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The City of Kannapolis Police Department is once again partnering with NCDOT and the Watch for Me NC Program. This is the 4th year the Kannapolis Police Department has participated in the program. The City is one of 22 cities in the state who will benefit from the comprehensive pedestrian and bicycle safety program. As the City’s population, especially in downtown Kannapolis, grows, it is very important for police officers to educate pedestrians and motorists on how to safely share the ...

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Maria Bostian, Fire & Life Safety Educator/Community Outreach Coordinator with Kannapolis Fire Department, has been chosen as the new Chairperson for the Western Region Fire & Life Safety Educators Association. Bostian will serve a two-year term.   Bostian has 19 years of fire service experience; 14 of those have been with Kannapolis Fire Department. She has served as an at-large member and as Vice-Chair of the Western Region and has served in all Executive Board capacities of...

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Senator Paul Newton and Representative Kristin Baker are inviting members of the community to come together from 8am-10am on March 28 at the Laureate Center in Kannapolis for “Open for Business: A Community Conversation.” The purpose of the event is to ask questions and learn about how state and local governments work together with education and workforce partners to both recruit new industry and support existing businesses of all sizes. Cabarrus County has been fortu...

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The City of Kannapolis is accepting applications from non-profits with programs that would qualify for its 2022-2023 Community Development Block Grant fund allocation. Funds are designated for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income residents in the city.   The deadline for submitting applications is 5 p.m. on April 29, 2022.   Eligible Activities include:   Employment services (e.g., job training); Crime prevention and public safety; Child care; ...

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The Kannapolis Youth Council has opened applications for the 2022-2023 year. High school aged students, who live within the Kannapolis City limits, are eligible to apply to be on the Youth Council.   Applications are due at 5 p.m. on March 31, and students will be notified of their acceptance or denial no later than May 1. Selected students will serve from May 2022 through May 2023.   The Council’s goal is to create opportunities for students to become engaged in lead...

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Baseball is back in Kannapolis! As anticipation continues to build for the Cannon Ballers season, the team is excited to announce that Atrium Health Ballpark will once again play host to a full slate of college baseball games.Baseball is back in Kannapolis! As anticipation continues to build for the Cannon Ballers season, the team is excited to announce that Atrium Health Ballpark will once again play host to a full slate of college baseball games. Visit kcballers.com to purchase tickets. App...

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Loose leaf collection will end for Zones 1-5 next week, the week of February 28, and will end for Zones 6-10 the week of March 7. After March 11, we request that you bag any loose leaves you have and place them at the curb for Yard Waste collection.   Loose Leaf Collection Do’s & Don’ts: Leaves must be placed at the curb or along the ditch line – not in ditches – in rows parallel with the street. Place leaves at the curb by 7 a.m.&...

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Teams representing three collegiate divisions collide to kick off the 2022 baseball season.   After hosting three college games that kicked off the inaugural baseball season at Atrium Health Ballpark, the Cannon Ballers have bolstered their 2022 baseball schedule with two Division I, two Division II games, and a Division III Showcase, springing fans into an entertaining year of baseball in downtown Kannapolis.  “We are extremely passionate about showcasing college baseba...

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This Valentine’s Day, skip the roses or chocolate and give the gift of Buy 1, Get 1 free tickets for travel on NC By Train. The sale is running Feb. 9-16, and tickets are valid for travel from March 1 to Aug. 31. Fares are one way (adult), and no additional discounts apply. NC By Train’s Piedmont and Carolinian trains stop at seven stations between Charlotte and Raleigh, and provide service to Washington, D.C., New Jersey and New York. For schedules and more information visi...

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The public can get a first-hand look at how the City of Kannapolis Fire Department trains and responds to the emergency needs of our community by attending the Citizens Fire Academy.   The Citizens Fire Academy is a ten-week course offered free to residents of Kannapolis who would like to have a better understanding of our fire department operations and how we assist citizens when an emergency happens. The academy will also teach the dangers of fire and how a person can protect themse...

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