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Education

Gemstones and COMPASS Leadership Academy opens internet cafe for local students

SALISBURY – Nonprofit Gemstones and COMPASS Leadership Academy has added a free internet cafe for students to its West Corriher Avenue location. The nonprofit secured ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Extent of COVID-19 learning loss remains open question for educators

SALISBURY — Students have lost some progress in the past year, but who was most affected and to what extent will become clearer in the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 30, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Spencer administration presents $3.8 million budget

SPENCER — Town Manager Peter Franzese on Thursday presented a recommended $3.8 million budget to board of aldermen with no tax changes. Franzese presented the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 30, 2021 12:05 am

Education

Federal funding could help install fresh air units in local schools

SALISBURY – An unprecedented injection of federal funding into local schools could be used to overhaul air systems across Rowan-Salisbury Schools. The $66 million in ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, May 28, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Two arrested on felony drug charges

SALISBURY – A man and a woman with addresses outside of Rowan County were charged with felony drug offenses after a traffic stop on Tuesday. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, May 28, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

One injured during three shooting incidents Wednesday

SALISBURY – Police responded to three shooting incidents in the city limits on Wednesday, including one where a man was shot. The first incident occurred ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:24 am

Education

Graduation column: Remember this year’s lessons

Last year, I wrote this column about bravely entering an uncertain world. This time around, all the graduates are setting out into a country trying ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:00 am

Education

North Hills Christian School All-County Scholar

Caroline Elizabeth Nance Parents: Robert and Beth Nance Elementary and middle schools: North Hills Christian School College and expected major: N.C. State University to major ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:00 am

Education

District hiring four times more teachers for expanded summer school

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools is offering expanded summer school mostly because of state mandates, and will hire hundreds more summer faculty for the programs. Assistant ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:00 am

Education

East Rowan High School All-County Scholars

Mattox Hoke Henderson Parents: Sean Henderson and Kim Henderson Elementary and middle achools: Morgan Elementary School and Erwin Middle School College and expected major: North ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Shoutouts: East’s Landon Mayhew named Goodnight Scholar

Landon Jeffrey Mayhew, son of Jeff and Karen Mayhew of Gold Hill, has been selected as a Goodnight Scholar at North Carolina State University. The ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Carson High School All-County Scholars

Alexander Charles Blumenthal Parents: Jessie Blumenthal, Chris Blumenthal, stepfather Rob Brunory. Elementary and middle schools: Overton Elementary School and Knox Middle School. College and expected ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Rowan County Early College All-County Scholar

MacKenzie Rippey Parents: Joyce and Darrin Darling. Elementary and middle schools: Landis Elementary and Corriher-Lipe Middle School College and expected major: University of North Carolina ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:00 am

Education

South Rowan All-County Scholars

Raychel Harrity  Parents: Christina and Deo Harrity Elementary and middle schools: Enochville Elementary School and Corriher Lipe Middle School College and intended major: N.C. State, ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:00 am

Education

West Rowan All-County Scholars

Erica Conjelko Elementary and middle schools: Mt. Ulla Elementary School and West Rowan Middle School College and expected major: I plan to go to UNC ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:00 am

Education

North Rowan High School All-County Scholars

Cheyenne Hailey Parents: Lonzy and Karen Hill  Elementary and middle schools: Southwest Elementary School, Erwin and North Middle School College and expected major: I plan ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Salisbury High School All-County Scholars

Clara Brown Parents: Emily Ford and Charlie Brown Elementary and middle schools: Koontz Elementary School and Knox Middle School College and expected major: I plan ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:00 am

Education

No. 1 in her class, Carson’s Young conquers academics, pandemic challenges

CHINA GROVE – Kayla Young took the opposite road to some of her classmates. She began the school year in-person, but moved to all-virtual classes ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Dan Nicholas Park welcomes new red wolf pup

SALISBURY — Dan Nicholas Park has welcomed a new red wolf pup to join its resident family of the endangered canine species. The pup, born ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Spencer’s Park Plaza project on schedule with major roof repair underway

SPENCER — Contractors are installing a new roof on the section of Park Plaza purchased by Spencer to turn into the town’s new administrative facility. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools will offer expanded summer options

SALISBURY — Local students will be able to take advantage of more summer school options in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rowan-Salisbury Schools Assistant ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:05 am

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man charged with weapons, drug possession

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man on Saturday was allegedly found in possession of multiple concealed weapons and drugs. Timothy Adrian Harmon, 25, was charged with ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, May 24, 2021 12:10 am

Education

China Grove, Landis hold parade for graduating seniors

CHINA GROVE — A brief parade of high school seniors passed through Landis and China Grove on Sunday, giving them some recognition as they head ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, May 24, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Salisbury man indicted on heroin trafficking charges

SALISBURY – A man charged with trafficking heroin in January has been indicted on two more charges. Damon Blackwell, 22, of Salisbury was indicted by ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 23, 2021 10:33 pm

Crime

Atlanta woman extradited from Rowan County for armed robbery, kidnapping

SALISBURY – A woman from Atlanta was taken into custody on Friday and placed in Rowan County Detention Center to be extradited on charges of ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 23, 2021 10:22 pm

Education

City celebrates Salisbury football champs with parade

SALISBURY — Fans aren’t usually tuned into high school football on spring Saturday mornings, but the city made an exception for the Salisbury Hornets. Members ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 23, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Protest demands police oversight and transparency in Bottom case

SALISBURY — A crowd of a few dozen demonstrators gathered in front of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office to make their voices heard on Saturday. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 23, 2021 12:05 am

Cleveland

Cleveland hosts daylong celebration, unveils barn quilt logo

CLEVELAND — Shops on the corner of West Main and South Depot streets in Cleveland feature plain bricks no more. On Saturday, the town unveiled ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, May 23, 2021 12:00 am

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