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Bestsellers (4-8-18)

Rowan bestsellers

South Main Book Co.

1. The Secret to Southern Charm, by Kristy Woodson Harvey.

2. Slightly South of Simple, by Kristy Woodson Harvey.

3. An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones.

4. White Houses, by Amy Bloom.

5. Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate.

6. Dear Carolina, by Kristy Woodson Harvey.

7. Educated, by Tara Westover.

8. Braving the Wilderness, by Brené Brown.

9. Hello, Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelly.

10. Lies and Other Acts of Love, by Kristy Woodson Harvey.

Indiebound bestsellers


1. Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng.

2. The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah.

3. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles.

4. An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones.

5. To Die But Once, by Jacqueline Winspear.

6. The Flight Attendant, by Chris Bohjalian.

7. Tangerine, by Christine Mangan.

8. The Power, by Naomi Alderman.

9. The Woman in the Window, by A.J. Finn.


10. Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate.


1. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

2. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, by Mark Manson.

3. Educated, by Tara Westover.

4. Russian Roulette, by Michael Isikoff, David Corn.

5. Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World, by Jennifer Palmieri.

6. Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff.

7. I’ve Been Thinking …, by Maria Shriver.

8. 12 Rules for Life, by Jordan B. Peterson.

9. The Last Black Unicorn, by Tiffany Haddish.


10. Secret Empires, by Peter Schweizer.



Scout’s Honor: With dedication of flag retirement box, Salem Fleming earns Eagle Scout rank


North Carolina king, queen of NCAA lacrosse tourneys

High School

High school football: State’s top honor goes to Jalon Walker


Kannapolis seniors walk elementary schools


Local real estate company employees come out in force to build Habitat house


Quotes of the week


Auditors find oversight lacking for $3 billion of state’s pandemic aid


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Rowan native Shuping posthumously receives Concord Police Department’s Medal of Valor, Purple Heart


GOP measure on penalties for rioting draws fire


Black high school softball player told to cut hair


State shows 303 COVID-19 deaths in Rowan


CDC: Fully vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors


One arrested, another hospitalized in Castor Road stabbing

China Grove

China Grove Roller Mill open for tours Saturday


Facing personnel deficiencies, local fire departments request tax rate increases


‘Panic buying’ creates gas supply shortages locally, statewide after pipeline cyberattack


Twice as nice: Planet Smoothie opens alongside Cold Stone Creamery in co-branded store


Spencer board gets update on South Iredell rat problem


West Rowan teacher awarded $15,000 outdoor learning grant


Town of Cleveland plans celebration May 22

High School

High school girls tennis: Busy Hornets win again easily

High School

High school softball: Nixon, Walton top all-county team


All Hood Alumni and Friends Symposium scheduled June 18