Ben Stansell, Author at Salisbury Post

Local

United Way announces 2021 campaign total, plans to keep raising money

SALISBURY — Screeching to a stop in the F&M Trolley Barn on Wednesday afternoon was a yellow 1965 Pontiac GTO carrying United Way Executive Director ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 7:14 pm

Kannapolis

Kannapolis celebrates Gem Theatre’s 85th birthday, listing in National Register of Historic Places

KANNAPOLIS — A month shy of its 85th birthday, the Gem Theatre’s preserved place in American history was celebrated Tuesday morning. During a brief ceremony ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Local, state burn bans implemented as dry weather conditions persist

SALISBURY — As dry conditions persist across North Carolina, the N.C. Forest Service on Monday implemented a statewide burning ban that includes Rowan County. To ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, November 30, 2021 2:50 pm

Business

Hutchens trades trades Winston-Salem intensive care unit for Rowan County farm

SALISBURY — Hollie Hutchens was tired. She was physically tired from long, nonstop shifts at Novant Health’s intensive care unit in Winston-Salem and mentally tired ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Monday, November 29, 2021 1:04 am

Local

Spike in overdoses brings new challenge for Rowan County team

SALISBURY — It’s been difficult for Ashley Creek to stomach what she’s seen in Rowan County in the previous two years. Creek, who serves as ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, November 28, 2021 12:10 am

Business

Biz Roundup: Households can apply for energy assistance starting Wednesday

SALISBURY — Low-income households in Rowan County can apply for help covering the cost of heating homes starting on Wednesday, Dec. 1. People 60 or ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, November 28, 2021 12:03 am

Business

SoFul yoga reinvents itself at Railwalk after pandemic move across town

SALISBURY — After a pandemic-induced closure and move across town, a reinvented SoFul Yoga and Wellness is striking a new pose at the Railwalk. SoFul ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, November 28, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Butterball 5K draws hundreds of holiday runners to support Prevent Child Abuse Rowan

SALISBURY — Living in Charlotte, Steve Staley has plenty of Thanksgiving Day races to choose from that are just a few miles away. But on ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Friday, November 26, 2021 12:01 am

Local

‘Tis the Season parade honors hard work of county’s COVID-19 team

SALISBURY — Tamara Marlowe showed up to the first day of her new job at the Rowan County Health Department dressed to impress. Expecting to ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, November 25, 2021 12:10 am

Local

‘I could always depend on Nellie’: Salisbury Lions Club’s Troxell receives ‘unsung hero’ award

SALISBURY — For somebody who is used to working behind-the-scenes, Nellie Troxell was shocked to have the limelight turned on her last week. Troxell was ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, November 25, 2021 12:07 am

Local

‘A dream come true’: Community celebrates holiday season with parade, festivities at Bell Tower Green

SALISBURY — Brenda Overcash usually watches the ‘Tis the Season Spectacular parade in Spencer, but this year she set up shop at the corner of ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 11:23 pm

China Grove

Return of Southern Rowan Christmas Parade gives spectators chance to enjoy festive tradition

CHINA GROVE — The last time Carolyn Wilson was at the Southern Rowan Christmas Parade, she was in the procession as a member of the ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Rowan United Way executive director climbs water tower in final fundraising push

SALISBURY — Standing on a narrow yellow walkway more than 100 feet in the air, Jenny Lee yelled a message to Rowan County. She isn’t ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 12:01 am

China Grove

Photo Gallery: Southern Rowan Christmas Parade

The Southern Rowan Christmas Parade returned to the streets of Landis and China Grove on Tuesday evening. With over 100 entries, there was plenty of ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 9:50 pm

Faith

Sunday surprise: World War II veteran celebrates 99th birthday with drive-thru party

FAITH — After celebrating his 99th birthday with family on Friday, Jim Deal wasn’t expecting Sunday to be anything out of the ordinary. He was ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Monday, November 22, 2021 1:11 am

Crime

Blotter: Woman jailed for identity theft, obtaining property by false pretenses charges

SALISBURY — A 42-year-old woman was jailed Saturday for making a series of purchases with someone else’s credit card. Barbara Lynn Moose of Salisbury was ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Monday, November 22, 2021 1:02 am

Local

Flag football fundraiser jump-starts youth initiative to prevent gang involvement

SALISBURY — Community members competed on the gridiron at Salisbury High School Saturday in a flag football game that will help the area’s at-risk youth. ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, November 21, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Here’s what to know about ‘Tis the Season parade, Holiday Spectacular at Bell Tower Green

SALISBURY — The ‘Tis the Season Spectacular will spread holiday cheer through the streets of Spencer and Salisbury on Wednesday afternoon. The parade will start ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, November 21, 2021 12:07 am

China Grove

China Grove ushers in holiday season with Christmas tree lighting ceremony, caroling

CHINA GROVE — With the expectant crowd counting down, light suddenly infused the large tree standing in Hanna Park. The town of China Grove ushered ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, November 21, 2021 12:05 am

Business

Biz Roundup: Downtown Salisbury plans holiday shopping events, festive activities

SALISBURY — Downtown Salisbury will get into the holiday spirit by hosting several upcoming events and activities. The city will host Holiday Night Out on ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, November 21, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Original ‘Wife for Hire’ retires 35 years after starting one of county’s most prominent cleaning companies

SALISBURY — Sheila Cannon’s father didn’t like the name. In fact, he hated it.  “My daddy was so upset with me,” Cannon said. “He wouldn’t ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, November 21, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Two teenagers charged in connection with fatal shooting near Kannapolis school

KANNAPOLIS — Two teenagers have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a third teenager near G.W. Carver Elementary School earlier this month. ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:16 am

Business

Rowan Chamber speaker lauds benefits of apprentice programs as solution for worker shortage

SALISBURY — A phenomenon happening across the country is hurting employers. Eric Tillmon says he has the solution. In the previous year, millions of American ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, November 18, 2021 3:30 pm

Business

Old Town Soap Company continues to grow, finds manufacturing space in unlikely spot

LANDIS — Brent and Beth Engelhardt knew they needed more space for their expanding soap business. They didn’t expect to find it in a former ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:10 am

News

Salisbury’s ‘running man’ leaves behind legacy of faith, friendliness and fitness

SALISBURY — Whether the sun was scorching the pavement or the air was cold enough for snowflakes to form, Richard Kelly could be found blazing ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:08 am

Local

Commissioners set hearing for ‘Project Excelsior,’ approve more funding for tourism grant program

SALISBURY — Solar might have stolen the show at the Rowan County Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday night, but the board also took action ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:05 am

China Grove

Commissioners, China Grove Town Council approve tax incentives for 1,000-job project

CHINA GROVE — Less than a day after county commissioners approved a tax incentive deal for a major economic development project, the China Grove Town ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, November 16, 2021 5:50 pm

Local

Salisbury man wins $332,830 from lottery ticket bought at Faith Road store

SALISBURY — A local man plans on using his North Carolina Education Lottery winnings to purchase a new home. Michael Miller, a Department of Transportation ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, November 16, 2021 3:28 pm

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