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Pandemic inspired creation of Salisbury Dance Academy

SALISBURY — A global pandemic typically isn’t the time when people decide to open a business, but don’t ... Read more | Add your comment

North Rowan Elementary adds outdoor classroom space as schools cope with COVID-19

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SPENCER — An outdoor classroom can be as simple as some boards attached to tree ... Read more | Add your comment

Ask Us: What was fate of Terrace Theatre’s time capsule?

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

A symbol of hope: Wallace Cancer Institute opens this week for patients

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — On Wednesday, the first scheduled patients will walk through the glass doors ... Read more | Add your comment

Business

Staffing agencies say more jobs available than job seekers

SALISBURY — When the coronavirus pandemic spread to North Carolina in the spring, unemployment claims rose dramatically. In April, the number of continued unemployment claims ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ben Stansell.

Elections

Political notebook: Heggins calls on U.S. Senate to pass ‘HEROES’ Act

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Mayor Pro Tem Al Heggins, who is running for a seat in the state legislature, on Thursday called on ... Read more | Add your comment

by Natalie Anderson.

Columnists

My Turn, Ronnie Smith: Put ‘Fame’ on the ballot in November

By Ronnie Smith Like many citizens, I have been hesitant to get involved or speak up about the local controversy over “Fame,” the magnificent and ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

Basketball: Former North star Goodlett signs with Bluefield State

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — North Rowan graduate Brevin Goodlett was never easy to defend. COVID-19 tried to detour him, but it couldn’t stop ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:00 am

Editorials

Editorial: Put disposable masks in their place, too

These are divisive times in America, but there’s at least one thing around which we can unite. For the love of any remaining litterless parking ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Amy Cooke: Children, parents must have opportunity to choose

By Amy Cooke A save-the-system-not-the-student mentality is at the center of the “left-leaning” N.C. Association of Educators’ lawsuit to thrust a dagger into the heart of our ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

Golf: Lyerly competing in U.S. Amateur

Staff report Nick Lyerly (East Rowan, UNC Greensboro) had a tough day in the first round of the U.S. Amateur that began with stroke-play qualifying ... Read more

by Mike London, Monday, August 10, 2020 10:23 pm

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools to sell old devices for $4.6 million

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Monday voted to enter a contract to sell its outgoing fleet of ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, August 10, 2020 6:40 pm

Crime

Car chase from Mooresville mobile home, through cornfield produce charges for two

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com MOORESVILLE — A Mooresville resident allegedly involved in a break-in and accused of stealing firearms as well as his passenger were ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Monday, August 10, 2020 4:53 pm

Crime

Blotter: Law enforcement responds to more than 20 vehicles break-ins

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Law enforcement officials responded to more than 20 vehicle break-ins last week and over the weekend. A total 0f ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Monday, August 10, 2020 4:42 pm

Local

Meals on Wheels kicks off August is for AniMEALS campaign

Local businesswomen Lorna Medinger, of Hughes Plumbing Supply, Debbie Barnhardt, of Barnhardt Jewelers in Spencer, and Kimberly Hardiman, of Hardiman Design, are animal lovers. Last ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, August 10, 2020 2:09 pm

Coronavirus

Salisbury Sheetz temporarily closed after three employees test positive

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Sheetz location in Salisbury has temporarily shut down after three employees tested positive for COVID-19. A spokesperson for ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Monday, August 10, 2020 11:54 am

Racing

Harvick holds off Hamlin for Michigan doubleheader sweep

By Noah Trister AP Sports Writer BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kevin Harvick won just about everything he could in a stellar weekend at Michigan International Speedway, ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, August 9, 2020 10:38 pm

Local

Strongest quake in a century felt by Salisbury, Rowan residents

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook Salisbury, North Carolina and areas as far as northeast Georgia in what was the ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Sunday, August 9, 2020 8:03 pm

Crime

Blotter: Pair charged with prostitution, solicitation

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com An East Spencer woman faces prostitution charges and a man faces charges of soliciting prostitution. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Sunday, August 9, 2020 4:45 pm

Local

Kannapolis woman killed, others hospitalized after early Sunday crash

SALISBURY — One person was killed in a two-vehicle collision that occurred early Sunday morning on Miller Road. N.C. State Highway Patrol Trooper A. Bahadur ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Sunday, August 9, 2020 4:37 pm

News

5.1-magnitude quake hits North Carolina

SPARTA (AP) — The most powerful earthquake to hit North Carolina in more than 100 years shook much of the state early Sunday, rattling homes, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, August 9, 2020 9:53 am

Sports

Area Sports Briefs: Ace for Combs

From staff reports Sam Combs made a  recent hole-in-one on No. 6 at the Country Club of Salisbury. Combs, a grandson of legendary coach Dean ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:30 am

Lifestyle

Historic Salisbury Foundation’s 2020 OctoberTour to give participants new views into old landmarks

SALISBURY — With a virtual edition of its annual OctoberTour, the Historic Salisbury Foundation will provide a glimpse into buildings that wouldn’t usually be feasible ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:05 am

Coronavirus

Pandemic has impacted campaigning efforts for both county Republicans, Democrats

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As the pandemic has “changed the scope” of the upcoming general election, local party leaders have reverted to traditional ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:05 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Presentation on chemical agents informative for public

The Salisbury City Council’s agenda item Tuesday about banning chemical agents was divisive. But for any division it caused, Tuesday’s discussion was equally as informative ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:02 am

Local

County commissioners will discuss restructuring environmental health department

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners called a meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the restructuring of the environmental health department, including ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:00 am

High School

Basketball: T.Y. was the ultimate crowd leader

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Tyrone “T.Y.” Cole never scored a bucket for the North Rowan boys basketball team, but he knows he won ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Remember obstruction  of justice statements

What did I do? What did we do? Let us go back about a year when several patriotic citizens appeared before the House panel and ... Read more

by Post Letters, Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:00 am

Business

Kannapolis data shows proof of economic growth

From the city of Kannapolis The city of Kannapolis continues to see a trend of positive growth in both residential and commercial development. From 2017 ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:00 am

High School

Photos: High school workouts continue

North Carolina remains the only state in limbo regarding a start for high school football, so high school workouts here continue. The North Carolina High ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Marriages for April 2020

Wedding licenses issued by Rowan County Register of Deeds John Brindle • Tyree Da’shon Stiller to Brittany Danyelle Dalton • Larae Monique Evans to George ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:00 am