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Carl Blankenship, Author at Salisbury Post

Education

‘Never in my wildest dreams’: Moore ready to take the helm of Salisbury High

SALISBURY — Marvin Moore says he never expected to be a principal until he met a man who would become a mentor. Jerome Heggins, husband ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:05 am

Education

Shoutouts

Zachary Tatarka, of China Grove, was named to the President’s List at Coastal Carolina University. Mary Sobataka, of Salisbury, was named to the Dean’s List ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Faith resident won’t let COVID-19 infect patriotic spirit

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com FAITH — Lisa Phelps hasn’t missed many Faith Fourth of July celebrations, and she isn’t letting the COVID-19 cancellation infect her ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:00 am

Education

School board narrowly approves allowing students in for driver’s ed, other assessments

SALISBURY — Students will be allowed to reenter school facilities under special circumstances. The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education approved a motion on Monday that ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:00 am

Education

New Sarum donates $9,050 to COVID-19 Relief Fund

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — New Sarum Brewing donated $9,050 to Rowan County United Way’s COVID-19 Relief Fund on Tuesday. The brewery raised funds ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Longtime educator, Rowan Democrats vice chair plans school board run

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salosburypost.com SALISBURY — Chariel Dye, a local entrepreneur who spent 20 years working in early childhood education, is planning a campaign for ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Moore named new principal at Salisbury High; three others also named RSS principals

SALISBURY — Isenberg Elementary School Principal Marvin Moore has been named principal at Salisbury High School. The principal at Isenberg since 2012, Moore was among ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Names of those we’ve lost: Family members remember relatives who died from COVID-19

SALISBURY — Melissa Carter described her father as a difficult man. Bill Carter left when she was 3 years old. Decades later, she suddenly found ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:01 am

Education

School board will talk special situations for students entering schools

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education will review a plan Monday for students in some situations to re-enter school ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:01 am

Entertainment

Lee Street theatre to reopen this August with “9 to 5”

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Slated to be one of the first venues in the area to reopen, Lee Street theatre is bringing drama ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:01 am

Education

Many teachers still waiting to get back into classrooms

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The timeline for when and if teachers in the district will be able to return to schools to get ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Former East Rowan Baseball Coach Brian Hightower vying for school board seat

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY – Brian Hightower, a longtime baseball coach, is planning a run for the  East Rowan area seat on the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, June 26, 2020 12:00 am

Education

South Main Book Company is stocking Little Free Libraries with antiracist titles

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Alissa Redmond began stocking the Free Little Libraries at county schools with books in May as a way to ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:10 am

Education

A cabbage for your thoughts: elementary student is tending his own patch

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE – Griffin Bostian does not like cabbage. The soon-to-be China Grove Elementary School fourth grader has an affinity for other ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Gerry, Brenda Wood donate parcel for new Partners in Learning facility

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Gerry and Brenda Wood of Gerry Wood Auto Group have donated an 8-acre piece of land to Partners in ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:10 am

Education

Uncertainty looms over operational costs for schools in coming school year

SALISBURY — Every public school district in the state is preparing and waiting for decisions to be passed down from the state which will inform ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:00 am

Education

RSS moves ahead with plans for virtual K-8 school

SALISBURY — A dedicated virtual school is now in the works for Rowan-Salisbury Schools after a survey given to district families indicated a strong interest ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Local musician Adrian Smith takes the reins of North Rowan bands

SALISBURY – Prolific local musician Adrian Smith has taken over as director of bands at North Rowan High School. Smith has made a major impact ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools to review contingency planning Monday

SALISBURY — On Monday, working groups piecing together Rowan-Salisbury Schools contingency plans will update the Board of Education on the coming school year. The groups ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:00 am

Business

Wink’s Barbecue calls it quits after 47 years under one family, 65 as an institution

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — For personal and health reasons, the Martin family has decided to close the doors of Wink’s Barbecue after nearly ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:00 pm

Business

DSI gives annual awards to standout businesses

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Downtown Salisbury Inc. is Main Street America accredited, and each year the organization nominates people for awards at the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, June 19, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Local student finishes two years early with an associate’s degree

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Jennifer Lohmeyer will be finishing her bachelor’s degree around the same time most people would be starting college. The ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:00 am

News

St. John’s creating an Outdoor Learning Center

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – St. John’s Lutheran Church is replacing its playground with an Outdoor Learning Center for its Child Development Center. The ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Shoutouts

St. John’s Lutheran Church scholarships St. John’s Lutheran Church awarded scholarships to 34 students totaling $26,256. The scholarships are the result of gifts from members ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

COVID-19 recoveries jump by more than 100

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Recoveries from COVID-19 in the county leapt by 119 between Tuesday and Wednesday. The increase is the largest number ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:00 pm

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools moving on to new model of measuring student success

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — It is no secret administrators in Rowan-Salisbury Schools loathe standardized testing. And as standardized testing decreases in importance under ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Middle and high school sports training to restart with restrictions today

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Practices for fall middle and high school sports begins today, with winter and spring sports to follow on July 6. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:00 am

Local

One dead in two-vehicle collision

SALISBURY — A wreck in front of Liberty Towing on Tuesday afternoon left one dead. The South Main Street crash killed the sole occupant of ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 7:03 pm

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