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Yesterday: In 1961, Distributive Education luau celebrates high school student employers with luau

Margaret Thompson-Shumate of Salisbury provided this photograph taken in 1961 at the Salisbury Elks Club on South Main Street. The Distributive Education programs at Boyden, ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Friday, December 27, 2019 12:00 am

Faith

Alden Wright will give organ concert Sunday at Grace Lower Stone

ROCKWELL — Rowan County native Alden Wright will give a special organ concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Grace Lower Stone Reformed Church, located at ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Friday, December 27, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Winter issue of Salisbury the Magazine is now available

SALISBURY — Just in time for the new year, the Winter 2020 issue of Salisbury the Magazine has reached subscribers and is available at locations throughout ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Wednesday, December 25, 2019 12:00 am

Local

White noise: Are these squirrels in Spencer, Salisbury from the North Pole?

SALISBURY — Don’t worry about whether or not we’ll have a white Christmas. It’s already here. Consider it more of a fascination than a craze, ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Sunday, December 22, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Highway song: Chris Corriher’s decorated career has followed a road map

SALISBURY — Chris Corriher will be the first to tell you he’s a homebody. At South Rowan High School, Corriher ranked among the top five ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Friday, December 20, 2019 12:05 am

Local

Party on: Students celebrate Christmas at Jarrett Legion Post

By Mark Wineka mark.wineka@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Mrs. Claus stopped and asked for the students’ attention. “Boys and girls, I think I hear Santa Claus!” said ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Wednesday, December 18, 2019 12:05 am

Local

A friend to the end: Johnny Safrit made sure his circle included you

SALISBURY — Early Thursday afternoon, there’s a good chance the 30 or so men of the Everyman’s Bible Class will walk together into First Presbyterian ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Wednesday, December 18, 2019 12:04 am

Local

Donation of Florida collection thrills N.C. Museum of Doll, Toys & Miniatures

SPENCER — The dolls from the late Ruth E. Funk’s collection already have found a cozy home at the N.C. Museum of Dolls, Toy & ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Sunday, December 15, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Circle of hope: 93-year-old Salisbury woman believes lost ring could still show up

By Mark Wineka mark.wineka@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A 93-year-old Salisbury woman holds out hope a precious diamond engagement ring, which she thinks was lost in or ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Sunday, December 15, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Warmhearted: THREE WIDE Foundation’s Christmas dinner will have students covered

By Mark Wineka mark.wineka@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With their three sons grown and out of the house, Steve and Donna Thomas have two back bedrooms they ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Friday, December 13, 2019 12:04 am

Local

With Stanbacks’ help, Hurley Family Y lets the sun shine in

By Mark Wineka mark.wineka@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The J.F. Hurley Family YMCA is a new planet in the solar system. The Y’s board of directors and ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Tuesday, December 10, 2019 12:00 am

Cleveland

Christmas in Cleveland: A ‘genuine’ town delivers another homespun parade

By Mark Wineka mark.wineka@salisburypost.com CLEVELAND — When you come to the Cleveland Christmas Parade, you expect certain things. Horses, Hay bales, vintage vehicles. Freightliner trucks. ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Sunday, December 8, 2019 12:00 am

Education

Habit for Humanity, Rowan-Salisbury Schools forge ahead on model partnership

SALISBURY — If you drove down Union Heights Boulevard on Thursday, you probably noticed one of the busiest residential construction sites in Rowan County. Out ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:44 pm

Faith

First United Methodist will hold Community Christmas Festival on Friday night

SALISBURY — First United Methodist Church will hold its first Community Christmas Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. The theme is ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Fulton Heights Holiday Home Tour promises conversation pieces around every corner

SALISBURY — In preparing to host a stop on Saturday evening’s Fulton Heights Holiday Home Tour, Maggie Blackwell came up with a three-week plan. She ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Mount Ulla now has a sign for all times

MOUNT ULLA — Natalie Wilson made no attempts to hide her excitement Tuesday. “Today is the most exciting day in the world,” she said, standing ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:00 am

Granite Quarry

Former Granite Quarry mayor gives new board food for thought

GRANITE QUARRY — During an evening when November’s Granite Quarry election winners took their oaths for new terms, a former mayor gave them something to ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Christmas lights come on in Granite Quarry, thanks to ‘Danny’

By Mark Wineka mark.wineka@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY — While she and her family waited early Wednesday evening in the Town Hall parking lot, Danette “Danny” Vernon ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:00 am

Local

‘Tis the Season Spectacular lives up to its name

By Mark Wineka mark.wineka@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — For 12 years now, even before Cheryl and Ted Goins restored a downtown building to house Pottery 101 downstairs ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:00 pm

Local

Citizenship and friendship: This Thanksgiving has new meaning for Luz ‘Paty’ Bodine

SALISBURY — The day before Luz Patricia “Paty” Bodine was supposed to take the oath making her a U.S. citizen, she felt awful. She had ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:00 pm

China Grove

Price of Freedom Museum offers ‘Christmas on the Homefront’

Staff report CHINA GROVE — The Price of Freedom Museum will celebrate with Christmas on the Homefront over the next two Sundays, Dec. 1 and ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Wednesday, November 27, 2019 12:00 am

Local

In effort packed with meaning, teen raises big money for Brenner and UNC children’s hospitals

SALISBURY — Archie Dees was a busy guy Saturday night. For the first time outside church programs, the 17-year-old found himself on stage, playing acoustic ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Generation span: Chris Masingo keeps up the family tradition with his new automotive shop

SALISBURY — When you say Chris Masingo is a car guy, you’re not fooling. It’s in his genes. On his first date with Robin, who ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:10 am

Entertainment

Rowan County singer/musician Darrell Connor again brings home top awards from N.C. State Fair

SALISBURY — Darrell Connor’s performance at the N.C. State Fair in October again earned him two of the N.C. Folk Festival’s top awards. Judges named ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Friday, November 22, 2019 12:00 am

Kannapolis

Cabarrus Shrine Club gearing up for another Breakfast With Santa Dec. 7

KANNAPOLIS — Over the years, the Cabarrus Shrine Club’s yearly Breakfast With Santa has become more than just breakfast, and more than just a visit ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Thursday, November 21, 2019 12:00 am

Business

Former Durafiber workers bring class-action suit against Blue Cross, executives

SALISBURY — Velvie Gray had worked at the Durafiber plant off U.S. 70 since 1978 and kept his job through all the different owners and ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Wednesday, November 20, 2019 12:00 am

Gold Hill

‘Life in the Carolinas’ television crew coming to Gold Hill for Christmas special

GOLD HILL — Carl White’s “Life in the Carolinas” 2019 Christmas special will be filmed in Gold Hill. White and his film crew will be ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Wednesday, November 20, 2019 12:00 am

Education

Angelic notes: With help of mentor, blind Catawba College fiddler takes on ‘Bright Star’ musical

SALISBURY — Years from now, maybe sooner rather than later, Catawba College senior Angel Paez pictures himself being in demand as a session artist. Could ... Read more

by Mark Wineka, Sunday, November 17, 2019 12:00 am

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