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July 4, 2020

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School board narrowly approves allowing students in for driver’s ed, other assessments

SALISBURY — Students will be allowed to reenter school facilities under special circumstances. The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education approved a motion on Monday that ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

New Sarum donates $9,050 to COVID-19 Relief Fund

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — New Sarum Brewing donated $9,050 to Rowan County United Way’s COVID-19 Relief Fund on Tuesday. The brewery raised funds ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Longtime educator, Rowan Democrats vice chair plans school board run

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salosburypost.com SALISBURY — Chariel Dye, a local entrepreneur who spent 20 years working in early childhood education, is planning a campaign for ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Two appointed to Historic Salisbury Foundation board of trustees during virtual annual meeting

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Historic Salisbury Foundation nominated two new members to its board of trustees, honored the departure of the foundation’s ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Cannon Ballers share disappointment of official word on no minor league games this year

KANNAPOLIS — Minor league baseball teams were advised Tuesday that Major League Baseball has decided not to provide players to their minor league affiliates to ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Sports.

Salisbury man issued citations for hit and run accident

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Salisbury man faces misdemeanor offenses after he crashed into a tree during an argument with his girlfriend and ... Read more

3 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Rowan investigators looking into Rockwell house fire

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com ROCKWELL — Investigators with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office are looking into a fire that was intentionally set at a home ... Read more

3 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

County continues to see double-digit increase in cases; state to test all nursing homes

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The county on Tuesday reported an additional 23 people tested positive for COVID-19 and three additional people were being hospitalized. ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Two masked, gloved men rob Cricket Wireless cellphone store

SALISBURY — Police are looking for two men who robbed a Cricket Wireless cellphone store Monday morning while wearing disposable face masks and rubber gloves. ... Read more

4 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Sheriff’s office identifies man who drowned in High Rock Lake after possible seizure

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A man who is believed to have had a seizure and drowned while landscaping at a Rendleman Road home ... Read more

4 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Local lawmakers talk most significant bills during ‘difficult’ legislative session

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Though most of the state legislative session’s efforts have been aimed at mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic, local lawmakers said ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Historic Salisbury Foundation founder Ed Clement to ‘retire’ from board of trustees

SALISBURY — After 48 straight years, Ed Clement, the principal founder of the historic Salisbury Foundation, plans to “retire” from its board of trustees when his ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Moore named new principal at Salisbury High; three others also named RSS principals

SALISBURY — Isenberg Elementary School Principal Marvin Moore has been named principal at Salisbury High School. The principal at Isenberg since 2012, Moore was among ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Thief breaks into church steals gun, karaoke machine, other items

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Salisbury police are looking into who broke into a local church and stole items that include sound equipment. The ... Read more

4 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Liberty Commons resident dies from COVID-19; CDC updates guidelines

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County officials on Monday reported a resident from Liberty Commons died from COVID-19. A total of 43 people ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Kannapolis’ Woodrow Wilson Elementary renamed

KANNAPOLIS — The Kannapolis City Board of Education on Monday voted to change the name of Woodrow Wilson Elementary School to North Kannapolis Elementary School. ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Education.

Man dies on High Rock Lake after possible seizure, fall into water

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com HIGH ROCK LAKE — A man died Monday after authorities said he fell into a cove on High Rock Lake after ... Read more

5 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

State says prisoners objected to being quarantined as part of COVID-19 precautions

SALISBURY — An incident in which prisoners barricaded themselves into a dorm at Piedmont Correctional Institute started with an objection to being quarantined for two ... Read more

5 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Salisbury woman accused of forging father’s name on checks

SALISBURY — A Salisbury woman faces a felony offense after she accused of forging a check with her father’s name on it. According to the ... Read more

5 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Political Notebook: Local lawmakers share thoughts on face mask mandate

On Friday, Gov. Roy Cooper’s statewide mandate went into effect, requiring people to wear face masks when in public and at businesses until mid-July. The ... Read more

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Crime blotter, June 29

In weekend crime reports: • River Kyle Lowe, 21, of Salisbury, was charged with felony possession of a schedule two controlled substance, felony possession with ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Ask Us: What is the status of the Empire Hotel project?

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

5 days ago by Natalie Alms.

Mississippi surrenders Confederate symbol from state flag

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will retire the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem, more than a century after white ... Read more

5 days ago by News Service Report.

David Freeze: Shiloh Missions 5K breaks long Rowan race drought

Usually spring and early summer in Rowan County are filled with weekend running events. Faith is always busy during the week leading to the Fourth ... Read more

5 days ago by David Freeze.

Confederate group contests public safety exception after protests, riots involving monuments

SALISBURY — In a letter sent to North Carolina municipalities last week, the North Carolina Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans said “violent protests ... Read more

5 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

COVID-19 case count increases by 24; positives continue younger trend

For the eighth-straight day, Rowan County on Sunday reported a double-digit increase in total COVID-19 cases. The increase of 24 raised Rowan County’s COVID-19 case ... Read more

5 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

‘Negligible inconvenience’: Locals react to start of state’s face covering mandate

By Josh Bergeron and Shavonne Potts news@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan Countians started masking up Friday as a new state mandate went into place requiring face ... Read more

6 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Business roundup: Lutheran Services Carolinas receives grant to feed nursing home workers

Lutheran Services Carolinas (LSC) has received a $148,500 grant through the North Carolina Healthcare Foundation’s COVID-19 Fill The Gap Response Fund to support its Feeding ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

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