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High school basketball: Carson girls headed to state championship game

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE — Carson’s girls basketball team was super offensively for a half and ... Read more | Add your comment

Salisbury Police chief addresses K-9 video, says officer separated from animal

SALISBURY — Police Chief Jerry Stokes on Tuesday delivered a brief statement about an incident involving a K-9 ... Read more | Add your comment

City approves DOT agreement, Salisbury Station project could begin next year

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Construction for a second platform at the Salisbury Station on Depot Street ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19 vaccinations in Rowan top positives since start of pandemic

SALISBURY — The number of Rowan County residents who have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination ... Read more | Add your comment

Coronavirus

Three deaths, 29 new COVID-19 positives reported

SALISBURY — Three new deaths and 29 COVID-19 positives were reported in Rowan County on Wednesday. The death brings the total to 286 since the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Josh Bergeron.

Local

Salisbury City Council hears public comments, receives presentation on Main Street reconfiguration

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Though a formal vote won’t be taken until March 16, Salisbury City Council members say the revised Downtown Main ... Read more | Add your comment

by Natalie Anderson.

Crime

In letter, PETA criticizes Salisbury Police for K-9 video

SALISBURY – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, an animal rights organization, sent a critical letter to Salisbury Police Chief Jerry Stokes in response ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:50 pm

Crime

Blotter: Bullet holes found in woman’s Park Avenue apartment

SALISBURY —  A woman’s residence in the 500 block of Park Avenue was riddled with bullet holes late Monday night. Salisbury Police said officers found ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:23 pm

Crime

Man faces assault charges for domestic incident

SALISBURY — A 59-year-old man faces assault charges after a domestic incident on Monday that turned violent. James Glenn Honeycutt II of Salisbury was charged ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:58 am

High School

Photo gallery: Carson girls win West Regional, headed to state championship

Carson High School’s girls basketball team won the 3A West Regional final against Hickory on Wednesday by a score of 62-45. They’ll play Asheboro for ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:23 am

College

No. 3 Wolfpack headline ACC women’s tournament

By Aaron Beard AP Basketball Writer Third-ranked North Carolina State is the reigning Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament champion, the league’s highest-ranked women’s team and winner ... Read more

by Post Sports, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Aho scores 2 goals to lead Hurricanes over Predators 4-2

By JIM DIAMOND Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sebastian Aho scored twice to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 4-2 victory over the Nashville ... Read more

by Post Sports, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Gary Pearce: What’s Gov. Roy Cooper’s secret?

By Gary Pearce A national reporter recently wrote a flattering article about Governor Roy Cooper, but seemed flummoxed by Cooper’s political success. In “What Does ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Commissioners set date for public hearing on potential solar energy system rule changes

SALISBURY — A date has been set for a public hearing about changes to the county’s rules for solar energy systems. The Rowan County Board ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Racing

Michael McDowell takes racing hot streak into Las Vegas

By Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer CHARLOTTE (AP) — Michael McDowell was rolling along at Homestead-Miami Speedway when he saw another driver signal for ... Read more

by Post Sports, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Health

Two of Rep. Sasser’s bills successfully pass through Health Committee

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A bill that would commemorate childhood cancer each September and one that allows North Carolinians to maintain organ donation ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Freddie Freeman has new ‘twins with a twist’

By Charles Odum AP Sports Writer Freddie Freeman found a way to top the double honors of winning the NL MVP and Hank Aaron Award. ... Read more

by Post Sports, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Editorials

Editorial: More answers needed about K-9 video

The public is owed more answers about a training incident involving a police department K-9. A video that appeared to be filmed with a smartphone ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Rep. Warren’s measure to allow removal of public notices from newspapers put on back burner

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A bill that would give 14 counties the option to publish public notices on county websites rather than in ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

China Grove

China Grove Town Council weighs future of previously rejected housing development

CHINA GROVE — The China Grove Town Council on Tuesday night discussed the future of a previously rejected housing development. The discussion was initiated by ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

College

Georgia Tech ends 14-game losing skid against Duke with overtime victory

ATLANTA (AP) — Moses Wright scored 29 points and grabbed two of his 14 rebounds in the final 35 seconds, and Georgia Tech snapped a ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Man charged with felony drug offenses

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office on Monday charged a man after he allegedly possessed drugs during a traffic stop. Kennith Lamar Dunlap, 29, ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Dallas Woodhouse: Two key senate Democrats cave to keep schools closed

By Dallas Woodhouse North Carolina Senate Republicans failed to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 37, which would have forced local school districts ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Nation/World

California crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV

By Elliot Spagat Associated Press HOLTVILLE, Calif.  — An SUV packed with 25 people pulled in front of an oncoming tractor-trailer on a two-lane highway ... Read more

by News Service Report, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:51 pm

Nation/World

Biden vows enough vaccines by end of May

By Zeke Miller, Linda A. Johnson and Jonathan Lemire Associated Press WASHINGTON  — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the U.S. expects to take delivery ... Read more

by News Service Report, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:50 pm

High School

High school soccer: Salisbury battles to 3-all tie with league leader

  Staff report WALLBURG — Salisbury and  Central Carolina Conference-leading Ledford battled to a thrilling 3-3 draw on Tuesday night. Salisbury jumped on the board ... Read more

by Post Sports, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:39 pm

College

Hoops roundup: Pitt snaps five-game skid at Wake’s expense

Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Nike Sibande had 23 points, nine rebounds and four assists, Justin Champagnie added 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Pittsburgh beat ... Read more

by Post Sports, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:45 pm

Coronavirus

State to vaccinate medically vulnerable starting March 24

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday the state will more quickly open up COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to those who are frontline ... Read more

by News Service Report, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:56 pm

Coronavirus

One new death, 20 new COVID-19 positives reported in Rowan

SALISBURY — One new death and 20 COVID-19 positives were reported in Rowan County on Tuesday. The death brings the total to 283 since the ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:23 pm

Kannapolis

Kannapolis man dies in moped crash

KANNAPOLIS — A 47-year-old man died Monday after his moped crashed into a parked vehicle on Franklin Avenue. Chadrick Solon Cochran, a Kannapolis resident, was ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 3:16 pm

Local

Rowan Rescue Squad sets record straight on fundraising typo

SALISBURY — Allen Carlyle is trying to find the humor in an unfortunate typo. The Rowan County Rescue Squad sent out a letter last month ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10:27 am