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January 18, 2021

Ben Stansell, Author at Salisbury Post

Business

‘It pays for itself:’ Study shows economic impact of Mid-Carolina Regional Airport

SALISBURY — The Mid-Carolina Regional Airport may not be the biggest airport in the state or in the top tier, but a recent report shows ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Biz Roundup: Chamber prepares for January Power in Partnership program

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday morning will host its January Power in Partnership program. The virtual event will start at ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:00 am

Local

County will have hearing on new ordinance about feeding large animal carcasses to domestic animals

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday will hold a public hearing about an ordinance change that would outlaw the feeding of ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Paycheck Protection Program opens for community banks, larger lenders next week

SALISBURY — After opening earlier this week for financial institutions dedicated to underserved and minority small businesses, the Paycheck Protection Program application portal will be ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Friday, January 15, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Commissioners take steps toward fixing lead in Dukeville community’s water

SALISBURY — During a called meeting Thursday afternoon, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners took steps to remedy elevated levels of lead in the water ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:05 pm

Local

New ‘warmth tree’ planted behind Rowan County Public Library

SALISBURY — With a slight frost still on the ground and the temperature barely reaching 30 degrees, Wednesday morning was a perfect time to plant ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Once again, Dukeville faces water quality questions

SALISBURY — With some residents of the Dukeville area facing elevated lead levels in their water, Rowan County commissioners will hold a called meeting today ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:10 am

Local

City of Salisbury plans for altered Martin Luther King Jr. celebration weekend

SALISBURY — There won’t be a parade through town this year, but Salisbury will still be home to a multi-day celebration for Martin Luther King ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Revamped Paycheck Protection Program opens for first-time borrowers and some lenders

SALISBURY — Aid is on the way for businesses who are still dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as the Paycheck Protection Program ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:00 am

Ask Us

Ask Us: Progress being made on new multipurpose building at Dan Nicholas Park

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, Sunday, January 10, 2021 11:08 pm

Crime

Man arrested for setting fires to vehicles in Spencer

SPENCER — A man accused of setting several cars on fire at a Spencer business last week was apprehended on Saturday afternoon. Brandon Payne, 33, ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, January 10, 2021 5:47 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Two dead after Sunday fire at home near Rockwell

ROCKWELL — Two people were killed in a late Sunday morning fire that destroyed a house on Doublethumb Road near Rockwell. Rockwell Rural Fire Department ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, January 10, 2021 4:39 pm

News

State legislators sworn in early during ceremony in Salisbury

SALISBURY — With their loved ones watching, three state legislators who represent Rowan County were sworn in by North Carolina Chief Justice Paul Newby on ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:05 am

Business

Biz Roundup: Kannapolis honored for communications work regarding downtown revitalization project

KANNAPOLIS — The North Carolina Association of Government Information Officers has awarded the City of Kannapolis first place for its work in the branding and ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Theresa Pitner realizes dream of opening dog training center in downtown Salisbury

SALISBURY — Theresa Pitner watched patiently as Hayley Morgan walked her 11-month old Australian Shepherd around the room. Pitner, clearly in her element, offered helpful ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Aid for the Arts: Local venues, cultural organizations could benefit from Save Our Stages

SALISBURY — To say that Ed Norvell appreciates the arts is an understatement. Not only is Norvell a former board member of the Piedmont Players ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Investigation underway after several train cars involved in fire at N.C. Transportation Museum

SPENCER — An investigation is underway after multiple train cars were involved in a morning fire at the North Carolina Transportation Museum. The Spencer Fire ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Saturday, January 9, 2021 2:17 pm

Business

Apartments planned for second, third floors of Bell Block Building, but Thread Shed remains

SALISBURY — As Dave Loflin recorded his commentary for his portion of last year’s virtual October Tour, he wasn’t shy about sprinkling in a few ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:00 am

China Grove

China Grove Town Council honors beloved community member with proclamation

CHINA GROVE — The China Grove Town Council on Tuesday night passed a proclamation honoring the life of Carl Wilkerson, the beloved China Grove Elementary ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:00 am

Kannapolis

Kannapolis can now borrow $11.7 million for water treatment plant repairs, new vehicle

KANNAPOLIS — The North Carolina Local Government Commission at its virtual meeting on Tuesday afternoon approved a finance agreement for the city of Kannapolis to ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:00 am

Local

United at last, South Main Book Co. owner finally brings second adopted daughter home

SALISBURY — The transfer happened so quickly that Alissa Redmond didn’t even have time to enjoy the moment when she was finally united with her ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Due to error, more business could receive funding from small business grant program

SALISBURY — Although Rowan County’s small business grant program concluded last week, the Board of Commissioners at its meeting Monday announced 16 applications that “slipped ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Biz Roundup: Three Rivers Land Trust conserves 200 across two counties

Three Rivers Land Trust announced the conservation of a 147-acre property located in Davie County. The landowner, Grover McNair, placed a permanent conservation easement on ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:00 am

10 to Watch

10 to Watch: Kannapolis Cannon Ballers

KANNAPOLIS — The year 2020 was set to a big one for the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers. On April 16, the city’s recently renamed baseball team ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:00 am

10 to Watch

10 to Watch: Hope Oliphant and Main Street Marketplace

SALISBURY — When Hope Oliphant found out that she was selected as a “10 to Watch” for 2021, she was humbled, but hesitant. Oliphant, who ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Working from home prompts some to make office upgrades, forces others to adjust

SALISBURY — Even though Glenn Dixon worked from home before COVID-19 forced many employees to clock in from their houses, the improvised office he’d set ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Local nonprofits offer creative, constructive ways to unload unwanted holiday decorations

SALISBURY — It will be Christmas in January for the big cats and primates at Tiger World in Rockwell. With the holidays now over, Tiger ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:00 am

Business

‘We thought it was a blessing:’ local businesses thankful for grant program

SALISBURY — When Ricky Smith learned karate in the early 1970s, he was taught how to roll with the punches. The ability to react and ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:00 am

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