Charlie Drape, Author at Salisbury Post

Local

Edds, Greene and Klusman take oath of office during commission meeting

SALISBURY — Commissioners Greg Edds, Jim Greene and Judy Klusman took the oath of office during the Rowan County Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday. ... Read more

by Charlie Drape, Tuesday, December 6, 2022 12:06 am

Granite Quarry

Granite Lake Park shines with Christmas tree lighting

GRANITE QUARRY — The countdown started at 5:30 p.m. Saturday as community members excitedly waited for the tree lighting during the second running of Christmas ... Read more

by Charlie Drape, Tuesday, December 6, 2022 12:05 am

Cleveland

Town of Cleveland hosts 50th annual Cleveland Christmas Parade

CLEVELAND — Rainy conditions didn’t stop the town of Cleveland from having the 50th annual Cleveland Christmas Parade, hosted by the Cleveland Lions Club, on ... Read more

by Charlie Drape, Sunday, December 4, 2022 12:10 am

Local

Rowan County employees celebrated with holiday lunch

SALISBURY — Rowan County employees from all departments were invited to the West End Plaza for a lunch thrown by the Rowan County Board of ... Read more

by Charlie Drape, Sunday, December 4, 2022 12:06 am

Local

Board of commissioners to hold public hearing on new housing development

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners is holding a public hearing on a new housing development located at the 1200 block of Webb ... Read more

by Charlie Drape, Sunday, December 4, 2022 12:02 am

Local

Interviews held for next Rowan County Board of Commissioners clerk

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners called for a special meeting Thursday to conduct interviews with potential candidates for a new clerk to ... Read more

by Charlie Drape, Friday, December 2, 2022 12:01 am

Entertainment

Piedmont Players’ musical adaption of ‘A Christmas Carol’ starts tonight

SALISBURY — Piedmont Players is putting on a musical adaption of the Charles Dickens novel “A Christmas Carol,” combining new arrangements of traditional Christmas songs ... Read more

by Charlie Drape, Thursday, December 1, 2022 12:00 am

Local

Faith’s Frosty Fest was a massive success

FAITH — Twenty-nine golf carts and UTVs paraded through Main Street in Faith on Saturday, as part of the first Frosty Fest, a holiday festival ... Read more

by Charlie Drape, Tuesday, November 29, 2022 12:10 am

Local

Board of commissioners recognizes sheriff and board clerk for years of service

SALISBURY — At Monday’s Rowan County Board of Commissioners meeting, the commissioners recognized Sheriff Kevin Auten and Clerk to the Board Carolyn Barger for their ... Read more

by Charlie Drape, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 12:03 am

Local

ABC Upward! celebrates 20 years of impact on students

SALISBURY — Legends from Rowan County and North Carolina met at a luncheon on Thursday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ABC Upward!, a program ... Read more

by Charlie Drape, Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:05 am

Local

¡Margaritas por todas partes! Rockwell restaurant leads charge in getting drinking referendum passed

ROCKWELL — Los Jacubes has everything any Mexican restaurant would typically have, chips and salsa, tacos, burritos, fajitas, quesadillas and Mexican plates. But they were ... Read more

by Charlie Drape, Sunday, November 20, 2022 12:10 am

Local

Happy birthday: James Deal, WWII vet, turns 100

FAITH — World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient James “Jim” Deal celebrated his 100th birthday Saturday, receiving all kinds of gifts and cards ... Read more

by Charlie Drape, Sunday, November 20, 2022 12:05 am

Local

Woodleaf Community Park plans may include splash pad

WOODLEAF — Rowan County Parks and Recreation wants to make a splash. The parks department held a community park review, informing residents about plans for ... Read more

by Charlie Drape, Friday, November 18, 2022 12:05 am

Local

Phase five: Rowan County landfill accepting bids for expansion

WOODLEAF — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners is accepting bids “to provide the necessary materials, labor, equipment and supervision” to construct approximately 19.3 acres ... Read more

by Charlie Drape, Thursday, November 17, 2022 12:10 am

Clubs

Celebrating 25 years of Robertson Foundation’s efforts

SALISBURY — More than 50 people convened at the Rotary Club of Salisbury on  Tuesday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Blanche and Julian ... Read more

by Charlie Drape, Wednesday, November 16, 2022 12:00 am

Entertainment

Piedmont Players premieres ‘Little Women’ starting Nov. 18

SALISBURY — Piedmont Players Theatre is presenting a production of “Little Women” starting Friday, Nov. 18, at the Norvell Theatre, 135 E. Fisher St. The ... Read more

by Charlie Drape, Saturday, November 12, 2022 12:00 am

Local

Operation Green Light: Rowan County participates in nationwide mission to honor veterans

SALISBURY — Rowan County was seeing green this week. Ten buildings were illuminated green as part of Operation Green Light, a nationwide initiative to honor ... Read more

by Charlie Drape, Friday, November 11, 2022 12:01 am

Local

West Rowan Elementary students salute vets with ‘Veterans Breakfast’

By Charlie Drape charles.drape@salisburypost.com More than 550 students lined the halls, waving American flags and cheering on as over 50 veterans marched in the “Walk ... Read more

by Charlie Drape, Thursday, November 10, 2022 12:10 am

Elections

Edds, Greene and Klusman re-elected for Rowan County Commission, each will serve third term

SALISBURY —Incumbent Rowan County Commissioner Greg Edds stood calmly as applause filled the Rowan County Republican Party headquarters Tuesday and said he was feeling fortunate ... Read more

by Charlie Drape, Tuesday, November 8, 2022 11:14 pm

Local

Rowan County residents visit the land of the pharaohs

By Charlie Drape charles.drape@salisburypost.com EGYPT — Sixteen world-travelers from Rowan County took part in the chamber of commerce trip to Egypt from Oct. 26 to ... Read more

by Charlie Drape, Tuesday, November 8, 2022 12:06 am

Elections

Beasley makes one last visit to Salisbury before Election Day

By Charlie Drape charles.drape@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — More than 100 people gathered at the West End Plaza parking lot for North Carolina’s Democratic nominee for Senate, ... Read more

by Charlie Drape, Sunday, November 6, 2022 12:02 am