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Local

Spencer approves supplemental USDA loan for Park Plaza project

SPENCER – Another $256,489 is expected to be funneled to Spencer’s Park Plaza project after the town board of aldermen on Thursday approved pursuing a ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:00 am

Education

School board candidates for Salisbury seat split on consolidation

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education incumbent Alisha Byrd-Clark and challenger Jonathan Barbee have different opinions on school consolidation. Byrd-Clark, ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Horizons Unlimited taking learning to students this semester

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Horizons Unlimited would normally have students come to its facility for a range of experiential, science-focused learning programs. This year, ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Susan Cox conceding school board race, putting support behind opponent

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While her name will remain on the ballot, Susan Cox is bowing out of her bid for a third ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:26 pm

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools will survey families, stakeholders about next superintendent

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Families of school children and everyone else directly connected to the district should expect to see a survey in ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:00 pm

Education

RSS will collect information on full K-5 return

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools administration will begin collecting information to show how it could approach full re-entry in the coming months. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:05 am

Education

KCS sees smooth transition back to classes, unlikely to transition to all in-person for K-5

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS — Just more than a month in, Kannapolis City Schools has had a mostly smooth transition back into the classroom. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:00 am

Education

‘Better chance of succeeding’: Moody, colleagues reflect on tenure, retirement

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Lynn Moody was not a strong reader when she began attending North Carolina State University. The outgoing Rowan-Salisbury Schools ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:10 am

Education

Candidates for East Area school board seat have widely different views on renewal

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com ROWAN COUNTY — Two newcomers are competing for the East area seat on the Rowan-Salisbury disagree about the route for Rowan-Salisbury ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Funding flat, enrollment down slightly for Rowan-Salisbury Schools

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Rowan-Salisbury Schools Associate Superintendent of Resources Carol Herndon says the district was expecting level enrollment before COVID-19 pandemic hit. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, September 18, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Catawba gets high marks in U.S. News and World rankings for fifth year

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Catawba College rose one spot on a popular set of college rankings, making it one of the top regional ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, September 18, 2020 12:00 am

BREAKING NEWS

Gov. Cooper announces schools can move K-5 to plan A; school board vote needed locally

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com RALEIGH – Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday announced public schools can bring elementary students back to class five days a week, ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:34 pm

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools ships out thousands of old devices for refurbishing

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Rowan-Salisbury Schools warehouse on Wednesday turned into a logistics center for iPads, laptops and Apple devices as staffers ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:05 am

Education

Blattner brought technology into schools before it was cool

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – David Blattner used to repair devices in an English classroom. The Rowan-Salisbury Schools chief technology officer moved to North ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:00 am

BREAKING NEWS

Man dies after attempting to cross I-85 on foot

SALISBURY – A man was struck and killed on Interstate 85 near the north on-ramp from East Innes Street on Wednesday. N.C. State Highway Patrol ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:38 pm

Education

In year marked by pandemic, RSS graduation rate improves, beats state average

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury School’s graduation rate made a significant jump in the 2019-2020 school year, past the state average and more ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:10 am

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools moves forward with Henderson closure study

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Monday followed a recommendation from district administration to begin a formal closure ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:10 am

Education

Faith charter school application gets continued after state board interview

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com RALEIGH — Faith Academy, a would-be charter school, was neither granted a charter nor shot down after a Monday morning interview ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:00 am

BREAKING NEWS

RSS Superintendent Lynn Moody announces retirement

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools Superintendent Lynn Moody on Monday night announced she will retire at the end of the year. Moody, ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, September 14, 2020 8:32 pm

Education

RSS teacher of the year picks up new car

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Teachers may not always get many perks beyond their students’ glowing faces, but there is a new car to ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, September 13, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Grants inject $22,000 into local schools for outdoor learning spaces

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A pair of grants will bring more of the outdoors to local students in the near future. Knollwood Elementary ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, September 13, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Closure discussion for three schools on RSS board agenda

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education will view closure studies for a pair of elementary schools and consider moving ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, September 13, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Clowning around: Local jokers come out of pandemic hiatus for a neighbor

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Salisbury’s local clown power couple had hung up their oversized shoes for about nine months, but they dusted them ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, September 13, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Livingstone begins classes with students back, new safety measures

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Later than usual, but well prepared, Livingstone College began classes on Thursday. Chief Operating Officer Anthony Davis said if ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, September 11, 2020 12:05 am

Granite Quarry

Granite Quarry exploring options for failing park walls

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY – Just beyond the stairs at Granite Lake Park, some retaining walls are in poor shape. One of the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, September 11, 2020 12:00 am

Education

New principal Feamster brings business experience to Essie Mae Kiser Foxx

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER – Latisha Feamster spent seven years in human resources before she made the jump to education. She began teaching ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Defying expectations, sales in Spencer were up in June

SPENCER — John Sofley, the town’s budget manager, said he did a double take when he looked at the town’s June sales tax payment for ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Knox Middle’s Sally Schultz named RSS teacher of the year

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Sally Schultz says her favorite thing about being a teacher is just being with her students. It’s not all ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:00 pm

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