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Livingstone College celebrates federal recognition of Juneteenth

SALISBURY – After Juneteenth became the newest federal holiday, Livingstone College pulled together an impromptu celebration for the occasion on Friday. Livingstone President Jimmy Jenkins ... Read more

6 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

Rowan, Kannapolis students below state average for federal aid applications

SALISBURY – The percentage of students applying for federal money to go to college in Rowan-Salisbury Schools and Kannapolis City Schools falls short of the ... Read more

2 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

RCCC names Student Excellence Award finalists

SALISBURY – Rowan-Cabarrus Community College named 19 students as finalists for its 2020-2021 Student Excellence Awards. Two students were chosen to represent the College in ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Education.

Shoutouts

Collegiate honors Dylan Connolly, a 2021 graduate of Carson High School, has been awarded the Fisher-Matthews-Misenheimer Foundation’s Spirit to Learn Scholarship for 2021. The scholarship ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

RSS reports man impersonating summer meals worker

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools sent an alert to families on Tuesday making them aware of a man traveling door-to-door claiming he works for the district’s ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Horizons summer camp takes students on mission to Mars

SALISBURY – Mars is roughly 140 million miles away from Earth, but Woodson Planetarium provides a glimpse of the red planet in Salisbury. A small ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

UNCC chancellor talks about strengthening partnerships in Rowan County

SALISBURY — During a visit to Salisbury on Tuesday, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Chancellor Sharon Gaber spoke about strengthening ties between the nearby ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Commissioners discussing reviving joint capital project committee with school board

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners is weighing whether to bring back a long-dissolved committee to bolster communication with the Rowan-Salisbury School System’s ... Read more

7 days ago by Ben Stansell.

RSS administration to recommend return to five-day school week

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools administration during Monday’s Board of Education meeting will recommend the district return to a five-day schedule this fall. The meeting will ... Read more

7 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Livingstone seeking nominees for inaugural ‘Forty Under 40’ Society

SALISBURY – The Livingstone College Office of Alumni Affairs is looking for a few exceptional men and women — under age 40.  Livingstone will hold ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

NC court: Students can use constitution to fight bullying

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — The constitutional right of North Carolina’s children to have access to a good public school education ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

School staff members to receive payments from unprecedented RSS bonus package June 23

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved an unprecedented $3.3 million round of bonuses for district staff. The district will ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

Gov. Cooper visits Knox Middle School teacher, gives TikTok a try

SALISBURY – On Thursday, Gov. Roy Cooper went back to class. Cooper traveled to Salisbury’s Knox Middle School Thursday to talk to Felecia Young, a math ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

NC to give out $1 million each to 4 vaccinated residents

RALEIGH (AP) — A new lottery in North Carolina will give the more than 4.2 million vaccinated residents across the state a different kind of ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Rowan-Salisbury Schools approves $3.3 million in bonuses for staff

SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved an unprecedented $3.3 million round of bonuses for district staff. The district will ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

Rowan-Salisbury Schools welcomes Chewy with art exhibition in Spencer

SPENCER — North Rowan High School turned its design focus into an art project to celebrate Chewy coming to Rowan County. A small crowd gathered ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

Salisbury-Rowan PFLAG awards scholarships

SALISBURY – The Salisbury-Rowan chapter of PFLAG has awarded eight $1,000 scholarships for this academic year The Scholarships Advisory Committee members are Chairperson Angel Barber, ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Education.

Education briefs: Rowan County Literacy Council adds volunteers

SALISBURY – New volunteers have completed the training process to become tutors for the Rowan County Literacy Council.  Volunteers take an online class, followed by ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Education.

Squids, drones and boats, oh my! Students put brainpower to work during STEM Camp

By Joanie Reeder For the Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS – In an empty hallway at Kannapolis Middle School on Tuesday, a young girl slowly moved her ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Median income change opens state-funded pre-K to more families

SALISBURY — A recent increase in the state’s median income figure means more local kids are eligible for free pre-K. The key metric for eligibility ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

Shoutouts

Hurley Elementary Honor Roll A Honor Roll in the fourth quarter: Third grade: Jaleigh Lewis. Fourth grade: Keira Barrier, Da’Vieon Borders, Charleigh Fidler, Gavin Horne, ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Education.

Faith academy will refurnish school, has hired most staff

FAITH — Faith Academy expects to spend about $450,000 on furniture to get its facility ready for the coming school year. Academy Board Chair George ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

Student in Asheboro denied diploma for wearing Mexican flag at graduation

ASHEBORO (AP) — A North Carolina high school senior was denied his diploma because he draped a Mexican flag over his gown in violation of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

$13.7 million gift clears most of Catawba College’s debt

SALISBURY — An anonymous donation has cleared 75% of Catawba College’s debt. Announcing the donation Friday, the college said the $13.7 million contribution will put ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Education.

RSS workers met by inconsistent-sized groups for first round of summer meals

CHINA GROVE – Rowan-Salisbury Schools on Thursday delivered the first summer meals to a somewhat inconsistent crowd. One of the district’s meal trucks making the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

RSS apologizes for student video mocking George Floyd’s death

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools officials are apologizing for a reenactment of George Floyd’s murder in a video featuring Erwin Middle School students. The video, which ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

KCS sends off Buckwell with awards, parade

KANNAPOLIS — Outgoing Superintendent Chip Buckwell received a send-off Wednesday from local leaders and community members. Chip Buckwell will retire from the district at the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

Catawba names two new trustees

SALISBURY – The two new members joining Catawba’s Board of Trustees are Marvin Moore of Concord, principal of Salisbury High School, and Bill Wagoner of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Education.

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