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Carl Blankenship, Author at Salisbury Post

Local

Colonial Spring Frolic makes a comeback to kick off museum’s year

GRANITE QUARRY — The Old Stone House was in good company on Saturday, surrounded by colonial crafts and attire to match the pre-revolutionary landmark. The ... Read more

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

Local

Concord City Council wants to name bridge for fallen officer, Rowan native

CONCORD — The Concord City Council on Thursday passed a resolution supporting an application to rename a bridge in town in honor of an officer ... Read more

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

Education

RSS administration will recommend selling Faith Elementary property to charter school

SALISBURY — Local school administrators on Monday will recommend the sale of the Faith Elementary School property to Faith Academy Charter School. The property would ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Rowan County Democrats re-elect leaders, pass resolutions

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Democratic party held its annual convention virtually on Saturday. The annual conventions are held by local party affiliates throughout the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Spencer town board gets look at Park Plaza progress

SPENCER — Town officials got their first look at progress on the inside of the Park Plaza project on Thursday. The project is moving along ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, April 9, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Middle, high school students head back to classes full time

SALISBURY – For the first time in more than a year, all in-person Rowan-Salisbury Schools students walked into classrooms on Thursday morning. With the exception ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:48 pm

Education

Local nursing students maneuver through hurdles during pandemic

SALISBURY – Health care is a difficult field in a good year, and caring for patients during a pandemic has not made things easier. At ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:05 am

Education

Publicly funded NC Pre-K seats available now

SALISBURY — Families can sign up for free, publicly funded pre-kindergarten in the county right now. N.C. Pre-K, a state-funded program that provides free early ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Local colleges expecting normal enrollment after pandemic decline

SALISBURY — Higher education enrollment declined nationally in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, but things are looking up for local colleges. The latest data ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Imperial moving to 150,000-square-foot distribution center in Granite Industrial Park

SALISBURY — A major company with a local distribution warehouse is moving to a larger location and bringing more jobs with it. Imperial Supplies, a ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Faith Academy raised offer because of interest in elementary property

FAITH — Faith Academy looked to its financial institution to secure more funding to bid on the Faith Elementary property after other interest emerged. Board ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Salisbury Academy auction moves online this year, benefits Meals on Wheels

SALISBURY — Salisbury Academy has been fundraising via an annual auction for 12 years, and this year’s auction will keep the tradition online. This will ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Medical professionals reflect on year of COVID-19

SALISBURY — Angela Lucas has seen more death in the last year than her previous 16 as a respiratory therapist. The hardest part is seeing ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:10 am

Education

Catawba mints new partnership with esports recruiting firm

SALISBURY — There is a new opportunity for prospective students to take their passion for competitive gaming into a college education. Stay Plugged IN, an ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:05 am

Local

List of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Rowan County

The following are a list of all deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Rowan County based on death certificates at the Rowan County Register of Deeds. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Local pastor recalls close call with COVID-19, lingering symptoms

SALISBURY — Dawn Rister almost died after being one of the first people in Rowan County to contract COVID-19. On Maundy Thursday last year, she ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools says seniors will have in-person graduation May 29

SALISBURY – Rowan-Salisbury Schools will host in-person graduation ceremonies this year. The district’s six traditional high schools will host ceremonies in their football stadiums at ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:34 pm

Local

Conservation group make trail improvements at Stanback Forest

SPENCER — New and improved trails are being built at Fred and Alice Stanback Educational Forest. Conservation Corps North Carolina, which dispatches teams to improve ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, April 1, 2021 12:10 am

Crime

Blotter: Woman at same address as Tuesday shooting charged with felony larceny

SALISBURY — A woman was charged with felony larceny after allegedly stealing cash from someone who gave her a ride. Sky Nicole Allison, 28, was ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, April 1, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Sex offender charged with failure to notify of address change

SALISBURY – An East Spencer man on the state’s sex offender registry was charged after failing to notify law enforcement officers of an address change. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:03 am

Local

Yadkin River Park gets $150,000 boost as Spencer eyes grant options

DAVIDSON COUNTY — Yadkin River Park celebrated a fundraising milestone with a public check presentation on Tuesday. Davidson County and Friends of Rowan, a local ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:10 am

Education

Elementary students back together after more than a year

ROCKWELL — Monday marked another step toward normalcy when Rowan-Salisbury Schools elementary classrooms doubled their number of daily students. It was the first day without ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 12:05 am

Crime

Bullet holes found on West End Plaza window

SALISBURY — Police found three bullet holes in a window at West End Plaza on Sunday. Sgt. Russ DeSantis said at about 4 p.m. a ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, March 29, 2021 9:05 am

Ask Us

Ask Us: Readers ask about lake structure, turn light, RCCC entrance

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, March 29, 2021 2:00 am

Education

School transportation will be ‘all hands on deck’ for plan A

SALISBURY — There will be a team effort to get kids to classrooms when middle and high school students are back in buildings more frequently ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Spirit of Rowan: Career in education: Andrew Smith worked his way from teaching to administration

Andrew Smith went to China Grove-area schools, graduated from South Rowan High School and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree and a master’s from ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:00 am

News

Spirit of Rowan: Dominique Bates steers students down the right path

Dominique Bates is a Salisbury native who attended all the North Rowan schools growing up before he went off to start his undergraduate career. Bates, ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:00 am

News

Spirit of Rowan: Salisbury High junior Ali Khatib has passion for education reform

Ali Khatib has a long road ahead of him. The soon-to-be-17-year-old Salisbury High School junior is in the stage a lot of active and creative ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:00 am

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