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‘Stay safe. Stay healthy, America’: Winners of High Rock Lake dock decorating contest encourage use of face masks

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com LEXINGTON — “If Uncle Sam can wear a mask, so can you.” That’s the message that Kathi and Lennox McLendon of ... Read more

8 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

Officials warn about case spike from holiday weekend after highest one-day increase of positive tests

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Going into the holiday weekend, state and county health officials warned positive cases may continue to rise if people ... Read more

12 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

County health officials distribute 1,000 free face masks

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaching, county health officials on Thursday gave out nearly 1,000 free face ... Read more

1 day ago by Natalie Anderson.

Former Landis staffers face embezzlement charges

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com LANDIS — One after another, three former town staffers on Thursday were escorted into the Rowan County Magistrate’s Office to face ... Read more

1 day ago by Shavonne Potts.

‘First step in getting some closure’: Former, current Landis officials react to indictments

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com LANDIS — Former town leaders say arrests made Thursday are steps in the right direction as those in office now focus ... Read more

1 day ago by Natalie Anderson.

Two face drug charges after vehicle chase, near collision

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Rowan County pair were charged Tuesday with drug possession after they denied fleeing from a patrol vehicle pursuing ... Read more

1 day ago by Shavonne Potts.

Crime blotter: July 3

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports • A man reported on Tuesday someone stole a firearm from his vehicle while in the 700 block of ... Read more

1 day ago by Shavonne Potts.

County nears two weeks of continuous double-digit increases

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Health Department reported an additional 26 people tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday, marking the 12th day ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Former Landis Town Manager Reed Linn, others indicted for felony embezzlement

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com LANDIS — A year and a half after questions were raised about the town’s finances, a Rowan County grand jury has ... Read more

2 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

‘Never in my wildest dreams’: Moore ready to take the helm of Salisbury High

SALISBURY — Marvin Moore says he never expected to be a principal until he met a man who would become a mentor. Jerome Heggins, husband ... Read more

2 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Greenway expansion, traffic signal maintenance submitted for federal funding

SALISBURY — The Cabarrus-Rowan Metropolitan Planning Organization this week endorsed two local projects for federal grant funding.  The MPO, which prioritizes local transportation projects for ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Salisbury VA says telehealth usage up 971%

With usage of the services increasing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Salisbury VA says it has conducted more than 9,724 telehealth appointments since Jan. ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Shoutouts

Zachary Tatarka, of China Grove, was named to the President’s List at Coastal Carolina University. Mary Sobataka, of Salisbury, was named to the Dean’s List ... Read more

2 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Sheriff offers July 4th safety tips

SALISBURY — Traditionally, the July 4th holiday brings one of the highest traffic flows of the year and is often the deadliest weekend of the ... Read more

2 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Faith resident won’t let COVID-19 infect patriotic spirit

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com FAITH — Lisa Phelps hasn’t missed many Faith Fourth of July celebrations, and she isn’t letting the COVID-19 cancellation infect her ... Read more

2 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Landis hires CPA firm to conduct 2019-20 audit during special called meeting

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com LANDIS — The Landis Board of Aldermen on Tuesday approved two budget amendments regarding electric and waste collections and picked a ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

41 recoveries reported as COVID-19 cases continue to rise by double digits

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County officials reported on Wednesday that a total of 901 Rowan County residents have recovered from COVID-19 as the ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Registered sex offender found living close to school

SALISBURY — A registered sex offender was charged this week after he moved to a residence within 1,000 feet of Salisbury High, which is a ... Read more

3 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Florida woman charged with identity theft, suspected of other crimes

SALISBURY — A Florida woman posing as a customer is accused of cashing a $1,980 check at a local bank in the member’s name suspected ... Read more

3 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

School board narrowly approves allowing students in for driver’s ed, other assessments

SALISBURY — Students will be allowed to reenter school facilities under special circumstances. The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education approved a motion on Monday that ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

New Sarum donates $9,050 to COVID-19 Relief Fund

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — New Sarum Brewing donated $9,050 to Rowan County United Way’s COVID-19 Relief Fund on Tuesday. The brewery raised funds ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Longtime educator, Rowan Democrats vice chair plans school board run

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salosburypost.com SALISBURY — Chariel Dye, a local entrepreneur who spent 20 years working in early childhood education, is planning a campaign for ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Two appointed to Historic Salisbury Foundation board of trustees during virtual annual meeting

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Historic Salisbury Foundation nominated two new members to its board of trustees, honored the departure of the foundation’s ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Salisbury man issued citations for hit and run accident

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Salisbury man faces misdemeanor offenses after he crashed into a tree during an argument with his girlfriend and ... Read more

3 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Rowan investigators looking into Rockwell house fire

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com ROCKWELL — Investigators with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office are looking into a fire that was intentionally set at a home ... Read more

3 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

County continues to see double-digit increase in cases; state to test all nursing homes

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The county on Tuesday reported an additional 23 people tested positive for COVID-19 and three additional people were being hospitalized. ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Two masked, gloved men rob Cricket Wireless cellphone store

SALISBURY — Police are looking for two men who robbed a Cricket Wireless cellphone store Monday morning while wearing disposable face masks and rubber gloves. ... Read more

4 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Sheriff’s office identifies man who drowned in High Rock Lake after possible seizure

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A man who is believed to have had a seizure and drowned while landscaping at a Rendleman Road home ... Read more

4 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

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