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Rowan Board of Elections criticized for debating replacement of poll supervisor

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Local residents criticized the Rowan County Board of Elections Tuesday for publicly ... Read more | Add your comment

High school girls golf: Mustangs win regional, advance to state

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MAIDEN — There are all kinds of 86s. East Rowan senior Emma Callahan shot ... Read more | Add your comment

Public safety, city manager, economy: Mayoral candidates Alexander, Heggins discuss city’s biggest issues

SALISBURY — While Mayor Karen Alexander has campaigned on her ability to obtain resources in her work with ... Read more | Add your comment

Young entrepreneur raises $1,000 for Rowan County United Way with lemonade stand

SALISBURY — A young entrepreneur spent Saturday selling lemonade for a good cause. Wearing a bright yellow ribbon ... Read more | Add your comment

Business

NC Small Business Administration official talks to Rowan Chamber about pandemic help

SALISBURY — With the country’s small businesses reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Aregnaz Mooradian says the U.S. Small Businesses Administration has been ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ben Stansell.

Local

Spencer aldermen, mayor candidates talk town’s future

SPENCER — The town’s aldermen and mayor for the next two years shared some of their thoughts on the town and their priorities during virtual ... Read more | Add your comment

by Carl Blankenship.

Sports

Astros awaken for 7 in 9th, beat Boston 9-2 to tie ALCS 2-2

By Jimmy Golen AP Sports Writer BOSTON — Jose Altuve hit a tying home run in the eighth inning and the Houston offense awakened with ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:58 am

Local

Firms hoping to lead Salisbury manager search will make pitches to council members Friday

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — City Council members will have a public meeting Friday morning to hear presentations from two firms interested in assisting ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:00 am

High School

Area Sports: Cross country titles for Webb, Julian, South boys

From staff reports In Tuesday’s South Piedmont Conference Cross Country Championships held at Frank Liske Park in Concord, South Rowan’s boys took the team championship. ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:00 am

Education

$2.24 million grant will major boost to Livingstone College STEM programs

SALISBURY — Livingstone College has received $2.24 million from the National Science Foundation, the largest grant in the school’s history. The grant will fund a ... Read more

by Post Education, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Bellinger, Betts rally Dodgers, cut Braves’ NLCS lead to 2-1

By Beth Harris AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES — Cody Bellinger keeps erasing a forgettable regular season, with his latest big swing putting the Los ... Read more

by News Service Report, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11:55 pm

Sports

No. 14 Coastal Carolina eager to shine in national spotlight

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer BOONE — While Coastal Carolina is unbeaten and ranked 14th in the nation, head coach Jamey Chadwell knows there ... Read more

by News Service Report, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11:55 pm

Nation/World

Biden focuses on climate, families in trimmed $2T plan

By Lisa Mascaro, Alan Fram and Matthew Daly Associated Press WASHINGTON — Scaling down his “build back better” plans, President Joe Biden has described a ... Read more

by News Service Report, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11:55 pm

Crime

Salisbury man arrested for running from deputies in smoke shop, tossing gun under table

SALISBURY — Rowan County Sheriff deputies on Monday charged a Salisbury man with a felony gun crime after attempting to serve a warrant connected to ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:24 pm

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man charged with indecent liberties, first degree sex offense

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday charged a Salisbury man with felony sex offenses in connection to a July incident. Jonathan Ray ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:29 pm

College

College golf: Lyerly wins Wolfpack Intercollegiate

  Staff report RALEIGH — UNC Greensboro golfer Nick Lyerly (East Rowan) won the Wolfpack Intercollegiate at the Lonnie Poole Course on Sunday. The key ... Read more

by Post Sports, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 2:17 am

News

Council to discuss potential changes to Downtown Revitalization Incentive grant program

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com  SALISBURY — Council members today will discuss proposed changes to the city’s Downtown Revitalization Incentive grant program, which has helped infuse ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Election 2021: Bowman challenging Taylor in Rockwell mayor’s race

ROCKWELL — In the town’s mayoral race, voters will have a choice between a candidate going for 22 years in the position and a 14-year ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:10 am

Elections

Political Notebook: Rowan Democratic Party makes endorsements for municipal races

The Rowan County Democratic Party has endorsed registered Democrats on the ballot for this year’s municipal elections, which are nonpartisan. Early voting is underway in ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Spencer looking for big impact from new storefront grants

SPENCER — Spencer has $35,000 on hand to help local businesses take their store fronts to the next level, and it is looking for good ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:00 am

Granite Quarry

Election 2021: Granite Quarry’s new mayor will be a veteran or a newcomer

GRANITE QUARRY — A fresh face and an old standby are on the ballot for Granite Quarry’s mayor job this year. Incumbent Mayor Bill Feather ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:00 am

Ask Us

Ask Us: If I received my vaccine in another county, is it recorded in Rowan?

Editor’s note: Ask Us is a weekly feature published online Mondays and in print on Tuesdays. We’ll seek to answer your questions about items or trends ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:00 am

News

Election 2021: Candidates in East Spencer hoping to continue moving town forward

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER — Candidates seeking election in East Spencer say they want to be part of leading a town that’s “on ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Smith is man of high character, integrity

Anthony Smith is a great choice for City Council. I’ve had numerous opportunities to observe his passion and commitment to Salisbury and have always found ... Read more

by Post Letters, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:00 am

Letters

Letters: Vote for Heggins in mayor’s race, Smith and Sheffield for council

It is my opinion that people who want to be government leaders and decision makers do so for two main reasons.  It is either for ... Read more

by Post Letters, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:00 am

News

Election 2021: Candidates detail their visions, goals if elected to Salisbury City Council

SALISBURY — While most candidates seeking Salisbury City Council agree that hiring a city manager, combating crime and further development are major priorities for the ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:00 am

Cleveland

Election 2021: Four candidates competing for three seats in town of Cleveland

CLEVELAND — In the 2021 town commissioners race, four candidates, all with experience in elected office, are seeking three seats. Incumbents Bryan Little, Gerald Osborne ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:00 am

Local

County hopes software will streamline foster home licensing process

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Monday gave the Department of Social Services unanimous approval to contract with foster home licensing software ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school softball: West’s Kennerly commits to App State

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOUNT ULLA — North Buncombe senior pitcher Karlyn Pickens is a University of Tennessee commit who faced 253 batters in the ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Smith is big picture thinker, courageous leader

My name is Bailey Wingler and I have been a Salisbury resident for 13 years. I moved here from Charlotte to buy my first home ... Read more

by Post Letters, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Sheffield does her homework, studies city’s problems

The recent news article about the City Council candidate forum hosted by Rowan Concerned Citizens was an excellent opportunity to see which candidates do their ... Read more

by Post Letters, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:00 am