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Passion Project: Local volunteers send mountain bikes to new heights at Salisbury Community Park

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — In January 2019, Paul Effinger pursued creating a jump line mountain bike ... Read more | Add your comment

County announces cancellation of Autumn Jubilee

SALISBURY — Rowan County government on Monday announced that Autumn Jubilee will be canceled this year because of ... Read more | Add your comment

Ask us: Will West Innes Street median follow Confederate monument’s removal?

Editor’s note: Ask Us is a weekly feature published online Mondays and in print on Tuesdays. We’ll seek to ... Read more | Add your comment

‘Different, fulfilling piece’: Salisbury-based guardsmen do their part in COVID-19 relief efforts

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — For more than 120 days, the N.C. National Guard has been on ... Read more | Add your comment

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools opts not to preemptively suspend sports practice

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education opted to not to suspend athletic training against the recommendation of district administration ... Read more | Add your comment

by Carl Blankenship.

Business

Commissioners allot COVID-19 funds for municipalities, vote to hire temporary accountant

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County commissioners on Monday set amounts of Coronavirus relief funds to be distributed among Rowan’s 10 municipalities and approved ... Read more | Add your comment

by Natalie Anderson.

Sports

NC3 baseball: Rising star is in the Driver’s seat

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Carson’s Dylan Driver was on his way to contending for the Mark Norris Memorial Rowan County Player of the ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: City, county should have contest for Fame replacement

Thinking about the spot where “Fame” used to reside for 111 years, it came to my mind that Rowan County and/or the city of Salisbury ... Read more

by Post Letters, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:00 am

Editorials

Laurels: More progress to make on Census response

Laurel to census tract 518.02, in western Rowan County, for having a 2020 Census response rate well above state and local averages. The tract, starts ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Cummings story was a good one

I absolutely loved the story about the whirlwind romance of Randy and Diana Cummings published May 31 (“Little Ditty about Randy and Diana started 50 ... Read more

by Post Letters, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: America conceived, not yet attained, is best hope

Why is America’s Constitution under attack today? Many of our younger people are demonstrating over this question of racism. They have been led to believe ... Read more

by Post Letters, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

NC still lacks plan for regular mass testing in nursing homes

By NC Watchdog Reporting Network Carolina Public Press A crucial element of controlling the spread of the new coronavirus in nursing homes is routine testing ... Read more

by News Service Report, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: With God’s help, we’re better than a lot

On our strange 4th of July, I was thinking about past times. Do we really think about what we are celebrating? Freedom is a precious ... Read more

by Post Letters, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Rowan County follows state in trends on hospitalization disparity

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Demographic data provided by Rowan County on hospitalizations show Hispanic and Black residents are being disproportionately hospitalized with COVID-19. ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Monday, July 13, 2020 6:03 pm

Crime

Man faces litany of charges after burglary

SALISBURY — Justin Derek Neal, 29, of Salisbury, was arrested on Sunday in connection to a series of incidents at 410 West 15th St. The ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, July 13, 2020 2:00 pm

Crime

Masks, AC unit stolen from COVID-19 testing site.

SALISBURY — A portable air conditioning unit and 10 boxes of masks were stolen from the Novant Health Urgent Care on Jake Alexander Boulevard between ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, July 13, 2020 12:36 pm

Crime

Abandoned car found riddled with bullets near East Spencer

EAST SPENCER — At about 2 a.m. Monday, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting near 315 Barbour St. and discovered a vehicle ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, July 13, 2020 9:40 am

Sports

NC3 baseball: Ward-led Warriors edge Rowan

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com LEXINGTON — When Rowan County faced Lexington-Davidson pitcher Dylan Ward on opening night, Rowan didn’t do much offensively during his four ... Read more

by Mike London, Monday, July 13, 2020 3:15 am

Elections

Political Notebook: Republican candidates stump for votes during NC GOP convention

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With the Republican National Convention a little more than a month away, the North Carolina GOP heard from various ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Monday, July 13, 2020 2:01 am

Sports

PGA scores

PGA Tour Workday Charity Open Scores Sunday At Muirfield Village Golf Club Dublin, Ohio Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 7,456; Par: 72 Individual FedExCup Points in ... Read more

by Mike London, Monday, July 13, 2020 1:48 am

Sports

NASCAR: Quaker State 400 results

Results NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart  Sunday At Kentucky Speedway Sparta, Ky. Lap length: 1.50 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. ... Read more

by Mike London, Monday, July 13, 2020 1:38 am

Sports

NC3 baseball: Schedule, scores, standings (updated through Sunday)

      Rowan schedule (still limited to 25 fans in the park) Home games are at Newman Park  June 21 Rowan 8, Davidson 3 ... Read more

by Mike London, Monday, July 13, 2020 1:29 am

Sports

Rowan Amateur golf: Qualifying scores, still in progress

  42nd annual Horace Billings Rowan County Amateur Qualifying ends July 14 32 advance to match play, July 17-19, at Corbin Hills Reported scores 67 ... Read more

by Mike London, Monday, July 13, 2020 12:25 am

News

21 injured in fire aboard ship at Naval Base San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Twenty-one people suffered minor injuries in an explosion and fire Sunday on board a ship at Naval Base San Diego, military ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, July 12, 2020 9:44 pm

News

Fiery car crash in Gaston leaves 3 men dead

GASTON (AP) — Three men were found dead Sunday in North Carolina near the border with Virginia after firefighters extinguished a blaze in a wooded ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, July 12, 2020 9:42 pm

Racing

NASCAR Cup rookie Cole Custer wins in upset at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Cole Custer saw an opening and, with help from a friend, squeezed through for the most fulfilling moment of his young ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, July 12, 2020 9:38 pm

Coronavirus

Rowan reports 18 positive new COVID-19-related cases, releases testing sites for week

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County on Sunday reported 18 new positive COVID-19-related cases, a continuation of a trend in double-digit increases but ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Sunday, July 12, 2020 9:27 pm

Crime

Rockwell man charged with break-in, theft of vehicle equipment

ROCKWELL — A Rockwell man was charged last week with a break-in and the theft of vehicle equipment and a surveillance camera from a Rockwell ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:57 pm

Business

Chatham hedge fund will buy owner of Charlotte, Raleigh newspapers

NEW YORK (AP) — Hedge fund Chatham Asset Management plans to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy, ending 163 years of family control. The ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, July 12, 2020 4:53 pm

Local

Hundreds expected at Trump boat parade on High Rock Lake

SALISBURY — Politics can get crazy, says Genny Duncan. Sometimes people just need to have fun with it. Duncan and longtime friend Anna Garrison are ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:05 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Is ‘Fame’ an angel or something else?

Is “Fame” an angel, pagan goddess, winged figure from Greek mythology, Greek muse or something else? The Post has written all manner of descriptions about ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:01 am