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‘Nudge from God’: 10 years after diagnosis, Rockwell man to receive kidney from live donor

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com ROCKWELL — Almost a decade after being diagnosed with kidney disease, one local man ... Read more | Add your comment

Susan Cox conceding school board race, putting support behind opponent

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While her name will remain on the ballot, Susan Cox is bowing ... Read more | Add your comment

RSS will collect information on full K-5 return

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools administration will begin collecting information to show how it could ... Read more | Add your comment

Blast from the past: Concordia Lutheran Church opens time capsule from previous century

CHINA GROVE — The keys to a time capsule were found in January — exactly when the congregation ... Read more | Add your comment

Coronavirus

County tied for fifth among counties for most COVID-19 deaths

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The county reported one additional COVID-19 death at Accordius Health on Wednesday, bringing the total number of deaths to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Natalie Anderson.

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools will survey families, stakeholders about next superintendent

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Families of school children and everyone else directly connected to the district should expect to see a survey in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Carl Blankenship.

Crime

Blotter: Police respond to shots fired call outside of Salisbury home

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Police on Tuesday responded to a Salisbury home after neighbors reported hearing gunshots and located nearly 20 gunshell casings ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 5:15 pm

Sports

Nuggets hang on to win Game 3, cut Lakers’ lead to 2-1

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jamal Murray had 28 points, 12 assists and two late 3-pointers to halt a Lakers charge, helping the Denver ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:15 am

Crime

Salisbury police warn residents after increased trailer thefts

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Salisbury police say there are preventative measures residents can take in order to keep themselves from being the victim ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00 am

College

Notre Dame-Wake Forest game postponed as nearly two dozen Fighting Irish players in isolation or quarantine

By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer As the Atlantic Coast Conference worked Tuesday to reschedule another league game postponed because of a COVID-19 ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

Braves clinch 3rd straight NL East title

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — After clinching their third straight NL East title, the Atlanta Braves set their sights on ended ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00 am

Editorials

Editorial: Salisbury, Rowan County meet moment of change

Elections can mark major moments of change for Salisbury and Rowan County, but the community has already found one of those moments. Today brings the ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Elon heightens alert as 32 test positive; Wake Forest in good shape to continue instruction as is

Associated Press As one North Carolina university heightens its alert level in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases, another school expects its students will ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

John Hood: State’s economic recovery is sputtering

By John Hood RALEIGH — According to the latest jobs report, North Carolina’s headline unemployment rate fell to 6.5% in August, down from 8.5% in ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

DG Martin: Who wins in debate about candidate debates?

By D.G. Martin What is more interesting than the upcoming debates between candidates for major political offices? Of course, it is the debate about the ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

Panthers stadium, other outdoor venues can have fans

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — College and professional sports teams in North Carolina may soon be allowed to host a few ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00 am

Cleveland

Corn picker catches fire at Knox Farm, destroying nearly eight acres

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com CLEVELAND — A corn picker malfunction is being blamed for a fire that burned more than five acres at a well-known ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00 am

Nation/World

House easily passes stopgap funding bill, averting shutdown

By Andrew Taylor Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a sweeping bipartisan vote that takes a government shutdown off the table, the House passed a temporary ... Read more

by News Service Report, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:47 pm

News

Supreme Court vacancy looms large in 2nd NC Senate debate

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — Questions about the potential successor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg hung heavy over Tuesday night’s second debate in ... Read more

by News Service Report, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:44 pm

Sports

Area Sports Briefs: Some states flipping football back to fall

From staff reports Michigan and Delaware  high schools have flipped from earlier decisions to play 2021 football and will now play this fall. Minnesota announced ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:23 pm

Coronavirus

Additional COVID-19 death reported in Rowan; Cooper announces small business relief

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Health Department on Tuesday reported an additional COVID-19 death from someone not associated with a congregate ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:09 pm

Crime

Asheville man charged with heroin possession following traffic checkpoint

SALISBURY — An Asheville man faces heroin charges following a stop at a traffic checkpoint Sunday night. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Michael Andrew ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:28 pm

Local

Library to reopen for in-person visits Oct. 1

SALISBURY — On Oct. 1, public entry will be allowed at three branches of the Rowan Public Library system. That includes the headquarters in Salisbury, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:22 pm

Local

Rowan Sheriff’s Office K-9s to receive bulletproof vests

Three K-9s in the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office will receive bulletproof vests thanks to a charitable donation. The donation comes from nonprofit Vested Interest in ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:25 pm

Crime

Man charged with sex offense, raping teen

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A 911 call about a disturbance at a Salisbury home led Rowan investigators to charge a teen there with ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:03 pm

Business

Commissioners receive analysis of county’s development application process

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Monday received a report giving an in-depth review of its development application process. The presentation, delivered ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:43 am

Crime

Man arrested in Spencer in connection with Charlotte murder investigation

SPENCER — A suspect wanted in a Charlotte attempted murder investigation was arrested in Spencer and is now in the Mecklenburg County jail. The Special ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:30 am

Columnists

My Turn, Hope Oliphant: Garden made possible by United Way

By Hope Oliphant Main Street Marketplace Gardens is designed to grow awareness and provide education surrounding the vital importance of good nutrition and healthy lifestyles. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:23 am

Opinion

Talkback, what online readers are saying about …

Driver pulled over with 20 jugs of moonshine Let’s be clear. That moonshine is illegal not because it’s “known to be stronger than liquor manufactured ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:22 am

Sports

Cannon Ballers: Field of Honor display

 Cannon Ballers news release KANNAPOLIS –  In a tribute of those whose actions made them heroes in our lives, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers bring their inaugural ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:25 am

Sports

Hamlin, Michael Jordan partner on NASCAR team for Wallace

By Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer CHARLOTTE — Denny Hamlin has joined Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan to form a NASCAR team with Bubba ... Read more

by News Service Report, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:10 am