• 61°

Bestselling books (3-13-16)

Rowan bestsellers

Literary Bookpost

1. Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson.

2. Blackbird House, by Alice Hoffman.

3. A Thousand Acres, by Jane Smiley.

4. Down River, by John Hart.

5. My Name is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout.

6. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo.

7. The Road to Little Dribbling, by Bill Bryson.

8. Avenue of Mysteries, by John Irving.

9. Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff.

10. Iron House, by John Hart.

Indiebound bestsellers


1. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr.

2. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins.

3. My Name is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout.

4. The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah.

5. The Swans of Fifth Avenue, by Melanie Benjamin.

6. Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff.

7. Cometh the Hour, by Jeffrey Archer.

8. Midnight Sun, by Jo Nesbo.

9. Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee.

10. A Doubter’s Almanac, by Ethan Canin.


1. When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi.

2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo.

3. Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

4. The Road to Little Dribbling, by Bill Bryson.

5. Spark Joy, by Marie Kondo.

6. Dark Money, by Jane Mayer.

7. Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande.

8. The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero, by Timothy Egan.

9. Originals, by Adam Grant.

10. In Other Words, by Jhumpa Lahiri.



Blotter: Bullet holes found in woman’s Park Avenue apartment


Man faces assault charges for domestic incident

High School

Photo gallery: Carson girls win West Regional, headed to state championship

High School

High school basketball: Carson girls headed to state championship game


Commissioners set date for public hearing on potential solar energy system rule changes


Two of Rep. Sasser’s bills successfully pass through Health Committee


Rep. Warren’s measure to allow removal of public notices from newspapers put on back burner

China Grove

China Grove Town Council weighs future of previously rejected housing development


Salisbury City Council hears public comments, receives presentation on Main Street reconfiguration


Blotter: Man charged with felony drug offenses


California crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV


Biden vows enough vaccines by end of May


State to vaccinate medically vulnerable starting March 24


One new death, 20 new COVID-19 positives reported in Rowan


Kannapolis man dies in moped crash


Salisbury Police chief addresses K-9 video, says officer separated from animal


Rowan Rescue Squad sets record straight on fundraising typo


City approves DOT agreement, Salisbury Station project could begin next year


County plans to use vulture effigy, enforce violations to remedy animal carcass feeding problem


Two weeks after ending enhanced protocols, Catawba has no COVID-19 cases


Council to hear revised version of Downtown Main Street Plan


Veto override of NC school reopening bill fails in Senate


Political Notebook: Majority of likely voters, local legislators support school reopening bill


COVID-19 vaccinations in Rowan top positives since start of pandemic