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September 26, 2021


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Crowd converges on Salisbury for state pickleball tournament

SALISBURY — A flurry of rackets, bright yellow balls and competition is filling a corner of Catawba College’s campus this weekend. Johnson Tennis Center is ... Read more

18 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

After another court ruling against it, what’s next for voter ID in NC?

SALISBURY — While she voted against voter ID requirements in North Carolina in 2018, unaffiliated voter Pam Everhardt Bloom said she later obtained one to ... Read more

18 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rowan County Fair back in full force with rides, livestock, vendors

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Fair opened its doors for the first time in two years this weekend, and it also marked a first for ... Read more

18 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

With COVID statistics still concerning, local health experts weigh in on the safety of gatherings

SALISBURY — As COVID-19 remains a threat for Rowan Countians, local health experts are weighing in on safety measures for large gatherings and events. Dr. ... Read more

18 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

Couple hopes to create a unique destination with nostalgic arcade, upscale cocktail bar

SALISBURY — There were moments when Samantha Haspel was undergoing treatment for blood cancer that she wasn’t sure if she was going to live or ... Read more

18 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

Rowan Public Library offers online resources for skill building

By Amanda Bosch Rowan Public Library SALISBURY — Looking to build your computer skills? Need to practice before taking a career licensure exam? Perhaps your ... Read more

18 hours ago by Post Lifestyles.

Rowan County YMCA will provide $75 vouchers for health care plan members

SALISBURY — North Carolina YMCAs are partnering with UnitedHealthcare of NC and Carolina Complete Health to provide Medicaid members age 6 to 18 with $75 ... Read more

18 hours ago by Staff Report.

Biz Roundup: Rowan Chamber wraps up recruitment campaign

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce has announced the successful completion of its “Having Fun in 21” recruitment campaign with the addition of ... Read more

18 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

Faith Briefs: St. Luke’s Episcopal bids farewell to music director

From staff reports Matthew Woods, director of music ministries at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, will lead his final liturgy at the downtown church today. Woods ... Read more

18 hours ago by Post Lifestyles.

Salisbury resident Nalini Joseph named to NC chief justice’s new task force

SALISBURY — Nalini Joseph has spent most of her professional career advocating for children in the state’s courts. Joseph, a Salisbury resident, has served as ... Read more

18 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

Sports obituary: Former South Legion, West baseball coach Wright was a builder

By Mike London CHINA GROVE— Baseball coach and teacher David Curry Wright was a unique combination of dreamer and doer. The Blue Monster that ... Read more

18 hours ago by Mike London.

RSS school board to receive update on pay study

By Carl Blankenship SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education will receive an update on the results of a pay study commissioned for ... Read more

18 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

Catawba College’s first choral concert is Oct.3

SALISBURY – Catawba College’s Shuford School of the Performing Arts will present the Catawba Singers at 4 p.m. on Oct. 3. The concert will be ... Read more

19 hours ago by Post Lifestyles.

Panel OKs Dems’ $3.5T bill, crunch time for Biden agenda

By Alan Fram Associated Press WASHINGTON — Democrats pushed a $3.5 trillion, 10-year bill strengthening social safety net and climate programs through the House Budget ... Read more

19 hours ago by News Service Report.

COVID-19 vaccine boosters could mean billions for drugmakers

By Tom Murphy AP Health Writer Billions more in profits are at stake for some vaccine makers as the U.S. moves toward dispensing COVID-19 booster ... Read more

19 hours ago by News Service Report.

Sheriff’s office: At least 3 killed in Amtrak derailment

JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) — At least three people were killed Saturday afternoon when an Amtrak train that runs between Seattle and Chicago derailed in north-central ... Read more

19 hours ago by News Service Report.

West smashes South 55-16

By David Shaw For the Salisbury Post MOUNT ULLA — The only problem West Rowan had Friday night was too much of a good thing. ... Read more

2 days ago by Dave Shaw.

Biden says $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan has hit ‘stalemate’

By LISA MASCARO and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday that talks over his $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan have ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

Court rules sex offenders can be monitored perpetually; General Assembly law limits tracking to 10 years

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — It’s constitutional for North Carolina to require people convicted of the most serious sex offenses to ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

R. Kelly fate in jury’s hands at sex trafficking trial

By TOM HAYS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly’s fate is now in a jury’s hands after weeks of lurid testimony in his ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

High school football: Hornets romp; North loses key road game

From staff reports TYRO — Salisbury’s freight train of a football team overpowered West Davidson 69-6 for a Central Carolina Conference victory. Ranked second in ... Read more

2 days ago by Mike London.

Supporters of man freed from prison seek Cooper pardon

RALEIGH (AP) — Dozens of people supporting a North Carolina man who served more than two decades behind bars for a murder he said he ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

Rowan County’s COVID-19 death toll tops 40 for September

SALISBURY — Now 24 days through September, Rowan County has seen at least 44 residents die from COVID-19, according to North Carolina Department of Health ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Catawba-Wingate football game canceled

Staff report Saturday night’s South Atlantic Conference football game between Catawba College and No. 13 Wingate University has been canceled. It would have been the ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Sports.

Blotter: Sept. 24

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports: • A student at West Rowan Middle School was charged Wednesday with disorderly conduct. • A man on Wednesday ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Crowd turns out to raise money for hospitalized sheriff’s deputy

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has fired up grills in its parking lot 100 or more times to raise money for employee needs or nonprofits, ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

COVID-19 death tally continues rising, now at 391 in Rowan County

SALISBURY — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday reported four new COVID-19 deaths among Rowan County residents, bringing the death tally ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

‘No winners’: Mason found guilty in fish arcade murder trial

SALISBURY — As soon as the court clerk read the verdict aloud, the tangible tension enveloping the courtroom immediately gave way to gasps and uncontrollable ... Read more

3 days ago by Ben Stansell.

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