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Pandemic inspired creation of Salisbury Dance Academy

SALISBURY — A global pandemic typically isn’t the time when people decide to open a business, but don’t tell that to Spencer Ann Brown and ... Read more

3 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

Staffing agencies say more jobs available than job seekers

SALISBURY — When the coronavirus pandemic spread to North Carolina in the spring, unemployment claims rose dramatically. In April, the number of continued unemployment claims ... Read more

4 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

Kannapolis data shows proof of economic growth

From the city of Kannapolis The city of Kannapolis continues to see a trend of positive growth in both residential and commercial development. From 2017 ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Wallace and Graham receive Trial Lawyer of the Year award

Local law firm Wallace & Graham on Thursday was awarded 2020’s Trial Lawyer of the Year Award by national nonprofit legal advocacy organization Public Justice.  ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Biz roundup: New job retention grants open to North Carolina businesses

North Carolina businesses and nonprofit organizations that missed out on other COVID-19 relief funds will have the opportunity to apply for a new state grant ... Read more

2 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Gyms, members navigate rules about exercising during COVID-19

SALISBURY — After a foot injury left him recliner-bound for two years, the muscles in John Reeves’ once-strong legs had atrophied. His legs had deteriorated to ... Read more

2 days ago by Ben Stansell.

US hiring slows amid signs of longer-lasting economic damage

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hiring slowed in July as the coronavirus outbreak worsened, and the government’s jobs report offered signs Friday that the economic damage ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Utility cutoffs could begin this month in Landis

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com LANDIS — Town officials could begin utility disconnections as soon as this month for residents who don’t agree to a payment ... Read more

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

‘Hanging on by a thread’: County pleads for restriction relief at NC Transportation Museum

SALISBURY — The N.C. Transportation Museum is a major economic force in Rowan County, with more than 100,000 visitors from across the region coming to ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Main Street Marketplace embraces sustainability with hydroponics garden

CHINA GROVE — The most exciting part about a groundbreaking for construction of what’s become Main Street Marketplace in 2017, said Hope Oliphant, was that ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Biz roundup: Yadkin Path Montessori School creates co-working space for K-4 students

Yadkin Path Montessori School has announced a “Yadkin Path School Hub” for students in kindergarten through fourth grade beginning Aug. 17.  It will be a co-workng ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Commissioners to consider business expansion, approve CARES Act funding plan

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Commissioners on Monday will hear a presentation regarding a tax incentive request for a local company wishing to expand. ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Recipe for new downtown restaurant is good food, company and wine

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — One local couple is using a recipe of “good food, good company and good wine” to bring a finer ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Cooper: Alcohol sales at N.C. restaurants ending earlier

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday he’s curbing alcohol sales hours at restaurants starting later ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Site near Chewy fulfillment center gets new designation to attract development

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Planning Board on Monday moved to rezone a 1.3-acre area near the site of Chewy’s new ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Biz roundup: Patterson joins Rowan-Cabarrus board of trustees

Michelle Patterson, of Patterson Farm & Market Tours, has been named to the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Board of Trustees. Patterson oversees daily operations, marketing, educational ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Cannon Pharmacy co-founder opens mini-golf course in Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS — Brian Freeman isn’t a newcomer to starting a business, but his latest venture is unlike any he’s taken on before. Freeman, co-founder of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Poll finds nearly half of Americans say lost jobs won’t return

By Josh Boak and Emily Swanson Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly half of Americans whose families experienced a layoff during the coronavirus pandemic now ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

County sees better-than-expected decreases in tax revenue from COVID-19 shutdowns

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Tax revenue for April has pleasantly surprised some local leaders, indicating Rowan County has weathered the COVID-19 storm fairly ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

With deficit building, city looks for ways to help customers with utility bills

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The city is looking at ways to help families struggling with utilities payments and plans to work with others ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

One Love Services provides free mental health help amid COVID-19 pandemic

SALISBURY — Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health services are important, says Steve Wideman, who runs a company called One Love Services.  Through grants ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Commissioners agree to terms with new tenant at county-owned airport

SALISBURY — The Mid-Carolina Regional Airport is set to gain a new tenant this year when a company named Heli-1, with offices in Reno, Nevada, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Political Notebook: Sen. Carl Ford visits White House, meets President Trump

On Thursday, Sen. Carl Ford, along with other North Carolina senators, visited the White House and met President Donald Trump while touring the Oval Office. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Commissioners to hold special meeting for potential airport lease, COVID-19 funds

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners will hold a virtual special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday to consider a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

‘No contact, no pressure’: Gerry Wood dealerships partner with new contactless test driving platform

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Interacting with a dealer when in the market for a new vehicle can be the most dreadful part of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Novant Health distributes tele-ICU carts to Rowan, other medical centers

SALISBURY — Novant Health Rowan Medical Center has received 20 tele-ICU carts to help enable remote monitoring and treatment of intensive care patients. The technology ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Smaller businesses faced difficulties in receiving PPP loans

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While Paycheck Protection Program funds were able to help nearly 1,500 businesses in Rowan County and Kannapolis retain their ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Commissioners allot COVID-19 funds for municipalities, vote to hire temporary accountant

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County commissioners on Monday set amounts of Coronavirus relief funds to be distributed among Rowan’s 10 municipalities and approved ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

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