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October 19, 2020

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Ask Us: Readers ask questions about Shober Bridge, voting safeguards

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

18 hours ago by Josh Bergeron.

Political notebook: More than 1.4 million votes cast already in North Carolina

SALISBURY — Of the more than 1.4 million votes cast already in North Carolina, more than about 605,000 have been absentee by mail while the ... Read more

19 hours ago by Staff Report.

‘Souls to the polls’: More than 1,300 cast ballots on first Sunday of early voting

SALISBURY — By the time polls opened at 1 p.m. at the West End Plaza voting site, dozens of voters had formed a line that ... Read more

22 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

Despite scandal, Cunningham maintains small lead in Senate race; supporters say policy positions more important

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Despite a scandal surrounding sexual impropriety, locals say Democrat Cal Cunningham’s continued favorability in the polls may indicate that ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Commissioners to consider incentives for 142-job project, Reaper’s Realm permit

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Economic Development Commission will deliver a presentation to county commissioners Monday about an incentive request for “Project Enterprise.”  The unnamed ... Read more

2 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Cunningham outraises Tillis, enters October with less cash

By BRYAN ANDERSON Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis has entered the home stretch of his competitive and ... Read more

3 days ago by Paris Goodnight.

Early voters across state say they’ll wait ‘as long as it takes’

By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press CHARLOTTE (AP) — Americans are accustomed to standing in line. They queue up for airport security, the latest iPhone, COVID ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Ex- GOP lawmaker charged with assaulting poll worker in Wake Forest

By BRYAN ANDERSON Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH (AP) — A former North Carolina Republican lawmaker who was observing an early voting site in Wake ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Trump, Biden go at it — from a distance — in town halls

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, WILL WEISSERT and DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden squared off, in a way, ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

Long lines form as North Carolina begins early voting

By BRYAN ANDERSON and SARAH BLAKE MORGAN Associated Press/Report for America DURHAM (AP) — Long lines formed at polling places across North Carolina on Thursday ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

Local voters turn out in droves to cast more than 3,200 ballots for first day of early voting

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With some arriving more than an hour before early voting began at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Rowan County voters ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Trump, GOP leaders will appeal North Carolina ballot ruling

By JONATHAN DREW Associated Press President Donald Trump’s campaign said Thursday that it will ask a federal appeals court to force North Carolina to revert ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

Census expert: With thousands uncounted, Rowan County could lose out on millions in funding

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER — If the estimated 35% of Rowan Countians did not respond to the 2020 Census by Thursday’s moved-up deadline, ... Read more

4 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Transportation officials talk completed, new projects

SALISBURY — The past, present and future of transportation in Rowan County and North Carolina were discussed during the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s virtual ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Chamber of Commerce confident in COVID-19 safety protocols at Tuesday night forum

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Despite Salisbury Mayor Pro Tem Al Heggins’ decision to leave its candidate forum Tuesday night due to health concerns, ... Read more

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Candidates talk economic recovery, health care; Heggins leaves forum after opening

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Local candidates vying for state House and Senate seats talked economic recovery, health care and law enforcement reform Tuesday ... Read more

6 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Election 2020: In 76th District race, Warren, Heggins differ on COVID-19 response, Medicaid expansion

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While both candidates running to represent the 76th House District agree COVID-19 has exacerbated issues in education and health ... Read more

7 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Election 2020: East area school board candidates talk issues in 2020 race

SALISBURY — Two newcomers are competing for the east area seat on the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education. Former East Rowan High School head baseball coach ... Read more

7 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Election 2020: Cooper says state must base future decisions on science; Forest wants full reopening of economy

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, cites a record of progress for the state, he believes there’s more to ... Read more

7 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Election 2020: Salisbury area candidates differ on consolidation

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education incumbent Alisha Byrd-Clark and challenger Jonathan Barbee have different opinions on school consolidation. Byrd-Clark, who is running for ... Read more

7 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Election 2020: Howard, Townsend talk issues in 77th District race

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While Rep. Julia Howard wishes to continue promoting tax incentives to recruit businesses to the district, challenger Keith Townsend ... Read more

7 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Election 2020: After incumbent concedes, Studer unopposed for the southeast area school board seat

SALISBURY — Jennifer Studer, a local nurse, will be on the ballot along with incumbent Susan Cox for the southeast area seat on the Rowan-Salisbury ... Read more

7 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Election 2020: In state Senate race, Ford says governor exceeds authority, Ellis support COVID-19 response

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Sen. Carl Ford doesn’t approve of how Gov. Roy Cooper has led the pandemic response in North Carolina and ... Read more

7 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political Notebook: Two local candidates drop out of Rowan Chamber of Commerce forum

SALISBURY — Neither candidate for N.C. House District 77 will attend Tuesday’s forum hosted by the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce. Keith Townsend, a Democrat ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Senators weigh COVID risk for Barrett Supreme Court hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett vows to be a justice “fearless of criticism” as the split Senate charges ahead with confirmation ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Early voting begins Thursday; here’s what local voters need to know

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Early voting begins Thursday, and this year Rowan County residents have 17 full days to cast an early vote ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Voter registration deadline passes; you can still cast ballot at early in-person voting sites

RALEIGH (AP) — A window has closed for North Carolina residents who wanted to vote on Election Day or by mail this fall. Friday was ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Cunningham won’t directly address possible other affairs

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham refused on Friday to address whether other sexual affairs could ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

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