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January 18, 2021

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Once again, Dukeville faces water quality questions

SALISBURY — With some residents of the Dukeville area facing elevated lead levels in their water, Rowan County commissioners will hold a called meeting today ... Read more

5 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Education briefs: Faith Academy accepting applications, to begin office hours

Faith Academy Charter School office will open on January 19, 2021. The office is located at 200 North Main Street, Faith. The office will be ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Education.

City of Salisbury plans for altered Martin Luther King Jr. celebration weekend

SALISBURY — There won’t be a parade through town this year, but Salisbury will still be home to a multi-day celebration for Martin Luther King ... Read more

5 days ago by Ben Stansell.

County health data show department visits, clients served cut in half

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The number of visits made to the Rowan County Health Department for services from July to December amounts to ... Read more

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Teachers adapt to all-virtual school

SALISBURY – Summit Virtual Academy is unique because it has drawn teachers and students from all over the county into its virtual space. Carlton Jackson ... Read more

5 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Spencer welcomes new finance, code enforcement officers

SPENCER — Spencer welcomed its two latest hires at Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting. Faith Wilson is the town’s new finance officer and James ... Read more

5 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Local COVID-19 deaths reach 200; Drive-thru vaccinations planned Thursday

SALISBURY — With 28 deaths since the new year began, Rowan County hit 200 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday. It’s a mark that just six other ... Read more

5 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

County talks about best methods of vaccination distribution

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County officials say they will look into and consider implementing a mix of appointments and first-come, first-served events for ... Read more

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

New RSS Superintendent Watlington begins district tour

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools Superintendent Tony Watlington on Tuesday began his plan to visit every school and facility in the district. He started at the ... Read more

6 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Town of Landis receives recommendations for three-year plan to improve roads

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com LANDIS — Aldermen on Monday received a recommendation from a surveying firm about future road improvement projects for nearly two dozen ... Read more

6 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Blotter: Woman charged with misusing 911

SALISBURY — A woman faces charges of misusing the 911 telephone system after allegedly calling for a non-emergency domestic matter, the Sheriff’s Office said. Sebrina ... Read more

6 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

RSS reports steady COVID-19 cases, talks draft calendar

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools Associate Superintendent Kelly Withers says there’s been a leveling off of COVID-19 cases in the district. Withers during Monday night’s school ... Read more

6 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Four new COVID-19 deaths reported in Rowan; outbreak at the Laurels declared over

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County health officials on Tuesday reported four additional COVID-19 deaths among people outside of local congregate care facilities. There ... Read more

6 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Cheerwine Festival moved to September in hopes of reduced COVID restrictions

SALISBURY — With the hope of reduced COVID-19 restrictions by the summer, the 2021 Cheerwine Festival has been rescheduled for Sept. 18 in hopes of ... Read more

6 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Granite Quarry becomes smallest town in state to receive elite fire protection classification

GRANITE QUARRY — The town’s Board of Aldermen meeting on Tuesday brought a surprise visitor with some top-notch news. N.C. Commissioner of Insurance and State ... Read more

6 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

UPDATED: All clear after packages force county employee evacuations

SALISBURY — The Rowan Health and Social Services departments were evacuated Tuesday after a man dropped off packages and left. The packages, which contained the ... Read more

6 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

New superintendent takes the helm of Rowan-Salisbury Schools

SALISBURY — Superintendent Tony Watlington was sworn in on Monday at the Rowan-Salisbury School’s regular meeting. Watlington was tapped to take over for the district ... Read more

7 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

County expects new shipment of vaccine later this week after crowd at drive-thru exhausts supply

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Though the first day of COVID-19 vaccinations at the West End Plaza was cut short after hundreds of locals ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Man, woman killed in fire near Rockwell

ROCKWELL — A 69-year-old man and 72-year-old woman were killed in a Sunday fire in rural southern Rowan County. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Man shot while driving on Standish Street

SALISBURY — A 61-year-old man was shot in the leg Sunday while driving on Standish Street near Brenner Crossing Apartments. Wilbert Orr was shot in ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Ask Us: Progress being made on new multipurpose building at Dan Nicholas Park

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 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Man arrested for setting fires to vehicles in Spencer

SPENCER — A man accused of setting several cars on fire at a Spencer business last week was apprehended on Saturday afternoon. Brandon Payne, 33, ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Two dead after Sunday fire at home near Rockwell

ROCKWELL — Two people were killed in a late Sunday morning fire that destroyed a house on Doublethumb Road near Rockwell. Rockwell Rural Fire Department ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Critical for working parents, child care centers navigate COVID-19 challenges

SALISBURY — Similar to schools, local child care centers are struggling to keep doors open because staffing is uncertain day to day. The state currently ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

Local Republicans condemn riots at Capitol, say ‘plenty of blame to go around’

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While local Republicans, including two of Rowan County’s lawmakers, condemn the violent insurrection that erupted from a mob of ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Biz Roundup: Kannapolis honored for communications work regarding downtown revitalization project

KANNAPOLIS — The North Carolina Association of Government Information Officers has awarded the City of Kannapolis first place for its work in the branding and ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

State-funded pre-K seats from last year still available

SALISBURY — There are about 50 slots of state-funded pre-kindergarten still available in Rowan County as of Tuesday, and families can still apply for them. ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

New RSS superintendent to be sworn in Monday

SALISBURY — New Rowan-Salisbury Schools Superintendent Tony Watlington is set to be sworn in on Monday and begin his district tour on Tuesday. Watlington was ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

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