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Randolph County deputies cleared in shooting death of Rockwell man

SALISBURY — Randolph County District Attorney Andrew Gregson has cleared sheriff’s deputies in the January 2020 death of ... Read more | Add your comment

Police, firefighters parade for hospital staff

SALISBURY — A rainy day in Salisbury couldn’t stop a parade of first responders in front of Novant ... Read more | Add your comment

‘Uncommonly good man:’ Local appraiser Scott Robinson dies after fall at home

By Susan Shinn Turner For the Salisbury Post The Scout Law has 12 points. A Scout is: trustworthy, ... Read more | Add your comment

Ask Us: How will county administer second doses of vaccine?

SALISBURY — For the previous few weeks, drive-thru events have been the method of choice for first dose ... Read more | Add your comment

Coronavirus

With two reported Tuesday, county averaging more than two COVID-19 deaths per day

SALISBURY — Local statistics show Rowan County averaging more than two COVID-19 deaths reported per day in 2021. With two added Tuesday, Rowan County has ... Read more | Add your comment

by Josh Bergeron.

Coronavirus

Demand continues to exceed supply as county shifts to vaccine appointments

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Health Department on Monday announced its drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinics would switch to an appointment model, but it quickly saw proof ... Read more | Add your comment

by Josh Bergeron.

Crime

Blotter: Man faces drug charges after being reported as ‘suspicious’

CHINA GROVE — A 22-year-old man faces drug charges after being searched Friday at the Bostian Heights Fire Department. Shane Steven Hobart, of Linda Street, faces ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 11:51 am

News

Duke Energy, NC officials announce coal ash expense deal

RALEIGH (AP) — Duke Energy, North Carolina officials and a conservation group announced Monday an agreement on how the utility pays to get rid of ... Read more

by News Service Report, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:23 am

Sports

Rookie PG Anthony scores 21, Magic beat Hornets 117-108

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando Magic rookie point guard Cole Anthony is getting more comfortable the more he plays in the NBA. Anthony’s comfort level ... Read more

by Post Sports, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

John Hood: Federal bailout would punish our state

By John Hood RALEIGH — Now that Democrats control the White House and both chambers of Congress (however narrowly), they will probably approve a new ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Sharon Randall: Together, we’ll be all right

By Sharon Randall One of the finer qualities that sets humans apart from other species is our capacity to care about people we’ve never met. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:00 am

College

College basketball: First loss for Catawba women

Staff report SALISBURY — Catawba’s women’s basketball team lost for the first time on Monday. The Indians, who have experienced two lengthy COVID pauses, returned ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:00 am

News

Rowan Planning Board settles on screening requirements for solar farms

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Planning Board during its first meeting of the year Monday discussed more changes to regulations on local solar energy systems. ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

DG Martin: Every week, without fail, since 1985

By D.G. Martin Three North Carolina-connected women Democrats broke the mold in the recent congressional elections. The “mold” was Democrats losing congressional seats to Republicans. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school boys soccer: Falcons are under way

WEST ROWAN BOYS SOCCER Coach: Alan Puglia (3rd year, 9-29-3) Key returners: MF Aleksis Suarez, MF Salvador Bautista Key additions: F Carlos Romero, F Jonny ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:00 am

News

Transition to mass vaccination sites irks NC health systems

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — North Carolina officials are shifting the state’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution strategy toward mass clinics in an ... Read more

by News Service Report, Monday, January 25, 2021 10:59 pm

Crime

Mississippi sheriff: One dead after Salisbury children left in woods; father sought

SALISBURY — A 2-year-old Salisbury girl was found dead Saturday after she and her 7-year-old brother were abandoned in a wooded area in central Mississippi, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, January 25, 2021 2:40 pm

Sports

Bills fall short in breakout season with 38-24 loss to KC

By John Wawrow AP Sports Writer Josh Allen played a huge role in getting the Buffalo Bills to their first AFC championship game in 27 ... Read more

by Post Sports, Monday, January 25, 2021 12:30 pm

Crime

Man faces misdemeanor child abuse charges

SALISBURY — A 27-year-old man faces misdemeanor child abuse charges after he appeared to be under the influence of drugs during scene on Valley Drive, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, January 25, 2021 12:00 pm

Crime

Two charged with breaking into building on South Main Street, drug possession

SALISBURY — A Rockwell man and woman face burglary and drug charges after a sheriff’s deputy found both while conducting a check of a business ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, January 25, 2021 11:34 am

Coronavirus

Nina Oliver: County will move to appointments for vaccines

Letter from Rowan Public Health Director Nina Oliver As your Health Director, I feel a need to share honestly and frankly with you on the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, January 25, 2021 9:07 am

Sports

NFL: Chiefs get tough on defense

Frank Clark By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills led the AFC in scoring until they ran into a ... Read more

by Post Sports, Monday, January 25, 2021 3:29 am

News

Political Notebook: North Carolina lawmakers say they look forward to working with Biden

While some of North Carolina’s lawmakers on Capitol Hill didn’t attend President Joe Biden’s inauguration or didn’t make their plans known, they expressed support for ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Monday, January 25, 2021 1:03 am

News

White House begins talks with lawmakers on COVID-19 relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top aides to President Joe Biden on Sunday began talks with a group of moderate Senate Republicans and Democrats on a $1.9 ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, January 24, 2021 10:08 pm

Sports

Hayward breaks late tie, scores 39 points to lead Hornets

By John Denton Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — Gordon Hayward broke a tie with a layup with 0.7 seconds left and scored 39 points in ... Read more

by Post Sports, Sunday, January 24, 2021 9:59 pm

Coronavirus

81 new COVID-19 cases reported Sunday as county hints at appointment model

SALISBURY — Rowan County began the final full week of January with 81 new COVID-19 cases and few other changes to the state of the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, January 24, 2021 9:40 pm

Sports

NFL: Eagles hire Sirianni as head coach

Nick Sirianni By Rob Maaddi AP Pro Football Writer PHILADELPHIA— Three days after choosing Nick Sirianni to be their new coach, the Philadelphia Eagles made ... Read more

by Post Sports, Sunday, January 24, 2021 9:39 pm

Sports

NFL: Road warrior Bucs win at Green Bay

  By Steve Megargee AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. — Tom Brady has a new team, in a new town. The destination is the ... Read more

by Post Sports, Sunday, January 24, 2021 9:33 pm

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man charged with shooting at police, robbing Goodwill in December

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A 29-year-old Salisbury man was charged Friday with firing at law enforcement officers following an armed robbery at Goodwill ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, January 24, 2021 8:27 pm

News

During early mornings and weekends, F&M Bank handled hundreds of Paycheck Protection Program loans

SALISBURY — The sun had barely peeked above the horizon, but Steve Fisher was already awake. It was around 7 a.m. on a Sunday morning ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, January 24, 2021 12:10 am

Coronavirus

Salisbury VA uses appointment model for COVID-19 vaccinations, tops 3,300 doses

SALISBURY — Roughly one month since it gave its first COVID-19 vaccine to a veteran, the Salisbury VA Health Care System has topped 3,300 doses ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, January 24, 2021 12:10 am