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State Employees Credit Union commits $1.5 million to new Partners in Learning center

SALISBURY — With an assist from State Employees Credit Union, Partners in Learning on Monday took another major ... Read more | Add your comment

Ask Us: What companies does RSS use for instructional materials, textbooks?

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

In lieu of annual festival, New Sarum turns Cheerwine beer release into celebration

SALISBURY — Lee Roberts says he missed the opportunity to enjoy New Sarum Brewing Company’s Cheerwine lager before, ... Read more | Add your comment

Main Street Marketplace combines local ingredients, community with farm-to-table dinner

CHINA GROVE — To promote and bring awareness to its community market, Main Street Marketplace and Meeting Place ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Commissioners approve incentive agreement for ‘I-85 Commerce Center’ on Webb Road

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Monday night approved a tax incentive agreement for a major development off of Interstate 85. NorthPoint ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ben Stansell.

Local

Salisbury council to discuss grant for thermal cameras, reconsider rezoning for future Goodwill store

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —  City Council members today will discuss a nearly $111,000 grant from FEMA to assist with purchasing new thermal cameras ... Read more | Add your comment

by Natalie Anderson.

Columnists

My Turn, Scott Maddox: Salisbury has to get out of easy chair to address problems

By Scott Maddox At least once a day as I travel around Salisbury, I see a “Cease Fire Salisbury” sign. My first thought each and ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:00 am

Elections

Early voting for 2021 municipal elections begin Oct. 14

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Early voting for the 2021 municipal elections in Rowan County will begin on Oct. 14 and span until Oct. ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Sharon Randall: For sick sister, gift aims to remind of good times

By Sharon Randall My sister will celebrate her birthday this week, but it won’t be much of a celebration. Never mind how old she is. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:00 am

High School

Area Sports: Catawba announces Hall of Fame plans

The Catawba Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, at Keppel Auditorium. Prior to ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:00 am

High School

Sports obituary: Callaway made impact on Rowan County, high school football

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rodney Arlin Callaway told the Post once he’d live forever if his heart was as good as his legs ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

John Hood: Income and poverty facts matter

By John Hood The income of the median American household fell by nearly 3% last year as the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent regulations shuttered many ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:00 am

Nation/World

COVID has killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu

By Carla K. Johnson AP Medical Writer COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000. ... Read more

by News Service Report, Monday, September 20, 2021 11:56 pm

Nation/World

US officials defend expulsion of Haitians from Texas town

By Juan A. Lozano, Eric Gay, Elliot Spagat and Maria Verza Associated Press DEL RIO, Texas — More than 6,000 Haitians and other migrants have ... Read more

by News Service Report, Monday, September 20, 2021 11:56 pm

Sports

Fast starts have propelled surprising Panthers to 2-0 record

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE — The Carolina Panthers are using fast starts to start fast this season. The Panthers have been dominant ... Read more

by News Service Report, Monday, September 20, 2021 11:56 pm

Nation/World

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

By Lauran Neergaard AP Medical Writer Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. ... Read more

by News Service Report, Monday, September 20, 2021 11:55 pm

Sports

Stricker’s biggest issue at Ryder Cup is getting back trophy

By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Padraig Harrington had a tight grip on Ryder Cup trophy Monday as the European captain walked ... Read more

by News Service Report, Monday, September 20, 2021 11:54 pm

Coronavirus

Seven new COVID-19 fatalities bring September death toll to 27

SALISBURY — COVID-19 deaths continued to come several at a time on Monday when state health officials reported seven new fatalities among local residents. The ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, September 20, 2021 3:08 pm

Business

New ambulance company moves into Rowan County, filling need as COVID hospitalizations remain high

SALISBURY — When one of Rowan County’s ambulance service providers abruptly announced the discontinuation of operations last month, Rowan EMS Division Chief Lennie Cooper had ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Monday, September 20, 2021 10:13 am

Crime

Blotter: Woman’s car shot several times on Pinehurst Street in Salisbury

SALISBURY — Police are investigating after a woman found the car parked outside of her house shot by several bullets. Salisbury Police responded to the ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, September 20, 2021 10:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Sept. 19

In weekend crime reports: • Tisha Rashel Mowery, 37, of Salisbury was charged Saturday by the Salisbury Police Department for communicating threats, second degree trespassing ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Monday, September 20, 2021 1:31 am

Nation/World

Search for Gabby Petito boyfriend continues after body found

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities said a body discovered in northern Wyoming was believed to be that of a 22-year-old woman who disappeared while on ... Read more

by News Service Report, Monday, September 20, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Darnold throws 2 TDs, Panthers D dominates Saints 26-7

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Through two games, quarterback Sam Darnold is thriving in Carolina. With an effective running game led by Christian McCaffrey, a reliable set ... Read more

by News Service Report, Monday, September 20, 2021 12:00 am

Racing

Elliott and Harvick add fiery feud to NASCAR’s playoffs

By Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer Chase Elliott, according to Kevin Harvick, doesn’t race very smart. In fact, moving forward in NASCAR’s playoffs, Harvick ... Read more

by News Service Report, Monday, September 20, 2021 12:00 am

Nation/World

US launches mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. is flying Haitians camped in a Texas border town back to their homeland and blocking others from crossing ... Read more

by News Service Report, Monday, September 20, 2021 12:00 am

Education

RSS says federal money won’t be long-term solution for staff pay

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools has received an unprecedented amount of federal money in the past year, but the funding will only go so far to ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, September 19, 2021 12:10 am

College

State football roundup: Appalachian State cruises; Blue Devils squeak by

Associated Press BOONE — Chase Brice ran for one touchdown and passed for another to lead Appalachian State to a 44-10 win over in-state FCS ... Read more

by Post Sports, Sunday, September 19, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Business roundup: New managing director takes helm at Piedmont Players Theatre

SALISBURY — Bradley Moore will be joining Piedmont Players Theatre in November as the new managing director. Bradley Moore has spent most of his life ... Read more

by intern intern, Sunday, September 19, 2021 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Parents need to take hard look at themselves

I’m so frustrated with our county right know. Our children are being affected by COVID-19. This is not about freedom. This is about keeping our ... Read more

by Post Letters, Sunday, September 19, 2021 12:00 am

Coronavirus

COVID-19 cases continue decline as week brings 12 new deaths

SALISBURY — COVID-19 cases in Rowan County continued to decline last week as data showed 12 news deaths attributed to the virus. Six of the ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, September 19, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Rowan Church Golf League plays for charities

The Rowan County Church League set several records this summer as teams gathered weekly to play golf and raise funds to help those in need. ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, September 19, 2021 12:00 am