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Rowan weather: Slight chance of showers this afternoon

Another cold morning brings us closer to the weekend. Today will be partly sunny and 50, but we’ll have more wind, from the southwest, at ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Friday, February 28, 2020 7:45 am

Entertainment

It’s a sad and funny ‘Trip to Bountiful’ from St. Thomas Players

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com Pack your tissues and exercise your funny bone for St. Thomas Players’ production of “The Trip to Bountiful.” Linda Jones, ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:29 am

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Rowan weather: Sunshine and wind

Winter is not done yet. Today will be cold and windy, with a low in the 20s. It will be sunny and 47, with west ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:47 am

Books

Six authors coming to South Main Book Co. Saturday

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com Six authors will be at South Main Book Company on Saturday to sign books and talk to readers. Among them ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:00 am

Books

Bestsellers (2-27-20)

Rowan bestsellers South Main Book Co. 1. The Unwilling, by John Hart (preorders). 2. Everybody was Happy, by Hap Roberts. 3. Salisbury and Rowan County, ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:00 am

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Rowan weather: Foggy morning, but warm

Rowan is under a dense fog advisory until 9 a.m. The Spencer and downtown Salisbury areas are nearly invisible. The fog will linger at least ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:18 am

Local

Hollywood went to war and kept us distracted

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com During World War II, there were three busy movie theaters in Salisbury, distracting people from their fears and providing news ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Wednesday, February 26, 2020 12:00 am

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Rowan weather: Still cloudy, damp

Rain will taper off today and we’ll have warmer temperatures, too. Today we have a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 9 a.m., with ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:48 am

Food

For Mardi Gras, dive into a jambalaya and nibble on pralines

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, a 40-day season of fasting and prayer leading up to Easter. Abstaining from meat and large meals ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:00 am

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Rowan weather: More clouds; rain this afternoon

Well, it was a nice weekend. But here comes more rain. Today’s chance of rain is 80 percent, mostly after 1 p.m. The high will ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Monday, February 24, 2020 7:47 am

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Rowan weather: Warming up a bit

There is a chance of black ice on some roads this morning, but the sun will eventually break through and we’ll reach a high of ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Friday, February 21, 2020 7:48 am

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Rowan weather: Snow this afternoon

Chances are good we will have snow today, but not too much. The problems arise overnight, when wet roads may freeze, with a low of ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:40 am

Books

Bestsellers (2-23-20)

Rowan bestsellers South Main Book Co. 1. The Unwilling, by John Hart (preorders). 2. Fearless and Determined, by David Freeze. 3. The Wonderful Things You ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:00 am

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UPDATE: Winter Weather Advisory Thursday; Rowan weather: Clouds might bring snow tomorrow

UPDATE: Rowan County is under a Winter Weather Advisory from 10 a.m. Thursday to midnight. Moisture returning from the south into a cold airmass on ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 8:50 am

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Rowan weather: Here comes the rain again

It’s back to clouds and rain today and Wednesday and even Thursday, when we might see some snowflakes. Today will be cloudy and 60, with ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 7:48 am

Farm & Garden

Eat heart healthy during heart month

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypostcom While we’re thinking about hearts — having just celebrated Valentine’s Day — let’s talk about heart healthy, because February is ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:00 am

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More traffic changes in China Grove

The Department of Transportation contractor will make changes to the U.S. 29 through-traffic at the Main Street intersection in China Grove starting today. Traffic heading ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Monday, February 17, 2020 10:41 am

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Rowan weather: Some sun today, rain tomorrow

If you have today off for Presidents’ Day, you can enjoy mostly sunny skies and a high near 59. Winds will be northeast at 5-7 ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Monday, February 17, 2020 7:48 am

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Rowan weather: Sunny but not so warm

We’ll have a few clouds this morning, then it will be sunny, but chilly, with a high of 49. North wind will be at 5-8 ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Friday, February 14, 2020 7:48 am

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Rowan weather: Rain, with possible thunderstorms

If we can make it through today, we’ll have a break from the rain through Monday. It’s going to be warm, with a high of ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Thursday, February 13, 2020 7:48 am

Books

How a house unmade and made a family

“The Dutch House,’ by Ann Patchett, HarperCollins. 2019, 352 pp. By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com “The Dutch House” is and is not the biography of ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:00 am

Books

Bestsellers (2-13-20)

Rowan bestsellers South Main Book Co. 1. Everybody was Happy, by Hap Roberts. 2. The Unwilling, by John Hart (preorders). 3. Confederate States Military Prison, ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:00 am

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Rowan weather: A little break from the rain

We’ll have cloudy day today, but just a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 4 p.m. The high will be 54, with east northeast ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Wednesday, February 12, 2020 7:48 am

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Rowan weather: Rain, rain go away

The chance of rain today is 90 percent, and we’ve already had some very heavy rainfall. Wednesday won’t be quite as bad, but Thursday could ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:47 am

Food

Show your love with bites of sweetness

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com Chocolate became associated with love during the Victorian era, when people were inspired by Medieval courtly love and chivalry. And ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:00 am

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Rowan weather: Clouds today, rain tonight

We might get through this week without any advisories, watches or warnings, but not without rain. Clouds will increase today, with a 20 percent chance ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Monday, February 10, 2020 7:48 am

Local

Hurley Park among areas damaged by weather

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Thursday’s severe storms and heavy rains have caused damage all over Rowan County. At Hurley Park, next to ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Friday, February 7, 2020 2:49 pm

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Rowan weather: Flood warning and high wind advisory

UPDATE, 12:30 p.m.: The Flood Warning has been extended to 4:49 a.m. Sunday. After a wild Thursday, today will be a different kind of bad ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Friday, February 7, 2020 7:42 am

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