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North Rowan High student creates artwork for Community Care Clinic

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A North Rowan High School student gifted the Community Care Clinic a ... Read more | Add your comment

Volunteers needed as High Rock Lake to host fourth annual Clean Sweep event on Saturday

SALISBURY — The fourth annual High Rock Lake Clean Sweep will take place Saturday, and volunteers are still ... Read more | Add your comment

High school volleyball: West back on track after sweeping Carson

Staff report MOUNT ULLA — There’s no place like home, and West Rowan’s volleyball team got back on ... Read more | Add your comment

Main Street repaving scheduled to start Monday evening

SALISBURY — The North Carolina Department of Transportation will begin a repaving project on Main and Innes streets, ... Read more | Add your comment

Crime

China Grove man jailed for possessing child pornography, assault, kidnapping

CHINA GROVE — A 50-year-old man faces a long list of criminal charges for possessing pictures and videos of child pornography, the China Grove Police ... Read more | Add your comment

by Josh Bergeron.

Crime

Spencer man arrested for rape

SPENCER — Police say a Spencer man faces four counts of rape for incidents with a 13-year-old victim. Joshua Gregory Lawson, 20, was arrested by ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Report.

Crime

Blotter: Boy served with juvenile justice petition for shooting

SALISBURY — Police say a juvenile will face charges in an accidental shooting on Maple Avenue that resulted in a teenager’s death. The boy, whose name ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, September 17, 2021 11:32 am

Kannapolis

Rugby coming to Kannapolis on Sept. 25

Staff report KANNAPOLIS — The Carolina Lighting Rugby League has partnered with some of the biggest names in the U.S. Rugby League to bring a ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:01 am

Sports

Panthers’ lineman Miller still feels effects of COVID-19

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE — Carolina Panthers offensive lineman John Miller spent last Sunday watching his team’s season opener against the New ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Racing

Chandler Smith races to first NASCAR Trucks Series victory

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Chandler Smith took advantage of a late restart Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway for his first NASCAR Trucks Series victory ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Education

RSS superintendent talks to Chamber of Commerce about renewal, state of public education

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools Superintendent Tony Watlington on Thursday was the featured speaker during the kickoff of this year’s Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s Power ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Braves, Rockies face schedule headache after postponement

By Charles Odum AP Sports Writer ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves have new incentive to take care of business in the National League East as ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Prosecution in Fishzilla murder case introduces more witness accounts, handgun used in shooting

SALISBURY — The prosecution on Thursday continued to build its case against Dedric Michelle Mason in an abbreviated trial day. Mason, 45, is facing charges ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Quotes of the week

“I don’t think you can make any decision that’s wrong when you put the student’s best interest at heart.” — Travis Billings, candidate seeking to ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

College

Football previews: NC State trying not to overlook Furman as No. 6 Clemson comes to town next

By Aaron Beard AP Sports Writer North Carolina State looked sharp in its opener only to fall flat in its marquee nonconference road game that ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Steven V. Roberts: The tyranny Of Trumpism

When President Biden announced vigorous new rules, designed to vastly increase the number of Americans inoculated against COVID-19, he warned the nation’s vaccine deniers: “We’ve ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Hopkins converts second chance field goal as Washington edges Giants

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Dustin Hopkins made a 43-yard field goal on an untimed down — after a penalty ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Local

GOP candidate, Lexington attorney Jim Snyder dead at 76

Associated Press LEXINGTON — A memorial service will be held today for Jim Snyder Jr., an attorney, author and conservative candidate for statewide office in ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Byron York: Is President Biden politicizing COVID?

Two leading House Republicans, Reps. Steve Scalise and James Comer, are asking the Food and Drug Administration for documents that might relate to GOP suspicions ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Nation/World

Judge says farm workers’ union law provision is unconstitutional

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — North Carolina’s only farm worker union is pleased despite mixed decisions so far from federal courts about ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Panthers hope for better results against Saints in post-Brees era

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE — The Carolina Panthers could never really figure out Drew Brees when he was playing quarterback for the ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Area Sports Briefs: South volleyball rolls

From staff reports South Rowan’s volleyball team stayed a game behind West Rowan in the South Piedmont Conference race by crushing Northwest Cabarrus 25-7, 25-1 ... Read more

by Post Sports, Thursday, September 16, 2021 11:30 pm

Sports

Area Sports Briefs: Cougars nip West

From staff reports Carson’s boys soccer team beat West Rowan 3-1 on Wednesday in South Piedmont Conference action. Junior Rios scored two goals for the ... Read more

by Post Sports, Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:14 pm

Coronavirus

For second day in a row, six new COVID-19 deaths reported in Rowan County

SALISBURY — For the second day in a row, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday reported six COVID-19 deaths among Rowan ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, September 16, 2021 5:10 pm

Crime

Sex offender faces new charges for living too close to Head Start in China Grove

SALISBURY — A convicted sex offender who lived near China Grove Elementary School and Westside Head Start was arrested Wednesday for living too close to ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, September 16, 2021 1:51 pm

Crime

Salisbury man wanted for August murder on Carpenters Circle

SALISBURY — Police say a 40-year-old Salisbury man faces charges for a Carpenters Circle murder in August. Police obtained warrants two weeks ago for Samuel ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, September 16, 2021 9:55 am

Local

One-of-a-kind barn quilt goes up in western Rowan County

SALISBURY — There aren’t many silos quite like the one on the farm of Susan and Michael Owen. The Owens, who live off of Sherrills ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:10 am

Editorials

Editorial: Numbers prove Rowan-Salisbury Schools did the right thing

Understandably, local school boards across North Carolina are worried about the number of healthy, quarantined students. With just a few hundred positive tests, it seems ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Education Briefs: Catawba announces professional certifications

SALISBURY — Catawba College is offering online professional certifications as a cost-effective and convenient avenue for people to further their careers.  Catawba Online has partnered ... Read more

by Post Education, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:00 am

Clyde

Clyde: Fine ways to feast on figs

Oh, the lowly fig, scorned by many, unloved by children, packed by the grackle, cultivated by few, passed over by most. The taste, inherited from ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football Week 5: Hornets at home against Thomasville

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Thomasville at Salisbury is a matchup rich in history and tradition, and Friday’s contest between 3-0 squads is expected ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:00 am