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High school football: Hornets easily handle unbeaten Thomasville, plus the local roundup

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Thomasville avoided the running-clock fate of Salisbury’s first three opponents, but the ... Read more | Add your comment

West looking like a post-season contender in 49-14 rout of Carson

By David Shaw CHINA GROVE — There’s no need to start printing playoff tickets, but the West Rowan ... Read more | Add your comment

North Rowan High student creates artwork for Community Care Clinic

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A North Rowan High School student gifted the Community Care Clinic a ... Read more | Add your comment

Volunteers needed as High Rock Lake to host fourth annual Clean Sweep event on Saturday

SALISBURY — The fourth annual High Rock Lake Clean Sweep will take place Saturday, and volunteers are still ... Read more | Add your comment

Crime

Defense witness gives tearful account of deadly shooting in Fishzilla murder trial

SALISBURY — During a tearful testimony on Friday afternoon, Andrea Dillard recounted the moment she thought her life was going to end. “I really thought ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ben Stansell.

Elections

Judges strike down state’s voter ID law

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina judges struck down the state’s latest photo voter identification law on Friday, agreeing with ... Read more | Add your comment

by News Service Report.

High School

High school football: Scores

Friday’s Scores Apex Middle Creek 20, Holly Springs 12 Asheville 54, North Davidson 0 Asheville Erwin 27, Enka 0 Avery County 58, Rosman 12 Bartlett ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, September 18, 2021 1:57 am

Racing

Chase Elliott, other Hendrick stars dodging playoff elimination at Bristol tonight

By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer A surprisingly strong start to the playoffs for Joe Gibbs Racing — two races, two wins and two ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Jury finds Robert Durst guilty of best friend’s murder

By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles jury convicted Robert Durst on Friday of murdering his best friend 20 years ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Jeffrey MacDonald ends release appeal from infamous 1970 slayings

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — A former Army doctor convicted for the infamous 1970 murders of his pregnant wife and two ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:00 am

Business

State unemployment rate falls to 4.3% in August

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s unemployment rate declined slightly in August, the state Commerce Department said on Friday while releasing data showing more people returning ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Outside experts back COVID-19 booster shots only for seniors, high-risk individuals

By MATTHEW PERRONE and LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

China Grove man jailed for possessing child pornography, assault, kidnapping

CHINA GROVE — A 50-year-old man faces a long list of criminal charges for possessing pictures and videos of child pornography, the China Grove Police ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, September 17, 2021 2:46 pm

Crime

Spencer man arrested for rape

SPENCER — Police say a Spencer man faces four counts of rape for incidents with a 13-year-old victim. Joshua Gregory Lawson, 20, was arrested by ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 17, 2021 11:47 am

Crime

Blotter: Boy served with juvenile justice petition for shooting

SALISBURY — Police say a juvenile will face charges in an accidental shooting on Maple Avenue that resulted in a teenager’s death. The boy, whose name ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, September 17, 2021 11:32 am

Kannapolis

Rugby coming to Kannapolis on Sept. 25

Staff report KANNAPOLIS — The Carolina Lighting Rugby League has partnered with some of the biggest names in the U.S. Rugby League to bring a ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:01 am

Sports

Panthers’ lineman Miller still feels effects of COVID-19

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE — Carolina Panthers offensive lineman John Miller spent last Sunday watching his team’s season opener against the New ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Racing

Chandler Smith races to first NASCAR Trucks Series victory

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Chandler Smith took advantage of a late restart Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway for his first NASCAR Trucks Series victory ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Education

RSS superintendent talks to Chamber of Commerce about renewal, state of public education

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools Superintendent Tony Watlington on Thursday was the featured speaker during the kickoff of this year’s Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s Power ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Braves, Rockies face schedule headache after postponement

By Charles Odum AP Sports Writer ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves have new incentive to take care of business in the National League East as ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Prosecution in Fishzilla murder case introduces more witness accounts, handgun used in shooting

SALISBURY — The prosecution on Thursday continued to build its case against Dedric Michelle Mason in an abbreviated trial day. Mason, 45, is facing charges ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Quotes of the week

“I don’t think you can make any decision that’s wrong when you put the student’s best interest at heart.” — Travis Billings, candidate seeking to ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

College

Football previews: NC State trying not to overlook Furman as No. 6 Clemson comes to town next

By Aaron Beard AP Sports Writer North Carolina State looked sharp in its opener only to fall flat in its marquee nonconference road game that ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Steven V. Roberts: The tyranny Of Trumpism

When President Biden announced vigorous new rules, designed to vastly increase the number of Americans inoculated against COVID-19, he warned the nation’s vaccine deniers: “We’ve ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school volleyball: West back on track after sweeping Carson

Staff report MOUNT ULLA — There’s no place like home, and West Rowan’s volleyball team got back on track in a sweep of rival Carson. ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Hopkins converts second chance field goal as Washington edges Giants

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Dustin Hopkins made a 43-yard field goal on an untimed down — after a penalty ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Local

GOP candidate, Lexington attorney Jim Snyder dead at 76

Associated Press LEXINGTON — A memorial service will be held today for Jim Snyder Jr., an attorney, author and conservative candidate for statewide office in ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Byron York: Is President Biden politicizing COVID?

Two leading House Republicans, Reps. Steve Scalise and James Comer, are asking the Food and Drug Administration for documents that might relate to GOP suspicions ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Nation/World

Judge says farm workers’ union law provision is unconstitutional

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — North Carolina’s only farm worker union is pleased despite mixed decisions so far from federal courts about ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Panthers hope for better results against Saints in post-Brees era

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE — The Carolina Panthers could never really figure out Drew Brees when he was playing quarterback for the ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Area Sports Briefs: South volleyball rolls

From staff reports South Rowan’s volleyball team stayed a game behind West Rowan in the South Piedmont Conference race by crushing Northwest Cabarrus 25-7, 25-1 ... Read more

by Post Sports, Thursday, September 16, 2021 11:30 pm