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During pandemic, some first responders see changes in call volumes, types

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Some local first responders are seeing changes in call volumes and types ... Read more | Add your comment

April issue of Salisbury the Magazine is now available

SALISBURY — The April issue of Salisbury the Magazine, a publication of the Salisbury Post, has reached subscribers ... Read more | Add your comment

US Census: County’s population grew by 960 people from 2018 to 2019

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Compared to neighboring counties, Rowan County maintained a relatively flat increase of ... Read more | Add your comment

Ask Us: What is the status of the empty lot at the corner of E. Innes and Lee Streets?

Editor’s note: Ask Us is a weekly feature published online Mondays and in print on Tuesdays. We’ll seek to ... Read more | Add your comment

Coronavirus

Brown, Williamson shed interim titles at Hurley, Corriher-Lipe

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Interim Hurley Elementary School Principal Jennifer Brown and Interim Corriher-Lipe Middle School Principal April Williamson were both promoted to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Carl Blankenship.

Coronavirus

East Spencer town board to consider curfew during COVID-19 pandemic

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER — The town is considering instituting a curfew during the COVID-19 pandemic. The East Spencer Board of Aldermen discussed ... Read more | Add your comment

by Shavonne Potts.

Crime

Salisbury police respond to five drug overdoses in three days

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Four men and two women were revived using Narcan this weekend after they all overdosed. And it’s not a ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Man cited for trespassing, larceny at meat processing plant

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A local man was issued a citation on Saturday after a security guard at Freirich Foods Inc. on West ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Post makes changes to ensure continued print publication

The Salisbury Post has made several changes to ensure publication of the printed newspaper with no interruption as COVID-19 forces many businesses to shut down ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:00 am

High School

High school basketball: McCain moves on after 5 seasons at South

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CONCORD — South Rowan is in the process of identifying its 10th head boys basketball coach. The ninth man to hold ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Rowan County COVID-19 case count increases to 22

SALISBURY — From Friday to Monday, the number of COVID-19 cases in Rowan County increased from 14 to 22, according to the Rowan County Health ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, March 30, 2020 12:21 pm

Local

Political notebook: Hudson, Budd supported emergency coronavirus relief bill

U.S. Reps. Richard Hudson, R-8, and Ted Budd, R-13, joined the other representatives in supporting the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act as it ... Read more

by Liz Moomey, Monday, March 30, 2020 12:03 am

News

Spirit of Rowan: Duke recycling unit at Buck Steam Station to repurpose 400,000 tons of ash a year

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com Duke Energy announced local coal ash excavation plans in 2016 following a mandate from a court settlement. Residents will see the ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Monday, March 30, 2020 12:02 am

News

Spirit of Rowan: West Rowan EMS station will repurpose another part of old school

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com It’s not just the media center. Another part of the former Cleveland Elementary School is getting a new use as ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Monday, March 30, 2020 12:01 am

Local

Spirit of Rowan: Chewy bringing big business of online retail to Rowan’s doorstep

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com A 700,000 square foot facility with 1,200 jobs on offer has been big news in town for the previous year after ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, March 30, 2020 12:01 am

News

Spirit of Rowan: Cannon Ballers stadium anchors downtown Kannapolis

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com COVID-19 has only postponed what’s sure to be a new day in Kannapolis, when the newly renamed Cannon Ballers team throws ... Read more

by Liz Moomey, Monday, March 30, 2020 12:01 am

News

Spirit of Rowan: New hotels, overnight lodging contribute to economy

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com As the economy has so, too, has the hotel and lodging industry in Rowan County. While times are different because of ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Monday, March 30, 2020 12:00 am

News

Spirit of Rowan: Railwalk Pavilion to be downtown’s new dynamic hub

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com The Rowan County Tourism Development Authority was looking to create a dynamic outdoor space in downtown Salisbury. In March 2018, the ... Read more

by Liz Moomey, Monday, March 30, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Spirit of Rowan: School’s media center finds new life as public library

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com The new West Branch of Rowan Public Library is almost ready to open, making use of the former Cleveland Elementary ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Monday, March 30, 2020 12:00 am

News

Spirit of Rowan: 132 Flats sets precedent for new downtown apartment development

The Fishers have owned 132 E. Innes Street for years. The 1910 building has gone through variations, such as a space for the Chamber of ... Read more

by Liz Moomey, Monday, March 30, 2020 12:00 am

News

Spirit: New Bell Tower Green takes shape downtown

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com Bell Tower Green, Salisbury’s only downtown park, is more than a passive green space, say park representatives and designers. The park ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Monday, March 30, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Spirit of Rowan: Salisbury has ‘hit the metrics’ for new retailers

HomeGoods and Burlington have joined the ranks of retailers in Salisbury. HomeGoods is a chain of discount home furnishing stores and was founded in the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, March 30, 2020 12:00 am

News

Spirit of Rowan: Rowan Little League builds a softball dynasty here

For the second time in five years, a Rowan County team in 2019 won the Little League Softball World Series. Rowan’s team, girls ages 11 ... Read more

by Dennis Davidson, Monday, March 30, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Spirit of Rowan: Wallace Cancer Institute will provide services under one roof

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com Four years ago, when it decided to create a single destination for patients, Novant Health Rowan Medical Center made a decision ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Monday, March 30, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Rockwell man charged with assault on female and unauthorized use of vehicle

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com ROCKWELL — David Lucas Dyson, 29, was arrested on Friday on two misdemeanor charges of assault on a female and unauthorized ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:11 pm

Business

COVID-19 unemployment payments starting to go out in NC

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper says that the first coronavirus-related unemployment payments will be paid starting next week as the state is flooded with tens ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, March 29, 2020 4:31 pm

Coronavirus

RSS needs 25,000 bags a day for meals delivered

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools is delivering about 25,000 meals a day during school closure at no cost to students, but that number has created one ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:08 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Temporary break from county’s optimism-inducing period

It came with a sigh of relief. After months of hard work on the Post’s annual Spirit of Rowan publication, we had finally sent it ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:05 am

Business

Before Cooper’s order, some area residents navigated local stay-at-home orders

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Lately, Steve Hines has been carrying a letter from his employer that lists his company’s name, his position and ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:05 am

Editorials

Editorial: County releases important local data about COVID-19

It should have come as a dose of reality last week when the Rowan County Health Department released the average age of people diagnosed here ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:05 am

College

College basketball: Former Carson star Hairston has 8 offers

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — COVID-19 concerns wiped out his dream of competing for a national championship, but that was the only blemish on ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:02 am