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Eagle project completes bridge at Community Park

SALISBURY — Josh Douthit is nearing the pinnacle of his Scouting career. But before he does, he had ...

David Freeze

David Freeze Day 12: Three states behind and soon to be four

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

Lifestyle

Center Stage dancers, parents bring home honors — and more than $4,000 donation

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. —  Dance parents from Center Stage Dance Co. in China Grove recently competed at Groove ...

Local

Waterworks Visual Arts Center appoints new board members

SALISBURY — Waterworks Visual Arts Center welcomes three new members to the board of directors. Newly elected to ...

Education

Welcome back! Officers line up to greet elementary students

SALISBURY — For the second year in a row, Salisbury Police officers lined up to welcome students at ...

Entertainment

Swanee Theatre gets new marquee with an old name

KANNAPOLIS — The Swanee Theatre, built in 1940 as one of four movie theaters in Kannapolis, is well ...

David Freeze

David Freeze Day 11: Pedaling uphill in search of the Mississippi River

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

Local

Veteran displaying flag at park says he was threatened by driver with firearm

SALISBURY — One of the veterans who has been standing on the corner of Bell Tower Green holding ...

Local

Spencer renews contract with CPA firm despite delays

SPENCER — The Spencer Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night to renew the town’s contract with R.H. CPAs ...

Back to school

School is in session: Students head back for a new year of classes

Students returned to class for the new school year on Wednesday and teachers, staff and administrators were all ...

Business

China Grove planning board approves recommending conditional zoning for auction business

CHINA GROVE — The China Grove planning board held a courtesy hearing Tuesday for the conditional zoning of ...

Local

Spencer to consider adding ‘In God We Trust’ to government cars, buildings

SPENCER — “In God We Trust” is the U.S. motto, signed into law by President Dwight Eisenhower in ...

David Freeze

David Freeze Day 10: Good progress on an exhilarating day

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

Education

Bright Minds Academy celebrates summer’s end, launches first fundraising campaign

SALISBURY — A local education enrichment program is looking to make waves with its first fundraiser. Bright Minds ...

Crime

Woman accused of stabbing man in dispute

SALISBURY — Following what police describe as a domestic assault, a 45-year-old woman was arrested Aug. 9 and ...

Crime

Blotter for Aug. 11

In the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office • Deputies investigated a report of vandalism and damage to property on ...

Crime

Bank robbery suspect arrested in Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS — A Concord man was arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon after a bank ...

Business

Cannon Pharmacy, IndyCare collaborate to bring new urgent care center to Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS — For those in Rowan and Cabarrus counties, healthcare is about to become more convenient with the ...

Business

Spencer Board to consider amending zoning constraints on auto repair shop

SPENCER — At Tuesday night’s Spencer Board of Aldermen meeting, Steve Blount, director of planning for the town, ...

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education reminds students to follow rules as school starts

SALISBURY — At Monday’s Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education meeting, chair Dean Hunter reminded teachers that they should ...

David Freeze

David Freeze Day 9: Pedaling hard on way to St. Louis

I am watching the minor league game from the Field of Dreams, loving the coverage and excited about ...

Crime

Blotter for Aug. 10

In Salisbury Police reports • Officers investigated a reported hit and run with property damage on South Martin ...

Local

Forklift catches fire at Henkel plant

SALISBURY — A report of a fire at the Henkel Corporation on Cedar Springs Road came in Tuesday ...

David Freeze

David Freeze Day 8: Things looking up, with a day well spent

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

Local

‘A Tribe Called Chess’ regaining strength, numbers

SALISBURY — Less than a year ago, a dream shared by two men for years finally came to ...

Education

School resource officer assignments cause alarm at board meeting

SALISBURY — At Monday night’s board of education meeting just before the start of school Wednesday, members were ...

Education

School board approves sale of Enochville School building, but not without debate

SALISBURY — The Rowan Salisbury School Board approved the sale of the former Enochville Elementary School to Piedmont ...

Local

Born for it: School resource officer perfect for the job

SALISBURY — For some, the idea of spending an entire work shift among pre-teens and teens is not ...

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