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Local

BlockWork returns for 10th year of beautification

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Dirt, paint, lumber and ice cream were being doled out in equal measure Saturday on the 200 block of ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:10 am

Local

Big Chili Cook Off changes format, sells 250 tickets

SALISBURY — Waterworks Visual Arts Center had to make some changes to its annual chili festival this year, but it made sure to hit the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:05 am

Education

School board set to vote on Faith, Enochville closures Monday

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools administration on Monday will recommend the Board of Education move to close Faith and Enochville Elementary schools, ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Ordinance change needed to address night train noise in Salisbury

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Chris Borre says he’s a sound sleeper, but these days he shocked awake by banging noises he can hear ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Science, religion collide for annual Hood Theological Seminary fall conference

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Returning for a second year with some pandemic-induced changes, Hood Theological Seminary on Friday took on the intersection of ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Rowan County Early College enrollment opens for 2021-2022 school year

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-County Early College is an opportunity for a handful of Rowan County students to accelerate their studies and get ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:00 am

Education

One speaks, two write to oppose Enochville Elementary closure

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — There were two written comments and one person who spoke directly to the Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education during ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:10 am

Education

None speak against closure during hearing to shutter Faith Elementary

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — No one from the public spoke during a public hearing on the closure of Faith Elementary School on Monday ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, October 19, 2020 7:43 pm

Crime

Blotter: Police find car windows shot out, bullet holes in home on West Horah Street

SALISBURY – Shots fired were reported on the 1400 block of West Horah Street just after midnight on Saturday. Lt. Lee Walker, of the Salisbury ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, October 19, 2020 1:22 pm

Crime

Five held at gunpoint in East Lafayette Street robbery

SALISBURY – Two unnamed men are wanted for committing a robbery after entering an East Lafayette Street home and holding five victims at gunpoint. Salisbury ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, October 19, 2020 11:41 am

Local

Town of Spencer forging ahead five years after drafting plans for Park Plaza

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SPENCER — Park Plaza’s future has been been an open question for decades, but town leaders are beginning to turn penciled-in ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Faith, Enochville closure hearings to be held Monday, Tuesday

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Locals will have another turn to make their thoughts known on the potential closure of Faith and Enochville elementary ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Saturday, October 17, 2020 3:55 pm

Business

In 2020, local farmers faced wet weather, other challenges

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Getting washed out is not the only problem too much rain can pose for growers. This has been a ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:10 am

Education

RSS students will eat free for the rest of the school year

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — An extension has been granted through June on a federal waiver that allows Rowan-Salisbury Schools to feed all students for ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, October 16, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Woodson Planetarium director named to Space Grant, NASA cohort

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Neil Pifer was born in 1974, shortly after the last crew landed on the moon in 1972. “At the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools turns off still-uncollected devices

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Anyone with an old iPad or MacBook air issued by Rowan-Salisbury Schools may have noticed they stopped working on ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Two injured, one flown out after car crashes into telephone pole

WOODLEAF — A vehicle occupied by two people crashed into a telephone pole on Potneck Road at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, resulting in minor injuries ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:10 pm

Education

$26 million grant will reward teachers, pay for renewal development

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools will receive $26.3 million over the next three years as part of what Superintendent Lynn Moody describes ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:00 am

Education

One more approval left after Faith Academy clears charter advisory board

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com FAITH — Faith Academy, a would-be charter school, received approval from the N.C. Charter School Advisory Board on Tuesday. Academy officials ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 7:30 pm

Education

RSS athletic programs face financial shortfalls due to canceled, delayed seasons

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Athletic programs at local middle and high schools are looking at expenses that far outstrip balances and typical fundraising abilities ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 7:00 pm

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools to stick with plan B until January

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education voted Monday to stick with its current schedule of operations for elementary students ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:10 am

Education

School board agrees to hold public hearing on Henderson Independent closure

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Henderson Independent School is facing possible closure at the beginning of next school year, which would change the location ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:10 am

Education

Election 2020: East area school board candidates talk issues in 2020 race

SALISBURY — Two newcomers are competing for the east area seat on the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education. Former East Rowan High School head baseball coach ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Election 2020: Salisbury area candidates differ on consolidation

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education incumbent Alisha Byrd-Clark and challenger Jonathan Barbee have different opinions on school consolidation. Byrd-Clark, who is running for ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Election 2020: After incumbent concedes, Studer unopposed for the southeast area school board seat

SALISBURY — Jennifer Studer, a local nurse, will be on the ballot along with incumbent Susan Cox for the southeast area seat on the Rowan-Salisbury ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:00 am

Education

School board to receive update on bringing elementary students back full time

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools Superintendent Lynn Moody will speak to the school board Monday on results of a survey about moving ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Rotary Club gives free shoes to every third grader in RSS

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Getting a fresh pair of kicks is a good feeling, but some kids never get to experience the feeling of ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:00 am

Education

State-funded pre-K seats still open in Rowan County

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — There are about 50 seats still open for county kids whose families want to enroll them in the state-funded ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:00 am

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