Rowan County

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Learn about the county and its relationship to the region.

Articles about Rowan County

  • I-77 traffic. Photo: Nancy Pierce

    Feds want metro transportation planning less fractured. Good luck with that.

    Transportation planning in the greater Charlotte region is split among five planning groups. Will a federal push to consolidate make a difference?
  • Sketch of a Rosenwald community school. Photo: HistorySouth.org

    George E. Davis – Rosenwald agent extraordinaire

    Charlotte's George E. Davis, a tireless advocate for education and one of the leading advocates for the building of Rosenwald schools, was a major reason that a number of these schools were built in North Carolina.
  • Historic Rosenwald School in Newell. Photo: Silver Star

    Aging Rosenwald Schools recall long-ago optimism

    Only a fraction of the Rosenwald Schools remain, reminders of a remarkable early 20th-century partnership of rural black communities in the South and a Jewish philanthropist from Chicago. Those remaining in Mecklenburg range from lovingly restored to painfully dilapidated.
  • Cureton development in Waxhaw, mix of condos and single family homes in a planned community Photo: Nancy Pierce

    How prevalent is multifamily throughout the Charlotte region?

    The old planners’ joke is that Americans hate two things for their cities—urban sprawl and high density. PlanCharlotte examined where in this metro region multifamily is, and where it isn’t. Some communities, hoping to attract more Millennials, want more multifamily. Others’ long-range plans discourage multifamily development.