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Requests for absentee ballots top 9,000 in Rowan

Thousands of Rowan County voters have requested an absentee by mail ballot and a portion have already cast their vote in November’s election. Data from ... Read more

3 hours ago by Staff Report.

Spencer approves supplemental USDA loan for Park Plaza project

SPENCER – Another $256,489 is expected to be funneled to Spencer’s Park Plaza project after the town board of aldermen on Thursday approved pursuing a ... Read more

3 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

11 locals will make up Empire Redevelopment Task Force

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A group of 11 community members will serve on the Empire Redevelopment Task Force, and Downtown Salisbury, Inc., has ... Read more

3 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

New finance director excited to prove himself, continue on path set by predecessor

SALISBURY — To describe his situation, Jim Howden on Thursday relied on a football metaphor featuring one of the game’s greatest coaches. “When you lose ... Read more

3 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

County health officials report four new COVID-19 deaths

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County health officials on Thursday reported four additional COVID-19 deaths, including three from two local nursing homes. One death ... Read more

7 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

Trump promotes health care ‘vision’ at stop in Charlotte but gaps remain

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JILL COLVIN Associated Press CHARLOTTE (AP) — More than three-and-a-half years into his presidency and 40 days from an election, President ... Read more

8 hours ago by News Service Report.

Blotter: Woman charged with stealing mom’s dog

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A local woman is accused of stealing her mother’s dog after staying with her mother for some time. Salisbury ... Read more

11 hours ago by Shavonne Potts.

Rowan County hires Howden as new finance director

SALISBURY — Days after Rowan County announced it was losing longtime Finance Director Leslie Heidrick to retirement after 23 years, her replacement has been named. ... Read more

11 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

Exhibit about Jim Crow-era travel on display at NC Transportation Museum

A new exhibit about the Jim Crow era of legal segregation will be on display at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer starting Friday. The ... Read more

12 hours ago by Staff Report.

GOP elections board members resign over absentee settlement

RALEIGH (AP) — The two Republican members of North Carolina’s state elections board have resigned after signing off on a settlement to help voters fix ... Read more

15 hours ago by News Service Report.

Drive-by shooting injures 24-year-old Salisbury man

SALISBURY — A 24-year-old Salisbury man was shot in the knee during an early morning drive-by shooting outside a Salisbury home. Salisbury police spokesman Lt. ... Read more

16 hours ago by Shavonne Potts.

Highway Patrol: Vehicle fled after striking, killing pedestrian on Camp Road

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The N.C. State Highway Patrol is looking for a vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian walking near Camp ... Read more

17 hours ago by Shavonne Potts.

Locals to be inducted into NC Military Veterans Hall of Fame

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — This year’s N.C. Military Veterans Hall of Fame Class of 2020 has among it a former city councilman, a ... Read more

1 day ago by Shavonne Potts.

Fall fun, with a twist: Patterson Farm adjusts to guidelines, offers new version of traditional events

MT. ULLA — Being the director of fun has never been so complicated. Michelle Patterson, the “director of fun” who oversees Patterson Farm Market and ... Read more

1 day ago by Ben Stansell.

Sayers, Piccolo friendship lives on in ‘Brian’s Song’

Associated Press When Chicago Bears teammates Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo became roommates in 1967, the first time NFL players of different colors shared accommodations ... Read more

1 day ago by News Service Report.

Partners in learning passes last year’s special needs fashion show fundraiser with all-virtual event

SALISBURY – Partners In Learning hosted its fourth annual “Just As I Am” Special Needs Fashion Show virtually on Sept. 8. The virtual event did ... Read more

1 day ago by Post Education.

Shoutouts

Cody Thomas, of Kannapolis, has been need to Georgia Southern University’s spring 2020 Dean’s List. Read more

1 day ago by Post Education.

Former history teacher to use ‘working knowledge of the issues’ in state House race

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Democrat and former history teacher Keith Townsend hopes to use his “working knowledge of the issues” to prioritize education-related ... Read more

1 day ago by Natalie Anderson.

Chamber adds more than 50 new businesses during Total Resource Campaign

SALISBURY — In early August, members of the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce gathered around their computer cameras for yet another Zoom meeting. For this ... Read more

1 day ago by Ben Stansell.

School board candidates for Salisbury seat split on consolidation

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education incumbent Alisha Byrd-Clark and challenger Jonathan Barbee have different opinions on school consolidation. Byrd-Clark, ... Read more

1 day ago by Carl Blankenship.

Virtually no internet: Rural NC families struggle with online access for school-age children

By Casey Morris Story courtesy of Carolina Public Press When school started in Beaufort County in August, Chocowinity resident Dana Heath Darden’s sons signed onto remote ... Read more

1 day ago by News Service Report.

Horizons Unlimited taking learning to students this semester

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Horizons Unlimited would normally have students come to its facility for a range of experiential, science-focused learning programs. This year, ... Read more

1 day ago by Carl Blankenship.

NTSB: Pilot’s actions likely caused Earnhardt Jr. plane crash

By Adrian Sainz Associated Press A pilot’s inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew’s decision to continue an unstable approach and landing likely ... Read more

1 day ago by News Service Report.

2 Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests

By Dylan Lovan and Piper Hudspeth Blackburn Associated Press/Report for America LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Hours after a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville ... Read more

1 day ago by News Service Report.

Seven new COVID-19 positives reported at Piedmont Correctional

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Piedmont Correctional Institute reports there are seven active cases of COVID-19 within the nearly 700 prisoners at the Salisbury ... Read more

1 day ago by Shavonne Potts.

Blotter: Police respond to shots fired call outside of Salisbury home

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Police on Tuesday responded to a Salisbury home after neighbors reported hearing gunshots and located nearly 20 shell casings ... Read more

1 day ago by Shavonne Potts.

Rowan tied for fifth among counties for most COVID-19 deaths

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The county reported one additional COVID-19 death at Accordius Health on Wednesday, bringing the total number of deaths to ... Read more

1 day ago by Natalie Anderson.

‘Nudge from God’: 10 years after diagnosis, Rockwell man to receive kidney from live donor

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com ROCKWELL — Almost a decade after being diagnosed with kidney disease, one local man will receive a transplant next month from ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

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