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Airport Advisory committee endorses plans for expansion at Mid-Carolina Regional

SALISBURY — At a busy meeting on Tuesday morning, the Rowan County Airport Advisory Board endorsed future expansion plans for the Mid-Carolina Regional Airport. Included ... Read more

12 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

As demand lessens slightly, local homebuilders work through challenges to deliver dwellings

SALISBURY — As the pandemic spread across the country last year, the local homebuilding market was quiet. “As far as the building side went, we ... Read more

1 day ago by Ben Stansell.

Business leaders hope to draw big crowd for job fair at West End Plaza

SALISBURY — With local employers struggling to fill vacant positions, the Rowan Economic Development Commission hopes to draw a record number of job seekers to ... Read more

3 days ago by Ben Stansell.

From firefighter to photographer, Brianna Mitschele is ready to capture more moments in downtown Salisbury

SALISBURY — For Brianna Mitschele, taking photos at an elegant wedding isn’t as different from putting out a raging fire as one might think. “That’s ... Read more

3 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Foundation awards grants from Salisbury to Jerusalem

The St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Foundation has awarded more than $110,000 to local and international nonprofit organizations. The spring 2021 grant recipients include organizations that ... Read more

3 days ago by intern intern.

Hexagon Agility to expand Salisbury facility, invest $28 million, create 75 new jobs

SALISBURY — Hexagon Agility will create 75 new jobs and invest $28 million over the next two years to expand its current facility in Rowan ... Read more

6 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Brewery, second-floor restaurant planned for downtown China Grove

CHINA GROVE — There’s something new brewing in downtown China Grove. Jason Overcash and Jonathan Woodward, both residents of the southern Rowan County town, are ... Read more

6 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Deadline approaches to apply for Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Rowan program

SALISBURY — The deadline to apply for the Chamber of Commerce’s 2021-22 Leadership Rowan class is Friday at 5 p.m. Leadership Rowan is a nine-month ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Downtown Salisbury bullish on potential for more residential space

SALISBURY — As a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the mid-1990s, Pete Bogle spent hours walking around downtown Salisbury, ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Wine about Winter set for June 18

SALISBURY — Wander around downtown as you sip on wine during the Wine about Winter event summer edition on Friday, June 18. The signature wine ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Local artists draw in adventurous travelers with eclectic Airbnb rental downtown

SALISBURY — Walking up a rickety staircase in the darkness, Whitney Peckman had to hug the wall beside her for fear of falling. It was ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Beech-Nut Stage One cereal recalled

Beech-Nut Nutrition issued a voluntary recall of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal due to the presence of inorganic arsenic. This recall was issued ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

‘Stopping that cycle’: Edman named director of Prevent Child Abuse Rowan

For Shawn Edman, helping victims of abuse is personal. Edman, who became Prevent Child Abuse Rowan’s executive director May 3rd, and his spouse began fostering ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Solar farm plans in Gold Hill met by resident concerns

GOLD HILL — A Charlotte-company’s plans for a major solar energy facility in rural, southeastern Rowan County were met with concerns during a community meeting ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Rowan County unemployment rate up to 5.7% in April

SALISBURY — Rowan County’s unemployment rate increased from 4.7% in March to 5.7% in April, according to data released by the North Carolina Department of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Elsie Bennett hopes to spark joy, community feeling with new Cleveland ice cream parlor and store

CLEVELAND — Elsie Bennett is a firm believer in ice cream’s power to bring people together. “It’s joyful, it’s happy and it’s delicious,” Bennett said. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Salisbury Dance Academy wins studio of the year award, has big plans for future

SALISBURY — When Spencer Ann Brown saw the notification on her phone, she almost didn’t believe it was real. “We were completely in shock,” Brown ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Rusty Miller a new commercial agent with Jennings Insurance

SALISBURY — Jennings Insurance Agency recently hired Rusty Miller as a commercial insurance agent. Miller brings nearly 30 years of experience marketing and servicing commercial ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

With new mural, Gold Hill Flower Company incorporates state themes, personal meaning into art

GOLD HILL — In the midst of the pandemic last spring, Melissa and Drew Hammill wanted to give local graduates something joyous. On the side ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Michael Jordan donates $1M to boost Morehouse journalism, sports studies

ATLANTA (AP) — Basketball great Michael Jordan and Nike’s Jordan Brand are giving $1 million to Morehouse College in Atlanta to boost journalism and sports-related ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Sports.

Snow Joe adding 70 new jobs in Rowan County

SALISBURY — Snow Joe, together with its complementary brands Sun Joe and Aqua Joe, announced Wednesday it is expanding in Rowan County. Based in New ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Kannapolis City Council approves sale of former Intimidators Stadium site; plans continue to materialize

KANNAPOLIS — As the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers play their inaugural season in the city’s new downtown ballpark, plans have materialized for the site of the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Kannapolis council hears details of $368 million Old Beatty Ford Road development

KANNAPOLIS — When the N.C. General Assembly passed a bill in 2019 allowing Kannapolis to annex land in the Old Beatty Ford Road area, the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Chewy seeking more than 200 workers at fulfillment center

SALISBURY — Chewy announced last week that it is hiring more than 200 full and part time positions with a variety of skill sets and ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Masks on or off? With state mask mandate lifted, many local businesses have adjusted in kind

SALISBURY — While closing up shop a week ago Saturday, Laura Murph took down a sign that had been hanging up on her restaurant’s front ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Former Kannapolis Intimidators Stadium property set to become corporate park

KANNAPOLIS — The Kannapolis City Council will vote Monday night on a proposal to turn the former Kannapolis Intimidators Stadium property into a corporate park. ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Branding consultant talks to Chamber of Commerce about progress of ‘Be an Original’

SPENCER — On a stage bordered by signs bearing the logo and branding he helped develop, Steve Chandler spoke to local businesses and community leaders ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Recent West Rowan grad wins state masonry competition, credits program

MIDLAND – West Rowan High School was well-represented at state masonry apprentice competition held last week. Two recent graduates and a current student in the ... Read more

1 month ago by Carl Blankenship.

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