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Winterfest takes over Park Plaza in Spencer

SPENCER — The town kicked off its inaugural Winterfest by cutting a ribbon for its new town hall ...

Education

‘The Nutcracker’ a full community production for local kids

SALISBURY – All grade levels are coming together for a production of the most well-known ballet in the ...

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 ...

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 list of drug and weapons charges in connection with two incidents ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Education

How advocates at one university are addressing student homelessness

By Anna Pogarcic EdNC.org When Courtland Hardy saw a thick red packet in the mail, he knew he ...

Education

North Rowan High brings fun and new eyes in for Community Day

SPENCER –  Carla Marlin Smith had a long drive to come home and visit North Rowan High School ...

Education

Shoutouts

Millbridge Elementary Good Citizens Kindergarten: Jaxon Phillips, Abriella Murphy, Wyatt Piercey, Olivia Grace Thomas, Amelia Prymock, Kara Raynor, Max ...

Local

United Way announces 2021 campaign total, plans to keep raising money

SALISBURY — Screeching to a stop in the F&M Trolley Barn on Wednesday afternoon was a yellow 1965 ...

Landis

New Landis ‘postcard-style’ mural pays homage to past, looks ahead to future

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com LANDIS — Mayor Meredith Smith says one of her favorite trips as a girl ...

Crime

Blotter: Police find shell casings after shots fired call

SALISBURY — Police found several 9mm shell casings Tuesday night after a report of shots fired on Lafayette ...

Crime

Man jailed for foot chase, abandoning stolen car

SALISBURY — A 30-year-old man was jailed Tuesday for allegedly running from police after abandoning a stolen vehicle. ...

Crime

Police find getaway car from armed robbery at Webb Road Flea Market

SALISBURY — Police on Sunday found a getaway vehicle used in a Webb Road Flea Market robbery at ...

Crime

Enochville woman charged with kidnapping man during house fire

ENOCHVILLE — A 45-year-old woman faces second-degree kidnapping charges after allegedly forcing a man into a car at ...

Local

City accepting donations for Share 2 Care utility assistance fund with Rowan Helping Ministries

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The city is again accepting donations for Salisbury-Rowan Utilities’ Share 2 Care ...

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