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Local

Spencer is latest town updating its development ordinance

SPENCER – Towns across the state are overhauling development ordinances to comply with new legislation, and Spencer is the latest in Rowan County to put ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Salisbury High to celebrate football, swimming champions with parade

SALISBURY — Salisbury High School is going to celebrate some exceptional wins in an exceptional year with a parade for its state champions on Saturday. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Spencer awarded $10,000 to develop trails at Stanback Forest

SPENCER – The town is preparing to expand the Stanback Educational Forest and was recently awarded a grant to help develop future trails at the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Kannapolis seniors walk elementary schools

KANNAPOLIS – Excited elementary school students lined the hallways at G.W. Carver Elementary on Thursday to cheer on A.L. Brown High School seniors as they ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, May 14, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Local real estate company employees come out in force to build Habitat house

SALISBURY — More than 30 Keller Williams employees on Thursday volunteered their time to make someone’s dream come true in the form of a new ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, May 14, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Spencer board gets update on South Iredell rat problem

SPENCER — During its Tuesday meeting, Spencer Mayor Jonathan Williams asked for an update on a reported rat problem on the 400 block of South ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:05 am

Education

West Rowan teacher awarded $15,000 outdoor learning grant

MT. ULLA – Victoria Cardea has been a big grant recipient for her school this year. The West Rowan High School agriculture teacher has raked ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:00 am

Education

A.L. Brown celebrates seniors with signing day

KANNAPOLIS — A.L. Brown High School took a moment to recognize seniors on Tuesday with its annual signing day. The event celebrates seniors’ next steps ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:10 am

Education

East Spencer charter school files petition to contest charter revocation

EAST SPENCER — Essie Mae Kiser Foxx Charter School is fighting the decision by the State Board of Education to revoke its charter. The school ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:00 am

Education

RSS talks first steps for new federal relief totaling $66 million

SALISBURY — Federal relief totaling about half of Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ operations budget is up for grabs to address the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on students. Director ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:10 am

Education

Student COVID-19 numbers show first decline since plan A

SALISBURY — After a streak of climbing student infections and quarantines in Rowan-Salisbury Schools students, the numbers have dipped slightly. The district reported 725 students ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:00 am

Education

RSS budgeting for tens of millions in federal COVID-19 relief funding

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools is budgeting for tens of millions in federal relief dollars allocated by Congress in the previous six months. The RSS Board ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 9, 2021 12:10 am

Education

Profoundly gifted: Salisbury boy finishing high school, associates degree at 12

SALISBURY — When Melissa and Mark Wimmer placed their son, Mike, in junior preschool camp to socialize with other kids, they were not expecting to ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 9, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Service Above Self announces youth challenge winners

SALISBURY — Another year has gone by, and Service Above Self has inspired a litany of student service projects at all levels within local schools. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 9, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools brings Skills Rowan competition back to its roots

CHINA GROVE — Technical students cobbled together small sections of brick and concrete walls at South Rowan High School Friday as part of a competition ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:00 pm

Coronavirus

COVID-19 cluster identified at Granite Quarry Elementary

GRANITE QUARRY – Families have been notified about five linked COVID-19 cases at a local elementary school. On Tuesday, a cluster of COVID-19 infections was ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, May 7, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Fallen tree proves to be a blessing for local nonprofit Happy Roots

SALISBURY — A local gardening nonprofit was only expecting a few garden bed frames when it received a donation this week, but it got a lot ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, May 7, 2021 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Health department drops quarantine time from 14 to 10 days

SALISBURY — People with a COVID-19 exposure are now being advised to quarantine 10 days, down from a full two weeks. On Thursday, the Rowan County ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, May 7, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Educators reflect on Teacher Appreciation Week

SALISBURY – Kelly Hain has seen 32 Teacher Appreciation Weeks come and go in her time in the field, but this one is special. “We’ve ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:00 am

Education

COVID-19 infection, quarantine numbers in Rowan-Salisbury Schools reach new highs

SALISBURY — The number of quarantines and COVID-19 infections in local public school students nearly doubled last week, and both figures reached their highest points ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Summer Fun: In-person camps are back this year

Last year, the pandemic pushed summer camps to the wayside. Child care centers and other programs offering camping experiences heavily modified or canceled their programs, ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Kannapolis man charged with felony possession, concealed gun

SALISBURY — A Kannapolis man on Saturday was charged for felony drug and misdemeanor weapons possession crimes connected to a February incident. A warrant for ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, May 3, 2021 12:42 am

Local

Rowan County Animal Shelter, captive animal facilities coped with pandemic challenges

SALISBURY — COVID-19 is a human disease, but local animals have not been immune to the effects of the pandemic. When the pandemic started, Rowan ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:00 am

Education

End of an era: Enochville Elementary looks back on 85 years of history

ENOCHVILLE — People got the chance to stroll through the halls of Enochville Elementary School on Saturday for some nostalgia before the school closes its ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Town of Spencer brings back spring events

SPENCER — Spencer celebrated spring on Saturday with a pair of events to help residents enjoy some time outside and spruce up their homes. The ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:00 am

Education

More than a year after approval, costs likely rising for potential Knox/Overton K-8 facility

SALISBURY — Demand for materials and supply chain interruptions could pump up the $50 million cost estimate for Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ newest facility. Rowan Salisbury Schools ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, April 30, 2021 12:02 am

Education

Livingstone College will require COVID-19 vaccinations this fall

SALISBURY – Livingstone College will require everyone on campus to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by this fall and is making it part of the enrollment ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, April 29, 2021 3:56 pm

Education

Catawba announces annual award winners

SALISBURY — Catawba College recognized a dozens of students, faculty and staff last week as part of its annual awards. The college announced the recipients ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:00 am

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