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September 26, 2020

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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.

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.

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.

NTSB: Pilot’s actions likely caused Earnhardt Jr. plane crash

By Adrian Sainz Associated Press A pilot’s inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew’s decision to continue an unstable approach and landing likely ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

2 Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests

By Dylan Lovan and Piper Hudspeth Blackburn Associated Press/Report for America LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Hours after a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

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.

Elon heightens alert as 32 test positive; Wake Forest in good shape to continue instruction as is

Associated Press As one North Carolina university heightens its alert level in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases, another school expects its students will ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

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.

House easily passes stopgap funding bill, averting shutdown

By Andrew Taylor Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a sweeping bipartisan vote that takes a government shutdown off the table, the House passed a temporary ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Supreme Court vacancy looms large in 2nd NC Senate debate

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — Questions about the potential successor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg hung heavy over Tuesday night’s second debate in ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Additional COVID-19 death reported in Rowan; Cooper announces small business relief

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Health Department on Tuesday reported an additional COVID-19 death from someone not associated with a congregate ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Asheville man charged with heroin possession following traffic checkpoint

SALISBURY — An Asheville man faces heroin charges following a stop at a traffic checkpoint Sunday night. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Michael Andrew ... Read more

4 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Susan Cox conceding school board race, putting support behind opponent

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While her name will remain on the ballot, Susan Cox is bowing out of her bid for a third ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Rowan-Salisbury Schools will survey families, stakeholders about next superintendent

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Families of school children and everyone else directly connected to the district should expect to see a survey in ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Library to reopen for in-person visits Oct. 1

SALISBURY — On Oct. 1, public entry will be allowed at three branches of the Rowan Public Library system. That includes the headquarters in Salisbury, ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Rowan Sheriff’s Office K-9s to receive bulletproof vests

Three K-9s in the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office will receive bulletproof vests thanks to a charitable donation. The donation comes from nonprofit Vested Interest in ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Man charged with sex offense, raping teen

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A 911 call about a disturbance at a Salisbury home led Rowan investigators to charge a teen there with ... Read more

4 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Commissioners receive analysis of county’s development application process

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Monday received a report giving an in-depth review of its development application process. The presentation, delivered ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Man arrested in Spencer in connection with Charlotte murder investigation

SPENCER — A suspect wanted in a Charlotte attempted murder investigation was arrested in Spencer and is now in the Mecklenburg County jail. The Special ... Read more

4 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

County government losing assistant manager, social services director

SALISBURY — Rowan County government is losing its assistant manager to retirement and the director of its largest department to a new job. Finance Director ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

RSS will collect information on full K-5 return

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools administration will begin collecting information to show how it could approach full re-entry in the coming months. ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

KCS sees smooth transition back to classes, unlikely to transition to all in-person for K-5

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS — Just more than a month in, Kannapolis City Schools has had a mostly smooth transition back into the classroom. ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Barrett emerges as court favorite; Trump to pick by weekend

By Lisa Mascaro, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire Associated Press WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump met Monday with Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

Tillis says Trump will extend offshore drilling pause to NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump will add North Carolina to a list of southeastern states whose coastal waters won’t be subjected to offshore ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

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