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Deirdre Smith, Author at Salisbury Post

News

Spirit of Rowan: West Rowan EMS station will repurpose another part of old school

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com It’s not just the media center. Another part of the former Cleveland Elementary School is getting a new use as ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Monday, March 30, 2020 12:01 am

Local

Spirit of Rowan: School’s media center finds new life as public library

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com The new West Branch of Rowan Public Library is almost ready to open, making use of the former Cleveland Elementary ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Monday, March 30, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

‘Families really need us’: Day care centers still open stay vigilant about cleaning, small groups

SALISBURY — While schools are closed, a number of day care centers in Rowan say they’re open and staying vigilant about cleaning and keeping children ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Sunday, March 22, 2020 12:00 am

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Rowan weather: Spring has sprung

This first full day of spring is going to be a toasty 83, then temperatures drop Sunday. There is a chance of rain just about ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Friday, March 20, 2020 7:47 am

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Rowan weather: Spring starts tonight

There’s more patchy dense fog this morning, which could stick around until 10 a.m. Then it will be mostly cloudy, with a warm high of ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:47 am

Books

Bestsellers (3-19-20)

Rowan bestsellers South Main Book Co. 1.The Splendid and the Vile, by Erik Larson. 2. Slightly South of Simple, by Kristy Woodson Harvey. 3. Tree, ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:00 am

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Rowan weather: A foggy start

To add to the general sense of gloom, we’ve had dense fog this morning and are under an advisory until 8 a.m. It will be ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Wednesday, March 18, 2020 7:37 am

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Rowan weather: Chance of showers

A few more days of clouds, then we might see the sun briefly on Friday. Today will be cloudy and 53, with a 50 percent ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 7:47 am

Food

What you should eat to stay healthy

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com As we all face the threat of coronavirus, and still, the flu, what can we do in our diets to ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:00 am

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Rowan weather: Cloudy

Well, the weather seems to match the current mood of the country — gloomy. Today will be cooler, but by the first day of spring ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Monday, March 16, 2020 7:47 am

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Rowan weather: Cloudy, windy again

Today will be cloudy and warm, with a high around 74. We have a 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 3 p.m. Less than ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Friday, March 13, 2020 7:42 am

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Rowan weather: Clouds increase, showers on the way

We’ll have a mostly sunny morning, then clouds will increase and we’ll have a 30 percent  chance of showers between 3 and 5 p.m., with ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:04 am

Books

Bestsellers (3-12-20)

Rowan bestsellers South Main Book Co. 1.My N.C. from A-Z, by Michelle Lanier. 2. New Morning Mercies, by Paul David Tripp. 3. Who Was Amelia ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:00 am

Books

Allende tells stories of conflict with fascinating characters

“A Long Petal of the Sea,” by Isabel Allende, translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson. Ballentine Books. 2020. 336 pp. By Deirdre Parker Smith ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Rowan did its part for WWII, sending scrap, protecting the Yadkin River

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com We knew war was coming, said Evin Burleson, curator at Rowan Museum. Burleson detailed how Rowan and North Carolina fared ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:00 am

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Rowan weather: More clouds and wind

Are you ready for another windy, cloudy day? We have a 30 percent chance of showers mainly between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. It will ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:47 am

Food

St. Patrick’s Day the perfect excuse to splurge

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com Faith and begorrah, ’tis the season for phony Irish accents, leprechauns and green beer. America throws a huge party for ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Tuesday, March 10, 2020 12:00 am

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Rowan weather: A nice day

Today looks like the only day without a slight chance of rain this week. It will be sunny and 66, with southwest wind at 6-11 ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Monday, March 9, 2020 7:47 am

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Rowan weather: Windy weekend

More sun for today, but brace yourself for gusty winds, especially this afternoon. The high will be 52, with west northwest wind at 7-12 mph ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Friday, March 6, 2020 7:47 am

Local

Old Rockwell pecan trees yield surprises

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com ROCKWELL — Kenneth Miller, who has lived in Rockwell for 33 years wasn’t expecting anything unusual when he and his ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Friday, March 6, 2020 12:01 am

Entertainment

Do you want to hear the latest ‘Rumors’?

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com Rumor has it that “Rumors,” the latest Piedmont Players production at the Meroney Theatre, will leave you puzzled, then tickled, ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:22 am

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Rowan weather: Rain expected later today

We’ll have a 90 percent chance of rain today, but it will be mostly after noon. It will be cloudy and 53, with east wind ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Thursday, March 5, 2020 7:47 am

Books

Bestsellers (3-5-20)

Rowan bestsellers South Main Book Co. 1.Eos, by Jen Guberman. 2. Free, by Patricia Commander. 3. Priscilla, by Dr. M.J. Simms-Maddox. 4. The Quaker and ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:00 am

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Rowan weather: A short break from rain

We’ll have mostly cloudy skies today, with a high of 61. Winds will be south southwest at 5-6 mph this afternoon. Tonight has a 20 ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:47 am

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Rowan weather: Showers and thunderstorms

Today we’ll have occasional showers and some thunderstorms, with an 80 percent chance of rain. Patchy fog is possible before 10 a.m. The high will ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Tuesday, March 3, 2020 7:47 am

Books

Friends of Rowan Public Library opening Second Saturday Bookshop

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com The Friends of Rowan Public Library are going into business — sort of. Starting Saturday, March 14, the Friends will ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Tuesday, March 3, 2020 12:00 am

Food

What’s on your menu for Sunday supper?

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com Sunday supper. Is it still a roast chicken, mashed potatoes  and peas? Or is it a pot roast with carrots ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Tuesday, March 3, 2020 12:00 am

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Rowan weather: Clouds build, rain tonight

It’s going to be warmer this week than last, but we’ll have the usual days with showers and a few thunderstorms. Clouds will increase today, ... Read more

by Deirdre Smith, Monday, March 2, 2020 7:48 am

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