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UPDATED: Another week of grim statistics show worsening state of virus in Rowan County

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — It was a week plagued by a list of grim milestones reached ... Read more | Add your comment

North Rowan High School pantry opens for students

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SPENCER – North Rowan High School on Thursday added a new way to ensure ... Read more | Add your comment

Artist paints new sign on recently renovated Barnhardt Jewelers building

SALISBURY — Goosebumps crept up Josh Barnhardt’s arms as he watched the sign be illuminated for the first ... Read more | Add your comment

Public input scheduled, changes to downtown coming as part of Main Street plan

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Early next year, locals will have a chance to provide their input ... Read more | Add your comment

Coronavirus

Judge names third-party expert to scrutinize COVID-19, closures in NC prisons

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — A judge agreed on Friday to name a third-party expert to scrutinize the COVID-19 response within North ... Read more | Add your comment

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Crime

Durham man charged, held in Rowan after three-county chase

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Durham man wanted on various charges took Rowan County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a high-speed chase early Friday ... Read more | Add your comment

by Shavonne Potts.

Local

Firefighters respond to structure fire near 300 block of Elliot Drive

The Rowan County Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a fire near the 300 block of Elliot Drive Saturday afternoon after receiving a call at 11:25 a.m. ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Saturday, December 5, 2020 4:17 pm

College

College basketball: Virginia wins in OT

Virginia’s Sam Hauser   By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.  — Sam Hauser and No. 15 Virginia thought they had the game ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, December 5, 2020 2:39 am

College

College football: Ragin’ Cajuns overcome bad snaps to beat App State

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — It was anything put pretty, and at times downright nerve-wracking, yet coach Billy Napier and Louisiana-Lafayette finally got the best of ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, December 5, 2020 2:33 am

College

Hurt’s six 3-pointers help No. 6 Duke rout Bellarmine 76-54

DURHAM (AP) — Matthew Hurt scored 24 points and accounted for six of Duke’s 13 3-pointers, and the No. 6 Blue Devils used a 19-2 ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:00 am

Elections

Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD and NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press California certified its presidential election Friday and appointed 55 electors pledged to vote for Democrat Joe ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:00 am

College

Georgia State tops Charlotte 76-65

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Kane Williams registered 18 points as Georgia State got past Charlotte 76-65 on Friday night. JoJo Toppin had 16 points for Georgia ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Ex-investment manager accused of defrauding NC Mutual Life Insurance Co. out of $34 million

Associated Press Federal prosecutors accused a former investment manager in connection with a scheme to defraud a North Carolina life insurance company once recognized as ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:00 am

News

NC Senate leader Berger names chief of staff

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger’s next chief of staff will be his top legal adviser for the past two years. The ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:00 am

Nation/World

Two men found dead at Fort Bragg identified; no details on cause released

FORT BRAGG (AP) — Officials at the Army’s largest base have identified the two men whose bodies were found in a training area this week. ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:00 am

Nation/World

Most American troops leaving Somalia

By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Friday it is pulling most U.S. troops out of Somalia on President ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:00 am

Health

As hospitals cope with a COVID-19 surge, cyber threats also a concern

By MARION RENAULT and WILSON RING Associated Press BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — By late morning on Oct. 28, staff at the University of Vermont Medical ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:00 am

Racing

Jimmie Johnson part of all-star lineup for Rolex 24 at Daytona

By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer CHARLOTTE (AP) — Jimmie Johnson will open his first year of semi-retirement by racing the Rolex 24 at ... Read more

by Post Sports, Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

A bye week for Panthers: Rhule has team pointed in right direction despite record

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE — While the win-loss record might not reflect it, first-year coach Matt Rhule has the Carolina Panthers headed ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, December 4, 2020 11:40 pm

College

No. 20 Louisiana-Lafayette may face wintry mix while seeking first win against Appalachian State

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by Post Sports, Friday, December 4, 2020 11:39 pm

Crime

Halifax County man charged in Rockwell vehicle break-ins

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com ROCKWELL — A Halifax County man was found rummaging through a vehicle in a Rockwell neighborhood and in possession of stolen ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Friday, December 4, 2020 5:52 pm

Coronavirus

State officials reluctant to add new restrictions

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — As coronavirus trends continue to worsen, North Carolina’s top public health official reiterated Thursday the same ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, December 4, 2020 12:00 am

Guest columns

York column: Goodbye to ‘peace through strength’?

By Byron York President-elect Joe Biden named his national security team last week. Antony Blinken will be nominated for secretary of state; Jake Sullivan for ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, December 4, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Quotes of the week

“I wipe my tears because I know I’m gonna be OK. The pain will always be there but it just eases.” — Shequita Woodberry, whose ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, December 4, 2020 12:00 am

Business

Warner Bros. will stream all 2021 films on HBO Max

By Jake Coyle AP Film Writer NEW YORK — In the most seismic shift by a Hollywood studio yet during the pandemic, Warner Bros. Pictures ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, December 4, 2020 12:00 am

Elections

Hand recount in NC chief justice race set to begin next week

Associated Press Hand recounts of a small portion of ballots cast statewide in the extremely close race for North Carolina Supreme Court chief justice will ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, December 4, 2020 12:00 am

News

Cooper eyes bipartisan panel on health care

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper was blocked from expanding Medicaid in his first term by Republicans ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, December 4, 2020 12:00 am

Nation/World

Optimism growing for COVID relief bill

By Andrew Taylor Associated Press WASHINGTON — Optimism about delivering long-sought COVID-19 relief is building on Capitol Hill after additional rank-and-file lawmakers voiced support for ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, December 4, 2020 12:00 am

College

UMass Lowell no match for Wolfpack

Associated Press UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Devon Daniels scored 18 points, Cam Hayes and Jericole Hellems each had 17 points and North Carolina State beat UMass ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Friday, December 4, 2020 12:00 am

College

ACC football previews: NC State, UNC, Duke in action Saturday

Georgia Tech still looking for positives in difficult season By Charles Odum AP Sports Writer North Carolina State and Georgia Tech are proving it’s possible ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, December 4, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

NC State upsets No. 1 South Carolina women

By Pete Iacobelli AP Sports Writer COLUMBIA, S.C. — North Carolina State coach Wes Moore channeled two-time Super Bowl-winning coach Bill Parcells after the Wolfpack’s ... Read more

by Post Sports, Friday, December 4, 2020 12:00 am