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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 if she was going to live or ... Read more

18 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

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 members age 6 to 18 with $75 ... Read more

18 hours ago by Staff Report.

Biz Roundup: Rowan Chamber wraps up recruitment campaign

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce has announced the successful completion of its “Having Fun in 21” recruitment campaign with the addition of ... Read more

18 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

New ambulance company moves into Rowan County, filling need as COVID hospitalizations remain high

SALISBURY — When one of Rowan County’s ambulance service providers abruptly announced the discontinuation of operations last month, Rowan EMS Division Chief Lennie Cooper had ... Read more

6 days ago by Ben Stansell.

In lieu of annual festival, New Sarum turns Cheerwine beer release into celebration

SALISBURY — Lee Roberts says he missed the opportunity to enjoy New Sarum Brewing Company’s Cheerwine lager before, but he wasn’t going to let that ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Business roundup: New managing director takes helm at Piedmont Players Theatre

SALISBURY — Bradley Moore will be joining Piedmont Players Theatre in November as the new managing director. Bradley Moore has spent most of his life ... Read more

1 week ago by intern intern.

Keepin it poppin’: The Old 97 Kettlecorn Company adapts during pandemic, earns honor

SPENCER — The COVID-19 pandemic forced many Americans to reflect on their lives and rethink their careers. Coleman Wilson was one of them. After working ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Salisbury-based Lutheran Services Carolinas expands refugee program

SALISBURY — Lutheran Services Carolinas is opening new programs in Charleston and Greenville, South Carolina to help legal refugees from around the world, including special ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

State unemployment rate falls to 4.3% in August

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s unemployment rate declined slightly in August, the state Commerce Department said on Friday while releasing data showing more people returning ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Watson family earns award for conservation efforts at Wetmore Farms

WOODLEAF — Conservation runs in the family at Wetmore Farms. Now they’ve got two awards to prove it. The farm, which spans about 450 rolling ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Downtown Salisbury prepares for Halloween Fun Fest, seeks merchants to participate

SALISBURY — Halloween Fun Fest will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30 in the parking lot of City Hall at 217 S. Main St. The ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Reaper’s Realm faces closure after commissioners deny temporary use permit application, rezoning request

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night denied a temporary use permit for Reaper’s Realm Haunted House and Trail, effectively preventing ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

North Carolina jobless picture improving

RALEIGH — Unemployment rates for most counties are down from June to July, with the only county that didn’t decrease seeing no change at all. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by intern intern.

Business roundup: Food Lion donates water to Louisiana residents after Hurricane Ida rolls through

SALISBURY — Food Lion has sent a shipment of 9,240 gallons of drinking water from the Dunn warehouse to be donated to food pantries in ... Read more

3 weeks ago by intern intern.

Nearly 40 Rowan County businesses team up with Meals on Wheels for ‘September Sip, Sup and Shop’ fundraiser

SALISBURY — Throughout September, 37 Rowan County businesses will participate in “Sip, Sup and Shop” to benefit Meals on Wheels Rowan. Headquartered in Spencer, Meals ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Hotwire to provide access to the ACC Network just in time for football season

By Johnathan Isenhour intern@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Hotwire subscribers will now be able to recreate the bar sports-watching experience at home. Local TV, internet and phone ... Read more

3 weeks ago by intern intern.

‘A double whammy’: Business owners react to cancellation of Cheerwine Festival, events at Bell Tower Green

SALISBURY — Expecting his store and the streets of Salisbury to be filled with thousands of thirsty Cheerwine fans later this month, Justin Wells was ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

PowerHouse Recycling will create 50 jobs, invest $5 million in Salisbury expansion

SALISBURY — PowerHouse Recycling will create 50 new jobs and invest $5 million in an expansion in Rowan County, the Rowan County Economic Development Commission ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Salisbury receives disposable mask donation

SALISBURY — Medline has donated more than 10,000 disposable masks to the City of Salisbury. The donated masks will be available for residents in need ... Read more

4 weeks ago by intern intern.

Shug’s at Brooklyn South Square brings art, food, drink together

SALISBURY — From the moment people walk inside her eclectic bar, restaurant and music venue, Tiffany Day wants them to feel like they’ve been magically ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Bojangles closing eateries for 2 days; workers won’t be paid

CHARLOTTE (AP) — The North Carolina-based Bojangles chain of restaurants announced Friday it will close all of its company-owned establishments on two upcoming days, portraying ... Read more

4 weeks ago by News Service Report.

PowerHouse Recycling will create 50 jobs, invest $5 million in Rowan County expansion

SALISBURY — PowerHouse Recycling will create 50 new jobs and invest $5 million in an expansion in Rowan County, the Rowan County Economic Development Commission ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Rowan County lands three entrees in ‘Coolest Thing Made in NC’ competition

SALISBURY — Three products made by local businesses are among the 68 nominees entered in this year’s “Coolest Thing Made in NC” online competition. Cheerwine, ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz roundup: Food Lion No. 10 receives Novant Health wellness award

SALISBURY — The Rowan Chamber of Commerce and Novant Health Rowan Medical Center recently presented the Novant Health Corporate Wellness Cup to Food Lion Store ... Read more

1 month ago by intern intern.

Opening of second location in Kannapolis is a homecoming for Oxford + Lee co-owner

KANNAPOLIS — The demolition of the defunct Cannon Mills buildings in the mid-2000s was a moment Shellie Stubbs still remembers vividly. “The hardest part for ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

State jobless rate inches closer to pre-pandemic level

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s unemployment rate fell for the 10th consecutive month in July, the state Commerce Department reported on Friday, inching the percentage ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Special cantaloupe concoction brewed by New Sarum pays homage to generous farmer

SALISBURY — While working at Carolina Rubber Hose in the late 1960s, Jerry “Pete” Poole never had to worry about going hungry in the summertime. ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

County commissioners find solution for future of Reaper’s Realm Haunted House and Trail after hours of debate

SALISBURY — Reaper’s Realm may live to scare another day. After nearly six hours of discussion, Rowan County commissioners on Monday reversed course and agreed ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

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