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… Proposal to school board recommends possible school closures

The list of persons who served on the Capital Needs Committee is quite an impressive collection of some of the very best leadership of our county. I am looking forward to the unveiling and discussion of their recommendations.

— Jeff Morris

We’ve been here before in the ’80s. The North area will mobilize and resist the closing of our high school. You can bet on it.

— Patricia Secreast

… Editorial: A new, leaner school system

Will the central office do likewise and trim and or consolidate?

— Ken Cofer

… Family of 8 displaced after house fire on Ted Lane

I went by to give these people some small donations. They are in need of sheet rock, outlets, wiring. They are also spending their Thanksgiving repairing the home instead of having a nice Thanksgiving dinner. If anyone could or would, please stop by with some food or anything else that could help. Let’s start the holidays off right and show some love for these people.

— Kira Miller

… Salisbury firefighters spend Thanksgiving on the clock

While the police and firefighters receive fellowship, respec, and thanks for their service to the community, there are water treatment plant operators working insane hours 24/7/365, often alone, for low pay and zero acknowledgment.

Without their selfless service, there would be no water on tap that makes life possible, let alone fight the fires that frequently occur during the holidays.

— Chris Borre

I retired from Salisbury Fire Department. I worked a lot of those holidays. I will never forget the Thanksgiving we wiped out almost an entire shift with food poisoning. They left the turkey out on the table all day and they kept snacking on it all day.

We had to call in off-duty personnel to fill positions that night after the turkey fought back and won the battle.

— Paul Rendleman

… 2017 Holiday Caravan winners announced

All the floats were great this year. I think special mention should be made of the tiny little girl in the frilly dress in one of the dance troupes who really got into the spirit of marching and dancing.

She couldn’t have been more than 3 years old, but she stole the show when her group came by. She was at the back of the pack when I saw her, and someone helped her catch up to the other girls…. Everyone around me was cheering and whistling for her. She was great.

— Carol J. Carpenter



Chase from Mooresville ends with crash at Rowan Mill Road; two charged


Dearmons gift two public art sculptures to city of Kannapolis


Blotter: Woman’s camper stolen from side of I-85


Local scouts sweep NC American Legion awards


As demand lessens slightly, local homebuilders work through challenges to deliver dwellings


Commissioners name Newberry Hall House county’s newest historic landmark


Senate budget uses NC revenue boon on more tax cuts, capital


Livingstone College alumna Quanera Hayes makes U.S. Olympic Team after first-place finish in 400-meter race


Blotter: June 21

Ask Us

Ask Us: What is status of ‘speed table’ on Charles Street in Spencer?


East Rowan High graduate killed in motorcycle crash


Political Notebook: Gov. Cooper vetoes Ford-backed bill allowing firearms at churches that are also schools


Blotter: June 20


Body of fourth tuber, age 7, found in North Carolina river


8 kids in youth van among the 13 lives lost to Claudette


Hundreds turn out for annual Juneteenth celebration on newest federal holiday


Between local champions and an upcoming state tournament, pickleball putting Salisbury on map


Business leaders hope to draw big crowd for job fair at West End Plaza


Officers cleared in Mooresville shooting


From firefighter to photographer, Brianna Mitschele is ready to capture more moments in downtown Salisbury


25 years later, runners reflect on Olympic torch’s trip through Rowan


Commissioners to consider designating Newberry Hall House as county historic landmark

Farm & Garden

51st annual Old Southeast Threshers’ Reunion set for July 1-5


Biz Roundup: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Foundation awards grants from Salisbury to Jerusalem