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Seaford is first woman in county hired for town manager position since the ’90s

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com LANDIS — Though every municipality in Rowan County currently has a woman serving as town clerk, Landis’ selection of Diane Seaford ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:10 am

Local

National, local business leaders praise Salisbury’s initiative to support Black-owned operations

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Earlier this year, city council members pledged to continue progressing toward an equitable government for all. Mayor Karen Alexander ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Friday, April 9, 2021 12:00 am

Landis

Landis man airlifted after being crushed in porch collapse

LANDIS — A man working on his house Thursday morning was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Health after being injured and trapped under a collapsed ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 4:36 pm

Business

City to host Q&A session to discuss initiative to increase Black-owned businesses

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Mayor Karen Alexander and local business leaders will host a virtual Q&A session today to discuss a commitment with ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:00 am

Local

City appropriates $1 million from water, sewer fund to upgrade utility meter infrastructure

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — City council members on Tuesday appropriated $1 million from the 2020-21 water and sewer fund balance to upgrade 19,000 ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Rowan County Democrats to host virtual convention Saturday

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Democratic Party will virtually host its annual convention at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Democrats expect to elect new county officers, ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Salisbury City Council signals approval for proposed apartment development, concerns about another

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Following the presentation of two proposed multi-family apartment developments Tuesday, council members signaled preliminary approval for one and worry ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:10 am

Local

City names recipients for latest round of coronavirus relief funding

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — City staff on Tuesday outlined how about $50,000 in federal funding will be allocated to a dozen local public ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:00 am

Local

City accepting artist applications for ‘Paint the Pavement’ project

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — City staff are inviting local artists of all ages and skills to submit designs for the first downtown pavement ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:05 am

Local

Council to consider rezoning requests for two proposed housing developments

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — City council members today will consider rezoning requests for two developments that would bring more than 150 new multi-family ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:00 am

News

Political Notebook: Rowan’s lawmakers vote in favor of bill limiting governor’s emergency powers

All three of Rowan County’s Republican lawmakers in the N.C. House last week voted in favor of a bill that aims to limit the governor’s ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:00 am

Local

City gives green light to install historical marker commemorating 1906 lynchings

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The city has issued a certificate of appropriateness for the Actions in Faith and Justice organization to install a ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Rise in construction costs, cuts to NCDOT push back Rowan’s transportation projects

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Declines in gas tax revenue due to the pandemic, rises in construction costs and financial trouble at the North ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Bill passes House to exempt town of Rockwell from satellite annexation limit

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A bill that passed the N.C. House and sits in the Senate would add the town of Rockwell to ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Text message exchange shows council’s discussion of K-9 incident when video leaked

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A text message exchange among city council members and the city manager in early March shows Mayor Karen Alexander ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Thursday, April 1, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Lieutenant governor’s wife delivers keynote address at inaugural ‘Elizabeth Dole Dinner Honoring Republican Women’

Staff Report news@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Second lady Yolanda Robinson, wife of Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, and former Sen. Elizabeth Dole shared words of encouragement with ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Thursday, April 1, 2021 12:00 am

Landis

Finance Officer Diane Seaford hired as new Landis town manager

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com LANDIS — After months of vetting a dozen candidates, the town of Landis unanimously voted Tuesday to hire Finance Officer Diane ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Thursday, April 1, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Political Notebook: Local lawmakers react to governor’s proposed 2021-23 budget

After Gov. Roy Cooper proposed a budget for the 2021-23 biennium last week, local lawmakers said they support some proposals but worry about the ability ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Monday, March 29, 2021 2:08 am

Crime

Blotter: Man, woman face felony drug charges

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A local man and woman have been charged with a slew of felony drug charges after allegedly being caught ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Monday, March 29, 2021 1:47 am

China Grove

Locals gather to celebrate grand opening of equitable community market in China Grove

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE — Community members, the Rowan County United Way and Main Street Marketplace and Meeting Place representatives on Saturday celebrated ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:05 am

Local

Spirit of Rowan: Salisbury Police recruiter officer Shaneesha Smith proud to be ‘someone they can go to’

Proudly serving as the face of the Salisbury Police Department, officer Shaneesha Smith is likely the first interaction for those looking to get their foot ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Evans family reiterates calls for improvements, upgrades at the Fred M. Evans pool

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Fred M. Evans pool served thousands of children during the summer months of the pandemic, and members of ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Spirit of Rowan: AnnaCraig Boutique owner ‘couldn’t imagine doing anything else’

Upon opening the door to AnnaCraig Boutique in downtown Salisbury, customers are met with a cascade of bright and bold colors and patterns. That’s the ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:00 am

News

Spirit of Rowan: Sarceno gives back to Guatemalan children, pays tribute to immigrant women in book

Author, activist and nonprofit founder Maria Elena Sarceno said she felt led by God to help others in need. The Guatemalan native, 36, graduated from ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:00 am

News

Reps. Warren, Sasser supporting a number of gun-related measures

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Reps. Harry Warren and Wayne Sasser have each signed on to support more than 70 bills in the House, ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Spirit of Rowan: Whitney Wallace-Williams fueled by ‘innate desire to fight for the underdog’

From her work with a decades-old law firm and downtown leadership positions to her family’s generous financial contributions to charity and the newly established cancer ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:00 am

News

Rep. Howard’s bills on debt settlement, muscadine grape juice in schools advance

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A bill related to prohibiting debt settlement practices in North Carolina and one that requires schools to purchase and ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:00 am

News

Sen. Ford’s bill would allow concealed carry at churches with affiliated schools

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Sen. Carl Ford, a Republican representing Rowan and Stanly counties, is sponsoring a bill that would allow the concealed ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Friday, March 26, 2021 12:00 am

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