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NC unemployment on 12-month streak of lower rates

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s unemployment rate has now declined every month for the past year, with September’s jobless figure falling to 4.2%, the state ... Read more

21 hours ago by News Service Report.

Renting out Wrenn House is next on menu for Bell Tower Green Park

SALISBURY — Now that Bell Tower Green is open and buzzing with visitors, the next piece of the puzzle for the park’s leadership is finding ... Read more

2 days ago by Ben Stansell.

NC Community College president details importance of connection between businesses, educational institutions

SALISBURY — Talking to a room full of Rowan County professionals, Thomas Stith III on Thursday emphasized the importance of strengthening the bonds between businesses ... Read more

2 days ago by Ben Stansell.

East Spencer apparel store will host free luncheon for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

EAST SPENCER — In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, InspirU Apparel is hosting a free luncheon Saturday from 12-3 p.m. for anyone who has ... Read more

2 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Making Memore: Entrepreneurs harness power of Kannapolis’ Food Innovation Lab

KANNAPOLIS — Two years ago, Erika and Brad Lepczyk approached the newly established North Carolina Food Innovation Lab with an idea. “We were looking to ... Read more

3 days ago by Ben Stansell.

DuPont purchases Salisbury-based manufacturing business

SALISBURY — MaxLife Industries’ ArmorWall business is being acquired by DuPont. MaxLife is based in Salisbury and is a subsidiary of Taylor Clay Products, the ... Read more

3 days ago by Ben Stansell.

NC Small Business Administration official talks to Rowan Chamber about pandemic help

SALISBURY — With the country’s small businesses reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Aregnaz Mooradian says the U.S. Small Businesses Administration has been ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Downtown Salisbury vying for $25,000 cash prize

SALISBURY — Downtown Salisbury is in the running to capture a $25,000 cash prize in the Independent We Stand Main Street small-business program.  Downtown Salisbury ... Read more

7 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Salisbury-based Integro Technologies acquired by Kaman Distribution Group

SALISBURY — Kaman Distribution Group has acquired Salisbury-based Integro Technologies. Integro Technologies was founded in Tom Campion’s home in Pennsylvania in 2001 and moved its ... Read more

7 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Downtown move gives Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear chance to expand offerings, add new doctor

SALISBURY — In search of a new home for her optometry practice, Dr. Melanie Denton Dombrowski didn’t have to look far. Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear, ... Read more

7 days ago by Ben Stansell.

FDA authorizes first e-cigarette, cites benefit for smokers

By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized an electronic cigarette, saying ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Signs of the times: Harwood Sign shop capitalizes on campaign season

GRANITE QUARRY — If you ask Drew Harwood who will win his vote in the upcoming election, you’re likely to get a canned response. “People ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Rowan County records highest employee payroll growth in North Carolina

SALISBURY — Rowan County saw the highest growth in annual employee payroll in North Carolina from 2012 to 2018, according to a recent report from ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Rowan County tourism numbers down significantly during pandemic-plagued 2020

SALISBURY — Visitor spending in Rowan County was down 28.8% in 2020, falling to $139.9 million from the record high total of $196.45 million in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Downtown Salisbury stakeholders envision co-operative market in former Wells Fargo building

SALISBURY — After buying the mostly vacant former Wells Fargo building at 130 S. Main St. earlier this year, Greg Alcorn went looking for wisdom. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Wedding gives woman unique opportunity to reconnect with childhood memories

KANNAPOLIS — On her daily walk home from Shady Brook Elementary School, Elizabeth Kiser Booker almost always stopped at Ada Jane Linn“Mommie” Dayvault’s house on ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Truck manufactured in Cleveland wins ‘Coolest Things Made in NC’ competition

CLEVELAND — A truck made in Rowan County was crowned this year’s “Coolest Thing Made in NC” champion. The North Carolina Chamber on Friday revealed the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Daimler’s truck division spun off from parent company

By DAVID McHUGH AP Business Writer FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shareholders in Daimler AG, maker of Mercedes-Benz luxury cars, on Friday approved the spinoff of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Kannapolis creates ‘social district’ allowing alcohol consumption outdoors on West Avenue

KANNAPOLIS — Starting this weekend, people who purchase alcoholic drink from a licensed establishment in downtown Kannapolis can sip it while strolling down the West ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

‘A matter of time’: Site readiness study highlights advantages of Mid-South Industrial Park

SALISBURY — Few sites in Rowan County have received more attention from prospective developers recently than the Mid-South Industrial Park. “It’s been looked at by ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Couple hopes to create a unique destination with nostalgic arcade, upscale cocktail bar

SALISBURY — There were moments when Samantha Haspel was undergoing treatment for blood cancer that she wasn’t sure if she was going to live or ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Rowan County YMCA will provide $75 vouchers for health care plan members

SALISBURY — North Carolina YMCAs are partnering with UnitedHealthcare of NC and Carolina Complete Health to provide Medicaid members age 6 to 18 with $75 ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Biz Roundup: Rowan Chamber wraps up recruitment campaign

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce has announced the successful completion of its “Having Fun in 21” recruitment campaign with the addition of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

New ambulance company moves into Rowan County, filling need as COVID hospitalizations remain high

SALISBURY — When one of Rowan County’s ambulance service providers abruptly announced the discontinuation of operations last month, Rowan EMS Division Chief Lennie Cooper had ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

In lieu of annual festival, New Sarum turns Cheerwine beer release into celebration

SALISBURY — Lee Roberts says he missed the opportunity to enjoy New Sarum Brewing Company’s Cheerwine lager before, but he wasn’t going to let that ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Business roundup: New managing director takes helm at Piedmont Players Theatre

SALISBURY — Bradley Moore will be joining Piedmont Players Theatre in November as the new managing director. Bradley Moore has spent most of his life ... Read more

1 month ago by intern intern.

Keepin it poppin’: The Old 97 Kettlecorn Company adapts during pandemic, earns honor

SPENCER — The COVID-19 pandemic forced many Americans to reflect on their lives and rethink their careers. Coleman Wilson was one of them. After working ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Salisbury-based Lutheran Services Carolinas expands refugee program

SALISBURY — Lutheran Services Carolinas is opening new programs in Charleston and Greenville, South Carolina to help legal refugees from around the world, including special ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

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