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September 26, 2020

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NC elections board, Republicans at odds over absentee ballot rule changes

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s currently Democratic-only elections board exchanged public jabs with state Republican heavyweights on Friday over ... Read more

8 hours ago by News Service Report.

Voters struggling with witness rules in early voting

By GARY D. ROBERTSON and SCOTT BAUER Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — As the pandemic prompts a surge in voting by mail, voters in a ... Read more

8 hours ago by News Service Report.

Trump expected to announce conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

By ZEKE MILLER, LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to announce Saturday that he is ... Read more

8 hours ago by News Service Report.

County reports COVID-19 percent positive rate of 8%

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County ended the week with 11% of its total cases currently positive, and a percent positive rate of ... Read more

8 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rowan County United Way sets $1.5 million goal at drive-in kickoff event

SALISBURY — A chorus of car horn honks filled the air at the Rowan County Fairgrounds Friday afternoon as the Rowan County United Way unveiled ... Read more

8 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

Blotter: Adult daughters accused of beating up mother

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A local woman says she was attacked by her two adult daughters when they spit in her face and ... Read more

14 hours ago by Shavonne Potts.

China Grove firefighters injured after engine overturns

CHINA GROVE — Three China Grove firefighters were injured Friday morning after the engine they were riding in overturned while responding to an emergency call. ... Read more

18 hours ago by Shavonne Potts.

Salisbury VA to reopen entry, exit gates

The W.G. “Bill” Hefner VA Medical Center on Thursday will reopen entry and exit points that have been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The reopened ... Read more

19 hours ago by Staff Report.

Sheriff’s Office looking for suspect in Burlington Coat Factory theft

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who walked out of a local store with a shopping cart filled with ... Read more

21 hours ago by Shavonne Potts.

Requests for absentee ballots top 9,000 in Rowan

Thousands of Rowan County voters have requested an absentee by mail ballot and a portion have already cast their vote in November’s election. Data from ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Spencer approves supplemental USDA loan for Park Plaza project

SPENCER – Another $256,489 is expected to be funneled to Spencer’s Park Plaza project after the town board of aldermen on Thursday approved pursuing a ... Read more

1 day ago by Carl Blankenship.

11 locals will make up Empire Redevelopment Task Force

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A group of 11 community members will serve on the Empire Redevelopment Task Force, and Downtown Salisbury, Inc., has ... Read more

1 day ago by Natalie Anderson.

New finance director excited to prove himself, continue on path set by predecessor

SALISBURY — To describe his situation, Jim Howden on Thursday relied on a football metaphor featuring one of the game’s greatest coaches. “When you lose ... Read more

1 day ago by Ben Stansell.

County health officials report four new COVID-19 deaths

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County health officials on Thursday reported four additional COVID-19 deaths, including three from two local nursing homes. One death ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Trump promotes health care ‘vision’ at stop in Charlotte but gaps remain

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JILL COLVIN Associated Press CHARLOTTE (AP) — More than three-and-a-half years into his presidency and 40 days from an election, President ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

Blotter: Woman charged with stealing mom’s dog

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A local woman is accused of stealing her mother’s dog after staying with her mother for some time. Salisbury ... Read more

2 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Rowan County hires Howden as new finance director

SALISBURY — Days after Rowan County announced it was losing longtime Finance Director Leslie Heidrick to retirement after 23 years, her replacement has been named. ... Read more

2 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Exhibit about Jim Crow-era travel on display at NC Transportation Museum

A new exhibit about the Jim Crow era of legal segregation will be on display at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer starting Friday. The ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

GOP elections board members resign over absentee settlement

RALEIGH (AP) — The two Republican members of North Carolina’s state elections board have resigned after signing off on a settlement to help voters fix ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

Drive-by shooting injures 24-year-old Salisbury man

SALISBURY — A 24-year-old Salisbury man was shot in the knee during an early morning drive-by shooting outside a Salisbury home. Salisbury police spokesman Lt. ... Read more

2 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Highway Patrol: Vehicle fled after striking, killing pedestrian on Camp Road

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The N.C. State Highway Patrol is looking for a vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian walking near Camp ... Read more

2 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Locals to be inducted into NC Military Veterans Hall of Fame

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — This year’s N.C. Military Veterans Hall of Fame Class of 2020 has among it a former city councilman, a ... Read more

2 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Fall fun, with a twist: Patterson Farm adjusts to guidelines, offers new version of traditional events

MT. ULLA — Being the director of fun has never been so complicated. Michelle Patterson, the “director of fun” who oversees Patterson Farm Market and ... Read more

2 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Sayers, Piccolo friendship lives on in ‘Brian’s Song’

Associated Press When Chicago Bears teammates Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo became roommates in 1967, the first time NFL players of different colors shared accommodations ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

Partners in learning passes last year’s special needs fashion show fundraiser with all-virtual event

SALISBURY – Partners In Learning hosted its fourth annual “Just As I Am” Special Needs Fashion Show virtually on Sept. 8. The virtual event did ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Education.

Shoutouts

Cody Thomas, of Kannapolis, has been need to Georgia Southern University’s spring 2020 Dean’s List. Read more

2 days ago by Post Education.

Former history teacher to use ‘working knowledge of the issues’ in state House race

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Democrat and former history teacher Keith Townsend hopes to use his “working knowledge of the issues” to prioritize education-related ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Chamber adds more than 50 new businesses during Total Resource Campaign

SALISBURY — In early August, members of the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce gathered around their computer cameras for yet another Zoom meeting. For this ... Read more

2 days ago by Ben Stansell.

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