Rowan County Peace Poles

Peace Poles Unite Many in Rowan County

The symbol erected in parks throughout Rowan County is simple, its message clear and easy to understand no matter the language: May Peace Prevail On Earth.
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Arts & Culture

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Gardening Tips for Early Summer: June 2013

Horticulture expert Toby Bost offers his gardening tips for early summer.
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Organic Gardening and Pest Control

Here are seven ways organic gardeners can manage pests without using chemicals.
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How to Prevent Bagworms

Bagworm eggs hatch near the end of May or the first week in June. Find out how to prevent bagworms from destroying your landscape.
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Our State 80th Anniversary

Celebrating Our State’s 80th Anniversary

Our State magazine celebrates its 80th anniversary this June. We look pretty good for our age, don’t we?
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Our 10 Favorite Stories

In celebration of our 80th anniversary, we list our favorite ten stories that you shouldn’t miss.
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Celebrating 80 Years: Pages Past

See inside some of the earliest pages of Our State in this special 80th anniversary photo gallery.
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Celebrating 80 Years: A Cover Gallery

View a gallery of Our State covers through the years.
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Music for All: The Can Joe Man

Herschel Brown constructs buildings and delivers quality — and now he also builds one-string instruments and delivers happiness.

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Crab Pot Creation

With a name like Nick, this Down East businessman may have been destined to invent a new kind of Christmas tree.
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Music from Rayna Gellert

Listen to a few tracks from Swannanoa-based fiddler and singer-songwriter Rayna Gellert’s newest album.
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