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Murder case against ex-cop in Floyd’s death goes to the jury

By Amy Forliti, Stephen Groves and Tammy Webber Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — The murder case against former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

Sheriff’s office: Man takes deputies on chase with stolen moped

SALISBURY — A man from eastern North Carolina is accused of using a stolen moped to take law enforcement on a chase from Salisbury to ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Afternoon, evening COVID-19 vaccination clinic planned Thursday

SALISBURY — This week’s drive-thru vaccination clinic hosted by the Rowan County Health Department will be 1:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. The clinic will ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Concord man charged with woman’s murder in drive-by shooting

KANNAPOLIS — Police arrested a 22-year-old Concord man Sunday for the drive-by murder of a woman at a gas station on Lane Street. Lena Morgan, ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Ask Us: Have city, county elected officials received COVID-19 vaccine?

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

3 days ago by Ben Stansell.

City gives away nearly 100 trees during ‘We Dig Salisbury’ event

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — In an effort to promote environmental education, the city’s Community Appearance Commission and Tree Board partnered Sunday to host ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political Notebook: Bitzer expects most ‘Trump-like’ candidate to be favorite in state’s Senate race

SALISBURY — Following news last week that former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory is “all in” for the 2022 U.S. Senate race, Catawba College politics professor ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Blotter: Concord man arrested in Rowan for indecent liberties with children

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Local authorities on Sunday charged a Concord man on four felony counts of indecent liberties with a child on ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Police: FedEx shooter legally bought guns used in shooting

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis legally bought the two rifles used in ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Hester Ford, oldest living American, dies at 115 … or 116?

CHARLOTTE (AP) — A North Carolina woman who grew up picking cotton, got married at 14 and went on to become the oldest living American ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Size of pipeline spill again underestimated in North Carolina

HUNTERSVILLE (AP) — An energy company has again underestimated the amount of gasoline that spilled from a crack in a pipeline running through a North ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Kannapolis Police searching for suspect who fled scene of homicide

KANNAPOLIS — The Kannapolis Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Sunday afternoon. The incident occurred at a convenience store at the intersection of Lane ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

RSS superintendent talks district’s future, strategic plan survey

SALISBURY — Roughly 100 days into Tony Watlington’s tenure as superintendent, Rowan-Salisbury Schools is examining what its future should be. When Watlington was hired in ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Complaints and fines pile up against unpermitted landfill in southwest Rowan County

MOORESVILLE — Located at the end of Dawson Downs Lane in the southwestern corner of Rowan County is a site under scrutiny from county officials, ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Catawba baseball: Crowd comes out to say goodbye to Newman Park

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — East Rowan legend Leonard Robbins watched from the box seats on Saturday, soaking up the final regular-season game that ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike London.

History is a great teacher: Farming has helped shape Rowan County

By Cheryl McCoy Correll Historic Salisbury Foundation Agriculture is a vital part of Rowan County. For generations, farmers and agriculture workers have supported their families ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Lifestyles.

‘A safe place for them’: Timeless Wigs and Marvelous Things celebrates fifth anniversary

SALISBURY — When a customer steps into Timeless Wigs and Marvelous Things, they’re crossing into more than just a wig boutique — they’re entering a ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

County will hear request for more tree houses, hobbit-style homes in China Grove

SALISBURY — Pending the outcome of a quasi-judicial hearing, more tree houses and hobbit-style homes could soon be built at the Cherry Treesort in China ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Livingstone College partners with Health Department to administer 500 Pfizer vaccinations

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — In partnership with the Rowan County Health Department, Livingstone College delivered 500 first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

‘Elite and it shows’: Staff at Partners in Learning at Novant celebrate news of national accreditation

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Norma Honeycutt was met with tears and cheers from teachers and staff at Partners in Learning at Novant Health ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Biz Roundup: Food Lion earns Energy Star award for 20th consecutive year

SALISBURY — For the 20th consecutive year, Food Lion has received the 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award from the Environmental Protection Agency ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Ester Marsh: What body type are you?

As the world is slowly opening up a little bit more, people are coming back and starting or continuing their workouts, but now inside. As ... Read more

4 days ago by Ester Marsh.

The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone

By Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless Associated Press WINDSOR, England — Sitting by herself at the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday, Queen Elizabeth cut ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

By David Biller, Maria Cheng and Joshua Goodman Associated Press Writers RIO DE JANEIRO — The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

US, China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency

By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea — The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, agreed to cooperate to curb ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

Sikh community calls for gun reforms after FedEx shooting

By Casey Smith and Rick Callahan Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Members of Indianapolis’ tight-knit Sikh community joined with city officials to call for gun reforms ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

North Rowan romps into second round of football playoffs

By David Shaw For the Salisbury Post SPENCER — North Rowan wasn’t April-fooling around Friday night. This pandemic-plagued season has thrown the Cavaliers a steady ... Read more

5 days ago by Dave Shaw.

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