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August 8, 2020

Spirit of Rowan

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Spirit of Rowan: Duke recycling unit at Buck Steam Station to repurpose 400,000 tons of ash a year

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com Duke Energy announced local coal ash excavation plans in 2016 following a mandate from a court settlement. Residents will see the ... Read more

4 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

Spirit of Rowan: West Rowan EMS station will repurpose another part of old school

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com It’s not just the media center. Another part of the former Cleveland Elementary School is getting a new use as ... Read more

4 months ago by Deirdre Smith.

Spirit of Rowan: Chewy bringing big business of online retail to Rowan’s doorstep

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com A 700,000 square foot facility with 1,200 jobs on offer has been big news in town for the previous year after ... Read more

4 months ago by Carl Blankenship.

Spirit of Rowan: Cannon Ballers stadium anchors downtown Kannapolis

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com COVID-19 has only postponed what’s sure to be a new day in Kannapolis, when the newly renamed Cannon Ballers team throws ... Read more

4 months ago by Liz Moomey.

Spirit of Rowan: New hotels, overnight lodging contribute to economy

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com As the economy has so, too, has the hotel and lodging industry in Rowan County. While times are different because of ... Read more

4 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

Spirit of Rowan: Railwalk Pavilion to be downtown’s new dynamic hub

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com The Rowan County Tourism Development Authority was looking to create a dynamic outdoor space in downtown Salisbury. In March 2018, the ... Read more

4 months ago by Liz Moomey.

Spirit of Rowan: School’s media center finds new life as public library

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com The new West Branch of Rowan Public Library is almost ready to open, making use of the former Cleveland Elementary ... Read more

4 months ago by Deirdre Smith.

Spirit of Rowan: 132 Flats sets precedent for new downtown apartment development

The Fishers have owned 132 E. Innes Street for years. The 1910 building has gone through variations, such as a space for the Chamber of ... Read more

4 months ago by Liz Moomey.

Spirit: New Bell Tower Green takes shape downtown

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com Bell Tower Green, Salisbury’s only downtown park, is more than a passive green space, say park representatives and designers. The park ... Read more

4 months ago by Shavonne Potts.

Spirit of Rowan: Salisbury has ‘hit the metrics’ for new retailers

HomeGoods and Burlington have joined the ranks of retailers in Salisbury. HomeGoods is a chain of discount home furnishing stores and was founded in the ... Read more

4 months ago by Carl Blankenship.

Spirit of Rowan: Rowan Little League builds a softball dynasty here

For the second time in five years, a Rowan County team in 2019 won the Little League Softball World Series. Rowan’s team, girls ages 11 ... Read more

4 months ago by Dennis Davidson.

Spirit of Rowan: Wallace Cancer Institute will provide services under one roof

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com Four years ago, when it decided to create a single destination for patients, Novant Health Rowan Medical Center made a decision ... Read more

4 months ago by Shavonne Potts.

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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year ago by Shavonne Potts.

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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year ago by Shavonne Potts.

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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year ago by Shavonne Potts.

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

1 year 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 Potts.

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.

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