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City fights invasive beetles by injecting trees with insecticide

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Humans aren’t the only species receiving preventative shots during the pandemic. This week, city officials are using a statewide ... Read more

5 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

City names downtown recipients for federal Parks Service grant

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The city has awarded more than $300,000 in federal grants to a handful of rehabilitation projects estimated to bring ... Read more

5 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

China Grove Town Council weighs 2021-22 budget priorities, supports buying body cameras

CHINA GROVE — During a work session to prepare the fiscal year 2021-22 budget on Tuesday night, the China Grove Town Council considered several requests ... Read more

6 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

Educators reflect on Teacher Appreciation Week

SALISBURY – Kelly Hain has seen 32 Teacher Appreciation Weeks come and go in her time in the field, but this one is special. “We’ve ... Read more

6 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

Livingstone College wins $30,000 Home Depot grant

SALISBURY – Livingstone College has won $30,000 in a program that will be used to build a podcast cafe and upgrade its game room. The ... Read more

6 hours ago by Post Education.

Shoutouts

Overton Elementary First Class Adventurers These students recognized at Overton Elementary School as First Class Adventurers inApril for doing an exemplary job of demonstrating the ... Read more

6 hours ago by Post Education.

Shield-A-Badge With Prayer program enters 26th year, accepting volunteers to pair with officers

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Monday passed a proclamation making May Shield-A-Badge With Prayer Awareness Month. Started more than two decades ... Read more

6 hours ago by Ben Stansell.

COVID-19 infection, quarantine numbers in Rowan-Salisbury Schools reach new highs

SALISBURY — The number of quarantines and COVID-19 infections in local public school students nearly doubled last week, and both figures reached their highest points ... Read more

6 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

High school football: Offensive line came together for Hornets, who play for state title tonight

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — It was wet enough on Monday that the Salisbury football team was forced inside, but the Hornets cheerfully ran ... Read more

6 hours ago by Mike London.

Pro baseball: White makes pro debut and says, ‘It felt amazing to be out there’

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS — No doubt it would’ve been easier making his long-awaited, long-stalled pro pitching debut for the Down East Wood Ducks ... Read more

6 hours ago by Mike London.

West Rowan Middle eighth grader wins investment writing contest

CLEVELAND – Michael Brown, a West Rowan Middle eighth grader, has won an investment essay contest sponsored by a financial trade group. Brown is the ... Read more

6 hours ago by Post Education.

YSUP Rowan invites agencies to participate in youth-focused training

Youth Substance Use Prevention Rowan (YSUP Rowan) invites leaders of youth-serving agencies to participate in training to support the development of youth as civic leaders ... Read more

6 hours ago by Staff Report.

US backs waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines

By Jamey Keaten and Zeke Miller Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday joined calls for more sharing of the technology behind COVID-19 ... Read more

6 hours ago by News Service Report.

As demand drops, Cooper visits vaccine clinic to urge usage

By Hannah Smoot Charlotte Observer CHARLOTTE — In a stop at the Mecklenburg EMS Agency COVID-19 vaccination clinic Wednesday, Gov. Roy Cooper praised the work ... Read more

6 hours ago by News Service Report.

NC lawmakers advance bill barring mandatory COVID-19 shots

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — North Carolina lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a proposal to prevent state and local governments from firing ... Read more

6 hours ago by News Service Report.

N.C. bill banning Down syndrome abortions nears floor vote

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — A North Carolina bill prohibiting pregnant women from seeking abortions on the basis of a prenatal ... Read more

7 hours ago by News Service Report.

Rowan County sees 301st death from COVID-19

SALISBURY — Rowan County on Wednesday topped 300 deaths attributed to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. The N.C. Department of Health and Human ... Read more

10 hours ago by Josh Bergeron.

N.C. lawmakers advance bill barring mandatory COVID-19 shots

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a proposal to prevent state and local governments from ... Read more

15 hours ago by News Service Report.

Rowan Public Library joins initiative to help people with digital connectivity

SALISBURY — Through a state partnership, the Rowan Public Library will offer assistance to local residents who need help with digital connectivity, devices and other ... Read more

17 hours ago by News Service Report.

Mocksville to dissolve police department

MOCKSVILLE (AP) — Officials in Mocksville are dissolving the town’s police department and entering a contract with the county sheriff’s office. News outlets report that ... Read more

18 hours ago by News Service Report.

Blotter: May 5

In Salisbury Police reports: • A man overdosed Monday in the 400 block of Mike Drive. • A motor vehicle theft was reported Monday in ... Read more

19 hours ago by Josh Bergeron.

Salisbury’s McElroy named top city, county communications professional in state

SALISBURY — City Communications Director Linda McElroy received the Chris Coulson Communicator of the Year Award Friday during the North Carolina City and County Communicators’ ... Read more

19 hours ago by Staff Report.

Locals condemn use of force during 2019 traffic stop of Georgia woman

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Local residents expressed anger and called for transparency from city leaders and local law enforcement officers Tuesday regarding a ... Read more

1 day ago by Natalie Anderson.

Back and better than ever: Cannon Ballers kick off inaugural season in Atrium Health Ballpark

KANNAPOLIS — Standing with his back toward the outfield, gesturing up at the cloudy and brightening sky, a smile spread across Andy Sandler’s face. “It ... Read more

1 day ago by Ben Stansell.

NC police reform package approved by Senate committee

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — A criminal justice reform package focused on targeting insubordinate and overly aggressive officers while giving more mental ... Read more

1 day ago by News Service Report.

Rowan County Health Department receives $5,000 grant to fund prenatal oral health program

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Health Department was one of several health organizations across the state that recently received a grant from the Delta Dental ... Read more

1 day ago by Ben Stansell.

City outlines use of federal HUD funds, approves NCDOT project to create U-turn bulb near Morlan Park Road

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — City council members on Tuesday received a presentation about the use of federal funds and approved a North Carolina ... Read more

1 day ago by Natalie Anderson.

Salisbury VA staff make the day for veterans with visitation parade

By Todd Goodman Salisbury VA Medical Center Every 20 minutes, a new set of cars pulled up to the curb at the horseshoe drop-off point ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

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