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Spirit of Rowan: Rowan Little League builds a softball dynasty here

For the second time in five years, a Rowan County team in 2019 won the Little League Softball ...

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Spirit of Rowan: Wallace Cancer Institute will provide services under one roof

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com Four years ago, when it decided to create a single destination for patients, Novant ...

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Spirit: Touching lives: Evelyn Medina opens new Mean Mug location, employs students from S.O.A.R. Program

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com Evelyn Medina got an email one day that brought tears to her eyes. It ...

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Spirit: Working together: NAACP President Gemale Black proves that ‘young people do have a voice’

By Maggie Blackwell For the Salisbury Post “I like to say, ‘How can we help?’ instead of ‘Why ...

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Spirit: Giving back: Greystone Salon owner Sheila Igo wants to help people feel better

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com Life is good for small business owner Sheila Igo. Named the Rowan County Chamber ...

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Spirit: ‘Serve people and help somebody’: Tony Hillian is passionate about youth, community

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER — Since his youth, Tony Hillian has followed in the footsteps of ...

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Spirit: Team player: Nick Means guides kids in sports, life

By Maggie Blackwell For the Salisbury Post It’s a fiercely competitive basketball game. Players are 7 to 9 ...

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Spirit: Bringing people together: P.J. Ricks’s goal is to unify the community

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com Bringing people together: P.J. Ricks’s goal is to unify the community P.J. Ricks has ...

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Spirit: Kids helping kids: Brooklynne Witherspoon impacts area youth

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — This year, 10-year-old Brooklynne Witherspoon has made it her mission to find ...

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Spirit: An open book: Library supervisor Laurie Lyda wants to make a difference

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Call her Dr. Lyda if you like. Rowan Public Library’s Laurie ...

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Spirit: Staying involved: Vivian Hopkins serves as ambassador for Gold Hill, bluegrass

By Mark Wineka mark.wineka@salisburypost.com GOLD HILL — Coming from the park, Kimberly Corl led her friend Kim Martin ...

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Spirit: West Rowan’s Jimmy Greene fights for his team, community

By Elizabeth Cook For the Salisbury Post By day, 48-year-old Jimmy Greene is a partner at Fisher-Greene Insurance, ...

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Spirit: ‘Everybody deserves a chance’: School Resource Officer Scotty Robinson wants to make a difference in students’ lives

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Scotty Robinson has tried to not be defined solely by his position ...

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Spirit: Tackling tough issues: Rocky Cabagnot thrives on community action

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com His motto is “I want to put the community and action back into ...

Local

Spirit of Rowan: Healthy Rowan moves forward

By Rebecca Rider rebecca.rider@salisburypost.com Just a few years ago, Rowan County’s health outcomes could best be described as ...

Local

Spirit of Rowan: East Spencer follows through with Gateway Master Plan

  In March 2014, the East Spencer town board began creating its Gateway Plan, designed to create development ...

Spencer

Spirit of Rowan: Spencer

The past year has been a busy one for the town of Spencer. Fred and Alice Stanback Educational ...

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Spirit of Rowan: Tourism is growing by leaps and bounds

By Deirdre Parker Smith The economic impact of tourism in Rowan County continues to grow, prompting further efforts to ...

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Spirit of Rowan: Rowan — ‘It’s got everything going for it’

By Jessica Coates jessica.coates@salisburypost.com Rowan County has the land. It has the job skills training programs. It has ...

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Spirit of Rowan: Job training is a different landscape

By Rebecca Rider rebecca.rider@salisburypost.com For years, prospective employees fought over a small selection of jobs. But industry professionals ...

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Spirit: IDEA Center to spur entrepreneurship and growth

By Elizabeth Cook elizabeth.cook@salisburypost.com Countless communities have business incubators to help people start businesses.  The Rowan IDEA Center is being ...

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Spirit: Duke Energy has a stake in growing Rowan

By Susan Shinn Turner For the Salisbury Post Not only does Duke Energy provide electricity for more than ...

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Spirit of Rowan: N.C. Transportation Museum becomes a hub for county tourism

By Deirdre Parker Smith Kelly Alexander, executive director of the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer, is pleased with ...

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Spirit of Rowan: Cleveland and Landis

Mayor Danny Gabriel says Cleveland is a small town with a limited staff. But the town is doing everything ...

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Spirit of Rowan: Airport is county’s ‘gateway for business’

By Elizabeth Cook elizabeth.cook@salisburypost.com Rowan’s county airport is working to build a regional image. Rebranded in 2017 as Mid-Carolina Regional Airport, ...

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Spirit of Rowan: Many agree: High Rock Lake is full of potential

Ten years ago, Mikey Wetzel had obtained a fair portion of the American dream. He graduated from California ...

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Spirit of Rowan: Granite Quarry has plenty on its plate

By Mark Wineka mark.wineka@salisburypost.com At a two-day retreat recently, the Granite Quarry Board of Aldermen held a session called ...

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Spirit of Rowan: Dreams move toward reality in Kannapolis

In 2015, Kannapolis officials took a bold step by purchasing nearly 50 acres and eight blocks of buildings ...

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