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Cody Craddock column: What happens at the Piedmont Research Station?

By Cody Craddock N.C. Cooperative Extension If you live in Rowan County, you’ve probably ridden by the Piedmont ...

Lifestyle

Ann Farabee column: Proud to be an American

By Ann Farabee Democracy is a beacon shining from generation to generation, guiding us as we journey through ...

Columns

Mack Williams: The lingering smells of summer

That Sunday morning a couple weeks ago was s-s-s-o-o hot! (no one needs to play the role of ...

Crime

Local man with “extensive” criminal history arrested for drug trafficking, firearms

GRANITE QUARRY – A months-long investigation by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office ended in the arrest of a ...

Local

Quotes of the week: ‘Make our voices heard’

“We need to make our voices heard. I am not willing to see women die because of this. ...

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools board OKs pay increases for hourly employees

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education unanimously approved an increase in compensation for all classified district ...

Local

Salisbury Police issue warning after spike in local overdose deaths

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Police Department issued a warning to the community on Wednesday following a recent series ...

Crime

Blotter, July 1: Man charged in baseball bat assault

SALISBURY — David Michael Johnson, 42, was arrested on charge of felony assault with a deadly weapon with ...

Legion baseball

American Legion baseball: 600th for Gantt, 3 Rowan hurlers combine for no-hitter

Staff report SALISBURY — Right fielder Elijah Palmer squeezed a fly ball to finish off a no-hitter, as ...

East Spencer

Local ARPA funds flush out sewer trouble

Elisabeth Strillacci EAST SPENCER – A resident who came to the Board of Aldermen for help with sewer ...

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East Spencer

East Spencer adopts zero-tax-increase budget

EAST SPENCER — The Board of Aldermen approved the proposed budget of $5.61 million on Wednesday night. The ...

Nation/World

Historic day at Supreme Court Jackson first Black woman to take oath

By Mark Sherman Associated Press WASHINGTON — Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in to the Supreme Court on ...

News

State budget agreement closer to governor’s desk

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — North Carolina’s Republican-controlled legislature advanced its proposed state budget adjustments ...

News

Green Party won’t be on state ballot

RALEIGH (AP) — The North Carolina State Board of Elections rejected the Green Party’s petition for their candidates ...

East Spencer

Annexations could mean a $1.3 million increase in tax revenue for E. Spencer

EAST SPENCER — Board of Aldermen members cheered out loud Wednesday night after voting to approve the second ...

Business

‘New dynamism to downtown’: Salisbury social district debuts Friday

SALISBURY — After months of discussion and preparation, Downtown Salisbury’s new social district will start on Friday. The ...

Local

Unconditional love of a friend: the life of Alexander Pate

SALISBURY — In today’s world, it is often easy to get caught up in a bustling era that’s ...

Education

$3.9 million in new money for RSS hourly employees on Thursday agenda

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education is planning to consider broad pay increases for its classified ...

Local

Saturday kids’ parade open to public

SALISBURY — Local children are invited to join a kids’ parade through downtown Saturday morning starting at 10 ...

Local

Rowan County recognized among healthiest employers in region

ROWAN COUNTY — As one of the largest employers in the area, Rowan County is more than just ...