Rowan County

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Articles about Rowan County

  • 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)
  • Charlotte Regional Indicators: New look, new function

    Our Regional Indicators website now has a new home on the institute’s main website. You’ll find all the data that was on the previous site, but with improved functionality and a new look.
  • Big urban gains, rural losses in the Carolinas

    Since 2010, the home counties of Charlotte and Raleigh have accounted for nearly half of all population growth in North Carolina. Just 10 N.C. counties tallied nearly 80 percent of the state's increased population. (Image: John Chesser, Tableau maps)
  • State tax credit ending, land trusts see flurry of preservation efforts

    As the Dec. 31 end of a 30-year-old N.C. land preservation tax credit nears, regional land trusts scurry to finish preservation projects from donors hoping to use the credit before they lose it. (Photo: Catawba Lands Conservancy)