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Four new officers have joined the Kannapolis Police Department. The officers have completed their basic law enforcement training and are now starting their field training. The new officers are Evan Anderson, Austin Purser, Devin Steele, and Ataurus Tennyson. As part of their field training each officer is assigned to two experienced Kannapolis Police Officers in the patrol division for the next five months.   Evan Anderson is a graduate of the basic law enforcement training at Rowan C...

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $19.2 million 5-year grant, pending the availability of funds, to a consortium of North Carolina university researchers who will apply cutting-edge analytical techniques to nutrition research. The team will be led by Susan Jenkins Sumner, PhD, at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (UNC NRI), located on the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC). The Sumner team award will fund the Metabolomics and Clin...

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With our service area under a Winter Storm Watch, and significant roadway icing expected overnight, Rider Transit will delay service on Saturday, January 29th, 2022 until 11:30am. Staff will monitor conditions in the morning, and post any changes on www.ckrider.com.

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The Harlem Wizards Basketball Team is coming to the City of Kannapolis at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 17 at Kannapolis Middle School. The exhibition game promises to be a fun-filled evening that is great for kids and adults as you witness “Trick Hoops and Alley Hoops.”   The Harlem Wizards have a unique mission: create awe-inspiring events throughout the country. At a Wizards game, fans will witness amazing basketball talent combined with hilarious comedy. The event is two h...

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The City of Kannapolis is once again planning the annual Jiggy with the Piggy Festival to be held the weekend of May 13-15, 2022. The festival will take place in Downtown Kannapolis and the City is seeking vendors to participate in the event. The event has been named one of the Top Twenty Events in the Southeast and attracts thousands of attendees annually.   The festival includes over 80 barbeque competition teams seeking Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned honors, over a hundred...

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The City of Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department has opened registration for Youth Baseball, Softball and Soccer. Registration closes March 6.   Youth Baseball and Softball Children must be between the ages of 5-15 as of May 1. The registration fee is $40 for Kannapolis residents and $60 for non-residents, which includes the cost of uniforms, practices, and games. Scholarships and sponsorships are available. Gloves are mandatory and must be provided by the participant. Cleats...

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Garbage/ recycling collection will be on a one day delay this week for all routes in the City of Kannapolis   We were unable to collect Friday's routes last Saturday due to icy streets so we will collect Friday's routes today.    Monday's route will be collected tomorrow and so forth.    Yard waste and leaf collection will operate on a regular schedule.   Thank you for your patience as we work to get all our schedules back to norm...

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The City of Kannapolis would like to congratulate the winners of its photography contest which was held recently. The City received hundreds of photos from both professional and non-professional photographers. The winning photos illustrate the people, places and things that make the City unique, and they will be displayed in the Kannapolis City Hall.   The winners for each category are:   “Discover a Healthy Life”- Phil Bumgardner Beauty- Angie Ennis, Doug ...

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left to right: Officers Bryan Crim, Antonio Ramirez and Colby Richardson.   The Kannapolis Police Department has presented the Lifesaving Award to three officers for their quick actions that resulted in saving the life of a person last fall.   Officers Bryan C. Crim, P. Antonio Ramirez and Colby V. Richardson were recently presented with the award by Kannapolis Police Chief Terry Spry.   Last fall Officers Crim and Richardson responded to an attempted suicide call. Once they...

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Rider Transit service will resume tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Loose leaf collection will resume once the snow has melted, Yard waste collection of limbs will resume tomorrow.

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