Elisabeth Strillacci, Author at Salisbury Post

Local

Oyster Roast marks 16 years as fundraiser for Waterworks

SALISBURY — Saturday night, the Waterworks Visual Art Center and the F&M Trolley Barn were the place to be, and the sold-out crowd attending the ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Tuesday, January 31, 2023 12:10 am

Local

Broken headstone of Civil War soldier restored, rededicated by Fame group

SALISBURY — The sun was the perfect accompaniment to the rededication ceremony Saturday of the broken and restored headstone of Capt. Leonard Henderson, a Civil ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Sunday, January 29, 2023 12:10 am

Local

A boy and his chicken — pet, that is

SALISBURY — When Keegan Ray met a friend’s pet chicken, even at 7 years old, he knew he had to have one of his own. ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Sunday, January 29, 2023 12:05 am

Local

Despite changes, group gathers to honor 50th anniversary of Roe v Wade, keep hope alive

SALISBURY — The intermittent rain and cold Sunday did not stop a small but determined group from gathering under the portico on the front of ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Tuesday, January 24, 2023 12:10 am

Local

Spencer community determined to address recent shootings

SPENCER — On Wednesday night, a standing-room-only crowd of more than 75 residents gathered at town hall to hear what Police Chief Michael File had ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Sunday, January 22, 2023 12:10 am

Local

Rowan Chamber of Commerce presents priorities at annual legislative breakfast

SALISBURY — Early Thursday morning, the movers and shakers in Rowan County gathered in a sold-out crowd to hear from and talk with the four ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Sunday, January 22, 2023 12:05 am

Local

Cure Violence Global presents options to address gun crimes

SALISBURY — In 2014, Salisbury City Council member Anthony Smith got a phone call he did not want to receive, but that call has driven ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Thursday, January 19, 2023 12:05 am

Local

Cure Violence Global begins week-long introduction to community

SALISBURY — In 2014, Salisbury City Council member Anthony Smith got a phone call he did not want to receive, but that call has driven ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Wednesday, January 18, 2023 12:00 am

News

Second person has died in Duke Drive fire

SALISBURY — A second person has died as a result of a residential fire in the 200 block of Duke Drive last Friday morning, according ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Tuesday, January 17, 2023 11:27 am

BREAKING NEWS

Fire that destroyed historic East Spencer building was accidentally set

EAST SPENCER — A massive fire that burned for hours during the evening and overnight Jan. 7 that ended in the total destruction of a ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Tuesday, January 17, 2023 12:10 am

Crime

Spencer arrests two, calls community meeting on shootings

SPENCER — Last week, the town of Spencer sent out a press release letting residents know there had been a recent spate of shootings in ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Tuesday, January 17, 2023 12:07 am

Local

One dead, one injured in house fire on Duke Drive

SALISBURY — One person died and another was seriously injured in a house fire Friday on Duke Drive, which is just off Old Concord Road. ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Friday, January 13, 2023 11:06 am

Local

Spencer police, town determined to stop recent spate of shots fired

SPENCER – In the last week Spencer Police have responded to multiple shots fired calls in residential areas of town, and Chief Michael File confirmed ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Thursday, January 12, 2023 2:26 pm

Local

Human Relations Council seeks nominations for Elizabeth Duncan Koontz awards

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Human Relations Council is currently accepting nominations for the 2023 Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian awards. This award recognizes people and/or groups ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Thursday, January 12, 2023 12:00 am

East Spencer

East Spencer to sign temporary agreement that will set up coverage from sheriff’s office

EAST SPENCER — The town of East Spencer is currently down to one full-time police officer and four part-time officers, but Monday night the Board ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:03 am

Local

Director of Rowan Museum new to job, but not to museum, or the love of history

SALISBURY — The newly-appointed Director of the Rowan Museum Evin Burleson is new to the job title, but not to the museum, or to a ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Tuesday, January 10, 2023 12:10 am

Local

Massive fire completely destroys historic East Spencer building

EAST SPENCER — An intense, massive fire caused such extensive damage to a historic former school and administration office on North Long Street in town ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Tuesday, January 10, 2023 12:09 am

East Spencer

Five-alarm fire destroys former RSS admin main building in East Spencer

EAST SPENCER — By Sunday afternoon, it looked like reflections of the sky could be seen in glass windows of the former Rowan Salisbury Schools ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Sunday, January 8, 2023 4:34 pm

Local

Three Rowan County Sheriff’s deputies honored for efforts in mobile home fire

SALISBURY  — Three Rowan County Sheriff’s deputies were recognized for their heroic actions in November when they pulled a man from a burning mobile home, ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Sunday, January 8, 2023 12:05 am

Faith

St. Luke’s hosts author, professor and minister Will Willimon

SALISBURY — Will Willimon, author of books that have sold over 1 million copies worldwide, is slated to give two public talks this month at ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Saturday, January 7, 2023 12:00 am

Crime

Woman facing murder charge is East Spencer resident

MAGGIE VALLEY — An East Spencer woman, Rhonda Michelle Rankin Evans, 47, also known as Rhonda Rankin, remains in custody near Asheville following the New ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Wednesday, January 4, 2023 12:02 am

Education

Rowan’s Beginning Teacher of the Year now a finalist for state award

SALISBURY — Back in October, Amber White was the reigning local champion of teachers when she was selected as the Beginning Teacher of the Year ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Tuesday, December 27, 2022 12:10 am

Local

Bitter cold, winds, power and water outages crossed Rowan

As a winter storm made its way across North Carolina and Rowan County over Christmas weekend, there were intermittent issues with both power and, in ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Tuesday, December 27, 2022 12:05 am

Local

Final bike giveaway for Christmas from Gerry Wood Auto joyful but bittersweet

SALISBURY — Twenty-one years ago, Gerry and Brenda Wood were inspired by their son, a Canadian police officer, to do something to benefit both their ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Sunday, December 25, 2022 12:10 am

News

Drivers get stopped by Spencer Police — for doing the right thing

SPENCER — Police Chief Michael File and department Chaplain Sam Mills wanted to do something good for the community this Christmas. So they put their ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Friday, December 23, 2022 12:01 am

Local

Cold prompts governor to call state of emergency; local warming station now open

With the possibility of icy conditions in the western part of the state and below average temperatures expected as an arctic mass approaches, Gov. Roy ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Friday, December 23, 2022 12:00 am

Local

Warming station to open on coldest nights, volunteers needed

As winter weather closes in, the temperatures over the Christmas weekend are expected to drop into the teens, and with wind chill, maybe even lower. ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Thursday, December 22, 2022 12:10 am

Erica Parsons

Erica Parsons portrait finds a permanent, perfect home

SALISBURY — In 2013, when 13-year-old Erica Parsons was finally reported missing, it was already far too late for the young teen. Parsons by that ... Read more

by Elisabeth Strillacci, Thursday, December 22, 2022 12:09 am

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