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Rowan County reports 44 positive COVID-19 cases

SALISBURY — For the second day in a row, the number of positive COVID-19 cases jumped by seven patients, bringing the county’s total to at ... Read more

6 hours ago by Shavonne Potts.

Local survey indicates most businesses impacted quickly by COVID-19

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Findings from a survey sent out to local businesses in Rowan County last week indicate that most companies are ... Read more

23 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

Peace Corps volunteer’s job comes to abrupt end amid COVID-19 outbreak

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Robin Moulton had been in Uganda for two years with the Peace Corps. But last week, like several thousand ... Read more

23 hours ago by Shavonne Potts.

Lawmakers hear about medical equipment shortage fears

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Representatives of the North Carolina Nurses Association relayed fears about the lack of personal protective equipment available to fight ... Read more

23 hours ago by Liz Moomey.

COVID-19 cases in Rowan reach 37; nine have recovered

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The number of people who’ve tested positive for COVID-19 rose by seven on Thursday, bringing the total to 37 ... Read more

1 day ago by Shavonne Potts.

Gerry Wood dealerships to close indefinitely during COVID-19 pandemic

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — All three Gerry Wood automobile locations in Salisbury will close their doors on Friday to protect employees during the ... Read more

1 day ago by Natalie Anderson.

Contact information for COVID-19-related questions

The following is a list of numbers or email addresses for COVID-19-related questions: • People seeking to speak with the Rowan County Health Department about ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Local seamstress creates facial masks for neighbors during COVID-19 outbreak

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Liese Sadler is a self-professed news junkie who has kept up with COVID-19 developments, but one article about face ... Read more

2 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

RSS creates ways for non-teaching staff to keep working

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – When Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order for all public schools in the state to close in mid-March, ... Read more

2 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Rowan’s congressmen discuss details of $2.2 trillion COVID-19 package

It wasn't perfect, but the $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump was needed to quickly get money ... Read more

2 days ago by Liz Moomey.

County animal shelter moving animals to foster homes during pandemic

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rowan County Animal Shelter has begun its own unofficial fostering program, allowing locals to ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx Charter School seeking food assistance for students

SALISBURY – Essie Mae Kiser Foxx Charter School is implementing virtual learning for students amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The school’s spring break runs from April ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Education.

Local COVID-19 cases reach 30; 7 people have recovered

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Public Health Department on Wednesday confirmed there were a total of 30 positive COVID-19 cases in Rowan County among the ... Read more

2 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Institute projects about 2,500 North Carolinians will die from COVID-19 by August

ALBEMARLE — Health care data forecasters are projecting that North Carolina has only a few weeks before the state exhausts its resources and the worst ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

State Highway Patrol says it won’t make stops just for stay-at-home order

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — During Gov. Roy Cooper’s stay-at-home order, the N.C. Highway Patrol will not conduct traffic checkpoints to make sure motorists ... Read more

3 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

County to define ‘essential employees,’ provide emergency leave

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — During a special meeting on Monday, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners took steps to define the county’s essential ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

COVID-19 Relief Fund starts accepting applications from nonprofits

SALISBURY — As the COVID-19 Relief Fund topped $22,000 raised Tuesday, the United Way started accepting applications from nonprofits. The COVID-19 Relief Fund will specifically ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Rowan-Salisbury Schools will have teacher workdays on Wednesdays for rest of year

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education’s Monday meeting was dominated by discussion and updates about the district’s handling of closure’s ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

State legislators told hospitality industry ‘on life support’

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — N.C. Restaurant and Lodging Association President Lynn Minges on Tuesday had a message for the state representatives in the ... Read more

3 days ago by Liz Moomey.

At least four recovered among 24 COVID-19 cases

SALISBURY — As the county’s COVID-19 cases total rose to 24 on Tuesday, the Rowan County Health Department provided the most detailed data yet about ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Brown, Williamson shed interim titles at Hurley, Corriher-Lipe

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Interim Hurley Elementary School Principal Jennifer Brown and Interim Corriher-Lipe Middle School Principal April Williamson were both promoted to ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

During pandemic, some first responders see changes in call volumes, types

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Some local first responders are seeing changes in call volumes and types during the outbreak of COVID-19 here. For ... Read more

4 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

East Spencer town board to consider curfew during COVID-19 pandemic

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER — The town is considering instituting a curfew during the COVID-19 pandemic. The East Spencer Board of Aldermen discussed ... Read more

4 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Rowan County COVID-19 case count increases to 22

SALISBURY — From Friday to Monday, the number of COVID-19 cases in Rowan County increased from 14 to 22, according to the Rowan County Health ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

RSS needs 25,000 bags a day for meals delivered

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools is delivering about 25,000 meals a day during school closure at no cost to students, but that number has created one ... Read more

6 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Before Cooper’s order, some area residents navigated local stay-at-home orders

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Lately, Steve Hines has been carrying a letter from his employer that lists his company’s name, his position and ... Read more

6 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

COVID-19 to dominate agenda of Monday school board meeting

SALISBURY — All but two items on the Rowan-Salisbury School Board agenda Monday will be related to the impact of COVID-19 and the district’s operations ... Read more

6 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

‘Silent helpers’: Local costume company manager making masks for nurses, doctors

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As TV personality and neighborhood friend Mister Rogers once said, when looking at things that are bad, “look for ... Read more

6 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

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