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Requests for absentee ballots top 9,000 in Rowan

Thousands of Rowan County voters have requested an absentee by mail ballot and a portion have already cast ... Read more | Add your comment

Exhibit about Jim Crow-era travel on display at NC Transportation Museum

A new exhibit about the Jim Crow era of legal segregation will be on display at the N.C. ... Read more | Add your comment

Locals to be inducted into NC Military Veterans Hall of Fame

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — This year’s N.C. Military Veterans Hall of Fame Class of 2020 has ... Read more | Add your comment

Fall fun, with a twist: Patterson Farm adjusts to guidelines, offers new version of traditional events

MT. ULLA — Being the director of fun has never been so complicated. Michelle Patterson, the “director of ... Read more | Add your comment

Coronavirus

County health officials report four new COVID-19 deaths

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County health officials on Thursday reported four additional COVID-19 deaths, including three from two local nursing homes. One death ... Read more | Add your comment

by Natalie Anderson.

Elections

Trump promotes health care ‘vision’ at stop in Charlotte but gaps remain

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JILL COLVIN Associated Press CHARLOTTE (AP) — More than three-and-a-half years into his presidency and 40 days from an election, President ... Read more | Add your comment

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Sports

Rookie at QB for Chargers as Panthers come to town

By Joe Reedy AP Sports Writer INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Justin Herbert has had an entire week instead of just a couple minutes to prepare for ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:00 am

College

No. 20 Hokies shorthanded for opener against Wolfpack

By Hank Kurz Jr. AP Sports Writer Virginia Tech finally begins a season of high expectations as the No. 20 Hokies face North Carolina State ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Spencer approves supplemental USDA loan for Park Plaza project

SPENCER – Another $256,489 is expected to be funneled to Spencer’s Park Plaza project after the town board of aldermen on Thursday approved pursuing a ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:00 am

College

Winless Blue Devils hoping to turn it around against Virginia

By Hank Kurz Jr. AP Sports Writer Virginia is finally set to open its season after three scheduled openers were scrapped because of the coronavirus ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:00 am

Business

11 locals will make up Empire Redevelopment Task Force

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A group of 11 community members will serve on the Empire Redevelopment Task Force, and Downtown Salisbury, Inc., has ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:00 am

Local

New finance director excited to prove himself, continue on path set by predecessor

SALISBURY — To describe his situation, Jim Howden on Thursday relied on a football metaphor featuring one of the game’s greatest coaches. “When you lose ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

Lakers beat Nuggets to take 3-1 lead in West finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers are a victory away from returning to the NBA Finals — and only another comeback ... Read more

by News Service Report, Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:57 pm

Sports

Fitzpatrick leads Dolphins to victory over Jaguars

By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Different team, familiar result for Ryan Fitzpatrick against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Fitzpatrick accounted for ... Read more

by News Service Report, Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:44 pm

Sports

Catawba grad Ray Daniels finds a new challenge: horse racing

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com LEXINGTON, Ky. —  When Curtis Walker first came to Catawba in 1988, he wasn’t a polished product. Now the head coach ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:07 pm

Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with stealing mom’s dog

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A local woman is accused of stealing her mother’s dog after staying with her mother for some time. Salisbury ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:28 pm

Business

Rowan County hires Howden as new finance director

SALISBURY — Days after Rowan County announced it was losing longtime Finance Director Leslie Heidrick to retirement after 23 years, her replacement has been named. ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:18 pm

Elections

GOP elections board members resign over absentee settlement

RALEIGH (AP) — The two Republican members of North Carolina’s state elections board have resigned after signing off on a settlement to help voters fix ... Read more

by News Service Report, Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:16 am

Crime

Drive-by shooting injures 24-year-old Salisbury man

SALISBURY — A 24-year-old Salisbury man was shot in the knee during an early morning drive-by shooting outside a Salisbury home. Salisbury police spokesman Lt. ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:01 am

Crime

Highway Patrol: Vehicle fled after striking, killing pedestrian on Camp Road

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The N.C. State Highway Patrol is looking for a vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian walking near Camp ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:12 am

Nation/World

Sayers, Piccolo friendship lives on in ‘Brian’s Song’

Associated Press When Chicago Bears teammates Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo became roommates in 1967, the first time NFL players of different colors shared accommodations ... Read more

by News Service Report, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

Motivated Davis ready for his chance while Panthers’ All-Pro McCaffrey is out

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE (AP) — There were days when running back Mike Davis wanted to quit the NFL, frustrated over his ... Read more

by News Service Report, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00 am

College

College basketball: Downs hopes to be a factor for Catawba

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Catawba College sophomore Janiya Downs is confident again and healthy again. Now the South Rowan graduate is eager to ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Partners in learning passes last year’s special needs fashion show fundraiser with all-virtual event

SALISBURY – Partners In Learning hosted its fourth annual “Just As I Am” Special Needs Fashion Show virtually on Sept. 8. The virtual event did ... Read more

by Post Education, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Sharon Randall: Celebrating with stories, true or not

By Sharon Randall Birthdays should be celebrated with somebody who loves you, even if the “somebody” refuses to spend five hours on a plane breathing ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Shoutouts

Cody Thomas, of Kannapolis, has been need to Georgia Southern University’s spring 2020 Dean’s List. Read more

by Post Education, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00 am

Elections

Former history teacher to use ‘working knowledge of the issues’ in state House race

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Democrat and former history teacher Keith Townsend hopes to use his “working knowledge of the issues” to prioritize education-related ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Stephen De May: Help available for customers who need utility assistance

By Stephen De May In the early days of the pandemic, Duke Energy took swift action to help customers knowing the financial burdens that would ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00 am

Business

Chamber adds more than 50 new businesses during Total Resource Campaign

SALISBURY — In early August, members of the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce gathered around their computer cameras for yet another Zoom meeting. For this ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00 am

Education

School board candidates for Salisbury seat split on consolidation

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education incumbent Alisha Byrd-Clark and challenger Jonathan Barbee have different opinions on school consolidation. Byrd-Clark, ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Virtually no internet: Rural NC families struggle with online access for school-age children

By Casey Morris Story courtesy of Carolina Public Press When school started in Beaufort County in August, Chocowinity resident Dana Heath Darden’s sons signed onto remote ... Read more

by News Service Report, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00 am