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Natalie Anderson, Author at Salisbury Post

Elections

Despite scandal, Cunningham maintains small lead in Senate race; supporters say policy positions more important

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Despite a scandal surrounding sexual impropriety, locals say Democrat Cal Cunningham’s continued favorability in the polls may indicate that ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:10 am

Coronavirus

UPDATED: County ends week with four reported deaths; state sees highest one-day increase in cases

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While cases and hospitalizations across the state surged, Rowan County finished the week with four more reported deaths and ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Friday, October 16, 2020 11:58 pm

Elections

Local voters turn out in droves to cast more than 3,200 ballots for first day of early voting

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With some arriving more than an hour before early voting began at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Rowan County voters ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Friday, October 16, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

County reaches 110 COVID-19 deaths

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — There have now been 110 reported COVID-19 deaths in Rowan County. Thursday’s addition of a single COVID-19 death marks ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:06 pm

Coronavirus

County adds 14 new cases to data hub; state health department to hold community testing events

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County health officials added 14 COVID-19 cases to its data hub on Wednesday as the state saw slight ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:03 pm

Elections

Chamber of Commerce confident in COVID-19 safety protocols at Tuesday night forum

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Despite Salisbury Mayor Pro Tem Al Heggins’ decision to leave its candidate forum Tuesday night due to health concerns, ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:30 pm

Business

Candidates talk economic recovery, health care; Heggins leaves forum after opening

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Local candidates vying for state House and Senate seats talked economic recovery, health care and law enforcement reform Tuesday ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Two additional COVID-19 deaths reported; state’s rate of tests returning positive grows

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The county reported two additional COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, including one death at Liberty Commons and another not associated ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:45 pm

Elections

Election 2020: In 76th District race, Warren, Heggins differ on COVID-19 response, Medicaid expansion

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While both candidates running to represent the 76th House District agree COVID-19 has exacerbated issues in education and health ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:00 am

Elections

Election 2020: Cooper says state must base future decisions on science; Forest wants full reopening of economy

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, cites a record of progress for the state, he believes there’s more to ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:00 am

Elections

Election 2020: Howard, Townsend talk issues in 77th District race

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While Rep. Julia Howard wishes to continue promoting tax incentives to recruit businesses to the district, challenger Keith Townsend ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:00 am

Elections

Election 2020: In state Senate race, Ford says governor exceeds authority, Ellis support COVID-19 response

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Sen. Carl Ford doesn’t approve of how Gov. Roy Cooper has led the pandemic response in North Carolina and ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:00 am

Elections

Political Notebook: Two local candidates drop out of Rowan Chamber of Commerce forum

SALISBURY — Neither candidate for N.C. House District 77 will attend Tuesday’s forum hosted by the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce. Keith Townsend, a Democrat ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Monday, October 12, 2020 12:49 am

Crime

Blotter: Man charged after deaths from fentanyl he’s accused of providing

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Mount Ulla man was charged Saturday with two felonies after allegedly providing two people with an illegal narcotic ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Monday, October 12, 2020 12:17 am

Elections

Early voting begins Thursday; here’s what local voters need to know

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Early voting begins Thursday, and this year Rowan County residents have 17 full days to cast an early vote ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:10 am

News

First virtual OctoberTour brought more than 6,500 pageviews by Saturday

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — This year’s virtual OctoberTour catapulted the rich history of Salisbury to a national audience after more than 6,500 virtual ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Rowan ends week with three COVID-19 deaths, 26 average daily cases

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County ended the week with three additional COVID-19 deaths reported, 12% of total cases considered active and fewer ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Saturday, October 10, 2020 8:23 pm

Elections

Heggins talks racial justice, poverty at NAACP forum; Warren absent

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Mayor Pro Tem Al Heggins on Thursday spoke during a virtual Rowan-Salisbury NAACP forum about issues of racial equality ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Friday, October 9, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Rate of COVID-19 tests returning positive steadily declining; single-day increases fluctuate

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Though 33 new cases were added to the county’s data hub on Thursday, the rate of COVID-19 tests returning ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:19 pm

Coronavirus

With 427 active cases, health official says COVID-19’s threat in Rowan remains steady

By Natalie Anderson and Josh Bergeron news@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While daily increases have fluctuated, the COVID-19 outbreak has been relatively steady in Rowan County, says ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 6:35 pm

Local

Final sales tax numbers from COVID-19 shutdowns better than expected

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Salisbury Finance Director Shannon Moore presented city council members with good news on Tuesday when she noted the final ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 12:00 am

Landis

Landis town staff will look into adding speed bumps near curve on North Zion Street

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com LANDIS — Aldermen voted Monday to prohibit trucks from traveling on North Zion Street from West Blume Street to West Limit ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Only four COVID-19 cases added; health officials encourage flu vaccinations

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While 24 cases have been reported to the county since Sunday, just four cases in that total were added ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Monday, October 5, 2020 6:27 pm

Local

Salisbury City Council to appropriate nearly $550,000 to revitalize historic district

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — City Council members on Tuesday will appropriate money from a nearly $550,000 grant to incentivize rehabilitation of commercial buildings ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, October 4, 2020 12:00 am

Elections

Political Notebook: Polls give insight into current job approval for presidential, gubernatorial races

A new High Point University poll found that registered voters in North Carolina currently give President Donald Trump a 44% approval rating with half saying ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Friday, October 2, 2020 9:12 pm

Coronavirus

UPDATED: County ends week with seven COVID-19 deaths

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Another COVID-19 death at Liberty Commons was reported to the county on Friday. It marked the seventh death reported ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Friday, October 2, 2020 7:10 pm

Business

Phase three to reopen local movie theater, NC Transportation Museum train rides

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Though the transition to phase three of  the state’s reopening looks to have little impact on most local businesses, ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Thursday, October 1, 2020 8:02 pm

Coronavirus

Rate of COVID-19 tests returning positive drops below 8%

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The rate of COVID-19 tests returning positive in Rowan County is now at 7.91%, according to data from the ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Thursday, October 1, 2020 7:56 pm

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