Kannapolis

father tackling wrestling opponent
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KANNAPOLIS — A North Carolina man has been charged with assault after he charged onto the mat at a high school wrestling match and tackled his son's opponent.

KANNAPOLIS CANNON BALLERS

What's got a baseball for a face, an epic mustache and no name? The mascot of the newly renamed Kannapolis Cannon Ballers.

The Kannapolis Cannon Ballers showed off their new uniforms and mascot Wednesday night.
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The minor league baseball team in Kannapolis has a new name — the Cannon Ballers. The team formerly known as the Intimidators unveiled a new name, logo, uniforms and mascot Wednesday night at the historic Gem Theatre downtown. 

City of Kannapolis

The city of Kannapolis northeast of Charlotte has seen wrenching change in recent decades. More than 4,000 jobs disappeared when the last textile mill closed in 2003 and its downtown has struggled. But in 2015, the city took matters into its own hands by buying the entire downtown. Now, residents and leaders hope a $300 million redevelopment project will bring the city back to life.

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On Thursday, new members will be inducted into North Carolina’s Music Hall of Fame in Kannapolis. Two honorees have strong ties to the Charlotte area.

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Kannapolis is moving forward with a plan to bring minor league baseball – and economic redevelopment – to its downtown. The Kannapolis City Council approved a design for a new baseball stadium Monday night.

Crews are treating roads with salt brine and attaching snowplows to trucks ahead of what could be the region's first snowstorm of 2017. As of Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service (NWS) predicts between four to six inches of snow could fall between Friday night and Saturday morning, though that could change.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police are searching for two men they say are responsible for fatally shooting a teenager as he sat in the backseat of a car with family members Monday night.

Police say 14-year-old Anthony Frazier died at Carolinas Medical Center on Tuesday. He was the son of Kannapolis police officer, Daniel Frazier.

Illustration of the downtown Kannapolis redevelopment, including apartments and shops (bottom) and a future baseball stadium.
City of Kannapolis

A Florida developer hopes to lure millennials to downtown Kannapolis within a few years by building a hotel, apartments, shops and restaurants. It's the first step in the city's plan to redevelop 50 acres it bought last year. 

City of Kannapolis/UNC Development Finance Initiative

The City of Kannapolis is searching for a developer for the first in a planned series of projects that officials hope will transform 50 acres in the city’s old downtown. The City Council gave its go-ahead Monday night.

Server Farm Coming To Kannapolis Biotech Campus

Jun 12, 2013
Ben Bradford / WFAE

The Kannapolis research campus founded by Dole Foods magnate David Murdock has announced its first new corporate tenant in two years. But it's not the kind of company you'd expect for a place focused on health and food science. 


Can You Really Lift 100 Pounds?

Oct 25, 2012
Tasnim Shamma

If you’re applying for a job with a construction company and say you can lift 100 pounds, you better make sure you can do it comfortably. One Kannapolis employer is now using a new fitness exam for prospective hires aimed at reducing worker’s compensations claims.

At the Northeast Rehab center in Concord, physical therapist Sandie Warantz is showing off one of the first things someone applying for a position with the Wayne Brothers construction company might have to do.

If you ride the bus in Concord and Kannapolis, you’ll soon be seeing some big changes. The cities’ joint bus system called Rider Transit will be getting eight new hybrid-electric buses with free WiFi hotspots. There will also be service on Sundays starting in October 2013 and several improvements to bus stops, including a doubling of the number of shelters, solar-powered street lights and improved security system.