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Local seamstress creates facial masks for neighbors during COVID-19 outbreak

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Liese Sadler is a self-professed news junkie who has kept up with ... Read more | Add your comment

RSS creates ways for non-teaching staff to keep working

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – When Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order for all public schools ... Read more | Add your comment

Rowan County Sheriff’s Office seizes equipment at Fishzilla Arcade

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County Sheriff’s Office investigators on Wednesday executed a search warrant at ... Read more | Add your comment

Local COVID-19 cases reach 30; 7 people have recovered

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Public Health Department on Wednesday confirmed there were a total of 30 positive ... Read more | Add your comment

Coronavirus

Rowan’s congressmen discuss details of $2.2 trillion COVID-19 package

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — It wasn’t perfect, but the $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump ... Read more | Add your comment

by Liz Moomey.

Coronavirus

County animal shelter moving animals to foster homes during pandemic

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rowan County Animal Shelter has begun its own unofficial fostering program, allowing locals to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Natalie Anderson.

Education

RCCC donates medical equipment to local hospitals

SALISBURY — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College on Monday donated medical masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment from its health-related programs to local hospitals to help ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:16 am

Sports

NFL: West grad Smith thrilled that Panthers have brought him home

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHARLOTTE — Forever a people person, no matter what below-the-belt punches life throws at him, Chris Smith is getting ready for ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:00 am

Business

Small Business Administration offers loan options for businesses affected by COVID-19

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — One option for small businesses across Rowan County suffering from impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak is a low-interest, federal ... Read more

by Liz Moomey, Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:00 am

High School

High school softball: East had won 3 straight, when play stopped

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com East Rowan softball Coach: Sandy Basinger Previous 5 years: 56-58 2019 record: 13-10 overall, 6-4 North Piedmont Conference (3rd) 2020 record: ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx Charter School seeking food assistance for students

SALISBURY – Essie Mae Kiser Foxx Charter School is implementing virtual learning for students amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The school’s spring break runs from April ... Read more

by Post Education, Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: COVID-19 may move products back to US

COVID-19 may be a lesson in disguise to wake us up about getting out of China and start making all our products in our country ... Read more

by Post Letters, Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:00 am

Guest columns

My Turn, Tamara Sheffield: Make a difference on community’s litter issue

By Tamara Sheffield We all do it, or used to do it. It may have been intentional, unintentional or an action done without knowledge of ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Salisbury Transit suspends fares, city makes additional changes during COVID-19 outbreak

SALISBURY — The city’s transit system suspended fare collections on all routes starting Tuesday at 6 a.m. Transit will also implement a rear-door policy to ... Read more

by Liz Moomey, Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Political left abandons patriotic spirit

President Donald Trump hit the nail on the head when he said “this is a war.” Even though our country has been in numerous wars ... Read more

by Post Letters, Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: April 2

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports • A man reported on Monday someone stole his belongings from a building while in ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Catawba College offers free classes for locals amid cornavirus shutdown

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Catawba College has created a new program intended to benefit students who are now facing economic hardship and uncertainty ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:00 am

Editorials

Laurels: Sense of community more important than ever

Laurel to the spirit of community, volunteerism and goodwill that find themselves trickling through Salisbury and Rowan County during the COVID-19 outbreak. It can be ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:00 am

Landis

Landis police looking for missing 13-year-old girl

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com LANDIS — Police say they need the public’s help to locate a Landis teen who has been missing since late Sunday ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 8:54 pm

Crime

Salisbury police investigating several hotel truck break-ins

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Salisbury police are looking into thefts from pickups at local hotel parking lots that occurred Tuesday night and early ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:42 pm

Coronavirus

Institute projects about 2,500 North Carolinians will die from COVID-19 by August

ALBEMARLE — Health care data forecasters are projecting that North Carolina has only a few weeks before the state exhausts its resources and the worst ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11:35 am

Education

Teens step in to tutor children as couple deals with cancer diagnoses

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Wanda Cohoon says everybody has a talent that can help someone else. Wanda, 63, and her husband, Rodney, have ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:02 am

Coronavirus

State Highway Patrol says it won’t make stops just for stay-at-home order

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — During Gov. Roy Cooper’s stay-at-home order, the N.C. Highway Patrol will not conduct traffic checkpoints to make sure motorists ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:01 am

China Grove

Suspicious activity preceded attempted China Grove church break-in

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE — Before a China Grove man was charged with trying to break into a local church, neighbors say they ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

COVID-19 Relief Fund starts accepting applications from nonprofits

SALISBURY — As the COVID-19 Relief Fund topped $22,000 raised Tuesday, the United Way started accepting applications from nonprofits. The COVID-19 Relief Fund will specifically ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury police looking for three men who stole ATM from vape shop

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Salisbury Police are looking for three people who broke into the Mad Vapes shop early Tuesday morning and ran ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Thomas Mills: Country is taking best action right now

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from a post on politicsnc.com by publisher and founder Thomas Mills. By Thomas Mills Conservatives pushing back against the ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

Area Sports Briefs: Recognition for East grad Shuping

From staff reports The spring edition of Carolinas Golf Magazine listed the magazine’s choices for top 20 Carolinas golf moments for 2019. One of those ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Are liberals living same reality amid COVID-19?

The question we have is exactly how will President Donald Trump trade the death of workers to COVIR-19 to put more money in his pocket? ... Read more

by Post Letters, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:00 am

Editorials

Editorial: County commissioners should talk about debt

Rowan County commissioners may soon face questions none of them expected just three to four weeks ago. Will they be able to take on debt ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

My turn, Bruce LaRue: Democrats embrace connection to fringe

By Bruce LaRue The Democrats do not deserve to win in November, for several reasons. First and foremost, what they are doing to Joe Biden ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:00 am