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Carl Blankenship, Author at Salisbury Post

Education

Livingstone College celebrates federal recognition of Juneteenth

SALISBURY – After Juneteenth became the newest federal holiday, Livingstone College pulled together an impromptu celebration for the occasion on Friday. Livingstone President Jimmy Jenkins ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Saturday, June 19, 2021 9:00 am

Local

West Rowan grad wins two national masonry competitions

SALISBURY – Grant Helms loves laying brick and keeps winning while doing it. The 2020 West Rowan High School graduate won a state competition in ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, June 18, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Rowan, Kannapolis students below state average for federal aid applications

SALISBURY – The percentage of students applying for federal money to go to college in Rowan-Salisbury Schools and Kannapolis City Schools falls short of the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, June 18, 2021 12:00 am

Local

YSUP Rowan launches month-long drug use prevention campaign

SALISBURY — Youth Substance Use Prevention of Rowan County has launched a monthlong campaign aimed at curbing youth exposure to drugs. Safe@Home is an engagement ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Shoutouts

Collegiate honors Dylan Connolly, a 2021 graduate of Carson High School, has been awarded the Fisher-Matthews-Misenheimer Foundation’s Spirit to Learn Scholarship for 2021. The scholarship ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:00 am

Education

RSS reports man impersonating summer meals worker

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools sent an alert to families on Tuesday making them aware of a man traveling door-to-door claiming he works for the district’s ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Horizons summer camp takes students on mission to Mars

SALISBURY – Mars is roughly 140 million miles away from Earth, but Woodson Planetarium provides a glimpse of the red planet in Salisbury. A small ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Rowan-Salisbury Schools finalizes normal, five-day schedule for fall

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved returning to a normal, five-day schedule at the beginning of its fall semester ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:10 am

Crime

Blotter: Man faces litany of charges for fleeing sheriff’s deputies

SALISBURY — A Mooresville man was arrested Friday on a litany of charges after allegedly attempting to flee from a Rowan County Sheriff’s deputies while ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, June 14, 2021 12:00 am

Granite Quarry

‘Race to the Dan’ brings Revolutionary War back to Rowan

GRANITE QUARRY — Cannon and musket fire are not normal daytime fare in Rowan County, but Rowan Museum on Saturday and Sunday brought back to ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, June 14, 2021 12:00 am

Local

‘Unity in the Community’ event brings together Salisbury Police, NAACP

SALISBURY — Salisbury Police and the Salisbury-Rowan NAACP were trying to build bridges on Sunday. The agencies worked together to put on a free community ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, June 14, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Cleveland Rodeo packs house for 10th year

CLEVELAND — While other events weren’t so lucky, wet weather held off for a full crowd at the Cleveland Rodeo on Saturday night. The stands ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:10 am

Education

RSS administration to recommend return to five-day school week

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools administration during Monday’s Board of Education meeting will recommend the district return to a five-day schedule this fall. The meeting will ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:00 am

Education

School staff members to receive payments from unprecedented RSS bonus package June 23

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved an unprecedented $3.3 million round of bonuses for district staff. The district will ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, June 11, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Gov. Cooper visits Knox Middle School teacher, gives TikTok a try

SALISBURY – On Thursday, Gov. Roy Cooper went back to class. Cooper traveled to Salisbury’s Knox Middle School Thursday to talk to Felecia Young, a math ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:17 pm

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools approves $3.3 million in bonuses for staff

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved an unprecedented $3.3 million round of bonuses for district staff. The district will ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:02 am

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools welcomes Chewy with art exhibition in Spencer

SPENCER — North Rowan High School turned its design focus into an art project to celebrate Chewy coming to Rowan County. A small crowd gathered ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Spencer Fire Department replacing equipment after lightning strike

SPENCER — The Spencer Fire Department was in for a shock on Thursday when it was struck by lightning. The strike near the department’s flag ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Median income change opens state-funded pre-K to more families

SALISBURY — A recent increase in the state’s median income figure means more local kids are eligible for free pre-K. The key metric for eligibility ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Spencer adopts budget, new development ordinance

SPENCER — Spencer’s Board of Aldermen adopted a $3.8 million budget for the coming fiscal year and a modernized development ordinance in one fell swoop ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:00 am

Local

State audit finds $34 million in accounting errors at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

SALISBURY — A regular state audit of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s finances showed millions of dollars in accounting errors and internal control problems. The audit, published ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:43 pm

Education

Faith academy will refurnish school, has hired most staff

FAITH — Faith Academy expects to spend about $450,000 on furniture to get its facility ready for the coming school year. Academy Board Chair George ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:00 am

Ask Us

Ask Us: Why are Salisbury utility bills sent to Atlanta?

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, June 7, 2021 12:00 am

Faith

Granite Quarry proposes altering joint police agreement with Faith

GRANITE QUARRY – The Granite Quarry Board of Aldermen wants to make a change to its joint police authority agreement with Faith. The clause in ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, June 6, 2021 12:00 am

Education

RSS workers met by inconsistent-sized groups for first round of summer meals

CHINA GROVE – Rowan-Salisbury Schools on Thursday delivered the first summer meals to a somewhat inconsistent crowd. One of the district’s meal trucks making the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, June 4, 2021 12:02 am

Granite Quarry

Granite Quarry board shoots down tax increase

GRANITE QUARRY – The Granite Quarry Board of Aldermen on Thursday directed Manager Larry Smith to make adjustments to the recommended budget to maintain the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, June 4, 2021 12:00 am

Education

RSS apologizes for student video mocking George Floyd’s death

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools officials are apologizing for a reenactment of George Floyd’s murder in a video featuring Erwin Middle School students. The video, which ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:39 am

Education

KCS sends off Buckwell with awards, parade

KANNAPOLIS — Outgoing Superintendent Chip Buckwell received a send-off Wednesday from local leaders and community members. Chip Buckwell will retire from the district at the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:10 am

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