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September 26, 2020

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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

13 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

17 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

18 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

20 hours ago by Shavonne Potts.

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

1 day ago by Natalie Anderson.

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.

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.

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.

Virtually no internet: Rural NC families struggle with online access for school-age children

By Casey Morris Story courtesy of Carolina Public Press When school started in Beaufort County in August, Chocowinity resident Dana Heath Darden’s sons signed onto remote ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

School board candidates for Salisbury seat split on consolidation

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education incumbent Alisha Byrd-Clark and challenger Jonathan Barbee have different opinions on school consolidation. Byrd-Clark, ... Read more

2 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Horizons Unlimited taking learning to students this semester

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Horizons Unlimited would normally have students come to its facility for a range of experiential, science-focused learning programs. This year, ... Read more

2 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Seven new COVID-19 positives reported at Piedmont Correctional

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Piedmont Correctional Institute reports there are seven active cases of COVID-19 within the nearly 700 prisoners at the Salisbury ... Read more

2 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Blotter: Police respond to shots fired call outside of Salisbury home

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Police on Tuesday responded to a Salisbury home after neighbors reported hearing gunshots and located nearly 20 shell casings ... Read more

3 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Rowan tied for fifth among counties for most COVID-19 deaths

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The county reported one additional COVID-19 death at Accordius Health on Wednesday, bringing the total number of deaths to ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

‘Nudge from God’: 10 years after diagnosis, Rockwell man to receive kidney from live donor

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com ROCKWELL — Almost a decade after being diagnosed with kidney disease, one local man will receive a transplant next month from ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Salisbury police warn residents after increased trailer thefts

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Salisbury police say there are preventative measures residents can take in order to keep themselves from being the victim ... Read more

3 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Corn picker catches fire at Knox Farm, destroying nearly eight acres

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com CLEVELAND — A corn picker malfunction is being blamed for a fire that burned more than five acres at a well-known ... Read more

3 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

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