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Education

Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education to receive update on competency-based education

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools has been continuing its work on competency-based education, and the school board will receive an update about the work Monday. Competency-based ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, March 7, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools sorts out transportation logistics in preparation for full-time return to classes

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools will send elementary students back into classrooms four days a week by the end of this month, and that comes with ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, March 7, 2021 12:00 am

Local

PETA protesters gather in front of police department

SALISBURY — A small crowd of protesters gathered in front of Salisbury Police Department on Friday to speak out against the treatment of a K-9 ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, March 5, 2021 6:40 pm

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, school considering options

EAST SPENCER – The State Board of Education on Thursday upheld its January decision to revoke the charter for Essie Mae Kiser Foxx Charter School, ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, March 5, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, charter revoked

EAST SPENCER – The State Board of Education on Thursday upheld its January decision to revoke the charter for Essie Mae Kiser Foxx Charter School. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:14 pm

Education

North Hills planning to hold May fundraiser in person

SALISBURY — North Hills Christian School has determined to hold its major annual fundraiser in person this year. The fundraiser, called IMPACT, is still more ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Knox student organizing event to get community cycling

SALISBURY – A local middle schooler is bringing her passion for cycling into the community for a day this month. Aleiah Martin, a Knox Middle ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Decision on Essie Mae charter appeal expected Thursday

EAST SPENCER — A decision on the fate of Essie Mae Kiser Foxx Charter School is expected today when the State Board of Education will ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

In letter, PETA criticizes Salisbury Police for K-9 video

SALISBURY — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, an animal rights organization, sent a critical letter to Salisbury Police Chief Jerry Stokes in response ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:50 pm

Crime

Blotter: Man charged with felony drug offenses

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office on Monday charged a man after he allegedly possessed drugs during a traffic stop. Kennith Lamar Dunlap, 29, ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Salisbury Police chief addresses K-9 video, says officer separated from animal

SALISBURY — Police Chief Jerry Stokes on Tuesday delivered a brief statement about an incident involving a K-9 and a police officer and didn’t take ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:01 am

Education

Two weeks after ending enhanced protocols, Catawba has no COVID-19 cases

SALISBURY — Less than a month after seeing its highest number of active COVID-19 cases, Catawba College recorded zero students and employees in quarantine. Catawba ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man charged with nine more felony sex offenses

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man previously charged with third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor faces nine more of the same charge. Warrants dated Friday for ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, March 1, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Rowan County administers 700 vaccines, with majority going to local educators

SALISBURY — Saturday’s county vaccine clinic was filled with cars carrying local educators. Principals, teachers and district administrators were out in force, receiving their first ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:10 am

Education

East Spencer after-school program looks toward opening, nonprofit status

EAST SPENCER — Rev. Michael Mitchell sees his own grandchildren struggle with virtual learning and has heard stories from North Rowan area educators about kids ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Faith Academy interviewing staff, preparing site for fall opening

FAITH — Faith Academy has started spending money on the site that will host its temporary facility for next year. The charter’s board chair George ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Retired Marine gets recognition for toy collection efforts

SALISBURY — Arbe Arbelaez had his first run-in with Toys for Tots as a punishment when he was in the Marine Corps, but he loved ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Rowan-Salisbury EC department plunges in place after raising $1,300 for Special Olympics

SALISBURY — Fair weather came just in time for a not-so-polar plunge Tuesday to celebrate clearing a milestone for Rowan County Special Olympics. Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:10 am

Education

RSS board talks future of Henderson Independent School

SALISBURY — A committee formed by Rowan-Salisbury Schools to figure out the future for Henderson Independent came back with a recommendation to keep the alternative ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:00 am

Education

RSS board votes to use upset bid process on Faith property

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education approved on Monday voted to dispose of the Faith Elementary property in a way differently than it ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:00 am

BREAKING NEWS

RSS board votes to send elementary students to in-person classes four days per week

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools is moving ahead with plans to get elementary students back in the classroom four days per week by the end of ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, February 22, 2021 8:20 pm

Lifestyle

Comedy troupe Now Are the Foxes turns 10

SALISBURY – Ten years ago Lee Street Theatre had a problem. There was space reserved for a show, but the production did not come together. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, February 21, 2021 12:00 am

Education

RSS to talk COVID-19 attendance options

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education will consider next steps for attendance amid the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday. Associate Superintendent Kelly Withers will ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, February 21, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Millbridge Elementary collects more than 8,000 pairs of socks

CHINA GROVE – Socks come and go, whether it is the mysterious laundry fairy taking your coziest pair or a hole letting your big toe ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, February 19, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Charlotte man accused of speeding on I-85, throwing something out of window, possessing concealed gun

SALISBURY – A man was pulled over after allegedly traveling at 96 mph on I-85 on Wednesday and tossing something out of the vehicle’s window. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:30 pm

Education

Sacred Heart celebrates Ash Wednesday with services adapted for COVID-19

SALISBURY — The room went silent when Father John Eckert of Sacred Heart Catholic Church blessed the ashes for the school on Wednesday. For Ash ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:05 am

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools celebrating CTE Month in an unusual year

SALISBURY — Career and Technical Education National Appreciation Month is a time for public schools to recognize the career clusters made available to students. Rowan-Salisbury ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:00 am

Education

No grade levels closed down after student cluster at Corriher-Lipe

LANDIS — No grade levels have been shut down after a cluster of COVID-19 cases was identified at Corriher-Lipe Middle School. The cluster, composed of ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:00 am

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