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September 26, 2021

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After another court ruling against it, what’s next for voter ID in NC?

SALISBURY — While she voted against voter ID requirements in North Carolina in 2018, unaffiliated voter Pam Everhardt Bloom said she later obtained one to ... Read more

18 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

Biden says $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan has hit ‘stalemate’

By LISA MASCARO and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday that talks over his $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan have ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

Early voting for 2021 municipal elections begin Oct. 14

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Early voting for the 2021 municipal elections in Rowan County will begin on Oct. 14 and span until Oct. ... Read more

6 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Judges strike down state’s voter ID law

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina judges struck down the state’s latest photo voter identification law on Friday, agreeing with ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Political Notebook: East Spencer resident running as write-in candidate for mayor

East Spencer resident Timothy Trogdon said last week he’s going to run for mayor as a write-in candidate for the upcoming municipal election in November. ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

GOP candidate, Lexington attorney Jim Snyder dead at 76

Associated Press LEXINGTON — A memorial service will be held today for Jim Snyder Jr., an attorney, author and conservative candidate for statewide office in ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Political Notebook: Gov. Cooper vetoes bills supported by Rowan County lawmakers

RALEIGH — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper last week vetoed a handful of bills supported and sponsored by Rowan County’s Republican lawmakers. Both Rep. Harry Warren, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Cooper vetoes bills limiting K-12 racial teaching, holding rioters accountable for losses

By BRYAN ANDERSON Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed two bills on Friday that would have limited ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

State Board of Elections approves Sunday voting for 2021 municipal elections in Rowan County

SALISBURY — The North Carolina State Board of Elections on Friday sided with Democrats on the Rowan County Board of Elections in approving two days ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

Cooper vetoes bill that would have prohibited release of donors’ identities

RALEIGH (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday vetoed legislation that would prohibit the public disclosure of donors to North Carolina-based nonprofits, calling the measure ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

State budget to take longer as GOP, Cooper seek consensus

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly is two months late on finalizing a two-year budget, even as ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Political Notebook: Cooper signs nine bills into law, including three sponsored by Rowan County’s representatives

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper last week signed nine bills, including three backed by Rowan County’s lawmakers. Among the measures Cooper signed is Rep. Harry ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Salisbury council incumbent Tamara Sheffield drawing on ‘level-headed business approach’ in re-election bid

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — City Council incumbent Tamara Sheffield hopes her “level-headed business approach” and “people over politics” mindset will be enough to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rowan Museum hosts women’s suffrage celebration at Utzman-Chambers House

SALISBURY — In an act of celebration and remembrance, about two dozen women dressed in their best suffrage attire marched in front of the Rowan ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Tens of millions in local funding for Rowan in state budget praised by Rowan lawmakers

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As the N.C. House and Senate negotiate the 2021-23 state budget, Rowan County’s lawmakers praise both proposals for increasing ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

NC Senate OKs bill limiting racial teachings

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — North Carolina Senate Republicans on Thursday passed a bill to limit how teachers can discuss certain ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Lawmakers seek to control NC High School Athletic Association, not remove it

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — Senate Republicans shelved a proposal Thursday to end the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s oversight of ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

In Salisbury City Council race, Jonathan Barbee hoping to increase young adult representation

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Despite being younger than the typical city council member, candidate Jonathan Barbee says there is a need for greater representation ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

Bill to curb racial teachings advances in North Carolina

By BRYAN ANDERSON Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH (AP) — A state Senate hearing on how racial concepts are taught in North Carolina classrooms devolved ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

McLaughlin draws on 15 years with Secret Service, store owner experience city council bid

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — City Council candidate Harry McLaughlin says his 15-year career with the U.S. Secret Service and background in business would ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political Notebook: County boards of elections must allow voter registration for those on felony probation, post-release supervision

A three-judge panel in Wake County Superior Court entered a preliminary injunction Monday to restore voting rights to all North Carolinians on felony probation, parole ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

Alexander drawing on architectural experience in seeing ‘the big picture’ in bid for mayor

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Mayor Karen Alexander says her decades of experience in architecture and urban design has required her to see the ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

Heggins looking to record, military career to push big ideas if elected Salisbury mayor

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — In the city’s inaugural mayoral race, Mayor Pro Tem Al Heggins says she wants to capitalize on a record ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

Redistricting activities heating up as court battles loom

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press The fight over redrawing political maps is just ramping up in state legislatures and nonpartisan commissions around the country. But ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

House approves restrictions on NC nonprofit donor disclosures

RALEIGH (AP) — A bill described by supporters as one that prevents snooping into citizens’ contributions to North Carolina charities neared final legislative approval Thursday ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Councilman David Post drawing on record of accomplishments for re-election

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Though City Council member David Post says he’s accomplished much of what he set out to when first elected ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

State Board of Elections will determine county’s voting plans after Rowan board fails to reach consensus

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — After failure of the county board to unanimously agree on an early voting plan for municipal elections, the state ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

Council candidate Nalini Joseph looks to use decades of experience in courts if elected

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — City council candidate Nalini Joseph calls herself a visionary with the ability to see into the future of what ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

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