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Food Lion will buy 62 supermarket stores in three states

SALISBURY — Food Lion announced Wednesday it will purchase 62 BI-LO/Harveys Supermarket stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia from Southeastern Grocers. The stores ... Read more

2 hours ago by Staff Report.

Salisbury man wanted for vandalism of Post’s window, inciting a riot

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Salisbury man is wanted on vandalism related charges after he was seen on surveillance camera tossing a rock ... Read more

3 hours ago by Shavonne Potts.

Latest protests in Salisbury peaceful as many speak out about injustices

SALISBURY — Protesters gathered next to the Big Lots parking lot along East Innes Street Tuesday night to continue protesting the most recent spate of ... Read more

12 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

Police chief, NAACP president make joint statement

SALISBURY — In a video posted online Tuesday, Police Chief Jerry Stokes and Salisbury-Rowan NAACP President Gemale Black encouraged people to be measured and lawful ... Read more

12 hours ago by Staff Report.

Number of currently positive cases decreases by two dozen

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The number of currently positive cases of COVID-19 in the county decreased by 24 on Tuesday as the overall ... Read more

13 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

Protests reignite debate about whether to move ‘Fame’ Confederate statue

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Tuesday’s city council meeting became heated, with more than an hour spent discussing the relocation of the “Fame” Confederate ... Read more

13 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

East Spencer passes $5 million budget

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER — The town of East Spencer passed a $5 million budget largely buoyed by grant funding with no opposition ... Read more

13 hours ago by Shavonne Potts.

Granite Quarry rezones leaf and limb property, views proposed budget

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY — The Granite Quarry Board of Aldermen corrected a zoning issue for its new leaf and limb site on ... Read more

13 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

China Grove adopts 2020-2021 budget

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost CHINA GROVE — During a brief meeting with little fanfare on Tuesday, China Grove adopted its 2020-2021 budget. No members of the ... Read more

13 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

Rowan Court officials plan phased approach to court operations

SALISBURY — Rowan County court officials say they have a plan to begin a phased approach to expanding operations as part of the state judicial ... Read more

13 hours ago by Shavonne Potts.

Blotter: June 3

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com In Salisbury Police Department reports • A woman reported on Monday someone broke into her Brenner Avenue apartment and stole her ... Read more

13 hours ago by Shavonne Potts.

Mayor responds to escalating protests with state of emergency, curfew

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Mayor Karen Alexander on Tuesday declared a state of emergency for downtown Salisbury and implemented a curfew following days ... Read more

19 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

City of Salisbury declares downtown state of emergency, announces curfew

News release from the city of Salisbury Salisbury Mayor Karen Alexander declared a state of emergency in the downtown district today, Tuesday, June 2, ahead ... Read more

20 hours ago by Staff Report.

Police: Case of mistaken identity caused downtown protest to take unexpected turn

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Downtown protests took an unexpected turn Monday night when some protestors believed they saw a man who was arrested ... Read more

23 hours ago by Shavonne Potts.

Commissioners to send Gov. Cooper a request to ‘reopen’ local economy

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County commissioners voted Monday to submit a letter to Gov. Roy Cooper that requests the ability for county ... Read more

24 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

Downtown protests continue for third night

SALISBURY — Police donned riot gear and used tear gas to disperse crowds during a third straight night of downtown protests on Monday. Protests in ... Read more

1 day ago by Josh Bergeron.

West End Plaza becomes COVID-19 testing site

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As part of a statewide initiative to expand COVID-19 testing, county officials have designated the parking lot of the ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

City manager: Transit cuts no longer in proposed budget

SALISBURY — Stopping transit service to Spencer and East Spencer will no longer be included in City Manager Lane Bailey’s budget following a Monday budget ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Two charged with using counterfeit $100 inside Lowe’s, others sought

SALISBURY — Two people were charged this weekend with using fake $100 bills at Lowe’s Home Improvement, and police say others are being sought with ... Read more

2 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Graduates parade down streets of southern Rowan County

LANDIS — The line of cars carrying graduates was long and the crowd of onlookers was sparse, but that’s just as well during the era ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Ellis Cross Country volunteer firefighter dismissed following racist comments

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A local firefighter, who came under fire following racist comments made in a social media message, has been dismissed ... Read more

2 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Commissioners talk incentives for broadband construction, 2020 election funding

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A financial incentive to begin developing rural broadband infrastructure in the county and more funding to the Board of ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

One new death from Citadel, COVID-19 cases rise by 29 Sunday, Monday

SALISBURY — Another death was reported at the Citadel nursing home on Monday along with 19 more positive COVID-19 cases Sunday and 10 more on ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Police charge pair for weapons violations during Sunday protest

SALISBURY — Two men were charged Sunday during a downtown protest that left people scattering after a man was seen firing gunshots into the air. ... Read more

2 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Ask Us: What happened at Steppin’ Out Dance Company in Spencer?

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

2 days ago by Natalie Alms.

‘Keep it peaceful’: Gunshots ring out as protesters gathered

SALISBURY — When shots erupted beneath the wings of the city’s Confederate monument “Fame” on Sunday, simmering tensions began to boil and two men were arrested. ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: Man accused of using closed bank account to pay for well pump

SALISBURY — A well pump was ready for service, but a Cleveland man’s bank account was not, according to arrest warrants served Friday. Keith Erwin ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Political notebook: Local congressmen call for ‘swift justice’

Rowan County’s members of the U.S. House last week reacted to the killing of George Floyd by saying they support an expedited federal investigation into ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

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