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Election 2020: Ford, Ellis talk racial injustice issues; tout qualifications for Senate race

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While Sen. Carl Ford, R-33, credits local police departments with reforming their operations, his challenger says lawmakers can play ... Read more

2 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

Board of Elections continues counting absentee ballots, resumes ‘curing’ deficient ones

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Elections met Tuesday to continue counting absentee ballots as it works to resolve the ... Read more

1 day ago by Natalie Anderson.

Commissioners grant permit, allow Reaper’s Realm to continue operations for remainder of Halloween season

SALISBURY — After a discussion that stretched well over an hour, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Monday approved a temporary use permit that ... Read more

2 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Republican Rep. Budd maintains fundraising lead over Democratic challenger Huffman

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Republican Rep. Ted Budd is leading Democrat challenger Scott Huffman in fundraising by a wide margin, finishing the latest ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Ask Us: Readers ask questions about Shober Bridge, voting safeguards

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

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Political notebook: More than 1.4 million votes cast already in North Carolina

SALISBURY — Of the more than 1.4 million votes cast already in North Carolina, more than about 605,000 have been absentee by mail while the ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

‘Souls to the polls’: More than 1,300 cast ballots on first Sunday of early voting

SALISBURY — By the time polls opened at 1 p.m. at the West End Plaza voting site, dozens of voters had formed a line that ... Read more

3 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Despite scandal, Cunningham maintains small lead in Senate race; supporters say policy positions more important

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Despite a scandal surrounding sexual impropriety, locals say Democrat Cal Cunningham’s continued favorability in the polls may indicate that ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Commissioners to consider incentives for 142-job project, Reaper’s Realm permit

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Economic Development Commission will deliver a presentation to county commissioners Monday about an incentive request for “Project Enterprise.”  The unnamed ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Cunningham outraises Tillis, enters October with less cash

By BRYAN ANDERSON Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis has entered the home stretch of his competitive and ... Read more

5 days ago by Paris Goodnight.

Early voters across state say they’ll wait ‘as long as it takes’

By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press CHARLOTTE (AP) — Americans are accustomed to standing in line. They queue up for airport security, the latest iPhone, COVID ... Read more

5 days ago by News Service Report.

Ex- GOP lawmaker charged with assaulting poll worker in Wake Forest

By BRYAN ANDERSON Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH (AP) — A former North Carolina Republican lawmaker who was observing an early voting site in Wake ... Read more

5 days ago by News Service Report.

Trump, Biden go at it — from a distance — in town halls

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, WILL WEISSERT and DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden squared off, in a way, ... Read more

6 days ago by News Service Report.

Long lines form as North Carolina begins early voting

By BRYAN ANDERSON and SARAH BLAKE MORGAN Associated Press/Report for America DURHAM (AP) — Long lines formed at polling places across North Carolina on Thursday ... Read more

6 days ago by News Service Report.

Local voters turn out in droves to cast more than 3,200 ballots for first day of early voting

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With some arriving more than an hour before early voting began at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Rowan County voters ... Read more

6 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Trump, GOP leaders will appeal North Carolina ballot ruling

By JONATHAN DREW Associated Press President Donald Trump’s campaign said Thursday that it will ask a federal appeals court to force North Carolina to revert ... Read more

6 days ago by News Service Report.

Census expert: With thousands uncounted, Rowan County could lose out on millions in funding

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER — If the estimated 35% of Rowan Countians did not respond to the 2020 Census by Thursday’s moved-up deadline, ... Read more

6 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Transportation officials talk completed, new projects

SALISBURY — The past, present and future of transportation in Rowan County and North Carolina were discussed during the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s virtual ... Read more

7 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Chamber of Commerce confident in COVID-19 safety protocols at Tuesday night forum

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Despite Salisbury Mayor Pro Tem Al Heggins’ decision to leave its candidate forum Tuesday night due to health concerns, ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Candidates talk economic recovery, health care; Heggins leaves forum after opening

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Local candidates vying for state House and Senate seats talked economic recovery, health care and law enforcement reform Tuesday ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Election 2020: In 76th District race, Warren, Heggins differ on COVID-19 response, Medicaid expansion

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While both candidates running to represent the 76th House District agree COVID-19 has exacerbated issues in education and health ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Election 2020: Cooper says state must base future decisions on science; Forest wants full reopening of economy

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, cites a record of progress for the state, he believes there’s more to ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Election 2020: East area school board candidates talk issues in 2020 race

SALISBURY — Two newcomers are competing for the east area seat on the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education. Former East Rowan High School head baseball coach ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

Election 2020: Salisbury area candidates differ on consolidation

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education incumbent Alisha Byrd-Clark and challenger Jonathan Barbee have different opinions on school consolidation. Byrd-Clark, who is running for ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

Election 2020: Howard, Townsend talk issues in 77th District race

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While Rep. Julia Howard wishes to continue promoting tax incentives to recruit businesses to the district, challenger Keith Townsend ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Election 2020: After incumbent concedes, Studer unopposed for the southeast area school board seat

SALISBURY — Jennifer Studer, a local nurse, will be on the ballot along with incumbent Susan Cox for the southeast area seat on the Rowan-Salisbury ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

Election 2020: In state Senate race, Ford says governor exceeds authority, Ellis support COVID-19 response

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Sen. Carl Ford doesn’t approve of how Gov. Roy Cooper has led the pandemic response in North Carolina and ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political Notebook: Two local candidates drop out of Rowan Chamber of Commerce forum

SALISBURY — Neither candidate for N.C. House District 77 will attend Tuesday’s forum hosted by the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce. Keith Townsend, a Democrat ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

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