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August 8, 2020

Josh Bergeron, Author at Salisbury Post

Local

North Carolina to relax 10-person limit for GOP convention

By Bryan Anderson  Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — North Carolina will ease gathering restrictions for the Republican National Convention in Charlotte this month after ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, August 7, 2020 4:59 pm

Local

State responds to plea for transportation museum’s reopening

SPENCER — The first priority must always be the health and safety of guests and staff, the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources said in response ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:00 pm

Coronavirus

County to spend $3.95 million in COVID-19 relief funds on local projects

SALISBURY — Roughly $3.95 million in COVID-19 relief funding will be spent on projects ranging from converting doors to automatically opening to creating a special ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 1:23 pm

Business

‘Hanging on by a thread’: County pleads for restriction relief at NC Transportation Museum

SALISBURY — The N.C. Transportation Museum is a major economic force in Rowan County, with more than 100,000 visitors from across the region coming to ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, August 3, 2020 7:40 pm

Ask Us

Ask Us: Was grant money to repair Landis dam embezzled?

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 ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, August 3, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

State declares two local congregate living outbreaks over

SALISBURY — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services last week closed out two more COVID-19 outbreaks at congregate care facilities in Rowan County, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:52 pm

Elections

With demand for mail-in ballots rising, here’s how to request, vote absentee in 2020

With roughly one month until the Rowan County Board of Elections can begin sending them out, requests for mail-in ballots are surging. By Friday, 1,150 ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:10 am

Business

Main Street Marketplace embraces sustainability with hydroponics garden

CHINA GROVE — The most exciting part about a groundbreaking for construction of what’s become Main Street Marketplace in 2017, said Hope Oliphant, was that ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:05 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Rowan poised to capitalize on shifting attitudes about small town living

It’s a question many workers in America are asking themselves: when it’s possible to work from anywhere with a reliably fast internet connection, why pay ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:05 am

Coronavirus

Local COVID-19 cases cross 2,000

SALISBURY — Rowan County crossed 2,000 total cases on Saturday as cases continued on another streak of double-digit increases. The number of COVID-19 cases on ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Company confirms Daimler employee died after testing positive for COVID-19

SALISBURY — An employee at the Daimler Trucks plant in Cleveland died Thursday after testing positive for COVID-19, the company said. A Daimler Trucks North ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, July 31, 2020 8:39 pm

Local

Unwanted foreign seeds popping up in Rowan County mailboxes

SALISBURY — Brittany Thompson enjoys gardening, but she has never purchased any seeds online. That’s why she was surprised and a little frightened when a ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:14 pm

Coronavirus

How does Rowan compare to neighboring counties during COVID-19 outbreak?

SALISURY — In some key COVID-19 statistics, Rowan County finds itself with higher numbers than most of its immediate neighbors. The Rowan County Health Department ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, July 27, 2020 2:45 am

Crime

Blotter: Rowan County man faces charges of possessing weapon of mass destruction

SALISBURY — A Rowan County man was charged Saturday with possessing a weapon of mass destruction. Joshua Zachariah Polnisch, 26, of Hedrick Lambe Drive, was ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, July 27, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Discovering new joys in changing times

With more COVID-19 cancellations than I can count, it’s been easier than usual to become engrossed in sports I’d usually avoid watching.  NASCAR has its ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:00 am

Business

Cannon Pharmacy co-founder opens mini-golf course in Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS — Brian Freeman isn’t a newcomer to starting a business, but his latest venture is unlike any he’s taken on before. Freeman, co-founder of ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

New death, two COVID-19 outbreaks reported in Rowan County

By Josh Bergeron and Natalie Anderson news@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County saw its 48th COVID-19 death reported on Saturday and two additional outbreaks at congregate ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:45 pm

Business

One Love Services provides free mental health help amid COVID-19 pandemic

SALISBURY — Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health services are important, says Steve Wideman, who runs a company called One Love Services.  Through grants ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 4:45 pm

Business

Commissioners agree to terms with new tenant at county-owned airport

SALISBURY — The Mid-Carolina Regional Airport is set to gain a new tenant this year when a company named Heli-1, with offices in Reno, Nevada, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:50 pm

Columnists

My Turn, Francis Koster: Step up, volunteer to help

By Francis Koster The next year or so is going to test our individual souls, and the soul of our country. For all the public ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

New death, large increase follows weekend slowdown in new cases

SALISBURY — After new positive cases slowed over the weekend, Rowan County on Monday reported one of its biggest increases yet and an additional death ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, July 20, 2020 9:49 pm

Ask Us

Ask Us: Council not considering Confederate Avenue street renaming

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 Josh Bergeron, Monday, July 20, 2020 12:50 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: 60 years ago, Wright became a force for change

Back then, DeeDee Wright was a civil rights baby. When she was a teenager, she stuck her neck out to move ahead and push her ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, July 19, 2020 12:10 am

Local

Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ Smith to lead United Way campaign

Andrew Smith, Rowan-Salisbury Schools assistant superintendent of transformation, will serve as chairman of the 2020-2021 Rowan County United Way Campaign. In this role, Smith will ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, July 19, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Photos: Hundreds gather for Trump boat parade on High Rock Lake

A parade that started at Tamarac Marina in Rowan County attracted a crowd of hundreds of boats and some spectators on the shore, too. The ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:06 pm

Local

Photo: Trump for president until 2056

Johnny James, left, and Gary Starnes, right, stopped by the Post this week to show off their sign. Here, they both give a thumbs up ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, July 17, 2020 5:37 pm

Ask Us

Ask us: Will West Innes Street median follow Confederate monument’s removal?

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 Josh Bergeron, Monday, July 13, 2020 1:52 am

Local

Hundreds expected at Trump boat parade on High Rock Lake

SALISBURY — Politics can get crazy, says Genny Duncan. Sometimes people just need to have fun with it. Duncan and longtime friend Anna Garrison are ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:05 am

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