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West smashes South 55-16

By David Shaw For the Salisbury Post MOUNT ULLA — The only problem West Rowan had Friday night ... Read more | Add your comment

High school football: Hornets romp; North loses key road game

From staff reports TYRO — Salisbury’s freight train of a football team overpowered West Davidson 69-6 for a ... Read more | Add your comment

Catawba-Wingate football game canceled

Staff report Saturday night’s South Atlantic Conference football game between Catawba College and No. 13 Wingate University has ... Read more | Add your comment

Crowd turns out to raise money for hospitalized sheriff’s deputy

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has fired up grills in its parking lot 100 or more times to ... Read more | Add your comment

Coronavirus

COVID-19 death tally continues rising, now at 391 in Rowan County

SALISBURY — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday reported four new COVID-19 deaths among Rowan County residents, bringing the death tally ... Read more | Add your comment

by Josh Bergeron.

Crime

‘No winners’: Mason found guilty in fish arcade murder trial

SALISBURY — As soon as the court clerk read the verdict aloud, the tangible tension enveloping the courtroom immediately gave way to gasps and uncontrollable ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ben Stansell.

Nation/World

Biden says $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan has hit ‘stalemate’

By LISA MASCARO and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday that talks over his $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan have ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Court rules sex offenders can be monitored perpetually; General Assembly law limits tracking to 10 years

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — It’s constitutional for North Carolina to require people convicted of the most serious sex offenses to ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

R. Kelly fate in jury’s hands at sex trafficking trial

By TOM HAYS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly’s fate is now in a jury’s hands after weeks of lurid testimony in his ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Tatis’ homer lifts Padres over stumbling Braves in completion of suspended game

By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. homered leading off the top of the seventh inning and the staggering ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:00 am

Racing

Toyota to field Tundra TRD Pro truck next season in NASCAR

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Toyota will use its Tundra TRD Pro in NASCAR’s Trucks Series next season as part of an overhaul to the vehicles ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:00 am

News

Supporters of man freed from prison seek Cooper pardon

RALEIGH (AP) — Dozens of people supporting a North Carolina man who served more than two decades behind bars for a murder he said he ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:00 am

College

Hartman leads Demon Deacons to easy victory over Virginia

By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Sam Hartman threw three touchdown passes and Wake Forest scored on its first seven ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:00 am

College

Reynolds, Charlotte hold off Middle Tennessee 42-39

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chris Reynolds punched the ball four straight times up the middle to score the insurance touchdown with a leap over the ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Three key injuries sour Panthers’ 3-0 start

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE (AP) — Normally teams would be fired up after starting the season 3-0. But there is plenty of ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, September 24, 2021 6:46 pm

Coronavirus

Rowan County’s COVID-19 death toll tops 40 for September

SALISBURY — Now 24 days through September, Rowan County has seen at least 44 residents die from COVID-19, according to North Carolina Department of Health ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, September 24, 2021 5:48 pm

Crime

Blotter: Sept. 24

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports: • A student at West Rowan Middle School was charged Wednesday with disorderly conduct. • A man on Wednesday ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, September 24, 2021 2:10 pm

Sports

Panthers claim 24-9 victory over Texans, but McCaffrey goes out early with injury

By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Sam Darnold threw for 304 yards and ran for two touchdowns, and the Carolina Panthers eased ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, September 24, 2021 12:01 am

Sports

Area Sports: South, Salisbury roll in volleyball

From staff reports South Rowan (11-3, 6-2) rolled against Central Cabarrus 25-12, 25-12 and 25-11 on Thursday in South Piedmont Conference action. Cameron Black had ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, September 24, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Dixonville task force working to engrave names, quotes at cemetery

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With the second phase nearly complete, Dixonville-Lincoln Memorial Task Force Chair Emily Perry says recent efforts have focused on ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Friday, September 24, 2021 12:00 am

College

Football previews: No. 9 Clemson will try to solve offensive woes at NC State

By Aaron Beard AP Sports Writer Ninth-ranked Clemson hasn’t looked much like the high-scoring juggernaut of recent years. That either has the six-time reigning Atlantic ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, September 24, 2021 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Stage set for COVID-19 booster shots

By Lauran Neergaard and Mike Stobbe AP Medical Writers The U.S. vaccination drive against COVID-19 stood on the verge of a major new phase as ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, September 24, 2021 12:00 am

College

Peoples, Noel lead Appalachian State over Marshall 31-30

BOONE (AP) — Camerun Peoples ran for three touchdowns and Nate Noel rushed for 87 of his 187 yards on a game-saving drive and Appalachian ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, September 24, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Byron York: The great Democratic panic

President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer have based the future of the entire Democratic agenda on a trick. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, September 24, 2021 12:00 am

News

Family finds unknown woman’s body in mother’s casket

AHOSKIE (AP) — A North Carolina funeral home said it has reached out to apologize after two sisters who went to view their mother’s body ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, September 24, 2021 12:00 am

Coronavirus

A third of workers in Cooper order not vaccinated

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — More than one-third of the 56,000 North Carolina government employees included in Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, September 24, 2021 12:00 am

Nation/World

Remains of WWII soldier from North Carolina identified, will be buried in Robeson County

WASHINGTON (AP) — An agency which accounts for missing U.S. soldiers said Thursday it has identified a North Carolina man who served in World War ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, September 24, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Quotes of the week

“We’re excited about getting to 3-0 for the first time since 2017. It’s tough to be 3-0, and that was a goal. We had to ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, September 24, 2021 12:00 am

High School

State officials reach deal on prep sports governing, but details remain to be worked out

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — Legislation that would lead to new controls upon the nonprofit body governing North Carolina high school ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, September 24, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Lowly D-Backs rally past Braves, allowing Phillies to make up ground

By JACK MAGRUDER Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Carson Kelly hit a tying three-run homer in a five-run seventh inning, Daulton Varsho followed with a ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, September 24, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Steven V. Roberts: What will Manchin do?

OK, Joe, it’s time to get serious. Are you really ready to protect our political system or not? Joe Manchin of West Virginia, the Senate’s ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, September 24, 2021 12:00 am