Another look at 2013, by the numbers
Nearly 1,000: The number of people who received free care at the Missions of Mercy dental clinic set up in Catawba’s Goodman Gym two days in September. They received fillings, cleanings, extractions and partial plates.
800: The number of volunteers who helped make the dental clinic happen.
$3 million: Value of new Mega Millions game, which Everette Sloop Jr. of Rockwell won in November.
$2.04 million: Sloop’s winnings after taxes. He said he planned to buy a new house, get a car for his mother and take care of his family.
$47.1 million: Dollars in interest and principal the city of Salisbury owed as of March 2013 on bonds sold to build Fibrant. Refinancing later lowered the total.
2,607: Customers Fibrant had as of October, according to city officials.
13,000-18,000: Number of hotdogs sold during American Legion baseball games at Newman Park in a season.
10: Years since Pillowtex closed its doors, ending 7,650 jobs at its North American factories and warehouses, including nearly 5,000 jobs in North Carolina.
250: Number of people employed at Performance Fibers after laying off 36 in August.
1,500: Number of employees the plant had in 1998, when Trevira owned the facility.
900 and 1,200: Breakfasts and lunches, respectively, that the School Food Service supplied daily to children in the summer. “Some kids run to an ice cream truck. These kids run to a breakfast and lunch truck,” said Lisa Allman, in charge of the program.
$2.2 million: Cost to build new China Grove Town Hall and Fire Station.
$163,079: Incentives, spread over seven years, that Salisbury City Council approved for Integro’s business center on South Main Street.
$1.825 million: The goal in dollars for the fall 2013 United Way campaign, led by Jim Duncan. The goal was met.
2.91: Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ dropout rate for 2012-13.
$2 million : Amount Salisbury city officials originally offered to help finance for the schools’ central office.
$7.37 million: Amount the city was going to try to finance for the central office before withdrawing its application from the Local Government Commission.
7: Days the temperature in Rowan County got above 90 degrees in August.
0: Days the Rowan temperature reached 100 in 2013.