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Loose leaf collection will end for Zones 1-5 next week, the week of February 28, and will end for Zones 6-10 the week of March 7. After March 11, we request that you bag any loose leaves you have and place them at the curb for Yard Waste collection.   Loose Leaf Collection Do’s & Don’ts: Leaves must be placed at the curb or along the ditch line – not in ditches – in rows parallel with the street. Place leaves at the curb by 7 a.m.&...

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Teams representing three collegiate divisions collide to kick off the 2022 baseball season.   After hosting three college games that kicked off the inaugural baseball season at Atrium Health Ballpark, the Cannon Ballers have bolstered their 2022 baseball schedule with two Division I, two Division II games, and a Division III Showcase, springing fans into an entertaining year of baseball in downtown Kannapolis.  “We are extremely passionate about showcasing college baseba...

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This Valentine’s Day, skip the roses or chocolate and give the gift of Buy 1, Get 1 free tickets for travel on NC By Train. The sale is running Feb. 9-16, and tickets are valid for travel from March 1 to Aug. 31. Fares are one way (adult), and no additional discounts apply. NC By Train’s Piedmont and Carolinian trains stop at seven stations between Charlotte and Raleigh, and provide service to Washington, D.C., New Jersey and New York. For schedules and more information visi...

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The public can get a first-hand look at how the City of Kannapolis Fire Department trains and responds to the emergency needs of our community by attending the Citizens Fire Academy.   The Citizens Fire Academy is a ten-week course offered free to residents of Kannapolis who would like to have a better understanding of our fire department operations and how we assist citizens when an emergency happens. The academy will also teach the dangers of fire and how a person can protect themse...

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The City of Kannapolis will host a virtual fair housing seminar from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22. The event will feature speakers from Legal Aid of NC and Regional Housing Partnership.   Topics discussed will include:   Overview of fair housing laws Regional Housing Partnership services and voucher program   To RSVP and receive the virtual link to the seminar, please visit https://forms.gle/fQ5cWT5LCLWkQch18 or contact Sherry Gordon at 704-920-43...

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We are excited to announce that the Run Kannapolis 5K Series is back. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in this unique series featuring the best 5K runs/walks in the city. Each run is held in Kannapolis and hosted by a nonprofit that benefits from the entry fees. Most of the runs include a one-mile fun run and Strides for Stroke will include a new 10K option.   Join the thousands of people who have participated in Run Kannapolis over the years. R...

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Zipline, a leading drone operator, will begin delivering prescription medicines to patients' homes in a suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina, this year, helping usher in the long-anticipated era of routine drone drops. Why it matters: Battery-operated drones could satisfy our demand for "instant delivery" in less than 15 minutes, while easing traffic congestion, improving safety and helping the environment. The big picture: Drones routinely deliver medicine, food and sundries ...

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Limited services offered February 14-18– full operations return February 21   The Cabarrus County Animal Shelter will limit operations from February 14 to 18 for scheduled renovations to the dog housing area. The renovations cut the number of operational dog kennels from 24 to 12.   To help limit the number of dogs at the facility, the shelter is offering a $20 dog adoption special through February 14. To view pets available for adoption, visit cabarruscounty.us/pets ...

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Seniors from across Cabarrus are working out and getting in step at the Cabarrus County Senior Centers for the 2022 Senior Games. Sure, the Senior Games encourage older adults to be more active, learn new skills, make/renew friendships, renew old talents, live better and healthier lives, and have fun. Anyone age 50 and older by December 31, 2022, can participate in the competition, which is open to all skill levels. The games are sanctioned by North Carolina Senior Games, Inc., and sponsored ...

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The Kannapolis Farmers Market is looking for vendors. If you are a farmer, artisan, crafter, or baker we would love for you to participate in the market.   The market is looking for people who offer a wide variety of fresh local produce, as well as cheese, ice cream, honey, baked goods, spices, jewelry, soaps, candies, crafts, pottery, hand crafted wood items, art and more. Vendors pay an annual membership fee of $30, and a weekly rental fee of $10 per 14’ space.   Th...

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