Brad Dountz, Author at Salisbury Post

Local

“Tractors & Trains” event gets people’s wheels turning

SPENCER — The North Carolina Transportation Museum held its annual “Tractors & Trains” event on April 12 and 13 for eager residents who wanted to ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Wednesday, April 17, 2024 12:10 am

Cleveland

In full swing: Woodleaf Park takes over old elementary school site

SALISBURY — Though Woodleaf Elementary closed its doors in 2017 due to them consolidating with Cleveland Elementary, its legacy will continue as the new Woodleaf ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Tuesday, April 16, 2024 12:10 am

Local

Preview: Salisbury City Council to receive an update on the Cheerwine Festival

SALISBURY — At their next meeting, the Salisbury City Council will hear a presentation from Event Coordinator Vivian Koontz regarding an update on the upcoming ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Sunday, April 14, 2024 12:00 am

Local

Labor of love: Reid Leonard’s “Arch of Freedom” is coming into focus

SALISBURY — When longtime Salisbury resident Reid Leonard died on Nov. 15, 2023, there was still plenty left on his plate that he never got ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Saturday, April 13, 2024 12:10 am

Local

North Carolina United Way puts on annual Spirit of N.C. Awards

SALISBURY — The United Way of North Carolina held its annual Spirit of N.C. Awards on April 9 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Friday, April 12, 2024 12:10 am

Kannapolis

Kannapolis residents and city officials examine unsheltered population issues

KANNAPOLIS — During the Feb. 12 Kannapolis City Council meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Doug Wilson made a speech regarding the current state of the unsheltered ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Thursday, April 11, 2024 12:10 am

News

Free tax assistance returns to Rufty-Holmes Senior Center

SALISBURY — The last day to file taxes is April 15 and many people are using the days they have left to get everything straightened ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Wednesday, April 10, 2024 12:06 am

Kannapolis

Kannapolis recognized at annual safety awards

KANNAPOLIS — The North Carolina Department of Labor recognized area employers and employees at the agency’s annual safety awards banquet held on April 9, in ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Wednesday, April 10, 2024 12:05 am

Local

Full Court Press: Catawba grad and Harlem Globetrotter gives tips on basketball and life

SALISBURY— It’s always important to remember where you came from, so Jolly Manning goes out of his way to make sure he’ll never forget.  The ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Tuesday, April 9, 2024 12:05 am

News

Salisbury and Rufty-Holmes agree to deal for civic center improvement project master plan and feasibility study

SALISBURY — At the Salisbury City Council meeting on April 2, Salisbury and Rufty-Holmes Senior Center chose to pursue a contract agreement with CPL Architects ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Saturday, April 6, 2024 12:10 am

News

Salisbury raises health insurance premiums by 3 percent

SALISBURY — On April 2, after postponing a final decision on the matter due to Council Member Anthony Smith not being present at their last ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Saturday, April 6, 2024 12:05 am

Local

Pilot program hopes to boost small businesses all over Salisbury

SALISBURY — The city of Salisbury and the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to create a pilot Small Business Assistance Program with ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Friday, April 5, 2024 12:10 am

Local

Salisbury remembers fallen Lexington firefighter

SALISBURY — Lexington Firefighter Capt. Ronnie Metcalf died on March 29 at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist in Winston-Salem after experiencing injuries from a house ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Thursday, April 4, 2024 12:08 am

Local

Caring for each other: Local chiropractor visits with Parkinson’s patients to teach treatment for them

SALISBURY — April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and to assist in spreading the word on unique ways to look after the disease, Parkinson’s Advocacy of ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Thursday, April 4, 2024 12:07 am

Kannapolis

Kannapolis City Council moves forward with parks and rec master plan

KANNAPOLIS — The Kannapolis City Council voted to approve the 2024-2034 Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan at its March 25 meeting. Parks and Recreation ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Wednesday, April 3, 2024 12:05 am

Books

Fantasy author Christopher Paolini goes through his beginnings, new releases and legacy

SALISBURY — Author Christopher Paolini was the guest speaker for the Rowan Public Library’s “Virtual Author Talk” series on March 14 as part of the ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Tuesday, April 2, 2024 12:04 am

Local

Preview: Salisbury City Council to consider increase to insurance premiums for city employees

SALISBURY — At their upcoming meeting, the Salisbury City Council will hear from Finance Director Wade Furches about increasing health insurance premiums by 3 percent ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Sunday, March 31, 2024 12:00 am

Local

Kesler Mill development making strides after years of planning

SALISBURY — Even though Planning and Neighborhoods Director Hannah Jacobson said “there’s still a long way to go,” the 12-acre Kesler Mill redevelopment site project ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Saturday, March 30, 2024 12:05 am

Local

Rowan EDC annual meeting highlights accomplishments and upcoming plans

SALISBURY — The Rowan Economic Development Council held its fourth annual meeting on March 26 at the F&M Trolley Barn where elected officials and local ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Thursday, March 28, 2024 12:10 am

Local

“State of the Stormwater” touches on different projects and proposed fee increase

SALISBURY — Public Works Assistant Director Michael Hanna gave a presentation entitled “State of the Stormwater” to the Salisbury City Council at its March 19 ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Thursday, March 28, 2024 12:05 am

Kannapolis

Kannapolis City Council changes safety procedures for public meetings

KANNAPOLIS — At its March 25 meeting, the Kannapolis City Council voted to make enhancements to enforce safety and security procedures for public meetings that ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Wednesday, March 27, 2024 12:10 am

Local

Good boy: A Rowan County Sheriff’s Office K-9 calls it a career

SALISBURY — Rex, one of the K-9s at the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, has retired from duty after six years on the force. A retirement ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Tuesday, March 26, 2024 12:10 am

Local

Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program has an end in sight

SALISBURY — After years of planning and gathering information, the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program is beginning to see a light at the end of ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Tuesday, March 26, 2024 12:05 am

Local

Rowan County native talks at Rowan Chamber’s ‘Salute to Agri-business’

SALISBURY — This week was National Agriculture Week and to pay tribute to all those who commit their lives to growing food for people all ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Sunday, March 24, 2024 12:10 am

Kannapolis

Preview: Kannapolis to consider approving parks and recreation masterplan

KANNAPOLIS — At its upcoming meeting, the Kannapolis City Council will hear from Parks and Recreation Director Gary Mills about approving the parks and recreation ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Sunday, March 24, 2024 12:01 am

News

Spirit of Rowan: Preserving our land: Three Rivers Land Trust’s effort to save North Carolina

SALISBURY — As more and more land development happens close to Rowan County and the rest of North Carolina, it can be easy to forget ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Sunday, March 24, 2024 12:00 am

News

Spirit of Rowan: A river runs through us: How the Yadkin Riverkeeper is committed to helping a state benchmark

ROWAN COUNTY — It’s almost too easy to take water for granted. Even though water covers over 70 percent of Earth’s surface, only 1 percent ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Sunday, March 24, 2024 12:00 am

News

Spirit of Rowan: Staying connected: Spencer has a plan to realize a 24-year-old objective

SPENCER — For many small towns across the country, getting the right amount of money to match their ambitions is often the most difficult aspect ... Read more

by Brad Dountz, Sunday, March 24, 2024 12:00 am

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