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January 18, 2021

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Paycheck Protection Program opens for community banks, larger lenders next week

SALISBURY — After opening earlier this week for financial institutions dedicated to underserved and minority small businesses, the Paycheck Protection Program application portal will be ... Read more

3 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Trump impeachment trial will focus on his attacks on election

By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment  could go to trial as soon as Inauguration ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Former congressional candidate creates petition calling for Rep. Budd, other Republicans to be removed from office

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rep. Ted Budd’s former Democratic challenger Scott Huffman created a petition this week calling for Budd and six other ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

State plans to prioritize vaccinations for those 65 and older

By BRYAN ANDERSON AND GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina public health officials on Thursday unveiled an updated coronavirus ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Deaths outside of congregate care facilities grow by three in Rowan

SALISBURY — The number of COVID-19 deaths outside of congregate living facilities on Thursday increased to nearly half of the total since the pandemic began. ... Read more

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Commissioners take steps toward fixing lead in Dukeville community’s water

SALISBURY — During a called meeting Thursday afternoon, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners took steps to remedy elevated levels of lead in the water ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

County continues to draw big crowds for drive-thru coronavirus vaccinations

SALISBURY — With a new shipment of COVID-19 vaccines ready to administer, volunteers and county staff on Thursday were greeted by the largest crowd yet ... Read more

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: China Grove woman faces felony drug charges

LANDIS — A China Grove woman faces multiple felony drug charges after being the passenger in a car stopped by a sheriff’s deputy. Leigh Ann ... Read more

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Kannapolis man faces felony, misdemeanor drug charges

KANNAPOLIS — A Kannapolis man faces felony and misdemeanor drug charges after being searched during a traffic stop. Jesse Thomas Absher, 38, of East 16th ... Read more

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Woman faces charges for assault with scissors

SALISBURY — A Rowan County woman faces charges after allegedly using scissors to assault another woman. Cheryl Jean Little, 40, of Rock Pond Lane, was ... Read more

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Police investigating confrontation involving shot fired into the air

SALISBURY — Police are analyzing video footage after a shot was fired into the air during a confrontation near the intersection of Standish Street and ... Read more

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Salisbury woman shot in head, hand

SALISBURY — A Salisbury woman was hospitalized after being shot in the head and hand. The woman, Tiffany Ledbetter, was pulling into the driveway of ... Read more

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

New ‘warmth tree’ planted behind Rowan County Public Library

SALISBURY — With a slight frost still on the ground and the temperature barely reaching 30 degrees, Wednesday morning was a perfect time to plant ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

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

4 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

4 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

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Shoutouts

Millbridge Elementary December Good Citizens Kindergarten: Erik Morales Martinez, JJ Weaver, Rylyn Heister, Adalynn Vance, Ella Phillips and Violet Hainor. First grade: Anderson Davis, Coy ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Education.

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

4 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

4 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

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

NC legislature opens session subdued amid virus, DC unrest

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — Amid worries about COVID-19 and physical security, the North Carolina General Assembly officially began its two-year session ... Read more

5 days ago by News Service Report.

Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the ... Read more

5 days ago by News Service Report.

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

5 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

High school basketball: Young West girls roll

Staff report MOUNT ULLA— West Rowan’s girls got double-figure scoring from four freshmen and pulled away from visiting East Rowan to win 58-36 on Tuesday ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Sports.

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

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

House urges Pence to help oust Trump; impeachment next

By Lisa Mascaro, Zeke Miller and Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press WASHINGTON — The U.S. House rushed ahead Tuesday toward impeaching President Donald Trump for ... Read more

5 days ago by News Service Report.

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