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Ben Stansell: Thank you, Salisbury

My favorite part of the writing process is crafting the lede. Those critical first few sentences are meant ...

Sports

American Legion baseball: Rowan seeks perfect division record

Staff report KANNAPOLIS — Rowan County usually rules the Southern Division of Area III, and this summer has ...

Sports

Little League softball: Rowan will have to take the long road to get to World Series

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY  — Rowan Little League didn’t supply the fireworks fans had hoped for on ...

Guest columns

My Turn, Marjorie Ritchie: My corner of America

As we pause as a nation to celebrate the 246th birthday of America this week, I am thankful ...

Guest columns

Richard Childress: A race-worthy solution to surging fuel costs

By Richard Childress When not on the racetrack, my childhood summers were hopping in the car and exploring ...

Racing

Reddick’s team confident after breakthrough Cup Series win

By Steve Megargee AP Sports Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — Tyler Reddick finally has his first Cup Series ...

Nation/World

6 dead, 30 hurt in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 parade

By Michael Tarm, Kathleen Foody and Roger Schneider Associated Press HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — A gunman on a ...

Crime

Blotter for July 5

• Eric Michael Mullins, 25, was arrested June 29 and charged with second-degree trespassing and larceny. • Edgar ...

Ask Us

Ask Us: Is a replacement recycling facility coming to Julian Road?

Editor’s note: Ask Us is a weekly feature published online Mondays and in print on Tuesdays. We’ll seek to ...

Legion baseball

American Legion Baseball: Grand comeback by Rowan County

  Staff report KANNAPOLIS — One of the great things about baseball is that one swing can change ...

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News

Woman struck, killed by train in China Grove

CHINA GROVE — A 39-year-old woman from China Grove who was hit and killed by an Amtrak train ...

Business

Richard’s Bar-B-Que to close after 42 years of food service

SALISBURY — From feeding Bill Clinton to becoming a almost second home for some customers, Richard’s Bar-B-Que’s will ...

Local

Pro-life group holds ‘thanksgiving’ for Roe decision

SALISBURY — Calling the gathering a “prayerful thanksgiving” for the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, ...

News

Rockwell’s Police Chief Hugh Bost says goodbye to 45 years of full-time service

ROCKWELL — The Rockwell Police Department wouldn’t be where it is today without the supervision of a police ...

Education

Wear to step down from Center for Environment

SALISBURY — Dr. John Wear, the founding director of the Center for the Environment at Catawba College, is stepping ...

High School

Darrell Misenheimer Award for Athlete of the Year: Salisbury’s Cook a standout in multiple sports

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Salisbury High graduate Marcus Cook is a state champion and a record-setter, ...

High School

Tracy Connor Award for Athlete of the Year: Salisbury’s Webb chewed up every challenge

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Wednesday, May 2, brought the ultimate challenge for Salisbury High athlete Sutton ...

Business

‘Smiles on stems’: Rockwell flower farm lets you do the picking

ROCKWELL — If you’re looking for a fun summer stop  while supporting a local business, a flower farm ...

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: Believing in tomorrow, and hoping for rain

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow, according to the sign at the community garden in ...

Outdoor

Dan Kibler: Bream, the sunfish of the South

Like most fishermen, the first fish I caught was a bream – from Georgia’s Lake Sinclair at a ...