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State confirms first monkeypox case in Cabarrus County

KANNAPOLIS — The North Carolina State Lab for Public Health has confirmed the first case of monkeypox in ...

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s set for Oct. 29 in Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS – Rowan and Cabarrus County residents will be able to take part in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk ...

Health

‘A historic opportunity’: Rowan Board of Health proposes plan for $15 million in opioid settlement funds

SALISBURY — After months of reviewing community needs and identifying options, Rowan County public health officials have approved ...

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Rowan County has first case of monkeypox, health department says

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Health Department has confirmed that Rowan has its first case of monkeypox, according ...

Health

Terrie Hess Child Advocacy Center shares rebranding as ‘more positive’

SALISBURY — Terrie Hess Child Advocacy Center, formerly known as Prevent Child Abuse Rowan, has announced the organization ...

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Rowan County drops in 2022 county health rankings

SALISBURY — Rowan County fell in the 2022 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps report recently released by the ...

Coronavirus

Rowan County moved to riskier COVID-19 community level as positive cases increase

SALISBURY — Rowan County has been moved from the Center for Disease Control’s low/green COVID-19 community level to ...

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Salisbury Veteran Affairs Health Care Center appoints new executive director

SALISBURY — John J. Melton, recently retired Womack Army Medical Center Commander, returns to North Carolina as the ...

Food

Rowan Public Library to offer ‘sustainable snacking’ workshops this summer

SALISBURY — The Rowan Public Library is preparing to unveil a new set of workshops that challenge not ...

Health

New low back pain study underway at NC Research Campus in Kannapolis

Duke CTSI KANNAPOLIS — When her lower back started to hurt, Shantela Carter joined Duke’s new study at ...

Health

Salisbury VA mental health team works to ease burden on veterans, families suffering with dementia

By Staff Report  SALISBURY — Looking after a loved one with dementia and finding long-term care options can ...

Ask Us

Ask Us: What are the regulations for wearing gloves when handling food during the pandemic?

Editor’s note: Ask Us is a weekly feature published online Mondays and in print on Tuesdays. We’ll seek to ...

Health

Political Notebook: Medicaid expansion looks promising in North Carolina, Rep. Sasser says

RALEIGH — Medicaid expansion could be a reality for North Carolina, says Rowan County’s Rep. Wayne Sasser, a ...

Coronavirus

Improving COVID-19 numbers change CDC’s mask recommendation for Rowan County

SALISBURY — With COVID-19 metrics continuing to improve, Rowan County has been reclassified to the lowest and safest ...

Health

Uptick in hepatitis A emerges as new concern for Health Department

SALISBURY — The pandemic demanded much of the Rowan County Health Department’s attention in 2021, but another communicable ...

Coronavirus

‘Our cases are out of control’: Board of Health discusses COVID-19’s omicron surge

SALISBURY — With COVID-19 cases surging, the Board of Health during a virtual meeting on Tuesday night discussed ...

Health

Healthy Rowan launches new physical activity platform to get Rowan Countians moving

SALISBURY — In an effort to promote exercise and exploration in Rowan County, Healthy Rowan has launched an ...

Health

Salisbury City Council will return to virtual meetings, require face masks in city buildings

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With positive cases of COVID-19 on the rise among city employees, Salisbury ...

Health

Local lawmakers weigh in on state budget process, potential for Medicaid expansion

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With a budget amount finally agreed upon by state House and Senate ...

Coronavirus

Health department drops quarantine time from 14 to 10 days

SALISBURY — People with a COVID-19 exposure are now being advised to quarantine 10 days, down from a full ...

Coronavirus

Local lawmakers take stance against ‘vaccine passports’ in letter to governor, legislation

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With a growing number of Americans receiving COVID-19 vaccinations, a discussion about ...

Coronavirus

Livingstone College partners with Health Department to administer 500 Pfizer vaccinations

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — In partnership with the Rowan County Health Department, Livingstone College delivered 500 ...

Health

County updates health director job description, will advertise for position

SALISBURY — After the Rowan County Board of Health approved changes to the health director job description during ...

Health

Rowan County improves in health rankings, looks to keep climbing in the future

SALISBURY — The health of Rowan County residents and the community are on the rise, according to a ...

Coronavirus

Congressman Budd visits Novant vaccine site, commends leaders for preventing wasted doses

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rep. Ted Budd visited Salisbury Wednesday to tour Novant Health’s COVID-19 vaccination ...

Coronavirus

Health officials say state on track to make all residents eligible for COVID shot

RALEIGH (AP) — All North Carolina adults who want a COVID-19 shot are on track to be eligible ...

Health

Two of Rep. Sasser’s bills successfully pass through Health Committee

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A bill that would commemorate childhood cancer each September and one that ...

Coronavirus

Health director outlines preliminary plans for future COVID-19 vaccination phases, equitable distribution

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY  Rowan County Public Health Director Nina Oliver on Tuesday outlined some preliminary plans ...

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