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May 8, 2021

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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

20 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

21 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.

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.

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

2 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

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

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.

COVID-19 infection, quarantine numbers in Rowan-Salisbury Schools reach new highs

SALISBURY — The number of quarantines and COVID-19 infections in local public school students nearly doubled last week, and both figures reached their highest points ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

High school football: Offensive line came together for Hornets, who play for state title tonight

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — It was wet enough on Monday that the Salisbury football team was forced inside, but the Hornets cheerfully ran ... Read more

3 days ago by Mike London.

Pro baseball: White makes pro debut and says, ‘It felt amazing to be out there’

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS — No doubt it would’ve been easier making his long-awaited, long-stalled pro pitching debut for the Down East Wood Ducks ... Read more

3 days ago by Mike London.

YSUP Rowan invites agencies to participate in youth-focused training

Youth Substance Use Prevention Rowan (YSUP Rowan) invites leaders of youth-serving agencies to participate in training to support the development of youth as civic leaders ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Rowan County sees 301st death from COVID-19

SALISBURY — Rowan County on Wednesday topped 300 deaths attributed to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. The N.C. Department of Health and Human ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

N.C. lawmakers advance bill barring mandatory COVID-19 shots

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a proposal to prevent state and local governments from ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Rowan Public Library joins initiative to help people with digital connectivity

SALISBURY — Through a state partnership, the Rowan Public Library will offer assistance to local residents who need help with digital connectivity, devices and other ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Mocksville to dissolve police department

MOCKSVILLE (AP) — Officials in Mocksville are dissolving the town’s police department and entering a contract with the county sheriff’s office. News outlets report that ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Blotter: May 5

In Salisbury Police reports: • A man overdosed Monday in the 400 block of Mike Drive. • A motor vehicle theft was reported Monday in ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Salisbury’s McElroy named top city, county communications professional in state

SALISBURY — City Communications Director Linda McElroy received the Chris Coulson Communicator of the Year Award Friday during the North Carolina City and County Communicators’ ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Locals condemn use of force during 2019 traffic stop of Georgia woman

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Local residents expressed anger and called for transparency from city leaders and local law enforcement officers Tuesday regarding a ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

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