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Natalie Anderson, Author at Salisbury Post

News

After another court ruling against it, what’s next for voter ID in NC?

SALISBURY — While she voted against voter ID requirements in North Carolina in 2018, unaffiliated voter Pam Everhardt Bloom said she later obtained one to ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, September 26, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Dixonville task force working to engrave names, quotes at cemetery

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With the second phase nearly complete, Dixonville-Lincoln Memorial Task Force Chair Emily Perry says recent efforts have focused on ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Friday, September 24, 2021 12:00 am

Local Events

Rowan County Fair makes pandemic return Friday with COVID-19 protocols in place

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County Fair organizers say attendees should keep “one cow length” between one another when the 60th annual fair ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:05 am

News

Salisbury City Council will vote on whether to exempt Goodwill developer from setback requirements

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — City Council members will vote Oct. 5 on the rezoning of a parcel on Faith Road that will exempt ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Salisbury city manager describes short-term solutions for firefighter pay concerns

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — City Manager Lane Bailey on Tuesday told council members preliminary data from a citywide salary study will be used ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Charlotte-based developer chosen for Empire Hotel project

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A year after forming a committee to make a selection, the Empire Hotel Redevelopment Task Force on Tuesday announced ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 4:43 pm

Local

Salisbury council to discuss grant for thermal cameras, reconsider rezoning for future Goodwill store

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —  City Council members today will discuss a nearly $111,000 grant from FEMA to assist with purchasing new thermal cameras ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:05 am

Elections

Early voting for 2021 municipal elections begin Oct. 14

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Early voting for the 2021 municipal elections in Rowan County will begin on Oct. 14 and span until Oct. ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:00 am

Local

OctoberTour will return to in-person tours, require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 tests

SALISBURY — The 46th annual OctoberTour scheduled for Oct. 9 and 10 will return to in-person tours of local historic landmarks and require proof of ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, September 19, 2021 12:00 am

East Spencer

East Spencer mayor says board knew about new administrator’s sexual battery charge before hiring

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER — Recently hired Town Administrator Michael Douglas faces a sexual battery charge in Johnston County, but Mayor Barbara Mallett ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, September 19, 2021 12:00 am

East Spencer

Political Notebook: East Spencer resident running as write-in candidate for mayor

East Spencer resident Timothy Trogdon said last week he’s going to run for mayor as a write-in candidate for the upcoming municipal election in November. ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:10 am

Education

North Rowan High student creates artwork for Community Care Clinic

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A North Rowan High School student gifted the Community Care Clinic a commissioned artwork she created as part of ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:02 am

Local

Salisbury Rotary Club seeks to right decades-old wrong by giving O.K. Beatty posthumous membership

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rotary Club of Salisbury on Tuesday completed some unfinished business by granting the late O.K. Beatty posthumous membership ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:10 am

Landis

Landis aldermen deny selections for Passive Park Committee over process, approve request for additional police officer

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com LANDIS — Town aldermen on Monday voted against selections for the recently formed Passive Park Blue Ribbon Committee while voting in ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:00 am

East Spencer

East Spencer to use federal COVID-19 funds for vehicle purchases, bonus pay, home and business repairs

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER — Town aldermen on Monday voted to use $247,150 in federal American Rescue Plan funds for home and business ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:08 pm

Columnists

Natalie Anderson: Trip to help after Hurricane Ida reminds of state’s resiliency

Folks from the South know all about our customary hospitality. But in a part of the country all-too-familiar with natural disasters and destruction, Louisiana, the ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:02 am

News

Political Notebook: Gov. Cooper vetoes bills supported by Rowan County lawmakers

RALEIGH — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper last week vetoed a handful of bills supported and sponsored by Rowan County’s Republican lawmakers. Both Rep. Harry Warren, ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Part of East Fisher Street closed for nine weeks while improvements made to bridge

SALISBURY — The North Carolina Department of Transportation closed the 200 block of East Fisher Street Monday to begin making improvements to the bridge to ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Monday, September 13, 2021 4:23 pm

Crime

Blotter: Gold Hill man arrested for possession of stolen vehicle from Florida

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday arrested a man for possessing a stolen vehicle from Florida. Jacob Pilkington, 26, of Gold Hill ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, September 12, 2021 11:15 pm

Local

Veterans, state officials recall 9/11 attacks during 20th anniversary commemoration

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Local residents, veterans and elected officials gathered at the Hudson, Miller, Tatum VFW Post Saturday during a 20th anniversary ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, September 12, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Salisbury Fire honors first responders’ sacrifice during 20th anniversary of 9/11

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Salisbury Fire Department gathered Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and focus on ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, September 12, 2021 12:05 am

News

Experts say political leanings largely drive perception of end of war in Afghanistan

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Following the end of the War in Afghanistan, political experts say the state of American politics today show the ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Thursday, September 9, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Salisbury firefighters push city leaders for short-term solution to low pay, benefits

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A letter detailing challenges in retaining Salisbury firefighters has prompted city government to conduct a salary study, but concerns ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, September 5, 2021 12:11 am

Local

Wade Furches sheds interim title as city of Salisbury’s new finance director

SALISBURY — The city of Salisbury on Wednesday announced Wade Furches will be its new finance director. Furches has served as the interim finance director ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Thursday, September 2, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Developers vying for Empire Hotel project detail design concepts

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Empire Hotel redevelopment project is likely to involve one of two different proposals utilizing a mixed-use design concept ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 12:05 am

Elections

Political Notebook: Cooper signs nine bills into law, including three sponsored by Rowan County’s representatives

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper last week signed nine bills, including three backed by Rowan County’s lawmakers. Among the measures Cooper signed is Rep. Harry ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 2:01 pm

Local

Council to begin process of identifying recruiting firm, interim city manager

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Heeding advice from the North Carolina League of Municipalities, council members on Monday agreed to begin looking for an ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 12:00 am

Elections

Salisbury council incumbent Tamara Sheffield drawing on ‘level-headed business approach’ in re-election bid

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — City Council incumbent Tamara Sheffield hopes her “level-headed business approach” and “people over politics” mindset will be enough to ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 12:00 am

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