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Man who fell off 75-foot bridge reunited with rescuers

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A week ago, Jeremiah Cribb was found lying in a mud pit ... Read more | Add your comment

Fifth-graders defend U.S. Constitution for class project

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Out of the 10 amendments in the Bill of Rights, which two ... Read more | Add your comment

Alcorn, Bates, Molrine receive Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Awards

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — To keep the legacy of Elizabeth Duncan Koontz, the Human Relation Council ... Read more | Add your comment

Psychologist visits Salisbury Academy to discuss ways of coping with childhood anxiety

SALISBURY – According to the Centers for Disease Control, childhood anxiety and depression are on the rise, with ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Local health department keeps vigilant for coronavirus, though risk remains low

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As the world watches an outbreak of COVID-19, known as coronavirus, the Rowan County Health Department is closely monitoring ... Read more | Add your comment

by Liz Moomey.

Local

Post named second-best midsize daily paper, wins 28 awards

RALEIGH — The Salisbury Post was named the second-best midsized daily newspaper in the state and won a total of 28 awards Thursday in the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Report.

High School

Area Sports: North boys advance to third round

From staff reports SPENCER — North Rowan’s boys basketball team advanced in the 1A state playoffs on Thursday with a 64-58 win against North Stokes. ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, February 28, 2020 12:52 am

College

Loss to W-S State at CIAA Tournament ends Livingstone’s season

Staff report CHARLOTTE — Jaylen Alston scored 17 points to lead Winston-Salem State past Livingstone, 71-52, here Thursday night in a quarterfinal game of the ... Read more

by Dennis Davidson, Friday, February 28, 2020 12:19 am

Letters

Letter: Every voter should support referendum

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is a family affair at the Hill house. By the time my twin boys graduate, a member of my family will have ... Read more

by Post Letters, Friday, February 28, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Ann Farabee: Get set

  On your mark. Get set. Go. Year after year, early each morning I would go to my classroom, sit down at my desk, and ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Friday, February 28, 2020 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Don’t over regulate reflexologists

As a practitioner of reflexology as well as a small business owner, I have for years operated my practice committed to high ethical and professional ... Read more

by Post Letters, Friday, February 28, 2020 12:00 am

Faith

Faith Briefs Feb. 28-March 1

Cedar Grove AME Zion hosts Women’s Conference The Women of Grace Ministry of Cedar Grove AME Zion Church, 2430 Hildebrand Road, hosts its first Women’s ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Friday, February 28, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Posters Feb. 28

• One Heartbeat, The Andrew Ashley Benefit, Sunday, March 1, noon-7 p.m. New Sarum Brewery, 109 N Lee St. Corn hole tournament 1 p.m. Silent ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, February 28, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Talkback, what online readers are saying about …

Legislators: County’s priority projects ‘out the door’ … Lower income people cannot afford daily living expenses and insurance. Either way they go is hardship. Are ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, February 28, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Quotes of the week: ‘You can’t let it go’

“It’s just a feeling that attaches to you. Once you do it, you can’t let it go.” — Rylan Furr, who has taken a unique ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, February 28, 2020 12:00 am

Faith

14th annual CHAOS Youth Theater this weekend

By Candice Carter for the Salisbury Post LANDIS— The 14th annual CHAOS Youth Theater, “Connected,” is March 7 and 8 at Trinity Lutheran Church in ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Friday, February 28, 2020 12:00 am

High School

HS basketball: Carson girls battle to win over Asheville

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE — Can you really win a second-round 3A playoff game while making 31 turnovers? Carson’s girls supplied the answer ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:55 pm

High School

Salisbury girls cruise to second-round win over Wilkes Central

By Dennis Davidson dennis.davidson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Salisbury’s girls basketball team is loaded with talented freshmen and sophomores, but senior point guard Anayia Fulson showed Thursday ... Read more

by Dennis Davidson, Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:44 pm

Sports

Tom Lewis, Harris English ride exemptions to early Honda Classic lead

By Tim Reynolds AP Sports Writer PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Sponsor exemptions are basically free-play gifts handed out by the people in charge ... Read more

by Post Sports, Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:55 pm

Sports

MLB appoints 1st African American umpire crew chief

By Ben Walker AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Kerwin Danley became the first African American umpire crew chief in Major League Baseball when ... Read more

by Post Sports, Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:49 pm

Racing

Auto racing at-a-glance: Cup series in Fontana

By The Associated Press All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Auto Club 400 Site: Fontana, California Schedule: Friday, practice, 4:05 p.m. and 5:35 p.m. (FS1); ... Read more

by Post Sports, Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:59 pm

Sports

Cowboy Up: MadBum solid in first outing with Diamondbacks

AP Sports Writer SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner showed the Arizona Diamondbacks he’s more than a rodeo star. The team’s marquee free-agent acquisition of ... Read more

by Post Sports, Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:57 pm

Sports

MLS embarks on 25th season by looking back, and forward

By Anne M. Peterson AP Sports Writer As Major League Soccer embarks on its 25th season with two new expansion teams, it seems worth noting ... Read more

by Post Sports, Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:49 pm

Sports

Braves’ Foltynewicz ready to put 2019 season behind him

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — When Mike Foltynewicz was asked how long it took him to get over his nightmarish start in Game 5 of ... Read more

by Post Sports, Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:34 pm

Entertainment

It’s a sad and funny ‘Trip to Bountiful’ from St. Thomas Players

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com Pack your tissues and exercise your funny bone for St. Thomas Players’ production of “The Trip to Bountiful.” Linda Jones, ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:29 am

Check this out

Rowan weather: Sunshine and wind

Winter is not done yet. Today will be cold and windy, with a low in the 20s. It will be sunny and 47, with west ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:47 am

Local

Forward 2040 committee gets input from citizens

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As people came in and out of the Salisbury Customer Service Center on Wednesday morning, they shared what they ... Read more

by Liz Moomey, Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:02 am

News

Cooper, Forest will need primary wins before expected showdown

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s Democratic governor will have to defend his seat against the highest ranking Republican official elected statewide in this fall’s general ... Read more

by News Service Report, Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:01 am

Education

Student turns fundraiser into way to do something for people in need

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SPENCER – Fundraisers and schools go hand-in-hand: field trips, raising money for parent-teacher organizations, clubs, athletics and arts programs.  Most students ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:01 am

Entertainment

Opens tonight at Lee Street theatre: ‘The Trip to Bountiful’

Feb. 27-29 and March 5-7 • 7:30 pm. St. Thomas Players’ production of Horton Foote’s “The Trip to Bountiful,” challenges the old adage that you ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:00 am

Books

Six authors coming to South Main Book Co. Saturday

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com Six authors will be at South Main Book Company on Saturday to sign books and talk to readers. Among them ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:00 am