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Big on the Pig: Best BBQ Restaurants in Rowan County


Lucas Safrit , Writer
April 28, 2015

Rivalries are everywhere. Yankees vs. Red Sox, Pepsi vs. Coca-Cola, Duke vs. Carolina vs. NC State, etc. However, in this region of North Carolina, barbecue is the hot topic for competition. Numerous BBQ joints dot the landscape around the area, primarily in Rowan and Davidson Counties. The main type... Read more »

Life Hacks That Help


Lucas Safrit , Writer
April 16, 2015

Surprisingly enough, there are many different ways that you can do things that will make your life much easier. As a college kid, this may be great news for someone who is wanting to be efficient and crafty with the resources provided to them. These tips are commonly referred to as “life hacks”,... Read more »

Rail Upgrades Beneficial Despite Road Closings


Lucas Safrit , Writer
April 16, 2015

Recently travelers, such as Catawba commuters, may have noticed a slight change in traffic patterns around US Highway 29 between Salisbury and China Grove. Most of the work is centered closely around the railroad tracks which parallel the highway. The changes are a part of a program designed to improve... Read more »

Best Things to Do in NC During the Summer


Kiersten Nichols, Writer/Photographer
April 14, 2015

Will you be in North Carolina for the summer but don’t know what there is to do? Well do not despair because North Carolina actually has a lot to offer.  With beaches, mountains, and flat land, there are many different types of activities to take part in during the North Carolina summer. One of... Read more »

Mipso Returns to Salisbury: Live at Lee Street Theatre on March 14

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Darby Reedy, Editor
March 9, 2015

After traveling around the country for their winter tour, Mipso is returning to their roots for some of the final shows on their current tour. Made up of North Carolinians Jacob Sharp, Wood Robinson, Joseph Terrell, and Libby Rodenbough, Mipso will be making stops in Charlotte, Salisbury, and Wilmington,... Read more »

From Where the Bell Tolls: Catawba’s Railroad Bell


Lucas Safrit, Writer
February 19, 2015

Have you ever wondered where the bell in the middle of Catawba’s campus came from? If you look closely, you will notice the words “Donated by Southern Railway” written on the front. Like most everything else, this bell has a story. A story about one community contributor assisting another.... Read more »

Single on V-Day? That’s Okay!


Samuel Reeder, Writer
February 11, 2015

It is that time of the year again where Valentine’s Day comes upon us. And it can be a day filled with love and affection for your significant other. But if you are like a lot of people on Valentine’s Day, you find yourself alone and without a date. For those of you who are single, here are some... Read more »

Catawba College’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Nine Ladies Dancing

Courtney Briscoe, Writer
December 3, 2014

As usual, Catawba College’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony created an atmosphere of unity and cheer among students, faculty, and their families this year. On Monday, November 24 around 5:00 in the evening, the Student Center was filled with smiling faces as people gathered around the stage... Read more »

Election Night Recap: GOP Wins Big


Lucas Safrit, Political Analyst
November 17, 2014

The results of election night two weeks ago gave way for a dynamic change in Washington Politics, where the Republican Party was successful in obtaining 8 open seats to take control of the United States Senate. Along with increasing their majority in the House of Representatives, the GOP now completely... Read more »

A Place at the Table Event

food table

Hannah Davis, Writer
October 31, 2014

On Tuesday October the 8th the Center for the Environment hosted a movie and food tasting event. Bread Riot and Food for Thought put on the event. Bread Riot is a local educational nonprofit organization here in Salisbury. Their main goal is to try and educate people on the importance of buying food... Read more »