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Swanee Theatre in downtown Kannapolis sold, set for second life as entertainment venue

KANNAPOLIS — A historic downtown venue will once again be an entertainment hub. The Kannapolis City Council on Monday night approved the sale of the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Website using dairy farm’s address attracts attention of law enforcement

CLEVELAND — With people showing up to his dairy farm in search of used farm and construction equipment, Terry Foster has been the bearer of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Behind the brew: A look into Koco Java’s new roasting facility and warehouse

SALISBURY — After sitting vacant for several years, the inconspicuous building behind M&S Cleaners on West Innes Street is now filled with the rich aroma ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Rowan County, Charlotte region housing markets continue to stay hot

SALISBURY — With mortgage rates as low as they’ve ever been, the housing market in Rowan County stayed hot throughout 2020. Average housing sales prices ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Author, agricultural advocate explores pitfalls of food marketing during ‘Salute to Agri-Business’ event

SALISBURY — Michele Payn provided food for thought during her presentation at the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s “Salute to Agri-Business” virtual Power in Partnership ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

With new location in Charlotte, Salisbury’s Mean Mug Coffee starts expansion

SALISBURY — Evelyn Medina didn’t plan on opening a second coffee shop during a pandemic, but that changed after she got an offer she couldn’t ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Post’s building back on the market after parking concerns

SALISBURY — The Post’s building is back on the market following concerns from a developer about insufficient parking. A developer with offices in North Carolina ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Customer service company hiring in Rowan County

SALISBURY — A customer service company says it’s looking to hire people in Rowan County. FCR, an Oregon-based outsourced live agent call center, announced on ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Across the Pond Bed and Breakfast welcomes guests after a yearlong pause

SALISBURY — For the previous year, things have been unusually quiet around Across the Pond Bed and Breakfast. Since opening the inn seven years ago, ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Salisbury receives award for promotion of 2019 Cheerwine Festival

SALISBURY — The city of Salisbury was one of nine North Carolina communities that received an award for excellence in downtown revitalization for the year ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Pandemic prompts Kannapolis family to launch dog training franchise

KANNAPOLIS — Months after quitting his longtime job at a car dealership in Winston-Salem, Shawn Gantkowski hopped into his pickup truck with his wife, Sharon, ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Chamber of Commerce warns buyers about used tractor company with Cleveland address

CLEVELAND — Inundated with concerned and curious callers, the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce is warning people away from a pre-owned farm and construction equipment ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Kannapolis expects to see economic, housing growth continue in 2021

KANNAPOLIS — The city of Kannapolis in 2021 expects to see a continued trend of positive growth in both residential and commercial development, according to ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

A fixture of downtown Salisbury’s shopping scene, Caniche celebrates 15th anniversary this month

SALISBURY — One of the most important decisions Lesleigh Drye has made in her life happened over a lunch of chicken salad pitas. In the ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

The Smoke Pit leaving downtown Salisbury for standalone building on Faith Road

SALISBURY — The Smoke Pit may be leaving downtown Salisbury, but fans of the restaurant’s barbecue won’t have to venture far to get a rack ... Read more

2 months ago by Ben Stansell.

County begins accepting restaurant grant applications

SALISBURY — Rowan County will begin accepting applications for $5,000 grants for restaurants today at noon. Applicants must have for-profit restaurant business with at least ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

After overcoming obstacles, local barber Daniel King earns registered status

SALISBURY — As soon as the representative from the North Carolina Board of Barber Examiners walked in the shop, Daniel King got an uneasy feeling. ... Read more

2 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Chamber of Commerce to host ‘Salute to Agri-Business’ at March Power in Partnership

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s March Power in Partnership event will feature the annual “Salute to Agri-Business” program with author Michele Payn ... Read more

2 months ago by Ben Stansell.

‘Let’s make some money:’ Loosened restrictions praised by bar owners, baseball team

SALISBURY — Waking up on Wednesday morning, Chris Ostle felt like a kid on Christmas day. “I was so excited,” Ostle said. “The sun was out, ... Read more

2 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Vulcan’s Denise Hallett lends a hand to Forward Rowan campaign

SALISBURY — Denise Hallett, who leads the Rowan Economic Development Commission as chair of the board, also volunteered to serve as a member of the ... Read more

2 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Virtual Vibes: Studio owner hopes to promote artists virtually as focus changes with new space

SALISBURY — Sabrina Harris still gets chills when she watches the video of Ashley Ellis belting out notes under the white lights in the former ... Read more

2 months ago by Ben Stansell.

State lawmakers provide update during Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership

SALISBURY — State legislators representing Rowan County spoke about their current projects and future plans during the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s virtual Power in ... Read more

2 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Historian Raemi Evans delivers lesson on Black-owned businesses in Salisbury

SALISBURY — In a black and white marbled composition notebook, Raemi Evans has compiled an extensive list of Black-owned businesses that once operated in Salisbury. ... Read more

2 months ago by Ben Stansell.

City council will discuss landmark status moratorium, new housing development

SALISBURY — City council members today will again discuss a six-month moratorium on new historic landmarks. The debate about a moratorium emerged after requests for ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Local shed companies taking advantage of boom in business spurred by pandemic

SALISBURY — Sitting in his office on West Innes Street, Conrad Eaton is surrounded by sheds. That’s how it’s been for most of his life. ... Read more

2 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Commissioners to consider grant program that would benefit local restaurants

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Monday will consider approving a grant program that would help local restaurants impacted by the COVID-19 ... Read more

2 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Food Lion CEO joins diversity and inclusion coalition

SALISBURY — Food Lion President Meg Ham recently joined the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion coalition. The organization is the largest CEO-driven business commitment ... Read more

2 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Fraudulent online orders present new challenge for local business owners

SALISBURY — Scanning the order information on his computer screen, Eric Phillips immediately saw the red flag. The shipping and billing information for the $350 ... Read more

2 months ago by Ben Stansell.

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