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Junior Legion baseball: Carson’s run ends

Staff report THOMASVILLE — Carson lost 10-4 to Cherryville on Sunday in the semifinals of the Junior Legion baseball state tournament. Cherryville took a 5-3 ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Sports.

Spirit of Rowan: Ryan Stowe, the only Black criminal defense attorney in Salisbury, is growing his law practice

Ryan Stowe’s original plan of getting into politics didn’t work out the way he thought it might, but he quickly pivoted into a more promising ... Read more

6 months ago by Paris Goodnight.

Spirit of Rowan: Career in education: Andrew Smith worked his way from teaching to administration

Andrew Smith went to China Grove-area schools, graduated from South Rowan High School and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree and a master’s from ... Read more

6 months ago by Carl Blankenship.

Spirit of Rowan: Dominique Bates steers students down the right path

Dominique Bates is a Salisbury native who attended all the North Rowan schools growing up before he went off to start his undergraduate career. Bates, ... Read more

6 months ago by Carl Blankenship.

Spirit of Rowan: Salisbury High junior Ali Khatib has passion for education reform

Ali Khatib has a long road ahead of him. The soon-to-be-17-year-old Salisbury High School junior is in the stage a lot of active and creative ... Read more

6 months ago by Carl Blankenship.

Spirit of Rowan: Drew Harwood’s work can be found across Rowan County

Harwood Signs got its start in a downtown Salisbury basement on South Main Street in 1954, but Drew Harwood is taking the family business to ... Read more

6 months ago by Josh Bergeron.

Spirit of Rowan: Mahogany Koontz sets sights on social and political affairs

It was a surreal moment for Salisbury native Mahogany Koontz to walk for the first time in nearly a year in the empty space that ... Read more

6 months ago by Shavonne Potts.

Spirit of Rowan: Salisbury Police recruiter officer Shaneesha Smith proud to be ‘someone they can go to’

Proudly serving as the face of the Salisbury Police Department, officer Shaneesha Smith is likely the first interaction for those looking to get their foot ... Read more

6 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

Spirit of Rowan: AnnaCraig Boutique owner ‘couldn’t imagine doing anything else’

Upon opening the door to AnnaCraig Boutique in downtown Salisbury, customers are met with a cascade of bright and bold colors and patterns. That’s the ... Read more

6 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

Spirit of Rowan: Alyssa Harris finds her dream job at Rowan Health Department

If Nina Oliver could have cloned Alyssa Harris before moving on from the Rowan County Health Department, she would have. Maybe a few times. “She’s ... Read more

6 months ago by Josh Bergeron.

Spirit of Rowan: Sarceno gives back to Guatemalan children, pays tribute to immigrant women in book

Author, activist and nonprofit founder Maria Elena Sarceno said she felt led by God to help others in need. The Guatemalan native, 36, graduated from ... Read more

6 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

Spirit of Rowan: The toast of Salisbury: Andy Maben’s rise from home brewer to beer master

The next time a patron at New Sarum Brewery raises a glass of beer, they might want to toast the Carolina Panthers. Without Charlotte’s NFL ... Read more

6 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Spirit of Rowan: Karla Foster builds real estate agency by building relationships

Karla Foster graduated from Appalachian State in 2009, but the most important education she received came after. For as long as she can remember, Foster, ... Read more

6 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Spirit of Rowan: Principal Nicole Buckner ignites passion at Koontz Elementary

Nicole Buckner did not arrive in North Carolina until she went to college. She was born in Atlanta and grew up in Conyers, Georgia. She ... Read more

6 months ago by Carl Blankenship.

Spirit of Rowan: Whitney Wallace-Williams fueled by ‘innate desire to fight for the underdog’

From her work with a decades-old law firm and downtown leadership positions to her family’s generous financial contributions to charity and the newly established cancer ... Read more

6 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

Spirit of Rowan: Mollie Ruf never tires of promoting local businesses

In search of a new car, Mollie Ruf went to a Jeep dealership in Concord. It was a Sunday afternoon in 2014 and she didn’t ... Read more

6 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Spirit of Rowan: Jenny Lee is working toward a stronger community

After two years of nodding off during art history class, Jenny Lee decided that it was time to change her major. Lee, 33, arrived at ... Read more

6 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Spirit of Rowan: Duke recycling unit at Buck Steam Station to repurpose 400,000 tons of ash a year

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com Duke Energy announced local coal ash excavation plans in 2016 following a mandate from a court settlement. Residents will see the ... Read more

1 year ago by Natalie Anderson.

Spirit of Rowan: West Rowan EMS station will repurpose another part of old school

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com It’s not just the media center. Another part of the former Cleveland Elementary School is getting a new use as ... Read more

1 year ago by Deirdre Smith.

Spirit of Rowan: Chewy bringing big business of online retail to Rowan’s doorstep

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com A 700,000 square foot facility with 1,200 jobs on offer has been big news in town for the previous year after ... Read more

1 year ago by Carl Blankenship.

Spirit of Rowan: Cannon Ballers stadium anchors downtown Kannapolis

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com COVID-19 has only postponed what’s sure to be a new day in Kannapolis, when the newly renamed Cannon Ballers team throws ... Read more

1 year ago by Liz Moomey.

Spirit of Rowan: New hotels, overnight lodging contribute to economy

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com As the economy has so, too, has the hotel and lodging industry in Rowan County. While times are different because of ... Read more

1 year ago by Natalie Anderson.

Spirit of Rowan: Railwalk Pavilion to be downtown’s new dynamic hub

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com The Rowan County Tourism Development Authority was looking to create a dynamic outdoor space in downtown Salisbury. In March 2018, the ... Read more

1 year ago by Liz Moomey.

Spirit of Rowan: School’s media center finds new life as public library

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com The new West Branch of Rowan Public Library is almost ready to open, making use of the former Cleveland Elementary ... Read more

1 year ago by Deirdre Smith.

Spirit of Rowan: 132 Flats sets precedent for new downtown apartment development

The Fishers have owned 132 E. Innes Street for years. The 1910 building has gone through variations, such as a space for the Chamber of ... Read more

1 year ago by Liz Moomey.

Spirit: New Bell Tower Green takes shape downtown

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com Bell Tower Green, Salisbury’s only downtown park, is more than a passive green space, say park representatives and designers. The park ... Read more

1 year ago by Shavonne Potts.

Spirit of Rowan: Salisbury has ‘hit the metrics’ for new retailers

HomeGoods and Burlington have joined the ranks of retailers in Salisbury. HomeGoods is a chain of discount home furnishing stores and was founded in the ... Read more

1 year ago by Carl Blankenship.

Spirit of Rowan: Rowan Little League builds a softball dynasty here

For the second time in five years, a Rowan County team in 2019 won the Little League Softball World Series. Rowan’s team, girls ages 11 ... Read more

1 year ago by Dennis Davidson.

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