Rowan County

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Articles about Rowan County

  • Carolina metros: Changes in the landscape

    In the Carolinas, only Charlotte’s metro area tops 2 million people. Raleigh is roughly half that size, 1.2 million. No other Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the Carolinas top 1 million in population. But some of that is because the Triangle is not one MSA, nor is the Triad. (Bing Maps image shows the Carolinas without political boundaries.)
  • A spooky look at the historic Torance House and Store in north Mecklenburg. Click image for photo gallery. Photo: Kevin J. Beaty

    Contest-winning photos evoke sense of place

    A moody night-time shot of a more than 200-year-old house outside Huntersville, and a sliver of a moon over uptown Charlotte. Those photos, by Kevin J. Beaty, were what cinched top honors in PlanCharlotte.org's one-year anniversary photo contest. (Photo: Kevin J. Beaty)
  • Putting a local food twist on suburbia

    The Farmstead, a proposed development in Granite Quarry, would tap into the national enthusiasm for local food and local farms by building a suburban subdivision with a farm in the middle and gardens for homeowners. (Photo: Concord Builders)
  • Investing in our past, present and future

    If I didn't have natural places to visit – trails to hike, rivers to kayak, mountains to climb, the sound of total quiet deep in the woods and of running brooks and streams  – my life would be far less full. (Photo: Crystal Cockman)