Just in time for your Monday morning coffee break, a brief review of last week’s local and regional news from the Tar Heel State. Rowan and Cabarrus counties are investing in their manufacturing workforce. . .New offshore energy installations may be headed to our state. . .Edenton is recognized as one of the nation’s best small towns. . .North Carolina’s ports are headed toward record growth in volume. . .Newcomers are helping bolster population growth in Asheville.