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Spirit of Rowan: Drew Harwood’s work can be found across Rowan County

Harwood Signs got its start in a downtown Salisbury basement on South Main Street in 1954, but Drew ...

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Spirit of Rowan: Mahogany Koontz sets sights on social and political affairs

It was a surreal moment for Salisbury native Mahogany Koontz to walk for the first time in nearly ...

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Spirit of Rowan: Salisbury Police recruiter officer Shaneesha Smith proud to be ‘someone they can go to’

Proudly serving as the face of the Salisbury Police Department, officer Shaneesha Smith is likely the first interaction ...

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Spirit of Rowan: AnnaCraig Boutique owner ‘couldn’t imagine doing anything else’

Upon opening the door to AnnaCraig Boutique in downtown Salisbury, customers are met with a cascade of bright ...

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Spirit of Rowan: Alyssa Harris finds her dream job at Rowan Health Department

If Nina Oliver could have cloned Alyssa Harris before moving on from the Rowan County Health Department, she ...

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Spirit of Rowan: The toast of Salisbury: Andy Maben’s rise from home brewer to beer master

The next time a patron at New Sarum Brewery raises a glass of beer, they might want to ...

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Spirit of Rowan: Karla Foster builds real estate agency by building relationships

Karla Foster graduated from Appalachian State in 2009, but the most important education she received came after. For ...

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Spirit of Rowan: Sarceno gives back to Guatemalan children, pays tribute to immigrant women in book

Author, activist and nonprofit founder Maria Elena Sarceno said she felt led by God to help others in ...

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Spirit of Rowan: Principal Nicole Buckner ignites passion at Koontz Elementary

Nicole Buckner did not arrive in North Carolina until she went to college. She was born in Atlanta ...

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Spirit of Rowan: Mollie Ruf never tires of promoting local businesses

In search of a new car, Mollie Ruf went to a Jeep dealership in Concord. It was a ...

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Spirit of Rowan: Whitney Wallace-Williams fueled by ‘innate desire to fight for the underdog’

From her work with a decades-old law firm and downtown leadership positions to her family’s generous financial contributions ...

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Spirit of Rowan: Jenny Lee is working toward a stronger community

After two years of nodding off during art history class, Jenny Lee decided that it was time to ...

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Spirit of Rowan: Duke recycling unit at Buck Steam Station to repurpose 400,000 tons of ash a year

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com Duke Energy announced local coal ash excavation plans in 2016 following a mandate from ...

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Spirit of Rowan: West Rowan EMS station will repurpose another part of old school

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com It’s not just the media center. Another part of the former Cleveland Elementary ...

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Spirit of Rowan: Chewy bringing big business of online retail to Rowan’s doorstep

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com A 700,000 square foot facility with 1,200 jobs on offer has been big news ...

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Spirit of Rowan: Cannon Ballers stadium anchors downtown Kannapolis

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com COVID-19 has only postponed what’s sure to be a new day in Kannapolis, when ...

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Spirit of Rowan: New hotels, overnight lodging contribute to economy

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com As the economy has so, too, has the hotel and lodging industry in Rowan ...

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Spirit of Rowan: Railwalk Pavilion to be downtown’s new dynamic hub

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com The Rowan County Tourism Development Authority was looking to create a dynamic outdoor space ...

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Spirit of Rowan: School’s media center finds new life as public library

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com The new West Branch of Rowan Public Library is almost ready to open, ...

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Spirit of Rowan: 132 Flats sets precedent for new downtown apartment development

The Fishers have owned 132 E. Innes Street for years. The 1910 building has gone through variations, such ...

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Spirit: New Bell Tower Green takes shape downtown

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com Bell Tower Green, Salisbury’s only downtown park, is more than a passive green space, ...

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Spirit of Rowan: Salisbury has ‘hit the metrics’ for new retailers

HomeGoods and Burlington have joined the ranks of retailers in Salisbury. HomeGoods is a chain of discount home ...

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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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