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Josh Bergeron, Author at Salisbury Post

Coronavirus

Rowan County adds 24 new COVID-19 cases; state remains paused in phase three

As the state remains paused in phase three of its COVID-19 reopening plan, new cases in Rowan County are coming at a steady rate. Case ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:42 pm

Coronavirus

New COVID-19 outbreak emerges at N.C. State Veterans Home, another declared over

SALISBURY — A second COVID-19 outbreak emerged Tuesday at a nursing home in Rowan County as another one was declared over. In a biweekly update ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:12 pm

Ask Us

Ask Us: Readers ask questions about Shober Bridge, voting safeguards

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, October 19, 2020 2:55 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Voting came first after negative test

It probably says a lot about me that I went to vote Friday as soon as a Rowan County Health Department staff member called to ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:02 am

Editorials

Editorial: 2020 could be year without complete candidate forum

An unfortunate side effect of COVID-19 is that opportunities are fewer and farther between for undecided voters to evaluate candidates for office. In a normal ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

New COVID-19 cases added to outbreak at Salisbury prison

SALISBURY — The number of COVID-19 cases in Rowan County increased by 21 on Monday. That number included new cases at Piedmont Correctional Institute, which ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: In Lexington, city-county conflict springs up around Confederate monument

Miles away and a river apart, a city-led effort to remove a Confederate monument looks unlike Salisbury’s effort. In Lexington, as across the nation, there’s ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:20 am

Coronavirus

County sees 106th death from COVID-positive patient

SALISBURY — Rowan County on Friday saw its 106th COVID-19 death. The death occurred outside of a nursing home, making it the 36th such death among ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, October 9, 2020 8:43 pm

Crime

Rowan Sheriff’s Office releases image of person of interest in church arson

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has released an image of a person of interest in an intentionally set fire at Franklin Baptist Church ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, October 9, 2020 5:45 pm

Coronavirus

Health Department: Salisbury prison outbreak now up to 72 positives

SALISBURY — While single-day increases can fluctuate, COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Rowan County, including in Piedmont Correctional Institute, which is now the ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:48 pm

Local

Volunteers spruce up exterior of Utzman-Chambers house

For the previous several days, volunteers have been working to strip peeling paint from a fence around the Utzman-Chambers house in downtown Salisbury and add ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Gary Pearce: History shows how incumbent president could lose

By Gary Pearce Republicans this year might find alarming parallels with the three incumbent presidents to lose reelection in the last 100 years. All three ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:00 am

Ask Us

Ask Us: Why are some downtown streets still one-way?

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 Josh Bergeron, Monday, October 5, 2020 2:50 am

Sports

Butler’s big night helps Heat cut Lakers’ Finals lead to 2-1

By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Biggest moment of his career. Best game of his life. Jimmy Butler is clearly ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, October 4, 2020 11:46 pm

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Goals in county’s declaration worth repeating elsewhere

In late 2016 and the first half of 2017, Rowan County Commissioners Chair Greg Edds and Vice Chair Jim Greene took on a countywide tour ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Saturday, October 3, 2020 12:00 am

Ask Us

Ask Us: Who are people behind sign at City Park playground?

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, September 28, 2020 3:14 am

Coronavirus

Prison in Salisbury latest site of COVID-19 outbreak

SALISBURY — Data maintained by Rowan County government on Sunday counted Piedmont Correctional Institution the site of a COVID-19 outbreak and listed more than two ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, September 28, 2020 12:18 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Competitive legislative race still favors Republican

The widest and most competitive slate of local races for office usually comes in the midterms — even years between presidential elections. And while this ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:01 am

Coronavirus

Deadly September propels Rowan County to 100 deaths from COVID-19

SALISBURY — Rowan County hit a grim milestone on Saturday, as more than 100 COVID-19 deaths have been reported here. That total has been propelled ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Saturday, September 26, 2020 4:25 pm

Editorials

Editorial: Consistency best plan for schools

Gov. Roy Cooper may have meant well by telling schools last week they’re able return to a normal, in-person schedule for grades K-5, but logistical ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Rowan Social Services director takes new job in New Hanover County; Heidrick to retire

Donna Fayko, Rowan County’s Social Services director since 2012, will take a new position Oct. 6 as New Hanover County’s Health and Human Services Consolidated ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, September 21, 2020 10:29 am

Ask Us

Ask us: Will masks be required in Rowan County polling locations?

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, September 21, 2020 8:03 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Aim no lower than fundamental change

There’s something different about these educators, Stacey Gershkovich told a Rowan County Chamber of Commerce meeting on Thursday. “When I met Lynn (Moody) and I ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:01 am

Kannapolis

Cannon Mills’ whistle sounds again, brings nostalgia with it

SPENCER — The sound that for decades dictated daily life around Cannon Mills and its subsequent iterations whistled back to life Friday at the N.C. ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:54 am

Editorials

Editorial: Moody transformed Rowan-Salisbury Schools

Often, you pick the superintendent for the times you’re in, Jim Vining, chairman of the Rock Hill, South Carolina, Board of Education told the Salisbury ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Average daily COVID-19 cases decline from peak in early September

After reaching a peak near the beginning of the month, the average of new daily COVID-19 positives has dropped continuously. The 14-day average of new ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, September 14, 2020 1:27 pm

Ask Us

Ask us: How does Rowan County government collect property taxes?

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, September 14, 2020 4:14 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Pandemic-induced lesson in being healthy

For at least one person in Salisbury, the loosening of state mandates that allowed gyms to reopen came with a painful lesson in moderation. That ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, September 13, 2020 12:00 am

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