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Rowan among counties in Biden’s disaster declaration from November floods

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina state government and local governments in nearly 20 counties can receive financial help from Washington following heavy rains and flooding ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

PETA plans protest at Salisbury Police Department on Friday

SALISBURY — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals plan to protest in front of the Salisbury Police Department at noon Friday. The animal rights ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, charter revoked

EAST SPENCER – The State Board of Education on Thursday upheld its January decision to revoke the charter for Essie Mae Kiser Foxx Charter School. ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

29 new positives, no new COVID-19 deaths reported

SALISBURY — There were just 29 new COVID-19 positives and no other major changes to the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Rowan County on ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: Woman charged with drug crimes

SALISBURY — A 37-year-old woman faces drug charges after police were called to a McDonalds’s parking lot on Peeler Road Tuesday. Lisa Amanda Threatte of ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Nesting no more: Eagles appear to have moved on from Duke’s Buck Station

SALISBURY — The eagles have flown the nest at Buck Station. Since at least 2013, a male and female bald eagle pair lived and raised ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

The Smoke Pit leaving downtown Salisbury for standalone building on Faith Road

SALISBURY — The Smoke Pit may be leaving downtown Salisbury, but fans of the restaurant’s barbecue won’t have to venture far to get a rack ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Shoutouts

Collegiate Honors Erin Barringer, of Salisbury, was awarded a doctor of education in educational leadership from University of the Cumberlands Read more

4 days ago by Post Education.

High school football: Hornets’ Gaither set the tone against West

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Salisbury inside linebacker Jaden Gaither is 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, stout and fast, wide-shouldered, slim-waisted. The junior’s combination of speed ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike London.

Salisbury to show off new fire station

The Salisbury Fire Department will debut its new Fire Station No. 6 to the public on Sunday. A virtual Open House link will be available ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Livingstone College to host virtual Big Read events this month

SALISBURY – Livingstone College will hold a virtual kick-off celebration followed by a number of events for the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Education.

City makes some appointments to local boards, holds off on others to seek women, appointees of color

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Council members on Tuesday appointed some members to the 40 open seats across the city’s boards and commissions but ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Education briefs: RCCC instructor honored by Occupational Therapy Association

SALISBURY – Carolyn Sithong, an instructor in the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College occupational therapy assistant program, has been named to the Roster of Fellows of the ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Education.

Second quarter financial update shows promising outlook for city’s budget

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Finance Director Shannon Moore on Tuesday delivered promising news about the city’s finances through the month of December. At ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Genia Woods: Let’s talk about good news in Salisbury

By Genia Woods As my first column in the Salisbury Post, I must thank Editor Josh Bergeron for this opportunity. Also as a member of ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Opinion.

City attorney will gather more information for Salisbury nondiscrimination ordinance

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Discussion of a nondiscrimination ordinance for the city was put on hold Tuesday in an effort to gather more ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

North Hills planning to hold May fundraiser in person

SALISBURY — North Hills Christian School has determined to hold its major annual fundraiser in person this year. The fundraiser, called IMPACT, is still more ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Developers aim to transform former Dunbar School site into multi-purpose community development

EAST SPENCER — Plans to convert the former site of the Dunbar High School and Dunbar Center in East Spencer into a multi-use development appear ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Knox student organizing event to get community cycling

SALISBURY – A local middle schooler is bringing her passion for cycling into the community for a day this month. Aleiah Martin, a Knox Middle ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Decision on Essie Mae charter appeal expected Thursday

EAST SPENCER — A decision on the fate of Essie Mae Kiser Foxx Charter School is expected today when the State Board of Education will ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

House passes sweeping voting rights bill over GOP opposition

By Brian Slodysko Associated Press WASHINGTON — House Democrats passed sweeping voting and ethics legislation Wednesday over unanimous Republican opposition, advancing to the Senate what ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

Police uncover ‘possible plot’ by militia to breach Capitol

By Michael Balsamo Associated Press WASHINGTON — Capitol Police say they have uncovered intelligence of a “possible plot” by a militia group to breach the ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

States rapidly expanding vaccine access as supplies surge

By Mark Pratt And Tammy Webber Associated Press Buoyed by a surge in vaccine shipments, states and cities are rapidly expanding eligibility for COVID-19 shots ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper receives COVID-19 vaccine

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper received a COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday as the state expands eligibility this ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

North Carolina health officials urge schools to reopen

By Bryan Anderson and Gary D. Robertson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services called Wednesday on ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

In letter, PETA criticizes Salisbury Police for K-9 video

SALISBURY — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, an animal rights organization, sent a critical letter to Salisbury Police Chief Jerry Stokes in response ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Three deaths, 29 new COVID-19 positives reported

SALISBURY — Three new deaths and 29 COVID-19 positives were reported in Rowan County on Wednesday. The death brings the total to 286 since the ... Read more

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: Bullet holes found in woman’s Park Avenue apartment

SALISBURY —  A woman’s residence in the 500 block of Park Avenue was riddled with bullet holes late Monday night. Salisbury Police said officers found ... Read more

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

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