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April 20, 2021

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Livingstone College partners with Health Department to administer 500 Pfizer vaccinations

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — In partnership with the Rowan County Health Department, Livingstone College delivered 500 first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

‘Elite and it shows’: Staff at Partners in Learning at Novant celebrate news of national accreditation

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Norma Honeycutt was met with tears and cheers from teachers and staff at Partners in Learning at Novant Health ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Biz Roundup: Food Lion earns Energy Star award for 20th consecutive year

SALISBURY — For the 20th consecutive year, Food Lion has received the 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award from the Environmental Protection Agency ... Read more

2 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Ester Marsh: What body type are you?

As the world is slowly opening up a little bit more, people are coming back and starting or continuing their workouts, but now inside. As ... Read more

2 days ago by Ester Marsh.

The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone

By Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless Associated Press WINDSOR, England — Sitting by herself at the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday, Queen Elizabeth cut ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

By David Biller, Maria Cheng and Joshua Goodman Associated Press Writers RIO DE JANEIRO — The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

US, China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency

By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea — The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, agreed to cooperate to curb ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Sikh community calls for gun reforms after FedEx shooting

By Casey Smith and Rick Callahan Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Members of Indianapolis’ tight-knit Sikh community joined with city officials to call for gun reforms ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

North Rowan romps into second round of football playoffs

By David Shaw For the Salisbury Post SPENCER — North Rowan wasn’t April-fooling around Friday night. This pandemic-plagued season has thrown the Cavaliers a steady ... Read more

3 days ago by Dave Shaw.

FBI had interviewed former FedEx employee who killed eight

By CASEY SMITH and RICK CALLAHAN Associated Press/Report for America INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Gastonia man sentenced for crash into restaurant that killed his daughter, daughter-in-law

GASTONIA (AP) — A North Carolina man was sentenced on Friday to at least 38 years in prison for killing his daughter and daughter-in-law in ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Some call for charges after video of police shooting 13-year-old in Chicago

By SARA BURNETT and MICHAEL TARM Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Newly released video that shows a Chicago police officer fatally shoot a 13-year-old will ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

State unemployment rate falls to 5.2% in March

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s unemployment rate fell sharply in March, state officials announced on Friday, as the number of people holding jobs grew by ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

NASCAR approach to virus vaccine varies greatly

By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Bubba Wallace says get the shot, like he did. Brad Keselowski says he hasn’t ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Sports.

Judge rejects Cherokee challenge against new casino in Kings Mountain

By MICHELLE LIU Associated Press/Report for America A federal judge on Friday rejected a legal challenge by the operator of North Carolina’s two casinos, saying ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Jackson tops NC Senate fundraising; Walker coffers also full

By BRYAN ANDERSON Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina state Sen. Jeff Jackson had a sizable fundraising advantage entering this month over ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Kiwanis Pancake Festival serves thousands of flapjacks for charity

SALISBURY — Folks were lining up early at the J.F. Hurley YMCA on Friday afternoon to get their hands on some pancakes for a good ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Rowan remains in state’s middle, yellow tier for COVID-19 community spread

SALISBURY — A biweekly update to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ county alert system map shows Rowan County remaining in a middle ... Read more

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: Man faces sexual exploitation charge for images on Instagram

SALISBURY — A 44-year-old Kannapolis man was charged Wednesday after law enforcement officers allegedly found child pornography on his Instagram account. Michael Joe Banks of ... Read more

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Defendant convicted in attempted murder case on the run after fleeing from trial

WILSON (AP) — Authorities are looking for a man who fled from his trial in North Carolina for attempted murder, a sheriffs office said. The ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

Downtown Gateway Building to be renamed for late Paul Fisher

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s 95th annual meeting was hosted virtually Thursday morning and featured award ceremonies, remarks from business leaders and ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Rowan County COVID-19 data for April 15

SALISBURY — The most recent COVID-19 deaths in Rowan County occurred April 3 and 4, according to state data updated Thursday. As cases and hospitalizations ... Read more

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Rep. Warren’s bill would prohibit parking in electric vehicle charging stations

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A bill in the N.C. House to prohibit and punish a non-electric vehicle driver from parking in a space ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Historic Preservation Commission approves Integro Technologies expansion, Paint the Pavement project

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Historic Preservation Commission on Thursday gave the green light for both an Integro Technologies expansion and an annual ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Faith Academy, RSS will negotiate over what goes, stays in elementary school

FAITH – Following a decision this week to move forward with a sale, Rowan-Salisbury Schools and Faith Academy officials are figuring out what will stay ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Teacher killed in Alamance County shootout with Mexican drug cartel

GREEN LEVEL (AP) — A popular teacher in North Carolina has died in what authorities said was an “old Western shootout” with members of a ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

Bill would give more tax breaks on COVID-19 loans

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — The state House on Thursday overwhelmingly backed legislation that would give additional state tax breaks to businesses ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

No response as divers knock on capsized ship’s hull

By STACEY PLAISANCE, KEVIN McGILL and JEFF MARTIN Associated Press PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Families anxiously awaited news of the 12 people missing from ... Read more

4 days ago by Paris Goodnight.

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