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Landis goes big with two helicopters for National Night Out

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com LANDIS — Amid the faint echo of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” all eyes turned ... Read more | Add your comment

Spencer and East Spencer join forces for National Night Out

SPENCER — Neighboring towns came together on Tuesday night for a community celebration of a national event. National ... Read more | Add your comment

In lighter-than-usual year, RSS nutrition staff serve more than 100,000 summer meals

SALISBURY — Distributing 100,000 meals sounds like a feat, but this was a light year for Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ ... Read more | Add your comment

Day 8 for Freeze brings trooper, tunnel and more climbing

Day 8 Beat the day before! That is one of my personal goals and I also use it ... Read more | Add your comment

Health

Salisbury City Council will return to virtual meetings, require face masks in city buildings

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With positive cases of COVID-19 on the rise among city employees, Salisbury City Council members on Tuesday agreed to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Natalie Anderson.

Local

City Council approves Grants Landing development on Rowan Mill Road

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — After clarifying concerns related to traffic, density and a natural buffer, City Council members on Tuesday approved a 236-home ... Read more | Add your comment

by Natalie Anderson.

Sports

Olympics: LC grad Hayes in 400 semifinals

Staff report TOKYO — Livingstone graduate Quanera Hayes will compete in a semifinal in the 400 meters at 6:30 a.m. (EDT) on Wednesday morning. The ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Ada Fisher: Run Republicans with the best shot

By Ada Fisher Donald Trump at one time offered the nation the hope that the swamp would be drained and our policies would follow the ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

DG Martin: Revenge can be ugliest or sweetest word

By D.G. Martin Revenge. It may be the ugliest word in the English language. Or the sweetest when it describes a politician’s response to a ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Other voices: NCHSAA can be saved

Small-government Republicans in Raleigh have a super-sized addiction to irony. The more they preach the gospel of reducing the size of government, the more humongous ... Read more

by Andy Mooney, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football: First games on Aug. 20

Staff report SALISBURY — It’s been less than three months since Salisbury won the 2AA football state championship, but a new season has started. Official ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 12:00 am

Nation/World

CDC issues new eviction ban for most of US through Oct. 3

By Josh Boak, Lisa Mascaro and Jonathan Lemire Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium that ... Read more

by News Service Report, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 11:55 pm

Nation/World

Pushback challenges vaccination requirements at US colleges

By Tom Davies Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — The quickly approaching fall semester has America’s colleges under pressure to decide how far they should go to ... Read more

by News Service Report, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 11:55 pm

News

More North Carolinians getting COVID shot amid Delta variant

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — More North Carolinians came in for a COVID-19 vaccine last week than on any given week ... Read more

by News Service Report, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 11:55 pm

Sports

Biles returns to Olympic competition, wins bronze on beam

By Will Graves AP Sports Writer TOKYO — Simone Biles isn’t going home with a fistful of gold medals. A mental block — one brought ... Read more

by Post Sports, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 11:55 pm

Sports

Panthers receiver carted off; player who hit him is cut

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Carolina Panthers wide receiver Keith Kirkwood was hit in the neck area during practice Tuesday, carted ... Read more

by Post Sports, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 11:55 pm

Crime

Appeals court tosses China Grove man’s murder conviction, citing lack of evidence

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — Murder and robbery charges against a China Grove man convicted of killing his co-worker should have been ... Read more

by News Service Report, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 3:55 pm

Crime

Two men charged with robbing, killing Gold Hill woman

SALISBURY — Two men face murder charges in connection with the death of Judy Eller Hoffner, a 79-year-old woman who lived in the Gold Hill ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 9:41 am

Education

Back to School: A message from RSS Superintendent Tony Watlington

By Tony Watlington I look forward to the 2021-2022 school year in Rowan-Salisbury Schools with excitement about extraordinary learning opportunities for all of our students ... Read more

by Post Education, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 12:10 am

Editorials

Editorial: Focus on local issues first

When it comes to county commissioner, Salisbury City Council or town board, there’s not a Republican or Democratic way to take out the trash, repair ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 12:10 am

Education

Salisbury’s colleges take different approaches to COVID-19 vaccinations

SALISBURY — While Livingstone College will require everyone on campus to be vaccinated this semester, Catawba College will ask students and staff to notify the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 12:10 am

Coronavirus

Back to school: COVID-19 in RSS, K-12 schools

Rowan-Salisbury Schools students and faculty members are neither required to be vaccinated nor wear masks in buildings to start the year because of a vote ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 12:05 am

Columnists

My Turn, Cyndie Mynatt: RCCC provides chance to change life through new career

By Cyndie Mynatt As we all struggle to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are looking for opportunities to begin anew. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

American Legion softball: Rowan Juniors win state title

Staff report MARION — It was a long Sunday for Rowan County’s Junior Legion Lady softball team, but they’ll remember it for the rest of ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Olympics: Livingstone grad Hayes advances

Staff report TOKYO — Livingstone graduate Quanera Hayes passed her first test in the Olympic Games on Monday. Hayes competes in the 400 meters, and ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Rowan County commissioners approve agreement for millions in opioid settlement funding

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Monday afternoon approved an agreement to receive state proceeds from the settlement of an opioid suit. ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 12:00 am

High School

Fall sports: Official practice begins

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —  High school athletics returned on Monday with the first official practice date authorized by the NCHSAA for the traditional ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 12:00 am

News

Nancy Stanback remembered for compassion, philanthropy

SALISBURY — You could count on Nancy Stanback to look out for the underdogs. Jason Walser, a friend of Nancy and her late husband Bill, ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Political office not for personal crusades, but Rowan is primed for such a candidate

A candidate for Rowan County commissioner wants to go “into Democratic neighborhoods,” and spread the gospel of election theft and recruit for the cult of ... Read more

by Post Letters, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 12:00 am

News

David Freeze: Finally a day that met expectations

Day 7 I met first light this morning on the way out of Wickenburg, Arizona. I knew my maps called for a mostly flat and ... Read more

by David Freeze, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Back to School: Getting to know RSS schools

Elementary schools Bostian Elementary School 4245 Old Beatty Ford Road, China Grove. 704-857-2322 Principal: Cory Stirewalt Mascot: Bulldogs China Grove Elementary School 514 S. Franklin ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 12:00 am