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Livingstone College celebrates federal recognition of Juneteenth

SALISBURY – After Juneteenth became the newest federal holiday, Livingstone College pulled together an impromptu celebration for the ... Read more | Add your comment

Cooper vetoes bill that would have allowed more to carry guns in churches

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed gun-rights legislation on ... Read more | Add your comment

Dennis Rivers joins Salisbury Police Department in new homeless advocate position

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Dennis Rivers  brought a new, yet familiar, face to the Salisbury Police ... Read more | Add your comment

West Rowan grad wins two national masonry competitions

SALISBURY – Grant Helms loves laying brick and keeps winning while doing it. The 2020 West Rowan High ... Read more | Add your comment

BREAKING NEWS

State suspends medical examiner after crash turns to homicide investigation

SALISBURY — State officials suspended a medical examiner for Rowan County this week after funeral home workers spotted a fatal gunshot wound on the body ... Read more | Add your comment

by Josh Bergeron.

Education

Rowan, Kannapolis students below state average for federal aid applications

SALISBURY – The percentage of students applying for federal money to go to college in Rowan-Salisbury Schools and Kannapolis City Schools falls short of the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Carl Blankenship.

High School

High school track and field: North girls are regional team champs

1A Midwest Regional high jump champion Kendrell Goodes.     Staff report MOCKSVILLE — North Rowan’s young girls track and field team won Friday’s 1A ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, June 19, 2021 4:56 am

High School

High school baseball: Round 3 tests pitching depth

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com A Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday playoff format combined with the NCHSAA pitch-count rules will make Saturday’s third round even more exciting than usual. Teams ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, June 19, 2021 2:53 am

Racing

Preece wins reopened Nashville’s first NASCAR race in 10 years

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Preece won the first NASCAR race at Nashville Superspeedway in a decade by scoring a victory in his first career ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, June 19, 2021 12:00 am

College

Wolfpack faces Stanford today in College World Series

By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer North Carolina State and Virginia both emerged from big early season holes to make unexpected College World Series pushes. ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, June 19, 2021 12:00 am

Nation/World

Tropical weather lashes Gulf Coast with winds, rain

By KEVIN McGILL and JEFF MARTIN Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — High winds and heavy rains buffeted coastal Louisiana and Mississippi on Friday as ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, June 19, 2021 12:00 am

Nation/World

Girl attacked by bear in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl was attacked by a bear Friday in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, officials said. The bear attacked while ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, June 19, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Albies, Contreras homer as Braves beat Cards 9-1

By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Max Fried picked up where Charlie Morton left off a night earlier for the Atlanta Braves. ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, June 19, 2021 12:00 am

News

Two tubers remain missing after going over Dan River dam

By GERRY BROOME Associated Press EDEN (AP) — Searchers combed a North Carolina river Friday for two missing tubers after a family on a recreational ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, June 19, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Bland, Henley share lead at US Open

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Open prides itself on being the most open of all majors with some ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, June 19, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Curry, Harris help 76ers stay alive, hold off Hawks 104-99

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Seth Curry hit six 3-pointers and scored 24 points and the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers avoided elimination ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, June 19, 2021 12:00 am

Coronavirus

US reaches 300 million vaccine shots in 150 days

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden took a cautious victory lap Friday in his quest to bring the COVID-19 pandemic ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, June 19, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: June 17

SALISBURY — The body of an unidentified dead man was found on Thursday afternoon in woods near the 800 block of McCanless Road. The body ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Friday, June 18, 2021 10:57 am

High School

High school baseball: Third-round pairings (Saturday)

    Third round 1A  EAST (4) Bear Grass at (1) Perquimans (3) East Carteret at (2) Granville Central WEST (12) Lincoln Charter at (8) ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, June 18, 2021 4:01 am

High School

High school baseball: Playoffs, 2nd round results

    Second round 1A  EAST (1) Perquimans 10, (9) Hobbton 0 (4) Bear Grass 4, (12) John A. Holmes 0 (3) East Carteret 9, ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, June 18, 2021 2:21 am

Cleveland

Rockwell, Faith, Cleveland adopt 2021-22 budgets; East Spencer officials to receive budget next week

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The towns of Rockwell, Faith and Cleveland have all adopted budgets for the 2021-22 fiscal year that don’t raise ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Friday, June 18, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school baseball: Mustangs fall in 11th-inning heartbreaker

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY — East Rowan’s Cameron Padgett hit three rockets. He had four outs to show for it. Line drives that ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, June 18, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Brind’Amour gets contract extension with Hurricanes, wins coach of year honors

By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer Rod Brind’Amour never worried much about being able to reach a deal to remain coach of the Carolina Hurricanes. ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, June 18, 2021 12:00 am

College

College Football Playoff expansion would put emphasis on teams winning their conference

By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer ROSEMONT, Ill.  — The proposed 12-team College Football Playoff would make winning a conference more important than ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, June 18, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Quotes of the week

“There’s still a lot of cowboys on the East Coast.” — Allen Livengood, at the latest Cleveland Rodeo in the arena off Redmon Road   ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, June 18, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Morton, Braves blank Cardinals

By George Henry AP Sports Writer ATLANTA — Charlie Morton didn’t allow a hit until the seventh inning and took a shutout into the eighth, ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, June 18, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school baseball playoffs: Raiders roll past Oak Grove

Staff report MIDWAY — South Rowan’s baseball team crushed Oak Grove 11-0 in six innings on Thursday in the second round of the 2A state ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, June 18, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Bucks bounce back to defeat Nets 104-89 and force Game 7

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton scored 38 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 30 and the Milwaukee Bucks never trailed in ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, June 18, 2021 12:00 am

News

3 dead, 2 still missing after tubers go over Dan River dam

EDEN (AP) — Three people are dead and two remain missing after a group floating down a North Carolina river on inflatable tubes went over ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, June 18, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Steven V. Roberts: The ghost haunting the Capitol

As the Senate returns to work and faces a fistful of thorny issues — from upgrading infrastructure to upholding voting rights — the ghost of ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, June 18, 2021 12:00 am

Coronavirus

County, state officials work to increase vaccinations as concern over Delta variant grows

SALISBURY — As COVID-19 cases continue a downward trajectory in Rowan County, vaccination rates are still lagging behind. Over the previous two weeks, Rowan County ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Friday, June 18, 2021 12:00 am