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.

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EXPLORE OUR ROWAN THROUGH ITS PARKS AND FARMLAND. 

Dan Nicholas Park is a 425-acre park that offers a 10-acre lake for paddle boating and fishing. Dan Nicholas Park is also home to a 70-site campground that is open year-round. Family fun attractions include a carousel, train, gem mine, aquarium, animal habitats, nature center, and many more.  [Read More]

Visit Rowan County Recycling Centers this Holiday!

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.

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A Step Back In Time: Sloan Park

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.

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An Absolute Gem: Eagle Point Nature

An Absolute Gem: Eagle Point Nature

Driving down the somewhat hidden, rocky entrance, I could hear nothing that connected me to society. My hike began on a cool afternoon. I could smell the damp earth, and feel a cool breeze from the shaking fall leaves. Large pines are visible in all directions. Critters prepare for cooler weather and gather materials for their homes. Visiting the Eagle Point Nature Preserve here in Rowan County opens your eyes to the great outdoors.

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Citizen Science at Dunn’s Mountain

Citizen Science at Dunn’s Mountain

While visiting county parks, be mindful of your footprint and conscious of your place on the trail.
If you stop by, make sure to visit the faculty and staff. They look forward to visitors and are open
to having friendly conversation with anyone! I always feel comfortable and welcome at Dunn’s
Mountain and it has been one of my favorite destinations to visit in Rowan County.

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Rowan County Farmers Markets

Rowan County Farmers Markets

Visiting the farmers markets became an amazing networking opportunity and a way to reconvene with familiar faces I saw before the impact of COVID-19. Rowan County’s farmers markets are open at staggered times throughout the week, which allowed me to visit one almost every other day. I visited the markets Friday, July 30 through Thursday, August 5. Below are the hours of operation between May and September 2021:

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