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In This Issue: The Changing Face of Kannapolis

Apr 03, 2020 11:19AM ● By Jason Huddle

April 2020: The Changing Face of Kannapolis

Jason Huddle, Publisher

 Word on the street is the streets are silent-ish. As I’m writing this, we are a little over a week in to the COVID-19 restrictions put in place by our local and state government. I’m not going to lie. Just like every other small business in the country, we have been forced to think of creative ways to stay relevant and keep up our awareness in the community. 

In response to these restrictions, as well as concern for our own employees’ safety, and the fact many of our distribution locations are not currently open to the public, we decided to produce our April issue in a digital-only format. After all, why print a magazine that can’t be distributed?

However, that doesn’t mean we’re just waiting to go back to work either. Our website, is constantly being updated with news relevant to our community, as well as informative guides to help you through this time and plan for the future.

Recently, we compiled and posted a restaurant guide to provide the community with an up-to-date resource for residents that provides information on high restaurants are still providing take-out, curbside and delivery services in Cabarrus County.

Of course, these restrictions can’t last forever, and summer is just around the corner. Parents still need to plan summer camps. So, we have also launched our 2020 Summer Camp Guide, sponsored by Code Ninjas. This resource will allow parents to find the perfect camp for their child, sorted by interest and dates, complete with links for registration and more information.

Don’t forget our podcast, Up Front with Cabarrus Magazine, also provides an enormous amount of information during this difficult time. Since the COVD-19 outbreak, the program has already conducted interviews with Congressman Richard Hudson (NC-8) and Pastor Dale Jenkins, as well as Dr. Suda, of the Cabarrus Health Alliance. Coming this month will be tips for parents learning to homeschool their children, while schools are closed and way you can still help in the community, among other topics. The podcast can be found on our website, as well as iTunes and Google Play.

This issue is a little bittersweet. We have been excited to profile the major changes taking place in Kannapolis, since last fall when we planned our editorial calendar. While we are still able to do that, it is without a printed counterpart and with the knowledge many will not be able to enjoy the locations we discuss in this edition until after the restrictions are lifted. However, we know you will enjoy reading about them just the same and it may give you something to look forward to once this is all over.

Until that time, please do your best to support local businesses as much as possible and don’t waste and opportunity to show others you care. Remember, we all all in this together.


Jason Huddle

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