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May 8, 2021

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People receiving first dose of COVID-19 vaccine grows by less than 1%

SALISBURY — The number of people newly vaccinated for COVID-19 with one dose grew by less than 1% this week, according to state data. The ... Read more

2 mins ago by Josh Bergeron.

Weak jobs report spurs questions about big fed spending

By JOSH BOAK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden insists an unexpected slowdown in companies’ hiring is clear new proof the U.S. needs ... Read more

13 hours ago by News Service Report.

Judge limits footage that family can see of deputy shooting in Elizabeth City

By BEN FINLEY Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Family members of a Black man who was fatally shot in his car by sheriff’s deputies ... Read more

13 hours ago by News Service Report.

Woodland, two others share lead; Mickelson plays much worse but will still be around for weekend at Quail Hollow

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Phil Mickelson was 11 shots worse than his previous round at Quail Hollow. Bryson DeChambeau ... Read more

13 hours ago by Post Sports.

Former NHL player to open mobster themed bar in Raleigh

By DREW JACKSON The News & Observer RALEIGH (AP) — While it’s named after a famous mobster, Teets is no speakeasy. Teets Bar, from brothers ... Read more

13 hours ago by News Service Report.

California population declines for first time

By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s population fell by more than 182,000 last year, the first yearly loss ever recorded for ... Read more

13 hours ago by News Service Report.

GOP leaders differ on bottom line for state spending

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — A big question within North Carolina state government at the start of the year was whether ... Read more

13 hours ago by News Service Report.

Police: Man killed in shootout with officers in Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — A man found dead after a house fire and standoff with police died from a gunshot wound during a shootout with officers, ... Read more

13 hours ago by News Service Report.

Man charged after thieves rob would-be gun buyers of wallets, shoes

SALISBURY  — A 19-year-old was charged Thursday with robbing victims who wanted to buy a gun. Raeqwon Turner was charged with robbery with firearms or ... Read more

21 hours ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: Four added to sheriff’s most wanted list

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has updated its most wanted list to include four new people. All four people are registered sex offenders ... Read more

22 hours ago by Josh Bergeron.

High school football: Some anxious moments, but Hornets win state title

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com RALEIGH — Long-limbed, with a careless blond mop curling over his ears and framing an impish smile, Vance Honeycutt looks harmless ... Read more

1 day ago by Post Sports.

Photos: Salisbury High Hornets win big in 2AA championship game

The Salisbury Hornets turned a tie game into a blowout over St. Pauls High School Thursday with a strong defensive performance in the 2AA championship ... Read more

1 day ago by Josh Bergeron.

County manager outlines projections for the upcoming fiscal year budget, suggests uses for stimulus money

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While last year’s county budget preparation required much more conservative projections, County Manager Aaron Church says this year’s effort ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Miami-based Browns Athletic Apparel opens second screen printing location in Salisbury

SALISBURY — After launching Browns Athletic Apparel in Miami a decade ago, Tranise Brown opened the company’s second retail location in Salisbury in February. The ... Read more

2 days ago by Ben Stansell.

At funeral, fallen Watauga deputies remembered as ‘heroes’

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — The sheriff was already running late to the office when a woman pleaded for him to ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

COVID-19 cluster identified at Granite Quarry Elementary

GRANITE QUARRY – Families have been notified about five linked COVID-19 cases at a local elementary school. On Tuesday, a cluster of COVID-19 infections was ... Read more

2 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

More than half of North Carolinians have now taken at least one vaccine shot

Associated Press RALEIGH — Most North Carolina adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot, according to data released by the state Department of ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

City hopes to cover expenses in 2021-22 budget with surplus revenue generated this year

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With the city expected to finish “well in the black” in the current fiscal year budget, city officials are ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Fallen tree proves to be a blessing for local nonprofit Happy Roots

SALISBURY — A local gardening nonprofit was only expecting a few garden bed frames when it received a donation this week, but it got a lot ... Read more

2 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Quotes of the week

“It was heartwarming to sit back and watch families enjoy the interaction with their loved ones.” — Michelle Gillespie-Gray, social work supervisor at the Salisbury ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Opinion.

Health department drops quarantine time from 14 to 10 days

SALISBURY — People with a COVID-19 exposure are now being advised to quarantine 10 days, down from a full two weeks. On Thursday, the Rowan County ... Read more

2 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Blotter: More than $100,000 in property reported stolen from Old Beatty Ford Road site

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office says thieves made off with $100,000 in scrap and other items from a site on Old Beatty Ford ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

City fights invasive beetles by injecting trees with insecticide

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Humans aren’t the only species receiving preventative shots during the pandemic. This week, city officials are using a statewide ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

City names downtown recipients for federal Parks Service grant

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The city has awarded more than $300,000 in federal grants to a handful of rehabilitation projects estimated to bring ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

China Grove Town Council weighs 2021-22 budget priorities, supports buying body cameras

CHINA GROVE — During a work session to prepare the fiscal year 2021-22 budget on Tuesday night, the China Grove Town Council considered several requests ... Read more

3 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Educators reflect on Teacher Appreciation Week

SALISBURY – Kelly Hain has seen 32 Teacher Appreciation Weeks come and go in her time in the field, but this one is special. “We’ve ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Livingstone College wins $30,000 Home Depot grant

SALISBURY – Livingstone College has won $30,000 in a program that will be used to build a podcast cafe and upgrade its game room. The ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Education.

Shoutouts

Overton Elementary First Class Adventurers These students recognized at Overton Elementary School as First Class Adventurers inApril for doing an exemplary job of demonstrating the ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Education.

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