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Andie Foley, Author at Salisbury Post

Education

From the Mind of Mom: It takes a village during closures

I’d like to pretend that the realization hit me immediately. It was the Thursday before our last scheduled teacher workday – Friday the 13th. I ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:00 am

Business

“The year of seeing clearly”: ApSeed looks toward further expansion in 2020

By Andie Foley For the Salisbury Post SALISBURY — Since rolling out its first literacy-focused touchpad in 2016, local nonprofit ApSeed has seen explosive growth ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:05 am

Local

Oak Park Retirement offers farm-to-table meals for residents

By Andie Foley For the Salisbury Post In dealing with Oak Park Retirement’s 125 residents, Activities Director Karen Leonard has heard and fulfilled a number ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Thursday, January 2, 2020 12:05 am

Local

Mayoral candidates weigh potential for growth in Spencer

SPENCER — Beside a list of 12 candidates for the Spencer Board of Aldermen, the names of two mayoral hopefuls will be on the crowded ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Sunday, October 13, 2019 12:00 am

Elections

The Chewy Boon: Spencer aldermen candidates talk impending growth

By Andie Foley For the Salisbury Post SPENCER – In an inadvertent compensation for its small size, the town of Spencer has spent the past ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Friday, October 11, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Interim manager presents town goals to Spencer aldermen

SPENCER – Since being named interim town manager of Spencer in mid-June, longtime municipal administrator David Treme has been hard at work. His early days ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:00 am

Education

From the mind of mom: Onward bound

Once upon a time, there lived a little girl on Fourth Street. (To date her, it was a fully paved Fourth Street with utilities not ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:00 am

Education

Board of Education sees two new plans for renovating Knox Middle School

SALISBURY — As capital needs at Knox Middle School continue to compound, the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education on Monday explored renovation schemes that could address ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:00 am

Local

A community of believers: Carter Woolly reflects on time in Rwanda

SALISBURY — As Salisbury High School alumnus Carter Woolly prepared for graduation from Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2018, his eyes were on a change of pace. ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:00 am

China Grove

South Rowan High School kicks off school year with pep rally, service learning

CHINA GROVE — Sparkling hats. Sequin-covered suspenders. Capes, tutus and leg warmers. Air horns, silly string, confetti cannons and glitter bombs. The red, black, white ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:00 am

Education

School board approves renewal plans for two elementary schools, Southeast Middle

SALISBURY — Echoing countywide excitement about a new school year, new teachers, new classes and new friends, the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education on Monday approved ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:00 am

Elections

Newcomer Jonathan Williams campaigns for Spencer mayor

SPENCER — For Rowan County native and engineer Jonathan Williams, the draw “home” to Spencer after five years in the Charlotte metro area was heavily ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:00 am

Education

School board to consider three more Renewal plans

By Andie Foley andie.foley@salisburypost.com During its 4 p.m. work session this Monday, the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education could approve Renewal plans for three additional school ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Sunday, August 11, 2019 12:00 am

Education

From the mind of mom: Back to school

Let them be little. The four words pop in my brain, raining an icy balm over my frayed nerves as I stand and listen to ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:00 am

Education

At 52, Jorge Saldana earns ESL certificate, GED

By Andie Foley andie.foley@salisburypost.com Jorge Saldana is the type of man who rarely thinks about himself. The attribute becomes apparent as he sits, speaking with quiet ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:00 am

Elections

Bob Bish campaigns for Spencer alderman

SPENCER — In 2013, Bob Bish relocated from New York to Spencer with hopes of a warmer climate and an escape from shoveling snow. And ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:00 am

Crime

Salisbury mayor hosts stakeholder meeting for School Justice Partnership

SALISBURY — With eyes on a Dec. 1 implementation of North Carolina’s Raise the Age law, a group of community stakeholders gathered Tuesday at Salisbury ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Wednesday, August 7, 2019 12:00 am

Elections

Spencer Alderman Mike Boone campaigning for fourth term

SPENCER — In his campaign for a third term on the Spencer Board of Aldermen, Mike Boone said his hope is to “push new projects ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Wednesday, August 7, 2019 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Aug. 6

In Salisbury Police Department reports: • A larceny was reported Friday in the 400 block of South Jake Alexander Boulevard. • Fraud was reported Friday ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Tuesday, August 6, 2019 12:00 am

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx School moves forward with new principal, management

EAST SPENCER — After a summer of change, Essie Mae Kiser Foxx Charter School will enter the 2019-20 school year with a new principal and ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Tuesday, August 6, 2019 12:00 am

Education

South Rowan High School brings “true-life shopping experience” to students in need

By Andie Foley andie.foley@salisburypost.com If you’ve ever stepped into a Hollister clothing store, you’re familiar with the experience. The music is loud, the scent of ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Sunday, August 4, 2019 12:05 am

Elections

David Karczewski campaigns for Spencer alderman

SPENCER — Among a crop of 12 candidates running for six seats on the Spencer Board of Aldermen, 49-year-old Spencer transplant David Karczewski says he’s different ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Friday, August 2, 2019 12:00 am

Education

Communities In Schools kicks off new school year

SALISBURY — For Communities in Schools of Rowan County, student success is as simple as ABC. Plus P, Executive Director Ron Turbyfill added Thursday, addressing ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Friday, August 2, 2019 12:00 am

Education

Bethel Enrichment Center Summer Camp invites area professionals for career day

By Andie Foley andie.foley@salisburypost.com As the gymnasium of Kannapolis’ Bethel Enrichment Center filled with an excited mix of more than 80 4- to 13-year-olds on ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:00 am

News

Hovis campaigning for second term on Spencer Board of Aldermen

SPENCER — Two years after making history as the first African-American to serve on the Spencer Board of Aldermen, Mayor Pro Tem Sharon Hovis is ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Wednesday, July 31, 2019 12:00 am

Education

Waterworks sparks passion for art through summer camps

SALISBURY — Educators from Rowan and surrounding counties are leading the charge this summer in a collection of upstairs classrooms at Waterworks Visual Arts Center. ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Saturday, July 27, 2019 12:00 am

Education

From the mind of mom: We’ve blinked and missed it

Fourteen days. Two weeks. Whichever way you slice it, the end of the summer is upon the children of Rowan-Salisbury Schools, and it feels as ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:00 am

Education

Knollwood Elementary School students visit New York City

SALISBURY — With pencils in a flurry of movement, a group of fourth- and fifth-graders at Knollwood Elementary School huddled over tables Tuesday, active in ... Read more

by Andie Foley, Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:00 am

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