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Catawba College researchers say invasive beetle will kill significant portion of ecological preserve’s ash trees

SALISBURY — In five years, most of the green ash trees that compose the leafy canopy in the ... Read more | Add your comment

Home sweet home: Families never tire of decorating Rowan Museum gingerbread houses

By Mark Wineka For the Salisbury Post The Lipscomb family has been building gingerbread houses at the Rowan ... Read more | Add your comment

10 more counties found with ‘critical’ spread as Gov. Cooper tightens mask-wearing restrictions

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —  Just as an additional 10 counties have reached a “critical” level of ... Read more | Add your comment

Ask Us: How can people stop unwanted telemarketers, robocalls?

Editor’s note: Ask Us is a weekly feature published online Mondays and in print on Tuesdays. We’ll seek to ... Read more | Add your comment

Elections

Dr. Fauci, Kanye West, Jesus Christ among presidential write-in candidates in Rowan County

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Unlike the 2016 presidential election, far fewer Rowan County voters chose to write-in names for the presidential race this ... Read more | Add your comment

by Natalie Anderson.

Elections

State Board of Elections certifies results of 2020 election

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The state board of elections on Tuesday officially certified the overall majority of the general election, with the exception ... Read more | Add your comment

by Natalie Anderson.

Racing

Jimmie Johnson will let Tony Kanaan take the ovals in IndyCar races

By Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer Tony Kanaan will have another chance for a proper IndyCar farewell tour with a two-year deal to partner ... Read more

by Post Sports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Salisbury Police receive grant for social justice, racial equity training

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Salisbury Police Department plans to put newly received grant funds from the Duke Energy Foundation toward social justice ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 am

Local

When weather turns cold, where do Rowan County wildlife go?

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While most humans prefer to stay inside when the weather turns cold, the story is different in the outdoors, ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Other voices: Home for the holidays

From the Winston-Salem Journal   Christmas Eve’ll find me Where the love light gleams I’ll be home for Christmas If only in my dreams As ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 am

College

COVID-19 putting college crazies into quarantine for start of basketball season

By Dave Skretta AP Basketball Writer There is a tradition at Taylor University, a small NAIA school in Indiana, where the entire crowd sits in ... Read more

by Post Sports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

Panthers to face Packers in Dec. 19 doubleheader

Associated Press NEW YORK — The NFL has set its pairings for the league’s first Saturday doubleheader this season. The Buffalo Bills will visit the ... Read more

by Post Sports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man charged faces marijuana charge after being served with unrelated warrant

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Salisbury man added a new charge to those he’s facing when police served him with a new warrant. ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

My Turn, Linda Darden: Hospice care business has grown to meet community needs

By Linda Darden Since our inception in 1979, Trellis Supportive Care (formerly Hospice & Palliative CareCenter) has grown to meet community needs and has benefited ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Gary Pearce: Are candidates like Gov. Cooper history?

By Gary Pearce North Carolina may never see another Democratic governor like Roy Cooper. In fact, we may never see another Democratic statewide candidate like ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Local health officials see record testing numbers ahead of Thanksgiving

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As the number of COVID-19 cases have increased at steeper rates in Rowan County, local health officials say the ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:20 pm

Business

Small business owners seek lifeline in new grant program offered by Rowan County

SALISBURY — Shelly Corriher, Suzanne Phillips and Jeff Penfil were among a handful of small business owners sitting in the J. Newton Cohen Sr. Room ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:04 pm

Crime

Blotter: Sheriff’s Office investigating arson at storage unit housing Royce Apparel Inc. merchandise

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan investigators are now looking into who set fire to a storage unit that houses products for a local ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:53 pm

Crime

Sheriff’s Office looking for white pickup caught vandalizing schools, church

WOODLEAF — Rowan County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking for a white Dodge pickup whose driver caused damaged at West Rowan middle and high school ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:49 pm

Sports

NFL: Goff leads Rams to Monday win

By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jared Goff likes how the Los Angeles Rams are shaping up. “We can be as ... Read more

by Post Sports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:48 am

College

College basketball: Top 25 schedule

Top 25 schedule All Times EST Wednesday’s Games No. 2 Baylor vs. Arizona State, canceled No. 3 Villanova vs. Boston College, at Mohegan Sun Arena, ... Read more

by Post Sports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:44 am

Sports

MLB: Braves sign Morton for $15 million

Charlie Morton   ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves added another veteran arm to their rotation Tuesday, signing two-time All-Star Charlie Morton to a $15 ... Read more

by Post Sports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:38 am

News

Salisbury city manager tests positive for COVID-19

The city of Salisbury says its manager, Lane Bailey, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is resting and quarantining at home. A member of Bailey’s ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:21 am

Editorials

Editorial: Gov. Cooper’s new order relies on personal responsibility

When Gov. Roy Cooper on Monday began a news conference, people were already preparing themselves for the news that the state might be going backward ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Former Salisbury High teacher faces additional sex offense charges

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office says it has brought additional sex offenses charges against a former Salisbury High School teacher after discovering a ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:00 am

Education

RSS planning drive-thru send-off for superintendent

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools is planning to send off Superintendent Lynn Moody in style. The pandemic meant the district can not ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

High schools: Carson could be 4A with new realignment plan

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Carson in 4A? It may happen. The Cougars moving up a classification is just one of the wrinkles possible ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Sharon Randall: New ‘mug’ shows different phase of life

By Sharon Randall My granddaughter, Eleanor, is 5 years old. She loves to have her photo taken. And every photo is just like her: beautiful. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

John Hood: Good news on state budget

By John Hood RALEIGH — Since the beginning of the COVID-19 recession in March, North Carolina policymakers have been watching government revenues and expenditures carefully. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

Local sports roundup: Cross country, volleyball active

Staff reports The Queens-Catawba women’s basketball game scheduled for Tuesday at Goodman Gym has been postponed. The Catawba men’s game at Mars Hill has been ... Read more

by Post Sports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

Panthers DE Brian Burns developing into dominant pass rusher

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE — Panthers defensive coordinator Phil Snow said last week Brian Burns was on the verge of a three-sack ... Read more

by Post Sports, Monday, November 23, 2020 11:55 pm