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With over 300 walkers/runners, the Jiggy with the Piggy 5K was a huge success Wednesday evening. We loved seeing all the participants in the Jiggiest Costume Contest. We hope everyone had a great time and will continue to participate in the rest of the Run Kannapolis Series this year. The overall male winner was Marshall Love and the overall female winner was Nicole Morgan.  Melissa Loveless won the adult Jiggiest Costume Contest. Complete Winners List:     ...

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Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg has been honored with the James D. Prosser Excellence in Government Leadership Award from the Centralina Regional Council which is composed of government officials from the nine counties in the Charlotte region.   Legg has served as City Manager of Kannapolis since 2004. He began working for Kannapolis in 1995, first as the City’s Planning Director and then as Deputy City Manager. He has been involved in the dramatic change in Kannapolis over th...

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This morning the Kannapolis Police Department participated in the N.C. State Special Olympics Torch Run.   Members of Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office, City of Concord Police Department, Cabarrus Fire Marshal’s Office, Concord Fire, and Cabarrus County EMS ran to the Kannapolis city limits on Cannon Boulevard.   Kannapolis officers and area Special Olympic athletes were then handed the Flame of Hope and ran with it to the Rowan County border. The Torch Run continu...

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After careful consideration of the severe weather which is forecasted for Friday afternoon/evening we have decided to postpone Friday night’s festival events. The Sammy Kershaw Concert has been postponed to 7 p.m. on July 15 at Village Park.   All components of the festival such as the People’s Choice Pork Contest, arts & crafts vendors, lots of great BBQ and other foods, kids’ zone and so forth will be held this Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. &nb...

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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, May 24. The event will feature speakers from the Kannapolis Fire Department. Topics discussed will include: Fire Safety Fire Codes Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms   To RSVP and receive the virtual link to the seminar, please click here or contact Sherry Gordon at 704-920-4332 or sgordon@kannapolisnc.gov.

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What are you doing for the mothers in your life this Mother’s Day? Making their safety a priority this year will not only wow them but will also provide comfort and peace of mind. Home fires are more common than you may suspect. On average, there are 358,500 home fires in the U.S. every year resulting in 2,620 deaths and $6.9 million dollars in property damage. (Source: NFPA) This Mother’s Day, instead of fancy gifts and flashy cards, focus on their home safety. Begin by checki...

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The countdown is on. We are one week away from Jiggy with the Piggy! The festival returns with the smells and tastes of barbeque and fun for the entire family. Make plans now to join us next week, May 11 – May 15, in downtown Kannapolis.   Once again, we will host over 50 barbeque competition teams. The BBQ teams are from across the U.S. and will compete for top bragging rights and prize money. This is one of the largest sanctioned events by the Kansas City Barbeque Society in...

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  The Kannapolis Farmers Market will open for the 2022 season this Thursday, May 5. The market will be held every Thursday, 4-7 p.m. at the corner of Vance St. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd. The market continues through September.   Returning and new vendors offer a wide variety of fresh, local produce, as well as meat, eggs, spices, crafts, and prepared foods and sauces. While supplies last, customers can receive a free reusable tote bag when making a purchase of $10 or more from a...

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It is another great year to Discover Fun in Kannapolis.  The City of Kannapolis 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:     April 30 Spring it On 5k to benefit the Kannapolis School System &n...

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In accordance with recent guidance from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), face masks will no longer be required at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, the Rider Transit Center or while riding the bus. Customers and employees may continue to choose to wear a mask at their own discretion.   The guidance from TSA comes after a federal court ruling on Monday, April 18, that effectively nullified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) January 29, 2021 or...

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