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Livingstone College celebrates federal recognition of Juneteenth

SALISBURY – After Juneteenth became the newest federal holiday, Livingstone College pulled together an impromptu celebration for the occasion on Friday. Livingstone President Jimmy Jenkins ... Read more

5 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

State suspends medical examiner after crash turns to homicide investigation

SALISBURY — State officials suspended a medical examiner for Rowan County this week after funeral home workers spotted a fatal gunshot wound on the body ... Read more

1 day ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: June 17

SALISBURY — The body of an unidentified dead man was found on Thursday afternoon in woods near the 800 block of McCanless Road. The body ... Read more

1 day ago by Ben Stansell.

Dennis Rivers joins Salisbury Police Department in new homeless advocate position

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Dennis Rivers  brought a new, yet familiar, face to the Salisbury Police Department when he began a new role ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rockwell, Faith, Cleveland adopt 2021-22 budgets; East Spencer officials to receive budget next week

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The towns of Rockwell, Faith and Cleveland have all adopted budgets for the 2021-22 fiscal year that don’t raise ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

West Rowan grad wins two national masonry competitions

SALISBURY – Grant Helms loves laying brick and keeps winning while doing it. The 2020 West Rowan High School graduate won a state competition in ... Read more

2 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Quotes of the week

“There’s still a lot of cowboys on the East Coast.” — Allen Livengood, at the latest Cleveland Rodeo in the arena off Redmon Road   ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Opinion.

Rowan, Kannapolis students below state average for federal aid applications

SALISBURY – The percentage of students applying for federal money to go to college in Rowan-Salisbury Schools and Kannapolis City Schools falls short of the ... Read more

2 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

County, state officials work to increase vaccinations as concern over Delta variant grows

SALISBURY — As COVID-19 cases continue a downward trajectory in Rowan County, vaccination rates are still lagging behind. Over the previous two weeks, Rowan County ... Read more

2 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Hexagon Agility to expand Salisbury facility, invest $28 million, create 75 new jobs

SALISBURY — Hexagon Agility will create 75 new jobs and invest $28 million over the next two years to expand its current facility in Rowan ... Read more

2 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Blotter: Two men rob convenience store at gunpoint

SALISBURY — Two men wearing hoodies and ski masks on Tuesday robbed a convenience store of money and cigars before fleeing on foot. The men, ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Sonny Allen, former mayor of Salisbury, dies at age 90

By Maggie Blackwell For the Salisbury Post SALISBURY — The ready smile, the perpetual twinkle in his eye and the heart that seemed bigger than ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

RCCC names Student Excellence Award finalists

SALISBURY – Rowan-Cabarrus Community College named 19 students as finalists for its 2020-2021 Student Excellence Awards. Two students were chosen to represent the College in ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Education.

City approves permit for child care center near downtown

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — City Council members on Tuesday approved a special use permit for a new child care center to operate on ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Landis removed from Local Government Commission’s watch list

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com LANDIS — After two years of being listed on the Local Government Commission’s watch list, Landis officials were informed earlier this ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

YSUP Rowan launches month-long drug use prevention campaign

SALISBURY — Youth Substance Use Prevention of Rowan County has launched a monthlong campaign aimed at curbing youth exposure to drugs. Safe@Home is an engagement ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Shoutouts

Collegiate honors Dylan Connolly, a 2021 graduate of Carson High School, has been awarded the Fisher-Matthews-Misenheimer Foundation’s Spirit to Learn Scholarship for 2021. The scholarship ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

RSS reports man impersonating summer meals worker

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools sent an alert to families on Tuesday making them aware of a man traveling door-to-door claiming he works for the district’s ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

County ponders plumbing replacement to completely eliminate lead in Dukeville

SALISBURY — In an ongoing effort to eliminate lead in drinking water in the Dukeville area, county government is considering completely replacing plumbing in several ... Read more

3 days ago by Ben Stansell.

High school baseball: Round 2 for South, East

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The randomly seeded NCHSAA baseball playoffs were expected to create more upset possibilities than usual, and in Tuesday’s first round, ... Read more

3 days ago by Mike London.

College baseball: Former East slugger Chandler Blackwelder commits to North Greenville

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com HICKORY — Former East Rowan standout Chandler Blackwelder turned in a monumental 2021 season for Catawba Valley Community College, and it ... Read more

3 days ago by Mike London.

Horizons summer camp takes students on mission to Mars

SALISBURY – Mars is roughly 140 million miles away from Earth, but Woodson Planetarium provides a glimpse of the red planet in Salisbury. A small ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Ryan Dayvault drops out of Kannapolis mayoral race

KANNAPOLIS — Ryan Dayvault’s campaign for mayor ended early. The city council member announced in a post on Facebook Wednesday night that he will no longer ... Read more

3 days ago by Ben Stansell.

City adopts nondiscrimination ordinance for employees, entities receiving city services

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — City Council members on Tuesday approved a nondiscrimination ordinance that allows for termination of city employees or rejection of ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Blotter: Shots fired after truck chases car off interstate

SALISBURY — Police on Tuesday recovered a single shell casing and couldn’t find the two vehicles involved in a shots fired incident at Faith Road ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

I-85 road rage incident results in assault, child abuse charges

SALISBURY — A 42-year-old man faces assault and child abuse charges after a road rage incident on Interstate 85. Ervin Charles Glover was charged Tuesday ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

China Grove man arrested for sex crimes involving woman with disabilities

SALISBURY — A 72-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for two sex crimes involving a woman in her 20s with a mental disability. Stacy Eugene Jones ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

UNCC chancellor talks about strengthening partnerships in Rowan County

SALISBURY — During a visit to Salisbury on Tuesday, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Chancellor Sharon Gaber spoke about strengthening ties between the nearby ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

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