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August 3, 2021

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David Freeze begins cross-country cycling journey in San Diego

My flight west on Monday morning went well until just before the initial descent into San Diego. A passenger collapsed just as he passed my ... Read more

1 week ago by David Freeze.

Community remembrance events to focus on lynchings of the past, need for justice today

SALISBURY — “Truth Be Told,” a community remembrance project to be held here Aug. 6-7, will commemorate the deaths of local lynching victims and focus ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

August issue of Salisbury the Magazine is now available

SALISBURY — The August issue of Salisbury the Magazine, a publication of the Salisbury Post, has reached subscribers and is now available at its normal distribution ... Read more

1 week ago by Mark Wineka.

After 10 days, three hospitals, one diagnosis, Kassidy Sechler will return home

CHINA GROVE — More than a week after she was rushed in an ambulance to a hospital in Hickory, Kassidy Sechler will return home to ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Blotter: Police ask for help finding robbery suspect

SALISBURY — Police are renewing a call for the public’s help in a robbery that occurred July 6th. An unidentified man in the incident demanded ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Three Rivers Land Trust finalizes deal to double size of nature preserve in Spencer

SPENCER — Three Rivers Land Trust says it has closed a deal that will roughly double the size of the Fred and Alice Stanback Education ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Spin Doctors announced as headlining band for 2021 Cheerwine Festival

SALISBURY — Cheerwine on Monday announced that the Spin Doctors will headline this year’s Cheerwine Festival. The Grammy-nominated rock band emerged in the early 1990s ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Ask Us: Readers ask about Hoffner murder case, ‘Fame’ location

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 Josh Bergeron.

Cornhole tournament at New Sarum Brewery brings out Panthers fans, raises money for charity

SALISBURY – Rowan County’s fan club for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers merged tailgating staples this weekend — beer and the game cornhole — to raise ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

Blotter: Salisbury man charged for breaking and entering, burglary tools

SALISBURY – A man was charged with felony property crimes on Friday in connection to an incident earlier this month. Michael Wayne Horne, a 39-year-old ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

Child killed in Monroe drive-by shooting; 1 arrested

MONROE (AP) — Police in North Carolina arrested one man Sunday and were searching for other suspects in connection with a drive-by shooting a day ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s Dragon Boat race returns after year hiatus

SALISBURY — Twenty-one teams hit the water Saturday in a quest for boat racing dominance and a good cause. The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

Marker commemorating Jim Crow-era lynchings in Rowan County, racial injustice required years of work

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — For years, the local group Actions in Faith and Justice worked to find a site with sufficient historical context ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Identified Marine was a Salisbury native, served in WWII

SALISBURY — What exactly happened to the body of Salisbury native Pfc. Henry Ellis was a mystery for 70 years, but now he is coming ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

Rowan County sees COVID-19 cases coming more quickly, remains in middle tier for community spread

SALISBURY — With a vaccination rate of 41.6% for those 12 and older, Rowan County’s daily COVID-19 positives continue to rise at ever-sharper rates. The ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Cleveland plans to build walking trail, community barn quilt mural

CLEVELAND — The town of Cleveland is creating a healthy and artistic way to connect generations to come within the community. New walking trails with ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Lifestyles.

Young entrepreneur learns lesson of responsibility by raising quail, selling eggs

SALISBURY — When some young entrepreneurs want to make a few bucks, they might pour some lemonade in a pitcher and put a stand out ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Historic McCanless House sold, buyers plan on converting home into events venue

SALISBURY — From the moment she laid eyes on the Napoleon Bonaparte McCanless House, Sandra Toscano was enchanted by its exterior.  With a facade covered ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Library’s Summer Reading Week 10 has virtual storytime, last chance to log hours

Rowan Public Library Rowan Public Library’s last week of programs designed for school age children features the third and final “Time for Tales” virtual installment. ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Lifestyles.

Biz Roundup: City of Salisbury brings back in-person community resource fair

SALISBURY — To provide a helping hand to Rowan County parents, caregivers and students, the city of Salisbury is hosting its bi-annual Back-to-School Community Resource ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Salisbury man arrested for robbery in Cleveland

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man faces robbery charges in the town of Cleveland in connection with an April burglary. Cleveland Police on Wednesday arrested Robert ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Blotter: South Carolina man arrested after attempting to purchase dog with stolen credit card

SALISBURY — A man from Greenville, South Carolina, was arrested Thursday after attempting to purchase a dog with stolen credit card information and a fake ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

Carolyn Hurley remembered as giving person

SALISBURY — Gordon Hurley remembers his wife, Carolyn, as a good person who was involved in the community and also liked to maintain her privacy. ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

A year after removal, ‘Fame’ Confederate monument relocated to new home

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A year after its removal, the “Fame” Confederate monument was placed in its new home Friday — a historic ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Photo gallery: ‘Fame’ relocation complete

SALISBURY — The long process of relocating the “Fame” Confederate monument came to an end Friday with the statue going up in the Old Lutheran ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

‘Fame’ Confederate monument being moved to North Lee Street cemetery today

SALISBURY — Construction crews are at a cemetery on North Lee Street this morning to place the Confederate monument “Fame” on its base. The statue ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Troyer’s Country Market closing because of staff shortages, deal to sell building

SALISBURY — After eight years of serving up sandwiches, donuts and specialty grocery items, Troyer’s Country Market is closing its doors for good. “We’ll shed ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Builders interested in Spencer-owned residential properties

SPENCER – Several pieces of land owned by the town of Spencer have drawn attention from developers recently. Last week, the Board of Aldermen approved ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

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