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Downtown residents, business owners say noisy construction is A-OK, sign of progress to come

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Vehicle sirens, loud mufflers and traffic throughout the night all make up the “urban noise” expected among downtown residents ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

NC poet laureate will speak during historical marker celebration, talks about life, race

By Elizabeth Cook For the Salisbury Post The time of political politeness has come and gone, says Jaki Shelton Green, North Carolina’s poet laureate.  “It’s ... Read more

4 days ago by Elizabeth Cook.

Spencer moves back public hearing on longer, staggered terms

SPENCER — The town on Wednesday moved back a public hearing on a change to Spencer’s charter that would increase the length of terms for ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

High school fire academy lets seniors jump start a service career

SALISBURY – Thanks to a partnership between Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and Rowan-Salisbury Schools, local high school seniors interested in a career as a firefighter may ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Education.

David Freeze: Biggest adventure day coming next

I have decided that California isn’t my favorite state, not even close. I started out from Pine Valley this morning. I will admit to spending ... Read more

4 days ago by David Freeze.

South Ellis Street in for improvements because of $100,000 grant for BlockWork

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A $100,000 grant from the Lowe’s 100 Hometowns initiative will allow the city to consider larger projects for the ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Little League softball: Rowan drops regional final, but moves on

Staff report WARNER ROBINS — Rowan Little League’s 12U softball team already had qualified for the World Series, and that took some of the sting ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike London.

Catawba students, grads make it out to the ballpark for summer of baseball

SALISBURY — Catawba College sports management students and recent graduates have been placed in a number of baseball roles this summer, from Kannapolis to San Diego, ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Education briefs: RSS Teacher of the Year gets Phillip J. Kirk Scholarship

SALISBURY — Todd Parker, the Rowan-Salisbury Teacher of the Year, has received the prestigious Phillip J. Kirk, Jr. Honored Educator Scholarship. Phil Kirk, a native ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Education.

Rowan County among communities where CDC recommends masks indoors

By Josh Bergeron and Carl Blankenship news@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Labeled as an area with high transmission of COVID-19 by the Centers for Disease Control and ... Read more

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: Shooters mistakenly fire bullets into woman’s West Kerr Street house

SALISBURY — A woman’s house was shot five times on Tuesday in an incident intended for her neighbor, according to Salisbury Police. The incident occurred between ... Read more

5 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Light installation could delay Bell Tower Green opening, but formal event still set for Sept. 10

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Bell Tower Green Park President Dyke Messinger says he’s unsure whether the delayed approval for new lights in the ... Read more

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Kannapolis restroom listed among top 10 in the country, vying for top spot

KANNAPOLIS — Not satisfied with only having the best ballpark in the country, the city of Kannapolis is vying for another national title — top ... Read more

5 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Little League softball: Rowan plays for regional championship, qualifies for World Series

    Staff report WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — Rowan Little League 12U softball won its third straight game in the Southeast Regional on Tuesday morning. ... Read more

5 days ago by Mike London.

Rowan health director says COVID-19 deaths preventable as county sees No. 315

SALISBURY — People are continuing to die potentially preventable deaths from COVID-19, says Rowan County Health Director Alyssa Harris. Harris’ statement came as state health ... Read more

5 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Rowan County Planning Board denies Reaper’s Realm rezoning request after opposition from neighbors

SALISBURY — Following a long and lively meeting, the Rowan County Planning Board late Monday night voted to deny a rezoning request from Reaper’s Realm ... Read more

5 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Catawba College’s Newman Park renovations grow more extensive

SALISBURY — Newman Park’s renovation plans are leaning more toward a complete replacement because of structural issues found in grandstand and roof, which were erected ... Read more

5 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

David Freeze begins cross-country cycling journey in San Diego

My flight west on Monday morning went well until just before the initial descent into San Diego. A passenger collapsed just as he passed my ... Read more

6 days ago by David Freeze.

Community remembrance events to focus on lynchings of the past, need for justice today

SALISBURY — “Truth Be Told,” a community remembrance project to be held here Aug. 6-7, will commemorate the deaths of local lynching victims and focus ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

August issue of Salisbury the Magazine is now available

SALISBURY — The August issue of Salisbury the Magazine, a publication of the Salisbury Post, has reached subscribers and is now available at its normal distribution ... Read more

6 days ago by Mark Wineka.

After 10 days, three hospitals, one diagnosis, Kassidy Sechler will return home

CHINA GROVE — More than a week after she was rushed in an ambulance to a hospital in Hickory, Kassidy Sechler will return home to ... Read more

6 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Blotter: Police ask for help finding robbery suspect

SALISBURY — Police are renewing a call for the public’s help in a robbery that occurred July 6th. An unidentified man in the incident demanded ... Read more

6 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Three Rivers Land Trust finalizes deal to double size of nature preserve in Spencer

SPENCER — Three Rivers Land Trust says it has closed a deal that will roughly double the size of the Fred and Alice Stanback Education ... Read more

6 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Spin Doctors announced as headlining band for 2021 Cheerwine Festival

SALISBURY — Cheerwine on Monday announced that the Spin Doctors will headline this year’s Cheerwine Festival. The Grammy-nominated rock band emerged in the early 1990s ... Read more

6 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Ask Us: Readers ask about Hoffner murder case, ‘Fame’ location

Editor’s note: Ask Us is a weekly feature published online Mondays and in print on Tuesdays. We’ll seek to answer your questions about items or trends ... Read more

6 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Cornhole tournament at New Sarum Brewery brings out Panthers fans, raises money for charity

SALISBURY – Rowan County’s fan club for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers merged tailgating staples this weekend — beer and the game cornhole — to raise ... Read more

7 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Blotter: Salisbury man charged for breaking and entering, burglary tools

SALISBURY – A man was charged with felony property crimes on Friday in connection to an incident earlier this month. Michael Wayne Horne, a 39-year-old ... Read more

7 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Child killed in Monroe drive-by shooting; 1 arrested

MONROE (AP) — Police in North Carolina arrested one man Sunday and were searching for other suspects in connection with a drive-by shooting a day ... Read more

7 days ago by News Service Report.

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