Carl Blankenship, Author at Salisbury Post

Education

Photo Gallery: Livingstone College gets started on football stadium renovations

Livingstone College welcomed Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Lanier for a ground breaking ceremony for the college’s new stadium on Tuesday. The upgrades to ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, November 30, 2021 5:44 pm

Crime

Blotter: Nov. 30

In Salisbury Police and Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports: • Vandalism was reported in the 1600 block of South Main Street in Salisbury on Monday. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, November 30, 2021 2:46 pm

Education

RSS school board approves base pay increase, new scale for nutrition staff

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved a minimum pay increase and new pay scale for nutrition staff. The changes ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, November 29, 2021 8:00 pm

Crime

Blotter: Granite Quarry man charged with felony break-in

SALISBURY — A Granite Quarry man faces felony charges for a break-in on Oct. 11. Brandon Keith Moody, 39, of Granite Quarry, was charged with ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, November 29, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Local man, East Rowan grad who suffered multiple concussions was outlier for brain researchers

SALISBURY — Something was happening in the background at Mike Ploplis’ first solo exhibition. The Nov. 6 show at Rail Walk Studios and Gallery coated ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, November 28, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Polar Express back at NC Transportation Museum, selling through tickets fast

SPENCER — Now in its third weekend this season, the N.C. Transportation Museum’s Polar Express Train Ride is back and already sold most available tickets. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, November 28, 2021 12:08 am

Education

Here’s how Rowan-Salisbury Schools is spending $26.3 million in federal grant funding

SALISBURY — In late 2020, Rowan-Salisbury Schools received a $26.3 million federal grant that enabled the district to forge ahead on projects it could not ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, November 26, 2021 12:01 am

Education

Winterfest to transform Spencer into German Christmas marketplace

SPENCER — A winter-themed, German marketplace is coming to downtown Spencer next week after the idea was planted earlier this year. In May, Spencer Board ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, November 25, 2021 12:09 am

Local

Spencer newcomer Andrew Howe wants Spencer to continue upward trajectory

SPENCER — Andrew Howe is a complete newcomer to the town’s political scene. He ran and was elected to a seat on the Spencer Board ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, November 25, 2021 12:07 am

Education

Futuristic Fridays let Corriher-Lipe students explore every week

LANDIS – Every Friday is futuristic for Corriher-Lipe Middle School students, but this is no sci-fi extravaganza. The futuristic piece of Futuristic Fridays is about ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, November 25, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Catawba College lights Christmas tree to celebrate the season

SALISBURY — People huddled by fires in front of Catawba College’s chapel on Monday night to start a season of holiday cheer before the institution ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 7:00 pm

Education

With COVID-19 steady in NC, rising elsewhere, school mask policies vary

SALISBURY — Most students in Rowan County were wearing masks in schools until recently, but the policies are in flux headed into colder months. Cases ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:10 am

Education

Catawba task force tapped as 2021 international equity and sustainability finalist

SALISBURY — Catawba College is in a group of finalists for an international award for the work of a task force on campus. The college’s ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:09 am

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools expecting raises, back pay following governor’s signature on state budget

SALISBURY — The more than $1.5 billion state budget signed by Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday will mean new money in the pockets of Rowan-Salisbury ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, November 21, 2021 12:09 am

Local

Spencer town hall project in final days of construction

SPENCER — The finishing touches are going on Spencer’s new town hall as it heads toward a grand opening in early December. The new facilities ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Saturday, November 20, 2021 12:02 am

Education

RSS employees strategize next steps in fight for better pay

CHINA GROVE –More than 30 Rowan-Salisbury Schools employees gathered in the fellowship hall of Grace City Church on Thursday to talk about what’s next in ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, November 19, 2021 12:17 am

Education

China Grove kindergartners are learning with high schoolers in book buddies program

CHINA GROVE – For about 40 minutes on Thursday, kindergartners and high school juniors shared the library at China Grove Elementary School. The group is ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, November 19, 2021 12:05 am

Education

Knox teacher named to state’s new Teacher Leadership Council

SALISBURY — Knox Middle School teacher Sally Schultz has been named to a new statewide council that will guide to the N.C. Department of Public ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:09 am

Education

Salisbury Academy celebrates Veterans Day, return to in-person chapel programs

SALISBURY – Salisbury Academy holds its weekly chapel programs every Thursday, but last week was special: it was Veterans Day. The school has held Veterans ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools names three principals, new administrator

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Monday appointed new administrators, including three new school principals. Davian Ellison was named principal at Southeast ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Spencer police chief to retire from town, continue bid for Davidson County sheriff

SPENCER — Police Chief Mike James is leaving the town at the end of the month and will continue his pursuit of the Davidson County ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, November 16, 2021 6:00 pm

Education

RSS approves bonuses for all employees, pay increases for bus drivers

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Monday allocated millions of dollars in federal funding toward bonuses and pay increases for employees. The ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, November 15, 2021 9:50 pm

Coronavirus

Ask Us: Will Biden’s vaccine mandate apply to police, firefighters, local government?

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, Monday, November 15, 2021 2:27 pm

Education

Koontz debuts lab school showing students the ropes for a full year

SALISBURY — In one class at Koontz Elementary on Tuesday, there were three teachers making their way through the class, working with kids on assignments, ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:10 am

Education

RSS board will consider major pay boost for bus drivers

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Monday will receive a recommendation to implement a major pay increase for district bus drivers. The ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:01 am

Lifestyle

‘Freeze Your Buns’ 5K added to Spencer’s Winterfest in honor of David Freeze

SPENCER – David Freeze says people have joked about his last name before, but no one has turned it into a name for a run. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Partners in Learning gets head start on new therapy program

SALISBURY – Partners in Learning has hired a board certified behavior analyst to provide a service that currently does not exist in Rowan County. The ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, November 12, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Spencer picks design firm for Yadkin trail project

SPENCER — The Board of Aldermen on Tuesday picked a familiar designer for its upcoming Yadkin River trailhead project. The firm is Alfred Benesch, which ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, November 11, 2021 12:00 am

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