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Biden sworn in as America’s 46th president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” as he took the helm ... Read more

17 hours ago by News Service Report.

Vice President Harris: A new chapter opens in US politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than ... Read more

17 hours ago by News Service Report.

County commissioners table animal carcass ordinance until February

SALISBURY — After discussing a proposed ordinance that would outlaw feeding large animal carcasses to domestic animals in public, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners ... Read more

1 day ago by Ben Stansell.

Political Notebook: Rep. Sasser to chair NC House Health committee in second term

RALEIGH — Rowan County’s three Republican representatives will serve on numerous committees for the 2021-22 legislative session, with Rep. Wayne Sasser serving as N.C. House ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Local lawmakers talk priorities for 2020-21 legislative session

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The pandemic, health care, budget and redistricting will be among the top priorities this legislative session, but local lawmakers ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Former, current congressmen for Rowan County opposed second impeachment

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Two North Carolina congressmen who voted to contest Electoral College votes cast for President-Elect Joe Biden on Jan. 6 ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Trump impeachment trial will focus on his attacks on election

By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment  could go to trial as soon as Inauguration ... Read more

6 days ago by News Service Report.

Former congressional candidate creates petition calling for Rep. Budd, other Republicans to be removed from office

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rep. Ted Budd’s former Democratic challenger Scott Huffman created a petition this week calling for Budd and six other ... Read more

6 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Once again, Dukeville faces water quality questions

SALISBURY — With some residents of the Dukeville area facing elevated lead levels in their water, Rowan County commissioners will hold a called meeting today ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, D.C., in the days leading ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

House speeding to impeach Trump for Capitol ‘insurrection’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Poised to impeach, the House sped ahead Monday with plans to oust President Donald Trump from office, warning he is a threat ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Trump Homeland Security chief abruptly quits at tense time

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s acting head of the Department of Homeland Security abruptly resigned Monday, leaving the post ahead of schedule as the ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Political Notebook: Sen. Carl Ford to serve as co-chair of two Senate committees

In addition to his new role as the Republican joint caucus leader, Sen. Carl Ford will co-chair two committees and serve as a member of ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Pelosi says House will impeach Trump, pushes VP to oust him

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump as she pushes the vice ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Local Republicans condemn riots at Capitol, say ‘plenty of blame to go around’

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While local Republicans, including two of Rowan County’s lawmakers, condemn the violent insurrection that erupted from a mob of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

State legislators sworn in early during ceremony in Salisbury

SALISBURY — With their loved ones watching, three state legislators who represent Rowan County were sworn in by North Carolina Chief Justice Paul Newby on ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Rep. Ted Budd’s full comments on objecting to Pennsylvania’s Electoral College votes

Editor’s note: The following are comments made by Rep. Ted Budd in objecting to Pennsylvania’s Electoral College votes on the floor of the U.S. House. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

North Carolina lawmakers continue condemnation, clarify objections to election results

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — North Carolina congressmen on Thursday continued to condemn a violent riot at the U.S. Capitol and clarify their positions ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Biden introduces his pick for attorney general

By Darlene Superville, Steve Peoples and Eric Tucker Associated Press WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden introduced his pick for the nation’s top law enforcement ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Lawmakers openly discuss ousting Trump

By Zeke Miller and Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press WASHINGTON — Lawmakers of both parties raised the prospect Thursday of ousting President Donald Trump from ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol in bid to overturn election

WASHINGTON (AP) — A violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in an attempt ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

North Carolina lawmakers in Washington contest elections results, condemn violence following riot at Capitol

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com WASHINGTON — Members of Congress were prepared to meet in a joint session on Wednesday to count Electoral College votes following ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Trump supporters storm US Capitol, clash with police

WASHINGTON (AP) — Angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a chaotic protest aimed at thwarting a peaceful transfer ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Due to error, more business could receive funding from small business grant program

SALISBURY — Although Rowan County’s small business grant program concluded last week, the Board of Commissioners at its meeting Monday announced 16 applications that “slipped ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Political Notebook: Rep. Hudson joins Budd in announcing he will object to election certification

Rep. Richard Hudson, a Republican who represents North Carolina’s 8th Congressional district, announced on Sunday he would object later this week to certifying the Electoral ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Trump, on tape, presses Ga. official to ‘find’ him votes

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump pressured Georgia’s Republican secretary of state to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s win in the state’s presidential ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

10 to Watch: Sen. Carl Ford

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With his new role as the Senate’s Republican joint caucus leader, Sen. Carl Ford’s hope for the new year ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

In a first, Congress overrides Trump veto of defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Friday overrode President Donald Trump’s veto of a defense policy bill, a first by lawmakers since he took office nearly ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

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