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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

‘Better chance of succeeding’: Moody, colleagues reflect on tenure, retirement

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Lynn Moody was not a strong reader when she began attending North ... Read more | Add your comment

Collecting garbage: Locals work to beautify High Rock Lake during Clean Sweep

HIGH ROCK LAKE — Rocky Phillips held the white barrel steady as Barry Childers fired up his power ... Read more | Add your comment

From fantasy to fact, Cherry builds a Hobbit House at his Treesort

CHINA GROVE — Trent Cherry has never seen a Lord of the Rings movie. Nor has he ever ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Rowan Social Services director takes new job in New Hanover County; Heidrick to retire

Donna Fayko, Rowan County’s Social Services director since 2012, will take a new position Oct. 6 as New Hanover County’s Health and Human Services Consolidated ... Read more | Add your comment

by Josh Bergeron.

Ask Us

Ask us: Will masks be required in Rowan County polling locations?

The Rowan County Board of Elections says it cannot require a voter to wear a mask in polling locations during early voting or on Election ... Read more | Add your comment

by Josh Bergeron.

Crime

Rockwell teen charged with rape of a 14-year-old girl

SALISBURY — A Rockwell teen is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Gage Nathaniel Miller, 18, of Elaine Avenue, ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Monday, September 21, 2020 3:02 pm

Crime

Police: Charlotte man caught stealing funeral home employee’s truck

SALISBURY — A Charlotte man is accused of taking police and employees on a foot chase after stealing a truck outside of Lyerly Funeral Home. ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Monday, September 21, 2020 12:05 pm

High School

Wells Fargo Cup: Hornets 6th in 2A

NCHSAA press release CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association, in conjunction with Wells Fargo, released the final standings in the 41st ... Read more

by Mike London, Monday, September 21, 2020 9:25 am

Sports

NFL: Vegas Raiders ready for Saints’ visit on Monday night

By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer The Raiders finally have a home to call their own. After spending almost their entire 60-year existence sharing ... Read more

by Mike London, Monday, September 21, 2020 8:19 am

Sports

NFL: Rough day as far as injuries

Associated Press A star-studded cast of NFL players departed their games with injuries on Sunday. Many of them could miss the rest of the season. ... Read more

by Mike London, Monday, September 21, 2020 8:13 am

Sports

NFL: Stats for Panthers at Bucs

Carolina 0 0 7 10 — 17 Tampa Bay 14 7 0 10 — 31 First Quarter TB_Jones 7 run (Succop kick), 5:42. TB_Evans 23 ... Read more

by Mike London, Monday, September 21, 2020 7:34 am

Sports

Sunday’s NFL capsules: Seahawks stop Newton on final play

By The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Cam Newton was stopped at the 1-yard line on the final play and the Seattle Seahawks held off ... Read more

by Mike London, Monday, September 21, 2020 7:29 am

Sports

Baseball roundup: Padres back in playoffs for first time in 14 years

Sunday’s capsules SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres are returning to the playoffs for the first time in 14 years after beating the ... Read more

by Mike London, Monday, September 21, 2020 7:25 am

Elections

Political Notebook: Tillis, Cunningham differ on when to fill SCOTUS vacancy

While U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., says the Senate should move forward with filling the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Monday, September 21, 2020 7:22 am

Sports

Golf: U.S. Open scores

Sunday At Winged Foot Golf Club, West Course Mamaroneck, New York Purse: $12.5 million Yardage: 7,477; Par: 70 Final Individual FedExCup Points in Parentheses (a-amateur) ... Read more

by Mike London, Monday, September 21, 2020 7:19 am

Sports

Golf: DeChambeau wins U.S. Open

By The Associated Press Call him a mad scientist in a tam o’shanter cap. Call him a game-changer in golf. Any description of Bryson DeChambeau ... Read more

by Mike London, Monday, September 21, 2020 7:15 am

Sports

NBA: Lakers edge Nuggets for 2-0 lead; Game 3 on Tuesday

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis has never been this deep in the playoffs, never had the chance to take such an important ... Read more

by Mike London, Monday, September 21, 2020 7:10 am

Local

Local state trooper, firefighter returns home after Army deployment

SALISBURY — For the first time ever, Shane Herrin held his 5-month old daughter in his arms this weekend. After serving a yearlong deployment with ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, September 20, 2020 10:32 pm

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man charged with damaging video camera, tresspassing

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man faces several charges after being arrested for trespassing on property and allegedly damaging a Ring video camera. The Rowan County ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, September 20, 2020 10:19 pm

Crime

North Carolina man faces over 300 sex-related charges

RAEFORD (AP) — A North Carolina man was in jail on Sunday, facing more than 300 separate counts for sex-related crimes involving a juvenile, authorities ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, September 20, 2020 10:13 pm

News

Coastal flooding along Outer Banks closes roads

RODANTHE (AP) — Portions of the primary road linking North Carolina’s Outer Banks barrier islands to the mainland were closed on Sunday due to coastal ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, September 20, 2020 10:05 pm

Nation/World

GOP hopeful Supreme Court battle will help shift election

By Steve Peoples and Lisa Mascaro Associated Press WASHINGTON — Four years ago, the allure of conservative Supreme Court appointments helped persuade skeptical Republicans to ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, September 20, 2020 10:01 pm

Sports

Carolina comeback hopes fade when injured McCaffrey leaves

By Fred Goodall AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. — The Carolina Panthers felt they beat themselves in a 31-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:48 pm

Sports

Brady, Fournette lead Bucs over Panthers 31-17

By Fred Goodall AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. — Tom Brady has a dazzling track record of winning, period. The six-time Super Bowl champion’s perfect ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, September 20, 2020 6:48 pm

Sports

NASCAR Cup Series: Bristol race (Late Saturday)

  Saturday’s results At Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tenn. Lap length: 0.53 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 500 laps, 57 ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:16 am

Sports

Golf: U.S. Open Third round scores

Saturday At Winged Foot Golf Club Mamaroneck, N.Y. Yardage: 7,477; Par: 70 Purse: $12 Million Third Round Matthew Wolff 66-74-65_205 Bryson DeChambeau 69-68-70_207 Louis Oosthuizen ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:10 am

Sports

NBA: Celtics cut deficit in East finals

 By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.  — Getting big leads has been relatively easy for the Boston Celtics in these Eastern ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:05 am

College

NC State holds on to beat Wake Forest 45-42 in opener

By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer RALEIGH (AP) — Ricky Person Jr. scored the short go-ahead touchdown with 5:51 left to help North Carolina State ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:19 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Aim no lower than fundamental change

There’s something different about these educators, Stacey Gershkovich told a Rowan County Chamber of Commerce meeting on Thursday. “When I met Lynn (Moody) and I ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:01 am

Coronavirus

Salisbury man grateful parents’ story has impacted many

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Shane Peoples lost his parents, Johnny Lee and Cathy Darlene to COVID-19 two weeks ago. And though he’s coping ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:01 am