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City manager: Transit cuts no longer in proposed budget

SALISBURY — Stopping transit service to Spencer and East Spencer will no longer be included in City Manager Lane Bailey’s budget following a Monday budget ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Commissioners talk incentives for broadband construction, 2020 election funding

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A financial incentive to begin developing rural broadband infrastructure in the county and more funding to the Board of ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political notebook: Local congressmen call for ‘swift justice’

Rowan County’s members of the U.S. House last week reacted to the killing of George Floyd by saying they support an expedited federal investigation into ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Salisbury City council will hold budget workshop, public hearing

SALISBURY — The City Council will have meetings on Monday and Tuesday for its 2020-2021 budget as well as its regularly scheduled meeting in which ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Gov. Cooper, Trump speak about GOP convention details

By GARY D. ROBERTSON and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Carolina’s governor disagreed on Friday over the ... Read more

5 days ago by News Service Report.

Trump threatens to move RNC without assurances from governor

By JONATHAN DREW Associated Press CHARLOTTE — President Donald Trump threatened Monday to pull the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina if the state’s ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Political notebook: Sen. Carl Ford says state needs ‘full bore reopening’

Sen. Carl Ford can describe Gov. Roy Cooper’s “modest” Phase 2 reopening with a single sentence. “It’s better than nothing,” Ford said. Ford has been ... Read more

1 week ago by Liz Moomey.

Political notebook: Budd, Hudson oppose new COVID-19 package

Both of Rowan County’s representatives in the U.S. House opposed a new, $3 trillion, Democrat-led COVID-19 relief bill that passed the House on Friday. The ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

House passes $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill

By ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats powered a massive $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill through the House on Friday, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Paris Goodnight.

State House committee hears details on nursing home outbreaks

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —Most of the county’s and the state’s COVID-19 deaths are from congregate living facilities like nursing homes, and the N.C. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Burr steps aside as Senate intelligence chair amid FBI probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican, temporarily stepped aside as chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday after the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Local NAACP, Heggins call for ‘equity lens’ for city’s COVID-19 funds

SALISBURY — In a video conference hosted by the North Carolina Black Alliance, Salisbury-Rowan NAACP president Gemale Black and Salisbury Mayor Pro Tem Al Heggins ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Rep. Howard leads bill to protect debtors in COVID-19 pandemic

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The N.C. House Economic Support Working Group, led by a local representative, met Tuesday and discussed a bill that ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Political notebook: Sen. Carl Ford encourages increased crowds of Reopen NC protesters

The May 2 rally in Salisbury supporting the “reopening of the state” brought out about 20 protesters, and it got the support of N.C. Sen. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Salisbury citizen left out of stimulus payments because she married an immigrant

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Maria Ortiz was looking forward to the economic impact payment provided by the federal government through the CARES Act. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

COVID-19 impacts Rowan County legislators’ goals of session

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — After the passage of the state’s COVID-19 relief bills Saturday, both the House and Senate are meeting in skeletal ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Salisbury secures $500,000 EPA grant to clean up former mill

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The former Kesler Mill site will be cleaned up through a $500,000 Environmental Protection Agency grant awarded to the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Local legislators reflect on passage of state’s COVID-19 relief bills

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — COVID-19 relief bills went to the governor’s desk over the weekend with unanimous support and were signed into law ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Audit: North Carolina transportation agency overspent by $740M

RALEIGH  (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Transportation spent $740 million beyond what it planned to last year, state auditors said Tuesday as they ... Read more

4 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Political notebook: Poll says North Carolinians cautious about reopening state economy

A Meredith College Poll released last week and conducted in late April showed the majority of North Carolina residents were in support of Gov. Roy ... Read more

1 month ago by Liz Moomey.

Reopen protesters call for end to stay-at-home order

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY— With less than a week before the governor’s stay-at-home order is set to expire, about 20 local resident protested Saturday ... Read more

1 month ago by Liz Moomey.

Rowan County Housing Authority receives $150,000 grant

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the Rowan County Housing Authority a grant of $150,000. The ... Read more

1 month ago by Liz Moomey.

Local legislators respond to Gov. Cooper’s plan to reopen NC

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — When Gov. Roy Cooper announced a three-phase plan to reopen North Carolina’s economy last week, Rep. Julia Howard said ... Read more

1 month ago by Liz Moomey.

Political notebook: Tillis says Cooper’s plan to reopen state in line with White House guidance

U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis last week said in a statement that Gov. Roy Cooper’s three-phase plan to reopen the state’s economy is in line with ... Read more

1 month ago by Liz Moomey.

Local representatives predict easy votes on state’s COVID-19 bills

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The N.C. General Assembly goes into session Tuesday and will consider multiple bills to provide relief from those directly ... Read more

1 month ago by Liz Moomey.

Rowan Democrats encourage voting a blue ticket during virtual annual convention

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Democratic Party urged members to elect Democrats at the local, state and federal level in November ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

NC Republican leader: We won’t seek budget veto override

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans won’t try any more to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget veto from last summer, the chamber’s leader ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Health Care Working Group finalizes COVID-19 response bills

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The state House COVID-19 Health Care Working Group will present two bills when the General Assembly goes back into ... Read more

1 month ago by Liz Moomey.

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