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Spirit: Working together: NAACP President Gemale Black proves that ‘young people do have a voice’

By Maggie Blackwell For the Salisbury Post “I like to say, ‘How can we help?’ instead of ‘Why are you … ?’ We always need ... Read more

10 months ago by Staff Report.

Spirit: Touching lives: Evelyn Medina opens new Mean Mug location, employs students from S.O.A.R. Program

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com Evelyn Medina got an email one day that brought tears to her eyes. It was from architect Pete Bogle asking if ... Read more

10 months ago by Liz Moomey.

Spirit: Giving back: Greystone Salon owner Sheila Igo wants to help people feel better

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com Life is good for small business owner Sheila Igo. Named the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s small business of the year, ... Read more

10 months ago by Liz Moomey.

Spirit: ‘Serve people and help somebody’: Tony Hillian is passionate about youth, community

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER — Since his youth, Tony Hillian has followed in the footsteps of a family of community leaders, but as ... Read more

10 months ago by Shavonne Walker.

Spirit: Team player: Nick Means guides kids in sports, life

By Maggie Blackwell For the Salisbury Post It’s a fiercely competitive basketball game. Players are 7 to 9 years old. Coach Nick Means runs the ... Read more

10 months ago by Staff Report.

Spirit: Bringing people together: P.J. Ricks’s goal is to unify the community

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com Bringing people together: P.J. Ricks’s goal is to unify the community P.J. Ricks has made her mark on the community. She ... Read more

10 months ago by Liz Moomey.

Spirit: Kids helping kids: Brooklynne Witherspoon impacts area youth

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — This year, 10-year-old Brooklynne Witherspoon has made it her mission to find a summer job for her friend Princess ... Read more

10 months ago by Shavonne Walker.

Spirit: An open book: Library supervisor Laurie Lyda wants to make a difference

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Call her Dr. Lyda if you like. Rowan Public Library’s Laurie Lyda has a doctorate degree. She once ... Read more

10 months ago by Deirdre Smith.

Spirit: Staying involved: Vivian Hopkins serves as ambassador for Gold Hill, bluegrass

By Mark Wineka mark.wineka@salisburypost.com GOLD HILL — Coming from the park, Kimberly Corl led her friend Kim Martin across St. Stephens Church Road toward the ... Read more

10 months ago by Mark Wineka.

Spirit: West Rowan’s Jimmy Greene fights for his team, community

By Elizabeth Cook For the Salisbury Post By day, 48-year-old Jimmy Greene is a partner at Fisher-Greene Insurance, helping clients and building relationships. But in ... Read more

10 months ago by Elizabeth Cook.

Spirit: ‘Everybody deserves a chance’: School Resource Officer Scotty Robinson wants to make a difference in students’ lives

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Scotty Robinson has tried to not be defined solely by his position as a school resource officer with the ... Read more

10 months ago by Shavonne Walker.

Spirit: Tackling tough issues: Rocky Cabagnot thrives on community action

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com His motto is “I want to put the community and action back into the Community Action Agency.” Rocky Cabagnot, the ... Read more

10 months ago by Deirdre Smith.

Spirit of Rowan: Healthy Rowan moves forward

By Rebecca Rider rebecca.rider@salisburypost.com Just a few years ago, Rowan County’s health outcomes could best be described as “dismal.” According to County Health Rankings, Rowan ... Read more

2 years ago by Rebecca Rider.

Spirit of Rowan: East Spencer follows through with Gateway Master Plan

  In March 2014, the East Spencer town board began creating its Gateway Plan, designed to create development around and near Interstate 85 at Exit ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Walker.

Spirit of Rowan: Spencer

The past year has been a busy one for the town of Spencer. Fred and Alice Stanback Educational Forest The town kicked off the summer ... Read more

2 years ago by Rebecca Rider.

Spirit of Rowan: Tourism is growing by leaps and bounds

By Deirdre Parker Smith The economic impact of tourism in Rowan County continues to grow, prompting further efforts to promote the county and its attractions, according ... Read more

2 years ago by Deirdre Smith.

Spirit of Rowan: Rowan — ‘It’s got everything going for it’

By Jessica Coates jessica.coates@salisburypost.com Rowan County has the land. It has the job skills training programs. It has the culture. Now, says county commissioners Chairman ... Read more

2 years ago by Jessica Coates.

Spirit of Rowan: Job training is a different landscape

By Rebecca Rider rebecca.rider@salisburypost.com For years, prospective employees fought over a small selection of jobs. But industry professionals are saying the tables have turned. With ... Read more

2 years ago by Rebecca Rider.

Spirit: IDEA Center to spur entrepreneurship and growth

By Elizabeth Cook elizabeth.cook@salisburypost.com Countless communities have business incubators to help people start businesses.  The Rowan IDEA Center is being designed to do more, says Addison Davis, project ... Read more

2 years ago by Elizabeth Cook.

Spirit: Duke Energy has a stake in growing Rowan

By Susan Shinn Turner For the Salisbury Post Not only does Duke Energy provide electricity for more than 58,000 customers in Rowan County, it’s also ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

Spirit of Rowan: N.C. Transportation Museum becomes a hub for county tourism

By Deirdre Parker Smith Kelly Alexander, executive director of the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer, is pleased with the number of visitors at the state ... Read more

2 years ago by Deirdre Smith.

Spirit of Rowan: Cleveland and Landis

Mayor Danny Gabriel says Cleveland is a small town with a limited staff. But the town is doing everything it can to prepare for businesses that ... Read more

2 years ago by Jessica Coates.

Spirit of Rowan: Airport is county’s ‘gateway for business’

By Elizabeth Cook elizabeth.cook@salisburypost.com Rowan’s county airport is working to build a regional image. Rebranded in 2017 as Mid-Carolina Regional Airport, the enterprise is taking on a bigger ... Read more

2 years ago by Elizabeth Cook.

Spirit of Rowan: Many agree: High Rock Lake is full of potential

Ten years ago, Mikey Wetzel had obtained a fair portion of the American dream. He graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a master’s degree ... Read more

2 years ago by Andie Foley.

Spirit of Rowan: Granite Quarry has plenty on its plate

By Mark Wineka mark.wineka@salisburypost.com At a two-day retreat recently, the Granite Quarry Board of Aldermen held a session called “town project updates” — and there were ... Read more

2 years ago by Mark Wineka.

Spirit of Rowan: Dreams move toward reality in Kannapolis

In 2015, Kannapolis officials took a bold step by purchasing nearly 50 acres and eight blocks of buildings at the city’s center. The $8.75 million ... Read more

2 years ago by Andie Foley.

Spirit of Rowan: Bell Tower Green will have big impact on downtown

By Mark Wineka mark.wineka@salisburypost.com When Jason Walser takes the Bell Tower Green show on the road, so to speak, he often starts out with an ... Read more

2 years ago by Mark Wineka.

Spirit: This is a good place to start

From Cheerwine to real wine, millwork to farm work, it’s all homegrown. That’s one way to describe this section, the Salisbury Post’s third annual “Spirit of ... Read more

3 years ago by Elizabeth Cook.

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