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‘Whoever we feed is a blessing:’ Providence Baptist Church distributes free meals on Thanksgiving

EAST SPENCER — Around 8 a.m. on Thursday morning, Providence Baptist Church Pastor Sy Ponds walked into the church’s fellowship hall and started a pot ... Read more

3 mins ago by Ben Stansell.

Spencer to receive $750,000 CDBG grant for home repair

SPENCER — A major federal grant will help some Spencer locals perform needed repairs to their homes. The town has been awarded $750,000 though the ... Read more

15 mins ago by Staff Report.

For Rowan, 2020 general election turnout statistics mostly mirror 2016

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While Rowan County this year the highest general election turnout since the 1984 presidential race, most of the statistics ... Read more

15 mins ago by Natalie Anderson.

Blotter: Nov. 26

In crime reports: • Carl Mitchell Riley, 34, of Spencer, was charged by the Spencer Police Department on Wednesday for assault on a female. Riley ... Read more

2 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

County sets record for most COVID-19 positives reported in one day

SALISBURY — As families gathered for Thanksgiving on Thursday, Rowan County set another record and moved deeper into a worsening pandemic. With 100 new positives, ... Read more

2 hours ago by Josh Bergeron.

From poult to Thanksgiving centerpiece, Evans Family Farm knows how to raise turkeys

MT. ULLA — The sound of a shovel sinking into rocks rings out as Jessica Evans picks up a load of gravel and dumps it ... Read more

1 day ago by Ben Stansell.

Catawba, Livingstone not bringing students back until after the holidays

SALISBURY — Catawba College and Livingstone College are sending students home until late January and early February, respectively, as part of their plans to reduce the ... Read more

1 day ago by Carl Blankenship.

‘Just because’: Partners in Learning surprises staff with $15,000 in bonuses, turkeys

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Local early education agency Partners in Learning surprised all of its employees with a bonus and a turkey delivered ... Read more

1 day ago by Carl Blankenship.

Few applications received for state’s child care, remote learning assistance grant

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Following complaints about only a monthlong window to apply for a grant for families burdened with child care and ... Read more

1 day ago by Natalie Anderson.

Girls Scouts pack meals for Meals on Wheels Rowan

Girl Scouts from middle schools and high schools across Rowan County gathered to pack “Winter Weather Totes” for each Meals on Wheels participant. The totes ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

RCCC offering solutions for students wanting to jumpstart their college education

SALISBURY – As many new and returning college students wrestle with decisions about higher education, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College abounds with opportunities for students whose goal ... Read more

1 day ago by Post Education.

PetSmart donation to Essie Mae Kiser Foxx

First grade teacher Sally Hinson believes in the leadership, promise and vision of Essie Mae Kiser Foxx Charter School.  She communicated to PetSmart of Kannapolis ... Read more

1 day ago by Post Education.

Salisbury Police ready to roll out regional crime center before end of the year

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A month ago, five people were arrested in connection to a drive-by shooting at the corner of Institute and ... Read more

1 day ago by Shavonne Potts.

Shoutouts: North Hills Christian School announces homecoming king and queen

North Hills Christian School hosted homecoming festivities on the soccer field Friday evening. During the event, Liam Ogg and Caroline Nance were crowned homecoming king ... Read more

1 day ago by Post Education.

‘An icon of China Grove:’ Former China Grove Elementary students remember custodian Carl Wilkerson

By Susan Shinn Turner For the Salisbury Post Thinking back on your school days, you may recall a favorite teacher or two. But for students ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Catawba basketball: The struggle to play the games

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY— Since 2015, longtime assistant women’s basketball coach Ricky Joines has held a fancier job title at Catawba College —  Coordinator ... Read more

1 day ago by Mike London.

What are Salisbury, Rowan County leaders thankful for in 2020?

In advance of Thanksgiving, the Salisbury Post asked some local officials what they are thankful for this year. Their responses are as follows: • Salisbury ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Faith American Legion Auxiliary gives to Christmas Happiness Fund to honor vets

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — This year, the Faith American Legion Auxiliary Unit 327 missed several opportunities to support local veterans because of COVID-19 ... Read more

1 day ago by Shavonne Potts.

‘Tis the Season Spectacular Christmas parade provides entertainment, holiday spirit

SALISBURY — Of all the sights there were to see during the ‘Tis the Season Spectacular parade on Wednesday night, Shari Graham’s favorite was the ... Read more

1 day ago by Ben Stansell.

Four new COVID-19 deaths, total of 131 reported in Rowan

SALISBURY — On the eve of Thanksgiving, Rowan County reported four new COVID-19 deaths. Two of the new deaths occurred at Elmcroft of Salisbury, an ... Read more

1 day ago by Josh Bergeron.

Operations suspended, inmates transferred from Piedmont Correctional’s minimum security facility

SALISBURY — More than 100 inmates were transferred over two days this week after Prisons Administration temporarily suspended operations at Piedmont Correctional Institute’s minimum security ... Read more

1 day ago by Shavonne Potts.

Man charged with failing to register as sex offender

SALISBURY — A local man was charged with violating the sex offender registry guidelines that require him to register his home address and other information ... Read more

1 day ago by Shavonne Potts.

Police say DNA evidence ties Salisbury man to bank robbery attempt

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Salisbury man previously charged in a fish arcade robbery has been tied to an attempted robbery of Bank ... Read more

2 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Catawba College researchers say invasive beetle will kill significant portion of ecological preserve’s ash trees

SALISBURY — In five years, most of the green ash trees that compose the leafy canopy in the Catawba College’s Fred Stanback Jr. Ecological Preserve ... Read more

2 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Dr. Fauci, Kanye West, Jesus Christ among presidential write-in candidates in Rowan County

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Unlike the 2016 presidential election, far fewer Rowan County voters chose to write-in names for the presidential race this ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Salisbury Police receive grant for social justice, racial equity training

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Salisbury Police Department plans to put newly received grant funds from the Duke Energy Foundation toward social justice ... Read more

2 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

When weather turns cold, where do Rowan County wildlife go?

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While most humans prefer to stay inside when the weather turns cold, the story is different in the outdoors, ... Read more

2 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Blotter: Salisbury man charged faces marijuana charge after being served with unrelated warrant

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Salisbury man added a new charge to those he’s facing when police served him with a new warrant. ... Read more

2 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

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