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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

5 hours ago by Shavonne Potts.

Police: Victim argued with someone before shooting in Jersey City neighborhood

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The 27-year-old victim of a gunshot was involved in an altercation Thursday before the incident on a corner of ... Read more

9 hours ago by Shavonne Potts.

Thieves hit 13 vehicles in three Salisbury apartment complexes

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Police are looking into reports that 13 vehicles that were ransacked in three different Salisbury apartment complexes on Friday. ... Read more

9 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

22 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

Clad in protective gear, local foundation sends hams home with families for Easter

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – A group of cars congregated in the Hurley YMCA parking lot Thursday morning to be loaded with hams, biscuits ... Read more

22 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

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

22 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

22 hours ago by Liz Moomey.

Blotter: Kannapolis home broken into, vandalized

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS — An attorney who is over the estate of a Kannapolis home reported that someone vandalized the property. There was ... Read more

22 hours ago by Shavonne Potts.

‘Let’s jam’: Knox Middle School party goes virtual during closure

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – School instruction has moved online, but that didn’t prevent Knox Middle School from reconnecting its faculty, staff and students ... Read more

22 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

Man listed in serious condition following Jersey City shooting

SALISBURY — Salisbury Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Thursday in the Jersey City neighborhood in which a man was seriously injured. Jateare V. ... Read more

1 day ago by Shavonne Potts.

Man charged with manslaughter in death of stepfather

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — An early Wednesday morning assault at a Salisbury home has led to manslaughter charges for the stepson of the ... 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.

Detention center officer assaulted during jail fight

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Rowan County Detention Center officer received minor injuries while attempting to break up a fight between inmates after ... Read more

1 day ago by Shavonne Potts.

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.

Novant Health picks Walgreens stores as drop-off points for supply donations

People seeking to donate medical supplies to employees of the Novant Health system can do so at a number of Walgreens locations, including one in ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

RCCC donates medical equipment to local hospitals

SALISBURY — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College on Monday donated medical masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment from its health-related programs to local hospitals to help ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

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.

Rowan County Sheriff’s Office seizes equipment at Fishzilla Arcade

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County Sheriff’s Office investigators on Wednesday executed a search warrant at the now-shuttered Fishzilla Arcade, which the agency ... Read more

2 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Small Business Administration offers loan options for businesses affected by COVID-19

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — One option for small businesses across Rowan County suffering from impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak is a low-interest, federal ... 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.

Salisbury Transit suspends fares, city makes additional changes during COVID-19 outbreak

SALISBURY — The city’s transit system suspended fare collections on all routes starting Tuesday at 6 a.m. Transit will also implement a rear-door policy to ... Read more

2 days ago by Liz Moomey.

Blotter: April 2

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports • A man reported on Monday someone stole his belongings from a building while in ... Read more

2 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Catawba College offers free classes for locals amid cornavirus shutdown

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Catawba College has created a new program intended to benefit students who are now facing economic hardship and uncertainty ... Read more

2 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Landis police looking for missing 13-year-old girl

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com LANDIS — Police say they need the public’s help to locate a Landis teen who has been missing since late Sunday ... Read more

2 days ago by Shavonne Potts.

Salisbury police investigating several hotel truck break-ins

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Salisbury police are looking into thefts from pickups at local hotel parking lots that occurred Tuesday night and early ... 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.

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