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Political notebook: Absentee ballot applications now available

Applications for absentee ballots are now available at the Rowan County Board of Elections. An immediate relative may make an application for a ballot to ... Read more

7 hours ago by Liz Moomey.

Board of Elections prepares for primary election

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With the primary election less than two months away and early voting closer than that, the Rowan County Board ... Read more

5 days ago by Liz Moomey.

Budget override tops North Carolina Senate GOP wish list

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — The North Carolina General Assembly returns to Raleigh briefly on Tuesday with a short to-do list, topped ... Read more

6 days ago by News Service Report.

Political notebook: Challengers Hoy, Ellis united in bid for state Senate seat

Although Democrats Geoffrey Hoy and Tarsha Ellis will face off in the March 3 primary for N.C. Senate District 33, they share a similar platform. ... Read more

1 week ago by Liz Moomey.

‘Making decisions about people’s lives’: NC Chief Justice Cheri Beasley talks about court’s goals

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — N.C. Chief Justice Cheri Beasley returned to Salisbury Saturday for the Rowan County Democratic Party breakfast. The first African-American ... Read more

1 week ago by Liz Moomey.

County plans to transfer water line to city of Salisbury

SALISBURY — County commissioners agreed Friday to begin transferring ownership of a water line in the Dukeville area to Salisbury-Rowan Utilities, a city department. The ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Rowan County commissioners pass Second Amendment resolution

SALISBURY — It wasn’t a hard decision, according to Rowan County Commissioners Chairman Greg Edds. In a unanimous vote on Friday, Rowan became the latest ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

County commissioners to have annual retreat today

SALISBURY — From subdivision street standards to things local government can do to prevent recidivism, county commissioners today will have their annual planning retreat. The ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Granite Quarry changes where ‘fish arcades’ can open in town

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY – New “fish arcades” or electronic gaming businesses will have to look at different locations to operate following a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

Political notebook: Voter IDs no longer needed for primary election

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com Voters will not be required to show photo ID for the March 3 primary election. Last week, a federal judge blocked ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Contact your state and federal representatives in 2020

FEDERAL Here are the office addresses and phone numbers of members of Congress who represent part or all of Rowan County: U.S. Sen Richard Burr ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Caskey wants to ‘continue what we’re doing’ if elected to third term on county commission

SALISBURY — Mike Caskey says he’s witnessed economic growth in the county and, for that reason, he wants the Rowan County Board of Commissioners to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

From Trump to family time: elected leaders give their New Year’s resolutions

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — From helping President Donald Trump win re-election to creating a good, work-life balance, Rowan County’s elected leaders have a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Political notebook: Republicans react judge’s voter ID ruling

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — North Carolina Republicans responded to Friday’s announcement that U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs will block a requirement that voters ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Ask Us: Can you run for Congress if you don’t live in the district?

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 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Alms.

Federal judge to halt latest North Carolina voter ID mandate

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — Republican attempts to require photo identification to vote in North Carolina are being thwarted again by judges ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

One election down, many to go: Brenda McCubbins jumps into elections director role

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With a municipal election and filing for the 2020 election under her belt, Brenda McCubbins, the Rowan County elections ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Political notebook: Rowan native, treasurer candidate announces local endorsements

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — After Salisbury native Matt Leatherman filed for state treasurer, he picked up several endorsement from Salisbury and Spencer leaders. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Candidate filing for state offices now closed

RALEIGH (AP) — Candidate filing for the 2020 election cycle in North Carolina closed on Friday with a rush of electoral hopefuls seeking spots in ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Former Mayor Heggins, Rowan Democrats chair will run for state legislature

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As filing ended Friday, three challengers signed up to run for state Senate and state House, including former Salisbury ... Read more

1 month ago by Liz Moomey.

China Grove’s Lee Withers files for county commissioner

SALISBURY — Former China Grove Mayor Lee Withers has announced his candidacy for the Rowan County Board of Commissioners. Filing ends at noon today. So, ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

County’s audit shows dip in unassigned fund balance

SALISBURY — Money in a fund that’s partially used as a savings account for county government declined by more than $2 million from the 2018 to ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

Reps. Budd, Hudson vote ‘no’ on impeachment

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — After an hourslong debate on the U.S. House floor, Reps. Ted Budd, R-13, and Richard Hudson, R-8, voted “no” ... Read more

1 month ago by Liz Moomey.

President Donald Trump impeached by US House on 2 charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday night, becoming only the third American chief executive to be ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

County commissioners vote to put $45 million bond referendum on March ballot

SALISBURY — By giving their approval to a $45 million bond referendum Monday, Rowan County commissioners moved closer to building an economy that works for their ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

Political notebook: Budd to vote ‘no’ on impeachment, Hudson says there’s ‘zero evidence’

U.S. Rep. Ted Budd, R-13, announced last week he will vote “no” on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump after the House Judiciary Committee ... Read more

1 month ago by Liz Moomey.

Political notebook: Board of Elections approves early voting plan for 2020 primary

At last week’s Rowan County Board of Elections meeting, members approved an early voting plan for the 2020 primary. The three early voting sites will ... Read more

1 month ago by Liz Moomey.

Pierce, Warren, Ford make re-election campaigns official at start of 2020 filing

SALISBURY — Craig Pierce, Harry Warren and Carl Ford didn’t waste any time Monday filing for re-election. The trio filed at the Rowan County Board ... Read more

2 months ago by Josh Bergeron.

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