Post names 10 to watch in 2020

Published 12:05 am Sunday, January 5, 2020

The Salisbury Post has named its annual 10 to watch list for 2020.

The list includes a diverse group of people and places, from the newly renamed Kannapolis Cannon Ballers to Tina Foxx Wallace, the chairwoman of the Essie Mae Kiser Foxx Charter School board.

The following, in no particular order, is the complete list of the Salisbury Post’s 10 to watch. Click, or tap on smartphones, on the name of the person or place to view the full story.

Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, newly renamed Minor League Baseball team that’s moving to a downtown stadium

Wallace Cancer Institute, which will consolidate Novant Health’s cancer treatment options locally

Rev. Robert Black, rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Tina Foxx Wallace, chairwoman of the Essie Mae Kiser Foxx Charter School board

Giannina Monzon, who ran for Salisbury City Council in 2019 and is coalition chairperson of Latinos for Dan Forest

Ash Love, a social worker, community organizer, activist and poet

• Austin Love, a West Rowan High School graduate and student-athlete who plays baseball at the University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill

Meredith Smith, newly elected mayor of Landis and the town’s first female mayor

Jonathan Williams, newly elected mayor of Spencer

Karen Alexander, named mayor for the second time after finishing atop the City Council field in 2019