• 72°

Letter: Remember tonight

Today at 6:30 p.m., in Rowan Public Library’s Stanback Auditorium, Actions in Faith & Justice will sponsor the multiple award-winning documentary film, “An Outrage: Lynching in the American South,” which premiered at the Smithsonian Institute. The film runs 34 minutes and will be followed by audience discussion.

The event commemorates the Aug. 6, 1906, lynching in Salisbury and investigates the legacy of lynching which continues to play out today in the form of mass incarceration in privatized prisons, school-to-prison pipelines and racial profiling.

Mayor Al Heggins will present a proclamation commending the reconciliation and healing that occurs when we recognize past and present day injustices with the intention of building a more just and equitable future.

— The Rev. Olen Bruner

Salisbury

Bruner is chair of Actions in Faith & Justice and pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Comments

Local

Catawba holds baccalaureate services for Class of 2021

News

$9M settlement for two men wrongfully sent to death row

Nation/World

China lands spacecraft on Mars in latest advance for its space program

Business

Gas crunch hits Washington; Colonial Pipeline paid nearly $5 million in Bitcoin ransome

Coronavirus

State mostly returns to normal operations after 15 months of lockdowns, restrictions

Crime

Blotter: Man accused of stealing car, crashing it

Crime

Man faces new charge of attempted murder for father’s shooting

BREAKING NEWS

Gov. Cooper lifts indoor mask mandate for most situations, gathering limits

Crime

Barnes gets new punishment of two life sentences in Tutterow couple’s 1992 murder

High School

High school football: State’s top honor goes to Jalon Walker

Local

Scout’s Honor: With dedication of flag retirement box, Salem Fleming earns Eagle Scout rank

College

North Carolina king, queen of NCAA lacrosse tourneys

Education

Kannapolis seniors walk elementary schools

Local

Local real estate company employees come out in force to build Habitat house

Local

Quotes of the week

Coronavirus

Auditors find oversight lacking for $3 billion of state’s pandemic aid

Nation/World

When will gas situation return to normal?

Local

Rowan native Shuping posthumously receives Concord Police Department’s Medal of Valor, Purple Heart

News

GOP measure on penalties for rioting draws fire

News

Black high school softball player told to cut hair

Coronavirus

State shows 303 COVID-19 deaths in Rowan

Coronavirus

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors

Crime

One arrested, another hospitalized in Castor Road stabbing

China Grove

China Grove Roller Mill open for tours Saturday