High School

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 ...

Kannapolis

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 ...

Business

‘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 ...

China Grove

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 ...

Crime

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 ...

Business

‘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 ...

Crime

One killed, one injured Saturday in Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS — One man is dead, a second is hospitalized and police are looking for a minivan after ...

East Spencer

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 ...

Kannapolis

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 ...

Kannapolis

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 ...

Kannapolis

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 ...

Kannapolis

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 ...

Kannapolis

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 ...

Education

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 ...

Kannapolis

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 ...

Business

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 ...

Business

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 ...

Kannapolis

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 ...

Kannapolis

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 ...

Kannapolis

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. ...

Kannapolis

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 ...

Kannapolis

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 ...

Kannapolis

Baseball is back: Cannon Ballers prepare to play opening game at Atrium Health Ballpark

KANNAPOLIS — In the previous several months, local high school and college baseball teams have squared off at ...

Kannapolis

Gem Theatre marquee restoration nearing completion in Kannapolis

Staff report KANNAPOLIS — The restoration of the Gem Theatre marquee is in its final stages. The marquee, ...

Kannapolis

Kyle Seager just misses batting for cycle; Kannapolis native hits all but homer as Mariners roll past Red Sox

By Jimmy Golen AP Sports Writer BOSTON — Kyle Seager singled, doubled and tripled, Sam Haggerty and Ty ...

High School

Wonders, Trojans facing off Monday on Cannon Ballers’ field

Staff report KANNAPOLIS — City of Kannapolis high school baseball players will make history as the first scholastic ...

Kannapolis

Duke University launches kidney disease study in Kannapolis for people of African descent

KANNAPOLIS — Through her participation in COVID-19 research with the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Connelia ...

Kannapolis

Kyle Seager drives in winning run in first game as Mariners split doubleheader with Orioles

By PATRICK STEVENS Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Kannapolis native Kyle Seager’s RBI double in the eighth inning ...

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