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New RSS Superintendent Watlington reflects on first week in office

SALISBURY – Tony Watlington spent most of his first week with Rowan-Salisbury Schools exploring the district. He has been visiting every school and facility in ... Read more

6 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

Education briefs: Hood Theological Seminary holding virtual lecture series 

Hood Theological Seminary will hold its annual Bishop Alfred E. and Mrs. Mamie White Endowed Heritage Lecture Series on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13, 2021. ... Read more

6 hours ago by Post Education.

City will consider moratorium on new local historic landmarks

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Salisbury City Council on Tuesday will consider putting a temporary halt to giving new structures “historic landmark status” ... Read more

6 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

“She always had a smile on her face:” Active in the community, Jeannie Misenheimer dies from COVID-19

By Susan Shinn Turner For the Salisbury Post Here’s the thing you need to know about Jeannie Misenheimer: She and her husband, Tony, had friends ... Read more

6 hours ago by Staff Report.

Navigating COVID to provide virtual career connections 

SALISBURY — Connecting students to business and industry is a natural proponent of hands-on learning that is face-to-face, generally intimate, and aligns to their interests ... Read more

6 hours ago by Post Education.

Shoutouts

Safrit named to SUNY Canton Dean’s List SUNY Canton recognizes Rachel M. Safrit of Kannapolis for being named to the university Dean’s List during the ... Read more

6 hours ago by Post Education.

Police: Granite Quarry, Salisbury robberies may be connected

GRANITE QUARRY — Police are investigating whether an armed robbery early Wednesday may be connected to another one a day earlier in Salisbury. In the ... Read more

12 hours ago by Josh Bergeron.

Knox Middle School closes for one day following teacher’s death

SALISBURY — Knox Middle School will close its doors temporarily Thursday and move to virtual learning as the school grieves the death of a faculty ... Read more

13 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

County administers 800 COVID-19 vaccines as those 65 and older become eligible

SALISBURY — Cars wrapped around the block and beyond to get the county’s latest distribution of COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday morning. The vaccines were available ... Read more

16 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

COVID-19 deaths outside of congregate living facilities represent growing majority in Rowan

SALISBURY — COVID-19 deaths outside of congregate living facilities continued to grow on Wednesday when seven more were added to Rowan County’s total. The county ... Read more

18 hours ago by Josh Bergeron.

93-year-old man beaten, hospitalized after overnight attack

SALISBURY — A 93-year-old man was badly beaten by two men late Tuesday and early Wednesday while attempting to let his dog out. The Rowan ... Read more

21 hours ago by Josh Bergeron.

KCS students staying all virtual through Feb. 15

KANNAPOLIS — Kannapolis City Schools students will be out of the classroom until mid-February after a decision to stay virtual for another month. Last week, ... Read more

1 day ago by Carl Blankenship.

County commissioners table animal carcass ordinance until February

SALISBURY — After discussing a proposed ordinance that would outlaw feeding large animal carcasses to domestic animals in public, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners ... Read more

1 day ago by Ben Stansell.

Accommodating cyclists among concerns for Downtown Main Street Plan

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As the city continues to gather public input for a multi-phased Downtown Main Street Plan, some locals say the ... Read more

1 day ago by Natalie Anderson.

City approves wish list of 2021 projects, priorities

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Funding for the Empire Hotel project, the Dixonville-Lincoln Memorial, waste reduction, affordable housing and innovative policing initiatives are on ... Read more

1 day ago by Natalie Anderson.

Health Department schedules first vaccination event for those 65 and older

SALISBURY — People 65 and older will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine during the Rowan County Health Department’s drive-thru clinic on Wednesday. The ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Texas man robbed at knifepoint during stop in Rowan County

SALISBURY — A Texas man driving a tractor-trailer was robbed at knifepoint Thursday during a stop at Love’s Travel Stop on Peeler Road. The thief, ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Guns stolen from apartment on Lakewood Drive

SALISBURY — Thieves on Friday night made off with three guns and ransacked an apartment in a complex on Lakewood Drive. Salisbury Police said the ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Man robs convenience store with handgun, receives $150

SALISBURY — Police are looking to identify a Salisbury man after he robbed a gas station on Innes Street. The unidentified man, who was described ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Human Relations Council starts day of service, adopts park as part of MLK celebration

SALISBURY — In adopting Kelsey Scott Park on Monday, the Salisbury-Rowan Human Relations Council wanted people to understand the importance of taking care of what ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Hickory volunteers donate backpacks filled with essential items, sleeping mats to Salisbury VA

By Todd Goodman Salisbury VA Health Care System SALISBURY — A club in Hickory —Volunteer Outreach in Community Efforts — is making a big difference ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

City to hear priorities for 2021 Federal Action Plan, approve use of $200,000 HUD grant

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — City council members today will consider its 2021 Federal Action Plan and formally approve a plan to use a ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Blotter: Woman faces drug, child abuse charges

SALISBURY — A 34-year-old woman faces drug and child abuse charges after being arrested by Salisbury Police on Monday. Tracy Melinda Hooker, of Salisbury, was ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

County averaging 118 new COVID-19 cases per day in 2021

SALISBURY — Local data show Rowan County has already topped 2,100 new COVID-19 positives in 2021. With an average of 118 cases added every day ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Ask Us: COVID-19 vaccination events have required adaptations, brought frustration

Editor’s note: Ask Us is a weekly feature published online Mondays and in print on Tuesdays. We’ll seek to answer your questions about items or trends ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

38th Winter Flight Run moves to Mt. Ulla

MT. ULLA — Salisbury-Rowan Runners on Sunday migrated its 38-year-old Winter Flight Run out of its historic course in Salisbury and to the countryside. The ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Cherry, Duren honored during all-virtual MLK celebration

SALISBURY — Mount Zion Baptist Church on Sunday kept a 44-year tradition going. The church’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration honors the life and ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Blotter: Rockwell man charged with statutory rape

SALISBURY – Michael Benjamin Gobble, 43, of Rockwell, was charged Saturday with felony statutory rape of a child and felony indecent liberties with a child. ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

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