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Council executive says local scouting won’t be affected by bankruptcy

SALISBURY — Central North Carolina Council Executive Stuart Williams has a simple message for local scouts and their ... Read more | Add your comment

Photos: Weather sprinkles Rowan County with snow

While snow was heavy at times Thursday, little stuck to the ground, and Rowan County received less than ... Read more | Add your comment

Civil Rights leader visits Salisbury High, speaks to students

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Rev. Jesse Douglas has pale skin, blonde hair and blue eyes, but he ... Read more | Add your comment

Blackbeard exhibit comes ashore at N.C. Transportation Museum

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SPENCER – The infamous pirate Blackbeard was beheaded in North Carolina waters more than ... Read more | Add your comment

Business

Wells Fargo to pay $3 billion to resolve probes into fake accounts

By KEN SWEET and STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wells Fargo agreed Friday to pay $3 billion to settle criminal and civil ... Read more | Add your comment

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Nation/World

McConnell-linked group funding ads to help North Carolina Democrat

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A political committee linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is funding ads and other ... Read more | Add your comment

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High School

High school basketball: SPC schedule for Saturday

Staff report   South Piedmont Conference Tournament championship games at Concord High were postponed to Saturday. 4 p.m. — (2) Cox Mill vs. (1) Central ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:39 am

High School

High school basketball: Glenn wins CPC titles

 Friday’s championship games at Reagan   Girls (1) Glenn 60, (2) East Forsyth 54   Boys (2) Glenn 62, (1) R.J. Reynolds 61, OT Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:34 am

High School

High school basketball: YVC schedule for Saturday

Staff report Yadkin Valley Conference Tournament games at South Davidson were rescheduled for Saturday. 10:30 — Girls, Chatham Central vs. Uwharrie Charter, seed game for ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:30 am

High School

High school basketball: CCC boys championship

Staff report LEXINGTON — Top-seeded North Davidson beat sixth-seeded Ledford 64-48 in Friday’s Central Carolina Conference Tournament championship game. Tedric Jenkins scored 26 for the ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:24 am

High School

High school basketball: Salisbury boys win game for third in CCC

Staff report LEXINGTON — Salisbury’s boys beat Central Davidson 54-45 on Friday to take the league’s third playoff spot in a seeding game. The game ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:18 am

High School

High school basketball: Salisbury girls win tournament

Staff report LEXINGTON — It took two overtimes, but Salisbury’s girls won their first conference tournament since 2011 on Friday. The top-seeded Hornets survived 48-43 ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:07 am

High School

Carson girls top West Rowan for NPC Tournament crown

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE  — West Rowan’s girls dominated the North Piedmont Conference championship game in the first half and enjoyed a 10-point ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, February 22, 2020 1:45 am

High School

Falcons fight, beat top-seeded Hounds for NPC title

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE — The basketball looked  like an orange baseball in the mighty hands of West Rowan’s 6-foot-6, 335-pound Zeek Biggers ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, February 22, 2020 12:48 am

High School

NCHSAA state wrestling tournament gets underway

Staff report GREENSBORO — The NCHSAA individual wrestling tournament was got underway here on Friday at the Greensboro Coliseum. See list below for wrestlers from ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, February 22, 2020 12:45 am

Education

RSVP to attend Hood Theological Seminary symposium in March

All Hood Alumni and Friends Symposium to Take Place March 12-13, 2020 The Fifth Annual All Hood Alumni and Friends Symposium will take place March ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Saturday, February 22, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Doug Creamer: God our Healer

Last week was a busy one. It wasn’t overly busy; it was the “just right” kind of busy. I have a crazy schedule where I ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Saturday, February 22, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Victory 45: Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II

Rowan Museum and Rowan Public Library are hosting a six-month campaign of lectures and events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Saturday, February 22, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

David Freeze: Gotta Run

Upcoming racing opportunities, all different Seldom do I just talk races in this column, but this is a good week for it. We have three ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Saturday, February 22, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

Player reps not voting on NFL labor deal; more talks Tuesday

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — NFL owners’ eagerness to approve negotiated terms of a new labor agreement apparently is ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, February 21, 2020 9:54 pm

Crime

Blotter: Two arrested, charged after domestic assault in vehicle

Salisbury police arrested and charged one man and one woman after an investigation revealed a domestic assault between the two. According to a department report, ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Friday, February 21, 2020 4:20 pm

Kannapolis

Kannapolis mayor appointed to new statewide committee

RALEIGH — Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant will serve on the new Advancing Municipal Leaders Advisory Committee of the North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM), tasked ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, February 21, 2020 10:58 am

Check this out

Rowan weather: Warming up a bit

There is a chance of black ice on some roads this morning, but the sun will eventually break through and we’ll reach a high of ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Friday, February 21, 2020 7:48 am

Sports

Monk, Bridges lead Hornets over cold-shooting Bulls, 103-93

By JARED WYLLYS Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Devonte Graham failed to score for the first time this season. Even with their star guard held ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, February 21, 2020 1:07 am

Crime

Search warrant: Cohen shown on surveillance video at time of fire

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Salisbury businessman accused of setting fire to a business told police he was home at the time of ... Read more

by Shavonne Walker, Friday, February 21, 2020 12:10 am

Elections

State senate candidates square off on economic concerns, health care

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Democratic candidates for the District 33 state Senate seat fielded questions Thursday about how they would improve Rowan and ... Read more

by Liz Moomey, Friday, February 21, 2020 12:01 am

Crime

Blotter: Officers witness road rage incident in Walmart parking lot, driver charged

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Salisbury man was charged with reckless driving and other offenses after two police officers witnessed him driving erratically ... Read more

by Shavonne Walker, Friday, February 21, 2020 12:00 am

Farm & Garden

New Lunch and Learn sessions rolling in April 21

By Toi Degree Rowan Cooperative Extension Service There is a lot going on here at North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Rowan County Center. As family and ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Friday, February 21, 2020 12:00 am

Elections

Legislators: County’s priority projects ‘out the door’ with Medicaid expansion

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce presented its priority projects to state legislators Thursday morning at Trinity Oaks, but ... Read more

by Liz Moomey, Friday, February 21, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Sharon Randall: Holding world in palm of hand

By Sharon Randall Do you remember the first time you held the world in the palm of your hand? One day when I was 8, ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, February 21, 2020 12:00 am

Faith

Faith Briefs Feb. 21-23

Music workshop at Cedar Grove AME Zion Cedar Grove AME Zion Church, 2430 Hildebrand Road, is hosting a Black History Music Workshop this evening at ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Friday, February 21, 2020 12:00 am