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Winterfest takes over Park Plaza in Spencer

SPENCER — Spencer kicked off the inaugural Winterfest by cutting the ribbon on its new town hall and ...

High School

High school boys basketball: Falcons surprise Hornets 66-55

By David Shaw For the Salisbury Post MOUNT ULLA  —  West Rowan’s boys basketball team didn’t waste any ...

Education

‘The Nutcracker’ a full community production for local kids

SALISBURY – All grade levels in Rowan County are coming together for a production of the most famous ...

Elections

Judges deny requests to block state elections under new maps

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s 2022 elections under new legislative and congressional ...

Crime

Parents of Michigan boy charged after school shooting

By COREY WILLIAMS and ED WHITE Associated Press PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges ...

China Grove

Christmas on the Homefront returns to Price of Freedom Museum on Sunday, next weekend

CHINA GROVE — A hometown and long-ago Christmas during wartime will be remembered at the Price of Freedom ...

Coronavirus

Contact tracing revs up with arrival of omicron variant in the US

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and BOBBY CAINA CALVAN Associated Press The arrival of the omicron variant of the coronavirus ...

Entertainment

Let it go with ‘Frozen, Jr.’ at Norvell Theatre

By Caroline Stephenson Norvell Theatre SALISBURY — The Piedmont Players will present “Frozen, Jr.” beginning this weekend in ...

Crime

New charges filed for woman accused of kidnapping man during house fire

ENOCHVILLE — A woman already facing a kidnapping charge was served Thursday with additional crimes of first-degree arson ...

Crime

Man jailed on weapons, drug charges for Woodleaf incidents

SALISBURY — A 27-year-old man faces a laundry list of drug and weapons charges in connection with two ...

Local

Salisbury’s Three Rivers Land Trust receives record $9.7 million for 19 conservation projects

SALISBURY — Three Rivers Land Trust will protect 5,381 acres of natural land and family farms across the ...

Education

Three Wide Foundation adds more families to Christmas meal, coat giveaway

SALISBURY – A locally based foundation plans to reach more students and their families than ever this month ...

Business

Storm costs add to bills of Duke Energy customers

Associated Press CHARLOTTE  — Duke Energy electric customers in North Carolina will see a new line-item charge on ...

Nation/World

Stopgap spending bill OK’d in time to avoid a short-term government shutdown

By Kevin Freking and Lisa Mascaro Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill Thursday ...

Local

Quotes of the week: ‘I just like helping people’

“I just like helping people.” — Aidan Melton, 12-year-old who continues to take part in the Toys for ...

News

Governor vetoes bill moving up deadline for absentee ballot

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed on Thursday legislation that would bar ...

Coronavirus

Omicron coronavirus variant turns up in multiple states

By MICHELLE L. PRICE and BOBBY CAINA CALVAN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The omicron variant of ...

News

Escaped campfire blamed for Pilot Mountain blaze; Pogue Mountain fire about 45% contained

PILOT MOUNTAIN  (AP) — A wildfire at Pilot Mountain State Park has burned 1,100 acres and was about ...

Business

Company to invest additional $50 million, create at least 35 new jobs across Rowan line in Linwood

LINWOOD — EGGER Wood Products announced Thursday it will invest $50 million in additional equipment at its Davidson ...

Coronavirus

Local deaths from COVID-19 approach 300 this year as new variant concerns emerge

SALISBURY — With concerns rising about a new variant of COVID-19, local deaths tied to the virus are ...

Education

Faith Academy quarantines entire fourth grade

SALISBURY – Faith Academy Charter School quarantined all three of its fourth grade classrooms Thursday following a recommendation ...

Crime

Blotter: Dec. 2

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports: • A man reported a burglary Tuesday in the 400 block of ...

Crime

Salisbury Police warn public after man extorted for money over nude Snapchat picture

SALISBURY — Police are warning the public to avoid sending things privately they wouldn’t want public after a ...

Local

Local groups will collect donated toys for tots around Salisbury this weekend

SALISBURY — To bring in donations for Toys for Tots this year, Aidan Melton is relying on help ...

Business

State rankings say Rowan County is less economically distressed heading into 2022

SALISBURY — Rowan County’s time as one of the 40 most economically distressed counties in the state lasted ...

Local

Couple donates to Christmas Happiness Fund in honor of family member who made holiday special

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Bettie and Jim Lyerly have donated to the annual Christmas Happiness Fund ...

Education

Game Plan for Life program returns as ABC Upward!

SALISBURY – The speaking series previously known as Game Plan for Life is back as ABC Upward! to ...

High School

High school basketball: Hornets have super collection of guards

Twelfth and final report on local basketball teams. SALISBURY BOYS Coach: Bryan Withers (7th season, 102-41 at Salisbury, ...

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