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Spirit of Rowan

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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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 Walker.

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.

Spirit of Rowan Eric Bowen: Making local food more visible

The faces of the farmer and the consumer are changing in Rowan County. Following the national trend to eat local, fresh foods, area residents have ... Read more

5 years ago by Deirdre Smith.

Holt found his calling in bringing history to life

SALISBURY — As a history teacher, Terry Holt used to keep in his classroom a trunk full of costumes — period hats, coats, pants, scarves, ... Read more

5 years ago by Mark Wineka.

Spirit of Rowan: The show goes on

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com Theater in Salisbury has a long tradition, dating back at least to the Thespian Society in 1812. The great actress ... Read more

5 years ago by Deirdre Smith.

Price of Freedom founder Bobby Mault: ‘Everybody knew I was a runner’

CHINA GROVE — Mary Smith pulled up to Bobby Mault’s service station, and it was a matter of seconds before Bobby pushed through the side ... Read more

5 years ago by Mark Wineka.

Spirit of Rowan: Frank Mano, Main Street Mission volunteer

Three years ago Frank Mano walked into Main Street Mission on a busy day and asked if they needed help. Mano was asked to return ... Read more

5 years ago by Shavonne Walker.

Spirit of Rowan: Twenty-five years of love

If there’s an expert on 3-year-olds in Rowan County, it’s Frances Edwards. The veteran preschool teacher has taught the same 3-year-old preschool class at First ... Read more

5 years ago by Jeanie Groh.

Spirit of Rowan: Technology increasingly making its way onto industry shop floors

Much of Rowan County’s industrial history is composed of textile mills. While mills and textile manufacturing still make up a part of Rowan’s business landscape ... Read more

5 years ago by Josh Bergeron.

Spirit of Rowan: Experience the outdoors

There’s something about the outdoors that inspires, uplifts and nourishes us all. Whether it’s a simple walk through the neighborhood or a weekend spent camping ... Read more

5 years ago by David Purtell.

Welcome to the Spirit of Rowan

Ask anyone who has made Rowan County home — this community has its own distinct character. Situated between the Charlotte and Triad metro areas, Rowan has a spirit ... Read more

5 years ago by Elizabeth Cook.

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