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Spencer, East Spencer hosting joint National Night Out

SPENCER — National Night Out is coming to Park Plaza for the first time when Spencer hosts its first edition of the event in partnership ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, July 30, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Kannapolis City Schools will ‘strongly recommend,’ not require masks

KANNAPOLIS – In a unanimous vote on Thursday, the Kannapolis City Schools Board of Education adopted a set of COVID-19-related safety recommendations that include a ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:00 pm

Local

Cooler weather on the horizon for Rowan after heat wave

SALISBURY – After days of temperatures in the mid-90s, the Piedmont should see some more reasonable temperatures starting Friday afternoon. The Salisbury area will see ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, July 29, 2021 5:00 pm

Local

Spencer moves back public hearing on longer, staggered terms

SPENCER — The town on Wednesday moved back a public hearing on a change to Spencer’s charter that would increase the length of terms for ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:01 am

Education

Catawba students, grads make it out to the ballpark for summer of baseball

SALISBURY — Catawba College sports management students and recent graduates have been placed in a number of baseball roles this summer, from Kannapolis to San Diego, ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Cornhole tournament at New Sarum Brewery brings out Panthers fans, raises money for charity

SALISBURY – Rowan County’s fan club for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers merged tailgating staples this weekend — beer and the game cornhole — to raise ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, July 26, 2021 12:29 am

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man charged for breaking and entering, burglary tools

SALISBURY – A man was charged with felony property crimes on Friday in connection to an incident earlier this month. Michael Wayne Horne, a 39-year-old ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, July 26, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s Dragon Boat race returns after year hiatus

SALISBURY — Twenty-one teams hit the water Saturday in a quest for boat racing dominance and a good cause. The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, July 25, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Identified Marine was a Salisbury native, served in WWII

SALISBURY — What exactly happened to the body of Salisbury native Pfc. Henry Ellis was a mystery for 70 years, but now he is coming ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, July 25, 2021 12:10 am

Crime

Blotter: South Carolina man arrested after attempting to purchase dog with stolen credit card

SALISBURY — A man from Greenville, South Carolina, was arrested Thursday after attempting to purchase a dog with stolen credit card information and a fake ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Saturday, July 24, 2021 2:32 pm

Local

Carolyn Hurley remembered as giving person

SALISBURY — Gordon Hurley remembers his wife, Carolyn, as a good person who was involved in the community and also liked to maintain her privacy. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:20 pm

Local

Builders interested in Spencer-owned residential properties

SPENCER – Several pieces of land owned by the town of Spencer have drawn attention from developers recently. Last week, the Board of Aldermen approved ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, July 23, 2021 12:01 am

Crime

Blotter: Man robs East Innes Circle K at gunpoint

SALISBURY — Salisbury Police say an armed man robbed the Circle K on the 1000 block of East Innes Street early Thursday morning. Salisbury Police ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, July 22, 2021 7:30 pm

Education

Change in state COVID-19 guidance gives school district freedom on masking

SALISBURY — Changes to the state’s COVID-19 protocols for K-12 schools means Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ optional mask policy is in compliance with the state heading into ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, July 22, 2021 12:10 am

Education

Using chess, Eugene Brown visits Power Cross to show kids importance of making right decisions

SALISBURY – Eugene Brown is bringing life experience and chess knowledge to the boys at Power Cross this week. Brown, a Washington D.C. native, has ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, July 22, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Man charged with felony in connection to March assault

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Police Department on Tuesday arrested a Salisbury man for felony assault with a deadly weapon in connection to a March 25 ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:25 pm

News

Livingstone hoping to raise $75,000 for athletics projects via golf tournament

SALISBURY — Livingstone College has a few upgrades for its athletics facilities on the agenda, and a golf tournament next week will help make some ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Faith Academy awarded $600,000 grant, will buy materials for students

FAITH — Faith Academy has been awarded a $600,000 federal grant to make purchases that directly benefit students. The grant, part of the state’s Advancing ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Spencer sets public hearing to discuss staggered, four-year terms for town board members

SPENCER — The town wants to hear from voters about revising the terms for its Board of Aldermen. The board is considering modifying the length ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:05 am

Education

Back in the classroom: Teacher of the year takes unusual journey

SALISBURY – Todd Parker, like many teachers, said he went into the profession kicking and screaming. “I wanted to work in a museum,” Parker said. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Nonprofit announces $250,000 fundraising effort for park on Rowan side of Wil-Cox Bridge

SPENCER — Excited by the potential of a park on the Rowan side of the Yadkin River, Salisbury philanthropist Ronnie Smith on Tuesday night delivered ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 8:00 am

Education

RSS school board makes masks optional for 2021-2022 school year

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Monday voted to make masks optional for students, staff and visitors. The ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 12:10 am

Education

RSS sets aside $585,000 for teacher signing, retention bonuses

SALISBURY — Recently announced signing and retention bonuses for new teachers at 13 Rowan-Salisbury Schools facilities will be funded by $585,000 set aside from a ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Two charged with firearm possession, drug crimes

SALISBURY – Two Salisbury men were charged with felony firearm and drug crimes after allegedly being found in possession of cocaine and a stolen handgun. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, July 12, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Rowan Museum kicks off summer series with historical toys

SALISBURY — Rowan Museum on Saturday turned clocks back on toys a few hundred years during the first in a series of summer events at ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, July 11, 2021 12:10 am

Education

World War II veteran among latest round of quilt guild recipients

SALISBURY — Last week, the Salisbury-Rowan quilt guild added 10 more veterans to its list of recipients, bringing the total to 34 this year. In ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, July 11, 2021 12:05 am

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools to consider school resource officer contracts

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Monday will review details of new school resource officer agreements. The meeting will meet at 4:30 ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, July 11, 2021 12:05 am

Local

N.C. National Guard honors Powles Staton Funeral Home’s toy charity contributors

ROCKWELL – A small crowd gathered at Powles Staton Funeral Home on Thursday to break bread and recognize people trying to help local children. The ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, July 9, 2021 12:03 am

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