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Kannapolis Transportation Department will be implementing increased traffic safety measures on West Avenue September 12 – 16. Staff will add a safety bollard system which will be used to improve West Avenue’s primary pedestrian intersections. West Avenue will be closed intermittently the week of September 12-16. West Avenue will close on September 12, from Cannon Baller Way to Laureate Way. Once work is completed on this section of the street, it will reopen, and the next section,...

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(Free Online Information Portal Will Assist Firefighter Response) The Kannapolis Fire Department encourages the public to sign up for the new Community Connect Program. This free program allows residents and business owners to share valuable information that may be needed by firefighters in the case of an emergency. The public can register their information online.   Residents can provide details about their home, family members, pets, medical needs and more. If there is an emergen...

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The Kannapolis Police Department welcomes three new officers, James Mead, Samantha Pettit and Jason Whitley.       James Mead completed the Rowan Cabarrus Community College’s BLET program. Mead is a graduate of West Potomac High School in Alexandria, VA. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Video Studies from George Mason University. He served as an Aviation Electronics Technician in the U.S. Navy where he received the National Defense Medal, Honor Recruit Ri...

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On Saturday, October 15, from 9 a.m. until noon, the Kannapolis Transportation and Environmental Services Department will host a free document shredding event at the Public Works Operation Center, at 1401 Bethpage Road. 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. For more information, call Transportation and Environmental Services at 704-920-4444.

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Garbage and recycling collection services will run on a normal schedule. As Fall approaches, the attractions at Village Park will operate on a different schedule. After Labor Day weekend, the splash pad will close for the season. It will be open Labor Day, Monday, September 5, from noon-6 p.m. Admission is $1.50 The Village Park Rotary Express Train and Carousel will operate on wee...

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Patsy Harrison is retiring after thirteen years of service to the City of Kannapolis. She has worked as an executive administrative assistant in the Fire Department since 2009. In addition to her official work duties, Patsy has been the "mom" of the department, ensuring everyone meets deadlines,  fire staff is fed and cared for, and aiding the public with their questions and all the other miscellaneous things needed to help run a fire department. Patsy is a Kannapolis native wh...

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Some departure times for the state-run Piedmont train, which runs between Raleigh and Charlotte, are changing starting Sept. 6.  The schedule changes are as follows: Burlington Station: 75 Piedmont (Southbound) The current departure time is 11:08 a.m.; the new departure time is 11:17 a.m. 74 Piedmont (Northbound) The current departure time is 12:24 p.m.; the new departure time is 12:28 p.m.   Cary Station: 74 Piedmont (Northbound) ...

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As the summer peak season winds down, the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will be making some changes to office hours at several driver license offices across the state. Saturday walk-in service hours at 16 offices, which began on May 21, will end at the close of business on Aug. 27. Beginning Sept. 6, another 10 offices will join 25 offices opening at 7 a.m., an hour earlier than normal, to provide walk-in services. These additional offices are Concord, Durham East, Fayetteville South, Hi...

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The Kannapolis Police Department has promoted Christopher Hamilton and Ramsey Nimer to the rank of Sergeant.   Sgt. Hamilton began his career with Kannapolis as a Patrol Officer in 2004. He was designated as a canine handler in 2007 and as a Field Training Officer in 2008. Since then, Hamilton has completed the requirements of Police Officer II and Master Police Officer. He is also one of the department’s Unmanned Aerial System Operators.    Hamilton received the...

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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:   August 18 Farmer’s Market 4 -7 p.m. at corner of Dale Earnhardt Blvd. and Vance Ave. (Feat...

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