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County records 19 COVID-19 deaths this week

SALISBURY — Rowan County deaths from COVID-19 this week continued to come several at a time. There were 19 deaths reported Sunday through Saturday, down ... Read more

4 hours ago by Josh Bergeron.

NC panel backs governor’s ‘guiding principles’ on health improvements

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — Prominent North Carolina medical, business and nonprofit leaders and state legislators assembled by Gov. Roy Cooper ... Read more

22 hours ago by News Service Report.

N.C. colleges report first wave of COVID-19 cases as semester begins

By BRYAN ANDERSON Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH (AP) — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced Friday that it avoided returning to ... Read more

22 hours ago by News Service Report.

Former Make-A-Wish Iowa CEO charged with embezzling funds

By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The former CEO of Make-A-Wish Iowa has been arrested on felony charges alleging she ... Read more

22 hours ago by News Service Report.

Reactions from the sports world to the death of Hank Aaron

Associated Press Reaction to the death of one-time home run king Hank Aaron. He died Friday at the age of 86: “Thank you for everything ... Read more

22 hours ago by Post Sports.

Panthers new GM Fitterer plans to ‘be in on every deal’

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE   (AP) — Scott Fitterer says he plans to “be in on every deal” as he takes over as ... Read more

22 hours ago by Paris Goodnight.

Congregate facilities record COVID-19 deaths, county sees equal number of new cases, recoveries

SALISBURY — As Rowan County added an equal number of new COVID-19 cases and recoveries Friday, state statistics showed several new COVID-19 deaths at congregate ... Read more

1 day ago by Josh Bergeron.

Teen found dead on Grove Street, another dies from gunshot wound while being airlifted

SALISBURY — In what’s being called a homicide investigation, one man was found dead on the on the side of Grove Street early Friday morning ... Read more

1 day ago by Josh Bergeron.

Hank Aaron, baseball’s one-time home run king, dies at 86

By Paul Newberry AP National Writer ATLANTA — His name is all over the baseball record book and, indeed, Hank Aaron could do it all. ... Read more

1 day ago by Post Sports.

Blotter: Shots fired into West Lafayette Street home

SALISBURY — Bullets were found in the living room of a West Lafayette Street house early Thursday after a neighbor reported hearing gunshots. Salisbury Police ... Read more

1 day ago by Josh Bergeron.

CEO of Economic Partnership details state’s economic development future with Rowan Chamber

SALISBURY — When the reality of the pandemic set in about 10 months ago, Chris Chung was worried about what it would mean for the ... Read more

2 days ago by Ben Stansell.

McConnell working to push impeachment trial to February

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is proposing to push back the start of Donald ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

‘An opportunity to be a blessing:’ St. Luke Missionary Baptist hosting COVID-19 relief program

SALISBURY — For as far as the eye could see in either direction, cars lined both sides of Hawkinstown Road near St. Luke Missionary Baptist ... Read more

2 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Blotter: Jan. 21

In Salisbury Police reports: • A man reported property damage Wednesday in the 600 block of West Council Street. • Police responded to a fight ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Biden orders halt on all border wall construction

By Elliot Spagat Associated Press SAN DIEGO — In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

Bike accommodations, parking continue to be points of discussion in proposed Downtown Main Street plan

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — At the fifth of at least eight public input meetings scheduled for the proposed multi-phased Downtown Main Street Plan, ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

More than a million gallons of gas spilled in nature preserve near Huntersville

Associated Press CHARLOTTE — A crack in   a gasoline pipeline caused more than a million gallons to spill in a North Carolina nature preserve, ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

Catawba College starts classes on campus Monday, later than usual

SALISBURY – Catawba College will begin classes on Monday after a delayed start to the beginning of its second semester. Students have been arriving throughout ... Read more

2 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Small number of NC vaccine doses thrown out, official says

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — North Carolina’s top public official acknowledged for the first time on Thursday that the state has ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

COVID-19 deaths, hospital bed usage continue rising in Rowan County

SALISBURY — Three weeks into the new year, Rowan County has recorded 59 COVID-19 deaths. There were seven new COVID-19 deaths added Thursday — none ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Former paramedic charged with embezzling a controlled substance

SALISBURY — A former Rowan County paramedic was charged Wednesday with embezzling a controlled substance. William Buckley Stout, 43, of China Grove allegedly removed a 10 ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

For third time, convenience store robbed after man asks for Newport cigarettes

SALISBURY — For the third time in as many days, a man robbed a gas station by asking for Newport cigarettes and showing a gun, ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

New RSS Superintendent Watlington reflects on first week in office

SALISBURY – Tony Watlington spent most of his first week with Rowan-Salisbury Schools exploring the district. He has been visiting every school and facility in ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Education briefs: Hood Theological Seminary holding virtual lecture series 

Hood Theological Seminary will hold its annual Bishop Alfred E. and Mrs. Mamie White Endowed Heritage Lecture Series on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13, 2021. ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Education.

High school basketball: West boys have best team in years

 Twelfth in a series of reports on local basketball teams. WEST ROWAN BOYS Coach: Mike Gurley (24th season at West, 424-211 at West, 526-250 career) ... Read more

3 days ago by Mike London.

City will consider moratorium on new local historic landmarks

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Salisbury City Council on Tuesday will consider putting a temporary halt to giving new structures “historic landmark status” ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

“She always had a smile on her face:” Active in the community, Jeannie Misenheimer dies from COVID-19

By Susan Shinn Turner For the Salisbury Post Here’s the thing you need to know about Jeannie Misenheimer: She and her husband, Tony, had friends ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Navigating COVID to provide virtual career connections 

SALISBURY — Connecting students to business and industry is a natural proponent of hands-on learning that is face-to-face, generally intimate, and aligns to their interests ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Education.

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