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East Rowan culinary students feed staff who helped build new classroom

GRANITE QUARRY — When East Rowan High School closed for summer break in June, classroom 604 was a ... Read more | Add your comment

Rowan County Fair makes pandemic return Friday with COVID-19 protocols in place

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County Fair organizers say attendees should keep “one cow length” between ... Read more | Add your comment

Cavs After Hours: A new tutoring space at North Rowan

SPENCER — North Rowan High School’s Cavs After Hours has a new home. The school unveiled a new ... Read more | Add your comment

Rowan Sheriff’s Office holding fundraiser for deputy hospitalized with COVID-19

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office will hold a fundraiser today for an investigator who’s been hospitalized ... Read more | Add your comment

Crime

Jury begins deliberations in Fishzilla murder case

SALISBURY — A jury began deliberating Wednesday afternoon in the Fishzilla murder case, but a verdict wasn’t reached on the guilt or innocence of Dedric ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ben Stansell.

Coronavirus

State reports 10 new COVID-19 deaths in Rowan County, 18 this week

SALISBURY — With 10 new deaths reported Wednesday, Rowan County’s COVID-19 fatalities reached 387 since the start of the pandemic. Dates of death vary, but ... Read more | Add your comment

by Josh Bergeron.

Letters

Letter: Some ways to stop all the killings

Michael Rashad Payne, 29, was shot and later on died recently near Livingstone College. Around that same time, Gary Lowe, 39, was murdered on Carpenters ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Education briefs: Schultz selected to NCDPI’s Teacher Leadership Council

SALISBURY — Knox Middle School teacher and 2020-2021 Rowan-Salisbury Schools Teacher of the Year Sally Schultz was recently named to the new North Carolina Department ... Read more

by Post Education, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Catawba to induct six into Blue Masque Hall of Fame

SALISBURY– Six artists will be inducted into the Blue Masque Hall of Fame by Catawba College’s Theatre Department on October 29 at 7:30 p.m. Two ... Read more

by Post Education, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 am

High School

Week 6: North at Thomasville is Friday night’s marquee matchup

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —  West Rowan head coach Louis Kraft believes this football season could be a repeat of 2019 when West, North Rowan ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football: Gibson scores in plenty of different ways for Hornets

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Size is cool and speed is cooler, but universal versatility is the ingredient that makes Salisbury’s unbeaten football team ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Biden riding bike at beach while nation burns

While Rome burned, Nero, allegedly, played his fiddle. I don’t know if Joe has a fiddle, but he does like to ride bicycles at his ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 am

College

ACC age gap: Super seniors, early enrollees create challenges for football teams

By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer Clemson linebacker James Skalski sees nothing odd about staying in college, no matter how many seasons he’s been with ... Read more

by Post Sports, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Braves’ Duvall ends up with single on ball that clears fence

PHOENIX (AP) — Adam Duvall passed teammate Austin Riley while running the bases Wednesday night after a drive over the wall in left-center, costing the ... Read more

by Post Sports, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Board of Education interviews a joke

I was amazed at the way the Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education interview process was handled for the recently vacant seat of Mrs. Cox. It ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 am

Editorials

Editorial: Good to see new requirements in tax incentive deal

In an era where people are more divided than ever on politics, there’s some agreement on a common economic development practice. Tax incentives attract opposition ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Texans quarterback faces huge test in his first start against strong Panthers defense

By KRISTIE RIEKEN  AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — The Carolina Panthers will face a rookie quarterback making his first NFL start for the second ... Read more

by Post Sports, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Salisbury Police: Toyota Prius is most popular target for catalytic converter thieves

SALISBURY — Police say the Toyota Prius is the most popular make and model of car among catalytic converter thieves in 2021. Catalytic converters are ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Shoutouts

Shive Elementary Good Citizens Shive Elementary has recognized the following students for being September good core value citizen for the character trait of being good ... Read more

by Post Education, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Voting Rights Act is critical to US

John Hood, “What’s more democratic than elections?” (Sept. 14), failed to support the Voting Rights Act pending in Congress. Passage of the Voting Rights Act ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 am

News

Salisbury City Council will vote on whether to exempt Goodwill developer from setback requirements

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — City Council members will vote Oct. 5 on the rezoning of a parcel on Faith Road that will exempt ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football: Talented Williams-Simpson breaking out at West

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOUNT ULLA — One of the best catches West Rowan football coach Louis Kraft ever saw didn’t happen on a Sunday, ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 am

Nation/World

FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors, high-risk

By Matthew Perrone, Lauran Neergaard and Mike Stobbe Associated Press The U.S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 11:56 pm

Nation/World

Many migrants staying in US even as expulsion flights rise

By Elliot Spagat, Maria Verza, Juan A. Lozano and Sarah Blake Morgan Associated Press DEL RIO, Texas — Three hours after being freed from a ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 11:55 pm

News

NC Senate maneuvers again to keep public records bill alive

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — North Carolina Senate Republicans have used another parliamentary maneuver to try to get legislation to Democratic Gov. ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 11:55 pm

News

NC road-building costs could scale back long-term projects

RALEIGH — North Carolina government would need billions of dollars in additional road-building funds if it wants to carry out currently planned projects for the ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 11:55 pm

Crime

Man jailed after fleeing to California, returning to Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS — A 26-year-old man faces a number of charges in connection with a 2020 incident after he fled to California and came back. Daniel ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 1:36 pm

Granite Quarry

Granite Quarry officials will request correction to 2020 Census count

GRANITE QUARRY — Town officials say the 2020 U.S. Census population total is too low and plan to ask representatives about challenging the count. The ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Salisbury city manager describes short-term solutions for firefighter pay concerns

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — City Manager Lane Bailey on Tuesday told council members preliminary data from a citywide salary study will be used ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:00 am

Education

17 rackets donated to Erwin Middle School tennis teams

Staff report SALISBURY — The Erwin Middle School boys and girls tennis teams received rackets from Yonex as part of the company’s celebration of  75 ... Read more

by Post Sports, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Ada Fisher: Treat immigrants from all countries equally

By Ada Fisher Many are complaining about the continuous flood of immigrants from Mexico and other Latin and South American spots, noting the lack of ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:00 am