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BlockWork returns for 10th year of beautification

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Dirt, paint, lumber and ice cream were being doled out in equal ... Read more | Add your comment

Big Chili Cook Off changes format, sells 250 tickets

SALISBURY — Waterworks Visual Arts Center had to make some changes to its annual chili festival this year, ... Read more | Add your comment

Rowan County bridge dedicated to local police officer who made ultimate sacrifice

SALISBURY — Lunda Eller has one request for people when they drive over the overpass formerly known as ... Read more | Add your comment

Spicing things up: Mise En Place food truck finds success serving Indian fare

SALISBURY — Greg Shields did not miss the traffic that came with living near the sprawling metropolis of ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Ordinance change needed to address night train noise in Salisbury

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Chris Borre says he’s a sound sleeper, but these days he shocked awake by banging noises he can hear ... Read more | Add your comment

by Carl Blankenship.

Elections

Election 2020: Heggins, Warren talk racial injustice, economy

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While Salisbury Mayor Pro Tem Al Heggins says elected officials should undergo training to better understand systemic racism, Rep. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Natalie Anderson.

Sports

MLB: Rays rally to even World Series; Seager, Turner get 4 hits each for L.A.

Brett Phillips By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Baseball Writer ARLINGTON, Texas — Brett Phillips squatted on the field crying, and Randy Arozarena was on the ground ... Read more

by Post Sports, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:54 am

Editorials

Darts and Laurels: Parade plans perfect for year of COVID-19

Laurel to the ingenuity of Hen Henderlite and Shari Graham, who are working to ensure the city’s Christmas parade won’t go the same way as ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:43 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Public square extends to digital world, too

Would you shout it on the Square in downtown Salisbury? The popularity of social media and that it allows people to create their own echo ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:02 am

Columnists

Nalini Joseph: Preparing children for COVID-positive parent

By Nalini Joseph What happens when a parent is diagnosed with COVID-19?  How does life change for their child; how do daily routines change? How ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:01 am

Lifestyle

Deadline for the 2020 4-H Fall Plant Sale is Thursday

By Michael Fine N.C. Cooperative Extension Fall is an excellent time of year to establish fruit bearing perennials to enjoy for years to come. In ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Cunningham committed to fighting for progress

As a first time voter, I recognize how important the North Carolina Senate race is. Those elected this year will be in charge of guiding ... Read more

by Post Letters, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Toi Degree column: Halloween celebration guidelines

With the convergence of a full moon, a blue moon, daylight savings time and Saturday celebrations — plus the unprecedented events of this year — ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Kiwanis Club names five recipients of Centennial Awards

SALISBURY — This year hasn’t quite been the centennial the Kiwanis Club of Salisbury hoped for, but its members got back to business Friday when ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Ester Marsh column: Are you in need of a slight push?

Are you in need of a slight push to get moving? Getting out of a habit makes it so much harder to get back into ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Camp Barnhardt to host drive-in movie, trick-or-treat

Camp Barnhardt will host a drive-thru trick-or-treat event and a movie on Friday. Starting at 6 p.m., people can visit the camp, which will have ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am

News

Dental deserts: Lack of adequate oral health care across North Carolina

Christian Green Carolina Public Press The COVID-19 pandemic changed processes and protocols in the medical profession as exposure risk became a top priority for front-line ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Livingstone should be commended

My name is Trina Coleman, and my son attends Livingstone College. I wanted to write this letter to express my overwhelming gratitude for their response ... Read more

by Post Letters, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

Baseball: Owen White back on the mound

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SURPRISE, Ariz. — Owen White watches workout colleague Corey Seager bash baseballs in the World Series, and Seager’s success reinforces his ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Church foundation distributes record amount of money

First United Church of Christ Foundation distributed a record amount of money this year.  Due to a generous contribution, the foundation has doubled in size. ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Cal Thomas: Public deserves answers about Biden family’s deals

By Cal Thomas Can Joe Biden be trusted? It was President Richard Nixon who said in the midst of the enveloping Watergate scandal: “People have ... Read more

by Cal Thomas, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am

Faith

Faith briefs: Oct. 25

Bluegrass worship service Trading Ford Baptist Church will be hosting a bluegrass worship service on Friday at p.m. Special guests for the evening will be ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Echoes of smoking in opposition to masks

“This is America. I have a right to choose for myself. If you don’t feel safe around me, you can just stay home.” I’ve seen ... Read more

by Post Letters, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am

Faith

My COVID journey — Part 5: In spite of me

By Ann Farabee Day 11.  Charles tested for COVID. Day 12.  Results were positive. Another 10-day isolation began. Our 14-day quarantine was extended to 21 ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am

Farm & Garden

Darrell Blackwelder column: October chores

As our outdoor temperatures fluctuate, homeowners are considering landscape and other outdoor maintenance chores. There are a number of chores home gardeners must do before ... Read more

by Darrell Blackwelder, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am

Faith

Doug Creamer column: Obedience

By Doug Creamer My pastor was traveling last Sunday and asked me to fill in for him. Needless to say, I was excited to have ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am

Business

Biz Roundup: ‘Forward Rowan’ continues to draw support, raise money

SALISBURY — Even after officially coming to a close at the end of September, the Rowan Economic Development Commission’s “Forward Rowan” campaign continues to draw ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: SideKick Learning Center completes One Mile Challenge

Races are beginning to happen again and an unusual one took place on Wednesday. SideKick Karate sponsored a mile run and walk for breast cancer ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am

Education

School board set to vote on Faith, Enochville closures Monday

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools administration on Monday will recommend the Board of Education move to close Faith and Enochville Elementary schools, ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am

Health

Local health officials worry pandemic will cause long-term effects for children’s health

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Local health officials worry that increased food insecurity, not receiving physicals and immunizations as well as not attending important ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am

Books

Library Notes: Streaming soon: Read before you watch

By Abby Hardison Rowan Public Library Television, through both cable and Internet streaming platforms, provides viewers the perfect place to enjoy shows adapted from bestselling ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am