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Welcome to Your Rowan, a central place for sharing positive information about Rowan County, North Carolina.

We’re all about connecting and promoting goodwill about the amazing places and people that make Rowan a great place to live, learn, work and play. We look around and see all the good in this community, and we’re here to share it with you. And we want you to share your good news, too.

It’s smart business. And it makes you feel good about the place we call home.  

Rowan County is a place where you can be as connected as you desire to be.

These connections are built in our schools, businesses, houses of worship, local attractions, and any gathering place. They bond us together and Your Rowan is all about celebrating these connections.

To help us promote these connections, we’ve enlisted a team of local ambassadors to tell Rowan’s story. Think of them as bloggers and social media influencers. These individuals are called Connectors. We have our Connectors spread out all over the county, looking for original stories. You’ll see it in their monthly blog posts and social content, and we hope that you will spread it around.

Each Connector represents a different category to focus their storytelling. These are called Connections and include Arts, Attractions, Business, Education, Greenspace, Health, High Rock Lake, and Municipalities. 

Connect with us and build pride in Our Rowan.

Embracing the Digital World: A New Step for Rowan’s Arts Community

About a month ago Rowan County citizens were welcoming the new year, anxious to put 2020 in the rearview mirror. Many of us secretly hoped that all the problems of 2020 would somehow disseminate and that the new year would usher in lively concerts, bustling weddings, cookouts, and gatherings with friends.

Reveal Your Attitude with Roman & Grey Bath and Body

Founded by a female entrepreneur, Roman & Grey Beauty specializes in unique, eco-friendly bath and body products. Their products can be found locally at Grievous Gallery and Lost & Found in downtown Salisbury.

Cheerwine Festival… Post Covid-19

The “Drink of the Carolinas” and the City Salisbury are at it again! Mark your calendars for the award winning Cheerwine Festival on Saturday, September 18 from 12-10 p.m. People come from near and far to attend this fun-filled, family event in Downtown Salisbury!

Kannapolis Cannon Ballers After Covid-19

Kannapolis Cannon Ballers at Atrium BallPark – “We are more than just baseball. We are the home of entertainment, come out to the ballgames, bring the kids out to the playground, and see all we have to offer. We are just more than baseball.”

Celebrating the 75th Year in 2021

Celebrating the 75th Faith 4th of July Parade, this year’s festivities will begin Wednesday, June 30th and last until Monday, July 5th. In 2021, July 4th falls on a Sunday so they will have the parade and final activities on July 5th.

In the Year 2021, We Are Re-Thinking Job Recruitment

The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce and the Rowan County Economic Development Commission partnered with local companies to offer a summer job fair Saturday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West End Plaza Events Center, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. W. in Salisbury. Free transportation is provided by Salisbury Transit, and folks looking for jobs can participate in a scavenger hunt with a $200 gift card prize.

Accelerating our Long-Term Infrastructure Plan

There may be “money on the ground” coming toward Rowan County in The American Jobs Plan, now before Congress, and it is good news for all of us who travel on roads and bridges that the North Carolina Department of Transportation has declared structurally deficient.

Salisbury/Rowan Success is Built on Generosity of Our People

We would not be where we are today — in this opportune place to live, work and play — without the generosity of others that came before us and it continues today. It is important that we “pay it forward” and never let go of that spirit, taught to us by the hard-working, community-minded people who made the right choices.

Rowan Salisbury Schools – Summer Meals for Students

The summer plans are to operate as “normal” as possible by serving meals to children enlisted in programs at various sites around Rowan County and by serving meals in our heavily populated rural areas via our mobile meal “Yum Yum Buses”.

Adapting to Learning From Home

Parents and teachers have been forced more than ever to work together to meet the needs of their children. As Washington State Superintendent Judith Billings said, “Children are the priority. Change is the reality. Collaboration is the strategy.”

Who is Behind That Needle?

If you have received your COVID-19 vaccine through the Rowan County Health Department, there is a good chance the person giving you “the jab” was a school nurse.

Bread Riot’s Summer Feed 2021

For four consecutive summers and in collaboration with Rowan- Salisbury School System, Bread Riot has been on a mission to feed low- income families in Rowan County through Summer Feed. Summer Feed is a program that runs from early June to late July at a variety of Rowan County schools and communities. Food is collected from local and sustainably- run farms and brought to handout locations by volunteers and Bread Riot members. A table is setup with a variety of fruits and vegetables where community members can walk up, drive up, and socialize with volunteers. The volunteers are also there to answer questions, provide delicious recipes, distribute donated books, and inform attendees of the agricultural processes behind the scenes.

Reduce your Carbon Footprint by Supporting Local Farms and Artisans: Rowan Arts and Ag Tour 2021

Mark your calendars! Rowan County’s third annual Rowan Arts & Ag tour is scheduled for June 5, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. This self- guided tour provides the opportunity to enjoy local art, local farms, and local people.

Health Care Heroes

Since the onset of the pandemic in early 2020 there much attention has been given to healthcare workers to include parades, recognitions, and naming them heroes. This attention is well deserved and long overdue!

Eating Healthy While Eating Out

As we head into the second summer of COVID 19 we are hopeful of being able to safely enjoy “eating out” and the many wonderful restaurants Rowan County has to offer. We are thankful that many of our restaurants have survived the pandemic and we look forward to eating locally and helping them thrive once again.

Improving County Health Ranking an Asset for Economic Development

Economic Development of a community is vital to the health of a community. Through Economic Development, jobs are provided and people are able to feed and shelter their families, and thrive in today’s world.

The Dragon Boats are Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!

The Seventh Annual Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival will be held on Saturday, July 24th and it just may become the social event of the summer. We all have been cooped up for more than a year, and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Festivities begin at 9 a.m.at the Shrine Club on High Rock Lake, 6480 Long Ferry Road, Salisbury, N.C.

Its Time To Get Ready For Lake Recreation Season

I know we are all ready to get out on the lake, but are we? We have been on High Rock Lak a thousand times but really what should we do BEFORE we get out there and let the breeze flow through our hair?

High Rock Lake – Too Much Rain Lately

Its spring, I get it. But enough with the rain already Mother Nature! How much more can we use?

In the Year 2021, We Are Re-Thinking Job Recruitment

The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce and the Rowan County Economic Development Commission partnered with local companies to offer a summer job fair Saturday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West End Plaza Events Center, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. W. in Salisbury. Free transportation is provided by Salisbury Transit, and folks looking for jobs can participate in a scavenger hunt with a $200 gift card prize.

Accelerating our Long-Term Infrastructure Plan

There may be “money on the ground” coming toward Rowan County in The American Jobs Plan, now before Congress, and it is good news for all of us who travel on roads and bridges that the North Carolina Department of Transportation has declared structurally deficient.

What’s That Sound Coming Down? It’s Music in Our Towns

There’s a change in the wind, and it involves the word “music.” It’s a good change, or rather a good addition. More and more, our cities and towns are beginning to provide musical entertainment for their citizens, much of it in the form of live music. It’s everywhere, especially this time of year.

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