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Local

Crowd converges on Salisbury for state pickleball tournament

SALISBURY — A flurry of rackets, bright yellow balls and competition is filling a corner of Catawba College’s campus this weekend. Johnson Tennis Center is ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, September 26, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Rowan County Fair back in full force with rides, livestock, vendors

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Fair opened its doors for the first time in two years this weekend, and it also marked a first for ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, September 26, 2021 12:05 am

Education

RSS school board to receive update on pay study

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education will receive an update on the results of a pay study commissioned for ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, September 26, 2021 12:00 am

Education

East Rowan culinary students feed staff who helped build new classroom

GRANITE QUARRY — When East Rowan High School closed for summer break in June, classroom 604 was a Cold War relic, but it transformed into ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:10 am

Granite Quarry

Granite Quarry officials will request correction to 2020 Census count

GRANITE QUARRY — Town officials say the 2020 U.S. Census population total is too low and plan to ask representatives about challenging the count. The ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Spencer town hall project at Park Plaza moving along

SPENCER — Spencer’s town hall project at Park Plaza is moving closer to its final stages. The project and a final inspection on the renovated ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:00 am

Education

State Employees Credit Union commits $1.5 million to new Partners in Learning center

SALISBURY — With an assist from State Employees Credit Union, Partners in Learning on Monday took another major step toward funding its new center. The ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:10 am

Ask Us

Ask Us: What companies does RSS use for instructional materials, textbooks?

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 ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, September 20, 2021 12:00 am

Education

RSS says federal money won’t be long-term solution for staff pay

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools has received an unprecedented amount of federal money in the past year, but the funding will only go so far to ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, September 19, 2021 12:10 am

Education

Livingstone College passes goal for UNCF kickoff

SALISBURY — Livingstone College launched its annual United Negro College Fund campaign to a good start on Friday with a concert and fundraising ahead of ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, September 19, 2021 12:00 am

Education

RSS superintendent talks to Chamber of Commerce about renewal, state of public education

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools Superintendent Tony Watlington on Thursday was the featured speaker during the kickoff of this year’s Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s Power ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Local colleges finds spots on latest U.S. News and World Report rankings

SALISBURY — U.S. News and World Report this week released its closely watched college rankings. Catawba College and Livingstone College are both featured on the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Spencer authorizes COVID-19 sick leave for vaccinated employees

SPENCER — The Spencer Board of Alderman on Tuesday night adopted a resolution extending additional sick leave time to vaccinated full-time employees who miss work ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:00 am

Education

RSS school board approves $207.6 million initial budget, discusses federal aid

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Monday approved an initial budget resolution to administer $207.6 million in anticipated revenues from state and ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:10 am

Education

RSS school board interviews Marsh, Billings for vacant seat

SALISBURY — Two candidates have been interviewed to fill the vacancy on the Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education. The board spoke to two candidates during ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:05 am

Education

After mask mandate, RSS COVID-19 numbers improve dramatically

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ COVID-19 quarantines and infections have declined sharply after previous record-setting numbers. On Friday, the district recorded 106 student infections and 1,178 ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:10 am

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools gets back to work creating K-8 facility

SALISBURY — After being on hold for more than a year because of frozen funding, Rowan-Salisbury Schools has resumed work on a combined K-8 facility ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:05 am

Education

RSS to talk resuming Knox-Overton K-8 project

SALISBURY — A memo to the Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education and included with Monday’s agenda says funding to build a new K-8 school is ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, September 12, 2021 12:05 am

Elections

State Board of Elections approves Sunday voting for 2021 municipal elections in Rowan County

SALISBURY — The North Carolina State Board of Elections on Friday sided with Democrats on the Rowan County Board of Elections in approving two days ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, September 10, 2021 8:31 pm

Education

More valuable than ever during pandemic, RSS celebrates its substitute teachers

SALISBURY — This week, Rowan-Salisbury Schools is celebrating its substitute teachers, who have been particularly valuable during a pandemic that’s brought more absences than usual ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, September 10, 2021 12:04 am

Education

RSS in talks about using federal relief money to provide faculty stipends

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools is looking for ways to use federal relief funding to offset the extra work being taken on by its teachers. With ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, September 10, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Salisbury Academy third graders learn sign language basics to communicate in class

SALISBURY — If you step into a third grade class at Salisbury Academy, you may see silent communication mixed in with all the noise. The ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, September 9, 2021 12:00 am

Local

9/11 20th anniversary: Local educators look back at classroom experience

SALISBURY —Tonya German was outside with an earth science class at South Rowan High School when the first plane hit the World Trade Center. The ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, September 9, 2021 12:00 am

Local

9/11 20th Anniversary: Veterans reflect on 9/11, conflict in the Middle East

SALISBURY — Bernie Sahadi was devastated when the planes hit the World Trade Center in 2001. The career Marine was stationed in California at the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, September 9, 2021 12:00 am

Local

City takes firefighter union’s presentation off agenda

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Professional Firefighters Union was on the agenda for the City Council’s Tuesday meeting, but the group’s presentation about pay was voted off ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 9:00 pm

Education

Salisbury City Council approves pandemic bonuses, vaccine incentives

SALISBURY — The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a pair of proposals that will put some extra cash in the pockets of its employees. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:10 am

Education

Eight apply for school board vacancy

SALISBURY — Eight people have thrown their hats in the ring for a brief stint on the Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education. A seat opened ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:06 am

Education

RSS superintendent talks highs, lows for district during State Board of Education meeting

SALISBURY — Eight months into his tenure with Rowan-Salisbury Schools, Superintendent Tony Watlington last week spoke to the N.C. Board of Education about where the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, September 6, 2021 12:30 am

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