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Show us your artistic abilities. The City of Kannapolis Police Department is hosting a children’s coloring contest. Children between the ages of 4 and 10, are encouraged to enter the contest by 5 p.m. on October 31. Children may use anything (crayons, markers, paint, to color the Kannapolis Police Department’s uniform patch. The Top Three winners will receive gifts. Submit your entry by delivering it in person to the Kannapolis Police Department (401 Laureate Way). The police depa...

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Entry Information Available Now   The Kannapolis Christmas Parade will be held at 6 p.m., on Saturday, December 10 in downtown Kannapolis.   Thousands of lights decorate the parade entries which make it one of the holiday’s most special nighttime events in the state. This is a great Christmas holiday tradition for you and your family to enjoy.                     &nb...

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N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews will soon start building a roundabout at the intersection of N.C. 3 and Odell School Road. The $990,000 project was awarded earlier this spring to NJR Group Inc. out of Albemarle.   The intersection is scheduled to close Monday morning so crews can safely build the roundabout. The contract calls for the intersection to open by the end of October. Drivers will follow a posted detour during construction along Windy Road, N.C. 3 and Earnha...

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The City of Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department has opened registration for Youth Basketball for children 3-15 years old. Registration is from September 12 - November 6. The registration fee is $40 for Kannapolis residents and $60 for non-residents, this includes the cost of uniforms, practices and games. Participants are required to have proper athletic shoes. Scholarships and sponsorship opportunities are available. Practices begin December 5. Teams will have one practice per w...

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The Toast of Kannapolis returns this year, 6 – 9 p.m., on September 23, inside Kannapolis City Hall. A number of local wineries and breweries will share samples of their best selections. (Cabarrus Brewing, 26 Acres, High Branch and Douglas Vineyards are confirmed). Admission is free but tickets will be for sale in advance and at the door for beer and wine samplings, which includes a souvenir wine or beer sampling glass and light appetizers. $20 in advance/$25 at the door. Local wi...

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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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