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Rebecca Rider, Author at Salisbury Post

Local

Humanitarian awards celebrate unity, self-sacrifice

By Rebecca Rider For the Salisbury Post SALISBURY — Elsewhere in the country, people are focusing on divisions along party lines, but Sunday afternoon in ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Monday, January 21, 2019 12:05 am

Local

Continuing a legacy: Annual MLK events fight for rights, access

Click here for additional photos from Saturday’s parade. By Rebecca Rider For the Salisbury Post SALISBURY — On Saturday morning, Rowan County locals kicked off ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:10 am

Local

Elected officials make their New Year’s resolutions

By Rebecca Rider For the Salisbury Post SALISBURY — At midnight Monday, most people were making New Year’s resolutions, including elected officials. Their goals for ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Advice for keeping fitness resolutions: Set reasonable goals, get started and stick to it

By Rebecca Rider For the Salisbury Post SALISBURY — The dawn of a new year saw Rowan County residents flocking to local gyms, intent on ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:00 am

Local

A new year, a new baby

SALISBURY — Rowan County’s first baby of the new year, Brandon Mejia Bautista, was born to Alma Bautista Guerrero and Juan Carlos Mejia at 12:52 ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Tuesday, January 1, 2019 6:00 pm

Education

2018 Newsmaker of the Year: Rowan-Salisbury Schools

By Rebecca Rider For the Salisbury Post SALISBURY — It’s been a year of ups and downs for Rowan-Salisbury Schools. The district has made state ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Friday, December 28, 2018 12:00 am

Education

Overton Elementary students get a Christmas surprise

By Rebecca Rider For the Salisbury Post SALISBURY  — It was the last day of school before winter break, and students at Overton Elementary School ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Thursday, December 27, 2018 12:00 am

Education

Moving Day: Teachers move into new West Rowan Elementary

By Rebecca Rider For the Salisbury Post CLEVELAND — The mood was strange Friday at West Rowan Elementary School. A small staff lunch in the cafeteria ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Saturday, December 22, 2018 12:00 am

Education

North Rowan residents make passionate pleas to save school

By Rebecca Rider For the Salisbury Post SPENCER — North Rowan residents banded together Wednesday night to fight for the fate of their schools. For ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Thursday, December 20, 2018 12:00 am

Education

West Rowan consolidation meeting draws small crowd

MOUNT ULLA — A small crowd kept West Rowan’s community input session on a proposed school consolidation plan short and sweet. Only about two dozen ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 12:00 am

Education

Rowan-Salisbury school board settles on new school calendar

By Rebecca Rider For the Salisbury Post SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools calendar for the 2019-20 year was decided with little fanfare Monday evening. The ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:00 am

Local

Wreaths Across America honors those who served

By Rebecca Rider For the Salisbury Post SALISBURY — It was a somber scene Saturday in the Historic Salisbury National Cemetery. A cold rain poured ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Monday, December 17, 2018 12:00 am

Local

‘Shop with a Cop’ inspires Christmas spirit

By Rebecca Rider For the Salisbury Post SALISBURY — Traffic ground to a halt Saturday morning as more than a dozen police cars pulled into Walmart, ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Sunday, December 16, 2018 12:05 am

Education

School board to vote on 2019-2020 school calendar Monday

By Rebecca Rider For the Salisbury Post SALISBURY — The Rowan Salisbury Board of Education will consider adopting a new calendar for the 2019-2020 school ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Sunday, December 16, 2018 12:00 am

Education

Schools post survey on consolidation; meetings continue tonight

SALISBURY  — Parents concerned they’d have to fight the weather or their work clock in order to voice their opinions on school consolidation can now ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:10 am

Education

School performance grades linked to poverty

By Rebecca Rider SALISBURY — While communities and politicians tout test scores and school performance grades as the be-all and end-all, educators have long argued ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Sunday, November 11, 2018 12:10 am

Elections

Election 2018: Two vie for North seat on Rowan-Salisbury school board

SALISBURY — There’s only one race for a seat on the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education this year. Incumbents Travis Allen, Dean Hunter and Jean Kennedy are ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Sunday, November 4, 2018 6:26 pm

Education

Goodbye, for now

By Rebecca Rider I know what you’re thinking: “Another Post reporter’s leaving; there must be something wrong with that paper.” Right? Wrong. My decision to ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Thursday, October 11, 2018 12:00 am

Education

Students dive deep into the story of Alexander Hamilton

SPENCER — Tenth-graders at North Rowan High School are getting the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to show their stuff on the big stage in ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Thursday, October 11, 2018 12:00 am

Education

Salisbury High reports two possible cases of contagious bacteria infection impetigo

By Rebecca Rider education@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Two students at Salisbury High School have contracted a “contagious bacterial infection,” school officials said Wednesday. In a ConnectEd ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 4:38 pm

Education

Two candidates, two perspectives running for school board seat

SALISBURY — There’s only one seat on the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education up for election in November. That’s the seat representing North Rowan. Incumbent Richard Miller ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 am

Local

Spencer puts hold on talk about rental ordinance

SPENCER — The Spencer Board of Aldermen on Tuesday agreed to recess a public hearing on a proposed rental ordinance. The ordinance would hold landlords ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 am

Education

School board discusses capital needs, consolidation

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education spent more than an hour Monday discussing its enormous capital needs deficit. The discussion came after member Richard ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 12:00 am

Local

Fiesta de Rowan breaks down barriers

By Rebecca Rider rebecca.rider@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Saturday was a day for building bridges during La Fiesta de Rowan. The festival, a celebration of Latino culture, ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Monday, October 8, 2018 12:11 am

Local

‘A tradition:’ Autumn Jubilee shines in 39th year

By Rebecca Rider rebecca.rider@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Autumn Jubilee kicked off its 39th year with balmy temperatures and plenty of shade from overcast skies. The annual ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Sunday, October 7, 2018 12:10 am

Local

South Rowan library to host China Grove Roller Mill talk

CHINA GROVE — On Monday, the Rowan Public Library’s South Rowan Regional branch will host a talk about the China Grove Roller Mill, led by ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Sunday, October 7, 2018 12:00 am

Education

School board to discuss law enforcement coverage at elementary schools

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education will meet Monday at 1 p.m. for its October work session. The board will discuss options for law ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Sunday, October 7, 2018 12:00 am

Education

Spencer Library reminisces about ‘The Good Old Days’

By Beverly McCraw Spencer librarian SPENCER — What was life really like in the good old days? Thirty-one Spencer residents gathered at the Spencer Public ... Read more

by Rebecca Rider, Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:00 am

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