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On Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. until noon, the Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department will host a free document shredding event at Village Park, at 700 West C St, Kannapolis, NC.   This event is for Kannapolis residents only. Document shredding is limited to five file boxes per person, which is the equivalent of two 40-gallon trash bags. No businesses please.   We ask that you maintain social distance and wear a mask while dropping off your documents. To help maintain...

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Cabarrus County and the Cities of Concord and Kannapolis will host a TikTok video contest in honor of Fair Housing Month. High school students in Cabarrus County, and Kannapolis residents in Rowan County are encouraged to participate. Community Development and Housing staff from the three governments will select winning videos based on the best use of the theme “Home Sweet Home.” “We want to use this opportunity to work with the youth of our community to help them to better un...

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Almost a year from the date of the original first pitch, Atrium Health Ballpark will debut as a baseball field for the first time when the Charlotte 49ers welcome the Appalachian State Mountaineers in a Division I, non-conference match-up on Tuesday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m.    Before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the baseball season in 2020, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers planned to open the $52 million sports and entertainment venue anchoring the revitalized dow...

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Congratulations to Miranda Miller-Wojcik and William Pillsbury who have received the N.C. Certified Waterworks Operator of the Year Awards! Miranda won the honor in the C Surface Category and William received the honor in the B Surface Category. Both work at the Kannapolis Water Treatment Plant.   The Certified Operator of the Year Award recognizes water treatment professionals who achieve excellence at their level of certification (A Surface, B Surface, C Surface, A-Well, B-Well, C-Well,...

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In 2021, the City of Kannapolis expects to see a continued trend of positive growth in both residential and commercial development as a result of the Kannapolis City Council’s emphasis on strategic economic development policies and investments, along with a strong regional economy. Numerous subdivisions, apartment and townhome communities and commercial and industrial projects have been approved or are in the process of being approved. Kannapolis is the 20th largest city in North Carolina ...

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After months of planning and construction, the Cabarrus Center has opened in downtown Concord in the former Cabarrus Saving Bank Building with a ribbon cutting held on March 2nd in partnership with the Cabarrus Chamber. Flywheel, a leader in creating coworking communities committed to growing businesses, has designed and is now managing this historic space. "Cabarrus County has embraced this project beyond our wildest expectations, and we are sincerely grateful to the Cannon Foundation for...

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Today, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. announced that additional frontline essential workers in Group 3 will be eligible for vaccinations beginning tomorrow, March 3. The expedited timeline follows the approval of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine and an expected increase in vaccine supply to North Carolina. “The state and our providers continue to work extremely hard to get people vaccinated in a way...

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North Carolina State officials have lifted the Modified Stay At Home Order. The new Executive Order No. 195 eases certain restrictions on businesses and gatherings. A face covering is still required in all public indoor settings if there are non-household members present, regardless of the individual’s ability to social distance. Face coverings are also required outdoors if you are unable to maintain at least six feet of social distance from non-household members. This executive order i...

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Three new officers have joined the Kannapolis Police Department. The officers have completed their basic law enforcement training at Rowan Cabarrus Community College and are now starting their field training.   The new officers are: Jalan Coles, Noah Norfleet and Pedro Antonio “Tony” Ramirez. 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.   Jalan Coles is a g...

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The City of Kannapolis welcomes a new Director of Finance, Africa Otis. Africa most recently served as the Finance Director for the City of Mount Holly for 11 years. With twenty years of experience in the field of finance, she has also served as the Finance Director for the Town of Cramerton; working as a Operations Budget Analyst for the City of Charlotte CATS System; a fiscal analyst for Mecklenburg County, and a budget analyst for Gaston County Schools.   Africa is a native of B...

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