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UPDATED: Three employees at veterans home home test positive; state sees another record increase

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — For 21 days in a row, Rowan County has seen double-digit increases new positive tests, with 27 new cases ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Ralph Baker donates to residents of the Salisbury VA’s Community Living Center

By Amanda Reilly Salisbury VA Health Care System In critical times such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Salisbury VA Health Care System has seen ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Statue to tennis star Arthur Ashe to stay put on Richmond’s Monument Avenue

By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — On Richmond’s Monument Avenue, the collection of towering statues honoring Confederate veterans was interrupted by one ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

N.C. Republican legislative leaders trying to reinstate voter ID requirement

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders are trying to reinstate the implementation of a voter photo identification ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

24-hour, 30-mile swim to raise funds for injured motorcyclist

Staff report A young swimmer’s idea to do something for his uncle who was injured in a motorcycle accident has transformed into a 24-hour, 30-mile ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Lifestyles.

Trump commutes longtime friend Roger Stone’s prison sentence

By JILL COLVIN and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday commuted the sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Tropical Storm Fay weakens after making landfall near Atlantic City

By KAREN MATTHEWS and MICHAEL HILL Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Tropical Storm Fay made landfall in New Jersey on Friday amid heavy, lashing ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Blotter: Salisbury Police respond to multiple shootings Thursday

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Police responded to a string of shootings Thursday, with one shooting into a Salisbury resident’s home and two others ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Spencer’s long-awaited Fourth Street project on the verge of completion

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SPENCER — More than two years in, the infamous Fourth Street project may be on the verge of wrapping up. Spencer ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

CIAA cancels fall sports

From staff and wire reports The Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference have suspended fall sports and championship events due ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Sports.

Rowan County racial equity group planning workshops this month

A local group, Racial Equity Rowan, is hosting two online, nationally-recognized racial equity workshops in July. The three-hour workshops, to be held July 25 and ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

First female soldier set to join a Green Beret team

By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, a female soldier has graduated from the Army’s elite Special Forces course ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

Virtual K-8 draws 700 applicants in four days

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Rowan-Salisbury School’s new virtual K-8 school has drawn 700 enrollees since applications opened on Monday. Meanwhile, virtual school Principal ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Tropical Storm Fay edging away from Carolina coastline

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Fay, the sixth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, began to edge away from the North Carolina coast Thursday ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

Five at Piedmont Correctional prison test positive for COVID-19 after mass testing

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As mass testing concluded this week at Piedmont Correctional Institute, five offenders tested positive out of the 645 who ... Read more

4 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

County has averaged more than 100 daily tests since mid-June

SALISBURY — As COVID-19 options have become more readily available in recent weeks, the seven-day rolling average of new tests in Rowan County is hovering ... Read more

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Witness calls 911 after roadside chair attack

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE — No arrests have been made after a local man was struck over the head with a folding chair ... Read more

5 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

High Point woman missing after Rowan stop for car trouble

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking into the disappearance of a High Point woman who was last seen ... Read more

5 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

More than 15,000 jobs supported in Rowan, Kannapolis from Paycheck Protection Program

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A total of 15,822 jobs were supported or retained during the COVID-19 pandemic as nearly 1,500 businesses in Rowan ... Read more

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

New challenges could emerge in swapping out RSS student devices

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools, now facing the possibility school buildings may not reopen at the beginning of the school year, could ... Read more

5 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Rowan-Cabarrus Small Business Center receives grant for COVID-19 recovery support

SALISBURY– The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Small Business Center has received a $12,500 grant to assist small businesses in recovering from the effects of COVID-19. The ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Education.

Shoutouts

Madeline Gregory, of Kannapolis, was named to the President’s List at the University of Alabama. Read more

5 days ago by Post Education.

Local business owner says she was target of vandalism

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Sabrina Harris, owner of an arts incubator business on Fulton Street , says she believes she was the target of recent ... Read more

5 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

NC3 baseball: Rowan outslugs Kannapolis

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — After a shaky start, Rowan County bounced back from an ugly loss to Mocksville and pounded Kannapolis, 17-8, in ... Read more

5 days ago by Mike London.

Campers learn police investigation through Crime Scene Camp

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — It’s been three months since friends Callen Batts, Phineas Mixson and Owen Hoffner saw each other in person because ... Read more

5 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Albemarle Correctional inmates worried about health, safety amid COVID-19 outbreak

By Chris Miller The Stanly News & Press As the coronavirus continues to ravage the state prison system, four inmates in the Albemarle Correctional Institution ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Billboard recognizing NRHS graduates goes up in Spencer

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SPENCER – The town has purchased billboard space to honor North Rowan High School graduates for 90 days. The $1,200 space ... Read more

5 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Blotter: July 9

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports • Piedmont Asphalt Paving Co. reported on Monday someone stole items from a vehicle in ... Read more

5 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

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