Rowan County

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Learn about the county and its relationship to the region.

Articles about Rowan County

  • Concord store aims at Latino customers. Photo: Nancy Pierce

    Mapping ‘Latino’ in the Charlotte region

    The term “Latino,” like “Hispanic,” covers many different countries and cultures. The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute decided to map the home countries of the Charlotte region region’s foreign-born Latino immigrants.
  • Charlotte's center city. Image: Bing Maps

    Has Charlotte metro income really declined?

    Recently the site FiveThirtyEight.com reported that of the largest U.S. metros, only Charlotte’s median income, “experienced a statistically significant decline” in 2013. What’s going on?
  • Downtown Salisbury has kept its police and school offices, but Rowan County wants to move some offices out. Photo: Josh McCann

    Towns fear loss of government offices will sap downtown vitality

    Several local governments in the N.C. Piedmont are considering moving offices out of downtown. Those plans worry downtown development officials and business owners, who fear downtown vitality will be lost.
  • The historic Rowan Museum in downtown Salisbury, which has created incentives for historic preservation. Photo: Nancy Pierce

    Talk of the Towns: Salisbury

    Salisbury hopes to draw new residents to downtown, a key to increasing the customer base for stores and restaurants, says Salisbury Planning Director Janet Gapen. The city's other big push: remaking some streets so they are safer for pedestrians. (Photo: Nancy Pierce)