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Marching Band Preview

Rowan County’s Marching Band Preview will be held Saturday, Sept. 23 at West Rowan High School’s stadium from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event allows local high school marching bands to strut their stuff and builds friendship and collaboration between schools.

Tickets are $5 for adults, children 5 and under are free. Rowan-Salisbury Schools employees are free with school ID.

Scholarship available

The Elizabeth P. Fields & Albert “Sug” Ruff Jr. Memorial Community Action Scholarship was established to benefit deserving Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency program participants, who need assistance and financial support to pursue a college education.

Each year, at least two $500 scholarships are awarded to honor the work of former community leaders Elizabeth P. Fields and Albert “Sug” Ruff Jr. who served for many years at the Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency.  The scholarship can be used for any school-related costs.

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 15.

Eligibility requirements are:

  • Official Community Action Agency Fields/Ruff Scholarship application — including an essay — completed and submitted to the agency office.
  • Participation in one of the agency’s programs, including family services, career and education training services, and Head Start.
  • Proof of college registration to an accredited two- to four-year school.
Community tutor and mentoring program
A new tutoring and mentoring program consisting of clergy, parents, community leaders and organizations, and volunteers is being launched to help Rowan-Salisbury Schools. Anyone interested should contact Latasha Wilks at latashawilks@gmail.com.

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