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April 20, 2021

Carl Blankenship, Author at Salisbury Post

Education

A.L. Brown will hold in-person, outdoor graduation

KANNAPOLIS — A.L. Brown High School will return to a more normal version of graduation this year with a live, outdoor graduation. Principal Angelo DelliSanti ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Granite Quarry awards FEMA contract for Granite Lake Park

GRANITE QUARRY — Work on a major restoration project at Granite Lake Park is expected to be underway shortly. Town Manager Larry Smith told the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Carl Blankenship: Pollen and prejudice make their return

‘Tis the season for the greater Piedmont to transform into a green-tinted pollenscape thanks to the wonders of plant reproduction. It is the least wonderful ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:00 am

Education

RSS superintendent talks district’s future, strategic plan survey

SALISBURY — Roughly 100 days into Tony Watlington’s tenure as superintendent, Rowan-Salisbury Schools is examining what its future should be. When Watlington was hired in ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, April 18, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Kiwanis Pancake Festival serves thousands of flapjacks for charity

SALISBURY — Folks were lining up early at the J.F. Hurley YMCA on Friday afternoon to get their hands on some pancakes for a good ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, April 16, 2021 9:00 pm

Education

Faith Academy, RSS will negotiate over what goes, stays in elementary school

FAITH – Following a decision this week to move forward with a sale, Rowan-Salisbury Schools and Faith Academy officials are figuring out what will stay ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, April 16, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Man found on church property with litany of drugs

SALISBURY – A Kannapolis man picked up a litany of drug charges after being discovered on a Woodleaf church’s property. Rocky Lorenzo Kluttz, 37, was ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:44 am

Crime

Man charged in connection to 2019 overdose death

SALISBURY – A Charlotte man received a felony charge in connection to a 2019 overdose death in Rowan County. Bobby Joe Skidmore, 34 was charged ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:23 am

Education

Schools capital funding still frozen as RSS sends local budget to county

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education is planning for a continuation in frozen capital funding as the district waits for a finalized budget ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:10 am

Education

Horizons Unlimited will hold in-person summer camps

SALISBURY – Horizons Unlimited’s summer programming went all virtual last year, but in-person camps are back and the facility is planning to bring in students ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Spencer investigating rat problem on South Iredell Street

SPENCER — Last week, the town received a complaint about a pack of large rats active around the 400 block of South Iredell Street. Residents ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Superintendent talks first 100 days, dives into district data

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools board members came away from Monday’s meeting feeling hopeful and aware of how the district needs to improve. Superintendent Tony Watlington ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:10 am

Education

RSS Board of Education approves Faith Elementary sale

SALISBURY – The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Monday approved the sale of the Faith Elementary property to Faith Academy Charter School. The $300,000 ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, April 12, 2021 6:26 pm

Crime

Blotter: Man charged with hitting man with car, fleeing while intoxicated

SALISBURY – A Landis man is accused of driving while impaired and fleeing the scene after hitting someone. Robert Demond Shipp, 29, was charged Friday ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, April 12, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Colonial Spring Frolic makes a comeback to kick off museum’s year

GRANITE QUARRY — The Old Stone House was in good company on Saturday, surrounded by colonial crafts and attire to match the pre-revolutionary landmark. The ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:05 am

Local

Concord City Council wants to name bridge for fallen officer, Rowan native

CONCORD — The Concord City Council on Thursday passed a resolution supporting an application to rename a bridge in town in honor of an officer ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:05 am

Education

RSS administration will recommend selling Faith Elementary property to charter school

SALISBURY — Local school administrators on Monday will recommend the sale of the Faith Elementary School property to Faith Academy Charter School. The property would ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Rowan County Democrats re-elect leaders, pass resolutions

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Democratic party held its annual convention virtually on Saturday. The annual conventions are held by local party affiliates throughout the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Spencer town board gets look at Park Plaza progress

SPENCER — Town officials got their first look at progress on the inside of the Park Plaza project on Thursday. The project is moving along ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, April 9, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Middle, high school students head back to classes full time

SALISBURY – For the first time in more than a year, all in-person Rowan-Salisbury Schools students walked into classrooms on Thursday morning. With the exception ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:48 pm

Education

Local nursing students maneuver through hurdles during pandemic

SALISBURY – Health care is a difficult field in a good year, and caring for patients during a pandemic has not made things easier. At ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:05 am

Education

Publicly funded NC Pre-K seats available now

SALISBURY — Families can sign up for free, publicly funded pre-kindergarten in the county right now. N.C. Pre-K, a state-funded program that provides free early ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Local colleges expecting normal enrollment after pandemic decline

SALISBURY — Higher education enrollment declined nationally in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, but things are looking up for local colleges. The latest data ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Imperial moving to 150,000-square-foot distribution center in Granite Industrial Park

SALISBURY — A major company with a local distribution warehouse is moving to a larger location and bringing more jobs with it. Imperial Supplies, a ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Faith Academy raised offer because of interest in elementary property

FAITH — Faith Academy looked to its financial institution to secure more funding to bid on the Faith Elementary property after other interest emerged. Board ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Salisbury Academy auction moves online this year, benefits Meals on Wheels

SALISBURY — Salisbury Academy has been fundraising via an annual auction for 12 years, and this year’s auction will keep the tradition online. This will ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Medical professionals reflect on year of COVID-19

SALISBURY — Angela Lucas has seen more death in the last year than her previous 16 as a respiratory therapist. The hardest part is seeing ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:10 am

Education

Catawba mints new partnership with esports recruiting firm

SALISBURY — There is a new opportunity for prospective students to take their passion for competitive gaming into a college education. Stay Plugged IN, an ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:05 am

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