KRUQ & Salisbury, NC

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Mid-Carolina Regional Airport

The Mid-Carolina Regional Airport, which goes by the code KRUQ, is a public airport located approximately three miles southwest of downtown Salisbury, North Carolina. The general aviation airport covers about 400 acres and has one 5,500-foot asphalt runway. The airport is managed by the Rowan County government.

Salisbury, North Carolina

Salisbury is the county seat of Rowan County, and is part of the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city’s population is 35,540 according to the 2020 census, and is home to companies including supermarket chain Food Lion and soft drink manufacturer Cheerwine. Rack Room Shoes was founded in Salisbury, and the city is now home to a $55 million distribution center for the online pet-food retailer¬†Chewy.

Salisbury is the oldest continually populated colonial town in the western region of North Carolina. It is noted for its historic preservation, with five Local Historic Districts and ten National Register Historic Districts.

Salisbury is located midway between Charlotte and Greensboro, North Carolina, on Interstate 85. Amtrak’s Crescent and Carolinian and Piedmont trains connect Salisbury with the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham and New Orleans.