• 52°

Reading may lead to circus tickets

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and area libraries will be hosting some serious fun with Reading with Ringling Bros.  All locations of Rowan Public Library will be participating in the program, starting now and running through Feb. 1, 2015.

The reading program is easy and fun for kids to participate in.  The best part is that kids can earn a Ringling Bros. circus ticket just by doing their library reading.  Children from ages 2-12 simply need to register in person at any library branch or online at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org (select Reading with Ringling from home page).  Each participant will be given a Ringling Bros. Reward Club Report and bookmark. When all five book reports are submitted to library staff, a voucher is issued for a free children’s circus ticket.  When all books are submitted and vouchers are available, participants will receive a call or e-mail.

Tickets will be given out at the Time Warner Cable Arena’s box office in Charlotte on a first come, first served basis. Vouchers may be redeemed Jan. 28 through Feb. 1, 2015, but supplies are limited and vouchers cannot be honored if the show sells out.  Parents need to buy one adult circus ticket to redeem the voucher. Adults are allowed up to three free children’s tickets for every one adult ticket purchased.

Sign up today and get reading with Ringling Bros. and RPL! For more information, please call 704-216-8234.

More honors for author

Jenny Hubbard’s “And We Stay” has been named to The Boston Globe’s list of best young adult novels of 2014.

Student’s poem published

Catawba College senior Sydney Smith’s poem, “The Other 95%” has been accepted for publication by Outrageous Fortune, the first national online literary magazine to exclusively publish undergraduate student work. The publication is housed at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va.

Sydney is a double major in writing and literature and a minor in secondary education.

Comments

Local

City officials differ on how, what information should be released regarding viral K-9 officer video

High School

High school basketball: Carson girls are 3A champions

Lifestyle

High school, college sweethearts marry nearly 50 years later

Local

With jury trials set to resume, impact of COVID-19 on process looms

Legion baseball

Book explores life of Pfeiffer baseball coach Joe Ferebee

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education to receive update on competency-based education

Business

Biz Roundup: Kannapolis expects to see economic, housing growth continue in 2021

Business

A fixture of downtown Salisbury’s shopping scene, Caniche celebrates 15th anniversary this month

Local

Slate of new officers during local GOP convention; Rev. Jenkins becomes new chair

Landis

Landis officials narrow search for new manager to five candidates; expect decision within a month

Lifestyle

Together at last: High school, college sweethearts marry nearly 50 years later

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools sorts out transportation logistics in preparation for full-time return to classes

High School

Photo gallery: Carson goes undefeated, wins 3A state championship

Nation/World

Europe staggers as infectious variants power virus surge

Nation/World

Biden, Democrats prevail as Senate OKs $1.9 trillion virus relief bill

Nation/World

Senate Democrats strike deal on jobless aid, move relief bill closer to approval

News

Duke Life Flight pilot may have shut down wrong engine in fatal crash

News

Two NC counties get to participate in satellite internet pilot for students

Local

PETA protesters gather in front of police department

Coronavirus

UPDATED: Eight new COVID-19 deaths, 203 positives reported in county this week

Crime

Sheriff’s office: Two charged after suitcase of marijuana found in Jeep

Crime

Thomasville officer hospitalized after chase that started in Rowan County

Local

Board of elections discusses upgrading voting machines, making precinct changes

News

Lawmakers finalize how state will spend COVID-19 funds