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Political notebook: Heggins calls on U.S. Senate to pass ‘HEROES’ Act

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Mayor Pro Tem Al Heggins, who is running for a seat in the state legislature, on Thursday called on ... Read more

3 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

Pandemic has impacted campaigning efforts for both county Republicans, Democrats

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As the pandemic has “changed the scope” of the upcoming general election, local party leaders have reverted to traditional ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Flood of election-related mail raises concerns from local voters

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As third-party organizations flood citizens with election-related mail, text messages and phone calls, state and local elections officials say ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Top state lawmakers want a presidential debate in N.C.

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — At a time when many voters are growing weary of the contentious campaign ads that have ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

North Carolina to relax 10-person limit for GOP convention

By Bryan Anderson  Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — North Carolina will ease gathering restrictions for the Republican National Convention in Charlotte this month after ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Most NC parents won’t have option to send kid back to school

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH  — When K-12 public school students in North Carolina resume classes this fall, the vast majority of ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Gov. Cooper: Trump’s coronavirus strategy ‘nonexistent’

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday that President Donald Trump’s administration still lacks a sufficient ... Read more

5 days ago by News Service Report.

Business, assembly, mask mandates extended longer in NC

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — North Carolina’s COVID-19 restrictions keeping some businesses with higher risks for spreading the virus closed and mass ... Read more

5 days ago by News Service Report.

No action taken on banning tear gas after divisive city council meeting

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Tensions surrounding a proposal to halt the use of chemical agents by the Salisbury Police Department bubbled to a ... Read more

6 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

County to spend $3.95 million in COVID-19 relief funds on local projects

SALISBURY — Roughly $3.95 million in COVID-19 relief funding will be spent on projects ranging from converting doors to automatically opening to creating a special ... Read more

7 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

RNC: Decision on private Trump renomination vote not final

By Kevin Freking Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

With demand for mail-in ballots rising, here’s how to request, vote absentee in 2020

With roughly one month until the Rowan County Board of Elections can begin sending them out, requests for mail-in ballots are surging. By Friday, 1,150 ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Council to receive presentation on chemical agent ban, mural update

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — City council members on Tuesday will hear a presentation from Mayor Pro Tem Al Heggins that proposes banning the ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

One more candidate files for Board of Education this week

SALISBURY — A second person has filed for the Salisbury area seat on the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education. Jonathan Barbee, a recent Catawba College graduate, ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Education.

Retired educator Kathy Sanborn seeks East Area seat on Rowan-Salisbury School Board

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – The next few years are going to be critical for the country’s future, and that’s especially true for public ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

Mount Ulla Democrat to challenge longtime Republican state legislator

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A local Democrat from Mount Ulla has been picked to challenge longtime Rep. Julia Howard for state House District ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Cooper: Alcohol sales at N.C. restaurants ending earlier

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday he’s curbing alcohol sales hours at restaurants starting later ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

State to determine early voting plan after Rowan Board of Elections fails to reach consensus

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Elections on Tuesday failed to unanimously agree on an early voting plan for the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political Notebook: Rep. Budd recognizes sheriff’s deputy on floor of US House

U.S. Rep. Ted Budd, R-13, last week recognized a local sheriff’s deputy who aided a motorist stuck in her burning vehicle on the highway. “I ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

White House, Senate GOP try again on $1 trillion virus aid

By Lisa Mascaro and Darlene Superville Associated Press WASHINGTON — Suggesting a narrower pandemic relief package may be all that’s possible, the White House still ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Trump coming to North Carolina to see work on virus vaccine

MORRISVILLE (AP) — President Donald Trump is coming to North Carolina to visit a biotech facility involved in work to create a COVID-19 vaccine. Trump’s ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Political Notebook: Sen. Carl Ford visits White House, meets President Trump

On Thursday, Sen. Carl Ford, along with other North Carolina senators, visited the White House and met President Donald Trump while touring the Oval Office. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

At South Carolina political rally, rapper Kanye West criticizes Harriet Tubman

By Meg Kinnard Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. — Rapper Kanye West, in his first event since declaring himself a presidential candidate, ranted against historical figure ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

‘We see patriotism’: Trump boat parade on High Rock Lake attracts hundreds

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Hundreds of boats on Saturday decorated with American flags and others flags in support of President Donald Trump floated ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Photos: Hundreds gather for Trump boat parade on High Rock Lake

A parade that started at Tamarac Marina in Rowan County attracted a crowd of hundreds of boats and some spectators on the shore, too. The ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

John Lewis, lion of civil rights and Congress, dies at 80

By Calvin Woodward  Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state troopers in ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

N.C. elections chief orders minimum number of early in-person voting sites in fall

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — North Carolina’s top elections administrator on Friday ordered that counties open a minimum number of early in-person ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Photo: Trump for president until 2056

Johnny James, left, and Gary Starnes, right, stopped by the Post this week to show off their sign. Here, they both give a thumbs up ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

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