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Local

‘It’s about connecting’: City’s first Chit, Chat & Chew draws neighbors, staff together

SALISBURY — City Human Relations Director Anne Little lives in City Park, the first neighborhood to host a Chit, Chat & Chew town hall. “I ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Friday, May 25, 2018 12:00 am

Local

Interest rate on Fibrant debt could be lower than expected

SALISBURY — Within 10 minutes Thursday afternoon, the Salisbury City Council adopted two resolutions that could mean a lower interest rate than previously projected for the ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Friday, May 25, 2018 12:00 am

Business

Mambo Grill changes hours to favor late night

SALISBURY — Mambo Grill and Tapas is moving toward a more “late night” feel, according to owner Ariella Sanchez. “We’ve always loved that we’re the ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:00 am

Local

Memorial Day Celebration to honor ‘invaluable’ heroes

SALISBURY — Retired Master Sgt. Dean Moore said all military positions are important. “I don’t care how small or how big your job is. I don’t ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:00 am

Business

Biscuitville celebrates renovations with free breakfasts

SALISBURY — Few things can draw a crowd like free food. And the Salisbury Biscuitville wanted crowds of people to see its newly renovated space, ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 am

Business

Owner of 52 Domino’s Pizza restaurants buys Avalon Plaza Shopping Center

SALISBURY — There will soon be a second Domino’s Pizza restaurant in Salisbury. Osman Qasim, who owns the Salisbury Domino’s as well as 51 other ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 am

Business

Sweet Meadow opens on Fisher Street on Wednesday

SALISBURY — After being closed just under a month, Sweet Meadow Cafe has finished its move to Fisher Street. Owner Heather Teeter said there were “so ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 am

Spirit of Rowan

Spirit of Rowan: Rowan — ‘It’s got everything going for it’

By Jessica Coates jessica.coates@salisburypost.com Rowan County has the land. It has the job skills training programs. It has the culture. Now, says county commissioners Chairman ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 11:38 am

Spirit of Rowan

Spirit of Rowan: Cleveland and Landis

Mayor Danny Gabriel says Cleveland is a small town with a limited staff. But the town is doing everything it can to prepare for businesses that ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 11:36 am

Local

For Linda Hunt, theater is ‘a part of you’

SALISBURY — Theater has been a passion for Linda Hunt since she was a kid living in Pittsburgh. “I used to direct plays with my ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:00 am

Business

Free teacher resource center opens on Avalon Drive

SALISBURY — Teachers can end up paying more than $1,000 a year on school supplies for their students, according to the Education Market Association. Rakiyah ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:00 am

Local

Proposed Salisbury city budget would increase taxes, water and sewer rate

By Jessica Coates jessica.coates@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — In his budget message, City Manager Lane Bailey said fiscal year 2017-18 was a “difficult year financially with very ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Sunday, May 20, 2018 12:10 am

Local

Planning director wants to start housing rehabilitation pilot program ‘as soon as possible’

SALISBURY — Planning Director Janet Gapen said “a substantial amount of funds” — $400,000 — has been allocated in the city’s Capital Improvement Plan for ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Saturday, May 19, 2018 12:00 am

Business

PIP speaker teaches how to lead economically as 25th Leadership Rowan class graduates

SALISBURY ­— Donnie Charleston grew up in Spencer and graduated from North Rowan High School. “I worked at Bi-Lo grocery store,” Charleston said. “That was ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Friday, May 18, 2018 12:00 am

Local

More than 250 people turn out for ‘Ministers of Comedy’ fundraiser

SALISBURY — Deedee Wright and Emily Perry didn’t know what turnout to expect for the “Ministers of Comedy” fundraiser. “I was hoping,” Wright said. “And ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Friday, May 18, 2018 12:00 am

Entertainment

‘Pumped and ready to go’: City staff excited about Saturday’s Cheerwine Festival

SALISBURY — Last year, the Cheerwine Centennial Celebration brought an estimated 30,000 people to downtown Salisbury in honor of the soft drink’s 100th birthday. On ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:00 am

Local

Karen Alexander defends her architecture firm at City Council meeting

SALISBURY — Karen Alexander is a City Council member and former mayor, but she is also the founder and president of KKA Architecture. After receiving ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:00 am

Local

Accusations of racism emerge at Salisbury City Council meeting

SALISBURY — A discussion about a travel reimbursement request escalated into accusations of racial bias during the public-comment period at Tuesday’s Salisbury City Council meeting. ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:00 am

China Grove

After checking off items on his bucket list, Bentley the dog’s battle comes to an end

CHINA GROVE — After what Jacqueline Brown said was a difficult weekend for her golden retriever-chow mix, Bentley was put to sleep Tuesday afternoon. Brown ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:00 pm

Local

Capital Improvement Plan shows city prioritizing downtown Salisbury

SALISBURY — The draft of the city’s Capital Improvement Plan — which looks at its finances 10 years into the future — shows a high ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12:00 am

Local

New housing rehabilitation program to be presented to Council

By Jessica Coates jessica.coates@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A new housing rehabilitation program for North Main Street and the area around Salisbury High School could soon be ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Monday, May 14, 2018 12:10 am

Business

Deadline to RSVP for last Chamber breakfast of the season approaching

Rowan County Chamber of Commerce  SALISBURY — Donnie Charleston will be the keynote speaker at the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s Power in Partnership (PIP) breakfast ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Monday, May 14, 2018 12:00 am

Business

Biz Briefs 5/13/18

Better Business Bureau warns of credit card “shimming” CHARLOTTE — Remember skimming? That’s the con where scammers inserted a device into ATMs or other terminals, harvesting ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Sunday, May 13, 2018 12:00 am

Business

Find your thrill at The Barn at Blueberry Hill

By Jessica Coates jessica.coates@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — When Jenna Russ and Kristen Hart were thinking about what to name their new wedding venue, they looked to ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Sunday, May 13, 2018 12:00 am

Business

Health advocates urge Lowe’s and EPA to ban toxic paint strippers

N.C. Conservation Network WASHINGTON — Environmental health advocates from Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and other groups in more than a dozen states are demanding that ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Friday, May 11, 2018 12:00 am

Local

Salisbury City Council discusses potential property tax increase as part of new budget

SALISBURY — With the city’s next fiscal-year budget due June 30, the Salisbury City Council met Wednesday to discuss financial priorities. City Manager Lane Bailey ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Friday, May 11, 2018 12:00 am

Local

Salisbury City Council meets to further discuss goals, vision, mission

SALISBURY — The Salisbury City Council met for about five hours Wednesday afternoon to continue what they started at their March retreat. The meeting began ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:00 am

Local

Portion of North Main Street now one lane each way

SALISBURY — Between the railroad tracks and the town of Spencer, North Main Street has been repaved and repurposed. The mile of roadway was repaved ... Read more

by Jessica Coates, Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:00 am

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