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Catawba College hosts three in-person commencement ceremonies

SALISBURY — As soon-to-be graduates decked in robes walked across the stage in Keppel Auditorium on Saturday afternoon, ... Read more | Add your comment

Livingstone College graduates celebrate ‘crossing the finish line’ during commencement celebration

SALISBURY — Cheered on by spirited applause from their families and classmates, 88 Livingstone College graduates walked across ... Read more | Add your comment

Local farm and creamery poised to add goat yoga, artisan goat cheese to offerings

CLEVELAND — During kidding season, there’s not a lot of sleep to be had at Liberty Farm and ... Read more | Add your comment

Price of Freedom Museum gets donated landscape project

The South Rowan High School Future Farmers of America has a certain reputation in the school’s coverage area ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

With high case loads causing numerous staff departures, Child Protective Services seeks more positions

SALISBURY — When Tina Kaufman started school at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she thought she wanted to be an attorney. Anticipating law ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ben Stansell.

Coronavirus

Rowan sees 4 new COVID-19 deaths as mask mandate lifted, vaccines administered continue decline

SALISBURY — With indoor mask mandates lifting and a decreasing number of vaccines being administered across North Carolina, state health officials reported four new COVID-19 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Josh Bergeron.

Sports

Hurricanes, Preds set to open first-round playoff series

RALEIGH (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have gone from being mired in a nearly decade-long playoff drought to a division champion armed with postseason experience ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, May 16, 2021 11:40 pm

Sports

Wiz to face Celtics after beating Hornets for 8th in East

WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn’t until about 30 minutes before tipoff that Bradley Beal told coach Scott Brooks he could play for the Washington Wizards ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, May 16, 2021 11:34 pm

Racing

Bowman parks 48 in familiar spot in victory lane at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Moments after he smoked the field at Dover, Alex Bowman channeled fictional goofball NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby as flames simmered under ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, May 16, 2021 11:31 pm

Editorials

Editorial: Personal responsibility now reigns as king

New guidance last week about wearing masks indoors doesn’t mean the end of the virus, but it will bring about a new phase of the ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:10 am

Farm & Garden

Darrell Blackwelder column: Container gardens

Container plantings add color and green space to areas void of plant materials and bloom. The use of container gardens shouldn’t be restricted to just ... Read more

by Darrell Blackwelder, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Farm & Garden

Morgan Watts column: Poisonous plants for livestock

By Morgan Watts N.C. Cooperative Extension Something to keep in mind this time of year when ornamental yard plants are blooming is that a lot ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Biden failing as coach

Joe Biden is a like a coach of a lousy football team. Let’s call them the D.C. Democrats. The job of a coach is to ... Read more

by Post Letters, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Spencer is latest town updating its development ordinance

SPENCER – Towns across the state are overhauling development ordinances to comply with new legislation, and Spencer is the latest in Rowan County to put ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Salisbury native Kristy Woodson Harvey makes NY Times bestseller list

SALISBURY — After writing and publishing several books, Kristy Woodson Harvey achieved something she’s been shooting for since the first. For the week of May ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Racing

Cindric dominates Xfinity’s Dover race; Truex on pole today

By Dan Gelston AP Sports Writer DOVER, Del. — Austin Cindric professed his love for Dover and soon refused to let his Miles the Monster ... Read more

by Post Sports, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Find ways to help with trash problem

Trash! There is too much trash in the world. Everywhere you look, there is trash — on roads, in neighborhoods, sidewalks, beaches, parks and in ... Read more

by Post Letters, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Board of Commissioners will convene for third time in May

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners will meet for the third time this month on Monday at 6 p.m. in the J. Newton ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Biz Roundup: Salisbury, Kannapolis among recipients of Region of Excellence Awards

SALISBURY — The Centralina Regional Council has announced the recipients of the Region of Excellence Awards in a virtual ceremony. Presented annually, the awards recognize ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Cheerleading team competes at Disney

SALISBURY — The senior-aged team from Elevation Cheer Co. cheerleading training facility competed at the D2 Summit, the season-capping event for competitive all-star cheerleading teams, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Nalini Joseph: Why are fewer men in local church pews?

By Nalini Joseph A young Ugandan Catholic deacon by the name of Joseph shared a meal with my family here in Salisbury a few nights ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Salisbury High to celebrate football, swimming champions with parade

SALISBURY — Salisbury High School is going to celebrate some exceptional wins in an exceptional year with a parade for its state champions on Saturday. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Listen to your heart!

Having a few poor runs is just part of being an everyday runner. Sometimes things just don’t click and some or all of the outing ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Doug Creamer column: A mother’s love

By Doug Creamer My mother lives about an hour away and I try to get by and see her a couple of times a month. ... Read more

by Post Lifestyles, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Francis Koster: Will Rowan-Salisbury Schools seize funding opportunity?

By Francis Koster COVID-19 has created an opportunity for the Rowan-Salisbury School System to get federal funding to renovate their aging buildings. No match required.    ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Guest columnist: Senate Bill 355 provides for much-needed transparency

By Lockwood Phillips Senate Bill 355, legislation that promotes and enhances public access to the performance records of public employees, is generating significant resistance from ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Leonard Pitts: You wonder why they’re so afraid

By Leonard Pitts Not that the subject has ever been easy. No, as has often been noted in this space, this country has been positively ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school girls soccer: Isley, Webb lead all-county team

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE — When Carson head girls soccer coach Lauren West arrived at the All-North Piedmont Conference meeting she had her ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Spencer awarded $10,000 to develop trails at Stanback Forest

SPENCER – The town is preparing to expand the Stanback Educational Forest and was recently awarded a grant to help develop future trails at the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school track and field: South boys, Carson girls win

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY  —  Distance was the difference, as South Rowan won its first ever Rowan County Championship in boys track and ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Knicks knock out Hornets in OT

Associated Press NEW YORK — Julius Randle had 33 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds, and led an overtime surge that sent the New York ... Read more

by Post Sports, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am