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Quotes of the Week

“We have more non-whites and non-white men in our police department than at any other time that I could find in the history of our police department, and the community responded favorably to that because they wanted a police department that mirrored the community.”

  Shon Barnes, deputy chief of the Salisbury Police Department who is leaving for a position in Chicago

“We’re still in the process of adjusting to the new safety measures, but even with the safety measures in place, I am so thankful for the opportunity to come back together physically and build deeper relationships with my students.”

  Sonja Davis,  North Hills High School teacher on students returning to the private school campus

“Let’s not kid ourselves, everybody has some level of anxiety.”

— Marvin Moore, Salisbury High School principal after the second group of students returned to in-person classes

“It’s extremely generous and very nice. It’s nice to know people still care.”

Matt Staton of Powles Staton Funeral Home in Rockwell hands a boxed lunch to Capt. John Sifford with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. This is the sixth year the appreciation lunch was hosted by the funeral home. This year was a drive-through to minimize contact. The food was prepared by some of the staff from the Rowan County Register of Deeds. Shavonne Potts/Salisbury Post

— Alexandria Petty, Salisbury police officer at the law enforcement appreciation luncheon put on by the staff of Powles Staton Funeral Home

“Given the constraints of COVID and the profoundly divisive language we’ve endured from top elected officials over the past four years, the speeches from Republicans, Democrats and everyday people left me feeling inspired and hopeful.”

  Al Heggins, Salisbury mayor pro tem  speaking about the all-virtual Democratic National Convention

“We’ve got to meet the young people where they’re at. The kids have a negative mindset right now and a negative mindset can lead to somethings that they may regret.”

  Andrew Mitchell, on youth advocacy program in East Spencer

“We were competing with a couple of other existing facilities. For them to come back to us with another expansion says a lot about Rowan County.”

  Greg Edds, county commissioner speaking of Continental Structural Plastics’ decision to invest $45 million and add 61 jobs to its local facility

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Elections

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News

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News

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Coronavirus

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Local

Rowan County United Way sets $1.5 million goal at drive-in kickoff event

Crime

Blotter: Adult daughters accused of beating up mother

China Grove

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Business

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Crime

Sheriff’s Office looking for suspect in Burlington Coat Factory theft

Elections

Requests for absentee ballots top 9,000 in Rowan

Local

Spencer approves supplemental USDA loan for Park Plaza project

Business

11 locals will make up Empire Redevelopment Task Force

Local

New finance director excited to prove himself, continue on path set by predecessor

Coronavirus

County health officials report four new COVID-19 deaths

Elections

Trump promotes health care ‘vision’ at stop in Charlotte but gaps remain

Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with stealing mom’s dog

Business

Rowan County hires Howden as new finance director

Local

Exhibit about Jim Crow-era travel on display at NC Transportation Museum

Elections

GOP elections board members resign over absentee settlement

Crime

Drive-by shooting injures 24-year-old Salisbury man

Crime

Highway Patrol: Vehicle fled after striking, killing pedestrian on Camp Road

Local

Locals to be inducted into NC Military Veterans Hall of Fame

Business

Fall fun, with a twist: Patterson Farm adjusts to guidelines, offers new version of traditional events

Nation/World

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