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David Purtell, Author at Salisbury Post

Business

The big chill: After 65 years, tiny Dairy Queen still a summer oasis

Nothing beats the summer heat like ice cold, tasty ice cream. For 65 years, the Dairy Queen on West Innes Street in Salisbury has been ... Read more

by David Purtell, Sunday, July 12, 2015 12:00 am

Business

Council to review request for downtown development grants

By David Purtell david.purtell@salisburypost.com Incentive grants for renovations to a downtown bar are on the agenda for Salisbury City Council’s meeting Tuesday. The building, known ... Read more

by David Purtell, Monday, July 6, 2015 12:10 am

Business

Business Roundup: After delay, Cuban restaurant to open next weekend downtown

A Cuban cafe on W. Innes Street will be open next weekend, according to the owner. Maracas’ Cuban Cafe was supposed to open in late April, ... Read more

by David Purtell, Sunday, July 5, 2015 12:00 am

Local

Fireworks for the Fourth

Saturday is Independence Day. The national holiday commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Celebrations will take place across the ... Read more

by David Purtell, Friday, July 3, 2015 12:00 am

Education

Courage Award given to young man battling cancer

Staff report The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education presented its first ever “Courage Award” Tuesday to a Salisbury High School student battling cancer for the third time. ... Read more

by David Purtell, Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:15 am

Business

Mortgage rates ticking up, but still a good time to buy a home

By David Purtell david.purtell@salisburypost.com Mortgage rates have been going up this year, but mortgage lenders say the current climate in the housing market is still ... Read more

by David Purtell, Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:00 am

Business

Therapeutic horses killed by lightning

By David Purtell david.purtell@salisburypost.com Workers and volunteers with a program that offers therapeutic horse riding are mourning the loss of three horses killed in a lightning strike last week. ... Read more

by David Purtell, Wednesday, July 1, 2015 1:32 pm

Education

Furniture in new central office dominates school board meeting

By David Purtell david.purtell@salisburypost.com The Rowan-Salisbury School Board spent two hours of its meeting Tuesday discussing funding for furniture for the new central office building. ... Read more

by David Purtell, Wednesday, July 1, 2015 12:10 am

Local

Fourth of July closings

The Fourth of July is Saturday, below is a listing of municipal and county closings for the holiday. The City of Salisbury will operate on the ... Read more

by David Purtell, Tuesday, June 30, 2015 12:05 am

Business

Business Roundup: Bakery, event space, new restaurant open downtown

IsJay’s Sweets and Celebrations is open at 206 South Main Street. The bakery is owned by LaVerne Stephens of Concord. “IsJay’s” is a combination of the ... Read more

by David Purtell, Sunday, June 28, 2015 12:00 am

Business

Company making ‘panels’ in former Lyon-Shaw building

By David Purtell david.purtell@salisburypost.com There’s new life in an old factory building on Jake Alexander Boulevard. Composite Panel Technologies is operating in the former Lyon-Shaw/Woodard ... Read more

by David Purtell, Sunday, June 28, 2015 12:00 am

Health

Rowan County EMS earns award for heart attack treatment

Rowan County Emergency Services EMS Division has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment ... Read more

by David Purtell, Saturday, June 27, 2015 12:00 am

Crime

Crime Blotter

Salisbury Police Department reports •A woman reported a larceny Tuesday at The Forum on South Main St. •A woman reported Tuesday her cell phone was ... Read more

by David Purtell, Friday, June 26, 2015 12:00 am

Local

Empire Hotel is still majestic to History on Tap tour goers

By David Purtell david.purtell@salisburypost.com Lots of lucky people got the chance to take a walk through history during a tour of the Empire Hotel Thursday evening. ... Read more

by David Purtell, Friday, June 26, 2015 12:00 am

Local

Fundraiser July 11 for Rockwell man injured in accident

ROCKWELL — A fundraiser for a local man injured in a motorcycle accident will be held in July at the Food Lion parking lot on ... Read more

by David Purtell, Friday, June 26, 2015 12:00 am

Business

Delhaize merging with European retailer

By David Purtell david.purtell@salisburypost.com BRUSSELS, Belgium — Food Lion’s parent company announced Wednesday plans to merge with another large European grocer and create one of the ... Read more

by David Purtell, Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:15 am

News

Correction: 6-25-2015

A story published Wednesday with the headline “Planning board approves rezoning request,” incorrectly described the board’s action regarding the request to rezone land at Richard’s Bar-B-Q ... Read more

by David Purtell, Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:00 am

Business

Deadline is Tuesday for discounted price for Cuba trip

Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday is the deadline to get the discounted price for a trip to Cuba sponsored by the Rowan County Chamber of ... Read more

by David Purtell, Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:00 am

East Spencer

Open houses for bike and pedestrian plan in Spencer, East Spencer

SPENCER — The towns of Spencer and East Spencer are kicking off a public planning process for the development of a Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. Residents are ... Read more

by David Purtell, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 3:21 pm

Faith

Speakers at vigil call for strength, courage, action

By David Purtell david.purtell@salisburypost.com It was a call to action Tuesday evening during a prayer vigil for the victims of last week’s massacre at a ... Read more

by David Purtell, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:10 am

Local

Salisbury Planning Board approves rezoning requests

By David Purtell david.purtell@salisburypost.com Editor’s note: this story has been updated to correct an error regarding the Planning Board’s decision regarding a request to rezone land ... Read more

by David Purtell, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:00 am

Business

Discount store will be at Shoppes at Summit

By David Purtell david.purtell@salisburypost.com A discount store will be located next to Dick’s Sporting Goods in the Shoppes at Summit. Five Below, a retail chain ... Read more

by David Purtell, Tuesday, June 23, 2015 12:10 am

Local

Salisbury Planning Board has two public hearings today

By David Purtell david.purtell@salisburypost.com Public hearings involving additional parking at Richard’s Bar-B-Q and rezoning along Jake Alexander Boulevard South are on the agenda for today’s Salisbury Planning ... Read more

by David Purtell, Tuesday, June 23, 2015 12:00 am

Business

Local businesses earn labor awards

The N.C. Department of Labor honored area employers and employees at the agency’s annual safety awards banquet in Concord June 11. The awards honor outstanding ... Read more

by David Purtell, Sunday, June 21, 2015 12:00 am

Business

Pool has been keeping summer cool for 50 years

By David Purtell david.purtell@salisburypost.com FAITH — It was barely 10 a.m. Wednesday morning and the temperature was already in the upper 80s and climbing toward the ... Read more

by David Purtell, Sunday, June 21, 2015 12:00 am

Business

Business Roundup: Caldwell named to Women in Business list

CHARLOTTE — Dari Caldwell, president of Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, as been named to the Charlotte Business Journal’s Women in Business list. Caldwell joins 24 ... Read more

by David Purtell, Sunday, June 21, 2015 12:00 am

Business

Sharp Transit joining Aldi at job fair

Sharp Transit will also be at Tuesday’s job fair at the West End Plaza. Sharp Transit is a carrier for Aldi, which is hosting the ... Read more

by David Purtell, Saturday, June 20, 2015 12:00 am

Business

Novant Health opens urgent care

By David Purtell david.purtell@salisburypost.com Novant Health has opened an urgent care clinic on Jake Alexander Boulevard in the same space where another urgent care closed earlier ... Read more

by David Purtell, Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:00 am

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