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March 6, 2021

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Granite Quarry elects Shelton as alderman, re-elects Feather, Costantino

By Mark Wineka mark.wineka@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY — Granite Quarry voters gave retired accounting manager Doug Shelton a resounding nod Tuesday for a seat on the ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

New book tells personal stories behind Bear Poplar’s Community Barn Quilt Mural

BEAR POPLAR — “M for Mother’s Love,” is the name Betty and Steve Massey gave to the quilt square in honor of Steve’s late mother, ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

‘Downton Abbey’ tea parties part of this year’s antiques show

By Mark Wineka mark.wineka@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As the 66th edition of the Salisbury Antiques Show approaches, you know to expect certain things. For three days ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

Can-do spirit: A lot of old-fashioned work goes into Organ Lutheran Church bazaar

ROCKWELL — Last year, the congregation of Organ Lutheran Church had its own vegetable garden. A trio of women — Le-Nea Goble, Kathi Lingle and ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

With players’ help, South Rowan soccer coach pops question

LANDIS — At halftime Tuesday night, South Rowan High School soccer coach Rusty Fisher was shaking and had tears in his eyes. But it wasn’t ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

For local veterans, Frontier Coffee Shop is more than free java and doughnuts

SALISBURY — For his service as an Army helicopter crew chief in Vietnam during 1968-69, Coy Thompson of Kannapolis received 14 medals, including the Silver ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

Hagan rode a perfect storm toward defeating Dole in 2008

SALISBURY — In these parts, Kay Hagan, who died Monday at age 66, stood as a giant killer. She beat Salisbury’s favorite daughter, Elizabeth Dole, ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

‘You all have given so much’: Stars align for Elizabeth Dole Foundation event honoring military caregivers

By Mark Wineka mark.wineka@salisburypost.com WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former First Lady Michelle Obama wanted the 5.5 million Americans identified as military caregivers to know one thing. ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

Rowan Chamber contingent drops in on Washington lawmakers

By Mark Wineka mark.wineka@salisburypost.com WASHINGTON, D.C. — Terry Osborne, general manager for the Rowan-Kannapolis ABC Board and a former high school history teacher, suggested the ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

Madame President: As head of state’s American Legion Auxiliary, Salisbury’s Julie Smith relishes chance to serve veterans

SALISBURY — The year Julie Smith served as membership chairman for the Department of North Carolina American Legion Auxiliary she added 613 new women to ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

Participants at Trinity Living Center branch out with their art

By Mark Wineka mark.wineka@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — If you go by Mean Mug on North Main Street Tuesday between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., you might ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

Granite Quarry candidates like what town has to offer but see room for improvements

GRANITE QUARRY — Talk to Granite Quarry candidates in the upcoming municipal election, and they’ll tell you this Rowan County town of roughly 3,000 people ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

Merge the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment? Not so fast say Granite Quarry officials

GRANITE QUARRY — Despite numerous recommendations to the contrary, the Granite Quarry Board of Aldermen decided Monday night against combining the town’s Planning Board and ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

Large crowd shows up for release of monarchs at Hurley Park

By Mark Wineka mark.wineka@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Since her death in April, Barbara Gentry Hardister has been giving her family signs — through butterflies. So it ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

Autumn Jubilee: After 40 years, you can comfortably call it tradition

By Mark Wineka mark.wineka@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Regina Hundley belongs to a family contingent of 60-plus people who make Autumn Jubilee an annual thing. Traveling from ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

Historic Salisbury Foundation gears up for 44th annual OctoberTour

By Mark Wineka mark.wineka@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While this year marks Historic Salisbury Foundation’s 44th OctoberTour, it will be Executive Director Sada O’Neill Stewart’s first. Needless ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

Welcome to the 28039: East Spencer rocks its first Southern Soul Music Festival

By Mark Wineka mark.wineka@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER — When you put on the first of anything, you don’t know what to expect, but somewhere the spirit ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

Helen Brown’s Cystic Fibrosis Yard Sale happens Friday, Saturday

Staff report SALISBURY — Led by Helen Brown, the giant semi-annual Cystic Fibrosis Yard Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday ... Read more

1 year ago by Staff Report.

‘One of the greatest days of my life’: Panels arrive for Vietnam, World War memorials at City Park

SALISBURY — Panels carrying the names of Rowan County men killed in World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War were installed Wednesday ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

October issue of Salisbury the Magazine is now available

SALISBURY — The October issue of Salisbury the Magazine, a publication of the Salisbury Post, has reached subscribers and is available in locations throughout Rowan County. ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

A Clapton superfan: Where rock icon plays, Salisbury physician is sure to follow

SALISBURY — Dr. Stephen Proctor knows he has a problem, and he even describes it in medical terms, using words such as “pathological.” “It’s a ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

‘We share a bond unlike any other’: Class of ’59 was the last to graduate Rockwell High

ROCKWELL — As a teenager attending Rockwell High School, Ann Brown Miller drove a school bus, her route taking her along Old Beatty Ford Road ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

Hurley Elementary students raise money for solar panels, even if Ruby won’t kiss and tell

By Mark Wineka mark.wineka@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Ruby, don’t take your love to town. Things did not go exactly as planned Friday afternoon at Hurley Elementary ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

Saturday is Gold Hill Founders Day: Celebration has come a long way in 30 years

GOLD HILL — Vivian Hopkins says her most memorable Gold Hill Founders Day involved an outhouse race. Think of chariot races, only this time it ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

‘Nobody told me no’: Community provides items for military museum at Powles Staton

ROCKWELL — About the time Russ Roakes was collecting items for this military museum, he visited the home of Jo Teague, whose late husband, Hugh, ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

Wallas Hylton takes his 100th birthday on tour

SALISBURY — A couple of months ago, a sign on the door of Troyer’s Amish Market said the store was hiring. Never one to miss ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

Historic partnership: St. John’s and Christmas Lutheran churches look to build bridges, not walls

SALISBURY — The Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac, pastor of Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, preached twice Sunday morning on the parable of the Good Samaritan, ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

Special delivery: Descendant donates important pieces of family furniture to Hall House museum

By Mark Wineka mark.wineka@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The delivery truck arrived at the Hall House Tuesday afternoon, and  board members and staff of Historic Salisbury Foundation ... Read more

1 year ago by Mark Wineka.

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