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Education

Catawba, Livingstone not bringing students back until after the holidays

SALISBURY — Catawba College and Livingstone College are sending students home until late January and early February, respectively, as part of their plans to reduce the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:10 am

Education

‘Just because’: Partners in Learning surprises staff with $15,000 in bonuses, turkeys

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Local early education agency Partners in Learning surprised all of its employees with a bonus and a turkey delivered ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:00 am

Local

When weather turns cold, where do Rowan County wildlife go?

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While most humans prefer to stay inside when the weather turns cold, the story is different in the outdoors, ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 am

Education

RSS planning drive-thru send-off for superintendent

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools is planning to send off Superintendent Lynn Moody in style. The pandemic meant the district can not ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Man charged with stealing $600 in pallets, 10 boxes of clothing

SALISBURY – A Kannapolis man has been charged in connection to a previously reported theft of boxes of T-shirts and wood pallets. Robert Williams, 59, ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, November 22, 2020 8:55 pm

Local

Candy Cane Train makes maiden voyage at Transportation Museum, lights show follows

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SPENCER — The N.C. Transportation Museum’s popular holiday event, the Polar Express, was cancelled this year because of COVID-19, but the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:10 am

Education

Livingstone College keeps elementary students moving with $1,000 donation

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Students at Overton Elementary on Thursday were spaced out in front of the school, maintaining social distance the only ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, November 20, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Grants to double size of Spencer nature preserve

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SPENCER — Three Rivers Land Trust has received funding to significantly expand the Fred and Alice Stanback Educational Forest and Nature ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:10 am

Education

Actor Brandon Micheal Hall talks to students, faculty at Livingstone College

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Brandon Micheal Hall gave a special address to Livingstone Students earlier this month as part of the college’s virtual convocation, ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Local Realtors association donates to RSS summer meal program

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Mike Davis loves a lot of things about his job, but a highlight is driving the Yum Yum Bus. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Henderson faculty speak out against alternative school’s closure

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Despite serving fewer than 50 students, Henderson Independent School’s proposed closure public hearing featured more speakers than recent hearings ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:00 pm

Education

Moody advises school board to ‘stay the course’ on plan B

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Superintendent Lynn Moody says she’s concerned about future planning around COVID-19 that could bring students into classrooms more days ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, November 16, 2020 9:27 pm

Crime

Blotter: Woman robbed after offering help

SALISBURY — A Salisbury woman was robbed Saturday after offering to pay for some gas for some people who asked. Salisbury Police said victim was ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, November 16, 2020 4:31 pm

Local

More than a COVID-19 statistic: Ammons remembered as crafty, creative, friendly

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SPENCER — Rita Ammons was someone who always made people feel like they were her top priority. She would drop anything ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, November 15, 2020 12:10 am

Education

Henderson public hearing, consolidation update on agenda for school board

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education will forge ahead with consolidation plans on Monday. The board will host a ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, November 15, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Providence Baptist Church bringing back Thanksgiving meal

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The congregation at Providence Baptist Church comes together every year to give something good to the community. And this ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, November 15, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Accountants, former management company to blame for incomplete audits, says charter school’s chairwoman

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER – Essie Mae Kiser Charter School chairwoman Tina Foxx Wallace is laying blame on incomplete audits on the accountant with ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, November 13, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Town of Spencer creates citizen review board for police

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SPENCER — Spencer’s Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted to establish a citizen review board for its police department. The town ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:00 am

Education

KCS using platform that allows people to directly support students

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS – Kannapolis City Schools is using a new tool aimed at supporting local students in need It could be anything ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Koontz mascot named “Lizzie” in honor of school’s namesake

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Elizabeth Duncan Koontz was a local icon. The Salisbury native was a national leader in civil and women’s rights as ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:00 am

Education

State’s charter advisory board votes to revoke Essie Mae charter

RALEIGH — The state’s Charter School Advisory Board on Tuesday unanimously voted to revoke Essie Mae Kiser Foxx Charter School’s charter. The decision will now ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 11:16 am

Local

Powles Staton serves up chicken, pork, appreciation for local veterans

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Not even a pandemic can stop Veterans Day traditions for Powles Staton. The funeral home has a reputation for ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 12:10 am

Local

Spencer approves Park Plaza financing terms, awaits state approval

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SPENCER — There’s a rung left to clear before Spencer can look for a contractor and begin construction on the long-awaited ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Kannapolis City Schools nurse named No. 1 in the state

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS – For most of her 27-year career, Abraya Johnson has not been a school nurse. She dipped her toe into ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:10 am

Lifestyle

First Baptist taking its Christmas music service outside

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Living Christmas Tree has been a holiday staple for First Baptist for the past 28 years, but things ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, November 8, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Kannapolis City Schools wraps up first week of plan A for elementary schools

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS – Kannapolis City Schools sent most of its elementary students to school four days this week with few hiccups. KCS ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, November 8, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Local schools, colleges keep COVID-19 cases low

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — No clusters of COVID-19 infections have surfaced in local public schools per state data released on Tuesday. Both Rowan-Salisbury ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, November 5, 2020 7:48 pm

Granite Quarry

Granite Quarry revenues trending up despite pandemic

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY — A projected dip on one revenue stream will be more than made up for by a climb in ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:36 pm

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