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Education

College Night Out takes over Bell Tower Green

SALISBURY —  An evening of festivities intended for local college students came to Bell Tower Green on Thursday ...

Education

Local schools have accounts to help students pay for lunch

SALISBURY — Federal waivers that let every public school district in the country feed students for free expired ...

Local

Fire Station 3 moving through planning toward new construction

SALISBURY — Though still in the planning stages, Fire Chief Bob Parnell and architect Bill Burgin showed the ...

David Freeze

David Freeze Day 17: Heavy rain, hills make for a long day of biking

Editor’s note: David Freeze is cycling along the Mississippi River from Dubuque, Iowa, to New Orleans. Contact him at ...

Landis

Bridge replacement will close portion of Kimball Road in Landis until December

LANDIS — A portion of Kimball Road (SR 1211) will be closed beginning Monday at 9 a.m., weather ...

China Grove

Rowan Museum to host photo scan preservation event

CHINA GROVE — In hopes of capturing as much of Rowan County’s history as possible, the Rowan Museum ...

Education

Catawba welcomes back students

SALISBURY — Catawba College kicked off the official start of the 172nd academic year at the opening convocation ...

Local

Bell Tower Green advisory board appointed, flag request will be priority

SALISBURY — All seven seats on a Bell Tower Green advisory board have been filled, the board has ...

Local

Rebirth of Empire Hotel a slow but steady process

SALISBURY — The Empire Hotel, which continues to occupy about half of the 200 block of South Main ...

Education

Eight have filed for school board seats

SALISBURY — Several more people have thrown their names into the Rowan-Salisbury Schools board races since the round ...

Education

Rowan Museum caps off summer with Apprentice Camp

SALISBURY — Students recently got a chance to see what it was like to work historically significant jobs. ...

Local

No one injured in crash at East Ridge Road at Sells Road

SALISBURY — Two car were involved in an accident around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday on East Ridge Road near ...

Education

Catawba to hold public forum on state of economy

SALISBURY – Catawba College Professor of Economics Eric Hake and Associate Professor of Economics Jamie Slate will hold ...

Kannapolis

Kannapolis Police promote two to sergeant

KANNAPOLIS — The Kannapolis Police Department has promoted Christopher Hamilton and Ramsey Nimer to the rank of sergeant. ...

Crime

Blotter 8/18

In Salisbury Police reports • A report of fraud of a victim on Kesler Street was taken that ...

Local

Rowan County Fair returns, booth and vendor spots still available

SALISBURY — The annual Rowan County Fair returns Sept. 19 for a week of rides, food and an ...

Education

Partners in Learning bringing special needs fashion show back in person

SALISBURY — September is the time for Partners in Learning’s annual fashion show, and this year it is ...

David Freeze

David Freeze Day 16: Some unexpected surprises, but a lot of new friends

Cloudy and very humid from the start, I pedaled out of Hollandale without a visible sunrise. For the ...

Lifestyle

Rowan Arts Council accepting Grassroots Grants applications

The Rowan Arts Council has set Friday, Aug. 26, as the deadline for the 2022-2023 Grassroots Grants applications. ...

Local

Former owner of Richard’s BBQ meets old friends for breakfast

SPENCER — At about 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, in the back of Hendrix BBQ on Salisbury Street, three ...

Local

Bell Tower Green advisory board filled; flag will be first item discussed

SALISBURY — After a public comment session in which nine people spoke, all in favor of adding an ...

Landis

Landis receives risk review awards after public safety analysis

LANDIS — At the Town of Landis’ Board of Aldermen meeting Monday, the Landis Police Department was awarded ...

Education

RSS hosting long list of volunteer orientations this semester

SALISBURY — For folks interested in contributing to local schools, plenty of opportunities are available to learn about ...

Education

Partners in Learning mints special education partnership with Stanly Community College

SALISBURY — Students in Stanly County will be crossing over to Rowan County for education opportunities at a ...

Local

Fire deemed accidental

SALISBURY — A fire that caused extensive damage to the back of a South Shaver Drive house, including ...

David Freeze

David Freeze Day 15: Changing direction, getting in just ahead of big storm

Editor’s note: David Freeze is cycling along the Mississippi River from Dubuque, Iowa, to New Orleans. Contact him at ...

Crime

Blotter for Aug. 17

In Salisbury Police reports • Police investigated a report of a shooting into an occupied dwelling in the ...

Local

NCDOT’s Division 9 that includes Rowan honored for highway wildflowers

RALEIGH –When the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Wildflower Program first started in 1985, no one could imagine just ...

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