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Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools opts not to preemptively suspend sports practice

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education opted to not to suspend athletic training against the recommendation of district administration ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Man faces litany of charges after burglary

SALISBURY — Justin Derek Neal, 29, of Salisbury, was arrested on Sunday in connection to a series of incidents at 410 West 15th St. The ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, July 13, 2020 2:00 pm

Crime

Masks, AC unit stolen from COVID-19 testing site.

SALISBURY — A portable air conditioning unit and 10 boxes of masks were stolen from the Novant Health Urgent Care on Jake Alexander Boulevard between ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, July 13, 2020 12:36 pm

Crime

Abandoned car found riddled with bullets near East Spencer

EAST SPENCER — At about 2 a.m. Monday, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting near 315 Barbour St. and discovered a vehicle ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, July 13, 2020 9:40 am

Education

NC Pre-K application deadline extended until July 17

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Smart Start Rowan, which manages the state-funded N.C. Pre-K seats in the county, has extended its application process until ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Carl Blankenship: Growing sprouts indoors with little sunlight

One of two windows in my apartment is becoming a torrential sprout factory. Born out of boredom, a bit of inspiration and the desire to ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Reid steps into principal role at Overton

SALISBURY – Marae Reid loves to run into her former students working in the community. A student who she taught in kindergarten is now a ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Spencer’s long-awaited Fourth Street project on the verge of completion

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SPENCER — More than two years in, the infamous Fourth Street project may be on the verge of wrapping up. Spencer ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, July 10, 2020 12:03 am

Education

Virtual K-8 draws 700 applicants in four days

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Rowan-Salisbury School’s new virtual K-8 school has drawn 700 enrollees since applications opened on Monday. Meanwhile, virtual school Principal ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, July 10, 2020 12:00 am

Education

New challenges could emerge in swapping out RSS student devices

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools, now facing the possibility school buildings may not reopen at the beginning of the school year, could ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Billboard recognizing NRHS graduates goes up in Spencer

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SPENCER – The town has purchased billboard space to honor North Rowan High School graduates for 90 days. The $1,200 space ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:00 am

Local

“Fame” Confederate monument moved overnight

SALISBURY – The Confederate monument “Fame” at the intersection of West Innes and Church streets was moved Monday night and early Tuesday. Roads surrounding the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:00 am

Granite Quarry

Granite Quarry discusses $100,000 rollover for Joint Police Authority

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY — At the beginning of the Granite Quarry Board of Aldermen’s Monday regular meeting, Alderman Doug Shelton noted his ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

COVID-19 cases make substantial climb over previous two days

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Monday marked the second-largest increase in COVID-19 cases in Rowan County — 43. The highest increase was April 13 when the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, July 6, 2020 7:13 pm

Business

Daimler plant’s COVID-19 cases increase to 13

CLEVELAND – Daimler’s truck manufacturing plant has seen 13 employees test positive for COVID-19 since mid-June, according to a Daimler spokesperson. That number is an ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, July 6, 2020 4:12 pm

Ask Us

Ask Us: Do RSS students need to turn in old devices?

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 trends ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, July 6, 2020 12:42 am

Crime

Blotter: Man charged with breaking into 7 vehicles; man charged with drug trafficking

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Jordan McKay Fritz, 20, of Salisbury, was charged Friday with felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, felony larceny of ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, July 6, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Thousands reduced to small crowd as Faith keeps patriotic spirit alive

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com FAITH – Fourth of July is a big deal in Faith — so much so that a pandemic couldn’t completely stop ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:10 am

Education

RSS virtual K-8 looking for interested parents

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Rowan-Salisbury Schools is creating a virtual K-8 school beginning next school year and is now looking for interested parents. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:00 am

Education

‘Never in my wildest dreams’: Moore ready to take the helm of Salisbury High

SALISBURY — Marvin Moore says he never expected to be a principal until he met a man who would become a mentor. Jerome Heggins, husband ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:05 am

Education

Shoutouts

Zachary Tatarka, of China Grove, was named to the President’s List at Coastal Carolina University. Mary Sobataka, of Salisbury, was named to the Dean’s List ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Faith resident won’t let COVID-19 infect patriotic spirit

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com FAITH — Lisa Phelps hasn’t missed many Faith Fourth of July celebrations, and she isn’t letting the COVID-19 cancellation infect her ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:00 am

Education

School board narrowly approves allowing students in for driver’s ed, other assessments

SALISBURY — Students will be allowed to reenter school facilities under special circumstances. The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education approved a motion on Monday that ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:00 am

Education

New Sarum donates $9,050 to COVID-19 Relief Fund

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — New Sarum Brewing donated $9,050 to Rowan County United Way’s COVID-19 Relief Fund on Tuesday. The brewery raised funds ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Longtime educator, Rowan Democrats vice chair plans school board run

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salosburypost.com SALISBURY — Chariel Dye, a local entrepreneur who spent 20 years working in early childhood education, is planning a campaign for ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Moore named new principal at Salisbury High; three others also named RSS principals

SALISBURY — Isenberg Elementary School Principal Marvin Moore has been named principal at Salisbury High School. The principal at Isenberg since 2012, Moore was among ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Names of those we’ve lost: Family members remember relatives who died from COVID-19

SALISBURY — Melissa Carter described her father as a difficult man. Bill Carter left when she was 3 years old. Decades later, she suddenly found ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:01 am

Education

School board will talk special situations for students entering schools

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education will review a plan Monday for students in some situations to re-enter school ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:01 am

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