• 55°

• Darrell Hinnant

Darrell Hinnant served on Kannapolis city council for 12 years and was elected mayor in November, succeeding longtime Mayor Bob Misenheimer, who had served since 2005 and did not seek re-election.
Hinnant said he’s been watching news programs that discuss what 2014 would bring and believes “Kannapolis is poised to take advantage of that new, growing, emerging marketplace and I’m truly excited about it.”
He said he’s a family man and a man of faith. His children and grandchildren are the loves of his life and church and Sunday school is right behind it.
Hinnant said he’s interested in seeing what occurs in Charlotte this year because he said, what happens in Charlotte affects Kannapolis. He’s also looking to see what new ideas come out of Raleigh.
Job title: Mayor, Kannapolis; owner of dHinnant Business Solutions Inc.
Age: 66
Currently reside: Kannapolis
If you won millions in the lottery, what would you do?: Set up a trust to educate my children and five grandchildren and provide regular income for my church
Favorite TV show?: Anything on the History Channel, especially dealing with religion and faith; Blue Bloods
Who should play you in a movie?: Tom Hanks
What would you choose for your last meal?: Veal piccata from a good Italian restaurant
Who will you watch in 2014?: Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane
Biggest challenge in 2014?: Economic development, bringing in jobs and businesses to our community
Biggest hope for 2014?: To bring 2,000 new jobs into Kannapolis in this first year
Reaction to making the list?: I’m excited for Kannapolis. You all believe Kannapolis is on the rise, and we are, as a result I hope we are both correct
— Shavonne Potts

Comments

Comments closed.

News

Man killed by deputy recalled as storyteller, jokester

News

Rowan’s Sen. Ford backs ‘Election Integrity Act’ to move up absentee ballot deadlines

Business

Salisbury earns ranking on national list of best small cities to start a business

Crime

Supreme Court makes it easier to give minors convicted of murder a life sentence

Local

Quotes of the week

Local

Salisbury Human Relations Council offering online Racial Wealth Gap Simulation

News

Bill seeking permanent daylight saving clears NC House

News

Friends describe Elizabeth City man killed by deputy

Business

With second hobbit house now complete, Cherry Treesort looks toward future expansion

College

Catawba Sports: 2021 Hall of Fame class announced

Crime

Supreme Court makes it easier to sentence minors convicted of murder to life in prison

Local

Overton dedicates tree to longtime volunteer Leon Zimmerman

Coronavirus

First dose COVID-19 vaccinations up to 24% in Rowan County

Crime

Blotter: April 22

Crime

Lawsuit: Salisbury Police, Rowan Sheriff’s Office tore woman’s shoulder during traffic stop

Business

‘Believe me, they’ll be fresh’: Patterson Farm welcomes strawberry crop

Local

City appoints more members to boards, commissions, with 9 seats left to be filled

News

Virtual play groups the new norm at Smart Start

Local

City meets in closed session to consult with attorney on two ongoing litigation cases

Education

Summit takes art out of the classroom, into the student’s home

Education

Education briefs: Gene Haas Foundation donates $12,500 to RCCC

Business

County’s restaurant grant program dishes out funding to eight local eateries

High School

High school football: Yow out as South head coach

Education

Shoutouts