is celebrating his 25th Anniversary as a Country Music Star. His concert will feature many of his hits including, “You’ve Got To Stand for Something,” “There Ain&...

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It is another great week to Discover Fun in Kannapolis with two blockbuster country music concerts. Country superstars Sammy Kershaw and Tracy Lawrence will perform this weekend. As always this week’s concerts are free to the public and will be held in downtown Kannapolis. Movies and concerts are held at Village Park and Veterans Park.   This week’s events are:   July 14               &nb...

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Congratulations to the winners of our Chalk Art Contest honoring Parks and Recreation Month! Artists displayed their talent last weekend on sidewalks of the North Carolina Research Campus by creating beautiful chalk drawings. Thank you to everyone who participated! Prizes were awarded in the following categories: Best Theme Related (Parks & Recreation) Work Adult (18 & Up): Melissa Allmon Teen (13-17): Alexandria Otis Youth (5-12): Mila Allmon   Most Color...

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Sergeant Travis Smith has been recognized as the 2021-2022 North Carolina Police Officer of the Year by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He received the honor at the North Carolina State VFW Conference and was recognized for his professionalism, leadership and commitment to the City of Kannapolis.   He was nominated for the award by Kannapolis VFW Post 8989 and was selected from a field of police officer candidates from around the state. As a result of winning this prestigious honor Trav...

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It is another great week to Discover Fun in Kannapolis. The City has announced its lineup of concerts, movies, special events, Cannon Ballers baseball and of course - fireworks for 2022. All movies and concerts are free to the public and will be held in downtown Kannapolis. Movies and concerts are held at Village Park and Veterans Park.   This week’s events are:   July 6-10            Cannon Ballers Homestand T...

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N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews will soon start building a roundabout at the intersection of N.C. 3 and Odell School Road, west of Kannapolis. The $990,317 project was awarded last month to NJR Group, Inc. out of Albemarle.   The project has a floating start date, meaning work can commence between July 11 – Sept. 6. Once the contractor does begin work, the contract allows up to six weeks to build the roundabout, which must open no later than Nov. 4.   ...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. There will be no disruption in garbage and recycling collection service; however, there will be no collection of yard debris. Please remember in North Carolina, only sparklers and poppers are legal. It's illegal to have ground spinners, bottle rockets, and aerial fireworks (any firework that explodes or leaves the ground on its own). Please adhere to the law and have a safe holi...

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The Kannapolis City Council has approved the Fiscal Year 2023 budget. The total budget is $94,916,039 and includes all six operating funds of the City. The budget includes no property tax increase.   The budget concentrates on several guiding principles: 1. Maintaining and improving city services to meet the needs of our thriving City. 2. Retaining existing employees and recruiting new people to work for the City. 3. Saving cash reserves to be used for future one-time capital projects ...

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The Kannapolis City Council has approved the rewrite of the Kannapolis Development Ordinance (KDO). The ordinance was first approved by the City in 2000. The City, as well as development, has changed during the last 22 years. The new Kannapolis Development Ordinance is user-friendly, uses graphics and streamlined text and reflects the vision and policies of the City Council as laid out in the Move Kannapolis Forward 2030 Comprehensive Plan.   The ordinance is the adopted law of the Ci...

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