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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.

Support the Arts this Holiday Season

While the Arts community is finding its way in this new normal, local independent artists are chomping at the bit to find opportunities to share their work and sustain themselves. These artists are all hoping that the holidays will bring with them more opportunities and that the community will support locals more than ever this season.

Operation Renovation: Destiny Stone’s Mission

Destiny Stone, Catawba College graduate and now educator, has a goal to provide our community with music education resources and performance opportunities to local independent artists and musicians. To do this, Stone has created The Music House and is in the process of renovating the property and raising funds to do so.

BlockWork- A Driving Force Behind Salisbury’s Public Art

Here in Rowan County, groups of incredibly generous volunteers have been coming together for more than ten years to help make life a little easier, and homes a little prettier, just in the nick of time. A local program called BlockWorks brings together residents from across the county in a strategic effort to build safer and cleaner neighborhoods.

It’s the Holiday Time of The Year… 2020 Style!

The year 2020 has really given all of us a reason to pause and re-think how we will approach the holidays. So many people already have their Christmas decorations up because we want some happiness and for most, seeing Christmas lights brings that joy to us. This year, leave it to “The Party Peeps” of Shari Graham and Hen Henderlite to come up with the perfect holiday parade this year called, “Tis the Season Spectacular… Take a Hometown Ride with Us.”

Cruise-Ins from the Past into The Future

Have you been driving around recently on a Friday or Saturday late in the afternoon and noticed all the neat cars around Downtown Salisbury? Well look no further because you have entered into the cruise zone! Created as a way to get out of the house during the summer months of the pandemic, the cruise-in is a fun blast from the past that everyone can enjoy!

The 45th Annual OctoberTour Goes Virtual

The 45th Annual OctoberTour showcases many of the historical homes in Salisbury and Rowan County. This year, just like almost everything else in 2020, the Historic Salisbury Foundation had to rethink how to host their tour of historical homes in Salisbury. They came up with a great idea to make this year’s OctoberTour virtual.

A Shift to Downtown Living

There’s no denying that this newly found focus of improving the downtown apartments and condos has increased over the past few years. This creates an amazing opportunity for people to make the shift to living downtown and truly experiencing Salisbury at its best. But what has caused this shift, and why should you even consider the idea of moving to an apartment downtown?

Moving Forward with Forward Rowan

The Rowan County Economic Development Commission (EDC) recently launched a new initiative to promote growth and provide resources to existing businesses in Rowan County. This campaign, called Forward Rowan, is an aggressive five-year initiative that targets specific areas of economic development to increase prosperity, reduce poverty, and improve quality of life.

Eat Local in Rowan County, NC

Hungry? Stop by one of the many, local restaurants in Rowan County for your favorite meals. Do dine in, take out, or curbside service and get everything you need for your next meal.

Get to Know the Candidates for the Rowan County Board of Education

It is important that we are represented by leaders who are passionate about the students, families, teachers, and support staff they serve. The Rowan Salisbury School Board of Education has continued to thrive in this area and because we have a voice as citizens of this wonderful place to live, we have the opportunity to decide who represents us.

Keep On Moving

An area of our lives that has been most affected during this unprecedented time is our education system. No one could imagine that education would have to pivot so swiftly for many to continue to have the wonderful opportunity of learning. Rowan Salisbury School System had a decision to make while considering students, teachers, families, and how to continue moving forward in education.

Let’s Start with Hello

In recent months there has been a lot of conversation about law enforcement and public safety. As we move forward as a society and try to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the general public there are steps that can be taken to establish positive relationships from the very beginning.

Fall Fun in Rowan County

It’s no secret that fall will look a little different this year due to capacity limits and some of our favorite festivals being cancelled. But there are still so many wonderful things to do in Rowan County to enjoy the upcoming fall weather!

Staying Prepared for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is here and although they are not overly common in this part of the state, that doesn’t mean that we can’t feel the effects of hurricanes right here at home. Read more to learn how to be prepared for hurricane season in Rowan County.

Visit Outdoors in Rowan County, NC

Enjoy the outdoors in Rowan County! There are dozens of places to choose from for your next adventure. Start Visiting Local with your favorite county today!

Rowan County Organizations Find Innovative Ways to Support Families

As the world changes around us, countless Rowan County organizations are stepping up to the plate to help our neighbors in need. Continue reading to learn about two examples of work being done in our community.

Staying Prepared for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is here and although they are not overly common in this part of the state, that doesn’t mean that we can’t feel the effects of hurricanes right here at home. Read more to learn how to be prepared for hurricane season in Rowan County.

Community Wellness Found in the Heart of Salisbury

When many people think of health, they think of things like going to the doctor, being physically fit, and eating healthy. However, health encompasses so much more than those traditional indicators. Read about how local business Heart of Salisbury is working to increase the quality of life in Salisbury and Rowan County by creating a wellness and arts community.

High Rock Lake Levels

Have you ever wondered why High Rock Lake water levels get so low in the winter, or why they fluctuate at all? The 15,000 acres of High Rock Lake makes it the second largest man made lake in North Carolina, but who owns the lake? Keep reading to learn more about High Rock Lake and the fluctuating water levels during these colder months!

Let’s Keep High Rock Lake Clean

Homeowner associations, 41 boy scouts, dozens of individual homeowners, and even a few families who do not live on High Rock Lake joined together for the 3rd Annual High Rock Lake Clean Sweep. Check out the great efforts of the community to keep our lake clean even during a pandemic!

Summer is NOT Over at High Rock Lake

Labor Day has come and gone, but there are still plenty of activities to enjoy on High Rock Lake! Summer is not over just yet! Check out our latest blog for upcoming events on High Rock Lake.

How Holiday Celebrations are Changing

The holiday season is upon us, and things are already looking a little different this year. Our holiday season might be different, but it will not be stopped. There are a few ways that our beloved holiday celebrations are changing in Rowan County.

A Shift to Downtown Living

There’s no denying that this newly found focus of improving the downtown apartments and condos has increased over the past few years. This creates an amazing opportunity for people to make the shift to living downtown and truly experiencing Salisbury at its best. But what has caused this shift, and why should you even consider the idea of moving to an apartment downtown?

Eat Local in Rowan County, NC

Hungry? Stop by one of the many, local restaurants in Rowan County for your favorite meals. Do dine in, take out, or curbside service and get everything you need for your next meal.

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