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April 20, 2021

Coronavirus

Federal COVID-19 vaccination figures show more coverage for local residents

SALISBURY — Data released Wednesday shows a more optimistic picture for the progress of COVID-19 vaccinations in Rowan County. The N.C. Department of Health and ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Hornets to allow 5,000 fans this week

Associated Press The Charlotte Hornets will allow approximately 5,000 fans to attend NBA home games beginning March 26 against Miami, or about 25% percent of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Sports.

Governor announces COVID-19 capacity restrictions will be eased Friday

SALISBURY — Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday announced capacity limitations caused by COVID-19 will be eased Friday at 5 p.m The eased restrictions are as ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Rowan Health Department to administer 1,170 Pfizer vaccines this week

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Health Department will have more COVID-19 vaccines than usual this week and a different variety than previous drive-thru events. The ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

West End Plaza has become unexpected, essential part of COVID response

SALISBURY — In a spacious room that was once filled with clothing racks, shoes and perfume, dozens of nurses, Rowan County staff members and volunteers ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

UPDATED: More than 3,000 Rowan residents received vaccination this week

SALISBURY — The number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered locally this week increased by more than 3,000, with a majority being first doses. Friday’s data update ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

38 new COVID-19 positives, nearly 400 new vaccinations reported in Rowan

SALISBURY — The Thursday update from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday showed a few dozen new positives and nearly 400 ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

Rowan moves to lowest tier for COVID-19 community spread

SALISBURY — With new COVID-19 positives coming much slower, Rowan County on Wednesday joined the majority of the state in being classified in the lowest ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

County announces homebound COVID-19 vaccine program

SALISBURY — County officials on Wednesday announced plans to vaccinate homebound individuals. Rowan County Public Health and Rowan County Emergency Services will offer COVID-19 vaccines ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

Across the Pond Bed and Breakfast welcomes guests after a yearlong pause

SALISBURY — For the previous year, things have been unusually quiet around Across the Pond Bed and Breakfast. Since opening the inn seven years ago, ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

13% of Rowan residents partially vaccinated for COVID-19; 9% fully vaccinated

SALISBURY — The percentage of Rowan County residents who have been partially vaccinated for COVID-19 topped 13% on Monday. The North Carolina Department of Health ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

Novant loosens visitor restrictions at NC hospitals

SALISBURY — Novant health announced Monday that its North Carolina hospitals will now allow a patient two visitors per day as COVID-19 cases continue to ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Ask Us: What are plans for downtown candy shop?

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

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

Health officials say state on track to make all residents eligible for COVID shot

RALEIGH (AP) — All North Carolina adults who want a COVID-19 shot are on track to be eligible for one by May 1, state health ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Daylight saving time comes this weekend and possibly COVID relief payments

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Along with daylight saving time, this weekend could bring some Americans fatter bank balances. Officials at ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

UPDATED: One COVID-19 death reported in Rowan this week; lowest figure in months

SALISBURY — Rowan County this week saw the fewest COVID-19 deaths reported in months. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reported a single ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

Biden ready for ‘independence from virus’

By Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire Associated Press WASHINGTON — One year after the nation was brought to a near-standstill by the coronavirus, President Joe ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Rowan Health Department working on plans for evening vaccination clinic

SALISBURY — Pleased with how efficiently its COVID-19 vaccination clinics have been working, the Rowan County Health Department is planning its first evening clinic for ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Medically at-risk in N.C. able to get COVID shots March 17

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — North Carolina will make medically vulnerable residents eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine a week ahead ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Daily COVID-19 positives remain low

SALISBURY — The number of daily COVID-19 positives reported in Rowan County remains low as vaccinations administered continues to rise. The N.C. Department of Health ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

County hits 12% of residents partially vaccinated for COVID-19

SALISBURY — At least 12% of people who live in Rowan have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to data updated Tuesday ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

17 new COVID-19 cases, one new death reported

SALISBURY — Seventeen new COVID-19 cases and one new death were reported Monday in Rowan County. The new cases bring the total to 15,089 since the ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

UPDATED: Eight new COVID-19 deaths, 203 positives reported in county this week

SALISBURY — Eight new COVID-19 deaths and 203 new positives were reported in Rowan County this week. The numbers bring total deaths to 290 since ... Read more

2 months ago by Josh Bergeron.

29 new positives, no new COVID-19 deaths reported

SALISBURY — There were just 29 new COVID-19 positives and no other major changes to the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Rowan County on ... Read more

2 months ago by Josh Bergeron.

Three deaths, 29 new COVID-19 positives reported

SALISBURY — Three new deaths and 29 COVID-19 positives were reported in Rowan County on Wednesday. The death brings the total to 286 since the ... Read more

2 months ago by Josh Bergeron.

State to vaccinate medically vulnerable starting March 24

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday the state will more quickly open up COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to those who are frontline ... Read more

2 months ago by News Service Report.

One new death, 20 new COVID-19 positives reported in Rowan

SALISBURY — One new death and 20 COVID-19 positives were reported in Rowan County on Tuesday. The death brings the total to 283 since the ... Read more

2 months ago by Josh Bergeron.

COVID-19 vaccinations in Rowan top positives since start of pandemic

SALISBURY — The number of Rowan County residents who have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination now tops the total number of positives ... Read more

2 months ago by Josh Bergeron.

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