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January 18, 2021

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Local lawmakers talk priorities for 2020-21 legislative session

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The pandemic, health care, budget and redistricting will be among the top priorities this legislative session, but local lawmakers ... Read more

1 day ago by Natalie Anderson.

Former, current congressmen for Rowan County opposed second impeachment

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Two North Carolina congressmen who voted to contest Electoral College votes cast for President-Elect Joe Biden on Jan. 6 ... Read more

1 day ago by Natalie Anderson.

Trump impeachment trial will focus on his attacks on election

By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment  could go to trial as soon as Inauguration ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Former congressional candidate creates petition calling for Rep. Budd, other Republicans to be removed from office

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rep. Ted Budd’s former Democratic challenger Scott Huffman created a petition this week calling for Budd and six other ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Once again, Dukeville faces water quality questions

SALISBURY — With some residents of the Dukeville area facing elevated lead levels in their water, Rowan County commissioners will hold a called meeting today ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, D.C., in the days leading ... Read more

6 days ago by News Service Report.

House speeding to impeach Trump for Capitol ‘insurrection’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Poised to impeach, the House sped ahead Monday with plans to oust President Donald Trump from office, warning he is a threat ... Read more

6 days ago by News Service Report.

Trump Homeland Security chief abruptly quits at tense time

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s acting head of the Department of Homeland Security abruptly resigned Monday, leaving the post ahead of schedule as the ... Read more

6 days ago by News Service Report.

Political Notebook: Sen. Carl Ford to serve as co-chair of two Senate committees

In addition to his new role as the Republican joint caucus leader, Sen. Carl Ford will co-chair two committees and serve as a member of ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Pelosi says House will impeach Trump, pushes VP to oust him

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump as she pushes the vice ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Local Republicans condemn riots at Capitol, say ‘plenty of blame to go around’

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While local Republicans, including two of Rowan County’s lawmakers, condemn the violent insurrection that erupted from a mob of ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

State legislators sworn in early during ceremony in Salisbury

SALISBURY — With their loved ones watching, three state legislators who represent Rowan County were sworn in by North Carolina Chief Justice Paul Newby on ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Rep. Ted Budd’s full comments on objecting to Pennsylvania’s Electoral College votes

Editor’s note: The following are comments made by Rep. Ted Budd in objecting to Pennsylvania’s Electoral College votes on the floor of the U.S. House. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

North Carolina lawmakers continue condemnation, clarify objections to election results

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — North Carolina congressmen on Thursday continued to condemn a violent riot at the U.S. Capitol and clarify their positions ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Biden introduces his pick for attorney general

By Darlene Superville, Steve Peoples and Eric Tucker Associated Press WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden introduced his pick for the nation’s top law enforcement ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Lawmakers openly discuss ousting Trump

By Zeke Miller and Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press WASHINGTON — Lawmakers of both parties raised the prospect Thursday of ousting President Donald Trump from ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol in bid to overturn election

WASHINGTON (AP) — A violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in an attempt ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

North Carolina lawmakers in Washington contest elections results, condemn violence following riot at Capitol

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com WASHINGTON — Members of Congress were prepared to meet in a joint session on Wednesday to count Electoral College votes following ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Trump supporters storm US Capitol, clash with police

WASHINGTON (AP) — Angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a chaotic protest aimed at thwarting a peaceful transfer ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Due to error, more business could receive funding from small business grant program

SALISBURY — Although Rowan County’s small business grant program concluded last week, the Board of Commissioners at its meeting Monday announced 16 applications that “slipped ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Political Notebook: Rep. Hudson joins Budd in announcing he will object to election certification

Rep. Richard Hudson, a Republican who represents North Carolina’s 8th Congressional district, announced on Sunday he would object later this week to certifying the Electoral ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Trump, on tape, presses Ga. official to ‘find’ him votes

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump pressured Georgia’s Republican secretary of state to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s win in the state’s presidential ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

10 to Watch: Sen. Carl Ford

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With his new role as the Senate’s Republican joint caucus leader, Sen. Carl Ford’s hope for the new year ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

In a first, Congress overrides Trump veto of defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Friday overrode President Donald Trump’s veto of a defense policy bill, a first by lawmakers since he took office nearly ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

House votes to override Trump’s veto of defense bill

By Matthew Daly Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted overwhelmingly Monday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a defense policy bill, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Political Notebook: Local lawmakers say new coronavirus relief package includes ‘misplaced priorities’

SALISBURY — While local legislators acknowledge another federal coronavirus stimulus relief package was needed, they agree with President Donald Trump that the package and its ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

House approves Trump’s $2K checks, sending to GOP-led Senate

By Lisa Mascaro and Jill Colvin Associated Press WASHINGTON — The House voted overwhelmingly Monday to increase COVID-19 relief checks to $2,000, meeting President Donald ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Marc Basnight, longest serving NC Senate leader, dies at 73

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — Former state Sen. Marc Basnight, a Democrat from North Carolina’s barrier islands who became one of North ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

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