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Tillis has prostate cancer surgery

CHARLOTTE AP) — U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis said Thursday he has undergone surgery for prostate cancer and looks forward to returning to his Senate duties ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

Biden seeks crackdown on homemade firearms

By Alexandra Jaffe, Aamer Madhani and Michael Balsamo Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden put on a modest White House ceremony Thursday to announce ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

Rowan County Democrats to host virtual convention Saturday

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Democratic Party will virtually host its annual convention at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Democrats expect to elect new county officers, ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political Notebook: Rowan’s lawmakers vote in favor of bill limiting governor’s emergency powers

All three of Rowan County’s Republican lawmakers in the N.C. House last week voted in favor of a bill that aims to limit the governor’s ... Read more

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

County commissioners will talk Dukeville water problems

SALISBURY — Rowan County’s plan to remedy a drinking water problem for some Dukeville residents will become clearer during Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting. The county ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Bill passes House to exempt town of Rockwell from satellite annexation limit

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A bill that passed the N.C. House and sits in the Senate would add the town of Rockwell to ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

McConnell vows to oppose Biden’s $2.3 trillion plan ‘every step of the way’

By JOSH BOAK and LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden set about convincing America it needs his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Lieutenant governor’s wife delivers keynote address at inaugural ‘Elizabeth Dole Dinner Honoring Republican Women’

Staff Report news@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Second lady Yolanda Robinson, wife of Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, and former Sen. Elizabeth Dole shared words of encouragement with ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political Notebook: Local lawmakers react to governor’s proposed 2021-23 budget

After Gov. Roy Cooper proposed a budget for the 2021-23 biennium last week, local lawmakers said they support some proposals but worry about the ability ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Reps. Warren, Sasser supporting a number of gun-related measures

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Reps. Harry Warren and Wayne Sasser have each signed on to support more than 70 bills in the House, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rep. Howard’s bills on debt settlement, muscadine grape juice in schools advance

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A bill related to prohibiting debt settlement practices in North Carolina and one that requires schools to purchase and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Democrats’ bills would expand voting access in state

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — North Carolina Senate Democrats will soon offer bills to expand access to voting — a contrast to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Sen. Ford’s bill would allow concealed carry at churches with affiliated schools

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Sen. Carl Ford, a Republican representing Rowan and Stanly counties, is sponsoring a bill that would allow the concealed ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Biden leaves door open for Senate changes to advance agenda

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden at his first news conference Thursday left the door open to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Congressman Budd visits Novant vaccine site, commends leaders for preventing wasted doses

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rep. Ted Budd visited Salisbury Wednesday to tour Novant Health’s COVID-19 vaccination site at the J.F. Hurley Family YMCA ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political Notebook: Civitas poll shows distrust among North Carolina voters for 2022 elections

A Civitas Poll among 600 likely North Carolina voters signals distrust in upcoming elections, with fewer than half suspecting 2022 elections will be “free and ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

NC federal attorneys: 24 more charged in voter-fraud probe

RALEIGH (AP) — A federal North Carolina prosecutor’s office that has been investigating allegations of voter-related fraud said on Friday that 24 more people have ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Ex-judge Cheri Beasley to run for U.S. Senate, advisers say

RALEIGH (AP) — Coming off a narrow election defeat in 2020, North Carolina’s first Black woman to serve as chief justice on the state Supreme ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Financial incentive for more Medicaid in NC draws mixed reaction

RALEIGH (AP) — A financial carrot for North Carolina to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands low-income adults is raising already elevated hopes among Democratic ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Board of Elections to submit proposed budget, move forward with purchasing upgraded voting machines

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County Board of Elections members on Tuesday approved a proposed 2021-22 fiscal year budget to be submitted to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political Notebook: Six of local lawmakers’ bills make their way to other chamber

To date, Rowan County’s four lawmakers are the primary sponsors of more than 50 bills in the General Assembly. Six of those have made it ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Commissioners extend solar moratorium again, expect final vote at next meeting

SALISBURY — After a lengthy discussion and a public hearing, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Monday night once again extended the moratorium on ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Top Democrats call on Cuomo to resign as allegations mount

By MARINA VILLENEUVE and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As allegations of sexual harassment mount, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo confronted a ... Read more

4 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Medically at-risk in N.C. able to get COVID shots March 17

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — North Carolina will make medically vulnerable residents eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine a week ahead ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Political Notebook: Interim health director to talk COVID-19 at county Democrats breakfast

SALISBURY — Interim Health Director Alyssa Harris will talk about the county’s COVID-19 response at Rowan County Democrats monthly virtual breakfast on March 13. At ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

With virus aid in sight, Democrats debate filibuster changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Joe Biden on the verge of his first big legislative victory, a key moderate Democrat said Sunday he’s open to ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

City officials differ on how, what information should be released regarding viral K-9 officer video

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — City officials differ on what and how much information should be released amid an ongoing investigation into a video ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

Slate of new officers during local GOP convention; Rev. Jenkins becomes new chair

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — After serving as Rowan’s Republican Party chairman for four years, Don Vick passed on Saturday the torch to Rev. ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

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