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Part of East Fisher Street closed for nine weeks while improvements made to bridge

SALISBURY — The North Carolina Department of Transportation closed the 200 block of East Fisher Street Monday to begin making improvements to the bridge to ... Read more

7 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Blotter: Fayetteville man faces Rowan charges for cutting cables from radio tower, impersonating law enforcement

SALISBURY — A Fayetteville man faces a half-dozen charges after he allegedly stole cables from a radio tower on Thursday and caused a temporary outage ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Salisbury High student shot, killed after incident on Maple Avenue

SALISBURY — A 14-year-old Salisbury High student was shot and killed Sunday after a group of juveniles passed around a gun while playing video games, ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Ask Us: If a tree falls from strip between sidewalk, street, who’s responsible?

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 ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Blotter: Gold Hill man arrested for possession of stolen vehicle from Florida

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday arrested a man for possessing a stolen vehicle from Florida. Jacob Pilkington, 26, of Gold Hill ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Messages show fired Rowan medical examiner didn’t think hole in man’s head was bullet wound

SALISBURY — A former Rowan County medical examiner told superiors in June she saw a hole in the head of Edward Leland Geouge III, but ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Veterans, state officials recall 9/11 attacks during 20th anniversary commemoration

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Local residents, veterans and elected officials gathered at the Hudson, Miller, Tatum VFW Post Saturday during a 20th anniversary ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

RSS to talk resuming Knox-Overton K-8 project

SALISBURY — A memo to the Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education and included with Monday’s agenda says funding to build a new K-8 school is ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

Salisbury Fire honors first responders’ sacrifice during 20th anniversary of 9/11

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Salisbury Fire Department gathered Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and focus on ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Watson family earns award for conservation efforts at Wetmore Farms

WOODLEAF — Conservation runs in the family at Wetmore Farms. Now they’ve got two awards to prove it. The farm, which spans about 450 rolling ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Civitans honor Shari Graham with Hero of the Year

SALISBURY — Shari Graham, left, was recognized as the Ernest Curtis 2021 Hero of the Year on Thursday by the Civitan Club of Salisbury. Hero Award ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Lifestyles.

Sports obituary: Ronnie Eidson played some of his best golf in his 50s

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — There was a winter day in 1992 when Ronnie Eidson missed five short putts and still shot a 9-under ... Read more

1 week ago by Mike London.

Carolina Artists Expo art show and sale returns

Staff report SALISBURY — The Carolina Artists Guild will hold its annual Expo show and sale Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

China Grove Fire Department earns improved ISO rating, now among state’s best

CHINA GROVE — When Mike Zimmerman became chief of the China Grove Fire Department in fall 2014, he inherited a department with problems. Lacking records ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

West Rowan holds off North, 42-35

By Dave Shaw For the Salisbury Post SPENCER — West Rowan didn’t earn many points for artistry Friday night, but it got the job done. ... Read more

1 week ago by Dave Shaw.

COVID-19 deaths in Rowan grow to 358 as positives, hospitalizations slow down

SALISBURY — Rowan County’s COVID-19 death toll grew by 11 this week as the number of positives reported daily and hospitalizations appeared to slow down. ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

State Board of Elections approves Sunday voting for 2021 municipal elections in Rowan County

SALISBURY — The North Carolina State Board of Elections on Friday sided with Democrats on the Rowan County Board of Elections in approving two days ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

Rowan County man charged with shooting home after being booted out

SALISBURY — A Rowan County man faces charges for shooting a home on Miller Road several times after being told to leave. Joshua Lee Padgett, ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: Sheriff’s Office looking for truck in connection with storage unit break-ins

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a dark-colored Ford truck with a toolbox in the back after break-ins at storage units ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

More valuable than ever during pandemic, RSS celebrates its substitute teachers

SALISBURY — This week, Rowan-Salisbury Schools is celebrating its substitute teachers, who have been particularly valuable during a pandemic that’s brought more absences than usual ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

RSS in talks about using federal relief money to provide faculty stipends

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools is looking for ways to use federal relief funding to offset the extra work being taken on by its teachers. With ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

Kannapolis man charged after 2-year undercover drug investigation

Staff report KANNAPOLIS — A Kannapolis man is being held on $1 million secured bond after a two-year undercover investigation into a complex drug trafficking ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Quotes of the week

“It doesn’t seem to balance out in my mind that annually, annually we respect and honor the lives of Victor Isler and Justin Monroe, who ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Salisbury Police Department investigating two catalytic converter thefts

SALISBURY — Two catalytic converters have been stolen from underneath automobiles in the previous week, according to the Salisbury Police Department. The first crime was ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Eight Rowan Countians died from COVID-19 in first six days of September

SALISBURY — The first six days of September brought eight COVID-19 deaths in Rowan County, according data updated Thursday. All of those were unvaccinated people ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Rowan Health Department warns against unprescribed uses of ivermectin

SALISBURY — Rowan County Health Director Alyssa Harris is encouraging people to only take prescribed medications for COVID-19 after seeing local cases of ivermectin poisoning. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Man accused of restraining girlfriend with tape faces kidnapping, assault charges

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man faces charges of kidnapping, rape and assault on a female after he allegedly restrained his girlfriend with packaging tape and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

With long emergency department waits, Novant Health brings back drive-thru COVID testing

SALISBURY — With an overwhelmed emergency department and long waits for COVID-19 tests, Novant Health on Wednesday returned to an early pandemic staple — drive-thru ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

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