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September 26, 2020

Spirit of Rowan

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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

4 years ago by Elizabeth Cook.

Spirit: Wild Turkey Farms takes local food to new market

By Elizabeth Cook editor@salisburypost.com Lee Menius tosses hay into the sheep pen at Wild Turkey Farms. The flock gravitates in that direction, except for the sheep beside the fence. ... Read more

4 years ago by Elizabeth Cook.

Spirit: Grapes have brought a new kind of business to Rowan

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com Wine has become a part of Rowan County’s economy, as it has all over the state, with more than 100 ... Read more

4 years ago by Deirdre Smith.

Spirit: Goodman Millwork knows one way to do things

By Susan Shinn Turner For The Salisbury Post Benjamin and Nicholas Goodman remember growing up at Goodman Millwork, tearing across the shop floor on Big ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Report.

Spirit of Rowan: Row crop farming remains a vital industry for Rowan County

By Josh Bergeron josh.bergeron@salisburypost.com As Phillip Sloop moved through soybean fields in his combine, a wealth of information lay at his fingertips. He could tell the ... Read more

4 years ago by Josh Bergeron.

Spirit: Cheerwine: Born in Salisbury, raised in a glass

By Susan Shinn Turner For The Salisbury Post In 2017, Cheerwine soft drink is celebrating its 100th anniversary. It’s a safe bet, however, that you ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Report.

Spirit: Homegrown: Local educators work with their former schools

By Rebecca Rider rebecca.rider@salisburypost.com Mandy Mills and Carlton Jackson are two educators who didn’t fall far from the tree. Born in Rowan County, both grew ... Read more

4 years ago by Rebecca Rider.

Spirit: Craft breweries and malt house help boost local scene

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com Rowan County’s craft beer industry seems as if it sprouted overnight. But it has a full head of foam now, ... Read more

4 years ago by Deirdre Smith.

Spirit of Rowan: Retail trends find new businesses setting up shop in Rowan

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com Joan Jackson, who just moved to Salisbury, slowly perused the aisles of Hobby Lobby, picking through a colorful wall of yarn. ... Read more

4 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Spirit of Rowan: Novant Rowan keeps pace with health care changes

Last year was a year of growth and change for Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, President Dari Caldwell says. “We had a busy year,” she said ... Read more

4 years ago by Rebecca Rider.

Spirit of Rowan: Rowan no exception to state’s solar energy boom

In fields and empty plots of land, they sprout like an invasive species — not native, but thriving in a new environment. These metallic squares ... Read more

4 years ago by Josh Bergeron.

Spirit of Rowan: RCCC is educating for the new workforce

By Rebecca Rider rebecca.rider@salisburypost.com The North Campus of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is quiet and unassuming. The yellow stone of the buildings doesn’t stand out, and ... Read more

4 years ago by Rebecca Rider.

Spirit of Rowan: Technology finds its place in agriculture

Like clockwork, they glide across the concrete floor. One by one, these small, wheeled machines pick up potted plants and carry them to a precise ... Read more

4 years ago by Josh Bergeron.

Spirit of Rowan: The 21st century manufacturer

By Amanda Raymond amanda.raymond@salisburypost.com It’s easy to feel small when you walk onto the production floor of a manufacturing company. There are high ceilings and ... Read more

4 years ago by Amanda Raymond.

Spirit of Rowan: Who’s the biggest of them all?

Largest employers include Food Lion and Freightliner By Elizabeth Cook elizabeth.cook@salisburypost.com When forecasters called for snow across the region back in January, one of Rowan County’s ... Read more

4 years ago by Elizabeth Cook.

Spirit of Rowan: Food Lion strives to reflect community in employment

Food Lion’s huge workforce is diverse and inclusive, says Tracy Stone, Food Lion’s vice president of talent, diversity and organizational development. That’s especially important on the ... Read more

4 years ago by Elizabeth Cook.

Spirit of Rowan: How far we’ve come: The economic progress overview

By Amanda Raymond amanda.raymond@salisburypost.com Greg Edds, chairman of the Rowan County Board of Commissioners, compares economic progress to building a house. “The first few weeks ... Read more

4 years ago by Amanda Raymond.

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