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April 20, 2021

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Commissioners green light additional houses at Cherry Treesort in China Grove

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Monday night cleared the way for several new structures to be built at the Cherry Treesort ... Read more

13 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

Political Notebook: Bitzer expects most ‘Trump-like’ candidate to be favorite in state’s Senate race

SALISBURY — Following news last week that former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory is “all in” for the 2022 U.S. Senate race, Catawba College politics professor ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

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

4 days ago by News Service Report.

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

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Livingstone, Mission House Church to host national ‘Black Voters Matter’ listening session

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Livingstone College, Rowan Concerned Citizens and Mission House Church will join national advocacy organization “Black Voters Matter” to host ... Read more

6 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Former North Carolina Gov. McCrory enters US Senate race

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — Former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday announced he’ll run for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina, ... Read more

6 days ago by News Service Report.

Board of Elections to purchase upgraded voting equipment using federal grant

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Elections on Tuesday approved the purchase of 42 upgraded voting machines and one central ... Read more

7 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political Notebook: Local polls find increasing number of North Carolinians want COVID-19 vaccine

Recent High Point University and Elon University polls show an increasing majority of North Carolinians plan to or have received the COVID-19 vaccination. For the ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Tillis has prostate cancer surgery

CHARLOTTE AP) — U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis said Thursday he has undergone surgery for prostate cancer and looks forward to returning to his Senate duties ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Biden seeks crackdown on homemade firearms

By Alexandra Jaffe, Aamer Madhani and Michael Balsamo Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden put on a modest White House ceremony Thursday to announce ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Rowan County Democrats to host virtual convention Saturday

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Democratic Party will virtually host its annual convention at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Democrats expect to elect new county officers, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political Notebook: Rowan’s lawmakers vote in favor of bill limiting governor’s emergency powers

All three of Rowan County’s Republican lawmakers in the N.C. House last week voted in favor of a bill that aims to limit the governor’s ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

County commissioners will talk Dukeville water problems

SALISBURY — Rowan County’s plan to remedy a drinking water problem for some Dukeville residents will become clearer during Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting. The county ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Bill passes House to exempt town of Rockwell from satellite annexation limit

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A bill that passed the N.C. House and sits in the Senate would add the town of Rockwell to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

McConnell vows to oppose Biden’s $2.3 trillion plan ‘every step of the way’

By JOSH BOAK and LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden set about convincing America it needs his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Lieutenant governor’s wife delivers keynote address at inaugural ‘Elizabeth Dole Dinner Honoring Republican Women’

Staff Report news@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Second lady Yolanda Robinson, wife of Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, and former Sen. Elizabeth Dole shared words of encouragement with ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political Notebook: Local lawmakers react to governor’s proposed 2021-23 budget

After Gov. Roy Cooper proposed a budget for the 2021-23 biennium last week, local lawmakers said they support some proposals but worry about the ability ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Reps. Warren, Sasser supporting a number of gun-related measures

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Reps. Harry Warren and Wayne Sasser have each signed on to support more than 70 bills in the House, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rep. Howard’s bills on debt settlement, muscadine grape juice in schools advance

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A bill related to prohibiting debt settlement practices in North Carolina and one that requires schools to purchase and ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Sen. Ford’s bill would allow concealed carry at churches with affiliated schools

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Sen. Carl Ford, a Republican representing Rowan and Stanly counties, is sponsoring a bill that would allow the concealed ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Democrats’ bills would expand voting access in state

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — North Carolina Senate Democrats will soon offer bills to expand access to voting — a contrast to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Biden leaves door open for Senate changes to advance agenda

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden at his first news conference Thursday left the door open to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Congressman Budd visits Novant vaccine site, commends leaders for preventing wasted doses

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rep. Ted Budd visited Salisbury Wednesday to tour Novant Health’s COVID-19 vaccination site at the J.F. Hurley Family YMCA ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political Notebook: Civitas poll shows distrust among North Carolina voters for 2022 elections

A Civitas Poll among 600 likely North Carolina voters signals distrust in upcoming elections, with fewer than half suspecting 2022 elections will be “free and ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

NC federal attorneys: 24 more charged in voter-fraud probe

RALEIGH (AP) — A federal North Carolina prosecutor’s office that has been investigating allegations of voter-related fraud said on Friday that 24 more people have ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Ex-judge Cheri Beasley to run for U.S. Senate, advisers say

RALEIGH (AP) — Coming off a narrow election defeat in 2020, North Carolina’s first Black woman to serve as chief justice on the state Supreme ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Financial incentive for more Medicaid in NC draws mixed reaction

RALEIGH (AP) — A financial carrot for North Carolina to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands low-income adults is raising already elevated hopes among Democratic ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Board of Elections to submit proposed budget, move forward with purchasing upgraded voting machines

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County Board of Elections members on Tuesday approved a proposed 2021-22 fiscal year budget to be submitted to ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

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