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‘Meet the need’: Rowan County Health Department looks to add to vaccination options

When eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations opened to anyone older than 16 last week, the Rowan County Health Department faced a few questions. Why were so ... Read more

6 hours ago by Josh Bergeron.

Seaford is first woman in county hired for town manager position since the ’90s

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com LANDIS — Though every municipality in Rowan County currently has a woman serving as town clerk, Landis’ selection of Diane Seaford ... Read more

6 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

Colonial Spring Frolic makes a comeback to kick off museum’s year

GRANITE QUARRY — The Old Stone House was in good company on Saturday, surrounded by colonial crafts and attire to match the pre-revolutionary landmark. The ... Read more

6 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

Concord City Council wants to name bridge for fallen officer, Rowan native

CONCORD — The Concord City Council on Thursday passed a resolution supporting an application to rename a bridge in town in honor of an officer ... Read more

6 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

RSS administration will recommend selling Faith Elementary property to charter school

SALISBURY — Local school administrators on Monday will recommend the sale of the Faith Elementary School property to Faith Academy Charter School. The property would ... Read more

7 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

Rowan County Democrats re-elect leaders, pass resolutions

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Democratic party held its annual convention virtually on Saturday. The annual conventions are held by local party affiliates throughout the ... Read more

7 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

Inspired by advice from father-in-law, Angela Mills launches her own business in memory of him

SALISBURY — Uninterested in the hospital food put in front of him, Jerry Mills wasn’t eating. The longtime physical education coach at Erwin Middle School ... Read more

7 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

Baseball: Memories come alive in Ferebee book

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — On Friday, May 14, 1971, East Rowan lefty Claude Bernhardt turned in one of the great pitching performances in ... Read more

7 hours ago by Mike London.

During Child Abuse Prevention Month, local groups reflect on detecting abuse in a virtual world

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Department of Social Services in 2020 received fewer reports of child abuse than it did in the two years prior, ... Read more

7 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Small Business Center announces spring slate of workshop for business owners

SALISBURY — The Small Business Center at Rowan Cabarrus Community College will host several workshops for local business owners this spring. There will be three ... Read more

7 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

Kiwanis Pancake Festival starts Friday

Staff report SALISBURY — Although traditionally held each year in March, the Kiwanis Pancake Festival was moved forward to next weekend to allow more time ... Read more

7 hours ago by Staff Report.

Rowan fire marshal seeks to clear up confusion, worry caused by solicitation letter

SALISBURY — Local fire officials hope to clear up confusion that might’ve been caused by a letter sent to some Rowan County residents by a ... Read more

7 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

Fun every day: Fifth anniversary for Yadkin Path Montessori School

By Susan Shinn Turner For the Salisbury Post When Dean Hamilton and Myra Tannehill’s son arrived eight years ago, Myra began thinking almost immediately about ... Read more

7 hours ago by Post Lifestyles.

High school football: Playoff time means get ready for ‘big-boy football’

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — NCHSAA football playoff brackets were released Saturday evening after a delay because some teams couldn’t play Friday due to ... Read more

10 hours ago by Mike London.

One dead, several injured after head-on collision in China Grove

CHINA GROVE — One person is dead and several others are injured following a Friday afternoon collision between two cars on Lentz Road. A car ... Read more

2 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Man, woman charged for selling drugs to undercover deputies

SALISBURY — A man and woman face felony drug charges after allegedly selling methamphetamine and heroin to undercover Rowan County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Shelly Kay ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: Rowan County man charged with indecent liberties with children

SALISBURY — A Rowan County man faces charges of indecent liberties with children in connection with a Fourth of July party in 2020. Christopher Alan ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Spencer town board gets look at Park Plaza progress

SPENCER — Town officials got their first look at progress on the inside of the Park Plaza project on Thursday. The project is moving along ... Read more

2 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

‘Applicant market’: Unemployment rate improving as businesses hire more workers

SALISBURY — While NCWorks is an agency dedicated to connecting North Carolinians with jobs, the pandemic forced it to shift strategies. NCWorks is a statewide ... Read more

2 days ago by Ben Stansell.

National, local business leaders praise Salisbury’s initiative to support Black-owned operations

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Earlier this year, city council members pledged to continue progressing toward an equitable government for all. Mayor Karen Alexander ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Quotes of the week

“We’re talking about just doing the right thing here. We shouldn’t even need to codify doing the right thing.” — Rodney Phillips, China Grove mayor ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Opinion.

Middle, high school students head back to classes full time

SALISBURY – For the first time in more than a year, all in-person Rowan-Salisbury Schools students walked into classrooms on Thursday morning. With the exception ... Read more

2 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

1,000 new COVID-19 vaccinations reported Thursday

SALISBURY — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 vaccinations and few other changes in the ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Landis man airlifted after being crushed in porch collapse

LANDIS — A man working on his house Thursday morning was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Health after being injured and trapped under a collapsed ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Blotter: Salisbury man charged with embezzlement

SALISBURY — A 51-year-old Salisbury man faces embezzlement charges. Jesse Burgess is accused of transferring $4,200 from an account owned by Quality Transportation to a ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Man faces conspiracy, larceny charges; two others sought in Rowan Sheriff’s Office investigation

SALISBURY — A 35-year-old man faces nearly two dozen criminal charges and two other men remain at large for crimes connected to repeated thefts from ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Rowan Museum’s Utzman-Chambers House becomes site of bee hive, carpenter bee infestation

The Utzman-Chambers House, operated by Rowan Museum, seems to be a magnet for bees. Just a few steps away from the house, a hive of ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Local nursing students maneuver through hurdles during pandemic

SALISBURY – Health care is a difficult field in a good year, and caring for patients during a pandemic has not made things easier. At ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

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