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‘I can’t breathe’: More than 100 protesters participate in downtown ‘lie-in’

SALISBURY — For ongoing protests to make a lasting change, advocacy needs to be unrelenting, says Paola Bustamante. ... Read more | Add your comment

Windows send a message: Fish Bowl writes names of police brutality victims on storefront

SALISBURY — On May 25, days after George Floyd died with a Minneapolis police officer’s knee pressed into ... Read more | Add your comment

‘Message of unity’: Protesters dress in ‘Sunday best’ to honor George Floyd

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A youth-led group of protesters dressed in their “Sunday best” and gathered ... Read more | Add your comment

Wallace Cancer Institute gets new linear accelerator

SALISBURY — If you were getting treated for cancer with radiation 20 or 30 years ago, the radiation ... Read more | Add your comment

Coronavirus

New zip code in county sees COVID-19 cases with more than 300 new tests reported

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — After 18 individuals tested positive for COVID-19 Friday and Saturday, the county’s total count is now up to 734. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Natalie Anderson.

Nation/World

Michael Jordan giving $100 million for racial equality, justice

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand are giving $100 million to organizations dedicated to promoting racial equality and social justice. In ... Read more | Add your comment

by News Service Report.

Sports

Summer baseball: Rowan County Seniors NC3 schedule

2020 Rowan County NC 3 American League Baseball Seniors Home games at Newman Park June 20 Fuquay-Varina, 6 p.m. June 21 at Lexington-Davidson, 7 p.m. ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, June 6, 2020 9:41 pm

Columnists

Greg Edds: Recommit to respect, common decency in Rowan County

By Greg Edds Last week we all watched in disbelief as a Minneapolis police officer callously took the life of Minnesota resident George Floyd. Our ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Saturday, June 6, 2020 2:34 pm

Crime

Janitor shot at Bendix Drive hotel

SALISBURY — A janitor at Days Inn in Salisbury was shot in the leg Saturday morning during an incident at the hotel. A news release ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, June 6, 2020 1:29 pm

Crime

Eight shootings in three days: Kannapolis Police ask for public’s help

KANNAPOLIS — Police are asking for the public’s help after eight shootings in or around the city limits and in three days without identified suspects ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, June 6, 2020 12:17 am

Crime

Blotter: June 6

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com In Salisbury Police Department reports • A woman reported Thursday someone attempted to break into her home in the 600 block ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Saturday, June 6, 2020 12:00 am

Nation/World

Demonstrators vow to sustain momentum until change happens

By BEN FOX, COREY WILLIAMS and JEFF AMY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters stirred by the death of George Floyd vowed Friday to turn ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, June 6, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Gov. Cooper vetoes bill to let N.C. bars serve patrons again

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday vetoed legislation that would have let North Carolina standalone bars ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, June 6, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Missing Salisbury teen found in Atlanta with registered sex offender

SALISBURY — A Salisbury teen reported missing in early May was found this week in Georgia with a registered sex offender. Jasmine Brooks, 16, was ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Friday, June 5, 2020 1:05 pm

Crime

Man charged with damaging Salisbury Post window arrested, charged

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A man accused of throwing a rock through a Salisbury Post window and inciting a riot has been arrested. ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Friday, June 5, 2020 12:08 pm

Columnists

Charles Jeter: Still a Republican, no longer believe in president

By Charles Jeter Gone, baby, gone. Did Trump lose me or did I lose Trump? It’s almost a Dickensian question of conscience in today’s political ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, June 5, 2020 12:00 am

China Grove

Blotter: China Grove man arrested on breaking and entering, felony drug charges

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A China Grove man was arrested on Tuesday for breaking and entering and multiple drug charges, according to the ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Friday, June 5, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Cal Thomas: Unusual conversation between radio hosts

By Cal Thomas Which of the following would you consider the most unusual and least likely to occur? 1) President Trump calls Speaker Nancy Pelosi ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, June 5, 2020 12:00 am

Local

China Grove cancels Farmers Day because of COVID-19

CHINA GROVE — The hottest day of the year is canceled because of COVID-19. The town of China Grove this week announced the annual Farmers ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, June 5, 2020 12:00 am

Editorials

Editorial: Continue to follow health guidelines on coronavirus

There are members of the crowd of people who were suspicious of COVID-19-induced shutdowns at the start who are now asking about how large gatherings ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, June 5, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

Sports briefs: Former West basketball player killed in accident

From staff reports Former West Rowan basketball player Wesley Turner was killed in a vehicle accident earlier this week. He was 32. Born on Feb. ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, June 5, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

One additional new COVID-19 case in veterans home; average age of positive cases drops

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — One veteran from the N.C. State Veterans Home was among the 13 new COVID-19 cases in the county Thursday, ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:52 pm

Coronavirus

Legislators aim to reopen gyms over governor’s order

RALEIGH (AP) — Gyms and fitness centers would get relief from North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 executive order that keeps them closed in a ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 4, 2020 4:16 pm

Local

SPD: Officers weren’t ordered to protect ‘Fame’

The Salisbury Police Department says there was no order given to protect “Fame” during protests. With images and videos circulating of officers in riot gear ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:35 pm

Columnists

Lynn Moody: We are strong together

By Lynn Moody Recent events have brought to light the intolerance that sadly continues to exist in our country.  The Rowan-Salisbury School System remains strong ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:55 am

Coronavirus

City Council looks at specific options for continuing transit service

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The City Council on Tuesday received several options for using federal funds to continue transit service to Spencer and ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:10 am

Editorials

Editorial: Salisbury Police make the right call

Salisbury Police made the right call Wednesday by seeking equal justice in an incident that has altered the course of protests in Salisbury. First on ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Livingstone secures second $500,000 grant for its historic Andrew Carnegie Library

SALISBURY – Livingstone College has been awarded a total $1 million to rehabilitate the historic Andrew Carnegie Library, including a recent second grant of $500,000. ... Read more

by Post Education, Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Walmart should open more registers

With all the restrictions in place due to the virus, it is about time to do something about Walmart. They usually only have a small ... Read more

by Post Letters, Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Shoutouts

Abigail Robinette, of Salisbury, was named to the Dean’s List at Belmont University. Sierra Davis, of Salisbury, was named to the President’s list at the ... Read more

by Post Education, Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Catawba College plans for students to return to campus in August

SALISBURY – Catawba College announced plans Tuesday to bring students back to campus for the fall semester in mid-August, with the end of in-person classes ... Read more

by Post Education, Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:00 am