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Crime

New court date set for county commissioner’s driving while impaired case

SALISBURY — During an administrative court session on Friday morning, Rowan County Commissioner Craig Pierce was assigned a Sept. 22 court date for charges of ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Friday, July 30, 2021 5:43 pm

Business

Backcountry and Beyond prepares for move to downtown Salisbury

SALISBURY — Jeff Moose and DeWitt Brown are bringing the backcountry downtown. Moose and Brown, the owner and operations manager of Backcountry and Beyond, are ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Friday, July 30, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Ahold Delhaize hopes to add 100 new employees at Salisbury distribution center

SALISBURY — Ahold Delhaize is seeking to hire about 100 employees for its Salisbury distribution center located at 2110 Executive Drive, next to Food Lion’s ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, July 29, 2021 5:24 pm

Business

County unemployment rises in June, positive job growth seen in leisure and hospitality sector

SALISBURY — The unemployment rate in Rowan County rose slightly last month, increasing from 4.6% in May to 5% in June, according to data released ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:10 am

News

Country Club of Salisbury unveils renovated clubhouse, plots additional upgrades

SALISBURY — At a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week, the Country Club of Salisbury unveiled its redesigned and renovated clubhouse. The club welcomed its members to ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:00 am

Kannapolis

Kannapolis restroom listed among top 10 in the country, vying for top spot

KANNAPOLIS — Not satisfied with only having the best ballpark in the country, the city of Kannapolis is vying for another national title — top ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Mixed-use development planned near Atrium Health Ballpark

KANNAPOLIS — The city on Tuesday announced an agreement to provide three parcels of property past the right field wall of Atrium Health Ballpark to Right ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Rowan County Planning Board denies Reaper’s Realm rezoning request after opposition from neighbors

SALISBURY — Following a long and lively meeting, the Rowan County Planning Board late Monday night voted to deny a rezoning request from Reaper’s Realm ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 4:30 pm

Local

After 10 days, three hospitals, one diagnosis, Kassidy Sechler will return home

CHINA GROVE — More than a week after she was rushed in an ambulance to a hospital in Hickory, Kassidy Sechler will return home to ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Spin Doctors announced as headlining band for 2021 Cheerwine Festival

SALISBURY — Cheerwine on Monday announced that the Spin Doctors will headline this year’s Cheerwine Festival. The Grammy-nominated rock band emerged in the early 1990s ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Monday, July 26, 2021 12:26 pm

Business

Young entrepreneur learns lesson of responsibility by raising quail, selling eggs

SALISBURY — When some young entrepreneurs want to make a few bucks, they might pour some lemonade in a pitcher and put a stand out ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, July 25, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Historic McCanless House sold, buyers plan on converting home into events venue

SALISBURY — From the moment she laid eyes on the Napoleon Bonaparte McCanless House, Sandra Toscano was enchanted by its exterior.  With a facade covered ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, July 25, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Biz Roundup: City of Salisbury brings back in-person community resource fair

SALISBURY — To provide a helping hand to Rowan County parents, caregivers and students, the city of Salisbury is hosting its bi-annual Back-to-School Community Resource ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, July 25, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Troyer’s Country Market closing because of staff shortages, deal to sell building

SALISBURY — After eight years of serving up sandwiches, donuts and specialty grocery items, Troyer’s Country Market is closing its doors for good. “We’ll shed ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Friday, July 23, 2021 12:05 am

Local

Local wildlife biologist wins state award for private land conservation efforts

SALISBURY — During a staff meeting last month, John Isenhour got a message that he needed to call Tim Gestwicki, the leader of the North ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Friday, July 23, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

District Attorney clears deputies in shooting investigation from February chase

SALISBURY — The Rowan County District Attorney’s Office has cleared Rowan County Sheriff’s deputies of any criminal wrongdoing in the February death of James Edward ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, July 22, 2021 6:59 pm

Local

Community shows outpouring of support for young Rowan County softball player

SALISBURY — With their hands clasped and heads dropped down, dozens of local softball players said a collective prayer while standing inside the diamond at ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, July 22, 2021 12:10 am

Business

With 21 teams competing and plenty of vendors, Dragon Boat Festival looks to make a splash Saturday

SALISBURY — With drums beating and paddles furiously slapping the water, 21 teams will compete in the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s 7th annual Dragon Boat ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, July 22, 2021 12:05 am

Kannapolis

Cannon Ballers crowned: Atrium Health Ballpark wins fan vote for best ballpark in the country

Staff Report news@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS — Atrium Health Ballpark has brought plenty of attention to downtown Kannapolis, but now the baseball stadium is being recognized in ... Read more

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

News

Small airplane crash near Rockwell leaves aircraft upside down, but pilot unharmed

ROCKWELL — A small plane crashed into a grassy open field along Red Road between Rockwell and Granite Quarry on Wednesday afternoon. The lone pilot ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 7:10 pm

Business

Massive logistics center Metro63 planned for 94-acre property in Kannapolis

Staff Report news@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS — A mammoth logistics center is coming to Kannapolis. The city on Wednesday morning announced that Trammell Crow Company, one of ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 11:35 am

Local

Commissioners renew plans to transform West End Plaza into agricultural center, meeting hall

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Monday evening voted to move forward with plans to transform a portion of West End Plaza ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 12:10 am

Business

Imperial Supplies celebrates opening of larger distribution center

SALISBURY — After several decades at its distribution center on Litton Drive, Imperial Supplies in 2019 began to look for a facility with more space. ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 12:05 am

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man jailed for breaking into vehicles around Confederate Avenue

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man is facing a bevy of charges following a string of vehicle break-ins last month. Javon Markese Stevenson, 20, of Salisbury ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Monday, July 19, 2021 12:19 am

Local

All Aboard: Volunteers work to get train rolling again at NC Museum of Dolls, Toys and Miniatures

SPENCER — In the back of the N.C. Museum of Dolls, Toys and Miniatures, past the intricate dollhouses and puppets, a five-track model train display ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Monday, July 19, 2021 12:10 am

China Grove

China Grove celebrates Farmers Day’s founders on festival’s 40th anniversary

CHINA GROVE — Judy Haire still remembers walking onto the stage in downtown China Grove in 1982 and looking out at the crowd. “We all ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, July 18, 2021 12:10 am

China Grove

Top kids crowned in Little Mr. and Miss Farmer contest

CHINA GROVE — Wearing his favorite cowboy boots, Jacob Morrison drew the crowd’s attention on Saturday morning as he did donuts in his miniature John ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, July 18, 2021 12:05 am

Lifestyle

Artist from Rowan County gets opportunity to showcase his painting skills in San Francisco

SALISBURY — After bouncing around from seasonal job to seasonal job for most of his early 20s, Ethan Strickland decided to go all in on ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, July 18, 2021 12:00 am

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