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Council candidates discuss city’s handling of ‘Fame’ relocation, protesting, pandemic

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While City Council candidate opinions differ, they mostly say council members made the best decisions possible when relocating “Fame,” ... Read more

1 day ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rowan Board of Elections criticized for debating replacement of poll supervisor

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Local residents criticized the Rowan County Board of Elections Tuesday for publicly discussing the replacement of an elections supervisor ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Public safety, city manager, economy: Mayoral candidates Alexander, Heggins discuss city’s biggest issues

SALISBURY — While Mayor Karen Alexander has campaigned on her ability to obtain resources in her work with coalitions across the state, Mayor Pro Tem ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political Notebook: Rowan Democratic Party makes endorsements for municipal races

The Rowan County Democratic Party has endorsed registered Democrats on the ballot for this year’s municipal elections, which are nonpartisan. Early voting is underway in ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Election 2021: Granite Quarry’s new mayor will be a veteran or a newcomer

GRANITE QUARRY — A fresh face and an old standby are on the ballot for Granite Quarry’s mayor job this year. Incumbent Mayor Bill Feather ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Election 2021: Candidates in East Spencer hoping to continue moving town forward

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER — Candidates seeking election in East Spencer say they want to be part of leading a town that’s “on ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Election 2021: Candidates detail their visions, goals if elected to Salisbury City Council

SALISBURY — While most candidates seeking Salisbury City Council agree that hiring a city manager, combating crime and further development are major priorities for the ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Election 2021: China Grove Town Council candidates detail approaches to handling economic, residential growth

CHINA GROVE — As the southern end of Rowan County continues to show significant growth, China Grove’s leadership will be faced with critical decisions related ... Read more

3 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Election 2021: Four candidates competing for three seats in town of Cleveland

CLEVELAND — In the 2021 town commissioners race, four candidates, all with experience in elected office, are seeking three seats. Incumbents Bryan Little, Gerald Osborne ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Election 2021:Four vie for pair of seats on Granite Quarry board

GRANITE QUARRY – Four people are on the ballot for two seats on the Granite Quarry Board of Aldermen this year, including two incumbents and ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Early voting creeps along as county holds first municipal voting on Sunday

SALISBURY — Votes continued to slowly roll in this weekend at the Rowan County Board of Elections. The site is the only place to vote ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Beasley top fundraiser in third quarter for Senate race

By BRYAN ANDERSON and GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH (AP) — Former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley was the top ... Read more

6 days ago by News Service Report.

Salisbury council candidates list crime reduction, hiring a new city manager among city’s top priorities

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Candidates in Salisbury’s city council race discussed their perceptions of the biggest priorities for the city, including crime reduction ... Read more

7 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rowan Republicans’ Lincoln-Reagan Dinner brings conservatives together for night of speeches, awards

SALISBURY —Conservatives convened at Salisbury Station Thursday night for Rowan County Republicans’ Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. The Lincoln-Reagan Dinner is held on an annual basis by local ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Bill Clinton in hospital for non-COVID-related infection

By LOU KESTEN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to a Southern California hospital Tuesday with an infection but he ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Full pension restored for FBI official fired under Trump

By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has won back his full pension as part of a settlement ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Former Gov. Perdue leading standardized testing board

RALEIGH (AP) — Former North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue is once again leading a board that oversees standardized tests designed to measure student achievement nationwide. ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Salisbury mayoral candidates Alexander, Heggins talk leadership style during Chamber of Commerce forum

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Mayor Karen Alexander and Mayor Pro Tem Al Heggins, who are both running in the city’s first mayoral race, ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Blotter: Woman charged with bringing 14 suboxone strips into jail

SALISBURY — A Salisbury woman was charged Tuesday with felony possession of a controlled substance in a jail or prison after she was previously booked ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Early voting begins today. Here’s what voters need to know.

SALISBURY — Early voting for the 2021 municipal elections in Rowan County begins today at 8 a.m. Votes can be cast until 7 p.m. at the ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Mayoral candidates Alexander, Heggins discuss public safety, poverty, housing issues during candidate forum

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — In a forum for on Salisbury mayoral candidates Tuesday night, Mayor Karen Alexander and Mayor Pro Tem Al Heggins ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Salisbury City Council candidates talk pandemic, public safety, economic investment during forum

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — City Council candidates gathered virtually Tuesday during a forum to discuss the pandemic, public safety and economic investment. The ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rowan Board of Elections changes decision to replace supervisor

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — After unanimously voting Tuesday to replace a supervisor, Rowan County Board of Elections members later reverted to an original ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Lieutenant governor not apologizing for anti-LGBTQ remarks

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — North Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson on Tuesday again declined to apologize for remarks he ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Political Notebook: Republicans say they didn’t sponsor August ‘Patriot’s Rally’ at Sloan Park

Former Rowan County Republican Chairman Don Vick and Erica Vedeikis of Rowan Republican Women’s Club told the Post Monday a patriot’s rally held at Sloan ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Senate dodges debt disaster by voting to extend borrowing

By KEVIN FREKING, ALAN FRAM and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate dodged a U.S. debt disaster Thursday night, voting to extend ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Mayor Alexander, council member Sheffield top cash on hand, fundraising in City Council race

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Reports due at the end of September show the campaigns of Mayor Karen Alexander and council member Tamara Sheffield ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Court rules McCrory backers can be sued for defaming 2016 voters

By BRYAN ANDERSON Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH (AP) — Some supporters of former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory’s efforts to contest the 2016 gubernatorial election ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

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