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Downtown Gateway Building to be renamed for late Paul Fisher

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s 95th annual meeting was hosted virtually Thursday morning and featured award ceremonies, remarks from business leaders and ... Read more

5 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Rowan County COVID-19 data for April 15

SALISBURY — The most recent COVID-19 deaths in Rowan County occurred April 3 and 4, according to state data updated Thursday. As cases and hospitalizations ... Read more

5 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Rep. Warren’s bill would prohibit parking in electric vehicle charging stations

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A bill in the N.C. House to prohibit and punish a non-electric vehicle driver from parking in a space ... Read more

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Historic Preservation Commission approves Integro Technologies expansion, Paint the Pavement project

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Historic Preservation Commission on Thursday gave the green light for both an Integro Technologies expansion and an annual ... Read more

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Faith Academy, RSS will negotiate over what goes, stays in elementary school

FAITH – Following a decision this week to move forward with a sale, Rowan-Salisbury Schools and Faith Academy officials are figuring out what will stay ... Read more

5 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Quotes of the week

“If your house is on fire, someone is coming.” — Deborah Horne, Rowan County fire marshal on a scare tactic presented in fundraising letter that ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Opinion.

Man charged in connection to 2019 overdose death

SALISBURY – A Charlotte man received a felony charge in connection to a 2019 overdose death in Rowan County. Bobby Joe Skidmore, 34 was charged ... Read more

5 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Schools capital funding still frozen as RSS sends local budget to county

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education is planning for a continuation in frozen capital funding as the district waits for a finalized budget ... Read more

6 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Shields, Cheerwine Festival receive N.C. Main Street Awards

SALISBURY — Greg Shields, strategic partner alliances director for Netfoundry, was named a “North Carolina Main Street Champion” at the annual North Carolina Main Street ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Duke University launches kidney disease study in Kannapolis for people of African descent

KANNAPOLIS — Through her participation in COVID-19 research with the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Connelia Houston learned about a new study in ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Horizons Unlimited will hold in-person summer camps

SALISBURY – Horizons Unlimited’s summer programming went all virtual last year, but in-person camps are back and the facility is planning to bring in students ... Read more

6 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Education briefs: Catawba planning for more in-person activities, free summer school tuition

SALISBURY — Catawba College is planning to offer students seven free summer credit hours of courses as part of its return to more in-person programs. ... Read more

6 days ago by Post Education.

County’s full COVID-19 vaccinations top 22,600

SALISBURY — State data show 22,610 Rowan County residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The number includes people who have received both doses of ... Read more

6 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Spencer investigating rat problem on South Iredell Street

SPENCER — Last week, the town received a complaint about a pack of large rats active around the 400 block of South Iredell Street. Residents ... Read more

6 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Shoutouts

Collegiate honors Natalie Spinella of Rockwell, was inducted into the The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. ... Read more

6 days ago by Post Education.

Blotter: April 14

In Salisbury Police reports: • The man who accidentally shot himself while shopping in a Food Lion store on Friday night won’t face charges, but ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Salisbury woman arrested in Myrtle Beach for abducting child

SALISBURY — Police in South Carolina have arrested a Salisbury woman on local charges of abducting a child. Ann Marie Brooks, a 19-year-old Salisbury resident, ... Read more

6 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

County updates health director job description, will advertise for position

SALISBURY — After the Rowan County Board of Health approved changes to the health director job description during a meeting Tuesday night, it will proceed ... Read more

7 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Board of Elections to purchase upgraded voting equipment using federal grant

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Elections on Tuesday approved the purchase of 42 upgraded voting machines and one central ... Read more

7 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

City exhausts this year’s funds for Innes Street Improvements, Municipal Services District grant programs

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Community Appearance Commission has granted nearly all of its $40,000 allocation for local projects intended to improve the ... Read more

7 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Landis adopts amendments to Zoning Ordinance related to signs, Planning Board terms

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com LANDIS — Town aldermen Monday approved amendments to the town’s zoning ordinance related to signs and Planning Board terms as the ... Read more

7 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

County switches vaccines for Livingstone clinic after federal, state guidance

SALISBURY — A vaccination clinic at Livingstone College will switch from 800 Johnson & Johnson vaccines to 500 Pfizer doses after six cases across the ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Superintendent talks first 100 days, dives into district data

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools board members came away from Monday’s meeting feeling hopeful and aware of how the district needs to improve. Superintendent Tony Watlington ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

Burch, Fisher, Marsh honored as 2021 recipients of Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Award

SALISBURY — The 2021 recipients of the Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Award were celebrated Monday evening during a virtual ceremony hosted by the Salisbury Human ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Landis board talks revenues, budget planning, department updates

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com LANDIS — In the first in-person meeting open to the public in months, the Board of Aldermen and town officials on ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Man receives consecutive prison sentences for sex offenses

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man will serve a minimum of 38 months in jail after being convicted Friday of taking indecent liberties with a child. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

RSS Board of Education approves Faith Elementary sale

SALISBURY – The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Monday approved the sale of the Faith Elementary property to Faith Academy Charter School. The $300,000 ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

Rowan Health Department receives 400 Pfizer, 800 Johnson & Johnson vaccines for week

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Health Department’s COVID-19 vaccine allocation has increased slightly this week in preparation for an event at Livingstone College. The health ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

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