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Rowan-Salisbury Schools brings Skills Rowan competition back to its roots

CHINA GROVE — Technical students cobbled together small sections of brick and concrete walls at South Rowan High ... Read more | Add your comment

Photos: Salisbury High Hornets win big in 2AA championship game

The Salisbury Hornets turned a tie game into a blowout over St. Pauls High School Thursday with a ... Read more | Add your comment

City fights invasive beetles by injecting trees with insecticide

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Humans aren’t the only species receiving preventative shots during the pandemic. This ... Read more | Add your comment

Educators reflect on Teacher Appreciation Week

SALISBURY – Kelly Hain has seen 32 Teacher Appreciation Weeks come and go in her time in the ... Read more | Add your comment

Coronavirus

People receiving first dose of COVID-19 vaccine grows by less than 1%

SALISBURY — The number of people newly vaccinated for COVID-19 with one dose grew by less than 1% this week, according to state data. The ... Read more | Add your comment

by Josh Bergeron.

Business

Weak jobs report spurs questions about big fed spending

By JOSH BOAK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden insists an unexpected slowdown in companies’ hiring is clear new proof the U.S. needs ... Read more | Add your comment

by News Service Report.

High School

High school football: Stats from state championship game

Salisbury       14     14     7     7  — 42 St. Pauls          7      7 ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, May 8, 2021 3:08 am

High School

High school baseball: Carson tops Mustangs

  Staff report GRANITE QUARRY — Chris Cauble logged his 250th win as Carson’s head baseball coach on Thursday, but No. 251 was even bigger. ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:45 am

High School

High school softball: Season ends for Falcons

  Staff report WEAVERVILLE — West Rowan ended its softball season on Friday with a 3-2 loss at North Buncombe. It was the last high ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:11 am

High School

High school girls soccer: Hornets end season

Staff report HUNTERSVILLE — The season ended for Salisbury’s girls on Friday with a 3-1 loss to Lake Norman Charter in the third round of ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:03 am

Sports

Reds’ Miley pitches season’s fourth no-hitter in 3-0 win over Indians

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Wade Miley pitched baseball’s second no-hitter in three days — and fourth already this season — ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:00 am

News

Judge limits footage that family can see of deputy shooting in Elizabeth City

By BEN FINLEY Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Family members of a Black man who was fatally shot in his car by sheriff’s deputies ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Woodland, two others share lead; Mickelson plays much worse but will still be around for weekend at Quail Hollow

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Phil Mickelson was 11 shots worse than his previous round at Quail Hollow. Bryson DeChambeau ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Former NHL player to open mobster themed bar in Raleigh

By DREW JACKSON The News & Observer RALEIGH (AP) — While it’s named after a famous mobster, Teets is no speakeasy. Teets Bar, from brothers ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Phillies offense breaks out in 12-2 rout of Braves

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Odúbel Herrera hit a three-run homer in Philadelphia’s six-run first inning and the streaking Phillies beat ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Hornets top Magic 122-112, inch closer to play-in tournament

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE (AP) — Terry Rozier scored 28 points, LaMelo Ball added 27 points and the Charlotte Hornets inched closer ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:00 am

Racing

Truck Series champ Sheldon Creed wins at Darlington

By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Reigning NASCAR Truck Series champion Sheldon Creed won for the first time this season, moving ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:00 am

Nation/World

California population declines for first time

By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s population fell by more than 182,000 last year, the first yearly loss ever recorded for ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:00 am

News

GOP leaders differ on bottom line for state spending

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — A big question within North Carolina state government at the start of the year was whether ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:00 am

News

Police: Man killed in shootout with officers in Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — A man found dead after a house fire and standoff with police died from a gunshot wound during a shootout with officers, ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Man charged after thieves rob would-be gun buyers of wallets, shoes

SALISBURY  — A 19-year-old was charged Thursday with robbing victims who wanted to buy a gun. Raeqwon Turner was charged with robbery with firearms or ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, May 7, 2021 3:40 pm

Crime

Blotter: Four added to sheriff’s most wanted list

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has updated its most wanted list to include four new people. All four people are registered sex offenders ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, May 7, 2021 2:41 pm

High School

High school baseball: Cougars win; busy night in SPC

    From staff reports CHINA GROVE — Carson’s baseball team outscored North Iredell 14-8 for a North Piedmont Conference victory on Thursday. Carson had ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, May 7, 2021 5:59 am

High School

High school softball: Carson advances in playoffs

    Staff report CHINA GROVE — Carson held on to beat Marvin Ridge 5-3 on Thursday in a first-round game in the 3A softball ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, May 7, 2021 5:46 am

Sports

MInor league baseball: Cannon Ballers still looking for first win

Staff report KANNAPOLIS — Luisangel Acuna hit a bases-loaded triple in the seventh inning to break a tie, and the Down East Wood Ducks beat ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, May 7, 2021 5:39 am

High School

High school football: Some anxious moments, but Hornets win state title

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com RALEIGH — Long-limbed, with a careless blond mop curling over his ears and framing an impish smile, Vance Honeycutt looks harmless ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, May 7, 2021 5:16 am

Local

County manager outlines projections for the upcoming fiscal year budget, suggests uses for stimulus money

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While last year’s county budget preparation required much more conservative projections, County Manager Aaron Church says this year’s effort ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Friday, May 7, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Steven V. Roberts: A move to purge the Republican past

In the nine elections between 1980 and 2012, candidates with one of three names — Bush, Cheney and Romney — appeared on the GOP’s national ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, May 7, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Miami-based Browns Athletic Apparel opens second screen printing location in Salisbury

SALISBURY — After launching Browns Athletic Apparel in Miami a decade ago, Tranise Brown opened the company’s second retail location in Salisbury in February. The ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Friday, May 7, 2021 12:00 am

News

At funeral, fallen Watauga deputies remembered as ‘heroes’

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — The sheriff was already running late to the office when a woman pleaded for him to ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, May 7, 2021 12:00 am

Coronavirus

COVID-19 cluster identified at Granite Quarry Elementary

GRANITE QUARRY – Families have been notified about five linked COVID-19 cases at a local elementary school. On Tuesday, a cluster of COVID-19 infections was ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, May 7, 2021 12:00 am