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Photos: Work continues on Wallace Cancer Institute

Masonry work is being completed on the exterior walls of the Wallace Cancer Institute, while efforts to complete drywall, wiring and other amenities continue on ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:00 am

News

Photos: Salisbury wins, 14-7, advances to state championship

Salisbury defeated Randleman, 14-7, in the state 2AA East final Friday night. With the victory, the Hornets (13-2) advance to the state championship game on ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Saturday, December 7, 2019 1:18 am

News

City workers sing Christmas carols at the Square

City employees representing eight departments gathered on the Square in downtown Salisbury on Friday to sing Christmas carols to pedestrians and passers-by in cars waiting ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Friday, December 6, 2019 8:38 pm

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Photos: Southern Rowan Christmas Parade brings holiday season

The Southern Rowan Christmas parade kicked off the holiday season in Southern fashion Tuesday with very comfortable 60-degree temperatures. The parade lasted for more than ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Wednesday, November 27, 2019 12:01 am

News

Doing the dirty work: Cleanup continues at City Lake

Work continues Wednesday afternoon on the cleanup of the lake at City Park. Crews from North Carolina-based Dragonfly Pond Works are using heavy equipment to ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Wednesday, November 20, 2019 11:37 pm

Local

Chopper rehab: VFW’s Huey gets fresh paint job

Pete Branblett, owner of The Best Paint Co. of Rockwell, was driving past Hudson-Miller-Tatum Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3006 on Brenner Avenue recently and ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Tuesday, November 5, 2019 12:05 am

Local

Photos: Water wall begins to take shape at Bell Tower Green

Construction continues on the downtown Salisbury park known as the Bell Tower Green project. This week, the first new structure in the park appeared to ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Friday, October 25, 2019 1:27 am

News

From the ground up: Work continues on Bell Tower Green

Grading continues at the site of the Bell Tower Green park in downtown Salisbury. Workers used heavy equipment to move soil in an effort to ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Tuesday, September 10, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Clearing the way: Trees removed at site of Bell Tower Green

Crews started Monday preparing for the construction of the new downtown Salisbury park called Bell tower Green. The first step in the project was to ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Tuesday, August 6, 2019 12:00 am

News

Banking on it: Yadkin River offers new recreation options

The Yadkin River is a strong draw for fishermen and boaters. The newly opened Yadkin River Park on the Davidson County side made improvements to ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:00 am

Entertainment

Transportation Museum shows stars on wheels

A car and truck show at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer on Saturday featured replica vehicles that played roles in iconic movies and ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Blending old and new: Railwalk project taking shape

Phase 2 of the Railwalk Pavilion on East Kerr Street is underway as a crew from R&L Glover Enterprises frames the new structure. A 100-year-old ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:00 am

Entertainment

Faith and friends: Town celebrates with street dance

The town of Faith sponsored its annual street dance on Main Street on Saturday evening. The road was closed to through traffic and hundreds of ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:00 am

News

Woofstock brings dogs and humans to Dog Paws Dog Park

Woofstock was held at Dog Paws Dog Park behind the Salisbury Civic Center on Saturday. The event offered vendors, live music, ice cream for dogs ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Hooked on fishing: Couple try their luck at Lake Murtis

Rachel Geter and her husband, Robert, sat along the banks of Lake Murtis at Dan Nicholas Park on Monday afternoon, soaking up the cool breeze ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Tuesday, June 4, 2019 12:00 am

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Photos: Setting the stage for Faith Fourth

Workers from Speedy Home Repair took advantage of a dry, sunny Monday to continue construction of the Faith Fourth of July stage that has been ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 12:00 am

Education

Love Your Teacher celebrates Rowan-Salisbury educators

Rowan-Salisbury Schools teachers were honored Tuesday evening during the Love Your Teacher celebration dinner at West End Plaza. One teacher from all 34 district schools ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 12:00 am

Local

What’s the buzz?

A swarm of honeybees followed a queen bee into the branches of a short tree on the sidewalk on East Innes Street in downtown Salisbury ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:00 am

Local

And it was all yellow: Pollen coats everything outdoors

Most outdoor surfaces are coated in yellow these days as springtime brings its tradition of pollen. It’s not good for those who suffer from allergies ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:54 am

News

Rollin’ in the river: Pickup fished from Yadkin River

What started out as a nice day and a nice way to spend a birthday ended with astonishment for Sean Phillips of Salisbury on Thursday ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Friday, April 5, 2019 12:36 am

News

Spring colors bloom across Salisbury

Pollen is wreaking havoc for allergy sufferers, but the other side of the springtime affliction is the beauty and variety of blooms that splash color ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Tuesday, April 2, 2019 12:40 am

Local

The water is rising

Photographer Jon Lakey went to the York Hill area of the Yadkin River Wednesday to see what the rain has brought. It turns out there’s ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Waffle House puts diners in a Valentine’s Day mood

The Waffle House restaurant on East Innes Street in Salisbury celebrated Valentine’s Day by offering an extended menu and taking reservations for dinner Thursday. Staff ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Friday, February 15, 2019 12:25 am

News

Rockwell Festival of Trees to open Friday

The Rockwell Museum Festival of Trees and Christmas village is in final preparations before opening Friday evening. The opening will be from 6 to 8 ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Thursday, December 6, 2018 12:00 am

News

Brick masons finish wall that will serve as entrance to West End

Brick masons finished a new brick wall on the corner of Brenner Avenue and Monroe Street on Thursday. Lovie Reid, Arlee Thompson Jr. and Terry ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Friday, August 17, 2018 12:58 am

Education

Work continues on construction of West Rowan Elementary School

Contractors and construction crews are continuing work on the 100,000-square-foot West Rowan Elementary School. The building is behind the current Cleveland Elementary School. The new ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Thursday, August 16, 2018 12:00 am

Local

What’s the buzz? Swarm of honeybees removed from vehicle in downtown Salisbury parking lot

By Jon C. Lakey jon.lakey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A downtown parking lot was a spectacle for many shop owners, workers and passers-by on Thursday afternoon as ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Friday, April 13, 2018 12:20 am

Entertainment

Trio performs for Lunch and Listen at Morgan Ridge RailWalk

SALISBURY — More than 50 people enjoyed music with their lunch at Morgan Ridge RailWalk Brewery & Eatery on Tuesday. Morgan Ridge, the Salisbury Symphony and the ... Read more

by Jon Lakey, Wednesday, March 7, 2018 12:00 am

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