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Local

Full Steam Ahead: Brew and Choo Festival takes off

By Samuel Motley For the Salisbury Post SPENCER — On Saturday, people from all over the region visited the N.C. Transportation Museum to participate in ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Sunday, August 11, 2019 12:01 am

Education

Local church teams up with NAACP, giving kids free hair cuts, school supplies

By Samuel Motley For the Salisbury Post SALISBURY — St Luke Baptist Church on Saturday hosted its second annual Haircuts and Hairdo’s event, giving kids ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Sunday, August 11, 2019 12:01 am

Business

Vineyard branches out with first crop of hemp

By Samuel Motley For the Salisbury Post GOLD HILL — Morgan Ridge Vineyards, known for its wines and kitchen, planted a new crop this year ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Sunday, August 11, 2019 12:00 am

Business

Sweet Country Style boutique finds home in downtown Salisbury

By Samuel Motley news@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Seeking to bring a “down-home, country-feeling vibe” to downtown Salisbury, Shelly Lowder opened Sweet Country Style boutique last Wednesday. ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Sunday, July 28, 2019 12:00 am

Business

Biz Roundup: Kindred launches food drive

Kindred launches food drive in Cabarrus and Rowan counties SALISBURY — Kindred at Home team members will canvass Cabarrus and Rowan counties with food collection ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:00 am

China Grove

China Grove incumbents unchallenged; Stroud calls out mayor

By Samuel Motley samuel.motley@salisburypost.com  SALISBURY — Incumbent Town Council members Rodney Phillips and Steve Stroud will go into the China Grove election unchallenged this fall. ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:00 am

Business

Spice & Tea Exchange brews downtown flavor

SALISBURY — If variety is your spice of life, you may find it at a new downtown tea shop. On July 4, The Spice & ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:00 am

Business

Candy Shoppe on Main finds new home in China Grove

CHINA GROVE — Beginning Saturday, China Grove will have a new addition to its Main Street — the former Candy Shoppe on Main of Salisbury. ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Friday, July 19, 2019 12:00 am

Business

Downtown businesses see uptick in sales with Krazy Klearance

SALISBURY — As the first day of Krazy Klearance and Restaurant Week came to a close Wednesday, local businesses said they’ve seen an uptick in ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Wednesday, July 17, 2019 11:27 pm

Crime

Blotter: Concord woman arrested for stealing ‘entire house full’ of goods

SALISBURY — A Concord woman was arrested in Rowan County for stealing an “entire house full” of furniture and goods totaling to $50,000, according to ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Monday, July 15, 2019 12:00 am

Local

NC Lt. governor candidate Yvonne Holley visits with Rowan Democrats

By Samuel Motley samuel.motley@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — More times than not people don’t “understand because they don’t know you or they have never met somebody like ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Sunday, July 14, 2019 12:00 am

Business

Off to the races: Local businesses get ready for Dragon Boat Festival

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s Dragon Boat Festival is a day of friendly competition, when co-workers try to work in unison to ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Sunday, July 14, 2019 12:00 am

News

Biz Roundup

Midyear housing sales on par with last year CHARLOTTE — Home sales in June across the 16-county Charlotte region fell by 6.1% compared to last ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Sunday, July 14, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Red Cross sets up temporary blood donation centers amid severe shortage

SALISBURY — Aiming to end an “extreme” shortage in the blood supply, the Red Cross is bringing temporary donation centers to Rowan County throughout the ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Friday, July 12, 2019 12:00 am

China Grove

China Grove Mayor Withers challenged by incumbent councilman in 2019 race

CHINA GROVE — For the first time in years, the town will have a competitive mayor’s race in 2019. China Grove Mayor Lee Withers has ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Friday, July 12, 2019 12:00 am

Local

Religious leaders to participate in national protest against migrant treatment

SALISBURY — Local religious leaders and others will host a vigil Friday as part of the national Lights for Liberty initiative, aimed at raising awareness ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:00 am

Education

Hurley Elementary School brings fresh veggies to Summer Meals Plan

SALISBURY — Hurley Elementary School’s new garden is providing fresh veggies for students who might otherwise not have access through the Rowan County Summer Meals ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:00 am

Business

Caldwell embraces transition from hospital president to Novant Health foundation

SALISBURY — To not see the people of Rowan Medical Center every day has been an adjustment, says Dari Caldwell, who moved on from her ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:00 am

News

Trio of challengers file to run in Landis

SALISBURY — Looking to bring “new, positive light” and “fresh faces” to Landis politics, Meredith Bare Smith filed Monday to run for mayor. She was ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Monday, July 8, 2019 9:25 pm

Business

Authentic Mexican restaurant coming to Fulton Heights

By Samuel Motley samuel.motley@salisburypost.com  SALISBURY —  Hoping to create a new, friendly atmosphere with authentic cuisine, Huber Galarza, Paulina Vega and Conchita Vega will be ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Sunday, July 7, 2019 12:01 am

Business

Biz Roundup — July 7

EDC joins CRBA in promoting the region to foreign firms at SelectUSA summit  WASHINGTON, DC — Rowan County EDC President Rod Crider recently participated with a ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Sunday, July 7, 2019 12:00 am

News

11 candidates file for municipal office on first day

By Samuel Motley  samuel.motley@salisburypost.com  SALISBURY — Starting at noon Friday, candidates for municipal office began trickling into the Rowan County Board of Elections Office to ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:01 am

Faith

She said ‘yes’: Rockwell couple find lasting love at Faith parade

FAITH — In a surprise proposal at the Faith Fourth of July parade, Mason Morrison asked his college sweetheart, Stephanie Sides, to join him in ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Thursday, July 4, 2019 6:50 pm

Faith

Family, community captured at Faith Fourth of July

FAITH — Sporting the patriotic colors red, white and blue, thousands of people gathered from across the state and beyond to participate in Faith’s 73rd annual ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Thursday, July 4, 2019 6:41 pm

Business

Chewy.com fulfillment center site being cleared for construction

SALISBURY — A 700,000-square-foot fulfillment center for online pet retailer Chewy.com is “progressing pretty rapidly,” says Rowan Economic Development Commission President Rod Crider. The Chewy.com ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:00 am

News

Rowan County residents look to establish local chapter of national Veterans Party

SALISBURY — Billy Fincher of Rowan County believes North Carolina needs a political party that is for the people. Under the direction of Kenneth Phillips, ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:00 am

News

Commissioners approve Rescue Squad funding, note structural changes

SALISBURY — During Monday’s Rowan County commissioners meeting and in a period of transition for the agency, the commissioners voted to move money out of ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:37 pm

Local

County considers $18.93 million West End Plaza proposal

SALISBURY — On Monday, the Rowan County commissioners considered a proposed design for renovating a section ofWest End Plaza to house several agriculture-focused agencies. The ... Read more

by Samuel Motley, Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:00 am

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