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Local health officials see record testing numbers ahead of Thanksgiving

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As the number of COVID-19 cases have increased at steeper rates in Rowan County, local health officials say the ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

State Board of Elections certifies results of 2020 election

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The state board of elections on Tuesday officially certified the overall majority of the general election, with the exception ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Small business owners seek lifeline in new grant program offered by Rowan County

SALISBURY — Shelly Corriher, Suzanne Phillips and Jeff Penfil were among a handful of small business owners sitting in the J. Newton Cohen Sr. Room ... Read more

3 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Blotter: Sheriff’s Office investigating arson at storage unit housing Royce Apparel Inc. merchandise

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan investigators are now looking into who set fire to a storage unit that houses products for a local ... Read more

3 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Sheriff’s Office looking for white pickup caught vandalizing schools, church

WOODLEAF — Rowan County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking for a white Dodge pickup whose driver caused damaged at West Rowan middle and high school ... Read more

3 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Salisbury city manager tests positive for COVID-19

The city of Salisbury says its manager, Lane Bailey, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is resting and quarantining at home. A member of Bailey’s ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Home sweet home: Families never tire of decorating Rowan Museum gingerbread houses

By Mark Wineka For the Salisbury Post The Lipscomb family has been building gingerbread houses at the Rowan Museum’s annual workshop for so many years, ... Read more

4 days ago by Mark Wineka.

Former Salisbury High teacher faces additional sex offense charges

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office says it has brought additional sex offenses charges against a former Salisbury High School teacher after discovering a ... Read more

4 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

RSS planning drive-thru send-off for superintendent

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools is planning to send off Superintendent Lynn Moody in style. The pandemic meant the district can not ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Highway Patrol: Fatal I-85 crash occurred when one vehicle stopped in roadway

SALISBURY — A fatal car crash that erupted into a fire on Interstate 85 was the result of one vehicle colliding into the back of ... Read more

4 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

10 more counties found with ‘critical’ spread as Gov. Cooper tightens mask-wearing restrictions

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —  Just as an additional 10 counties have reached a “critical” level of viral spread, Gov. Roy Cooper on Monday ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Police: Several weekend overdoses possibly result of ‘bad batch’ of drugs

SALISBURY — In one of eight such incidents over the weekend, local firefighters had to break the window of a vehicle after a man was ... Read more

4 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Davie County Social Services employee faces assault, child abuse charges

CHINA GROVE — A Davie County Social Services employee was charged this weekend with assault following a disturbance call at her China Grove home. The ... Read more

4 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Political Notebook: State survey shows majority of voters confident in election process

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com RALEIGH — A statewide survey among North Carolina voters show a majority believe the elections were conducted fairly and that “civic ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Logistics, instructions for ‘Tis the Season Spectacular parade

The following are logistics and instructions from parade organizers about Wednesday’s ‘Tis the Season Spectacular parade. Streets are scheduled to close around 4 p.m. in ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Ask Us: How can people stop unwanted telemarketers, robocalls?

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.

One reported dead after fiery interstate crash

CHINA GROVE — One person was reported dead and a portion of the interstate was closed for hours Sunday after a fiery crash in southern ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Salisbury’s $35 million in water, wastewater upgrades on track for completion in 2022

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Though contractors are still laying the groundwork, Salisbury-Rowan Utilities says its $35 million project to upgrade its water and ... Read more

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Blotter: Man charged with stealing $600 in pallets, 10 boxes of clothing

SALISBURY – A Kannapolis man has been charged in connection to a previously reported theft of boxes of T-shirts and wood pallets. Robert Williams, 59, ... Read more

5 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

North Carolina shooting suspect caught after days on the run

KINSTON (AP) — A North Carolina man accused of shooting a deputy and another man, and evading law enforcement for more than two days, was ... Read more

5 days ago by News Service Report.

Charleston weighs wall as seas rise and storms strengthen

By Michelle Liu Associated Press/Report for America CHARLESTON, S.C. — Vickie Hicks, who weaves intricate sweetgrass baskets in Charleston, South Carolina’s historic city market, remembers ... Read more

5 days ago by News Service Report.

Candy Cane Train makes maiden voyage at Transportation Museum, lights show follows

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SPENCER — The N.C. Transportation Museum’s popular holiday event, the Polar Express, was cancelled this year because of COVID-19, but the ... Read more

6 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

United Way celebrates campaign with lively finale, but work will continue

SALISBURY — Under the bright sun at the Rowan County Fairgrounds, the United Way celebrated its 2020 fundraising campaign on Friday afternoon with hijinks, a ... Read more

6 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Recycling centers, landfill adjust schedule for holidays

The Environmental Management Office and Processing Center will close on Wednesday at 2 p.m. and will be closed Thursday and Friday. It will reopen on ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Helped by assistance programs, customers make progress on outstanding utility balances

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com LANDIS — While municipalities across the state, especially small towns with their own utility systems, once feared a significant impact to ... Read more

6 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Blessing Box Installed at Kannapolis Fire Station 1

KANNAPOLIS – A Kannapolis fire station just got a new way to help the community The non-profit, 1CAN, has installed a Blessing Box at Fire ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Christmas Happiness Fund will start accepting donations to help children, families this week

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Since 1952, the Rowan County community has thought of others during the holiday season and made it possible for ... Read more

6 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

‘Having your doctor at home’: Local optometrist goes above and beyond for patients

SALISBURY — Most optometrists don’t have a YouTube channel, but Dr. Melanie Denton Dombrowski isn’t most eye doctors. When Dombrowski opened Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear ... Read more

6 days ago by Ben Stansell.

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