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Annual MLK humanitarian awards recognize some of community’s best

SALISBURY — During a Sunday program that blended worship and an awards ceremony, six community members had their ... Read more | Add your comment

World War II photos tell a story never spoken

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com No one had seen the photos for 45 years. No one realized the ... Read more | Add your comment

Council will consider transferring lot to Downtown Salisbury Inc.

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While a study showed downtown Salisbury has a “perceived parking problem,” the ... Read more | Add your comment

A camaraderie: Old Armor Beer Company opens to give back to fellow veterans

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS — As individuals, Kyle Lingafelt, Stefan Perrine and Richard Bradley wanted to make ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

County will move recycling center for new animal shelter wing

SALISBURY — Rowan County Commissioners on Tuesday will iron out details of a privately funded dog wing addition to the animal shelter, The dog wing ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Report.

Crime

Blotter: Pair charged in connection with three Enochville armed robberies

ENOCHVILLE — A man has been charged with armed robbery of three convenience stores in the Enochville areas between Jan. 7 and Jan 16. Shelby ... Read more | Add your comment

by Carl Blankenship.

Local

Town Crier community meetings Jan. 20-26

Third Monday, Jan. 20 — Dr. MLK Jr. Celebration Breakfast Jan. 20 • 7-8:30 a.m. $10. Annual MLK breakfast at the J.F. Hurley YMCA on ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, January 20, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Political notebook: Absentee ballot applications now available

Applications for absentee ballots are now available at the Rowan County Board of Elections. An immediate relative may make an application for a ballot to ... Read more

by Liz Moomey, Monday, January 20, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

Mostert lifts 49ers to Super Bowl with 37-20 win vs Packers

By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Coach Kyle Shanahan received the NFC championship trophy from his Super Bowl-winning father Mike ... Read more

by Post Sports, Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:00 pm

Sports

Mahomes’ feet, arm lift Chiefs to Super Bowl over Titans

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With his best imitation of a tightrope walker, Patrick Mahomes high-wired the Kansas City ... Read more

by Post Sports, Sunday, January 19, 2020 4:00 pm

Local

$10,000 put up for initial phases of Rowan trail head at Wil-Cox Bridge

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SPENCER — A nonprofit group has agreed to fund survey work and landscape design for the development of a park on the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:10 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: County Commissioners see role for themselves in school closure talks

Rowan-Salisbury School Board members aren’t the only ones thinking about consolidation in 2020. While commissioners have already promised funding, they made need to offer their ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:02 am

Letters

Letter: Republicans don’t want to hear evidence

Settling the grounds for impeachment of President Donald Trump is simple. In a tweet on Jan. 11 at 9:29 AM he said the following: “Now ... Read more

by Post Letters, Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Kent Bernhardt: Stir straws and spare tires

  I’m pretty sure modern civilization started to crumble the day stir straws replaced spoons. Well, it may not have been that exact day, but ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:00 am

Local

MLK parade and celebration at civic center draws crowd

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Vehicles, community organizations and dance troupes snaked through downtown on a chilly Saturday to commemorate civil rights icon Rev. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Mack Williams: Walls and spaces

The other night, visiting my son, Jeremy, daughter-in-law, Rose, and mother-in-law, Doris in Yanceyville, I glanced over from watching British TV (a favorite of Doris) ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:00 am

Letters

Cal Thomas: What I’d like to hear from the candidates

By Cal Thomas House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s strategy of holding on to the two weak articles of impeachment against President Trump was starting to rattle ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:00 am

Business

Business briefs: Standard Process lease at NC Research Campus extends to 2025

KANNAPOLIS —  Standard Process has entered into a five-year lease agreement with the David H. Murdock Research Institute for new lab space for the Standard ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

People and Places Sunday, Jan. 19

Rowan Retired School Personnel At the January 15 meeting of Rowan Retired School Personnel, clothes were collected for the clients of the Rowan Vocational Workshop. ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:00 am

Editorials

Editorial: Sheriff’s office right to take on tough fight

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is right to take aim at so-called “fish arcade” businesses. The Sheriff’s Office last week issued a letter to 22 ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Darrell Blackwelder: The Winter jasmine is out early this year

There is a yellow blooming shrub cascading in a landscape near St. John’s Lutheran Church in Salisbury. The profuse bloomer looks very much like our ... Read more

by Darrell Blackwelder, Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Dr. Magryta: Is snacking ok?

Is snacking a good idea? The simple answer is NO! There are many reasons why. Snacking is the process of frequently eating small volumes of ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:00 am

Clyde

Clyde: What will Salisbury residents find in 2040?

By Clyde In the year 2040, if we’re all still alive we may find: • We disembark from the New Salisbury Stanback Station, which has ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Don’t negotiate with foreign terrorists

Even a blind and deaf person could understand what’s going on in Washington, D.C. The leftist, liberal Democrats have turned to the dark side. They ... Read more

by Post Letters, Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:00 am

Landis

Landis calls for special meeting to consider personnel policy

LANDIS — The Landis Board of Aldermen will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Landis Town Hall. Aldermen will hold a closed ... Read more

by Liz Moomey, Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:00 am

High School

All-Rowan County football: Wilson made Cavaliers go

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —  Rowan County Offensive Co-Player of the Year Malcolm Wilson, North Rowan’s senior running back, is in special company. He’s ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, January 18, 2020 11:45 pm

College

College basketball: Catawba women stay tied for first place

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —  Veterans Madi Hallman and Taisha DeShazo led the scoring, and freshmen Lyrik Thorne and Janiya Downs made the key ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, January 18, 2020 11:35 pm

High School

All-Rowan County football: Houston accepted new role … and ran with it

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —  It was in 2000, before West Rowan senior Jalen Houston was born, that something similar to his amazing 2019 ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, January 18, 2020 11:33 pm

College

Johnson, No. 11 Louisville earn win at No. 3 Duke

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer DURHAM (AP) — Louisville’s big lead was all but gone, leaving the 11th-ranked Cardinals clinging to a slim margin ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, January 18, 2020 11:15 pm

College

JCSU spoils party, topping the Blue Bears, 77-72

By David Shaw sports@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Leave it to rival J.C. Smith to crash the party at New Trent Gym. With a rambunctious Saturday afternoon ... Read more

by Dave Shaw, Saturday, January 18, 2020 11:07 pm

Sports

Area Sports: Catawba men fall to L-R

From staff reports Catawba’s men’s basketball team lost to hot-shooting Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday at Goodman Gym. Devin Cooper scored a career-high 37 for the Indians, ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, January 18, 2020 11:02 pm