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News

‘He set the stage’: Salisbury firefighting community gathers to honor former chief

SALISBURY — The chimney fire might’ve been extinguished, but Marvin Yost wasn’t ready to leave the scene just yet. Standing outside of a ramshackle house ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, January 12, 2022 12:10 am

Coronavirus

‘Our cases are out of control’: Board of Health discusses COVID-19’s omicron surge

SALISBURY — With COVID-19 cases surging, the Board of Health during a virtual meeting on Tuesday night discussed ways the newest variant is impacting Rowan ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, January 12, 2022 12:00 am

Business

Fines continue to mount, legal action pending against dump site in southwest Rowan County

MOORESVILLE — The owners of a dump site in southwest Rowan County have been slapped with more than $40,000 in fines and are facing legal ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:08 am

Business

Rowan County Chamber of Commerce postpones gala to March due to COVID-19

SALISBURY — The Rowan Chamber of Commerce has postponed its 96th Annual Gala Meeting planned for Thursday at West End Plaza due to concerns over ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Monday, January 10, 2022 3:23 pm

Business

Tipsy Hare Ciderworks, Kingpin Bowling bring new flavor, fun to Old Armor Beer Company

KANNAPOLIS — There’s something new brewing next to Old Armor Beer Company. And it isn’t ale. After mastering the beer-making process, the owners of Old ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, January 9, 2022 12:01 am

Business

Biz Roundup: James Taylor promoted to senior vice president for Carolina Farm Credit

Woodleaf’s James Taylor was recently promoted to the role of senior vice president — senior relationship manager for Carolina Farm Credit. Carolina Farm Credit is ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, January 9, 2022 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Twins born in different years, Lynn and Gynn have enjoyed life of laughing together

SALISBURY — Lynn Eller Masingo has always had bragging rights over her fraternal twin, Gynn, for being born first. Not only by a few minutes, ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Saturday, January 8, 2022 12:10 am

Health

Healthy Rowan launches new physical activity platform to get Rowan Countians moving

SALISBURY — In an effort to promote exercise and exploration in Rowan County, Healthy Rowan has launched an initiative called Rowan Moves. The online physical ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Friday, January 7, 2022 4:22 pm

Business

‘Reason for the decision’: Sandler says Cannon Ballers ownership inspired purchase of Greensboro team

KANNAPOLIS — Andy Sandler and his family are now the owners of two North Carolina Minor League Baseball teams separated by less than 70 miles. ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, January 6, 2022 3:55 pm

China Grove

China Grove council receives results of audit, discusses developments near railroad

CHINA GROVE — An audit conducted of the town’s budget for the previous 2020-21 fiscal year shows additional tax revenue led to an increased fund ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, January 5, 2022 7:05 pm

China Grove

China Grove Town Council discusses ‘wishlist’ uses for $1.3 million in federal funding

CHINA GROVE — Although the Town Council plans to wait for additional guidance from the federal government before spending more American Rescue Plan Act money, ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, January 5, 2022 7:04 pm

Business

Rabbits, Bishops and Popcorn: Rowan EDC updates China Grove on economic projects

CHINA GROVE — The Rowan Economic Development Council Tuesday night provided the Town Council with an update on several pending economic projects that could bring ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, January 4, 2022 9:34 pm

Business

County approves plan for new Verizon wireless tower near Faith

SALISBURY — Verizon wireless customers near Faith can anticipate stronger cell service after the Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Monday afternoon approved the construction ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Tuesday, January 4, 2022 11:28 am

Business

Half-billion dollar project could create thousands of jobs in Rowan County

SALISBURY — Another major economic development opportunity has emerged for Rowan County The Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Monday afternoon scheduled a public hearing ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Monday, January 3, 2022 11:59 pm

Crime

Blotter: Man charged with punching officer, stealing nachos

Spencer Wayne Clayton, 23, of China Grove was charged by the Salisbury Police Department Sunday with assaulting a government official or employee, resisting a public ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Monday, January 3, 2022 12:53 am

Crime

Man charged with spitting on, threatening officers on New Year’s Eve

SALISBURY — An Albemarle man is facing a bevy of charges stemming from a New Year’s Eve incident at the Novant Health Rowan Medical Center ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Monday, January 3, 2022 12:14 am

Local

Reids bring Justice into new year with first baby of 2022

SALISBURY — With their baby’s due date not until Jan. 7, Tanesha and Arthur Reid Jr. could have spent New Year’s Eve celebrating the start ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Monday, January 3, 2022 12:00 am

Business

‘A really strong Christmas’: Downtown retailers report positive holiday shopping season

SALISBURY — Walking through downtown stores in the days leading up to Christmas, Lesleigh Drye was encouraged by what she saw. “It felt good,” Drye ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, January 2, 2022 12:00 am

10 to Watch

10 to Watch in 2022: Jeanne Dixon

KANNAPOLIS — When Ken Geathers met Jeanne Dixon at a small dinner party decades ago, he came away impressed. “It was easy to see the ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, January 2, 2022 12:00 am

Business

Biz Roundup: Rice, Woods will emcee Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s gala

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s 96th annual gala meeting will be co-emceed by Doug Rice and Genia Woods. The gala is set ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, January 2, 2022 12:00 am

Local

Commissioners will hold hearing to consider new Verizon cell tower near Faith

SALISBURY — At its first meeting of 2022, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Monday will consider a request for the placement of a ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, January 2, 2022 12:00 am

10 to Watch

10 to Watch in 2022: Josh Barnhardt

SALISBURY — Josh Barnhardt isn’t afraid to take on a project. In 2020, the 42-year-old Rowan County native renovated a building downtown to house his ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Sunday, January 2, 2022 12:00 am

Local

‘Miracle he was able to get out’: Man hospitalized after blaze at South Main Street apartments

SALISBURY — One person was hospitalized with burns and several others were displaced from their homes after an early morning fire on New Year’s Eve ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Saturday, January 1, 2022 5:57 pm

Crime

Video: Police Chief Jerry Stokes, Commissioners Chair Greg Edds address shooting

SALISBURY — During a press conference held Thursday afternoon, Salisbury Police Chief Jerry Stokes and Rowan County Board of Commissioners Chairman Greg Edds were among ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, December 30, 2021 9:07 pm

Local

How your unwanted holiday decorations can help dogs and (big) cats

ROCKWELL — It’s still the most wonderful time of the year for the big cats at Tiger World. The nonprofit wildlife reserve located in Rockwell ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, December 30, 2021 8:26 pm

Crime

Community leaders react to shooting at high school basketball tournament

SALISBURY — Scrambling to get from his house to Catawba College on Wednesday night, a thought ran through Gemale Black’s mind. “My first reaction was, ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Thursday, December 30, 2021 6:41 pm

Business

Rowan County food scene gained new favorites, lost longtime staples in 2021

SALISBURY — The previous two years have been difficult for the restaurant industry. The onset of the pandemic in 2020 forced many eateries to close ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, December 29, 2021 5:53 pm

Business

G.A.U. Liquidators gives customers chance to find bargains in bins of retail returns

SALISBURY — An experienced thrifter with a keen eye, Yolanda Byrd felt like she struck gold when she walked into G.A.U. Liquidators for the first ... Read more

by Ben Stansell, Wednesday, December 29, 2021 5:00 pm

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