• 52°

Salisbury Transit reduces hours to adhere to stay-at-home order

SALISBURY — Beginning Monday, Salisbury Transit will reduce its operating hours during the governor’s stay-at-home order.

All routes will operate Monday to Friday at 6 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Saturday service is suspended.

Transit officials will continue to suspend fare collections on all routes and maintain rear-door entry policy to help keep passengers and operators safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rear-door entry helps maintain at least 6 feet of distance between drivers and passengers.

Passengers with mobility devices such as wheelchairs and scooters or who need the entry ramp to be lowered to board safely, will still be able to use the front door to enter and exit.

On Tuesday, the Salisbury Parks & Recreation Department also closed tennis courts to follow a recommendation from the United States Tennis Association.

Basketball courts and playground equipment closed in March.

The Parks and Recreation department also has adapted some of its programing to reach residents virtually.

The virtual recreation engagement ranges from exercise videos to art activities. The first video shared on Salisbury Parks and Recreation Facebook page on March 31, encouraged residents to participate in an abstract doodling challenge. The department has also posted an ABC fitness video and all the places in Salisbury to read a book.

Comments

Education

Rowan County administers 700 vaccines, with majority going to local educators

Crime

Shoplifting at Walmart presents challenge for Salisbury police

Local

Commissioners will hear details about changes to solar energy policies

Business

After overcoming obstacles, local barber Daniel King earns registered status

Lifestyle

39th annual K12 student exhibitions go virtual

Business

Biz Roundup: Chamber of Commerce to host ‘Salute to Agri-Business’ at March Power in Partnership

Local

Local legislators back bills ranging from new restrictions on sex offenders to Holocaust education

News

After surviving COVID-19 scare, Lois Willard set to celebrate 100th birthday

High School

Carson rolls over South 41-0 as about 600 allowed in to see season opener for both

Education

East Spencer after school program looks toward opening, nonprofit status

Lifestyle

Frank Ramsey inducted into the NC Military Veterans Hall of Fame

College

Livingstone’s Stoutamire inducted into 2021 CIAA Hall of Fame

Nation/World

J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

Coronavirus

13 deaths reported in Rowan, county stresses need to receive second dose

Coronavirus

10% of Rowan residents receive first dose; eight COVID-19 deaths reported this week

News

North Carolina State Highway Patrol commander to retire

Education

UNC School of the Arts may go for online learning due to COVID-19 spread

Coronavirus

Greensboro site to administer 3,000 daily vaccine doses starting March 10

Nation/World

Update: $1.9 trillion relief bill passes House, moves on to Senate

Nation/World

Lady Gaga’s dogs recovered safely

Coronavirus

Update: FDA follows advisers’ recommendation, OKs single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

Local

Post wins 18 N.C. Press Association Awards

Education

Cooper vetoes bill that would force K-12 schools to reopen

Local

Lanning named Spencer’s fire chief