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Carl Blankenship, Author at Salisbury Post

Cleveland

Nation’s largest barn quilt mural to be unveiled in Cleveland on Saturday

CLEVELAND — Rowan County is looking to take back the title of being home to the largest barn quilt mural in style. In 2019, West ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, October 22, 2021 12:00 am

College

Catawba College receives record $200 million contribution to endowment

SALISBURY – Catawba College on Thursday announced the receipt of a $200 million gift to its endowment, far surpassing any previous donation. The anonymous gift ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, October 21, 2021 1:07 pm

Crime

Blotter: Bullet holes found at Salisbury home

SALISBURY — A person on Wednesday reported finding bullet holes in their home on New Street. At about 5 p.m. on Wednesday, the person return ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:42 pm

Crime

Rowan Sheriff’s Office releases details of NASCAR driver’s assault at coworker’s home

SALISBURY — Carson Ware, a part-time NASCAR driver, was staying with a coworker and his wife when he was arrested Wednesday on assault and injury ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:40 am

Christmas Happiness

Christmas Bureau opens applications for families to get holiday assistance

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Christmas Bureau is now accepting applications for local assistance programs. The program is coordinated by Rowan County United Way. Families ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:00 am

Education

A fall theme on learning math at Mt. Ulla Elementary

MT. ULLA — More than 125 students poured into Mt. Ulla Elementary on Oct. 12 excited for something unexpected: math. There was fun and candy ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Knox assistant principal resigns after video showing student confrontation

SALISBURY – A Knox Middle School administrator resigned last week after Rowan-Salisbury Schools was made aware of a video showing a confrontation with a student, ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:00 pm

Local

Spencer aldermen, mayor candidates talk town’s future

SPENCER — The town’s aldermen and mayor for the next two years shared some of their thoughts on the town and their priorities during virtual ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Salisbury man arrested for running from deputies in smoke shop, tossing gun under table

SALISBURY — Rowan County Sheriff deputies on Monday charged a Salisbury man with a felony gun crime after attempting to serve a warrant connected to ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:24 pm

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man charged with indecent liberties, first degree sex offense

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday charged a Salisbury man with felony sex offenses in connection to a July incident. Jonathan Ray ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:29 pm

Local

Spencer looking for big impact from new storefront grants

SPENCER — Spencer has $35,000 on hand to help local businesses take their store fronts to the next level, and it is looking for good ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:00 am

Granite Quarry

Election 2021: Granite Quarry’s new mayor will be a veteran or a newcomer

GRANITE QUARRY — A fresh face and an old standby are on the ballot for Granite Quarry’s mayor job this year. Incumbent Mayor Bill Feather ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:00 am

Ask Us

Ask Us: If I received my vaccine in another county, is it recorded in Rowan?

Editor’s note: Ask Us is a weekly feature published online Mondays and in print on Tuesdays. We’ll seek to answer your questions about items or trends ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Election 2021:Four vie for pair of seats on Granite Quarry board

GRANITE QUARRY – Four people are on the ballot for two seats on the Granite Quarry Board of Aldermen this year, including two incumbents and ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Oct. 17

In weekend crime reports: • Donny Ray Martin, 44, of Kannapolis, was charged with felony possession of a schedule two controlled substance and misdemeanor possession ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, October 18, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Early voting creeps along as county holds first municipal voting on Sunday

SALISBURY — Votes continued to slowly roll in this weekend at the Rowan County Board of Elections. The site is the only place to vote ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, October 18, 2021 12:00 am

Granite Quarry

Granite Fest makes a comeback with music, vendors and fun for kids

GRANITE QUARRY — Granite Fest took over Civic Park on Saturday afternoon. The reinvigorated event turned the tennis courts into a vendor haven. Food trucks ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:10 am

Education

State budget process could mean big gains or loss of funding for schools

SALISBURY — Uncertainty looms over every school district in North Carolina as state budget negotiations drag on, and the outcome could slow down a major ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:10 am

Education

Isenberg celebrates longtime teaching assistant ‘Mrs. Zinka’

SALISBURY — Zinka Sukurica teared up as she walked into the Isenberg Elementary media center on Wednesday. Sukurica was surprised to find faculty gathered there ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Livingstone College reports only two student cases of COVID-19 this semester

SALISBURY — Livingstone College has reported only two positive cases of COVID-19 among its completely vaccinated student population. The college is one of a handful ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:02 am

Granite Quarry

Granite Quarry rescinds bike trail property lease, will post no trespassing signs

SALISBURY — In a pair of unanimous decisions this week, the Granite Quarry Board of Aldermen agreed to end its lease with the Granite Quarry ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:00 am

Education

RSS gets back to work on partnership to reduce students in court for minor infractions

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools is resuming work on a partnership that aims to reduce instances of students ending up in courts for minor infractions. The ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:10 am

Education

Literacy Council expects heightened demand for services in schools, recruiting volunteers

SALISBURY — Rowan County Literacy Council is preparing to restart its regular in-school programs after a year hiatus and expects demand to increase significantly. In ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Supply chain woes haven’t halted rise in local liquor sales

SALISBURY — Rowan-Kannapolis Alcoholic Beverage Control staff arrived for work around 6 a.m. Monday expecting a shipment of bottles from the state warehouse, but the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, October 10, 2021 12:05 am

Education

RSS will revisit School Justice Partnership agreement

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education is revisiting a partnership intended to keep students out of courts and in school that was minted ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, October 10, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Monthlong celebration takes RSS students through manufacturing plants

SALISBURY — High school students this week are getting a first-hand look at modern manufacturing happening in their backyards. Rowan-Salisbury Schools celebrated Manufacturing Day for ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:10 am

Education

Knollwood celebrates student courage with International Dot Day

SALISBURY – Knollwood Elementary had a unique look on Sept. 22: Everyone was covered in dots. The school celebrated its first International Dot Day with ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 am

College

Livingstone College preparing to start on $2.8 million stadium renovation

SALISBURY — Livingstone College is expecting to break ground on its major football stadium renovations this month. Livingstone Athletic Director Lamonte Massie-Sampson said the college ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:00 am

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