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Livingstone paints mural to remind students to vote

SALISBURY — Livingstone College makes the civic duty of voting a core part of its student experience, and ... Read more | Add your comment

Faith family honors grandmother during Rowan-Cabarrus Alzheimer’s fundraiser

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com FAITH — Justin Williams and his family on Sunday started what they hope will ... Read more | Add your comment

Faith, Enochville elementary schools will close at end of school year

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — After delays due to COVID-19 and previous closure talks running into community ... Read more | Add your comment

County tops 38,000 ballots cast during early, absentee voting

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SPENCER — Voters taking advantage of the second Sunday of early voting said they ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Salisbury Police Department receives grant to hire homeless advocate

City of Salisbury news release The Salisbury Police Department has been awarded a $270,000 federal law enforcement-based victim specialist grant from the Office of Victims ... Read more | Add your comment

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Business

Eastern Fence selects Rowan County for new facility, will create 142 jobs, invest $17.5 million

SALISBURY — State and local officials announced Tuesday that Eastern Wholesale Fence selected Rowan County as the site for its new manufacturing and distribution facility. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ben Stansell.

Crime

Spencer man charged with death by distribution after overdose death

SALISBURY — A Spencer man faces death by distribution charges after someone he allegedly sold heroin to overdosed and died earlier this year. The Rowan ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:38 am

Sports

Kannapolis’ Seager named World Series MVP as his infield grounder scores go-ahead run, gives Dodgers first title since 1988

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Seager hit a rare October double, becoming Most Valuable Player of the World Series after earning the honor for the ... Read more

by Post Sports, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:30 am

Racing

Race delayed again by rain; start time set for 3 p.m. today

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — NASCAR will make a fourth attempt to complete its playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway today after persistent mist and ... Read more

by Post Sports, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Sharon Randall: How much does your vote matter to you?

By Sharon Randall If you are anything like me — and I certainly hope you are — you might like to spend a little time ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

Panthers watch: McCaffrey back at practice, Reid not a fan of practice squad role

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE —   Christian McCaffrey has been designated for return from the team’s injured reserve list, increasing the likelihood ... Read more

by Post Sports, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Gary Pearce: It’s not over until all votes are counted

By Gary Pearce Voters and media alike, beware: We may not know the winners next Tuesday night. We may not know until all eligible absentee ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:00 am

Editorials

Editorial: Getting texts from political campaigns? You’re not alone

The flood of political text message in this year’s election has gotten out of control. Normally, voters see TV and online advertisements as well as ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:00 am

News

Commissioners OK second phase of COVID-19 protection plan

SALISBURY — At a special meeting on Tuesday, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners approved a bid from Vertex Construction to implement phase two of ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man charged with drug possession after undercover drug deal

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Salisbury man faces felony drug charges after he repeatedly sold crack cocaine to undercover police officers. Salisbury police ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

County reports COVID-19 death from Trinity Oaks Health and Rehab

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County health officials on Tuesday reported a COVID-19 death from Trinity Oaks Health and Rehab, which brings the total ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:09 pm

Education

School district transfers Woodleaf Elementary to county, talks Faith property

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools declared the former Woodleaf Elementary School property surplus more than a year ago, and the county had first right of refusal, ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 7:00 pm

Crime

Rowan man sentenced to nearly eight years after federal drug conviction

GREENSBORO — A known gang member has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to nearly eight years in federal prison after a yearlong Rowan County drug ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 4:02 pm

Business

Planning board talks through new rules for solar farms

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Planning Board at its meeting Monday night considered changes to county rules regarding large solar farms. The changes discussed and ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:39 am

Crime

Concord man charged in other shootings pleads guilty to 2014 killing

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Concord man with a violent past will spend the next 10-plus years in prison for a 2014 killing ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:54 am

Sports

Dodgers 1 win from title after 32 years and more than $3.6B

By Ronald Blum AP Baseball Writer ARLINGTON, Texas — Since Orel Hershiser struck out Oakland’s Tony Phillips for the final out of the 1988 World ... Read more

by Post Sports, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:33 am

Sports

Rhule hopeful McCaffrey will return vs. Falcons

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE — Panthers coach Matt Rhule said “it’s a possibility” star running back Christian McCaffrey could return to action ... Read more

by Post Sports, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:31 am

Sports

Injuries have caught up with Panthers’ defense

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE — Injuries are catching up with the Carolina Panthers’ defense. A unit that was young and thin to ... Read more

by Post Sports, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:29 am

Sports

NFL: Rams win Monday night battle of tough defenses

Los Angeles receiver Josh Reynolds   By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer INGLEWOOD, Calif.  — Josh Reynolds and Gerald Everett caught touchdown passes from Jared ... Read more

by Post Sports, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:22 am

Local

Volunteers needed for Rowan County Christmas Bureau phone bank

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Volunteers are needed to help field phone calls for the Rowan County Christmas Bureau, the umbrella organization that receives ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:05 am

Local

United Way’s suicide awareness walk will bring participants “Into the Light”

SALISBURY — In 2020, it’s more important than ever to provide support to those struggling with mental health issues, says United Way Executive Director Jenny ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Rowan County moving forward with Woodleaf community park

SALISBURY — More than a year after Woodleaf Elementary School was demolished, plans to put a community park in its place are moving forward. At ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

John Hood: Democrats may fall short in legislative races

By John Hood RALEIGH — Of all the important electoral contests on North Carolina’s ballot, our General Assembly races will be among the most consequential. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Weary of what Republican Party has become

I found it disconcerting that Elaine Hewitt’s letter on Oct. 20 (“Vote Republican all the way down the ballot”) said nothing about Governor Cooper following ... Read more

by Post Letters, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

My Turn, Carol Pomeroy: Is this really the man you want in White House?

By Carol Pomeroy This is in response to Ronnie Smith’s letter dated Oct. 17 (“Your vote can keep America great”). One of the reasons that ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Attempted break-in proves importance of police

At approximately 3 a.m. last Friday morning, a group of teens from Winston-Salem attempted to break into my Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep dealership on Jake Alexander ... Read more

by Post Letters, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:00 am