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Lawyer: SEC should go to Sen. Burr first, not his brother-in-law over stock sale probe

By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyer for Sen. Richard Burr’s brother-in-law told a ...

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Facebook Inc. renamed Meta

By Barbara Ortutay AP Technology Writer OAKLAND, Calif. — Like many companies in trouble before it, Facebook is ...

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Real estate agent takes advantage of hot High Rock Lake market, earns award for $10 million in transactions

HIGH ROCK LAKE — Like Realtors across the country, Carole Bryson expected the market to plummet at the ...

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Umami Downtown aims to bring bold flavors to Main Street

SALISBURY — Stepping into the future home of their downtown restaurant was like teleporting back in time for ...

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A hidden gem on Highway 29, Fusion Salon celebrates more than 15 years in business

SPENCER — Tiffany Tucker is not a believer in the expression “build it and they will come.” When ...

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Biz Roundup: Community job fair Thursday at West End Plaza

SALISBURY — A group of community partners will hold a job fair featuring about 40 employers on Thursday ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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DuPont purchases Salisbury-based manufacturing business

SALISBURY — MaxLife Industries’ ArmorWall business is being acquired by DuPont. MaxLife is based in Salisbury and is ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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‘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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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