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August 2, 2021

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American Legion baseball: Kannapolis ends season

Staff report CHERRYVILLE — Perennial powerhouse Wilmington Post 10 won the 2018 and 2019 American Legion state tournaments. COVID stopped Legion baseball in 2020, but ... Read more

3 days ago by Mike London.

Kannapolis man gets 180 months in prison after $100,000 worth of narcotics found in his apartment

KANNAPOLIS — A 38-year-old man received a sentence of 180 months in federal prison on Friday after pleading guilty to distributing fentanyl and possessing a ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Kannapolis restroom listed among top 10 in the country, vying for top spot

KANNAPOLIS — Not satisfied with only having the best ballpark in the country, the city of Kannapolis is vying for another national title — top ... Read more

6 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Mixed-use development planned near Atrium Health Ballpark

KANNAPOLIS — The city on Tuesday announced an agreement to provide three parcels of property past the right field wall of Atrium Health Ballpark to Right ... Read more

6 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Cannon Ballers crowned: Atrium Health Ballpark wins fan vote for best ballpark in the country

Staff Report news@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS — Atrium Health Ballpark has brought plenty of attention to downtown Kannapolis, but now the baseball stadium is being recognized in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Rowan voters will choose from 66 candidates for 42 open seats in November municipal elections

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With 66 candidates running for 42 seats across the county, voters across can expect competitive races in November for ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

High school basketball: Wonders tab Efird as new boys basketball coach

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS — It’s a special homecoming for Jonathan Efird, 31, who was announced as A.L. Brown’s new head boys basketball coach ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Sports.

NC Music Hall of Fame holding ‘double-induction’ on Oct. 21

KANNAPOLIS — After a year of waiting to honor the 2020 inductees, the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame will hold its inductions Oct. 21. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

‘Darn glad to be back:’ Falls Jewelers returns to downtown Kannapolis, where it all began

KANNAPOLIS — With downtown Kannapolis looking increasingly like a ghost town during the economic downturn in 2010, Sam Falls was confronted with a harsh reality. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Candidate total rises to 24 for November municipal elections

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Since filing began Friday, a total of 17 incumbents and seven challengers have filed for the 2021 November municipal ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Blotter: Kannapolis man charged with exploiting young children, posting child pornography to Facebook

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office on Friday arrested a Kannapolis man after he allegedly posted pornographic videos of young ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

‘It’s like heaven:’ Dog World Dog Park provides puppy paradise in Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS — Wanting to make sure everything was perfect, Dana Christner was waiting to hold an official grand opening for Dog World Dog Park. She ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

One killed, one injured Saturday in Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS — One man is dead, a second is hospitalized and police are looking for a minivan after an incident around 8:40 Saturday morning on ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Nine candidates file for municipal office on first day

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — On the first day of filing for this year’s municipal elections, nine candidates stopped by the Rowan County Board ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

City of Kannapolis approves $85.25 million budget for 2022 fiscal year

The Kannapolis City Council has approved the fiscal year 2022 budget, which spends $85.25 million and includes no property tax or utility fee increases. The ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Kannapolis native Jerry Blackwell discusses prosecuting Derek Chauvin for death of George Floyd

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS — April 20 will go down in history as the day ex-Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

Dearmons gift two public art sculptures to city of Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS — Cheryl and Eric Dearmon have gifted two public art sculptures, “Smiley” and “Discover,” to the city of Kannapolis. Both sculptures are already located ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Ryan Dayvault drops out of Kannapolis mayoral race

KANNAPOLIS — Ryan Dayvault’s campaign for mayor ended early. The city council member announced in a post on Facebook Wednesday night that he will no longer ... Read more

2 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Area Sports Briefs: Former A.L. Brown standout Cambrea Sturgis wins two sprint events

From staff reports EUGENE, Ore.   — Cambrea Sturgis of North Carolina A&T swept the women’s 100 and 200 meters Saturday in the NCAA outdoor ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike London.

Squids, drones and boats, oh my! Students put brainpower to work during STEM Camp

By Joanie Reeder For the Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS – In an empty hallway at Kannapolis Middle School on Tuesday, a young girl slowly moved her ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Kannapolis seeks public input on future skatepark complex

KANNAPOLIS — The City of Kannapolis is studying the idea of building a skatepark complex. City officials began the process after receiving input from parents, ... Read more

2 months ago by News Service Report.

Kannapolis City Council approves sale of former Intimidators Stadium site; plans continue to materialize

KANNAPOLIS — As the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers play their inaugural season in the city’s new downtown ballpark, plans have materialized for the site of the ... Read more

2 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Kannapolis council hears details of $368 million Old Beatty Ford Road development

KANNAPOLIS — When the N.C. General Assembly passed a bill in 2019 allowing Kannapolis to annex land in the Old Beatty Ford Road area, the ... Read more

2 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Kannapolis unveils lineup for summer movie and concert series

KANNAPOLIS — The city of Kannapolis has unveiled its slate of summer concerts, movies and fireworks at Village and Veterans parks. Among this year’s performers ... Read more

2 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Two familiar Kannapolis names emerge in mayor’s race

KANNAPOLIS — As he prepared to address the small crowd of people gathered before him in downtown Kannapolis on Wednesday morning, Mayor Darrell Hinnant paused ... Read more

2 months ago by Ben Stansell.

City of Kannapolis to have bike rodeo Saturday

Children ages 5-12 are invited to join the City of Kannapolis for a bike rodeo from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday at the ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Back and better than ever: Cannon Ballers kick off inaugural season in Atrium Health Ballpark

KANNAPOLIS — Standing with his back toward the outfield, gesturing up at the cloudy and brightening sky, a smile spread across Andy Sandler’s face. “It ... Read more

3 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Minor League baseball: Wood Ducks top Cannon Ballers in season opener

Staff report KANNAPOLIS — The long-awaited opening night for the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers at Atrium Health Ballpark was a success everywhere except the scoreboard. Downpours ... Read more

3 months ago by Mike London.

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