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Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools to sell old devices for $4.6 million

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Monday voted to enter a contract to sell its outgoing fleet of ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, August 10, 2020 6:40 pm

Education

North Rowan Elementary adds outdoor classroom space as schools cope with COVID-19

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SPENCER — An outdoor classroom can be as simple as some boards attached to tree rounds to create some natural benches and ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, August 10, 2020 6:19 pm

Education

Bids for Rowan-Salisbury Schools devices tops $4.5 million

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Bid for the sale of Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ outgoing fleet of technology devices has passed $4.5 million with only two bidders ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:00 am

Education

YMCA plans program for students that blends academic support, day camp

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As schools enter uncharted territory in the coming school year, the Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA is planning a childcare option for students ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:00 am

Education

As school year inches closer, no perfect model to resume classes

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The school system’s modus operandi for the coming year, dubbed Plan B by the state, is not financially viable ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Rockwell man charged with kidnapping

SALISBURY – Cashus Tramon Ford, 34, of Rockwell, was charged Thursday with felony second degree kidnapping, misdemeanor larceny and misdemeanor vandalism to real property in ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, August 7, 2020 4:26 pm

Crime

Police undercover purchases produce charges for Salsburian

SALISBURY – Joshua Michael Polston, 25, of Salisbury, faces three counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute a schedule II controlled substance ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, August 7, 2020 2:37 pm

Crime

Salisbury man faces sex offense charges in Randolph County

SALISBURY — Andrew Joseph Geubtner, 29, of Salisbury, was charged Thursday with four counts of felony sex offense. A warrant for Geubtner’s arrest was issued ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, August 7, 2020 2:18 pm

Education

50 local businesses to display COVID-19 posters designed by students

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Courtesy of local students, brightly colored posters reminding people to stay safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19 will ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:00 pm

Education

Rivas taking over as principal at Hanford-Dole

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Jessica Rivas began her teaching career in her 30s as an elementary dual-language teacher. Most recently, Rivas was an ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:15 am

Education

Back to School: Getting to know local schools

Bostian Elementary School 4245 Old Beatty Ford Road, China Grove. 704-857-2322 Principal: Cory Stirewalt Mascot: Bulldogs China Grove Elementary School 514 S. Franklin St., China ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Q&A with Summit Academy Principal Amy Pruitt

The Post caught up with Amy Pruitt to learn more about The Summit Virtual K-8 Academy. Pruitt answered some of the most important questions surrounding ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools asking parents to find alternatives to school buses

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury School System is asking families to find their own ways to get children to school, if possible. When ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 8:50 pm

Local

Church takes stand in support of law enforcement during appreciation event

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS — Resurrection Baptist Church hosted a law enforcement appreciation event on Sunday as a way to recognize local police. The ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, August 3, 2020 12:08 am

Crime

Blotter: Pair charged with fire weapon into occupied dwelling

SALISBURY – Miranda Denise Jenkins, 38, of Concord, and Avondale Devon Hampton, 35, also of Concord, were both charged with felony discharge of a weapon ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:00 pm

Education

Homeschools not immune to effects of COVID-19

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — When public schools shut down in March, local homeschoolers found their own programs disappearing as well. The Rowan County ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:10 am

Lifestyle

Hager’s art reflects people who live here

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Local artist Cherrathee Hager is the mind behind a number of the painted windows in Downtown Salisbury. Hager has ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Retired educator Kathy Sanborn seeks East Area seat on Rowan-Salisbury School Board

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – The next few years are going to be critical for the country’s future, and that’s especially true for public ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:40 pm

Education

With high marks from his predecessor, Anderson steps in to lead Isenberg

SALISBURY — Nicholas Anderson’s former boss, Salisbury High School Principal Marvin Moore, describes him as a meticulous man who wants to get things right. Moore ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, July 30, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Duke University study begins drive-thru COVID-19 testing of participants

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS — Some participants from the existing MURDOCK health study at the N.C. Research Campus are now being studied for COVID-19 ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:00 pm

Education

Technology fees waived for all RSS students

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education on Monday waived annual student technology fees after the issue was brought up by ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 4:57 pm

Education

Virtual school named ‘Summit Virtual Academy’ as RSS board sorts out details of reopening

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Monday chose “Summit K-8 Virtual Academy” as the name for the district’s ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, July 27, 2020 8:40 pm

Education

Students at local colleges will be back on campus in fall

SALISBURY — Catawba College, Livingstone College and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College all plan to bring at least some students back to campus this fall. Both Catawba ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, July 27, 2020 5:00 pm

Education

Kannapolis City Schools will have two days of in-person classes each week

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS — The city’s school system will bring students to classrooms two days a week this fall, according to a model ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, July 24, 2020 8:39 pm

Education

One new candidate jumps in race for Rowan-Salisbury School Board

SALISBURY — As of Friday, four people have filed to run for the Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education. Kathy Sanborn is the only new addition ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, July 24, 2020 7:30 pm

Education

State’s guidance provides preview of when positive COVID-19 cases emerge in schools

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – If Rowan-Salisbury Schools is going to keep kids in school this semester, it has to keep COVID-19 out. Students ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:30 pm

Education

Local charter, private schools make reopening plans

SALISBURY – Several schools in Rowan County, charters and private, fall outside the purview of Rowan-Salisbury Schools and will begin classes this fall with their ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:30 pm

Education

Elementary student starts contest to encourage COVID-19 safety

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Rohan Joseph wants people to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rising fifth-grader at Sacred Heart Catholic School ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:00 am

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