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VIDA, a private public mixed-use district, which will include apartments, restaurants, and retail space in Kannapolis is on target to open in winter of 2020/2021. VIDA is a stimulus for additional private investment on West Avenue in downtown Kannapolis. Lansing Melbourne Group (LMG)  is investing $61 million to construct 286 apartments, 18,000 square feet of new retail and renovating 36,000 square feet of historic retail space. The City’s investment will include a 400-space public...

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Atrium Health and Cabarrus Health Alliance will have multiple community testing locations this week. Tuesday May 12, at Kannapolis YMCA, Wednesday, May 13, at Central Cabarrus High School, Thursday May 16, at A. L. Brown High School, and Friday, May 15, at Living Water Church of God. For more information on community testing please visit their website at: atriumhealth.org/getscreened or click here.

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The collection of white goods (appliances) and electronic waste will resume today, May 11. These services were suspended in March due to COVID-19 when Waste Management instituted stricter safety protocols for its employees. The City of Kannapolis contracts with Waste Management for the collection of garbage, recycling, bulky goods, electronic waste and white goods (appliances). Yard debris is collected by city crews. The collection of garbage, recycling and yard debris continues on a norma...

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May 5, 2020, 6 p.m. COVID-19 Update Governor Cooper signed an Executive Order today to move North Carolina into Phase One of state reopening, beginning 5 p.m., Friday, May 8. Click here for the FAQs. Click here for the FAQ Summary Chart. Click here for the Executive Order. For all COVID-19 information, visit kannapolisnc.gov/covid19

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Elected officials with Cabarrus County, the cities of Concord and Kannapolis, and the towns of Harrisburg, Midland and Mt. Pleasant announced the local Stay-at-Home Proclamation will expire on April 29 at 5 p.m. with no extension. The move aligns the County with North Carolina’s Stay-at-Home Order, which expires on May 8.  The change relaxes restrictions the local Proclamation had placed on specified businesses, including car dealerships, real estate services and funerals. All other ...

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This week we were scheduled to have our premier event – the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival. A Kannapolis tradition, Jiggy with the Piggy, celebrates all things barbeque, music, and most of all our community. If you are like us, we are missing the sights, sounds of the festival and that wonderful smell of barbeque in our City.  But most of all - we miss you. We miss all the people and teams who visit our city annually. Thousands of you come and join us for a great week of events. You...

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The Kannapolis Police Department announces the promotion of both Christopher Hill and Brent Rowland to the position of lieutenant and Alex Quigley to the position of sergeant.   Lt. Christopher Hill joined the Kannapolis Police Department in 2009.  He served as a patrol officer for three years before transferring to the Criminal Investigations Division as a felony investigator. In 2014 he earned the designation of Police Officer II and was promoted to Sergeant. He transferred t...

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Prosperity Ridge Apartments are now open. A joint project between the City of Kannapolis, Cabarrus County and two local non-profits, Prosperity Unlimited, Inc. and Wesley Community Development, the apartments will serve senior adults. Located at 1430 El Paso Street, the apartments are restricted to people who are over the age of 55 and have limited incomes. The 60-unit complex is a project spearheaded by the non-profits, Prosperity Unlimited, Inc. and Wesley Community Development, who are wor...

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If you have a business, church or school building that is closed or partially closed you need to flush your pipes (flush toilets/run faucets) at least biweekly. Unless completely shut off there is always some water left in pipes. If a building is not in use water in the pipes becomes stagnant. The City of Kannapolis Water Department recommends that you flush pipes biweekly by turning on faucets for a couple of minutes and flushing toilets. This will decrease the risk of waterborne bacteria in...

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A wedding. An Easter family gathering. Birthday parties.  Cabarrus residents held these gatherings over the past two weeks. And now, the Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) is investigating COVID-19 outbreaks at each event, with more than 18 people infected.   In most of these cases, the number of attendees was below 10, which highlights the need for following all the recommended guidelines, according to Erin Shoe, Chief Operating Officer at CHA, Cabarrus County’s public health auth...

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