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Education

None speak against closure during hearing to shutter Faith Elementary

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — No one from the public spoke during a public hearing on the closure of Faith Elementary School on Monday ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, October 19, 2020 7:43 pm

Crime

Blotter: Police find car windows shot out, bullet holes in home on West Horah Street

SALISBURY – Shots fired were reported on the 1400 block of West Horah Street just after midnight on Saturday. Lt. Lee Walker, of the Salisbury ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, October 19, 2020 1:22 pm

Crime

Five held at gunpoint in East Lafayette Street robbery

SALISBURY – Two unnamed men are wanted for committing a robbery after entering an East Lafayette Street home and holding five victims at gunpoint. Salisbury ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, October 19, 2020 11:41 am

Local

Town of Spencer forging ahead five years after drafting plans for Park Plaza

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SPENCER — Park Plaza’s future has been been an open question for decades, but town leaders are beginning to turn penciled-in ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Faith, Enochville closure hearings to be held Monday, Tuesday

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Locals will have another turn to make their thoughts known on the potential closure of Faith and Enochville elementary ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Saturday, October 17, 2020 3:55 pm

Business

In 2020, local farmers faced wet weather, other challenges

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Getting washed out is not the only problem too much rain can pose for growers. This has been a ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:10 am

Education

RSS students will eat free for the rest of the school year

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — An extension has been granted through June on a federal waiver that allows Rowan-Salisbury Schools to feed all students for ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, October 16, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Woodson Planetarium director named to Space Grant, NASA cohort

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Neil Pifer was born in 1974, shortly after the last crew landed on the moon in 1972. “At the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools turns off still-uncollected devices

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Anyone with an old iPad or MacBook air issued by Rowan-Salisbury Schools may have noticed they stopped working on ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Two injured, one flown out after car crashes into telephone pole

WOODLEAF — A vehicle occupied by two people crashed into a telephone pole on Potneck Road at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, resulting in minor injuries ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:10 pm

Education

$26 million grant will reward teachers, pay for renewal development

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools will receive $26.3 million over the next three years as part of what Superintendent Lynn Moody describes ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:00 am

Education

One more approval left after Faith Academy clears charter advisory board

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com FAITH — Faith Academy, a would-be charter school, received approval from the N.C. Charter School Advisory Board on Tuesday. Academy officials ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 7:30 pm

Education

RSS athletic programs face financial shortfalls due to canceled, delayed seasons

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Athletic programs at local middle and high schools are looking at expenses that far outstrip balances and typical fundraising abilities ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 7:00 pm

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools to stick with plan B until January

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education voted Monday to stick with its current schedule of operations for elementary students ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:10 am

Education

School board agrees to hold public hearing on Henderson Independent closure

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Henderson Independent School is facing possible closure at the beginning of next school year, which would change the location ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:10 am

Education

Election 2020: East area school board candidates talk issues in 2020 race

SALISBURY — Two newcomers are competing for the east area seat on the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education. Former East Rowan High School head baseball coach ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Election 2020: Salisbury area candidates differ on consolidation

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education incumbent Alisha Byrd-Clark and challenger Jonathan Barbee have different opinions on school consolidation. Byrd-Clark, who is running for ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Election 2020: After incumbent concedes, Studer unopposed for the southeast area school board seat

SALISBURY — Jennifer Studer, a local nurse, will be on the ballot along with incumbent Susan Cox for the southeast area seat on the Rowan-Salisbury ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:00 am

Education

School board to receive update on bringing elementary students back full time

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools Superintendent Lynn Moody will speak to the school board Monday on results of a survey about moving ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Rotary Club gives free shoes to every third grader in RSS

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Getting a fresh pair of kicks is a good feeling, but some kids never get to experience the feeling of ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:00 am

Education

State-funded pre-K seats still open in Rowan County

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — There are about 50 seats still open for county kids whose families want to enroll them in the state-funded ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Will Gibson named Kannapolis Principal of the Year

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS — When Will Gibson was awarded Kannapolis City Schools’ top honor for principals on Thursday, he said he thought it ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, October 9, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Livingstone maintains low COVID-19 numbers; Catawba not under threat

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Just two people have tested positive for COVID-19 at Livingstone College since faculty and students came back to campus in ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:00 am

Education

China Grove Middle teacher, Shive Elementary principal named best in class

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools on Wednesday named China Grove Middle School teacher Makenna Pate its beginning teacher of the year and ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:00 pm

Education

‘Snow fairy’ Rita Foil retiring after 15 years with school system

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Being the voice that tells kids there is no school because of snow is just one part of Rita ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 7:58 pm

Granite Quarry

Granite Lake Park improvements moving ahead

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY — Planned repairs and improvements at Granite Lake Park aim to solve the erosion issues. Engineer Wes Webb during ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Hood Seminary awarded second $1 million grant

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A new grant will allow Hood Theological Seminary to create two positions and a new center on its campus. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Schools could lose free meals at the end of the year with no federal action

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A federal waiver that allows school districts across the country to provide free meals for all students will expire ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, October 4, 2020 12:00 am

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