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Education

RSSS Thankful for Employees

As people across America took time to reflect on life’s blessings for another Thanksgiving holiday this week, Rowan-Salisbury Schools superintendent Dr. Tony Watlington had a message of thanks to bestow on the system’s many employees.

Health

Managing Stress During the Holidays

Are you the person who faces the holidays with dread? Who cringes when you see the number of days remaining until Christmas? Are you tempted to block people on Facebook who post that they already have their Christmas tree up before Thanksgiving? If you are, you join a host of people who face the holidays with anxiety due to the stress you feel. However, a real truth is that the holidays are not stressful, it is each individual who creates their own stress. We create our own stress in many ways, and we do it to ourselves. We create unrealistic expectations of how the holidays should be…ones we can never meet, and therein lies the stress.

Greenspace

Visit Rowan County Recycling Centers this Holiday!

What can we do to reduce the extra wastes during the holidays? One easy solution: use our local recycling centers to account for the recyclables: packaging, plastics, aluminum pans, cans, and many other items. The purpose of this blog is to discuss what you, as a Rowan County citizen, have access to! And there are a whole lot of recycling centers around.

Business Community

Municipalities

The Empire Hotel Restoration: Building a New Empire for Salisbury/Rowan

When Brett Krueger first visited Salisbury’s Empire Hotel, he couldn’t believe what he was seeing. It’s always been the most talked about building in town, but Brett is from Charlotte. Salisbury was not on his historic-development radar. A developer for 25 years, he was busy making buildings beautiful in Asheville and Charlotte.

Attractions

The Polar Express: A Look from the Inside

I have picked up yet another couple of hats… a chef’s hat and a steward’s hat by being part of this year’s Polar Express currently going on at the North Carolina Transportation Museum. I thought it would be fun to share with you some of the many behind the scenes activities as I can without spoiling the “magic” that the show is for us all.

High Rock Lake

A Happy New Year! Reflections and Resolutions to Check out on HRL

Another year is in the books, and as many of us anticipate our fresh resolutions and the overall hope for our lives to go back to normal, (if that will ever be a thing), this blog is an opportunity to share observation from High Rock Lake with you, rather than simply looking forward with the standard New Year’s Resolutions. Being able to enjoy lake living right here in Rowan County, on High Rock Lake year-round is a blessing.

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10 Best Things to Happen in Rowan in 2019

2019 was a spectacular year, especially for Rowan County! Whether it be the million dollar investments into our community or the largest incoming freshman class for the number eight private college in North Carolina, Rowan County has made several memories for the books. Take a look at the top 10 accomplishments and some honorable mentions in Rowan County for 2019!