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‘Never in my wildest dreams’: Moore ready to take the helm of Salisbury High

SALISBURY — Marvin Moore says he never expected to be a principal until he met a man who ... Read more | Add your comment

Raising the Barr for Rowan golf

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Charlie Barr was a local sports celebrity at age 13, a champion ... Read more | Add your comment

Faith resident won’t let COVID-19 infect patriotic spirit

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com FAITH — Lisa Phelps hasn’t missed many Faith Fourth of July celebrations, and she ... Read more | Add your comment

Cannon Ballers share disappointment of official word on no minor league games this year

KANNAPOLIS — Minor league baseball teams were advised Tuesday that Major League Baseball has decided not to provide ... Read more | Add your comment

Coronavirus

41 recoveries reported as COVID-19 cases continue to rise by double digits

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County officials reported on Wednesday that a total of 901 Rowan County residents have recovered from COVID-19 as the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Natalie Anderson.

Coronavirus

County continues to see double-digit increase in cases; state to test all nursing homes

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The county on Tuesday reported an additional 23 people tested positive for COVID-19 and three additional people were being hospitalized. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Natalie Anderson.

Local

Greenway expansion, traffic signal maintenance submitted for federal funding

SALISBURY — The Cabarrus-Rowan Metropolitan Planning Organization this week endorsed two local projects for federal grant funding.  The MPO, which prioritizes local transportation projects for ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Salisbury VA says telehealth usage up 971%

With usage of the services increasing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Salisbury VA says it has conducted more than 9,724 telehealth appointments since Jan. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Shoutouts

Zachary Tatarka, of China Grove, was named to the President’s List at Coastal Carolina University. Mary Sobataka, of Salisbury, was named to the Dean’s List ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:00 am

Editorials

Editorial: Take precautions during Fourth of July gatherings

The Fourth of July is typically a time to enjoy the company of family and friends and maybe a freshly grilled meal in addition to ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Harrison Peel: Tillis owes voters real answers

By Harrison Peel Sen. Thom Tillis claims he is listening to locals during the coronavirus crisis, but for the sake of young voters across the ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:00 am

News

Many offices closing Friday to observe July 4th

The following are municipal observances for the July 4th holiday, many of which are observing the holiday on Friday. The City of Salisbury will operate ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Sheriff offers July 4th safety tips

SALISBURY — Traditionally, the July 4th holiday brings one of the highest traffic flows of the year and is often the deadliest weekend of the ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

Sports legends: Josh Reeves took coaching skills he picked up in Kannapolis to high school in Alabama

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Josh Reeves lost his father when he was 5 years old. So his substitute dads growing up in ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Mitch Kokai: Put NC at front of line for recovery

By Mitch Kokai The furor over COVID-19 will fade. Eventually. Once that happens, North Carolina will compete in the national race toward recovery. Decisions policymakers ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:00 am

Landis

Landis hires CPA firm to conduct 2019-20 audit during special called meeting

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com LANDIS — The Landis Board of Aldermen on Tuesday approved two budget amendments regarding electric and waste collections and picked a ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Brownlee raises questions about statue proceedings

After reading Ann Browlee’s My Turn published June 25, I am horrified the Salisbury Democrats have brought national corruption by their party to our Salisbury. ... Read more

by Post Letters, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

Area Sports Briefs: Lyerly qualifies for match play

From staff reports Nick Lyerly (East Rowan, UNC Greensboro) shot 68-69 in stroke-play qualifying in the North & South Men’s Amateur Championship at Pinehurst. He ... Read more

by Post Sports, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Registered sex offender found living close to school

SALISBURY — A registered sex offender was charged this week after he moved to a residence within 1,000 feet of Salisbury High, which is a ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 6:23 pm

Crime

Florida woman charged with identity theft, suspected of other crimes

SALISBURY — A Florida woman posing as a customer is accused of cashing a $1,980 check at a local bank in the member’s name suspected ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:58 am

Education

School board narrowly approves allowing students in for driver’s ed, other assessments

SALISBURY — Students will be allowed to reenter school facilities under special circumstances. The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education approved a motion on Monday that ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:00 am

Education

New Sarum donates $9,050 to COVID-19 Relief Fund

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — New Sarum Brewing donated $9,050 to Rowan County United Way’s COVID-19 Relief Fund on Tuesday. The brewery raised funds ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Longtime educator, Rowan Democrats vice chair plans school board run

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salosburypost.com SALISBURY — Chariel Dye, a local entrepreneur who spent 20 years working in early childhood education, is planning a campaign for ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Steve Roberts: Trump risks best re-election argument with immigration agenda

By Steve Roberts John Bolton, the former national security adviser, writes in his new book that President Trump makes decisions based on only one calculation: ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Two appointed to Historic Salisbury Foundation board of trustees during virtual annual meeting

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Historic Salisbury Foundation nominated two new members to its board of trustees, honored the departure of the foundation’s ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:00 am

Editorials

Editorial: Disliked option may be best for students returning in fall

It’s somewhere between difficult and impossible to predict how COVID-19 might spread in the fall and winter, but Gov. Roy Cooper must offer some sort ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Salisbury man issued citations for hit and run accident

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Salisbury man faces misdemeanor offenses after he crashed into a tree during an argument with his girlfriend and ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Rowan investigators looking into Rockwell house fire

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com ROCKWELL — Investigators with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office are looking into a fire that was intentionally set at a home ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

John Hood: Progressive politicians damage downtowns

By John Hood RALEIGH — Conventional wisdom has it that progressives champion urbanity and conservatives disdain it. There’s some truth to that. Progressives are far ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Two masked, gloved men rob Cricket Wireless cellphone store

SALISBURY — Police are looking for two men who robbed a Cricket Wireless cellphone store Monday morning while wearing disposable face masks and rubber gloves. ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 11:35 am

Local

Sheriff’s office identifies man who drowned in High Rock Lake after possible seizure

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A man who is believed to have had a seizure and drowned while landscaping at a Rendleman Road home ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 10:53 am