• 68°

Yesterday: An aerial view of N.C. Finishing Co.

This photograph has run as a ‘Yesterday” contribution in the past, but it’s good to remember. The Rev. Gary Hauze, president of the Yadkin Historical Museum Foundation, provided this aerial photograph of the N.C. Finishing Co. plant and it probably dates back to sometime in the 1950s. The finishing plant, located along the Yadkin River (above) and U.S 29 north to the right (or east), was a major employer in Rowan County. Toward the bottom of the photo and south of the plant you can see what is today called the Yadkin United Church (the church building dates to 1930) and the village of Yadkin. This aerial view also gives a good look at the highways and railroad crossing the river in this vicinity. About the only thing left of the vast plant is the water tower. The church also remains. N.C. Finishing became part of Fieldcrest-Cannon and late in its history was known as Color-Tex. The plant closed in September 2000.

Comments

China Grove

Reaper’s Realm owners promise beefed-up security after weekend shooting

Business

Contractor expands local footprint, takes on county’s coronavirus projects

News

Home Improvement: Holiday gifts to spark home improvement ideas

Elections

Political Notebook: Local parties will host watch parties for presidential debate

Crime

China Grove man cited for driving through school field

BREAKING NEWS

October closure hearings set for Faith, Enochville elementary schools

Crime

Police say man gave false name after high speed chase, crashing into lumber truck

Coronavirus

Nearly 400 cases considered currently active in the county

Education

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College creates free course to help parents tackle virtual learning

Business

New unemployment claims down in August, could indicate positive trend for businesses

Crime

Salisbury man faces drug possession charges after overdose call

Crime

Police: Man charged after children call 911 from neighbor’s house

Ask Us

Ask Us: Who are people behind sign at City Park playground?

Coronavirus

Prison in Salisbury latest site of COVID-19 outbreak

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury Man charged with felony assault by strangulation

Nation/World

Trump vows quick Supreme Court vote, Biden urges delay for Nov. 3

Nation/World

New rule may strip pollution protections from popular lakes

East Spencer

East Spencer draws crowd for annual community day

Elections

In Rowan’s legislative races, Howard, Warren get off to strongest start in fundraising

Business

From Navy SEAL to Medicare agent, Trent Waller looks to continue serving his community

Elections

In 13th Congressional District race, Budd, Huffman differ on government’s role in COVID-19 help

Local

Rowan County Telecommunications joins new state digital 911 system

Education

School board will consider scheduling public hearings for Faith, Enochville closures

Elections

Republicans rally supporters at Saturday lunch