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Education

Catawba College names four new deans

SALISBURY – Catawba College has named four people to dean positions starting in the upcoming semester. The positions are intended to round out the college’s ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, January 6, 2022 7:37 pm

Coronavirus

Salisbury Post names top 10 stories of 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations became widely available last year, with health workers as some of the first local recipients. The first large-scale clinics started off slow. Access ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, January 6, 2022 12:06 am

Education

Knox teacher visits Ghana during winter break

SALISBURY – Anita Curry first visited Ghana in 2019, and was not expecting to go alone. By mid-November in 2019, everyone the Knox Middle School ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, January 6, 2022 12:00 am

Education

Internet restored after cyber attack against Rowan-Salisbury Schools

SALISBURY – Rowan-Salisbury Schools has restored internet services, but it’s still rebuilding internal systems after a cyber attack last week. The district initially referenced the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, January 5, 2022 8:26 am

Education

RSS board approves metal detector wands, bag restrictions at future athletic events

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools will add security screening measures to athletic events in response to a shooting last week. All of the district’s athletic events ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, January 4, 2022 8:08 pm

Education

RCCC moves classes online through Jan. 24

SALISBURY – Rowan-Cabarrus Community College announced it will begin this semester online. Classes at the college resume on Friday, but they will remain online through ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, January 4, 2022 5:04 pm

10 to Watch

10 to Watch in 2022: Jordi Roman

Jordi Roman took an unusual path to Rowan-Salisbury Schools that spanned continents. One of the Post’s 10 to Watch in 2022, Roman started leading the district’s ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, January 2, 2022 12:00 am

Education

10 to Watch in 2022: Brittany Barnhardt

Brittany Barnhardt is a lifelong resident of Rowan County who was recently elected mayor of Granite Quarry by a wide margin. Barnhardt is one of ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, January 2, 2022 12:00 am

News

10 to Watch in 2022: Norma Honeycutt

Partners in Learning Executive Director Norma Honeycutt is trying to take the local nonprofit to the next level and provide a service missing in Rowan ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, January 2, 2022 12:00 am

Local

Salisbury rings in 2022 with an old tradition at its newest park

SALISBURY — The city rang in a new year at Bell Tower Green Park on Friday, bringing back a tradition put on hold for construction ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Saturday, January 1, 2022 10:31 am

Local

Photo gallery: Salisbury rings in 2022 at Bell Tower Green Park

SALISBURY – Salisbury rang in the new year with a show at Bell Tower Green by local band Divided by Four and brought back the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Saturday, January 1, 2022 1:09 am

Granite Quarry

Granite Quarry working on ordinance change to regulate driveways

GRANITE QUARRY — Granite Quarry is still working through updates that would modernize how it allows driveways to be built, and those changes have been ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, December 31, 2021 12:05 am

BREAKING NEWS

RSS reports ‘cyber incident,’ says systems may be down when classes begin

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools says it was the victim of a “cyber incident” on Wednesday that could affect internet availability when students return to class. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:13 pm

BREAKING NEWS

One victim released, other in stable condition after basketball tournament shooting

SALISBURY — Two victims of a shooting during the Sam Moir Christmas Classic basketball tournament suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, Police Chief Jerry Stokes ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, December 30, 2021 5:43 pm

Education

Principal of the Year Derek DiStefano crusades for competency-based education

GOLD HILL – Derek DiStefano has never doubted he is in the right profession. He says the hardest thing for him was surviving financially as ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, December 30, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Spencer museum’s new American Girl exhibit made possible through woman’s generous donation

SPENCER — Kaya is a unique character for the American Girl collection. The doll is a historical composite of a society in a period before ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, December 29, 2021 11:00 pm

Local

Pickleball expansion at Hurley YMCA will nearly double number of courts

SALISBURY — The J.F. Hurley Family YMCA plans to expand its pickleball offerings with courts that will let people enjoy the great outdoors and expand ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Saturday, December 25, 2021 10:01 am

Education

Shoutouts

Collegiate honors Mary Frances McCullough, of Salisbury, was named to the Dean’s List at Appalachian State University. McCullough is a senior criminal justice major. Corbin ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, December 23, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Morgan’s culture day shows students things bigger than their worlds

GOLD HILL – Third graders at Morgan Elementary recently explored some of the cultures that can be found around the world as well as here ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, December 23, 2021 12:00 am

Education

After winning Beginning Teacher of the Year, Lowensten looking for next mountain to climb

LANDIS – Zachary Lowensten went to a low-income school in a low-income area in New York. He grew up in the town of Monroe, New ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, December 22, 2021 7:40 pm

Local

At Spencer Post Office, one woman is the town’s own Santa

SPENCER — There were two Santas at the town’s Winterfest this month. One of the Santas was a jolly man in a red suit posing ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, December 20, 2021 10:00 am

Local

Organizers judge first Winterfest a success, start planning for next year

SPENCER — Spencer’s inaugural Winterfest went off almost without a hitch this year. Sherry Mason Brown, one of the organizers, was expecting some issues with ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, December 20, 2021 9:21 am

Crime

Blotter: Man charged with trying to fraudulently return four bags of dog food

• Jerry Wayne Whisonant, 45, of Salisbury was charged Friday with felony obtaining property under false pretenses and misdemeanor second degree trespass. Whisonant is accused ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, December 20, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Fire kills dog, damages two Salisbury apartments

SALISBURY — A Sunday fire at Lakewood Apartments off of Statesville Boulevard damaged two units damaged and killed a family pet. The fire started in ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, December 19, 2021 9:18 pm

Local

With help from nonprofit, wreaths completely cover Salisbury National Cemetery, annex

SALISBURY — The nationwide laying of wreathes on the headstones of veterans’ graves returned on Saturday after a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19. Locally, ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, December 19, 2021 12:10 am

Education

Local home school pioneer Charles Nettles remembered for his love of people

WOODLEAF — Thanksgiving was always a big production for the Nettles household. Charles Nettles loved feeding people and for every Thanksgiving meal he cooked two ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, December 19, 2021 12:05 am

Local

Spencer has police applications to review, new short-term woes

SPENCER – While the town now has applications to review for some of its police vacancies, Spencer’s police department was hit with new short-term staffing ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, December 17, 2021 12:01 am

Education

Learning It From Experts conference meant to show South Rowan students details of adult life

CHINA GROVE – Paying taxes, taking advantage of home equity and what to bring when you move out of your parents’ house are a mystery ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, December 16, 2021 12:01 am

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