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April 20, 2021

Ben Stansell, Author at Salisbury Post

Local

Bell Tower Green renamed to honor Stanbacks; Nancy Stanback receives key to city

SALISBURY — Downtown Salisbury’s new park has been renamed to honor a prominent philanthropic family that has spearheaded support for its creation. Bell Tower Green ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:10 am

Business

Commissioners green light additional houses at Cherry Treesort in China Grove

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Monday night cleared the way for several new structures to be built at the Cherry Treesort ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:10 am

Ask Us

Ask Us: Have city, county elected officials received COVID-19 vaccine?

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

by Ben Stansell, Monday, April 19, 2021 7:37 am

News

Complaints and fines pile up against unpermitted landfill in southwest Rowan County

MOORESVILLE — Located at the end of Dawson Downs Lane in the southwestern corner of Rowan County is a site under scrutiny from county officials, ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, April 18, 2021 12:10 am

Business

‘A safe place for them’: Timeless Wigs and Marvelous Things celebrates fifth anniversary

SALISBURY — When a customer steps into Timeless Wigs and Marvelous Things, they’re crossing into more than just a wig boutique — they’re entering a ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, April 18, 2021 12:00 am

China Grove

County will hear request for more tree houses, hobbit-style homes in China Grove

SALISBURY — Pending the outcome of a quasi-judicial hearing, more tree houses and hobbit-style homes could soon be built at the Cherry Treesort in China ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, April 18, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Biz Roundup: Food Lion earns Energy Star award for 20th consecutive year

SALISBURY — For the 20th consecutive year, Food Lion has received the 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award from the Environmental Protection Agency ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, April 18, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Downtown Gateway Building to be renamed for late Paul Fisher

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s 95th annual meeting was hosted virtually Thursday morning and featured award ceremonies, remarks from business leaders and ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Friday, April 16, 2021 12:02 am

Business

‘It’s our big time’: Salisbury Farmers Market reopens Saturday

SALISBURY — The Railwalk Pavilion will once again be filled with fresh produce, fragrant flowers and sweet-smelling baked goods on Saturday when the Salisbury Farmers ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:10 am

Business

Groundbreaking on Pennant Square signals next phase in downtown Kannapolis revitalization

KANNAPOLIS — Looking out over a small crowd gathered at the intersection of Cabarrus Drive and West Avenue, Mayor Darrell Hinnant declared Wednesday “another red-letter ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:00 am

Health

County updates health director job description, will advertise for position

SALISBURY — After the Rowan County Board of Health approved changes to the health director job description during a meeting Tuesday night, it will proceed ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: April 13

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports: • A woman on Friday reported a burglary at the 1000 block of Saw Road in China Grove.  • ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:20 pm

Business

‘It was an answer to a call:’ TenderHearted Home Care celebrates 10 years of providing care at home

SALISBURY — From the young age of 11, Renee Gray was entrusted by parents in her Ohio neighborhood with babysitting their children, many of whom ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:05 am

Local

Burch, Fisher, Marsh honored as 2021 recipients of Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Award

SALISBURY — The 2021 recipients of the Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Award were celebrated Monday evening during a virtual ceremony hosted by the Salisbury Human ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Inspired by advice from father-in-law, Angela Mills launches her own business in memory of him

SALISBURY — Uninterested in the hospital food put in front of him, Jerry Mills wasn’t eating. The longtime physical education coach at Erwin Middle School ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Biz Roundup: Small Business Center announces spring slate of workshop for business owners

SALISBURY — The Small Business Center at Rowan Cabarrus Community College will host several workshops for local business owners this spring. There will be three ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:00 am

Local

During Child Abuse Prevention Month, professionals reflect on detecting abuse in a virtual world

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Department of Social Services in 2020 received fewer reports of child abuse than it did in the two years prior, ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Rowan fire marshal seeks to clear up confusion, worry caused by solicitation letter

SALISBURY — Local fire officials hope to clear up confusion that might’ve been caused by a letter sent to some Rowan County residents by a ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:00 am

China Grove

One dead, several injured after head-on collision in China Grove

CHINA GROVE — One person is dead and several others are injured following a Friday afternoon collision between two cars on Lentz Road. A car ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Friday, April 9, 2021 5:40 pm

Business

‘Applicant market’: Unemployment rate improving as businesses hire more workers

SALISBURY — While NCWorks is an agency dedicated to connecting North Carolinians with jobs, the pandemic forced it to shift strategies. NCWorks is a statewide ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Friday, April 9, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Two major economic development projects planned for southern Rowan County

SALISBURY — With more companies eyeing Rowan as a possible foothold in the Charlotte region, two major economic projects could be coming to the southern ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:10 am

Local

With new county solar energy system rules ratified, these are the major changes

SALISBURY — During a brief virtual meeting on Wednesday afternoon, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners officially ratified new rules regarding solar energy systems.  “I ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Chamber will celebrate 95th annual meeting virtually, with several ‘fun twists’

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce will host its 95th annual meeting during a virtual Power in Partnership program on Thursday, April 15, ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:00 am

College

Catawba baseball to play Belmont Abbey at Atrium Health Ballpark on April 19

KANNAPOLIS — After successfully hosting two college baseball games in March, Atrium Health Ballpark will host two more area colleges for spring match-ups in April, ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:25 am

China Grove

China Grove amends rule on tree limb pickup to help older adults, people with disabilities

CHINA GROVE — The town council on Tuesday night passed an amendment altering its policy regarding tree limbs and yard scraps. For a resident to ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:00 am

Business

With a brand new look, Skinny Wheels Bike Shop welcomes customers back in store

SALISBURY — For the past couple months, the glass windows of Skinny Wheels Bike Shop have been covered in paper. Walking or driving by those ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:10 am

News

Commissioners nail down plan to fix lead in Dukeville drinking water

SALISBURY — A chemical compound called zinc orthophosphate will be at the forefront of Rowan County’s efforts to eliminate lead in drinking water in the ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Man shot Sunday morning while opening door

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Police Department found one man injured Sunday morning when responding to a call of shots fired at a residence on Old ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Monday, April 5, 2021 12:41 am

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