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Overton dedicates tree to longtime volunteer Leon Zimmerman

SALISBURY – Overton Elementary students gathered in front of the school Thursday afternoon where a freshly planted sapling ... Read more | Add your comment

‘Believe me, they’ll be fresh’: Patterson Farm welcomes strawberry crop

MOUNT ULLA — On spring days when he’s working among rows of burgeoning strawberry plants, Randall Patterson can’t ... Read more | Add your comment

Virtual play groups the new norm at Smart Start

By Susan Shinn Turner Smart Start Rowan SALISBURY — Like many other organizations this year, Smart Start Rowan ... Read more | Add your comment

Summit takes art out of the classroom, into the student’s home

SALISBURY – After 23 years in the classroom, Michelle Allen decided to make a change. When Summit Virtual ... Read more | Add your comment

Business

Salisbury earns ranking on national list of best small cities to start a business

SALISBURY — Entrepreneurs looking to open up shop in a small city should consider Salisbury, according to a ranking from the website WalletHub. With a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ben Stansell.

Business

With second hobbit house now complete, Cherry Treesort looks toward future expansion

CHINA GROVE — Stationed under the shady canopy at the Cherry Treesort in China Grove is a large, colorful map of the United States protected ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ben Stansell.

High School

High school football: North Rowan vs. Polk County preview

  By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SPENCER — It’s North Rowan and Polk County — one more time. When the Cavaliers host Polk’s Wolverines Friday in ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, April 23, 2021 2:37 am

News

Man killed by deputy recalled as storyteller, jokester

By ALLEN G. BREED and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press ELIZABETH CITY (AP) — Andrew Brown Jr.’s easy smile, which belied hardship, loss and troubles with ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, April 23, 2021 12:00 am

News

Rowan’s Sen. Ford backs ‘Election Integrity Act’ to move up absentee ballot deadlines

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Sen. Carl Ford, a China Grove Republican, has joined nearly 20 other Republican lawmakers in support of the “Election ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Friday, April 23, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Byron York: Finally, the facts about a Capitol riot casualty

It took nearly 3 1/2 months for the District of Columbia medical examiner’s office to announce a cause of death for Capitol Police Officer Brian ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, April 23, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Supreme Court makes it easier to give minors convicted of murder a life sentence

By Jessica Gresko Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court made it easier Thursday to sentence minors convicted of murder to life in prison ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, April 23, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Steven V. Roberts: Two truly terrible ideas

The Biden White House seems tempted by two truly terrible ideas. One would expand the Supreme Court to neutralize the current conservative majority. The other ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, April 23, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Quotes of the week

“It shows we are moving one step forward.” — Malik Hosendove,  Livingstone sophomore on being able to get a COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic on ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, April 23, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Salisbury Human Relations Council offering online Racial Wealth Gap Simulation

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Human Relations Council is offering 100 area residents the opportunity to participate in an online Racial Wealth Gap Simulation on Monday, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, April 23, 2021 12:00 am

News

Bill seeking permanent daylight saving clears NC House

RALEIGH (AP) — An effort to stop the biannual clock adjustments in North Carolina required to comply with daylight saving time rules passed the state ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, April 23, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Vucevic dominates as Bulls pound Hornets 108-91

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Nikola Vucevic scored 18 points and matched a season high with 16 rebounds, Coby White and ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, April 23, 2021 12:00 am

News

Friends describe Elizabeth City man killed by deputy

By Allen G. Breed and Michael Kunzelman Associated Press ELIZABETH CITY — Andrew Brown Jr.’s easy smile, which belied hardship, loss and troubles with the ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, April 23, 2021 12:00 am

College

Catawba Sports: 2021 Hall of Fame class announced

Catawba Sports Information Service SALISBURY —  The Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame will induct eight members in its Class of 2021. A dinner ceremony ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, April 23, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Aho has 2 short-handed goals, Hurricanes beat Panthers 4-2

By PAUL GEREFFI Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sebastian Aho scored two short-handed goals and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Florida Panthers 4-2 on ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, April 23, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Supreme Court makes it easier to sentence minors convicted of murder to life in prison

By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court made it easier Thursday to sentence minors convicted of murder to life in prison ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, April 23, 2021 12:00 am

College

Tar Heels pick up 3-point shooting big man Manek

Associated Press CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina has added Oklahoma transfer Brady Manek. The school announced Thursday that the 6-foot-9 graduate is joining the Tar ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, April 23, 2021 12:00 am

Coronavirus

First dose COVID-19 vaccinations up to 24% in Rowan County

SALISBURY — The latest data from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services shows 24.2% of Rowan County residents have received at least one ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, April 22, 2021 5:47 pm

Crime

Blotter: April 22

In Salisbury Police reports: • Walmart on Wednesday reported shoplifting in the 300 block of South Arlington Street. • A woman on Wednesday reported a ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 22, 2021 3:27 pm

Crime

Lawsuit: Salisbury Police, Rowan Sheriff’s Office tore woman’s shoulder during traffic stop

Staff and wire reports A federal lawsuit filed by a Georgia woman claims officers from Salisbury and Rowan County used excessive force during a traffic ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:05 am

High School

High school football: Salisbury at Burns preview

  By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —  Salisbury heads to Burns for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff in the second round of the 2AA state playoffs ... Read more

by Post Sports, Thursday, April 22, 2021 3:45 am

Local

City appoints more members to boards, commissions, with 9 seats left to be filled

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Following a 30-day extension for expiring seat terms across the city’s boards and commissions, council members moved forward with ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:10 am

Local

City meets in closed session to consult with attorney on two ongoing litigation cases

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The city council on Tuesday met in a closed session to consult with an attorney for two ongoing litigation ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:05 am

Education

Education briefs: Gene Haas Foundation donates $12,500 to RCCC

SALISBURY – The Gene Haas Foundation has awarded Rowan-Cabarrus Community College a grant of $12,500 to assist students enrolled in manufacturing, machining and engineering-related programs. ... Read more

by Post Education, Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school tennis: Rare heights for South

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com LANDIS — South Rowan and tennis don’t often appear in the same sentence, but these are unusual times. South has virtually ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football: An offensive lineman with appeal

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Needing only a yard or so for a first down, Salisbury puts H-back Josh Hill in motion, sliding from ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:00 am

Business

County’s restaurant grant program dishes out funding to eight local eateries

SALISBURY — A few days before the restaurant’s 50th anniversary, Gary’s Bar-B-Cue received a gift from Rowan County. The iconic China Grove restaurant was a ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:00 am