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Leaders meet with Kannapolis, Research Campus, RCCC

As published in the Salisbury Post. International and national business leaders with the Global Vision Leaders group met in Kannapolis on Thursday, hosted by the city, the North Carolina Research Campus and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Global Vision is focused on developing business opportunities for the state of North Carolina.  Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant addressed the group. […]

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Castle & Cooke North Carolina Donates Land for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Advanced Technology Center

             Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has received a two acre donation of land from Mr. David H. Murdock, chairman, CEO and president of Castle & Cooke, Inc. and NC Research Campus founder, for construction of the Advanced Technology Center. The donation allows the two organizations to strengthen their workforce development partnership […]

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Kannapolis Dedicates City Hall and Police Headquarters

  Hundreds of people attended a ceremony Monday to dedicate the new Kannapolis City Hall and Police Headquarters. The building is located at 401 Laureate Way. The ceremony featured a formal flag raising ceremony with a Police and Fire Honor Guard. The United States, North Carolina and City flags were raised while Drew Barkley played […]

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Kannapolis to improve walking and biking routes through the city

By David Whisenant Read the story on WBTV.com The City of Kannapolis and the Cabarrus Health Alliance are partnering together to use $45,000 in grant funds to create plans for improving walking and biking connectivity in downtown Kannapolis. The grant funds will look at ways to connect Village Park to the new City Hall, the North […]

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Kannapolis now owns downtown

By Michale Knox Read the original article in the Independent Tribune. KANNAPOLIS —The City of Kannapolis now owns downtown Kannapolis after purchasing the properties from billionaire David H. Murdock, creator of the North Carolina Research Campus. The City of Kannapolis is using bonds to pay for 46 acres in downtown Kannapolis for $7.5 million. The […]

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Ramping Up for Final Run Kannapolis Events

Kannapolis, N.C. – This year we launched a new initiative, Run Kannapolis, as part of the City’s Discover a Healthy Life brand. Run Kannapolis is a series of seven 5K walks/runs in the City. We hope that you have been able to participate in one of the Runs. To date we have had 130 people […]

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UNC wants to buy downtown Kannapolis apartments for $500K

By Michael Knox | mknox@independenttribune.com KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — The UNC Nutrition Institute has approached the City of Kannapolis about purchasing apartments that sit over the downtown Kannapolis stores to have a place for students to stay when they are in town working at the North Carolina Research Campus. The Kannapolis City Council will discuss the […]

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Rowan-Cabarrus and Community Leaders Discuss Future of College’s Role in Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Board of Directors, staff and faculty recently gathered with North Carolina Research Campus representatives, the mayor of Kannapolis and community members to discuss the future of Downtown Kannapolis. This discussion centered around the North Carolina Research Campus and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s pivotal role in the growth and development of […]

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Kannapolis, Murdock finalize $7.5 mil. deal on downtown purchase

By Michael Knox | mknox@independenttribune.com KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — After three months of negotiations, the Kannapolis City Council has agreed to pay $7.5 million for billionaire David H. Murdock’s downtown properties. “It has been a long process but well worth the wait,” said Darrell Hinnant, mayor of Kannapolis. “We all know how much time it takes […]

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Kannapolis Police Department and CHA Keeping Unused Prescriptions Safe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2015 Public Information Officer: Erin Shoe – (704) 920-1345   Kannapolis NC– Cabarrus County residents can dispose of unused and expired medications at the Kannapolis Police Department’s Prescription Medication Drop Box. The Drop Box can be found in the Kannapolis Police Department’s main lobby, which is open 24 hours a […]

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Kannapolis Farmers Market Returns May 7

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The Kannapolis Farmers Market returns May 7 with many of your favorite vegetables currently in season. The Farmers Market will be open every Thursday from 4-7 p.m. until October at the corner of Vance Street and Dale Earnhardt Boulevard. This year the market has more vendors who will have the freshest vegetables, […]

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Kannapolis Kares Day is this Saturday, April 25!

This year’s Kannapolis Kares Day falls on April 25 and is now part of the I Love My City program, a countywide initiative that promotes unity through outreach. You are invited to make an impact on the community and improve the quality of life for all in Kannapolis. This year’s event is being organized by […]

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Kannapolis Announces Entertainment Schedule for 2015

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – It is going to be a great year to have fun in Kannapolis.  The City has announced its lineup of concerts, movies, special events and of course – fireworks for 2015. All events are free to the public and will be held in downtown Kannapolis. The entertainment series gets off to a […]

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Kannapolis buying two more downtown properties for $1.2 million

      photo by James Nix, Independent Tribune KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The City of Kannapolis is buying two more properties in a move to gain more control over the development of the downtown area. The city has negotiated to purchase the former K-Town Furniture site at 136 Oak Ave. and a property located at […]

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Kannapolis Police Receives International Reaccreditation for the 15th Year

KANNAPOLIS, NC – The Kannapolis Police Department has been awarded International Accreditation Status and received the Certificate of Meritorious Advanced Law Enforcement Accreditation because this is the 15th consecutive year the department has received this honor. Only six percent of the police departments in the United States have been awarded this status. Police Chief Woody […]

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Kannapolis Parks & Recreation will host a free Major League Baseball®Pitch, Hit & Run™ Competition for area youth.

           Date: Friday, May 15     Time: 6:00PM    Location: Safrit Park Pitch, Hit & Run™ is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball®.  This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.   Boys and girls […]

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Council Hears Phase I Ballpark Study Regarding Kannapolis Intimidators

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The Kannapolis City Council heard the first phase of a ballpark stadium planning study regarding the Kannapolis Intimidators last night at their regularly scheduled meeting. The study evaluated the Kannapolis market area and its ability to support minor league baseball. The study found the Kannapolis Intimidators has the potential to attract significantly […]

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Public Information Meetings on Downtown Purchase Scheduled

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – City staff will present information on the purchase of 46 acres of downtown properties at three public meetings. The public meetings will be held on March 30, April 15 and April 20. All meetings will be held from 6-7 p.m. at the Train Station. The Train Station is located at 201 South […]

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City Bond Rating Upgraded

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the City’s revenue bond rating for water and sewer projects from A2 to A1. This means the City will pay less interest as the bonds are paid off. It is also an indication of the City’s strong economic health. Moody’s cited the City’s growth in new businesses […]

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Kannapolis City Council agrees to purchase downtown

By Susan Shinn for the Salisbury Post Read the Original Article KANNAPOLIS — Excitement and anticipation filled the air Monday afternoon as Kannapolis City Council members signed a resolution to execute the purchase of Downtown Kannapolis. The resolution passed 7-0, as Mayor Darrell Hinnant asked council members to stand to indicate their agreement. A standing-room […]

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Kannapolis City Council Makes Historic Land Purchase

  Media Contact: Annette Privette Keller Director of Communications 704-920-4311 o 980-406-2790 c aprivettekeller@kannapolisnc.gov March 16, 2015 KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Members of the Kannapolis City Council officially signed a resolution to purchase 46 acres of property in Downtown Kannapolis during a special meeting today. The $5.55 million purchase includes eight blocks of buildings located on […]

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NCRC Leaders Offer Excitement and Support for City of Kannapolis’ Downtown Purchase

For Immediate Release   NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC, March 12, 2015– Today, the City of Kannapolis announced a successful negotiation for the purchase of downtown properties owned by David H. Murdock, founder of the NC Research Campus and owner of Dole Foods and Castle & Cooke. In response, Lynne Scott Safrit, DrPh, president of […]

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City of Kannapolis to Purchase Downtown Properties

Media Contact: Annette Privette Keller Director of Communications 704-920-4311 o 980-406-2790 c aprivettekeller@kannapolisnc.gov Learn more on the City of Kannapolis’ website. March 12, 2015  KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The City of Kannapolis and Mr. David H. Murdock have negotiated a transaction regarding 46 acres of property in Downtown Kannapolis. The City will pay $5.55 million for […]

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City Announces Run Kannapolis

Kannapolis, N.C. – Kannapolis is launching a new initiative, Run Kannapolis, as part of the City’s Discover a Healthy Life brand. This year there will be seven 5K walks/runs in the City. City leaders are asking people of all ages and all abilities to participate in these events. “We hope that adults and children will […]

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‘Topping Out’ Marks Milestone for Kannapolis City Hall

By Tim Reaves, Independent Tribune Read the original article. KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — The last of the steel beams is up at the site of the new Kannapolis city hall and police headquarters. At a Thursday celebration, Kannapolis elected officials and city staff joined police officers and construction workers for a “topping off” ceremony and the […]

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Kannapolis Introduces “Discover a Healthy Life” Brand

Read more on www.cityofkannapolis.com. Kannapolis, NC – Over the last few years the City of Kannapolis has begun a comprehensive plan to implement its strategic vision for economic development, job development, and quality of life. This plan includes identifying the City’s brand and then implementing this brand in all aspects of the City’s services and […]

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Construction to Close Part of Laureate Way Starting Sept. 15

The Laureate Way Loop, between Watson Crick and Biotechnology Way, will be closed for approximately three weeks beginning  Monday, September 15. The closure will accommodate the construction of underground utilities needed for the new Kannapolis City Hall – Police Headquarters building.  Motorists will still be able to  access downtown Kannapolis and the North Carolina Research Campus using multiple […]

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South Carolina Man Wins Kannapolis Criterium

By Mark Plemmons, Independent Tribune Read the original article. KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Alder Martz of Greenville, S.C. won Wednesday’s Cabarrus Creamery Kannapolis Criterium’s Pro/Category 1-2 race at the North Carolina Research Campus. The cycling event is part of the Giordana Crossroads Classic series, which continues tonight in Salisbury, Saturday in Asheboro and wraps up Sunday in […]

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Murdock willing to sell downtown properties to city

By Tim Reaves, Independent Tribune Read the original Independent Tribune article. Read the Salisbury Post article. Read the statement from the City of Kannapolis. KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — City officials say they will spend the next few months studying the city’s downtown area for buildings they may want to buy after David Murdock told them he is […]

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Construction set to begin on Kannapolis municipal center

By Tim Reaves, Independent Tribune Link to original article KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Large-scale construction on the new Kannapolis municipal center and police headquarters will begin soon after the city council set a maximum price for construction and prepared to issue bonds to pay for the project at their Monday meeting. The $32.9 million project has […]

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A Growing Campus

By Clyde Higgs, Vice President of Business Development Published in Opportunities, a quarterly real estate to research newsletter of the NC Research Campus March 14, 2014 I want to make sure everyone close to the campus is just as aware of how our momentum is building and the campus is growing: Jobs: Close to 1,000 jobs […]

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Carolinas HealthCare System celebrates new Kannapolis office

Independent Tribune Tim Reaves treaves@independenttribune.com KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) celebrated a new medical building at a ceremony Tuesday on the North Carolina Research Campus, where community leaders said the facility will help promote community health. The building, at 201 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis, combines internal medicine, pediatrics and radiology in a “convergence” […]

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City of Kannapolis Joins NCRC

On October 29, the city of Kannapolis broke ground on a 100,000-square-foot city hall and police department headquarters. The land for the building was donated by NC Research Campus founder David H. Murdock to help fulfill the campus’ vision as a center of research and community.  The building includes 5,500 square feet of new meeting space that will be useful […]

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NC Research Campus exec sees growth on horizon

Jennifer ThomasStaff Writer- Charlotte Business Journal The last five years have brought a mix of accomplishments and challenges for the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. The 350-acre biotech hub opened in October 2008 — just as the economy faltered. State funding to support campus operations was restricted, and companies pulled back from research and development […]

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New Meeting Space Planned on Campus

Published in Opportunities, a quarterly real estate to research newsletter of the NC Research Campus.  March 30, 2013 David H. Murdock, founder of the NCRC and chairman and owner of both Dole Food Company and Castle & Cooke, Inc., donated land to the city of Kannapolis to build a new town hall and police station on […]

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