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Education

Nonprofit Happy Roots is back in RSS schools, growing to 20 locations

SALISBURY — Local nonprofit Happy Roots has stepped up its school gardening program from a dozen schools to 20 this year and is looking to ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:00 am

Ask Us

Ask Us: What are the rules for placing flags on utility poles?

Editor’s note: Ask Us is a weekly feature published online Mondays and in print on Tuesdays. We’ll seek to answer your questions about items or trends ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, October 4, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Salisbury’s Tim Norris appointed to NC Institute of Medicine

SALISBURY – Tim Norris, vice president of Salisbury Company Healthcare Management Consultants and The Dental CFO, has been appointed to a state research body. Norris ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, October 3, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Zachary Lowensten named RSS Beginning Teacher of the Year

LANDIS – Corriher-Lipe Middle School staff congregated in the media center Thursday for what they were told was a staff meeting, but they really were ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, October 1, 2021 12:02 am

Local

Davidson County, Spencer officials detail partnerships for Yadkin River Park

SPENCER – Davidson County paired a hot afternoon with ice cream and history on Thursday to make some connections on the progress surrounding the Wil-Cox ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, October 1, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Faith Academy adds modular units, looks ahead after smooth opening

FAITH — Students have filled Faith Academy’s classrooms for a few weeks after the school year started with a little creativity with its space to ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:01 am

Education

‘Good Morning Morgan’ brings elementary students the news

GOLD HILL — Morgan Elementary starts its days with news delivered by its own students. “Good Morning Morgan” was started by a previous technology facilitator ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:00 am

Education

RSS looking for state budget to help with pay for hourly employees

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools is looking for ways to pay its hourly workers more, and a finalized state budget may be a big part of ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:00 am

Education

RSS Board of Education appoints Marsh to fill vacant seat

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Monday appointed Lynn Marsh to fill its vacant seat for the next year. Marsh, a veteran ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 12:10 am

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools extends mask mandate through Oct. 25

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Monday extended its mask mandate by 13 days, lining up its expiration with new state legislation. ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, September 27, 2021 8:00 pm

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man charged with statutory rape, indecent liberties, child abuse

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man on Sunday was charged with a litany of felony sex and child abuse charges. Uriel Andrade Cruz, 35, was charged ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, September 27, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Day Out With Thomas returns to Transportation Museum

SALISBURY — The N.C. Transportation Museum buzzed this weekend with families who came to see Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends. Saturday kicked off ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, September 27, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Crowd converges on Salisbury for state pickleball tournament

SALISBURY — A flurry of rackets, bright yellow balls and competition is filling a corner of Catawba College’s campus this weekend. Johnson Tennis Center is ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, September 26, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Rowan County Fair back in full force with rides, livestock, vendors

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Fair opened its doors for the first time in two years this weekend, and it also marked a first for ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, September 26, 2021 12:05 am

Education

RSS school board to receive update on pay study

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education will receive an update on the results of a pay study commissioned for ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, September 26, 2021 12:00 am

Education

East Rowan culinary students feed staff who helped build new classroom

GRANITE QUARRY — When East Rowan High School closed for summer break in June, classroom 604 was a Cold War relic, but it transformed into ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:10 am

Granite Quarry

Granite Quarry officials will request correction to 2020 Census count

GRANITE QUARRY — Town officials say the 2020 U.S. Census population total is too low and plan to ask representatives about challenging the count. The ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Spencer town hall project at Park Plaza moving along

SPENCER — Spencer’s town hall project at Park Plaza is moving closer to its final stages. The project and a final inspection on the renovated ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:00 am

Education

State Employees Credit Union commits $1.5 million to new Partners in Learning center

SALISBURY — With an assist from State Employees Credit Union, Partners in Learning on Monday took another major step toward funding its new center. The ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:10 am

Ask Us

Ask Us: What companies does RSS use for instructional materials, textbooks?

Editor’s note: Ask Us is a weekly feature published online Mondays and in print on Tuesdays. We’ll seek to answer your questions about items or ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Monday, September 20, 2021 12:00 am

Education

RSS says federal money won’t be long-term solution for staff pay

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools has received an unprecedented amount of federal money in the past year, but the funding will only go so far to ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, September 19, 2021 12:10 am

Education

Livingstone College passes goal for UNCF kickoff

SALISBURY — Livingstone College launched its annual United Negro College Fund campaign to a good start on Friday with a concert and fundraising ahead of ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Sunday, September 19, 2021 12:00 am

Education

RSS superintendent talks to Chamber of Commerce about renewal, state of public education

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools Superintendent Tony Watlington on Thursday was the featured speaker during the kickoff of this year’s Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s Power ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Education

Local colleges finds spots on latest U.S. News and World Report rankings

SALISBURY — U.S. News and World Report this week released its closely watched college rankings. Catawba College and Livingstone College are both featured on the ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Spencer authorizes COVID-19 sick leave for vaccinated employees

SPENCER — The Spencer Board of Alderman on Tuesday night adopted a resolution extending additional sick leave time to vaccinated full-time employees who miss work ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:00 am

Education

RSS school board approves $207.6 million initial budget, discusses federal aid

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Monday approved an initial budget resolution to administer $207.6 million in anticipated revenues from state and ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:10 am

Education

RSS school board interviews Marsh, Billings for vacant seat

SALISBURY — Two candidates have been interviewed to fill the vacancy on the Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education. The board spoke to two candidates during ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:05 am

Education

After mask mandate, RSS COVID-19 numbers improve dramatically

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ COVID-19 quarantines and infections have declined sharply after previous record-setting numbers. On Friday, the district recorded 106 student infections and 1,178 ... Read more

by Carl Blankenship, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:10 am

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