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Ask Us: When will North Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue be resurfaced?

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

Catawba College hosts three in-person commencement ceremonies

SALISBURY — As soon-to-be graduates decked in robes walked across the stage in Keppel Auditorium on Saturday afternoon, ... Read more | Add your comment

Livingstone College graduates celebrate ‘crossing the finish line’ during commencement celebration

SALISBURY — Cheered on by spirited applause from their families and classmates, 88 Livingstone College graduates walked across ... Read more | Add your comment

Local farm and creamery poised to add goat yoga, artisan goat cheese to offerings

CLEVELAND — During kidding season, there’s not a lot of sleep to be had at Liberty Farm and ... Read more | Add your comment

Crime

Sheriff’s Office: Two men escape from jail, found in bushes on Fulton Street

SALISBURY — Two inmates on Thursday attempted to escape from the Rowan County Detention Center, but only made it to Fulton Street before being captured. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Josh Bergeron.

Local

Police chief to present use of force policy; city manager to present 2021-22 budget

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — After receiving a request from city council members, Salisbury Police Chief Jerry Stokes will provide an annual report of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Natalie Anderson.

Crime

Man charged for stowing away on Norfolk Southern train, impeding railroad operations

SALISBURY — A 24-year-old man faces a trio of criminal charges after hitching a ride on a Norfolk Southern train on Sunday. Reggie Allen Knight ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, May 17, 2021 12:59 pm

Local

Group will protest treatment of Georgia woman during 2019 traffic stop

SALISBURY — A group of local residents say they’ll rally Saturday outside of the Rowan County Courthouse and hold a news conference in response to ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, May 17, 2021 12:32 pm

Crime

Man overdoses at Piedmont Correctional Institute

SALISBURY — A 29-year-old man overdosed on drugs Friday at Piedmont Correctional Institute while transferring into the prison. Salisbury Police say Clint W. Hicks, 29, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, May 17, 2021 11:30 am

Sports

Minor league baseball: Cannon Ballers get historic first win Saturday, lose Sunday

    Staff report FAYETTEVILLE — They won. Leadoff man Jagger Rusconi got an infield hit and scored in the first inning for the Kannapolis ... Read more

by Post Sports, Monday, May 17, 2021 3:37 am

College

College baseball: Catawba still waiting; regional fields to be announced next Sunday

The 2021 D-II baseball championship is set for June 5-12 in Cary. But before the championship and super regionals can begin, conference champions must be ... Read more

by Post Sports, Monday, May 17, 2021 3:17 am

College

College softball: Three SAC teams in D-II playoffs

The NCAA Division II Softball Committee announced on Sunday night the 48 teams selected to participate in the D-II softball championship. Six teams will participate ... Read more

by Post Sports, Monday, May 17, 2021 3:03 am

Local

Political Notebook: Rowan’s lawmakers pass 140 bills into the opposite chamber before deadline

With the deadline for bills in the North Carolina General Assembly to pass into the opposite chamber gone, Rowan County’s four Republican lawmakers have 140 ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Monday, May 17, 2021 1:41 am

High School

High school track and field results: 2021 Rowan County Championships (girls and boys)

Rowan County Girls 1. Carson 147; 2. South 99; 3. North 87; 4. East 80; 5. Salisbury 63; 6. West 39 Scoring 10-8-6-4-2-1 at East ... Read more

by Post Sports, Monday, May 17, 2021 1:17 am

Crime

Blotter: Rockwell man arrested on charges of felony larceny, possession of stolen vehicle

SALISBURY — A Rockwell man was arrested over the weekend on a count of larceny of a firearm, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Monday, May 17, 2021 12:29 am

Coronavirus

CDC director says mask turnaround based solely on science

Associated Press The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday defended the decision to ease mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, May 16, 2021 11:50 pm

Sports

Hurricanes, Preds set to open first-round playoff series

RALEIGH (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have gone from being mired in a nearly decade-long playoff drought to a division champion armed with postseason experience ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, May 16, 2021 11:40 pm

Sports

Wiz to face Celtics after beating Hornets for 8th in East

WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn’t until about 30 minutes before tipoff that Bradley Beal told coach Scott Brooks he could play for the Washington Wizards ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, May 16, 2021 11:34 pm

Racing

Bowman parks 48 in familiar spot in victory lane at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Moments after he smoked the field at Dover, Alex Bowman channeled fictional goofball NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby as flames simmered under ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, May 16, 2021 11:31 pm

Editorials

Editorial: Personal responsibility now reigns as king

New guidance last week about wearing masks indoors doesn’t mean the end of the virus, but it will bring about a new phase of the ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:10 am

Local

With high case loads causing numerous staff departures, Child Protective Services seeks more positions

SALISBURY — When Tina Kaufman started school at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she thought she wanted to be an attorney. Anticipating law ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:10 am

Coronavirus

Rowan sees 4 new COVID-19 deaths as mask mandate lifted, vaccines administered continue decline

SALISBURY — With indoor mask mandates lifting and a decreasing number of vaccines being administered across North Carolina, state health officials reported four new COVID-19 ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:05 am

Farm & Garden

Darrell Blackwelder column: Container gardens

Container plantings add color and green space to areas void of plant materials and bloom. The use of container gardens shouldn’t be restricted to just ... Read more

by Darrell Blackwelder, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Farm & Garden

Morgan Watts column: Poisonous plants for livestock

By Morgan Watts N.C. Cooperative Extension Something to keep in mind this time of year when ornamental yard plants are blooming is that a lot ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Biden failing as coach

Joe Biden is a like a coach of a lousy football team. Let’s call them the D.C. Democrats. The job of a coach is to ... Read more

by Post Letters, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Spencer is latest town updating its development ordinance

SPENCER – Towns across the state are overhauling development ordinances to comply with new legislation, and Spencer is the latest in Rowan County to put ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Salisbury native Kristy Woodson Harvey makes NY Times bestseller list

SALISBURY — After writing and publishing several books, Kristy Woodson Harvey achieved something she’s been shooting for since the first. For the week of May ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Racing

Cindric dominates Xfinity’s Dover race; Truex on pole today

By Dan Gelston AP Sports Writer DOVER, Del. — Austin Cindric professed his love for Dover and soon refused to let his Miles the Monster ... Read more

by Post Sports, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Find ways to help with trash problem

Trash! There is too much trash in the world. Everywhere you look, there is trash — on roads, in neighborhoods, sidewalks, beaches, parks and in ... Read more

by Post Letters, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Board of Commissioners will convene for third time in May

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners will meet for the third time this month on Monday at 6 p.m. in the J. Newton ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Biz Roundup: Salisbury, Kannapolis among recipients of Region of Excellence Awards

SALISBURY — The Centralina Regional Council has announced the recipients of the Region of Excellence Awards in a virtual ceremony. Presented annually, the awards recognize ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am