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School board to look at more renewal plans, valedictorian and salutatorian honors

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A pair of school renewal plans will be viewed for approval by the Rowan-Salisbury School Board on Monday. Each ... Read more

16 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

No bond, no building: Supporters say RCCC programs would stagnate without bond issue

SALISBURY — The bond issue on March’s ballot to support Rowan-Cabarrus Community College would go a long way toward updating some of school’s most important ... Read more

16 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

RSVP to attend Hood Theological Seminary symposium in March

All Hood Alumni and Friends Symposium to Take Place March 12-13, 2020 The Fifth Annual All Hood Alumni and Friends Symposium will take place March ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Lifestyles.

Civil Rights leader visits Salisbury High, speaks to students

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Rev. Jesse Douglas has pale skin, blonde hair and blue eyes, but he is not white. Douglas has albinism. He ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Blackbeard exhibit comes ashore at N.C. Transportation Museum

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SPENCER – The infamous pirate Blackbeard was beheaded in North Carolina waters more than 300 years ago. It was not until ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Rowan-Salisbury Schools closed Friday

SALISBURY – Rowan-Salisbury Schools on Thursday night announced schools would be closed Friday due to concerns about precipitation and temperatures dropping below freezing overnight potentially ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Education.

Schools closing 2 hours early

Rowan Salisbury Schools  will be dismissing 2 hours early today, Feb 20, 2020. Lunches will be provided. And again, all after-school activities are canceled. Staff ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Fifth-graders get to enjoy state symphony during Catawba performance

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – On Wednesday every fifth-grader in Rowan-Salisbury Schools got to see one of the state’s elite orchestras. The annual education ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Educators say parents should start thinking about pre-K now for 2020-2021

SALISBURY – Parents need to start thinking about getting their children into pre-K now, says Rowan-Salisbury Schools Director of Early Learning Kelly Street. And while ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Local artist speaks to high school students about his life and art

SPENCER – North Rowan High School art and drama students had the chance to sit down with local artist Jae Wheeler on Feb. 11 in the ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Education.

Education briefs: RCCC appoints new HR, governance leaders

SALISBURY – The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Board of Trustees recently appointed two chief officers to the College’s executive leadership team. Nekita Eubanks has been appointed ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Education.

Shoutouts

Mary Frances McCullough, of Salisbury, was named to the Dean’s List at Appalachian State University. Corbin James Moss, of Salisbury, was named to the Dean’s ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Education.

North Rowan Elementary celebrates national and local leaders in Black History Month Gala

SPENCER – North Rowan Elementary School students highlighted some of the most important moments from history and locals at its fourth-annual Black History Month Gala. ... Read more

5 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Faith charter school project moves closer to reality

FAITH – Discussions about starting a community charter school here started when the elementary school in town and Enochville Elementary had their names pulled last ... Read more

5 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Bank of America presents $500,000 to Livingstone in honor of Battle

SALISBURY – Each year, Livingstone College Founder’s Day program memorializes its founder, Dr. Joseph Charles Price. But this year’s event also marked the celebration of ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Education.

Messinger family endows professorship at Hood Theological Seminary

Dyke Messinger, a board member at Hood Theological Seminary (HTS), and his wife, Deborah H. Messinger, have provided the seminary with a donation of $500,000 ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Education.

Hanford-Dole Elementary class sends off local Marine

SALISBURY — A second grade class at Hanford-Dole Elementary on Thursday visited with and officially “sent off” a student’s brother, Pvt. Caleb Williams, who just ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Lecture series at Hood features Eric Williams, PhD

Friday, Feb 21 at 7 p.m. Annual Bishop Alfred E. and Mrs. Mamie White Endowed Heritage Lecture Series on Friday, Feb 21 at 7:00 p.m. ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Lifestyles.

Shavonne Walker: Cultivating aspirations of middle school students

SALISBURY — Let me tell you about my new friend, Believe Jackson. He is a sixth-grader at Southeast Middle School and future sports announcer with ... Read more

1 week ago by Shavonne Walker.

Elementary schools partner with Hurley Y to teach kids to swim

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Not everyone picks up the life skill of swimming. But as part of a partnership between some local elementary ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

Education briefs

WGU North Carolina Signs Agreement with school district  RALEIGH – WGU North Carolina, an affiliate of the national online Western Governors University, has signed an ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Education.

Dunbar School Alumni Association awards annual scholarships

SALISBURY – Nine Descendants of former students, faculty and administrators of Dunbar High school were recently awarded $500 scholarships. Marcus Amore Blair will pursue a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Education.

Renewal lets schools hire more lateral entries with specialized experience

SALISBURY – Renewal programs have given Rowan-Salisbury Schools a much greater degree of freedom than any of the 114 districts in the state. That freedom ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

Shoutouts

Collegiate honors: Katherine Breeggemann, of Kannapolis, was named to the Dean’s List at Oglethorpe University. Tara Grogan, of Cleveland, was named to the Dean’s List ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Education.

Former criminal offenders can bring new talent to businesses willing to expand hiring practices

KANNAPOLIS – With almost one in four American adults having been arrested or prosecuted for a criminal offense, the pool of job applicants with a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Education.

RCCC has newest location for free Smart Start Rowan playgroup

By Susan Shinn Turner For the Salisbury Post Everyone has a bad day once in a while — and that’s OK. Feelings were the topic ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Schools could rework class rankings, replace valedictorian and salutatorian honors

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Rowan-Salisbury Schools could follow the lead of a number of colleges and other districts in removing valedictorian and salutatorian ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

School board looks at new $12.3 million contract for Apple devices

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – The Rowan-Salisbury School Board on Monday examined a proposal that would swap out its three-year-old Apple devices being used by ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

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