Carl Blankenship, Author at Salisbury Post

Carl Blankenship has covered education for the Post since December 2019. Before coming to Salisbury he was a staff writer for The Avery Journal-Times in Newland and graduated from Appalachian State University in 2017, where he was editor of The Appalachian.

Education

School board to consider $1.8 million window replacement at Salisbury High

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education will consider a project to replace all the exterior windows on Salisbury High School’s main building. The ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 22, 2022 12:03 am

Education

Henderson student programs raise $1,000 during Earth Day Jam

SALISBURY — Henderson Independent School students were spreading the green and collecting some green for a good cause over the weekend. The school had its ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, May 20, 2022 12:01 am

Local

Money was not the deciding factor in the sheriff race

SALISBURY — The biggest spender did not win Tuesday’s Republican sheriff primary and one of the lowest spenders came in second. The election that determined ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:09 am

Education

RSS students clean up at state CTE competition

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County students took home a long list of prizes at the state’s latest SkillsUSA competition. Rowan-Salisbury Schools sent ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:00 am

Elections

Wyrick wins clerk of Superior Court primary, unchallenged in general election

SALISBURY — Todd Wyrick, a Rowan County magistrate, is the presumptive next clerk of Superior Court for the county after finishing with a definitive lead ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, May 17, 2022 11:07 pm

Elections

Allen claims Republican sheriff primary

SALISBURY — Travis Allen claimed victory in the Rowan County sheriff Republican primary after taking a commanding early lead Tuesday night. The Rowan County Sheriff’s ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, May 17, 2022 10:52 pm

Education

Six apply for superintendent job

SALISBURY — As of Monday morning, six people have applied to be the next superintendent of Rowan-Salisbury Schools. The application closed on Monday as well. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, May 17, 2022 12:10 am

Crime

Blotter: Man charged with possession of stolen gun

SAL.ISBURY — A Salisbury man was arrested on several felony firearm charges on Sunday. James Jerico Horton, 30, was charged with felony possession of a ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, May 16, 2022 5:02 pm

Education

Livingstone celebrates 140th convocation

SALISBURY — Livingstone College graduated its latest class from the longstanding institution on Saturday morning with a ceremony filled with music, applause and some powerful ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 15, 2022 12:10 am

Local

Earth Day Jam brings artists, vendors to Bell Tower Green

SALISBURY — Bell Tower Green was taken over by crowds on Saturday to benefit a local nonprofit with green goals of its own. Happy Roots’ ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 15, 2022 12:09 am

Local

Protesters rally for abortion rights in front of county building

SALISBURY — Demonstrators gathered at the steps of the Rowan County Administration Building on Saturday afternoon to show support for abortion rights. Many of those ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 15, 2022 12:01 am

Local

Spencer extends audit contract again

SPENCER — Spencer has extended its audit contract again after the auditing firm said it would have the report ready two months ago. The town ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:10 am

Education

North Hills sixth graders explore Grandfather Mountain

SALISBURY  — A group of North Hills Christian School students made the trip to see one of the state’s natural treasures last week. On May ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:02 am

Education

RSS to extend exceptional children curriculum contract

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education is expected to approve the extension of curriculum materials for its exceptional children programs. The three-year extension ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, May 11, 2022 12:10 am

Local

Spencer awarded $100,000 from state for trailhead

SPENCER — Spencer has received another injection of funding for its Yadkin River trailhead project and is hoping to break ground later this year. Town ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, May 11, 2022 12:02 am

Local

RSS will deduct overpayment from employees’ June checks

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools overpaid its 10-month staff and is going to recoup the difference as required by the state. The issue was traced ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, May 10, 2022 12:10 am

Education

RSS passed over on spring capital grants, next round slated for the fall

SALISBURY — When the state released a list of schools awarded capital grants last week, Rowan-Salisbury Schools was not on the list, but unusual circumstances ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 8, 2022 12:06 am

Education

RSS celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

SALISBURY — Teacher appreciation week was last week, conveniently timed close to the end of the school year, and Rowan-Salisbury Schools did something a bit ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 8, 2022 12:05 am

Education

RSS to consider renewing exceptional children program’s curriculum contract

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education will consider renewing a contract for special education curriculum materials on Monday. The district first contracted to ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 8, 2022 12:02 am

Local

Annual fundraiser draws Barbie collectors to Doll and Toy Museum

SPENCER — Bradley Justice has been a doll collector since he was a kid and he sees the value in a local museum’s effort to ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Saturday, May 7, 2022 12:03 am

Education

Faith Academy K-8 facility plans get additional classrooms, library space

FAITH — Faith Academy Charter School is forging ahead with plans for a new school building that includes more space than originally planned. The school ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, May 6, 2022 12:01 am

Education

Shive students collect 1,500 boxes of cereal for school drive

SALISBURY — A residential home is not meant to house 1,500 boxes of cereal. “We cannot park in the garage and the dining room is ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:10 am

Education

What is the community looking for in a superintendent?

SALISBURY — The Post surveyed locals about what they are looking for in a superintendent and received a mix of responses from parents, current and ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:06 am

Education

Shout outs

Shive Elementary May Good Citizens Shive Elementary has recognized the following students for demonstrating the character value respect. Pre-Kindergarten: Noah Jones, Matias Chanello and Amiyah ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:00 am

News

Summer fun: Demand comes with return to regular summer camps

SALISBURY — Local summer camps are already open for registration and filling quickly. Horizons Unlimited is hosting a week of activities for “Camp EcosySTEM,” with ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 6:18 pm

Education

Students from St. John’s Lutheran Church plant kindness stones in Bell Tower Green

SALISBURY — Bell Tower Green gained 34 stones from some kids with some kind words Monday morning. Students in St. John’s Lutheran Church’s pre-kindergarten and ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 12:10 am

Education

RCCC announces $375,000 in endowment gifts, 13 new scholarships

SALISBURY — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College announced a slew of new scholarships funded through endowment contributions on Monday. The Rowan-Cabarrus Foundation has added 13 new scholarships ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, May 3, 2022 12:10 am

Education

Community leaders talk superintendent priorities, local hire

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools is looking for a new superintendent and the Post spoke to community leaders about what they are looking for in the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 1, 2022 12:10 am

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