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April 15, 2021


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‘It’s our big time’: Salisbury Farmers Market reopens Saturday

SALISBURY — The Railwalk Pavilion will once again be filled with fresh produce, fragrant flowers and sweet-smelling baked goods on Saturday when the Salisbury Farmers ... Read more

4 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

Shields, Cheerwine Festival receive N.C. Main Street Awards

SALISBURY — Greg Shields, strategic partner alliances director for Netfoundry, was named a “North Carolina Main Street Champion” at the annual North Carolina Main Street ... Read more

5 hours ago by Staff Report.

Groundbreaking on Pennant Square signals next phase in downtown Kannapolis revitalization

KANNAPOLIS — Looking out over a small crowd gathered at the intersection of Cabarrus Drive and West Avenue, Mayor Darrell Hinnant declared Wednesday “another red-letter ... Read more

5 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

‘It was an answer to a call:’ TenderHearted Home Care celebrates 10 years of providing care at home

SALISBURY — From the young age of 11, Renee Gray was entrusted by parents in her Ohio neighborhood with babysitting their children, many of whom ... Read more

2 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Inspired by advice from father-in-law, Angela Mills launches her own business in memory of him

SALISBURY — Uninterested in the hospital food put in front of him, Jerry Mills wasn’t eating. The longtime physical education coach at Erwin Middle School ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Small Business Center announces spring slate of workshop for business owners

SALISBURY — The Small Business Center at Rowan Cabarrus Community College will host several workshops for local business owners this spring. There will be three ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Amazon warehouse workers reject union in Alabama

By Joseph Pisani, Alexandra Olson and Anne D’innocenzio AP Retail Writers Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama handed the online retail giant a ... Read more

5 days ago by News Service Report.

‘Applicant market’: Unemployment rate improving as businesses hire more workers

SALISBURY — While NCWorks is an agency dedicated to connecting North Carolinians with jobs, the pandemic forced it to shift strategies. NCWorks is a statewide ... Read more

6 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Two major economic development projects planned for southern Rowan County

SALISBURY — With more companies eyeing Rowan as a possible foothold in the Charlotte region, two major economic projects could be coming to the southern ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

City to host Q&A session to discuss initiative to increase Black-owned businesses

By Natalie Anderson SALISBURY — Mayor Karen Alexander and local business leaders will host a virtual Q&A session today to discuss a commitment with ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Chamber will celebrate 95th annual meeting virtually, with several ‘fun twists’

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce will host its 95th annual meeting during a virtual Power in Partnership program on Thursday, April 15, ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

With a brand new look, Skinny Wheels Bike Shop welcomes customers back in store

SALISBURY — For the past couple months, the glass windows of Skinny Wheels Bike Shop have been covered in paper. Walking or driving by those ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Salisbury community partners team up to host drive-thru job fair

SALISBURY — Several community partners will host a drive-thru job fair on Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at NCWorks Career Center located at ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

At home again, Alexander-Persse opens The French Nest in downtown Salisbury

SALISBURY — Seated at a vintage dining table, surrounded by lamps, bookcases and decorations, Wendy Alexander-Persse is at home in her new shop in downtown ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

More vaccinations, more lenient laws leading to semblance of normalcy for some local restaurants

SALISBURY — There are some days when the parking lot of Palms Grill and Pizzeria is full, the inside of the restaurant is buzzing with ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Pay for plasma: New ImmunoTek Bio Centers location opens in Salisbury

SALISBURY — As part of an expansion into North Carolina, ImmunoTek Bio Centers has opened a plasma collection facility in Salisbury. The plasma collection center, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Keeping family legacy alive, Lutheridge Farm forges through challenges

MOUNT ULLA — Tears welled in Leigh Anne Wetmore’s eyes as she watched thousands of gallons of milk from her dairy go down the drain. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

At Black and White Fitness, Alex Tavares looks to help others build physical and mental strength

SALISBURY — In the depths of a brick building on East Council Street, across a hallway from a western-themed escape room, Alex Tavares is building ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Kiva loan program launches in Salisbury, offers options for minority and women business owners

SALISBURY — A national loan program that provides women and minorities zero-interest and zero-fee micro-loans recently launched in Salisbury. Offered by Self-Help Credit Union, the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Federal, local relief programs offer assistance to struggling businesses

SALISBURY — With the passage and subsequent signing of the American Rescue Plan earlier this month, the federal government provided additional funding to help businesses ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College helps Salisbury business owner navigate through pandemic

SALISBURY — As a cancer survivor, Tonyan Schoefield is accustomed to facing big challenges. But the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, which came soon after ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

NC jobless rate improves for fifth straight month

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s unemployment rate improved for the fifth consecutive month in February, the state Commerce Department said on Friday, as the state ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Cargo ship stuck in Suez Canal where $10 billion worth of goods pass through every day

By Jon Gambrell and Samy Magdy Associated Press ISMAILIA, Egypt — Dredgers, tugboats and even a backhoe failed to free a giant cargo ship wedged ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Swanee Theatre in downtown Kannapolis sold, set for second life as entertainment venue

KANNAPOLIS — A historic downtown venue will once again be an entertainment hub. The Kannapolis City Council on Monday night approved the sale of the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Website using dairy farm’s address attracts attention of law enforcement

CLEVELAND — With people showing up to his dairy farm in search of used farm and construction equipment, Terry Foster has been the bearer of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Behind the brew: A look into Koco Java’s new roasting facility and warehouse

SALISBURY — After sitting vacant for several years, the inconspicuous building behind M&S Cleaners on West Innes Street is now filled with the rich aroma ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Rowan County, Charlotte region housing markets continue to stay hot

SALISBURY — With mortgage rates as low as they’ve ever been, the housing market in Rowan County stayed hot throughout 2020. Average housing sales prices ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Author, agricultural advocate explores pitfalls of food marketing during ‘Salute to Agri-Business’ event

SALISBURY — Michele Payn provided food for thought during her presentation at the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s “Salute to Agri-Business” virtual Power in Partnership ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

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