• 48°

Piedmont profile: Charles Barber

Charles Barber
Age: 52
Biography: graduate of West Rowan High School; has operated restaurants; photography business.
Business: Barber Furniture Company and Supply established in 1976 ówood products, construction, restoration of old buildings, construction of new houses, buildings; designs and build furniture; Charlie’s barbecue sauce; sells woodstoves, cookers.
More on Barber family business go to Web site: barberwood.com.
Family venture: wife, Susan, is the accountant; daughter, Angel, handles Web site and technology, also operates equestrian venture, Tender Mercy Farm, established in 1996; Ana (Christiana) Barber, secretary; son, Charles Christian, works at the plant; Charles Barber: “We got the whole family including a couple of wannabe son-in-laws.”
Family ties: parents, Geraldine Barber and Preston Barber; grandfather, the late William Preston Barber Sr. ran a veneer plant in Cleveland.
Going Green: Heats warehouse and kiln with burned motor oil and transmission fluid.
Charlie’s BBQ Sauce: Six-year-old venture, sells locally and from Boston to Florida on Web site. Four varieties ógoes from mildest, Pantyhose, with the temperature rising through Coon Dog, Redneck and Super Red ó the hottest. Barber claims it works great on anything including cornbread and greens.
Favorite foods: Shrimp provencal; also likes collard greens with Coon Dog sauce.

Comments

Comments closed.

News

Racial bias ‘deeply entrenched’ in report critical of Apex Police Department

Nation/World

US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

Elections

City council again dismisses idea of adding new member, focus now on recommendation to delay elections

Business

‘Let’s make some money:’ Loosened restrictions praised by bar owners, baseball team

High School

Salisbury High bucks historical trend in dominant shutout of West Rowan

Enochville

Garage declared total loss after Enochville fire

Crime

Cooper, N.C. prison officials agree to release 3,500 inmates

Coronavirus

Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Rowan, six for the week

Crime

Blotter: Man brandishes AR-15, runs over motorcycle at Rockwell-area gas station

Crime

Salisbury man charged with exploitation of minor

Crime

Road rage incident results in assault charges

Local

Dukeville lead testing results trickle in, more participation needed

Education

Faith Academy interviewing staff, preparing site for fall opening

News

Volunteers work around obstacles, alter procedures to offer free tax services to those in need

Education

Education shoutouts

Local

Retired Marine gets recognition for toy collection efforts

Local

March issue of Salisbury the Magazine is now available

Education

Five get Dunbar School Heritage Scholarships

Education

Education briefs: Salisbury Academy fourth-graders think big as inventors

Education

Bakari Sellers keynote speaker at Livingstone College Founder’s Day program

Nation/World

Biden aims to distribute masks to millions in ‘equity’ push

Nation/World

Chief: Capitol Police were warned of violence before riot

Nation/World

GOP rallies solidly against Democrats’ virus relief package

Nation/World

FDA says single-dose shot from Johnson & Johnson prevents severe COVID