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Ben Stansell, Author at Salisbury Post

Local

With jury trials set to resume, impact of COVID-19 on process looms

SALISBURY — With jury trials resuming this month at the Rowan County Courthouse, the local justice system will be wading into unfamiliar waters. Although the ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, March 7, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Biz Roundup: Kannapolis expects to see economic, housing growth continue in 2021

KANNAPOLIS — The city of Kannapolis in 2021 expects to see a continued trend of positive growth in both residential and commercial development, according to ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, March 7, 2021 12:00 am

Business

A fixture of downtown Salisbury’s shopping scene, Caniche celebrates 15th anniversary this month

SALISBURY — One of the most important decisions Lesleigh Drye has made in her life happened over a lunch of chicken salad pitas. In the ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, March 7, 2021 12:00 am

High School

Despite inspiring second-half comeback, Carson falls 27-21 to Mount Pleasant

CHINA GROVE — Needing a big play on fourth down with the game on the line, Alex London launched the ball down the field toward ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Friday, March 5, 2021 10:55 pm

Local

Salisbury Station one of several ‘hot spots’ included in NCDOT rail safety study

SALISBURY — For several weeks in 2017 and 2018, an inconspicuous camera perched on the platform at Salisbury Station provided important feedback to researchers. The ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Friday, March 5, 2021 12:00 am

News

Nesting no more: Eagles appear to have moved on from Duke’s Buck Station

SALISBURY — The eagles have flown the nest at Buck Station. Since at least 2013, a male and female bald eagle pair lived and raised ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:10 am

Business

The Smoke Pit leaving downtown Salisbury for standalone building on Faith Road

SALISBURY — The Smoke Pit may be leaving downtown Salisbury, but fans of the restaurant’s barbecue won’t have to venture far to get a rack ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:05 am

East Spencer

Developers aim to transform former Dunbar School site into multi-purpose community development

EAST SPENCER — Plans to convert the former site of the Dunbar High School and Dunbar Center in East Spencer into a multi-use development appear ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Commissioners set date for public hearing on potential solar energy system rule changes

SALISBURY — A date has been set for a public hearing about changes to the county’s rules for solar energy systems. The Rowan County Board ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

China Grove

China Grove Town Council weighs future of previously rejected housing development

CHINA GROVE — The China Grove Town Council on Tuesday night discussed the future of a previously rejected housing development. The discussion was initiated by ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Local

County plans to use vulture effigy, enforce violations to remedy animal carcass feeding problem

SALISBURY — A vulture effigy will be deployed to remedy a problem that has plagued a neighborhood in Rowan County for several months. The Rowan ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:05 am

Local

Commissioners will hear details about changes to solar energy policies

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Monday will be presented with potential changes to the county’s current policies on solar energy systems. ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:05 am

Business

After overcoming obstacles, local barber Daniel King earns registered status

SALISBURY — As soon as the representative from the North Carolina Board of Barber Examiners walked in the shop, Daniel King got an uneasy feeling. ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Biz Roundup: Chamber of Commerce to host ‘Salute to Agri-Business’ at March Power in Partnership

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s March Power in Partnership event will feature the annual “Salute to Agri-Business” program with author Michele Payn ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:00 am

News

After surviving COVID-19 scare, Lois Willard set to celebrate 100th birthday

SALISBURY — Looking into her iPhone screen, Kim Bowden said her last goodbyes to her grandmother. At least, that’s what she thought. Bowden, a teaching ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:00 am

Business

‘Let’s make some money:’ Loosened restrictions praised by bar owners, baseball team

SALISBURY — Waking up on Wednesday morning, Chris Ostle felt like a kid on Christmas day. “I was so excited,” Ostle said. “The sun was out, ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:00 am

High School

Salisbury High bucks historical trend in dominant shutout of West Rowan

SALISBURY — Playing in front of an almost empty Ludwig Stadium, Salisbury High (1-0) put on a show and exorcised some historic demons en route ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:00 pm

Local

Dukeville lead testing results trickle in, more participation needed

SALISBURY — Almost three weeks after lead and copper testing kits were sent to customers on the county’s Northeast Rowan Water System, results are starting ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:10 am

News

Volunteers work around obstacles, alter procedures to offer free tax services to those in need

SALISBURY — For the previous two decades, Bill Behrendt’s schedule has become significantly busier during tax season. He doesn’t run an accounting firm, but Behrendt ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:00 am

Local

‘Everybody needs an Aunt Libby:’ Family celebrates 100th birthday of Rockwell doctor Elizabeth Lombard

ROCKWELL — Standing behind letters spelling out “Happy Birthday,” the members of Elizabeth Lombard’s family sang a familiar tune as she watched with a smile ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Monday, February 22, 2021 12:49 am

Ask Us

Ask Us: Why is Rowan EMS no longer transporting some patients outside of county?

Editor’s note: Ask Us is a weekly feature published online Mondays and in print on Tuesdays. We’ll seek to answer your questions about items or ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Monday, February 22, 2021 12:41 am

Crime

Blotter: Feb. 21

• Jose Alejandro Rosas, 23, of Henderson, was charged Saturday with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Monday, February 22, 2021 12:25 am

News

Rowan resident Rudy Fugle breaks into NASCAR racing big leagues as crew chief

SALISBURY — Sitting at a table in Buffalo Wild Wings in Huntersville in 2016, Rudy Fugle and William Byron talked racing. Fugle, then a crew ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, February 21, 2021 12:10 am

News

Salisbury Civitan Club President Patty Lefevers makes solo Polar Plunge

Dressed in a penguin costume complete with a red bowtie, Salisbury Civitan Club President Patty Lefevers took the Polar Plunge into the chilly waters of ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, February 21, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Biz Roundup: Vulcan’s Denise Hallett lends a hand to Forward Rowan campaign

SALISBURY — Denise Hallett, who leads the Rowan Economic Development Commission as chair of the board, also volunteered to serve as a member of the ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, February 21, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Rome’s Rides: Salisbury native ran successful traveling amusement ride company in 1900s

SALISBURY — Frederick Mitchell didn’t have much to do during the winter days he spent with his grandfather in Dillon, South Carolina, but even then ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, February 21, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Virtual Vibes: Studio owner hopes to promote artists virtually as focus changes with new space

SALISBURY — Sabrina Harris still gets chills when she watches the video of Ashley Ellis belting out notes under the white lights in the former ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, February 21, 2021 12:00 am

Business

State lawmakers provide update during Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership

SALISBURY — State legislators representing Rowan County spoke about their current projects and future plans during the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s virtual Power in ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Friday, February 19, 2021 12:00 am

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