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‘An opportunity to be a blessing:’ St. Luke Missionary Baptist hosting COVID-19 relief program

SALISBURY — For as far as the eye could see in either direction, cars lined both sides of ... Read more | Add your comment

New RSS Superintendent Watlington reflects on first week in office

SALISBURY – Tony Watlington spent most of his first week with Rowan-Salisbury Schools exploring the district. He has ... Read more | Add your comment

High school basketball: West boys have best team in years

 Twelfth in a series of reports on local basketball teams. WEST ROWAN BOYS Coach: Mike Gurley (24th season ... Read more | Add your comment

County administers 800 COVID-19 vaccines as those 65 and older become eligible

SALISBURY — Cars wrapped around the block and beyond to get the county’s latest distribution of COVID-19 vaccines ... Read more | Add your comment

Coronavirus

COVID-19 deaths, hospital bed usage continue rising in Rowan County

SALISBURY — Three weeks into the new year, Rowan County has recorded 59 COVID-19 deaths. There were seven new COVID-19 deaths added Thursday — none ... Read more | Add your comment

by Josh Bergeron.

Crime

Former paramedic charged with embezzling a controlled substance

SALISBURY — A former Rowan County paramedic was charged Wednesday with embezzling a controlled substance. William Buckley Stout, 43, of China Grove allegedly removed a 10 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Josh Bergeron.

Business

CEO of Economic Partnership details state’s economic development future with Rowan Chamber

SALISBURY — When the reality of the pandemic set in about 10 months ago, Chris Chung was worried about what it would mean for the ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Friday, January 22, 2021 12:00 am

Nation/World

McConnell working to push impeachment trial to February

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is proposing to push back the start of Donald ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, January 22, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Hurricanes’ season on pause while Caps play on minus four regulars

By Stephen Whyno AP Hockey Writer Rod Brind’Amour lamented Carolina’s season coming to a screeching halt despite doing “a great job” adhering to pandemic protocols. ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, January 22, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Jan. 21

In Salisbury Police reports: • A man reported property damage Wednesday in the 600 block of West Council Street. • Police responded to a fight ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, January 22, 2021 12:00 am

Nation/World

Biden orders halt on all border wall construction

By Elliot Spagat Associated Press SAN DIEGO — In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, January 22, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Bike accommodations, parking continue to be points of discussion in proposed Downtown Main Street plan

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — At the fifth of at least eight public input meetings scheduled for the proposed multi-phased Downtown Main Street Plan, ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Friday, January 22, 2021 12:00 am

News

More than a million gallons of gas spilled in nature preserve near Huntersville

Associated Press CHARLOTTE — A crack in   a gasoline pipeline caused more than a million gallons to spill in a North Carolina nature preserve, ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, January 22, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Hornets getting Zeller back tonight

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE — Hornets starting center Cody Zeller is expected to return to action tonight against the Chicago Bulls after ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, January 22, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Catawba College starts classes on campus Monday, later than usual

SALISBURY – Catawba College will begin classes on Monday after a delayed start to the beginning of its second semester. Students have been arriving throughout ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, January 22, 2021 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Small number of NC vaccine doses thrown out, official says

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — North Carolina’s top public official acknowledged for the first time on Thursday that the state has ... Read more

by News Service Report, Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:41 pm

Crime

For third time, convenience store robbed after man asks for Newport cigarettes

SALISBURY — For the third time in as many days, a man robbed a gas station by asking for Newport cigarettes and showing a gun, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:09 am

Columnists

My Turn, Ron Bowers: With apologies to Mr. Dickens, a tale of two shots and a suggestion

By Ron Bowers Hooray! Thursday, Jan. 14, my wife and I got our first COVID-19 shots. I had a 10:30 a.m. appointment at the Salisbury ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

After leaving NC State, Rivers was among best in NFL for 17 seasons

By Michael Marot AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS — When Philip Rivers first started tossing footballs as a high-school ball boy, he heaved them any way ... Read more

by Post Sports, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:00 am

College

Hoops roundup: Yellow Jackets rout No. 20 Clemson

Associated Press ATLANTA — Georgia Tech returned from a 17-day layoff with one of its most impressive showings of the season, routing No. 20 Clemson ... Read more

by Post Sports, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:00 am

Editorials

Editorial: Vaccination efforts off to too-slow start

Nearly one month ago, the first people in Rowan County received part one of the two-dose COVID-19 vaccine. But fewer than 4,000 people have been ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school volleyball: West star Dowling signs with Queens

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOUNT ULLA — Girls are being exposed to the exciting sport of volleyball earlier in Rowan County now, but Queens University ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Education briefs: Hood Theological Seminary holding virtual lecture series 

Hood Theological Seminary will hold its annual Bishop Alfred E. and Mrs. Mamie White Endowed Heritage Lecture Series on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13, 2021. ... Read more

by Post Education, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:00 am

College

Love keeps Heels together: Freshman pours in 20 in victory over Wake

Associated Press CHAPEL HILL (AP) — Freshman Caleb Love had a season-high 20 points, Armando Bacot scored 14 of his 18 in the second half, ... Read more

by Post Sports, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

My Turn, Warren Bumgarner: Never forget what they tried to do

By Warren Bumgarner Wednesday, Jan. 6, is a day that shocked, saddened and angered the nation as we watched the insurrection in Washington on television. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:00 am

Local

City will consider moratorium on new local historic landmarks

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Salisbury City Council on Tuesday will consider putting a temporary halt to giving new structures “historic landmark status” ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:00 am

Local

“She always had a smile on her face:” Active in the community, Jeannie Misenheimer dies from COVID-19

By Susan Shinn Turner For the Salisbury Post Here’s the thing you need to know about Jeannie Misenheimer: She and her husband, Tony, had friends ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Navigating COVID to provide virtual career connections 

SALISBURY — Connecting students to business and industry is a natural proponent of hands-on learning that is face-to-face, generally intimate, and aligns to their interests ... Read more

by Post Education, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Shoutouts

Safrit named to SUNY Canton Dean’s List SUNY Canton recognizes Rachel M. Safrit of Kannapolis for being named to the university Dean’s List during the ... Read more

by Post Education, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:00 am

News

Ex-NC Rep. Hayes pardoned by Trump for role in bribery scandal

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — A former North Carolina congressman and state Republican Party leader who lied to FBI agents about a ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:17 pm

News

North Carolina prisons get first wave of COVID vaccine doses

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — North Carolina’s Department of Public Safety announced on Wednesday it has received about 1,000 doses of ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:16 pm