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July 4, 2020

Staff Report, Author at Salisbury Post

Local

Salisbury VA says telehealth usage up 971%

With usage of the services increasing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Salisbury VA says it has conducted more than 9,724 telehealth appointments since Jan. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Historic Salisbury Foundation founder Ed Clement to ‘retire’ from board of trustees

SALISBURY — After 48 straight years, Ed Clement, the principal founder of the historic Salisbury Foundation, plans to “retire” from its board of trustees when his ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Crime blotter, June 29

In weekend crime reports: • River Kyle Lowe, 21, of Salisbury, was charged with felony possession of a schedule two controlled substance, felony possession with ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, June 29, 2020 12:05 am

Business

Business roundup: Lutheran Services Carolinas receives grant to feed nursing home workers

Lutheran Services Carolinas (LSC) has received a $148,500 grant through the North Carolina Healthcare Foundation’s COVID-19 Fill The Gap Response Fund to support its Feeding ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:01 am

Coronavirus

Rowan County COVID-19 testing locations

The following are Rowan County COVID-19 community testing sites and locations. • West End Plaza, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. West Monday, June 29, from 10 ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Tell us your opinion: What do you think about the state’s mask mandate?

Starting at 5 p.m. Friday, June 26, the state will have a mandate that people wear face coverings in public places and at businesses until ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, June 26, 2020 12:15 pm

Business

State asks people to resubmit emailed Buck Steam Station comments

SALISBURY — An issue with the delivery of emailed public comments about a closure plan for Buck Steam Station’s coal ash ponds means that the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, June 26, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Salisbury man faces first-degree murder charges in Green Street shooting

SALISBURY — During a traffic stop Thursday night, police arrested a Salisbury man for first-degree murder in connection with a June 7 shooting on Green ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:48 am

Kannapolis

Kannapolis City Council approves 2021 budget with no tax increase

KANNAPOLIS — The Kannapolis City Council approved the fiscal year 2021 budget on Monday evening. The budget is $80.5 million and includes no property tax ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Cases top 1,000 after week of double-digit increases

SALISBURY — Rowan County has now reached more than 1,000 positive cases following a week of double-digit increases. The Rowan County Public Health Department reported ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:04 pm

Crime

17-year-old arrested in Spencer after Kannapolis shooting

KANNAPOLIS — The Kannapolis Police Department has charged a second person after investigating a shooting on June 3 on Kennedy Avenue. One person who was ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:00 am

Business

China Grove Food Lion opens, gives donations to local groups

CHINA GROVE — A new Food Lion store opened Wednesday at 1408 North Main Street. The store will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:44 pm

Kannapolis

Kannapolis designates CARES Act funding

News release from the city of Kannapolis The city of Kannapolis will receive $230,437 in federal funding as part of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:39 am

Local

Salisbury City Council votes to move ‘Fame’ Confederate monument, declare public safety issue

Editor’s note: A more updated and lengthy story about the vote can be found here: “Salisbury City Council votes to move ‘Fame’ Confederate monument off ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:45 pm

Coronavirus

Grim blame game over COVID-19 deaths in besieged nursing homes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A grim blame game with partisan overtones is breaking out over COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents, a tiny slice of the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, June 15, 2020 5:54 am

Coronavirus

High schooler took photos to raise money for COVID-19 Relief Fund

SALISBURY — The Rowan County United Way’s COVID-19 Relief Fund generated $2,790 in donations last week, including one from a Salisbury High School sophomore. The ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, June 14, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Rowan County man takes lump sum payout with $25,000 Lucky for Life winning ticket

RALEIGH – Every day, Raymond Truesdale of Salisbury takes a walk, and often stops at a local convenience store on his route. On June 1, that ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, June 13, 2020 12:00 am

Local

UPDATE: Woman who was reported missing after going camping in Uwharries returns home safely

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Rowan County Sheriff’s investigators say a Salisbury woman who was reported missing after she went camping six days ago has returned home ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, June 12, 2020 11:31 am

Crime

Car break-in suspect sought

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several vehicle break–ins that happened at the first of June around the area of Mae Road and Kings ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, June 12, 2020 12:00 am

Business

From 1929 to pandemic, grocery delivery comes full circle

By Ann Wayne For the Salisbury Post The year was 1929. Brothers-in-law Grady Ross and Ross Castor opened a grocery store called Ross and Castor ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:05 am

Local

NC 211 service tops 50,000 calls since COVID-19 response began

SALISBURY — The number of calls to the state United Way’s 211 service has topped 50,000 since Gov. Roy Cooper activated it as part of ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:00 am

Business

Salisbury mayor rescinds state of emergency, curfew for downtown

SALISBURY — Mayor Karen Alexander on Tuesday rescinded a state of emergency in the downtown area, including the curfew that had been imposed after protests ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:48 pm

Business

Beverage co-packing company will bring 231 jobs, invest $68 million in Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS— Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday announced Prime Beverage Group, a new contract beverage manufacturer, will create 231 new local jobs and invest $68 million ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:16 pm

Local

Salisbury National Cemetery resumes committal services

SALISBURY — The Salisbury National Cemetery complex will resume committal services today for families who are interring their loved ones, a news release said. The ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

UPDATED: One dead, two injured in shooting on Green Street

SALISBURY — One man is dead and two other people are injured after a shooting just before 10 p.m. Sunday on Green Street. Henry Lee ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, June 8, 2020 12:55 am

Business

Business roundup: April jobless rate for Rowan at 14.4%; Cabarrus at 12.3%

Rowan County’s jobless rate in April was 14.4%, according to N.C. Department of Commerce figures released this past week. In March, the jobless rate was ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Library staff preserves Rowan County’s historical records

By Laurie Lyda Rowan Public Library Rowan Public Library’s Edith M. Clark History Room collections are directly benefiting from the dedication of teleworking library staff. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

UPDATE: Suspect sought after janitor was shot at Bendix Drive hotel

SALISBURY — A janitor at Days Inn in Salisbury was shot in the leg Saturday morning during an incident at the hotel and police have ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, June 6, 2020 1:29 pm

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