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Biz Roundup: Rowan County’s unemployment rate improves slightly in October

SALISBURY — Rowan County’s unemployment rate improved slightly from 3.8% in September to 3.7% in October, according to ...

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Sisters meet in the middle to launch beauty supply store where hair care is queen

SALISBURY — For sisters Talaya and Tierra McManus, compromise comes naturally. It only made sense, then, that the ...

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Storm costs add to bills of Duke Energy customers

Associated Press CHARLOTTE  — Duke Energy electric customers in North Carolina will see a new line-item charge on ...

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Company to invest additional $50 million, create at least 35 new jobs across Rowan line in Linwood

LINWOOD — EGGER Wood Products announced Thursday it will invest $50 million in additional equipment at its Davidson ...

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State rankings say Rowan County is less economically distressed heading into 2022

SALISBURY — Rowan County’s time as one of the 40 most economically distressed counties in the state lasted ...

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Hutchens trades trades Winston-Salem intensive care unit for Rowan County farm

SALISBURY — Hollie Hutchens was tired. She was physically tired from long, nonstop shifts at Novant Health’s intensive ...

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Biz Roundup: Households can apply for energy assistance starting Wednesday

SALISBURY — Low-income households in Rowan County can apply for help covering the cost of heating homes starting ...

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SoFul yoga reinvents itself at Railwalk after pandemic move across town

SALISBURY — After a pandemic-induced closure and move across town, a reinvented SoFul Yoga and Wellness is striking ...

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Biz Roundup: Downtown Salisbury plans holiday shopping events, festive activities

SALISBURY — Downtown Salisbury will get into the holiday spirit by hosting several upcoming events and activities. The ...

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Original ‘Wife for Hire’ retires 35 years after starting one of county’s most prominent cleaning companies

SALISBURY — Sheila Cannon’s father didn’t like the name. In fact, he hated it.  “My daddy was so ...

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North Carolina unemployment rate at 4.1% in October

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s jobless rate improved in October and is at 4.1%, the state Commerce Department ...

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Rowan Chamber speaker lauds benefits of apprentice programs as solution for worker shortage

SALISBURY — A phenomenon happening across the country is hurting employers. Eric Tillmon says he has the solution. ...

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Old Town Soap Company continues to grow, finds manufacturing space in unlikely spot

LANDIS — Brent and Beth Engelhardt knew they needed more space for their expanding soap business. They didn’t ...

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Commissioners rebuff request for 574-acre solar farm in Gold Hill

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Monday night turned down a proposal for a utility-scale ...

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‘We’ll be back’: Owners of Hoff’s Grill plan to revive closed restaurant as a mobile food trailer

SALISBURY — Even though Hoff’s Grill closed its doors at the end of September, the Salisbury restaurant known ...

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Solar showdown: Commissioners will hold public hearing on proposed Gold Hill facility

SALISBURY — The Gold Hill solar farm saga could reach its conclusion on Monday night. The Rowan County ...

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County commissioners will decide on tax incentives for unnamed e-commerce business

SALISBURY — The Board of Commissioners on Monday will consider a tax incentive request for what could be ...

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Biz Roundup: Rowan County unemployment rate improves in September

SALISBURY — Rowan County’s unemployment rate improved from 4.4% in August to 3.8% in September, according to data released ...

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GE to end its run as a conglomerate, split into three companies

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN AP Business Writer General Electric, the storied American manufacturer that struggled under its own weight ...

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Auto repair shop owner Neil Lefler retires, leaving behind legacy of quality work, mentorship

FAITH — Neil Lefler still isn’t sure how he did it, but he remembers a lot of hard ...

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Biz Roundup: Rowan Chamber will highlight apprenticeships during Power in Partnership event

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce will host speakers Eric Tillmon and Sylvia Jones at its ...

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Apply for energy assistance starting Dec. 1

SALISBURY — Low-income households in Rowan County can apply for help covering the cost of heating homes starting ...

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Former Salisbury High basketball star Shipp brings a new vibe to downtown with restaurant, lounge

SALISBURY — As a collegiate basketball player, Shi-heria Shipp spent plenty of time traveling across the country for ...

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State sports wagering legislation reemerges in House committee

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — Senate legislation to authorize and regulate sports gambling in North ...

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Stanly County Airport among sites named as 14 companies face lawsuits over fire suppressant

RALEIGH (AP) — Lawsuits filed by North Carolina’s attorney general against 14 manufacturers of a fire suppressant claim ...

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Trick-or-treaters flock to downtown Salisbury for Halloween Fun Fest

SALISBURY —  Crowds of monsters, princesses, sports stars and video game characters filled downtown Salisbury Saturday evening as ...

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Local developer aims to transform historic downtown building into residential living space

SALISBURY — A switchboard operator stationed at Southern Bell’s building in downtown Salisbury, Edith Thompson was at the ...

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Biz Roundup: Rowan EDC unveils new tools to help employers gauge workforce

SALISBURY — The Rowan Economic Development Council has partnered with Localintel to provide visual data tools to help ...

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