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Historic Salisbury Foundation’s 2020 OctoberTour to give participants new views into old landmarks

SALISBURY — With a virtual edition of its annual OctoberTour, the Historic Salisbury Foundation will provide a glimpse into buildings that wouldn’t usually be feasible ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Waterworks elects officers for 2020-21 and names new board members

On July 23, the board of directors of Waterworks Visual Arts Center elected officers for 2020-2021. Ed Hull, retired executive and community leader, will serve ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Lifestyles.

NC State student takes on new challenges during internship

By Murphy Stafford Rowan County Cooperative Extension I am a senior at North Carolina State University studying animal science. For the past summer, I have ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Lifestyles.

Ester Marsh column — Regular exercise routine

Have you been able to get in a regular exercise routine? Having phase 2 extended for another five weeks is absolutely challenging. We finally have ... Read more

2 days ago by Ester Marsh.

Ann Farabee column — Focus on focus

By Ann Farabee If I had a dollar for every time I told a student they had to focus… Honestly, they were focused — just ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Lifestyles.

Doug Creamer column: Seeds of hope

By Doug Creamer When the weather is so hot, I have very little desire to work outside. I will cut the grass. I will also ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Lifestyles.

Fig trees are gaining popularity in home gardens

Many homes in Rowan County have included fig trees in their plantings to supplement their fresh produce. Most plants are located in a protected area ... Read more

2 days ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Mack Williams column: Like life, everywhere, but not alive

By Mack Williams I recently thought back to the old 1980 Carl Sagan “Cosmos” series on public TV, and his conversations about the possibility of ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Lifestyles.

Darrell Blackwelder column: Mosquitoes

Late-summer months mosquitoes are an extreme nuisance upon those that venture outdoors. Pop-up evening showers provide the perfect scenario for breeding through standing water. Any ... Read more

2 days ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

David Freeze column: Robin and Isaac no more; meet Charles Newsome

Sometimes things just don’t work out. I had mentioned earlier that the hot and humid days of summer are hardest for exercise beginners if at ... Read more

2 days ago by David Freeze.

Library notes: Weekly reading together as a family

By Amber Covington Rowan Public Library As the summer days zip by, finding time to plan family fun is challenging. With the sizzling sun making ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Lifestyles.

Amy-Lynn Albertson: Who are the bad guys among bugs of summer?

By Amy-Lynn Albertson Rowan County Extension It’s been hot and sweltering, like North Carolina hot, summer. Our flowers are wilting. Our grass is turning brown. ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Lifestyles.

Darrell Blackwelder column: Taking a weed-infested yard and starting over

I spoke to a friend a couple of weeks ago and he told me that he couldn’t tell the grassy weeds from his normal grass. ... Read more

1 week ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Library Notes: Everyday people helping find solutions with citizen science

By P.L. Stiles
 Rowan Public Library With a news cycle that creates more chaos and distress than enlightenment, do you ever wonder how the human ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Lifestyles.

Creek Week to include irrigation workshop

By Michael O. Fine Rowan Cooperative Extension Rowan County Creek Week is an annual event that will take place during the week of Aug. 22-29. ... Read more

1 week ago by Paris Goodnight.

Ann Farabee column: The rules

Back when I was in school…. I know. That is a phrase no one wants to hear. But, I will say it anyway. Back when ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Lifestyles.

Gotta’ Run: Humidity and other updates

Running is a daily struggle right now with the oppressive south Florida-style humidity. On a recent morning, I planned to do 5-6 miles but tempered ... Read more

1 week ago by David Freeze.

Dr. Chris Magryta column — Coronavirus update

By Dr. Chris Magryta Rowan Pediatric Associates Latest numbers show that, on balance, COVID-19 incidence is rising rapidly in certain parts of the nation while ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Lifestyles.

China Grove Farmers Day takes a village to put on

By Janet Ruffin The cancellation of Farmers Day in China Grove made me think even more about the fun, family-friendly event in Rowan County that ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Lifestyles.

Doug Creamer: Keep watch

By Doug Creamer If you think I am hiding from COVID-19, you are wrong. Yes, I am staying indoors, but it is not the virus ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Lifestyles.

Hager’s art reflects people who live here

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Local artist Cherrathee Hager is the mind behind a number of the painted windows in Downtown Salisbury. Hager has ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

Spalding named 2020-2021 president of Salisbury Rotary Club

Elaine Spalding, who leads the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, has been named Salisbury Rotary Club president for 2020-21 and Vergel Lattimore, who leads Hood ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Doug Creamer column: Refreshing

By Doug Creamer I like to have my quiet time on my front porch. I do this most of the year. It is a quiet ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

Doctor from Salisbury helps family with nonprofit while living in Chicago

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — One Salisbury native may have taken his medical talents to Chicago, but he’s helping his family make an impact ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Turtles and trash: Hurley Park Q&As

By Danelle Cutting For the Salisbury Post Have you stopped by Hurley Park lately? It has definitely been a hot spot for exercise and just ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Danelle Cutting.

Dr. Chris Magryta column: Back to school

By Dr. Chris Magryta Salisbury Pediatric Associates I thought that it would be useful to discuss teachers and risk moving forward. Teachers are about to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

Darrell Blackwelder column: Lantanas full of color

Lantanas are an excellent choice of summer color for our landscapes, especially with the excessively hot weather we’ve experienced over the past few weeks. It ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Library notes: Chill out with fresh fiction this summer

By Abby Hardison Rowan Public Library Need to escape the dog days of summer? Kick back and relax with some great new fiction titles arriving ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

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