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September 26, 2021

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Dixonville task force working to engrave names, quotes at cemetery

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With the second phase nearly complete, Dixonville-Lincoln Memorial Task Force Chair Emily Perry says recent efforts have focused on ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Stage set for COVID-19 booster shots

By Lauran Neergaard and Mike Stobbe AP Medical Writers The U.S. vaccination drive against COVID-19 stood on the verge of a major new phase as ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Family finds unknown woman’s body in mother’s casket

AHOSKIE (AP) — A North Carolina funeral home said it has reached out to apologize after two sisters who went to view their mother’s body ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

A third of workers in Cooper order not vaccinated

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — More than one-third of the 56,000 North Carolina government employees included in Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Remains of WWII soldier from North Carolina identified, will be buried in Robeson County

WASHINGTON (AP) — An agency which accounts for missing U.S. soldiers said Thursday it has identified a North Carolina man who served in World War ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

State officials reach deal on prep sports governing, but details remain to be worked out

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — Legislation that would lead to new controls upon the nonprofit body governing North Carolina high school ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Mason found guilty in deadly fish arcade shooting

SALISBURY — A jury on Thursday found Dedric Michelle Mason guilty of second-degree murder for the killing of James Christopher Davis at a fish arcade ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Blotter: Men stripped, robbed en route to buy beer

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after two men were stripped and robbed while trying to buy beer from a convenience store. ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Jury begins deliberations in Fishzilla murder case

SALISBURY — A jury began deliberating Wednesday afternoon in the Fishzilla murder case, but a verdict wasn’t reached on the guilt or innocence of Dedric ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

East Rowan culinary students feed staff who helped build new classroom

GRANITE QUARRY — When East Rowan High School closed for summer break in June, classroom 604 was a Cold War relic, but it transformed into ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Rowan County Fair makes pandemic return Friday with COVID-19 protocols in place

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County Fair organizers say attendees should keep “one cow length” between one another when the 60th annual fair ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Education briefs: Schultz selected to NCDPI’s Teacher Leadership Council

SALISBURY — Knox Middle School teacher and 2020-2021 Rowan-Salisbury Schools Teacher of the Year Sally Schultz was recently named to the new North Carolina Department ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Education.

Catawba to induct six into Blue Masque Hall of Fame

SALISBURY– Six artists will be inducted into the Blue Masque Hall of Fame by Catawba College’s Theatre Department on October 29 at 7:30 p.m. Two ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Education.

Cavs After Hours: A new tutoring space at North Rowan

SPENCER — North Rowan High School’s Cavs After Hours has a new home. The school unveiled a new space dedicated to the after-school tutoring program ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Education.

Shoutouts

Shive Elementary Good Citizens Shive Elementary has recognized the following students for being September good core value citizen for the character trait of being good ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Education.

Salisbury Police: Toyota Prius is most popular target for catalytic converter thieves

SALISBURY — Police say the Toyota Prius is the most popular make and model of car among catalytic converter thieves in 2021. Catalytic converters are ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Salisbury City Council will vote on whether to exempt Goodwill developer from setback requirements

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — City Council members will vote Oct. 5 on the rezoning of a parcel on Faith Road that will exempt ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rowan Sheriff’s Office holding fundraiser for deputy hospitalized with COVID-19

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office will hold a fundraiser today for an investigator who’s been hospitalized with COVID-19 for more than a month. ... Read more

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors, high-risk

By Matthew Perrone, Lauran Neergaard and Mike Stobbe Associated Press The U.S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

Many migrants staying in US even as expulsion flights rise

By Elliot Spagat, Maria Verza, Juan A. Lozano and Sarah Blake Morgan Associated Press DEL RIO, Texas — Three hours after being freed from a ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

NC Senate maneuvers again to keep public records bill alive

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — North Carolina Senate Republicans have used another parliamentary maneuver to try to get legislation to Democratic Gov. ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

NC road-building costs could scale back long-term projects

RALEIGH — North Carolina government would need billions of dollars in additional road-building funds if it wants to carry out currently planned projects for the ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

State reports 10 new COVID-19 deaths in Rowan County, 18 this week

SALISBURY — With 10 new deaths reported Wednesday, Rowan County’s COVID-19 fatalities reached 387 since the start of the pandemic. Dates of death vary, but ... Read more

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Man jailed after fleeing to California, returning to Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS — A 26-year-old man faces a number of charges in connection with a 2020 incident after he fled to California and came back. Daniel ... Read more

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Granite Quarry officials will request correction to 2020 Census count

GRANITE QUARRY — Town officials say the 2020 U.S. Census population total is too low and plan to ask representatives about challenging the count. The ... Read more

5 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Salisbury city manager describes short-term solutions for firefighter pay concerns

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — City Manager Lane Bailey on Tuesday told council members preliminary data from a citywide salary study will be used ... Read more

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

17 rackets donated to Erwin Middle School tennis teams

Staff report SALISBURY — The Erwin Middle School boys and girls tennis teams received rackets from Yonex as part of the company’s celebration of  75 ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Sports.

Spencer town hall project at Park Plaza moving along

SPENCER — Spencer’s town hall project at Park Plaza is moving closer to its final stages. The project and a final inspection on the renovated ... Read more

5 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

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