China Grove

Photo Gallery: Southern Rowan Christmas Parade

The Southern Rowan Christmas Parade returned to the streets of Landis and China Grove on Tuesday evening. With ...

Local

Catawba College lights Christmas tree to celebrate the season

SALISBURY — People huddled by fires in front of Catawba College’s chapel on Monday night to start a ...

Coronavirus

COVID-19 cases flat in Rowan; Novant Health doctor expects increase from holiday travel

SALISBURY — With the holidays on the horizon, COVID-19 cases have flattened in Rowan County after declining from ...

Crime

Blotter: Restaurant employee stopped before giving $6,000 in gift cards to caller

SALISBURY — Police say an employee at Culver’s Restaurant was stopped Sunday just before giving the numbers for ...

East Spencer

Former Salisbury councilman Kenny Hardin joins effort to fix East Spencer Post Office problems

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER — Through his nonprofit organization, former Salisbury City Council member Kenny Hardin ...

Education

With COVID-19 steady in NC, rising elsewhere, school mask policies vary

SALISBURY — Most students in Rowan County were wearing masks in schools until recently, but the policies are ...

Education

Catawba task force tapped as 2021 international equity and sustainability finalist

SALISBURY — Catawba College is in a group of finalists for an international award for the work of ...

Local

Follow safety tips to prevent Thanksgiving fires

By Holly-Anne Blevins A cooking fire is three times more likely on Thanksgiving than on any other day ...

Elections

Political Notebook: Rowan Republicans will elect new chair as race takes shape for N.C. House District 83

Rowan County Republican Party Chairman Rev. Brad Jenkins plans to run for North Carolina House District 83, and ...

High School

High school baseball: Padgett signs with Heels

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY  — About 100 friends, family, teammates and former teammates pulled themselves away ...

Nation/World

Bidens open holidays with Christmas tree and ‘friendsgiving’

By Darlene Superville and Alexandra Jaffe Associated Press WASHINGTON — Jill Biden opened the holiday season at the ...

Local

Chief District Court Judge Charlie Brown won’t seek re-election

SALISBURY — After nearly two dozen years on the bench, Rowan County Chief District Court Judge Charlie Brown ...

Ask Us

Ask Us: Do police departments in Rowan County have vacancies?

Editor’s note: Ask Us is a weekly feature published online Mondays and in print on Tuesdays. We’ll seek to ...

Faith

Sunday surprise: World War II veteran celebrates 99th birthday with drive-thru party

FAITH — After celebrating his 99th birthday with family on Friday, Jim Deal wasn’t expecting Sunday to be ...

Crime

Blotter: Woman jailed for identity theft, obtaining property by false pretenses charges

SALISBURY — A 42-year-old woman was jailed Saturday for making a series of purchases with someone else’s credit ...

Crime

Woman arrested, accused of slamming child onto street

SALISBURY — A Salisbury woman faces child abuse charges for slamming a child onto the street. Keoshia Dianna ...

News

‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic moved to North Carolina facility

BUTNER (AP) — The former Oklahoma zookeeper known as “Tiger King” Joe Exotic, a prominent figure in a ...

Nation/World

Police: ‘Some’ killed when SUV hits Christmas parade

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — An SUV sped through barricades and into a parade of Christmas marchers in suburban ...

Local

Flag football fundraiser jump-starts youth initiative to prevent gang involvement

SALISBURY — Community members competed on the gridiron at Salisbury High School Saturday in a flag football game ...

Local

Rowan County Sheriff Auten speaks about former lieutenant’s arrest

SALISBURY — Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten says he hopes the public views charges against the agency’s former ...

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools expecting raises, back pay following governor’s signature on state budget

SALISBURY — The more than $1.5 billion state budget signed by Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday will mean ...

Elections

Partisan municipal races on the horizon in Rowan County after endorsements in 2021

SALISBURY — Local Republican and Democratic leaders say it’s hard to know how much party endorsements impacted the nonpartisan ...

Local

Here’s what to know about ‘Tis the Season parade, Holiday Spectacular at Bell Tower Green

SALISBURY — The ‘Tis the Season Spectacular will spread holiday cheer through the streets of Spencer and Salisbury ...

China Grove

China Grove ushers in holiday season with Christmas tree lighting ceremony, caroling

CHINA GROVE — With the expectant crowd counting down, light suddenly infused the large tree standing in Hanna ...

Business

Biz Roundup: Downtown Salisbury plans holiday shopping events, festive activities

SALISBURY — Downtown Salisbury will get into the holiday spirit by hosting several upcoming events and activities. The ...

Columns

Gotta Run: Camp Gladiator team takes third in age division

Sometimes regular folks can do special things, especially if they can motivate each other. Synergy has miraculous ability ...

Business

Original ‘Wife for Hire’ retires 35 years after starting one of county’s most prominent cleaning companies

SALISBURY — Sheila Cannon’s father didn’t like the name. In fact, he hated it.  “My daddy was so ...

Books

Freeze’s latest book ‘Crossing America — One Convenience Store at a Time’ out now

Staff report SALISBURY — David Freeze’s latest book focuses on his recently completed cycling journey across America’s southern ...

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