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New zip code in county sees COVID-19 cases with more than 300 new tests reported

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — After 18 individuals tested positive for COVID-19 Friday and Saturday, the county’s total count is now up to 734. ... Read more

17 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

Gov. Cooper vetoes bill to let N.C. bars serve patrons again

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday vetoed legislation that would have let North Carolina standalone bars ... Read more

1 day ago by News Service Report.

One additional new COVID-19 case in veterans home; average age of positive cases drops

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — One veteran from the N.C. State Veterans Home was among the 13 new COVID-19 cases in the county Thursday, ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Legislators aim to reopen gyms over governor’s order

RALEIGH (AP) — Gyms and fitness centers would get relief from North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 executive order that keeps them closed in a ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

City Council looks at specific options for continuing transit service

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The City Council on Tuesday received several options for using federal funds to continue transit service to Spencer and ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Case count grows by more than two dozen to surpass 700

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — An additional 28 individuals tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday after 44 additional tests were reported, bringing the county’s ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Number of currently positive cases decreases by two dozen

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The number of currently positive cases of COVID-19 in the county decreased by 24 on Tuesday as the overall ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

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.

West End Plaza becomes COVID-19 testing site

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As part of a statewide initiative to expand COVID-19 testing, county officials have designated the parking lot of the ... Read more

5 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.

One new death from Citadel, COVID-19 cases rise by 29 Sunday, Monday

SALISBURY — Another death was reported at the Citadel nursing home on Monday along with 19 more positive COVID-19 cases Sunday and 10 more on ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

UPDATED: One nursing home outbreak considered over; COVID-19 case count continues rising

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While case numbers continued rising across the county, one local COVID-19 nursing home outbreak was considered over Friday. There ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Nursing home COVID-19 deaths continue rising with three more reported Thursday

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The county on Thursday reported three additional COVID-19 deaths at the N.C. State Veterans Home, amounting to 10 deaths ... 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: Hoff’s Grill creates a new norm with curbside, delivery services

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, most customers who ate at Hoff’s Grill were seated in the open-air patio or ... Read more

1 week ago by Shavonne Potts.

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.

Community COVID-19 testing locations

The following are community testing site locations and dates: • Northen Rowan Family Medicine (Food Lion), 313 N. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, from 1 p.m. to ... Read more

1 week ago by Shavonne Potts.

Pandemic construction expenses, new testing site on list of approved expenses for county’s $2.56 million grant

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County commissioners on Wednesday adopted plans to spend a $2.56 million grant from the state for COVID-19 relief that ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

New grantee, big donation from Salisbury Pride for COVID-19 Relief Fund

SALISBURY — The United Way’s COVID-19 Relief Fund on Wednesday announced another grant recipient and receipt of a $3,660 contribution from Salisbury Pride. The fund ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

County reports two more deaths, resulting in seven new deaths in two days

By Natalie Anderson and Shavonne Potts news@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County officials reported two additional COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, which amounts to seven new reported deaths ... 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.

New dates, locations added for COVID-19 testing sites

SALISBURY — The Rowan Public Health Department has added a few new dates and locations throughout the county for community COVID-19 testing. • Northern Rowan ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Shavonne Potts.

Five new deaths recorded at veterans home

SALISBURY — For the first time in nearly two weeks, the number of COVID-19-related deaths has increased — this time by five, to 32 individuals ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Shavonne Potts.

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.

Memorial Day weekend brings six new COVID-19 cases

Rowan County added several cases to the COVID-19 outbreak here during Memorial Day weekend. From Friday to Monday, there were six new cases of COVID-19 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Political notebook: Sen. Carl Ford says state needs ‘full bore reopening’

Sen. Carl Ford can describe Gov. Roy Cooper’s “modest” Phase 2 reopening with a single sentence. “It’s better than nothing,” Ford said. Ford has been ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Two more test positive for COVID-19, bringing county total to 600

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — An additional two individuals tested positive for COVID-19 in the county on Sunday after 25 new tests had been ... 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.

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