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City fights invasive beetles by injecting trees with insecticide

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Humans aren’t the only species receiving preventative shots during the pandemic. This ... Read more | Add your comment

Educators reflect on Teacher Appreciation Week

SALISBURY – Kelly Hain has seen 32 Teacher Appreciation Weeks come and go in her time in the ... Read more | Add your comment

High school football: Offensive line came together for Hornets, who play for state title tonight

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — It was wet enough on Monday that the Salisbury football team was ... Read more | Add your comment

Pro baseball: White makes pro debut and says, ‘It felt amazing to be out there’

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS — No doubt it would’ve been easier making his long-awaited, long-stalled pro pitching ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

City names downtown recipients for federal Parks Service grant

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The city has awarded more than $300,000 in federal grants to a handful of rehabilitation projects estimated to bring ... Read more | Add your comment

by Natalie Anderson.

China Grove

China Grove Town Council weighs 2021-22 budget priorities, supports buying body cameras

CHINA GROVE — During a work session to prepare the fiscal year 2021-22 budget on Tuesday night, the China Grove Town Council considered several requests ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ben Stansell.

High School

High school softball: East, West win; more rain for Carson

      From staff reports TROY — Haley Strange struck out 16 and pitched a two-hitter to lead 15th-seeded East Rowan to an 8-0 ... Read more

by Post Sports, Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:49 am

Sports

Minor league baseball: Wood Ducks edge Cannon Ballers

Staff report KANNAPOLIS –  James Beard blasted a grand slam for Kannapolis, but the Down East Wood Ducks beat the Cannon Ballers 8-7 on Wednesday ... Read more

by Post Sports, Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:31 am

Sports

Ozuna hits grand slam as Braves beat Nationals in Fried’s return

By BEN NUCKOLS AP Sports Writer   WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in two nights, the Washington Nationals walked Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman intentionally ... Read more

by Post Sports, Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Some ways to recycle leftover COVID-19 masks

What should you do with leftover COVID-19 masks? Here are some suggestions: • A G.I. Joe parachute. • A trumpet mute. • Cover for dental ... Read more

by Post Letters, Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:00 am

Racing

NASCAR’s future is here: Next Gen car finally arrives

By Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer CHARLOTTE  (AP) — NASCAR’s next generation race car is finally here after two years of hype and hope ... Read more

by Post Sports, Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

John Means throws no-hitter of season as Orioles cruise past Mariners

By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — The clubhouse celebration that awaited John Means was more than 50 years in the making for ... Read more

by Post Sports, Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Livingstone College wins $30,000 Home Depot grant

SALISBURY – Livingstone College has won $30,000 in a program that will be used to build a podcast cafe and upgrade its game room. The ... Read more

by Post Education, Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Shoutouts

Overton Elementary First Class Adventurers These students recognized at Overton Elementary School as First Class Adventurers inApril for doing an exemplary job of demonstrating the ... Read more

by Post Education, Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:00 am

News

Shield-A-Badge With Prayer program enters 26th year, accepting volunteers to pair with officers

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Monday passed a proclamation making May Shield-A-Badge With Prayer Awareness Month. Started more than two decades ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Jenn West: Exercise is a good prescription for controlling COVID-19, maintaining quality of life

By Jenn West Exercising is probably not at the top of our list as we struggle with how to protect ourselves, our families and our ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school girls soccer: Hornets advance in playoffs

Staff report WINSTON-SALEM —  Sutton Webb scored three goals as No. 14 Salisbury won 4-2 at No. 6 Atkins, champs of the Western Piedmont Conference, ... Read more

by Post Sports, Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:00 am

Education

COVID-19 infection, quarantine numbers in Rowan-Salisbury Schools reach new highs

SALISBURY — The number of quarantines and COVID-19 infections in local public school students nearly doubled last week, and both figures reached their highest points ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:00 am

Editorials

Editorial: State likely in for future without herd immunity

From a community like Salisbury and Rowan County, it’s hard to see a future where two-thirds of the state’s population receives at least one dose ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:00 am

Education

West Rowan Middle eighth grader wins investment writing contest

CLEVELAND – Michael Brown, a West Rowan Middle eighth grader, has won an investment essay contest sponsored by a financial trade group. Brown is the ... Read more

by Post Education, Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: If you don’t like it, do something about it

For the groups that say they have 15 places that “Fame” could be placed, that would be great. I don’t think it will happen. Some ... Read more

by Post Letters, Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:00 am

Local

YSUP Rowan invites agencies to participate in youth-focused training

Youth Substance Use Prevention Rowan (YSUP Rowan) invites leaders of youth-serving agencies to participate in training to support the development of youth as civic leaders ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:00 am

Nation/World

US backs waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines

By Jamey Keaten and Zeke Miller Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday joined calls for more sharing of the technology behind COVID-19 ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:10 pm

News

As demand drops, Cooper visits vaccine clinic to urge usage

By Hannah Smoot Charlotte Observer CHARLOTTE — In a stop at the Mecklenburg EMS Agency COVID-19 vaccination clinic Wednesday, Gov. Roy Cooper praised the work ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:10 pm

News

NC lawmakers advance bill barring mandatory COVID-19 shots

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — North Carolina lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a proposal to prevent state and local governments from firing ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:08 pm

News

N.C. bill banning Down syndrome abortions nears floor vote

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — A North Carolina bill prohibiting pregnant women from seeking abortions on the basis of a prenatal ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:07 pm

Coronavirus

Rowan County sees 301st death from COVID-19

SALISBURY — Rowan County on Wednesday topped 300 deaths attributed to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. The N.C. Department of Health and Human ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7:19 pm

Coronavirus

N.C. lawmakers advance bill barring mandatory COVID-19 shots

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a proposal to prevent state and local governments from ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:39 pm

Local

Rowan Public Library joins initiative to help people with digital connectivity

SALISBURY — Through a state partnership, the Rowan Public Library will offer assistance to local residents who need help with digital connectivity, devices and other ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:22 pm

Local

Mocksville to dissolve police department

MOCKSVILLE (AP) — Officials in Mocksville are dissolving the town’s police department and entering a contract with the county sheriff’s office. News outlets report that ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:42 am

Crime

Blotter: May 5

In Salisbury Police reports: • A man overdosed Monday in the 400 block of Mike Drive. • A motor vehicle theft was reported Monday in ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:38 am