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Liz Moomey: Historic Salisbury Foundation scavenger hunt connects to city’s past

SALISBURY — Salisbury is known for its history. And while many of us are cooped up due to ... Read more | Add your comment

Photos: Life in Rowan amid COVID-19 shutdowns

Photographer Sean Meyers captured images of life across Rowan County this week. With mandatory shutdowns in place, parks ... Read more | Add your comment

Trump signs $2.2 trillion stimulus package after swift congressional votes

By ANDREW TAYLOR, ALAN FRAM, LAURIE KELLMAN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ... Read more | Add your comment

County map shows zip codes of COVID-19 cases

SALISBURY — On the same day as Rowan County saw its first COVID-19 death, Rowan County released a map ... Read more | Add your comment

Coronavirus

RSS needs 25,000 bags a day for meals delivered

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools is delivering about 25,000 meals a day during school closure at no cost to students, but that number has created one ... Read more | Add your comment

by Carl Blankenship.

Business

Before Cooper’s order, some area residents navigated local stay-at-home orders

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Lately, Steve Hines has been carrying a letter from his employer that lists his company’s name, his position and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Shavonne Potts.

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Temporary break from county’s optimism-inducing period

It came with a sigh of relief. After months of hard work on the Post’s annual Spirit of Rowan publication, we had finally sent it ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:05 am

Editorials

Editorial: County releases important local data about COVID-19

It should have come as a dose of reality last week when the Rowan County Health Department released the average age of people diagnosed here ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:05 am

College

College basketball: Former Carson star Hairston has 8 offers

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — COVID-19 concerns wiped out his dream of competing for a national championship, but that was the only blemish on ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:02 am

High School

Basketball: North grad Mitchell making a difference in Charlotte

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHARLOTTE — Kamora Cannie has extreme quickness and a smooth outside shot and made second team All-Rowan County as a freshman ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:01 am

Coronavirus

COVID-19 to dominate agenda of Monday school board meeting

SALISBURY — All but two items on the Rowan-Salisbury School Board agenda Monday will be related to the impact of COVID-19 and the district’s operations ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:00 am

Business

‘Silent helpers’: Local costume company manager making masks for nurses, doctors

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As TV personality and neighborhood friend Mister Rogers once said, when looking at things that are bad, “look for ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:00 am

Business

Trinity Oaks making the most of quarantine

By Susan Shinn Turner For The Salisbury Post In past years, Trinity Oaks Health and Rehab has asked visitors not to come in the facility ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:00 am

Business

Steven Fisher: Banks across nation are ready for pandemic

By Steven Fisher As a 110-year old community bank, nothing is more important than the safety and health of our employees, customers and communities. F&M ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Thomas Mills: Democrats should avoid blame game now

By Thomas Mills This week, Gallup released polls showing President Donald Trump’s approval ratings improving by about five points. By a large margin, people approve ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Rowan County leaders urge residents to participate in census

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — April 1 is Census Day, and Rowan County leaders are encouraging residents to make sure they participate. So far, ... Read more

by Liz Moomey, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Francis Koster: Credit system will be useful in downturn

By Francis Koster The coronavirus is going to impact our local economy for several years. Just because the federal government has taken some steps this ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Ester Marsh column: Staying active (and sane) through the pandemic

By Ester Marsh For the Salisbury Post None of us have ever dealt with anything like the current pandemic, and I hope we never have ... Read more

by Ester Marsh, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Military man deserves thanks

Thank you to the gentleman in military fatigues that came to my aid in Walmart. I was buying groceries for my 88-year-old mom through the ... Read more

by Post Letters, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Coronavirus effects on sports: Clemson QB Lawrence restarts virus fundraising

Associated Press The latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend have ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:00 am

Farm & Garden

Blackwelder column: Dr. Koontz has passion for orchids

When pediatrician Dr. Wayne Koontz is not caring for children, he’s busy at home taking care of his other responsibly, a vast orchid collection and ... Read more

by Darrell Blackwelder, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

An enlightening interview about the Civil War in Rowan County

On Jan. 30, I had the opportunity to interview Aaron Kepley, executive director of the Rowan Museum. I first made contact with him through the ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:00 am

Letters

Letters: Medicaid expansion needed now

I am heartened by letters where people are taking the coronavirus seriously.    This deadly and proliferating virus is certainly pointing out some of the ... Read more

by Post Letters, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:00 am

David Freeze

Gotta’ Run: There is always something good

While all of us have been limited by the state and national response to the coronavirus, we are still fortunate. Yes, we are! I will ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Ann Farabee — Bless you

By Ann Farabee Bless you. We say it in daily conversation. We say it in the church. We say it to those grieving or suffering. ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:00 am

Business

Elaine Spalding: Rowan in prime location to recover from COVID-19 crisis

By Elaine Spalding Rowan County Chamber of Commerce One of my mentors in the Chamber of Commerce industry used to say, “Chambers do what most ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Ann Coulter: How do we flatten panic curve?

By Ann Coulter If, as the evidence suggests, COVID-19 is enormously dangerous to people with certain medical conditions and those over 70 years old and ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Rowan County Republican Party’s annual convention goes digital

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Though different than meeting in person at the Rowan County Administration Building, the local Republican Party hosted its annual ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Everyone needs to do their part

I am so shocked to hear about the number of COVID-19 cases in Rowan County. I would like to say that I believe that this ... Read more

by Post Letters, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Faith woman charged after tossing donated food, threatening resident

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com FAITH — A Faith resident was charged Thursday after someone spotted her tossing donated food into the street and threatening a ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Saturday, March 28, 2020 4:29 pm

Coronavirus

COVID-19 Relief Fund raises $17,665 in first week

SALISBURY — The COVID-19 Relief Fund got a big boost this week after receiving a $10,000 grant from the Truist Foundation. The Rowan County United ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:59 pm