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JON C. LAKEY / SALISBURY POST  Darrell Blackwelder is set to retire on friday after 32 years of service with Cooperative Extension.  Blackwelder has been the County Extension Director in Rowan County with horticulture responsibilities with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in Rowan County.

Darrell Blackwelder: Oustanding in his field

Saturday, August 1, 2015 12:10 am

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com After 32 years of fielding questions and standing out in fields, Darrell Blackwelder ... Read more | Add your comment

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Rev. Russell Smyre, left, speaking at the “Beginning a Healing Conversation,” meeting at Hood Seminary on Thursday evening.

‘Let’s start a new heritage': Forum aims to be first step in bridging racial divide

Friday, July 31, 2015 12:00 am

By Mark Wineka mark.wineka@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Stephen Pocklington said his heritage is what he starts making today and that ... Read more | Add your comment

A group of lifeguards from the Saleeby-Fisher YMCA in Rockwell clown around for a video they created for the Good Morning America "Shut Up and Dance" contest. The group did not win, but had fun creating the video. Submitted photo

Saleeby-Fisher Y lifeguards ‘Shut Up and Dance’ for video contest

Friday, July 31, 2015 12:00 am

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com ROCKWELL — It’s not rude to tell someone to shut up and dance — ... Read more | Add your comment

Following error, Butner could be removed from office

Saturday, August 1, 2015 12:10 am

Rowan County Board of Elections Chairman Mac Butner’s appointment was the result of a clerical error, and he is now facing removal from the position, according ... Read more | Add your comment

Committee will examine, retool basic policies at airport

Saturday, August 1, 2015 12:05 am

Rowan leaders will examine core operating policies of the county airport as a means of boosting economic development at the facility. As companies and organizations ... Read more | Add your comment

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Kannapolis Intimidators: Intimidators pull off rally

Saturday, August 1, 2015 12:25 am

KANNAPOLIS — Intimidators manager Tommy Thompson summed up Thursday’s South Atlantic League struggle with four little words. “We got a break,” Thompson said. Kannapolis (53-50 ... Read more | Add your comment

Area Sports Briefs: NCHSAA Hall of Famers announced

Saturday, August 1, 2015 12:23 am

From staff reports CHAPEL HILL — Eight more outstanding individuals in the annals of state high school athletics have been selected for induction into the ... Read more | Add your comment

Column: Nothing short of a blessing

Friday, July 31, 2015 10:31 pm

Well, readers of Rowan County, I promise to keep this short and sweet. Friday was my final day at the Salisbury Post. An opportunity elsewhere ... Read more | Add your comment

Prep Basketball: Carson’s Rucker to Lees-McRae

Friday, July 31, 2015 9:45 pm

CHINA GROVE — Sometimes patience can be just as important as a jump shot. Carson graduate Jonathan Rucker can talk all night about patience. He ... Read more | Add your comment

Opinion

Quotes of the week

Friday, July 31, 2015 7:20 am

“I was like, ‘I got it.’ … After that, I just kind of turned it on and knew what was at stake.” — Riley Myers,  Rowan ... Read more | Add your comment

Editorial: Progress in the West End

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:30 am

They can’t declare mission accomplished; fighting crime is a constant job. But Salisbury Police can take satisfaction in knowing that their increased patrols in the ... Read more | Add your comment

David Freeze: Learning new things all day

Friday, July 31, 2015 12:05 am

Editor’s note: Salisbury native David Freeze is cycling from Mobile, Alabama to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Post is chronicling each day of his ride. Contact ... Read more | Add your comment

Debating the debates

Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:03 am

Fine tune the process for presidential hopefuls WARWICK, England — When it comes to debates, the Oxford Union, which bills itself as the “world’s most ... Read more | Add your comment

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Yadkin group to learn about Stoneman’s Raid

Stoneman’s Raid (1865) in the Yadkin Valley will be the theme for ... Read more | Add your comment

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Streets around City Park closing Sunday for Criterium bike race

Sunday, Aug. 2 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., various intersections in ... Read more | Add your comment

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Rowan weather: Hot, dry and sunny

Here we go into a typical August weather pattern: Sunny, hot days ... Read more | Add your comment

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