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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.

A Year of Music in Rowan County

Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed 2019 as the Year of Music here in North Carolina, and in Rowan County, musicians have stepped up to make sure this year will not be forgotten.

Celebrating Culture Through Music: Destiny Finds Her Way

Destiny states her mission is “to empower women, challenge the negativity of colorism, and celebrate our accomplishments and culture.”

Arts for All This Summer

Organizations throughout Rowan County are working to incorporate the Arts into festivals, Vacation Bible School programs, and summer camps.

Budget Friendly Family Activities in Rowan County

Thankfully Rowan County has a wide variety of activities that fit into all budgets that make it easy to invest quality time into relationships and making memories as a family.

Rainy Day Activities in Rowan County

Don’t let the storms steal your thunder! Even on rainy days, you can still make it a memorable day in Rowan County with these original activities.

Looking at the Pint Glass Half Full in Rowan County

Here in Rowan County you get the opportunity to visit a brewery and drink beer from grains grown locally.

From Glitz to Chrismons, Long-Time Salisbury Design Business Lives Christmas Every Day

It’s Christmas every day at Piedmont Floral Galleries in Salisbury, NC.

Town of Cleveland Poised for Growth

Cleveland is poised for what I call ‘intentional growth’. The 21-cent tax rate is the lowest in Rowan; there is easy access to Interstates 77, 40, and 85; and 3.5 million people live within a 50-mile radius.

Hitting the Sweet 16 Spot in the Business World

Rowan County is not called “Original” for nothing. Small businesses are original, and they are our backbone.

Girls at West Rowan Pushing the Envelope on Gender Roles and Careers

At West Rowan High School, girls are finding their passions in traditionally male careers, and let me just say…they are KILLING IT!

Rowan County’s Only Nationally Accredited Young Child Center

Partners in Learning is the only nationally accredited young child center in Rowan County through the National Association of Education for Young Children (NAEYC), the highest accreditation that early care centers can receive.

Where We All Come Together: The Bell Tower Green

Jason described the capacity of the Green to serve as a host for arts and entertainment options, like outdoor movies, concerts, and other programming on the lawn.

What Goes Down in Western Rowan County?

You cannot live in western Rowan County and not enjoy the great outdoors!

Rowan County Honored as 2019 Healthiest Employer of Greater Charlotte

Rowan County is working towards creating a culture of health by encouraging employees to engage in healthy lifestyle behaviors, such as eating healthy, being active, and managing or reverse chronic conditions like diabetes.

Mental Health at the Forefront of Rowan County’s Health Community

In Rowan County, we have a renewed and energized focus on Whole Health, which is an approach that recognizes the interconnectedness of mental, physical, and emotional health for all.

A Healthy Rowan is a Happier Rowan

Rowan County is that there are a LOT of opportunities to be active and have fun throughout our community.

Go With the Flow on High Rock Lake – Bi-Monthly Floatilla

Every second and fourth Tuesday evening, a group of boaters from Salisbury meet in the middle of High Rock Lake and have happy hour, merriment, and munchies.

Tamarac Marina & Campground – Your One Stop Shop For A Day on High Rock Lake

The vision for Tamarac has always been a convenient lakeside location for High Rock Lake.

Celebrate July 4th on High Rock Lake

When I first moved to High Rock Lake in Rowan County, one of the coolest things that I witnessed were fireworks over the lake – the sound, the reflection over the water, and the boats situated as one large floating audience with their lights illuminating the surroundings.

A Tale of a New City – Kannapolis, NC

“We’re trying to build community, not bricks and mortar,” Hinnant adds. “Places for people to live, work, worship, and play. And we are shovel ready.”

Town of Cleveland Poised for Growth

Cleveland is poised for what I call ‘intentional growth’. The 21-cent tax rate is the lowest in Rowan; there is easy access to Interstates 77, 40, and 85; and 3.5 million people live within a 50-mile radius.

Not Just Trains Anymore!

From the NC Transportation Museum, to an amazing nature preserve, to shopping galore, and plenty of places to eat a wonderful meal, Spencer has something to offer everyone.

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