• 66°

Hugh Fisher, Author at Salisbury Post

Business

Home Again: Five months after retiring, Greg’s Family Restaurant reopens to delight of fans

By Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher@salisburypost.com ROCKWELL — Some would say that the American dream is working hard, making a name for yourself, then retiring and enjoying ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Sunday, January 3, 2016 12:00 am

Kannapolis

Local hospitals welcome New Year’s babies

SALISBURY — On the eighth day of Christmas, Aleecia Rollins of Kannapolis delivered Rowan County’s first baby of 2016. King Dutch Antonio Rollins was born ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Saturday, January 2, 2016 12:00 am

News

Perfect no more: Carolina Panthers’ loss to Atlanta hits home for Rowan fans

By Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — There was no joy in Panthers Nation last night. In sports bars, restaurants and thousands of living rooms, fans ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Monday, December 28, 2015 12:10 am

Kannapolis

After multi-million dollar purchase, what’s next for downtown Kannapolis?

By Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS — It’s been a long time since downtown Kannapolis was truly bustling. Before the heyday of the Cannon Village outlet ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Sunday, December 27, 2015 12:00 am

News

Low gas prices put more holiday travelers on the roads

By Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher@salisburypost.com Gasoline prices are at their lowest point in seven years, and that’s encouraging more drivers to hit the highways. As rain fell ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Thursday, December 24, 2015 12:00 am

Local

Sold out: ‘Polar Express’ makes unforgettable memories at N.C. Transportation Museum

By Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher@salisburypost.com SPENCER – The sights, sounds and magic of Santa’s voyage to the North Pole are part of the story of “The ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Tuesday, December 22, 2015 12:10 am

Local

Help Meals on Wheels, other agencies on ‘Giving Tuesday’

By Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher@salisburypost.com Meals on Wheels of Rowan hopes you’ll help celebrate Giving Tuesday. The new movement encourages people around the world to give money ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Monday, November 30, 2015 12:10 am

Kannapolis

Christmas comes to Kannapolis with lights and fireworks

“Kannapolis Christmas” activities continue throughout December   By Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS – With the flip of a switch, Santa Claus, Mayor Darrell Hinnant and ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Monday, November 30, 2015 12:05 am

Local

Santa, Grinch draw record crowds to Bell Tower photo shoot

By Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Santa Claus and his sometime nemesis, the Grinch, drew record crowds to Bell Tower Park at the corner of ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Sunday, November 29, 2015 12:00 am

Kannapolis

Chemical mix causes fire at Kannapolis home

Staff report KANNAPOLIS — An accidental mixture of solvents caused a minor fire at a Kannapolis home Friday night. The Kannapolis Fire Department was called ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Sunday, November 29, 2015 12:00 am

Local

Small Business Saturday brings many local shoppers to Salisbury

By Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — In what’s become a new tradition for some locals, the phenomenon of Small Business Saturday brought additional holiday shoppers ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Sunday, November 29, 2015 12:00 am

Local

Scrooge’s Christmas Trolley returns for a fourth spirited season

By Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The old miser who boarded the trolley at East Innes Street on Friday might not have expected to make ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Saturday, November 28, 2015 12:10 am

Kannapolis

Holiday Market offers a chance to ‘buy local’ arts & crafts

Event continues today in downtown Kannapolis By Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS — For those who wanted to shop on Black Friday while still buying local, ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Saturday, November 28, 2015 12:05 am

News

All over Rowan, a day to give thanks for what matters most

By Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher@salisburypost.com “What are you thankful for on Thanksgiving Day?” For Terry Cuthbertson, of Salisbury, this wasn’t a difficult question to answer. “I’m ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Friday, November 27, 2015 12:05 am

News

A caravan of holiday memories, old and new

By Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. For a couple of hours Wednesday afternoon, the main streets of ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Thursday, November 26, 2015 12:00 am

Local

Liz’s Garden brings beauty and remembrance to Faith Friends

By Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher@salisburypost.com Outside the Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary on Saturday, a group of friends gathered to remember a friend who loved animals, gardens ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Monday, November 16, 2015 12:00 am

News

Scouts learn about railroad history, safety at N.C. Transportation Museum

By Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher@salisburypost.com SPENCER — This weekend, the grounds of the N.C. Transportation Museum transformed into a small tent city, with campfire smoke rising and flags ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Sunday, November 15, 2015 12:05 am

Local

‘Tis the season: Salvation Army band kicks off fundraising campaign in Salisbury

By Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The gleaming brass and crisp uniforms of the Salvation Army Band helped the charity open its iconic Red Kettle ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Sunday, November 15, 2015 12:00 am

East Spencer

Candidates seek growth, change for East Spencer

By Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher@salisburypost.com  Three candidates for mayor of East Spencer say they want to grow the local tax base and fix the town’s problematic ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Tuesday, October 27, 2015 12:00 am

Kannapolis

Arts, music, crafts fill downtown Kannapolis for Kaleidoscope Festival

By Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS — Over 100 crafters, artists, musicians and performers filled downtown Kannapolis for Saturday’s Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival. That’s not counting ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Monday, October 26, 2015 12:10 am

News

“Proud to give back”: BlockWork volunteers hope to spur renaissance in Chestnut Hill community

By Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — They fanned out throughout the yards and streets of Chestnut Hill after 8 a.m., an army of volunteers in ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Sunday, October 25, 2015 12:15 am

Local

The Great Gauntlet offers fitness challenge today

By Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A new challenge is coming to the Rowan County Fairgrounds today in the form of an obstacle course and ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Saturday, October 24, 2015 12:00 am

Local

‘County Fair 2’ planned for November; Four-day event will feature rides, food vendors

By Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – The Rowan County Fair was supposed to be open for nine days starting Sept. 25. Instead, fair manager Johnny ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:00 am

Local

Storms leave some flooding, damage, but not as much as feared

By Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher@salisburypost.com As the East Coast breathes a sigh of relief at Hurricane Joaquin’s turn away from shore, the storms that moved through ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Sunday, October 4, 2015 12:05 am

Local

Despite stormy weather, many turn out for “go bag” scavenger hunt”

By Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Survival enthusiasts and fans of “zombie apocalypse” stories might already have a “go bag” full of essentials in case ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Saturday, October 3, 2015 12:00 am

Gold Hill

Rain doesn’t dampen spirits at Gold Hill Founders Day

By Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher@salisburypost.com GOLD HILL – The gray skies and rain didn’t keep fans away from Gold Hill’s annual Founders Day celebration. After the ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Sunday, September 27, 2015 12:10 am

Crime

Two charged with narcotics trafficking, conspiracy

Staff report Two men have been charged with conspiracy to traffic narcotics and felony drug trafficking charges. Christopher Todd Rumple, 47, of the 500 block ... Read more

by Hugh Fisher, Sunday, September 27, 2015 12:00 am