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Local Business “Recycles” Glass Through Art in Rowan County

Nestled in Downtown Salisbury on W Bank Street is the Grievous Gallery. In my experience, The Grievous Gallery is a melting pot of free spirits and a place to heal and witness eccentric and local art.“You don’t build a business, you build people, then people build the business.”-Zig Ziglar. The people are what makes this place a business. Small businesses are the heart of our community. They are also more sustainable than a chain as most of their products are locally sourced, creating a circular economy. The Grievous Gallery has shattered what we thought we knew about recycling and repurposing through local businesses.

Reflections and Resolutions 2022 – Part Two

If there is trash on the road, it will find a way into the lake, especially with these winds off the lake. Why there are big gulp cups, beer cans, tobacco tins, and water bottles on the side of the road by the woods is beyond my comprehension. I live on a dead-end road, there is little traffic coming and going, especially during this time of year. Let’s all do our part and take care of our own stuff. Plus, this gave me a great opportunity to hit a few of my resolutions in one fell swoop – exercise, meet neighbors and keep our section of the community clean.

Take a Walk Through Rail Walk Studios & Gallery

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery at 409 N. Lee St. in Salisbury. Rail Walk Studios and Gallery is only open on Saturdays during the winter, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and the artists there are planning the next show, working on commissioned art works or using time to realize their creative dreams.

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Take a Walk Through Rail Walk Studios & Gallery

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery at 409 N. Lee St. in Salisbury. Rail Walk Studios and Gallery is only open on Saturdays during the winter, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and the artists there are planning the next show, working on commissioned art works or using time to realize their creative dreams.

The Nutcracker and Scrooge are back, live and in person

After Covid forced the cancellation of many live performances, there’s a comeback now.
Piedmont Dance Theatre in Kannapolis has managed one weekend of “The Nutcracker” ballet in Mooresville, and is ready for more leading up to Christmas.

Polar Express Will Take You to the North Pole

Do you believe in Santa Claus? You will if you hop aboard The Polar Express for the train ride of your life starting Nov. 12. The Polar Express returns to the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer to travel to the North Pole through Dec. 23, bringing joy to all the good girls and boys in Rowan County.

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.

Delicious Ethnic Foods in Rowan County

I checked out all the local ethnic restaurants in Rowan County so that you and I can enjoy a wide variety over the remainder of the year and of course the new year!

Artisanal Water Buffalo Cheeses and Meats in Rowan County… Absolutely!

Imagine if you will a nice quiet night at home, perhaps sipping a glass of wine and scrolling the channels when you fall onto “Carolina Weekends” and decide to watch this show to see what’s going on in North Carolina. Then low and behold they begin talking about something in Rowan County.  This something was new to me and I definitely decided it is worth looking into further.  That something is Fading D Farm in Salisbury and little did I know how much I was going to learn and enjoy.

Forward to the Future: Taking a Look at AgBioScience

Rowan County knows its food! Blessed with abundant water supplies from creeks and rivers and good soil in much of the county, our county thrives on and celebrates its long history of farming. Nowhere is that more evident in mid-summer than a drive through western Rowan, where fields of tall green corn meet each other, covering the landscape.

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.

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.

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Local Business “Recycles” Glass Through Art in Rowan County

Nestled in Downtown Salisbury on W Bank Street is the Grievous Gallery. In my experience, The Grievous Gallery is a melting pot of free spirits and a place to heal and witness eccentric and local art.“You don’t build a business, you build people, then people build the business.”-Zig Ziglar. The people are what makes this place a business. Small businesses are the heart of our community. They are also more sustainable than a chain as most of their products are locally sourced, creating a circular economy. The Grievous Gallery has shattered what we thought we knew about recycling and repurposing through local businesses.

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.

A Step Back In Time: Sloan Park

If I could find a word that depicts my first visit to Sloan Park, it would be “timeless”. When I walk around the park, I can feel the life of the proposals, picnics, weddings, and gatherings that have taken place there.

Are You Already Sick of Winter?

If you experience seasonal affective disorder, you’re not alone — it affects around 1 in 20 adults in the United States and many of the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder are similar to other forms of depression. The difference is that SAD symptoms always begin at a certain time of year and go away when the seasons change again.

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.

How to Eat Healthy if Fast Food is your Option

Deciding what is healthiest for you may differ from person to person depending on your dietary preferences. If you are counting calories you might choose one option, but if you are counting carbohydrates you might choose another. Looking through the guide was interesting and provided a wide range of options.

Reflections and Resolutions 2022 – Part Two

If there is trash on the road, it will find a way into the lake, especially with these winds off the lake. Why there are big gulp cups, beer cans, tobacco tins, and water bottles on the side of the road by the woods is beyond my comprehension. I live on a dead-end road, there is little traffic coming and going, especially during this time of year. Let’s all do our part and take care of our own stuff. Plus, this gave me a great opportunity to hit a few of my resolutions in one fell swoop – exercise, meet neighbors and keep our section of the community clean.

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.

RECAP OF 2021 ON HIGH ROCK LAKE

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought it would be a great time to reflect on how lucky and thankful we are to have a lake in our backyard. I really do, and Rowan County residents can also enjoy High Rock Lake from many vantage points, with or without a boat. It doesn’t matter where you came from, its just that you found High Rock Lake; its beauty, abundance of wildlife to watch and admire, and the views that never disappoint.

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.

Mayors Speak Up: Promoting the Original in ‘Our Town’

There are many local places that “Live Original,” with 10 incorporated towns in or bordering the county and other unincorporated communities in Rowan that have an identity and uniqueness all their own.

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.

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