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Hundreds turn out for annual Juneteenth celebration on newest federal holiday

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Just two days after President Joe Biden signed legislation declaring Juneteenth a ... Read more | Add your comment

Between local champions and an upcoming state tournament, pickleball putting Salisbury on map

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — On any given day, the continuous clanks of yellow plastic balls against ... Read more | Add your comment

From firefighter to photographer, Brianna Mitschele is ready to capture more moments in downtown Salisbury

SALISBURY — For Brianna Mitschele, taking photos at an elegant wedding isn’t as different from putting out a ... Read more | Add your comment

25 years later, runners reflect on Olympic torch’s trip through Rowan

SALISBURY — John Bouk can still picture the throngs of people that filled downtown as he ran the ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Political Notebook: Gov. Cooper vetoes Ford-backed bill allowing firearms at churches that are also schools

SALISBURY — Gov. Roy Cooper last week vetoed a Senate-led bill allowing concealed carry of a handgun at churches that have an affiliated school on ... Read more | Add your comment

by Natalie Anderson.

Crime

Blotter: June 21

• William J. Petersheim, 42, of Woodleaf was charged Friday with misdemeanor child abuse after allegedly lifting and throwing his daughter, who’s younger than 16 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Natalie Anderson.

Sports

Local golf: Lyerly runner-up in North Carolina Amateur, Rowan Masters is next

Staff report RALEIGH — Nick Lyerly (East Rowan) was runner-up in the North Carolina Amateur golf tournament played on the Lonnie Poole Course at N.C. ... Read more

by Post Sports, Sunday, June 20, 2021 11:33 pm

Sports

Hawks beat 76ers in Game 7, advance to face Bucks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trae Young and the Hawks are taking their stunning turnaround to the Eastern Conference finals. Young made a late 3-pointer and scored ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, June 20, 2021 11:19 pm

Racing

Larson romps to yet another victory for Hendrick Motorsports

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Larson won his fourth race in seven days then finally headed home to sleep in his own bed. For a ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, June 20, 2021 11:10 pm

News

Body of fourth tuber, age 7, found in North Carolina river

EDEN (AP) — The body of a fourth tuber has been found in a North Carolina river following a deadly accident in which a family ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:51 pm

Nation/World

8 kids in youth van among the 13 lives lost to Claudette

ATLANTA (AP) — Eight children in a van from a youth home for abused or neglected children were killed in a fiery multi-vehicle crash on ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:48 pm

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: New incentives could help with downtown vitality in Rowan

The future is residential. Professional office space won’t fill the various vacant spaces in downtown Salisbury buildings. Neither will retail stores and restaurants. Residential space ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:29 am

Business

Business leaders hope to draw big crowd for job fair at West End Plaza

SALISBURY — With local employers struggling to fill vacant positions, the Rowan Economic Development Commission hopes to draw a record number of job seekers to ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:05 am

News

Officers cleared in Mooresville shooting

MOORESVILLE (AP) — A special prosecutor  says two police officers will not face criminal charges over the shooting death of a Mooresville man. The Charlotte ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:01 am

Sports

Bucks win in OT of Game 7 despite Durant’s 48 for Nets

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks withstood Kevin Durant’s NBA-record 48 points in a Game 7, advancing to ... Read more

by Post Sports, Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:00 am

Books

‘All Critters Big & Small’ featured during library’s Summer Reading Week 4

Rowan Public Library Rowan Public Library’s annual Summer Reading program series for all ages is well underway and is themed around “Tails and Tales,” the ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Beating dementia with exercise, round 2

It’s common that I get a few comments each week from those who aren’t serious runners but read this column anyway. The quantity of those ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:00 am

News

Commissioners to consider designating Newberry Hall House as county historic landmark

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Monday will consider designating the Newberry Hall House and an adjoining acre of land at 9935 ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Nalini Joseph: Will we forget lessons of 2020?

By Nalini Joseph I talk with someone almost every week about the angst, pain, frustrations and inconveniences of 2020. In June of last year, many ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:00 am

Faith

Ann Farabee column: Abide

By Ann Farabee The reality of it is embedded in our hearts. It has been lovingly placed there by the Holy Spirit. I remember when ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:00 am

Farm & Garden

51st annual Old Southeast Threshers’ Reunion set for July 1-5

DENTON — Like antique tractors, engines and cars? Live farming and antique machinery demonstrations? Looking for a fun place to get out and take the ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school track and field: North girls are regional champs

Staff report MOCKSVILLE — North Rowan’s young girls track and field team won Friday’s 1A Midwest Regional hosted by Davie County. Top-four finishers advanced to ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Biz Roundup: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Foundation awards grants from Salisbury to Jerusalem

The St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Foundation has awarded more than $110,000 to local and international nonprofit organizations. The spring 2021 grant recipients include organizations that ... Read more

by intern intern, Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Ester Marsh column: Are you hydrating properly?

Are you hydrating properly during this hot weather? Hydration is very important any time of the year, but with summer right around the corner it’s ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school girls tennis: Salisbury rules regional, five Hornets head to state

Staff report SALISBURY — Salisbury’s girls tennis team won the 2A Midwest Regional held on Friday and Saturday. Salisbury was the host team. Team scoring ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Kristy Woodson Harvey: For Dad

By Kristy Woodson Harvey First appeared in Parade Magazine My father is one of the smartest men I know—and one of the most horrifically awful ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

My Turn, Justin Tipton: Push back against anti-union propaganda

By Justin Tipton I find it extremely concerning that U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx and state Sen. Carl Ford are urgently pushing one sided, anti-union propaganda. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:00 am

News

South Salisbury Fire Department activates new weather siren

SALISBURY – The South Salisbury Fire Department has updated its siren warning system to alert citizens of severe weather. The siren, located at 3207 Old ... Read more

by intern intern, Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Toi Degree column: June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

By Toi Degree N.C. Cooperative Extension June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, and you can celebrate it by making half your plate with ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Plant propagation with the Rowan County Master Gardeners

By Amy-Lynn Albertson N.C. Cooperative Extension One of the great things about gardening is you don’t have to spend a lot of money to grow ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gold Hill Gold Rush Art and Craft Festival

Come out to quaint Historic Gold Hill for the Gold Rush Art and Craft Festival from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, as local artisans ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:00 am