• 41°

Area Sports Briefs: Parker debuts; Hargrave, Adams help Steelers win

From staff reports


Oakland Raiders rookie Brandon Parker (A.L. Brown, NC A&T) made his preseason debut in a 19-15 loss to the L.A. Rams on Aug. 18 and played 22 snaps at left tackle.


Javon Hargrave (North Rowan) made four tackles and Keion Adams (Salisbury) had one in Pittsburgh’s 16-6 preseason win against Tennessee on Saturday.

College football

Ten of the 11 Catawba regular-season football games will be televised live on over-the-air stations and cable outlets throughout the country this season.

WAXN channel 64 will serve as the Charlotte flagship station. The games will be produced by M.E.ProVideo & Distribution.

“We are excited to have this partnership to be able to have Catawba football available to 20 million households,”  Catawba AD Larry Leckonby said.

The broadcasts will begin with the season opener at West Georgia on Sept. 1. The only game that will not be carried is the game at Wingate on Oct. 13.


May knee surgery, his third, is expected to sideline Georgia punter Marshall Long (South Rowan) for another season.

Long was the starting punter for the Bulldogs in 2016 before suffering a knee injury.

College volleyball

Catawba won three out of four matches on Friday and Saturday to start the season.

Morgan Hester (Carson) had 39 assists and 17 digs in a win against Francis Marion and 41 assists in a win against UNC Pembroke.


Lindsay Elmore (Carson) make her college debut for Queens and had seven kills in a sweep of Virginia Union.


Michaela White (Carson) had 11 assists and three digs in UNC Wilmington’s loss to Colorado State.



Board of elections discusses upgrading voting machines, making precinct changes


Lawmakers finalize how state will spend COVID-19 funds


Salisbury Station one of several ‘hot spots’ included in NCDOT rail safety study


Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, school considering options


Iredell County votes to move Confederate memorial to cemetery


Lara Trump may have eyes on running for a Senate seat


Rowan among counties in Biden’s disaster declaration from November floods


PETA plans protest at Salisbury Police Department on Friday


Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, charter revoked


29 new positives, no new COVID-19 deaths reported


Blotter: Woman charged with drug crimes


Nesting no more: Eagles appear to have moved on from Duke’s Buck Station


The Smoke Pit leaving downtown Salisbury for standalone building on Faith Road



High School

High school football: Hornets’ Gaither set the tone against West


Salisbury to show off new fire station


Livingstone College to host virtual Big Read events this month


City makes some appointments to local boards, holds off on others to seek women, appointees of color


Education briefs: RCCC instructor honored by Occupational Therapy Association


Second quarter financial update shows promising outlook for city’s budget


Genia Woods: Let’s talk about good news in Salisbury


City attorney will gather more information for Salisbury nondiscrimination ordinance


North Hills planning to hold May fundraiser in person

East Spencer

Developers aim to transform former Dunbar School site into multi-purpose community development