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Staffing agencies say more jobs available than job seekers

SALISBURY — When the coronavirus pandemic spread to North Carolina in the spring, unemployment claims rose dramatically. In April, the number of continued unemployment claims ... Read more

3 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

Salisbury Sheetz temporarily closed after three employees test positive

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Sheetz location in Salisbury has temporarily shut down after three employees tested positive for COVID-19. A spokesperson for ... Read more

15 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

Pandemic has impacted campaigning efforts for both county Republicans, Democrats

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As the pandemic has “changed the scope” of the upcoming general election, local party leaders have reverted to traditional ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

County sees highest number of currently hospitalized

SALISBURY — Rowan County reached saw its highest number of people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 on Saturday when the number hit 27. The previous mark ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Gyms, members navigate rules about exercising during COVID-19

SALISBURY — After a foot injury left him recliner-bound for two years, the muscles in John Reeves’ once-strong legs had atrophied. His legs had deteriorated to ... Read more

2 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Salisbury VA Community Living Center outbreak now considered over

SALISBURY — State and county health officials on Friday confirmed that the outbreak at the W. G. Hefner VA Community Living Center is now considered ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no help for jobless now

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON — A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money collapsed in disappointment ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

New COVID-19 outbreak grows at Salisbury nursing home

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — An additional 13 cases at the Autumn Care of Salisbury were reported on Thursday, bringing the total to 24. ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Autumn Care becomes newest site of COVID-19 outbreak

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Health Department on Wednesday reported a new nursing home outbreak at Autumn Care of Salisbury. The ... Read more

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Recoveries rise in addition to 29 new positives

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — An additional 29 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Rowan County, but recoveries continue to rise. The increase ... Read more

6 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

County to spend $3.95 million in COVID-19 relief funds on local projects

SALISBURY — Roughly $3.95 million in COVID-19 relief funding will be spent on projects ranging from converting doors to automatically opening to creating a special ... Read more

7 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

County adds 28 new positive to COVID-19 count

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — On Monday, 28 new people tested positive in Rowan County for COVID-19 and 287 were currently positive, according to ... Read more

1 week ago by Shavonne Potts.

State declares two local congregate living outbreaks over

SALISBURY — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services last week closed out two more COVID-19 outbreaks at congregate care facilities in Rowan County, ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Local COVID-19 cases cross 2,000

SALISBURY — Rowan County crossed 2,000 total cases on Saturday as cases continued on another streak of double-digit increases. The number of COVID-19 cases on ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Commissioners to consider business expansion, approve CARES Act funding plan

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Commissioners on Monday will hear a presentation regarding a tax incentive request for a local company wishing to expand. ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Students begin returning to college campuses with virus protocols in place

By BRYAN ANDERSON and JOHN RABY Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — The first wave of college students returning to their dorms aren’t finding the typical ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Company confirms Daimler employee died after testing positive for COVID-19

SALISBURY — An employee at the Daimler Trucks plant in Cleveland died Thursday after testing positive for COVID-19, the company said. A Daimler Trucks North ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Thousands of negative tests added to local COVID-19 total

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Following the addition of thousands of previously uncounted negative tests, Rowan County’s rate of positive cases stood at 9.37% ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Misinformation on the virus is proving highly contagious

By David Klepper Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. — As the world races to find a vaccine and a treatment for COVID-19, there is seemingly no ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Local restaurant already struggling worries about effects of alcohol order

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The governor’s order to halt the sale of alcohol after 11 p.m. is effective Friday. And while a significant ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Cooper: Alcohol sales at N.C. restaurants ending earlier

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday he’s curbing alcohol sales hours at restaurants starting later ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

COVID-19 deaths in Rowan most prevalent among white residents over 65

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Most deaths from COVID-19 in the county have been among white residents over the age of 65, according to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

State to determine early voting plan after Rowan Board of Elections fails to reach consensus

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Elections on Tuesday failed to unanimously agree on an early voting plan for the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Duke University study begins drive-thru COVID-19 testing of participants

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS — Some participants from the existing MURDOCK health study at the N.C. Research Campus are now being studied for COVID-19 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

County to provide more accurate look at COVID-19 case positive rate

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County health officials are working to give a once-a-week statistic about the percent of positive COVID-19 cases, which aims ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political Notebook: Rep. Budd recognizes sheriff’s deputy on floor of US House

U.S. Rep. Ted Budd, R-13, last week recognized a local sheriff’s deputy who aided a motorist stuck in her burning vehicle on the highway. “I ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

How does Rowan compare to neighboring counties during COVID-19 outbreak?

SALISURY — In some key COVID-19 statistics, Rowan County finds itself with higher numbers than most of its immediate neighbors. The Rowan County Health Department ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Churches choose their own method of services during pandemic

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Local church leaders say they plan to continue to have services within limits that best suit their congregations. Church ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Shavonne Potts.

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