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NC Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

NC Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
401 Laureate Way,
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 934-2320

Be a part of music history by attending the NC Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to commemorate those in the music industry who have made an impact on American Music. The class of 2017 includes Anthony Hamilton, Jim Lauderdale, Steep Canyon Rangers, Etta Baker, Richard Lewis Spencer, Sensational Nightingales and Bucky Covington. The event takes place Oct. 19 from 7:15-10:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

Historic Gold Hill hosts Gold Rush 5K

The Gold Hill Rail Trail will be used for the inaugural Gold Rush 5K at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21. Volunteers have been working on the trail, formerly the home of an 1880s narrow-gauge railroad line, extensively over the last few months. The 5K course is open to walkers and runners of all abilities and will be 90 percent off pavement. Crushed gravel and scenic woodland paths make up most of the course. A fun run for kids, 12 and under, will be held following the 5K.

The 5K also has historic significance. Along the course will be two mines, the powder room and a finish line in the center of the early mining village. Awards will be presented at the Village Arbor in 14 age group categories. There will be drawings for Gold Hill Dollars, good for purchases within the village. All participants will receive a unique commemorative dri-fit t-shirt.

Proceeds benefit the Historic Gold Hill and Mines Foundation and rail trail maintenance. The Gold Hill Rail Trail is a protected railroad right of way developed by the LandTrust for Central North Carolina in partnership with the Historic Gold Hill and Mines Foundation, Inc. The rail line transported gold, gold refining equipment and supplies to and from the mines.

Major sponsors are Vulcan Materials Company and Novant Health. Online registration is available at and a printable brochure is available at For more information, call Vivian Hopkins at 704-267-9439 or Race day registration will be available.

Book Bites Book Club

-- China Grove
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Free and open to the public. Do you enjoy good books, fun fellowship, and tasty food? If so, join this free book club where we discuss a different book each month and serve refreshments loosely related to the theme. Octobers book is My Reading Life by Pat Conroy. Need more information? Call 704-216-7731

Friends of RPL Annual Fall Book Sale

--Members Preview--Salisbury Friday, October 27, 2017 Friends of Rowan Public Library Annual Fall Book Sale. Friends of RPL members can enjoy a special Members Preview Night. Memberships available at the door. Friends. members. book sale. book.

October 27, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rowan Public Library
Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium
201 W. Fisher Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
Contact: 704-216-8240
Cost: Free.

Halloween bowlathon

Sunday, October 29, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Woodleaf Lanes
1811 Jake Alexander Blvd W
Salisbury, NC

Price: $20/person or $100 per lane
Note: Pre-registration req.

Come out for an evening of bowling and Halloween themed fun! $20/person teams of 5, or sponsor a lane for $100! Teams will compete for bragging rights and prizes! Event is a fundraiser for The Pedal Factory. Local businesses and groups are encouraged to form teams, and there will be opportunities for individuals to join a lane. Call the Pedal factory to sign up!

Contact Info;

Mary Rosser
The Pedal Factory 704-870-7145

Learn. Act. Grow - "Soup's On!"-- China Grove

October 30, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ South Rowan Regional Library - Meeting Room

The fall and winter months are the perfect time for soup, and Chef Carl of China Groves Chef Solutions will teach you to prepare delicious and nutritious ones. Registration Requested. Questions? Call 704-216-7731 or email Amy at Teen. Teens. Adult. Adults. Family. Families. China Grove.

Are You and Your Family Prepared for Hurricane Season?

Hurricanes are powerful tropical weather systems with clear circulation and winds of 74 miles per hour or higher. When hurricanes move onto land, they sweep the ocean inward. They can cause tornadoes. They make heavy rains and floods. Hurricanes are grouped into categories based on the wind speed. The stronger the wind speed, the higher the category. Most damage caused by hurricanes is from flooding, not the strong winds. North Carolinas coast is one of the nations areas most open to a direct hurricane strike because its coastline extends out. All areas of the state  from coastal and sound counties to the mountains  have been impacted by hurricanes in the past 20 years.
Heavy winds, tornadoes, strong thunderstorms, flooding, storm surge and landslides can all be caused by hurricanes causing tragic damage. The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to November 30 with the peak sea- son from mid-August to late October. Categories

" Tropical Depression - contains winds up to 39 miles per hour (mph).

" Tropical Storm - 39 - 73 mph winds

" Category 1  74 to 95 mph winds

" Category 2  96 to110 mph winds

" Category 3  111 to 130 mph winds

" Category 4  131 to 155 mph winds.

" Category 5  winds 156 mph or greater.

Before a Hurricane
To get ready for a hurricane:

" Build an emergency kit.

" Make a family communications plan.

" Know youre the routes you need to leave your home (evacuation routes). Locate your local emergency shelters.

" Closely watch/listen to the weather reports. Listening every hour as the storm nears.

" Put fuel in all vehicles and withdraw some cash from the bank. Gas stations and ATMs may be closed after a hurricane.

" If authorities ask you to leave, do so quickly.

" If you leave (evacuate), be alert to flooded or washed-out roads. Just a few inches of water can float a car. Think: Turn Around, Don't Drown.

" Keep a photo I.D. that shows your home address. You will need it when asking police if it is okay for you to re-enter your area or home.

" Secure your property.
- Bring inside all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down.

- Cover windows with permanent storm shutters or board up windows with 5/8 plywood, cut and ready to install. Tape does not stop windows from breaking.

- Put in straps or extra clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure. This will lower roof damage.

- Trim trees and shrubs around your home, so they are more wind resistant.

- Clear clogged rain gutters and downspouts.

- Reinforce garage doors. If wind enters a garage it can cause dangerous and expensive structural damage.

Know the terms:

" Hurricane Watch  hurricane conditions (sustained winds greater than 74 mph) are possible. Watches are usually issued 48 hours before the beginning of tropical-storm- force-winds.

" Hurricane Warning  hurricane conditions (sustained winds greater than 74 mph) are expected. Warnings are usually issued 36 hours before the beginning of tropical-storm- force-winds.

" Tropical Storm Warning  tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within 36 hours.
During a Hurricane If a hurricane is likely in your area, you should:

" Listen to the radio or television for information.

" Secure your home, close storm shutters and secure outdoor objects or bring them indoors.

" Turn off gas, water and power if you are told to do so. Otherwise, turn the refrigerator thermostat to its coldest setting and keep its doors closed.

" Turn off propane tanks.

" Try not to use the phone, except for serious emergencies.

" Moor your boat if time permits.

" Make sure you have a supply of water for sanitary purpose such as cleaning and flushing toilets. Fill the bathtub and other larger containers with water.

" Find out how to keep food safe during and after an emergency.

" Leave your home or area if you are:

- Told to do so by local police.

- In a mobile home or temporary structure. Such structures are particularly dangerous during high wind events no matter how well fastened to the ground.

- In a high-rise building because hurricane winds are stronger at higher levels.

- On the coast, in a floodplain, near a river or on an island waterway.

" If you are unable to leave, go to the safest room in your house.

- Stay indoors during the hurricane. Stay away from windows and glass doors.

- Close all interior doors  secure and brace external doors.

- Keep curtains and blinds closed.

- Do not be fooled if there is a lull; it could be the eye of the storm  winds will pick up again.

- Take shelter in a small interior room, closet or hallway on the lowest level.

- Lie on the floor under a table or another sturdy object.

After a Hurricane:

" Stay tuned to local radio, television or NOAA Weather Radio for the latest news.

" Stay alert for extra rainfall and following flooding even after the storm has ended.

" Drive only if needed. Stay away from flooded roads and washed-out bridges. Stay off the streets. If you must go out, look for fallen objects, downed electrical wires, and weakened bridges, roads and sidewalks.

" Keep away from loose or dangling power lines. Report them as quickly as you can to the power company.

" If you need to reach your family, use your family com- munications plan or contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS/1-800-733-2767 or visit the ARC Safe and Well site:

" If you cannot return home and need shelter, text SHELTER + your ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area (example: shelter 12345).

" Return home only when officials say it is safe.

" Walk carefully around the outside your home and check for loose power lines, gas leaks and structural damage before entering. Stay out of any building if you smell gas, if floodwaters remain around the building or your home was damaged by fire.

" Check your home for damage. Take pictures of dam- age, both of the building and its contents, for insurance purposes. If you have any doubts about safety, have your home check out by a trained building inspector or structural engineer before entering.

" Use battery-powered flashlights in the dark. Do NOT use candles. Note: The flashlight should be turned on outside before entering because the battery may make a spark that could cause leaking gas to catch on fire, if present.

" Many longer-term housing choices may be open to help those whose homes have been badly damaged or destroyed. Check this website or listen to local media after a hurricane to learn what choices may be open to you.

" Watch your pets closely and keep them under your direct control. Watch out for wild animals, especially poisonous snakes. Use a stick to poke through debris.

" Do not drink or make food with tap water until you are sure its not dirty.

" Check refrigerated food for spoilage. If in doubt, throw it out.

" Wear protective clothing and be cautious when cleaning up to not get hurt.

" Use the telephone only for emergency calls.

" NEVER use a generator inside homes, garages, crawl- spaces, sheds, or other enclosed areas, even when using fans or opening doors and windows for airing. Deadly levels of carbon monoxide can quickly build up in these areas and can stay around for hours, even after the generator has shut off.

Downtown Trick-or-Treating

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
China Grove, NC

Tail Waggin' Tutors

October 31, 2017, All Day @ Rowan Public Library
Children ages 7 to 9 can practice their reading skills in a relaxed "dog friendly" atmosphere. Canine listeners provided by Therapy Dogs International. Select Tuesdays at 4:00 pm at Headquarters-- Salisbury. Call 704-216-8234 for information. Select Mondays at 3:30 pm at East-- Rockwell. Call 704-216-7842 for information. Appointment only at South-- China Grove. Call 704-216-7728 for information.

Downtown Trick-or-Treating

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Classroom in the Corn Tour

Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Additional Dates:
Monday, September 25, 2017
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Patterson Farm
10390 Caldwell Rd
Mount Ulla, NC

Classroom in the Corn Tour Sept. 25  Nov. 3, 2017 Monday  Friday, by appointment $8.88 + tax ($9.50) per person Tour Includes: " Classroom in the Corn-Lesson on corn and mazes

" Navigate through the Corn Maze using any of our following games and activities: o Passports-Choose from 13 different topics that will appeal to all ages!

Watercolor Painting:

Intermediate and advanced students. Mondays 9:30am - 12:30pm September 11 - November 13. Instructor is Leslie Frontz. $36 fee to RCCC plus materials. Payment at time of registration, which ends September 8 or when full. Space is limited.

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center
1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue,
Salisbury, NC 28144-5658
phone: 704.216.7714

Randy's Antique and Yard Sale

Saturday, September 09, 2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Saturday, October 07, 2017
Sunday, October 08, 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Rowan County Fairgrounds
1560 Julian Road
Salisbury, NC
Contact Info: (704) 425-9838

On the Road, On the Water, Dont Drink and Drive Campaign

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, State High- way Patrol and Mothers Against Drunk Driving kicked off the seventh annual On the Road, On the Water, Dont Drink and Drive campaign with a news conference Thurs- day at Upper Barton Creek on Falls Lake. The multi- agency safety initiative works to reduce alcohol-related accidents on the states roadways and waterways, both of which see increased traffic during summer months. Ac- cording to statistics published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Coast Guard, North Car- olina ranks 10th nationally in boating fatalities.
No person should have to suffer the loss of a loved one as a result of impaired driving, said Maj. Todd Kennedy of the Wildlife Resources Commission. Every alcohol-re- lated death on our roadways and waterways is preventable. Whether on the road or on the water, if alcohol is going to be a part of your plans, have a designated driver.
Starting Memoral Day weekend, enforcement officers are conducting sobriety checkpoints and promoting public awareness to deter impaired operation of vehicles and ves- sels. Awareness and enforcement efforts are centered on four of the busiest summer weekends, including:

" June 30July 2, 2017
(Operation Dry Water)

" July 79, 2017

" September 24, 2017

In North Carolina, a driver or vessel operator with a blood- alcohol concentration that meets or exceeds .08, or is sub- stantially impaired by alcohol and/or drugs, is subject to arrest.
The campaign is coordinated by the Wildlife Resources Commission, State Highway Patrol and Forensic Tests for Alcohol, and supported by local police and sheriffs offices, along with participating non-governmental organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

For more information on boating safety and regulations visit or call 919-707-0031.

Salisbury and Rowan County Farmers' Market

9/9/2017 - 12/13/2017
Corner of S. Jackson and W. Fisher
Home to the best local produce in Rowan County, the Salisbury and Rowan County Farmers' Market has a wide variety of products from lettuce and asparagus in the spring, corn and tomatoes in the summer to pumpkins and squash in the fall. You expect fresh produce and fruits, but did you know they also have local meat, eggs, flowers, bread, and other baked goods? The market will be open from mid April to mid December on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the corner of S. Jackson and W. Fisher. You can find live music, kid activities and food demonstrations every week!

Cheerwine: Celebrating 100 Years
2/16/2017 - 12/31/2017

Rowan Museum Details:

Celebrate 100 years of Cheerwine while learning about the historic soda brand that started right here in Rowan County! The exhibit is open Friday - Sunday from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 704-633-5946

New Opportunities to Hunt on Sundays

A new law, "Outdoor Heritage Enhanced," will increase opportunities to hunt wild animals and upland game birds on private lands. The law also gives authority to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (Commission) and other public landowners to implement new options for Sunday hunting on public lands. Sunday hunting for migratory birds, including waterfowl, remains prohibited. On private lands:

" Hunters may hunt within 500 yards of a residence, potentially opening millions of acres of private land previously off-limits to Sunday hunters.

" Hunters may not hunt at any time on Sunday within 500 yards of a place of religious worship, nor hunt deer with the use of dogs.

" Shooting hours remain unchanged, meaning private lands may be hunted for wild animals and upland game birds with a firearm on Sunday prior to 9:30 a.m. and after 12:30 p.m.

" Controlled hunting preserves are not restricted between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. if they are licensed pursuant to G.S. 113.273(g).

On public lands:

" Public land managers, including the Commission, may authorize hunting on Sundays with a firearm on the public lands for which they have jurisdiction.

" If public land managers allow Sunday hunting on their lands, hunters remain prohibited from hunting with a firearm between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., from hunting deer with the use of dogs and from hunting within 500 yards of a place of religious worship.

" Sunday hunting on the Commission's game lands re- mains prohibited.

" The Commission will implement a collaborative and inclusive process with constituents to evaluate options and opportunities to open Sunday hunting with firearms on the approximately 500,000 acres of game lands owned by the Commission. The process will include consideration of all user-group perspectives.

" The Commission will work collaboratively with govern- mental, private and corporate partners to determine inter- est in allowing opportunities to hunt on Sundays with a firearm on the approximately 1.5 million acres of game lands owned by those partners. If these partners are willing to consider this option, then the Commission will follow the process described for Commission-owned game lands. Migratory birds:

" Hunting of migratory birds on Sundays remains prohibited.

" The new legislation gives the Commission the authority to lift the prohibition on migratory bird hunting after March 1, 2018.

" The law also mandates that a study be conducted by the Commission to consider the biological and resource management impacts, economic impacts, and social impacts associated with hunting migratory birds on Sundays. For information on the Outdoor Heritage Enhanced law, visit New Sunday Hunting Regulations at

Wine Tasting at Mean Mug Coffee


Mean Mug Coffee Shop:

Every second tuesday of each month at 7:00PM, Mean Mug Coffee offers you the opportunity to try some fabulous wines and take a few bottles of your favorites home to enjoy! RSVP is required; please email: