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The City of Kannapolis Police Department is now recruiting Public Safety Cadets. The program is open to Kannapolis and Cabarrus County residents, age 14 to 20, who are interested in a career in public safety. Officers from the Kannapolis Police Department and Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office will serve as mentors and provide guidance, support, and practical vocational experiences to the cadets.   The program creates a pathway for future employment in law enforcement. It also inc...

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Bonsai hobbyists, gardeners, and art lovers all can enjoy the beauty of these small trees when bonsai artists and vendors from all over the USA will display their trees. This is a great chance to learn about this art and hobby, buy a tree or buy supplies.  For the 8th year, bonsai artists from all over the USA will show their bonsai trees in the exceptionally beautiful marble-lined domed atrium of the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis (a short ride north from Charlotte on I-...

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The City of Kannapolis will celebrate the holidays with several festivities. The season will officially kick off at Village Park with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Celebration of Lights at 6 p.m., Saturday, November 20. The Celebration of Lights will continue thru December 30 with new opportunities for fun including community groups performing and a holiday market. The Kannapolis Christmas Parade will be in downtown Kannapolis at 6 p.m. on December 11. The Tree Lighting Ceremon...

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The City of Kannapolis has launched a Customer Call Center with an easy to remember telephone number, email address and mobile app, for the purpose of providing a simpler and quicker way to provide customer service, to Kannapolis residents.   If you need assistance or have questions about city services, you can now call one telephone number – 704.920.4444 or send an email – custserve@kannapolisnc.gov. The CARTology app is also available to provide information and assistanc...

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Department launches sixth annual survey to improve customer service The N.C. Department of Transportation is again asking the public for feedback on how the agency is performing and ways it can improve its customer service. Now in its sixth year, NCDOT’s survey takes about 15 minutes to complete, and the link is mobile-friendly. Participation can help the department identify ways to make North Carolina transportation services safer, more efficient and customer focused. Administ...

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Safety tips for parents, motorists and trick-or-treaters The N.C. Department of Transportation and Kannapolis Police Department are encouraging parents, motorists and trick-or-treaters to be safe this Halloween.   More than 2,100 pedestrians are injured or killed in collisions with motor vehicles in North Carolina each year, and over half of those collisions occur in the evening or at night.   Thousands of children are expected to be walking outside on Oct. 31.&...

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The City of Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for craft and food vendors for the Celebration of Lights Holiday Market from November 20 through December 30. Applications are due November 7. This year, visitors will be able to shop locally and find holiday gifts during the Celebration of Lights at Village Park. Craft vendors will be at Village Park, Thursday through Sunday. Food vendors will also be at the park daily this year.   Click here f...

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Cabarrus County, the City of Concord and the City of Kannapolis will jointly host a “Home Sweet Home” virtual fair housing workshop on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Anyone interested in learning more about local efforts to address chronic fair housing issues is encouraged to attend.   The virtual workshop will include a guest speaker from Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. and several panelists who will share their professional perspectives on th...

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Loose leaf collection will begin October 25 and will end March 4. After March 4, we request that you bag any loose leaves you have and place them at the curb for yard waste collection.   During the Loose-Leaf Season, there will not be loose leaf collection on the following holidays observed by the City:  Veteran's Day (Nov 11th), Thanksgiving (Nov 25th and 26th), Christmas (Dec 23rd, 24th, and 27th), New Year's Eve  (Dec 31st), and Martin Luther King Day (J...

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The Kannapolis City Council recently approved $56,000 for its 2021-2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) fund allocation. The funds are designated for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income residents within the City of Kannapolis.   Grants were awarded to: Academic Learning Center - $4,000 to be used for after-school tutoring, stipends, and supplies Big Brother Big Sisters - $5,000 to support and grow a youth mentorship program in partnership with Kannapolis ...

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