Rowan County

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Articles about Rowan County

  • The Charlotte region's data encyclopedia

    Whether you need to know what county in the Charlotte region grew the fastest last year, or where in the region support for the arts is strongest, a new interactive tool can answer your questions. Table Explorer, available through the Charlotte Regional Indicators Project contains a wide range of data for the Charlotte region as well as comparative data between the Charlotte metro area and selected metro areas across the U.S.
  • Riles Creek recreation area on the Tuckertown Reservoir.

    Canoeing on the Tuckertown Reservoir

    In November, The LandTrust for Central North Carolina hosted its annual fall canoe trip, and this year the location was Riles Creek at Tuckertown Reservoir. Tuckertown Reservoir is on the Yadkin-Pee Dee River, and as a lake with very little development, is a fantastic place to paddle on open water.
  • Joseph Phillips of southern Ohio, visiting his sister, a UNC Charlotte student.

    You're not from around here, are you?

    If you grew up in the Charlotte region, it was common to hear this question, if your accent or mannerisms did not fit with the expected Southern norms: You're not from around here, are you? Growth in newcomers from around the country and abroad is changing attitudes and culture for an expanding part of the Charlotte region.  How much have things changed in your county?
  • Charlotte region joblessness: The big, and painful, picture

    The regular announcements of unemployment numbers tend to focus on short-term changes and specific locations. It can be challenging to make sense of trends in unemployment over longer periods or between geographical regions. How is the Charlotte region holding up in this important measure? The answer: not well. The June release of N.C. Employment Security Commission (NCESC) data shows widespread increases in unemployment across the state.