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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

by Ben Stansell, 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

Kannapolis

Back and better than ever: Cannon Ballers kick off inaugural season in Atrium Health Ballpark

KANNAPOLIS — Standing with his back toward the outfield, gesturing up at the cloudy and brightening sky, a smile spread across Andy Sandler’s face. “It ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:10 am

News

Rowan County Health Department receives $5,000 grant to fund prenatal oral health program

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Health Department was one of several health organizations across the state that recently received a grant from the Delta Dental ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Cheerwine now accepting entries for festival’s T-shirt design contest

SALISBURY — Cheerwine fans can now submit their original artwork for a chance to have their design featured on the official 2021 festival T-shirt to ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 3:23 pm

Business

Perkins Cafeteria plans for July opening, looks to provide ‘wholesome, quality meals’

SALISBURY — Despite the challenges that come with launching a new restaurant during a pandemic, Perkins Cafeteria plans to open its doors to Salisbury diners ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Commissioners finalize grant application for Woodleaf Community Park

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Monday took final steps for state funding to complete the first two phases of Woodleaf Community ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:05 am

Kannapolis

Baseball is back: Cannon Ballers prepare to play opening game at Atrium Health Ballpark

KANNAPOLIS — In the previous several months, local high school and college baseball teams have squared off at Atrium Health Ballpark in downtown Kannapolis. The ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:10 am

Business

Biz Roundup: Steve Chandler of ‘Be An Original’ campaign to speak at Chamber event

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce will host Steve Chandler, of Chandlerthinks, as the keynote speaker at the last Power in Partnership of ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Commissioners to convene for first May meeting Monday

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners will have a meeting on Monday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the J. Newton Cohen Sr. Room ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:00 am

Business

‘From A to Z, we’ve got it’: Couple of collectors opens dreamed-of variety store in Salisbury

SALISBURY — As a teenager growing up in Virginia, John Morrison spent his free time differently than most of his peers. For hours, Morrison rummaged ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Counties like Rowan could see benefits from Apple’s move into North Carolina

SALISBURY — Although Apple’s new East Coast campus and engineering hub will be built in Wake County, the tech company’s investment will have a ripple ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Friday, April 30, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Alcorn buys Wells Fargo building, mulls options for its future

SALISBURY — Standing on the roof of the Wells Fargo building, Greg Alcorn was struck with an epiphany. As he looked at what will soon ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Celebrating spring: May Day festivities to be held at Utzman-Chambers house on Saturday

SALISBURY — When Betty Lomax was hired as an assistant professor of physical education at Catawba College in 1948, she was handed the reins to ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Rowan County accepting bids to fix broken water wheel at Kerr Mill

MOUNT ULLA — Under the shade provided by Kerr Mill, Rocky Cain wrapped yellow caution tape around the rock pillars and wooden beams surrounding the ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Two habitual felons convicted in Rowan County Superior Court

SALISBURY — Two habitual felons were found guilty by juries in Rowan County Superior Court last week. Eugene Green was convicted by a jury of ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:57 am

Crime

Blotter: April 25

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports: • Megan Nicole Shoaf, 35, was charged by the Salisbury Police Department Friday for misdemeanor larceny for allegedly stealing ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Monday, April 26, 2021 1:54 am

Crime

Following lawsuit alleging excessive force, NAACP demands change in letter to local law enforcement

SALISBURY — Following a federal lawsuit filed by a Georgia woman who claims Salisbury and Rowan County officers used excessive force against her in a ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Monday, April 26, 2021 1:10 am

Crime

Second suspect arrested for 2019 murder of Timothy Hall

LANDIS — A second suspect in the 2019 murder of Timothy Austin Hall was arrested early Sunday morning. Kannapolis and Landis police apprehended Kiquan Larence ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, April 25, 2021 2:29 pm

News

As more attractions reopen, Dan Nicholas Park welcomes back guests, looks for staff members

SALISBURY — With several popular attractions set to reopen at Dan Nicholas Park, Don Bringle is finding himself in a position shared by many employers ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, April 25, 2021 12:10 am

Business

Biz Roundup: Cruise for a Cause Car Show on Saturday to raise funds for Maupin Men’s Ministry

SALISBURY — About 100 vintage and luxury cars will be on display Saturday at the inaugural Bunce Buildings Cruise for a Cause Car Show. “It’s ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, April 25, 2021 12:00 am

News

A place to explore and discover: St. John’s opens new outdoor learning environment

SALISBURY — When the children at St. John’s Lutheran Church’s Child Development Center stepped out of their classrooms and into the new outdoor learning environment ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, April 25, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Through community involvement, art and music, Carlton Jackson has made a ‘rich impact’ on Salisbury

SALISBURY — Growing up in his mother’s kitchen on West Monroe Street, Carlton Jackson Jr. wanted to be a professional cook. “My mother was a ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, April 25, 2021 12:00 am

Business

New restaurant seeks to bring unique flavor to downtown Salisbury in former Main Street Legal Cafe building

SALISBURY — With people traveling from Salisbury to eat at her restaurant in Denton, Jasmine Mohamed has decided to bring an eatery closer to some ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, April 25, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Salisbury earns ranking on national list of best small cities to start a business

SALISBURY — Entrepreneurs looking to open up shop in a small city should consider Salisbury, according to a ranking from the website WalletHub. With a ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Friday, April 23, 2021 12:00 am

Business

With second hobbit house now complete, Cherry Treesort looks toward future expansion

CHINA GROVE — Stationed under the shady canopy at the Cherry Treesort in China Grove is a large, colorful map of the United States protected ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Friday, April 23, 2021 12:00 am

Business

‘Believe me, they’ll be fresh’: Patterson Farm welcomes strawberry crop

MOUNT ULLA — On spring days when he’s working among rows of burgeoning strawberry plants, Randall Patterson can’t help but reach down and pluck one ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:10 am

Business

County’s restaurant grant program dishes out funding to eight local eateries

SALISBURY — A few days before the restaurant’s 50th anniversary, Gary’s Bar-B-Cue received a gift from Rowan County. The iconic China Grove restaurant was a ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:00 am

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