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Windows send a message: Fish Bowl writes names of police brutality victims on storefront

SALISBURY — On May 25, days after George Floyd died with a Minneapolis police officer’s knee pressed into his neck, Chris Ostle began reading a ... Read more

1 day ago by Natalie Alms.

Food Lion expands in Carolinas, Georgia with new store acquisitions

SALISBURY — Food Lion is purchasing 62 Bi-Lo and Harveys Supermarkets in an expansion announced Wednesday. Many of the new stores are located in Georgia, ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Alms.

Food Lion will buy 62 supermarket stores in three states

SALISBURY — Food Lion announced Wednesday it will purchase 62 BI-LO/Harveys Supermarket stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia from Southeastern Grocers. The stores ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Commissioners to send Gov. Cooper a request to ‘reopen’ local economy

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County commissioners voted Monday to submit a letter to Gov. Roy Cooper that requests the ability for county ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Commissioners talk incentives for broadband construction, 2020 election funding

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A financial incentive to begin developing rural broadband infrastructure in the county and more funding to the Board of ... Read more

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Biz Briefs: Salisbury VA Medical Center reopens MRI services

SALISBURY — The Salisbury VA Health Care System has reopened MRI services for three of its locations, including the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center. ... Read more

7 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Commissioners to hold public hearing for 2020-21 proposed budget

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners will spend most of Monday discussing the 2020-21 proposed budget in addition to ... Read more

7 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Behind every New Sarum specialty brew is a ‘scientific method’ to the madness

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Throwing hundreds of pancakes and waffles into a vat of beer may not initially sound appetizing, but with a ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Salute to service: Cleaning crews adapt to keep customers safe

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down Sheila Cannon, the owner of Wife For Hire. On March 20, Cannon had ... Read more

1 week ago by Liz Moomey.

Salute to Service: Truck drivers serve as ‘backbone’ of supply chain even more so in a pandemic

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Growing up the oldest of five, the son of a single mother and a father of four, Duncan Williams ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Company will use Kannapolis as base to deliver medical supplies by drone

KANNAPOLIS — Novant Health on Wednesday announced the launch of America’s first emergency drone logistics operation by a hospital for its pandemic response. The launch ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Commissioners to hold special meeting for state coronavirus relief grant

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County commissioners will discuss and potentially adopt plans for a state Coronavirus Relief Fund grant during a special-called, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Some successful for dine-in reopening, another sees continued preference for to-go orders

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE —  With a head nod and mouth full of food, China Grove resident Ann Deyton on Saturday said restaurants ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Local salons, barbers booked up for reopening

SALISBURY — Above the Collar Hair and Beard Bar, located on North Main Street, was fully booked for hair cuts Saturday after reopening Friday when ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

Banks, businesses receive PPP forgiveness instructions, advocate for more time

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Though banks and businesses received long-awaited guidance for Payroll Protection Program loan forgiveness on May 15, some industries are ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Biz Briefs: Law firm’s charitable group donates lunches to frontline workers

SALISBURY — Wallace & Graham Gives, a charitable support group launched in April, has funded approximately 900 staff lunches since its creation to support Novant ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Community college president talks leadership during pandemic

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Janet Spriggs offered four key ways to lead during the “brave new normal” of the ongoing pandemic: be calm, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Bike boom of 2020: Local shops see soaring demand for bicycles due to pandemic

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As COVID-19 has closed businesses, left many working from home and restricted pastimes, people nationwide are wiping off the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Pharmaceutical company looks to bring 388 jobs to northern Kannapolis, receives preliminary approval for tax incentives

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County commissioners on Monday gave preliminary approval to a tax incentive request for “Project Lake,” which seeks to create ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

County manager’s ‘tight, conservative’ budget would halt new construction for schools

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — On Monday, Rowan County Manager Aaron Church presented the Board of Commissioners a “conservative” 2020-21 budget that would halt ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

As stay-at-home order begins to lift, local businesses adjust

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Though local business owners are happy to turn on the “open” signs, some are still unsure about the future ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

County manager to present FY 2020-21 proposed budget at commissioners meeting on Monday

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County Manager Aaron Church will present the fiscal year 2020-21 proposed budget to county commissioners when they meet ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Biz Briefs: Power in Partnership Breakfast, Leadership Rowan graduation going virtual

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s Power in Partnership Breakfast and Leadership Rowan graduation will both be held virtually this year. Dr. Janet ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

County leaders form ‘Economic Recovery Task Force’ to help businesses reopen safely

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As businesses begin reopening and operating under the guidance of Gov. Roy Cooper’s phased plan, local leaders have formed ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Sales tax loss to remain unknown for months despite requirement to pass budgets by July

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Sales tax revenue comprises a significant portion of each county’s fiscal year budget, but the full impact of COVID-19 ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rowan County native will become superintendent of research station in Clinton

SALISBURY — A Rowan County native and employee at the Piedmont Research Station has been named superintendent of the state’s Horticultural Crops Research Station in ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Optimism still lingers about recovery as country sees highest unemployment rate since Great Depression

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Despite the national unemployment rate soaring in April, economists are anticipating a short recovery time as long as businesses ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Biz Briefs: Food Lion Feeds awards $1 million in grants to nearly 600 hunger relief agencies

SALISBURY — Food Lion Feeds has announced the recipients of $1 million in grant funding being awarded to nearly 600 feeding agencies across its 10-state ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

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