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The Kannapolis Farmers Market will now feature live music on select nights. The market is held every Thursday, 4-7 p.m. at the corner of Vance St. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd. The market continues through September.   Local musicians will perform on the following dates:   June 2: Shannon Lee (acoustic music)   June 23: Jamie Brock (Nagara drums)   July 7: Chase Killough (acoustic guitar)   July 21: Randall Sprinkle (acoustic guitar)   Augu...

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Front row; Sherry Gordon, Mayor Darrell Hinnant, Gloria Talbert, Beryl Torrence, Pastor Reginald Pharr and Pastor John Leazer. Back row: Police Chief Terry Spry, Pastor Willie Rash, Father Joshua Gilliam, Pastor Tracy Caldwell, City Manager Mike Legg,  and Stephen Williamson. Not pictured: Dr. Greg Sloop, Pastor Farrar Griggs, Jr., Pastor Ronnie Bell, and Pastor William Moody   A group of area ministers has launched the Community Bridge Project. Their purpose is to build positi...

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Front Row (left to right): Sandra O’Dell, Christine Drumm, Pam Overcash, Emma Greene, Gail Pieper Back Row: Deputy Chief Kirk Beard, Diana Shipe, Russell Hoyser, Keith, Overcash, Brian Most, Nick Smith, Division Chief Greg Summitt, Fire Chief Tracy Winecoff Not pictured: Ana Contreras, Carolyn Conley, Richard Conley, Logan Norris   A number of City of Kannapolis residents have graduated from the Kannapolis Citizen Fire Academy. The academy concentrates on the services and func...

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The Kannapolis Memorial Day Ceremony will be held in Veterans Park at 12 p.m. on Monday, May 30th. The ceremony will include remarks from guest speaker Major General Charles H. Swannack Jr. of the U.S. Army. There will also be special patriotic music performances and a wreath laying ceremony.    Everyone is asked to bring lawn chairs and American flags to wave during the ceremony. For more information contact Jimmy Wilson, Ceremony Organizing Chairman for the American Legion at 7...

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Eric Albright and Officer Carson   The Kannapolis Police Department recently held its annual police awards ceremony. Two members of the Kannapolis Police Department were recently honored with the most prestigious awards given by the department.   Officer Robert Carson was presented with the Roger Dale Carter Memorial Service Award, given in memory of Kannapolis Police Officer Carter, who died in the line of duty on December 31, 1993.   Telecommunicator Eric Albri...

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The Kannapolis Youth Council has been awarded a state charter from the N.C. Department of Administration. They are one of 24 youth councils in North Carolina. The Kannapolis Youth Council was established by the Kannapolis City Council in late 2020 and members were appointed in 2021.   In order to achieve state certification, the youth council completed a number of civic and social projects in 2021 including holding monthly meetings, participating in the Veterans Food Drive, conducting...

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The City of Kannapolis has been honored with the prestigious American Planning Association Excellence in Economic Development Award. The City was recognized for its Downtown Master Plan which resulted in the completion of new infrastructure, the West Avenue Linear Park, the VIDA parking deck and the Atrium Health Ballpark.   The honor is considered the Top Award for Excellence in Best Practices that can be achieved by a City. Presented annually the award is given by the American Plann...

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It is another great year 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:     May 17-22 Kannapolis Cannon Ballers Homestand Atrium Health Ballpark | Tickets @ www.kcba...

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During the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival, May 11-15, the teams participating in the Kansas City Barbeque Society competition also competed in a dessert contest.   This year’s dessert champions are:   Dessert - Appearance   1st Place – Smoking Studs (Pig Pen Pudding Trifle) 2nd Place – Creekside Smokers (To Die For Carrot Cheesecake) 3rd Place – Trailer Pork Brothers (Piggy Pudding- Banana Pudding Cake) 4th Place – Bad Roost...

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Kansas City Barbeque judges spent Saturday very carefully judging over teams from six states who competed in the categories of chicken, ribs, pork and brisket at the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival in Kannapolis.   Judges, from several states, chose the winners based on taste, appearance and tenderness. CBF Que from Marshville, N.C. was named the Grand Champion of the event and won $1,250. The Reserve Champion is Chunky BBQ from Harrisburg, P.A. and they took home $1,000.  Th...

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