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Salisbury police warn residents after increased trailer thefts

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Salisbury police say there are preventative measures residents can take in order to keep themselves from being the victim ... Read more

2 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Elon heightens alert as 32 test positive; Wake Forest in good shape to continue instruction as is

Associated Press As one North Carolina university heightens its alert level in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases, another school expects its students will ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

Corn picker catches fire at Knox Farm, destroying nearly eight acres

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com CLEVELAND — A corn picker malfunction is being blamed for a fire that burned more than five acres at a well-known ... Read more

2 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

House easily passes stopgap funding bill, averting shutdown

By Andrew Taylor Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a sweeping bipartisan vote that takes a government shutdown off the table, the House passed a temporary ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

Supreme Court vacancy looms large in 2nd NC Senate debate

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — Questions about the potential successor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg hung heavy over Tuesday night’s second debate in ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

Additional COVID-19 death reported in Rowan; Cooper announces small business relief

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Health Department on Tuesday reported an additional COVID-19 death from someone not associated with a congregate ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Asheville man charged with heroin possession following traffic checkpoint

SALISBURY — An Asheville man faces heroin charges following a stop at a traffic checkpoint Sunday night. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Michael Andrew ... Read more

2 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Susan Cox conceding school board race, putting support behind opponent

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While her name will remain on the ballot, Susan Cox is bowing out of her bid for a third ... Read more

2 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Rowan-Salisbury Schools will survey families, stakeholders about next superintendent

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Families of school children and everyone else directly connected to the district should expect to see a survey in ... Read more

2 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Library to reopen for in-person visits Oct. 1

SALISBURY — On Oct. 1, public entry will be allowed at three branches of the Rowan Public Library system. That includes the headquarters in Salisbury, ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Rowan Sheriff’s Office K-9s to receive bulletproof vests

Three K-9s in the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office will receive bulletproof vests thanks to a charitable donation. The donation comes from nonprofit Vested Interest in ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Man charged with sex offense, raping teen

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A 911 call about a disturbance at a Salisbury home led Rowan investigators to charge a teen there with ... Read more

3 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Commissioners receive analysis of county’s development application process

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Monday received a report giving an in-depth review of its development application process. The presentation, delivered ... Read more

3 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Man arrested in Spencer in connection with Charlotte murder investigation

SPENCER — A suspect wanted in a Charlotte attempted murder investigation was arrested in Spencer and is now in the Mecklenburg County jail. The Special ... Read more

3 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

County government losing assistant manager, social services director

SALISBURY — Rowan County government is losing its assistant manager to retirement and the director of its largest department to a new job. Finance Director ... Read more

3 days ago by Ben Stansell.

RSS will collect information on full K-5 return

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools administration will begin collecting information to show how it could approach full re-entry in the coming months. ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

KCS sees smooth transition back to classes, unlikely to transition to all in-person for K-5

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS — Just more than a month in, Kannapolis City Schools has had a mostly smooth transition back into the classroom. ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Barrett emerges as court favorite; Trump to pick by weekend

By Lisa Mascaro, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire Associated Press WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump met Monday with Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Tillis says Trump will extend offshore drilling pause to NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump will add North Carolina to a list of southeastern states whose coastal waters won’t be subjected to offshore ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

12% of all Rowan COVID-19 cases currently active

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Nearly 400 people are currently positive with COVID-19 after 33 cases were added to the county’s total number of ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Blotter: Concord man faces drug charges after hotel disturbance call

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Concord man faces felony cocaine charges after police were called to a disturbance call at a local motel. ... Read more

3 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Rockwell teen charged with rape of a 14-year-old girl

SALISBURY — A Rockwell teen is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Gage Nathaniel Miller, 18, of Elaine Avenue, ... Read more

4 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Police: Charlotte man caught stealing funeral home employee’s truck

SALISBURY — A Charlotte man is accused of taking police and employees on a foot chase after stealing a truck outside of Lyerly Funeral Home. ... Read more

4 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Rowan Social Services director takes new job in New Hanover County; Heidrick to retire

Donna Fayko, Rowan County’s Social Services director since 2012, will take a new position Oct. 6 as New Hanover County’s Health and Human Services Consolidated ... Read more

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Ask us: Will masks be required in Rowan County polling locations?

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

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Political Notebook: Tillis, Cunningham differ on when to fill SCOTUS vacancy

While U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., says the Senate should move forward with filling the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Local state trooper, firefighter returns home after Army deployment

SALISBURY — For the first time ever, Shane Herrin held his 5-month old daughter in his arms this weekend. After serving a yearlong deployment with ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Blast from the past: Concordia Lutheran Church opens time capsule from previous century

CHINA GROVE — The keys to a time capsule were found in January — exactly when the congregation of Concordia Lutheran Church planned 20 years ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

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