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July 4, 2020

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Education

Board of Education moves school start date to Aug. 17

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A newly-approved Rowan-Salisbury Schools calendar has pushed back the first day of class two weeks — to Aug. 17 ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, June 15, 2020 7:38 pm

Crime

Three shootings into buildings on Saturday leave none injured

SALISBURY — No one was harmed after two incidents where shots were fired unto occupied buildings on Saturday and a third on Sunday. The first, ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, June 15, 2020 4:23 pm

Crime

Blotter: Man charged with assault by strangulation after domestic dispute

SALISBURY — David John Austin, 29, of China Grove, was charged with felony assault by strangulation after an apparent violent domestic dispute on Wednesday Austin ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, June 15, 2020 4:21 pm

Crime

Friday shooting leaves victim with superficial wounds

SALISBURY — A man survived a shooting Friday on Admiral Drive after an unknown suspect shot him while he was taking out the trash. The ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, June 15, 2020 1:30 pm

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools will consider changing calendar, moving start date to Aug. 17

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools could push back the start date of the upcoming year more than two weeks in response to guidance from the state ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, June 14, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Rowan-Salisbury high schoolers get modified graduation amid pandemic

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com MT. ULLA — Cars filtered through the parking lot at West Rowan High School on Friday morning. It was mostly a ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Saturday, June 13, 2020 12:30 am

Education

Why RSS now has seven people with superintendent in their titles

SALISBURY — Some titles have changed for top administrators with Rowan-Salisbury Schools, resulting several more people with assistant or associate superintendent in their titles, and the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, June 12, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Spencer adopts $3.2 million budget

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SPENCER — The Spencer Board of Alderman adopted the town’s 2020-2021 budget on Tuesday night totaling just below $3.25 million in revenues ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, June 12, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Some camps will continue on during COVID-19 summer

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still some summer enrichment opportunities for kids this year. Notably, for students looking ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:00 am

Education

In marathon meeting, school board covers contracts, construction, finances, device sales

SALISBURY – A four-and-a-half hour meeting of the Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Monday saw the district revisit projects that have fallen by the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools considers options, possibilities for coming year

SALISBURY — As Rowan-Salisbury Schools considers options and possibilities for next school year, it has to answer questions like whether all classes should return to ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Brown leaving Salisbury High for Mooresville principal job

SALISBURY — Luke Brown is leaving Salisbury High School to take the reins at Mooresville High School for the new school year. Brown has worked ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, June 9, 2020 6:07 pm

Education

Baldwin named China Grove Middle principal

SALISBURY — Rikki Baldwin on Monday was appointed the next principal at China Grove Middle School. Baldwin’s hiring was approved by the Rowan-Salisbury Board of ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: China Grove man faces weapon, drug charges after traffic stop

CHINA GROVE – Levi Bryant Smith, 36, of China Grove, faces weapon and drug charges after a traffic stop regarding a Yamaha motorcycle that was ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, June 8, 2020 12:00 am

East Spencer

About 500 gather in East Spencer to protest injustice

EAST SPENCER — About 500 marching protesters on Sunday packed Long Street on during a planned event that started at the town’s Royal Giants Park ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, June 7, 2020 10:00 pm

Local

Red Hot Mamas rake in more than $6,000 for the other RHM in town

SALISBURY — Coincidence or fate led the Red Hot Mamas to the beneficiary of the running group’s 24-hour relay. Rowan Helping Ministries conveniently shares an ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:10 am

Education

Packed RSS board agenda includes emergency powers, contracts, contingencies

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Emergency powers for Rowan-Salisbury Schools Superintendent Lynn Moody are on the agenda for Monday’s meeting of the Board of ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:00 am

Education

RSS summer camps are coming back in virtual format

SALISBURY – With summer approaching and the school year’s end coming on an odd note,  Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ Horizons Unlimited is bringing back its annual summer camps ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Latest protests in Salisbury peaceful as many speak out about injustices

SALISBURY — Protesters gathered next to the Big Lots parking lot along East Innes Street Tuesday night to continue protesting the most recent spate of ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:20 am

Local

Granite Quarry rezones leaf and limb property, views proposed budget

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY — The Granite Quarry Board of Aldermen corrected a zoning issue for its new leaf and limb site on ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:00 am

China Grove

China Grove adopts 2020-2021 budget

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost CHINA GROVE — During a brief meeting with little fanfare on Tuesday, China Grove adopted its 2020-2021 budget. No members of the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools considering premium pay for more workers

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Technology, custodial and maintenance workers with Rowan-Salisbury Schools could become the next group of workers for the district to ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 31, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Two asterisks: Looking back at renewal status of RSS in pandemic year

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – This year was set to be an important one for Rowan-Salisbury Schools: the first year in which its renewal ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 31, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Citadel parent companies seek to settle lawsuit outside of court

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A complaint filed Tuesday by defendants named in an ongoing lawsuit against a Salisbury nursing home seeks to compel ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, May 29, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Moody tells national educators webinar that ‘students are not test scores’

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Lynn Moody participated in a webinar with national education leaders on Thursday. The event, titled “A New Way Forward: ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, May 29, 2020 12:00 am

Education

RSS could receive $4 million in COVID-19-related funding

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Rowan-Salisbury Schools could receive $4 million to help the district get back on its feet in the wake of ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, May 29, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Spring veterans lunch makes COVID-19 comeback

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Hot dogs, one of the most patriotic foods, were flying off the grill on Wednesday behind the Elks Lodge ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:10 am

Education

Salute to service: McLaughlin’s rolls, serving fresh cuts of meat to locals

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — McLaughlin’s Grocery is a landmark. The small store has been serving up fresh cuts of meat and general goods ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:00 am

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