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Josh Bergeron, Author at Salisbury Post

Ask Us

Ask us: Will West Innes Street median follow Confederate monument’s removal?

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 Josh Bergeron, Monday, July 13, 2020 1:52 am

Local

Hundreds expected at Trump boat parade on High Rock Lake

SALISBURY — Politics can get crazy, says Genny Duncan. Sometimes people just need to have fun with it. Duncan and longtime friend Anna Garrison are ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:05 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Is ‘Fame’ an angel or something else?

Is “Fame” an angel, pagan goddess, winged figure from Greek mythology, Greek muse or something else? The Post has written all manner of descriptions about ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:01 am

Coronavirus

‘Critical needs’: COVID-19 Relief Fund helped Meals on Wheels deliver groceries to seniors

SPENCER — Meals on Wheels has always served homebound seniors, but its services have expanded and been more critical than every during the COVID-19 pandemic, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

County has averaged more than 100 daily tests since mid-June

SALISBURY — As COVID-19 options have become more readily available in recent weeks, the seven-day rolling average of new tests in Rowan County is hovering ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:11 pm

Local

111 years after its dedication, ‘Fame’ hoisted away from West Innes Street

After more than a century in one location, the Confederate monument in the median of West Innes Street was permanently removed from the center of ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:09 am

Business

Downtown Salisbury Inc director resigns

SALISBURY — The head of the city’s downtown promotions and development organization abruptly resigned her job last month. Larissa Harper, named director of Downtown Salisbury ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:00 am

Business

In the Heart of Salisbury, Wivianny DeHaas creates ‘wellness oasis’

SALISBURY — Global pandemics don’t tend to adhere to a schedule, but COVID-19 couldn’t have come to Rowan County at a worse time for Heart ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:00 am

Gold Hill

Gold Hill Fire Department to hold scavenger hunt

The Gold Hill Fire Department will be holding a back to School Scavenger Hunt Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. This will be a ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Will community meet moment with collective action?

Understandably, my knowledge is slim on moments from the homefront during World War II.  Sure, it was a topic in history courses. There are military ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Greenway expansion, traffic signal maintenance submitted for federal funding

SALISBURY — The Cabarrus-Rowan Metropolitan Planning Organization this week endorsed two local projects for federal grant funding.  The MPO, which prioritizes local transportation projects for ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Mitch Kokai: Put NC at front of line for recovery

By Mitch Kokai The furor over COVID-19 will fade. Eventually. Once that happens, North Carolina will compete in the national race toward recovery. Decisions policymakers ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:00 am

Local

State says prisoners objected to being quarantined as part of COVID-19 precautions

SALISBURY — An incident in which prisoners barricaded themselves into a dorm at Piedmont Correctional Institute started with an objection to being quarantined for two ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, June 29, 2020 3:38 pm

Local

Confederate group contests public safety exception after protests, riots involving monuments

SALISBURY — In a letter sent to North Carolina municipalities last week, the North Carolina Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans said “violent protests ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, June 29, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

COVID-19 case count increases by 24; positives continue younger trend

For the eighth-straight day, Rowan County on Sunday reported a double-digit increase in total COVID-19 cases. The increase of 24 raised Rowan County’s COVID-19 case ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:26 pm

Local

‘Negligible inconvenience’: Locals react to start of state’s face covering mandate

By Josh Bergeron and Shavonne Potts news@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan Countians started masking up Friday as a new state mandate went into place requiring face ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:05 am

Business

Nurses turn into entrepreneurs in making hand sanitizer

SALISBURY — Tracey Jackson has been a nurse for about 30 years, but a recent conversation turned him and a co-worker into entrepreneurs, too. Jackson, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Prison inmates barricade themselves in dorm, Department of Public Safety says

SALISBURY — In an incident Saturday morning at Piedmont Correctional Institution, about 36 inmates barricaded themselves into a dorm, said N.C. Department of Public Safety ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Saturday, June 27, 2020 10:48 pm

Local

Photos: City crew covers base of ‘Fame’ with plastic

A crew from the city of Salisbury on Friday used transparent and black plastic to cover the base of “Fame.” Public Works Director Craig Powers ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, June 26, 2020 3:16 pm

Coronavirus

Two staff members test positive at assisted living facility on Mooresville Road

Two employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at Elmcroft of Salisbury, an assisted living community on Mooresville Road.  The facility is the fifth active outbreak ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:05 pm

Letters

Letter: Rhinier’s letter presents misguided characterization

Having lived and worked in several former Soviet and current Muslim countries, we find Mr. Wes Rhinier’s letter to the editor published June 14 (“No right ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Double-digit increases keep coming as COVID-19 cases top 1,000

The month of June has brought with it some of the sharpest daily increases in COVID-19 cases, propelling the local total to more than 1,000 ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, June 22, 2020 1:49 am

Ask Us

Ask Us: Readers ask about Golden Corral, street cleaning, pet food containers

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 Josh Bergeron, Monday, June 22, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Now more than ever, support local businesses

It’s not everyday that people and businesses ask to be added to a boycott list, but that’s exactly what happened last week after the Salisbury ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:01 am

Coronavirus

COVID-19 Relief Fund receives Cheerwine donations, names another grantee

SALISBURY — The Rowan County United Way’s COVID-19 Relief Fund received one large donation from Cheerwine and gave out another grant to a local organization ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Two test positive for COVID-19 at Cleveland Daimler plant

CLEVELAND — Two employees of the Daimler Trucks plant in Rowan County have tested positive for COVID-19 and been out of the facility for several ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, June 19, 2020 3:36 pm

News

VA Secretary Robert Wilkie: Salisbury VA quickly adapted to COVID-19 challenges

By Robert Wilkie The importance of military service to America’s safety and security never needs to be explained to North Carolinians. That is why I ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Charlotte Gardner, who broke barriers as first Rowan woman in state legislature, dies

SALISBURY — It may have been 2:30 a.m., but Charlotte Gardner quickly answered Brad Ligon’s phone call.  Ligon had just advanced out of the Republican ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:00 am

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