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Election 2020: Heggins, Warren talk racial injustice, economy

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While Salisbury Mayor Pro Tem Al Heggins says elected officials should undergo training to better understand systemic racism, Rep. ... Read more

7 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

GOP to high court: Move up North Carolina absentee deadline

By Jonathan Drew Associated Press Republican officials asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to move up North Carolina’s recently extended deadline for accepting late-arriving ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Election 2020: Ford, Ellis talk racial injustice issues; tout qualifications for Senate race

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While Sen. Carl Ford, R-33, credits local police departments with reforming their operations, his challenger says lawmakers can play ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Board of Elections continues counting absentee ballots, resumes ‘curing’ deficient ones

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Elections met Tuesday to continue counting absentee ballots as it works to resolve the ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Commissioners grant permit, allow Reaper’s Realm to continue operations for remainder of Halloween season

SALISBURY — After a discussion that stretched well over an hour, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Monday approved a temporary use permit that ... Read more

5 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Republican Rep. Budd maintains fundraising lead over Democratic challenger Huffman

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Republican Rep. Ted Budd is leading Democrat challenger Scott Huffman in fundraising by a wide margin, finishing the latest ... Read more

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Ask Us: Readers ask questions about Shober Bridge, voting safeguards

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.

Political notebook: More than 1.4 million votes cast already in North Carolina

SALISBURY — Of the more than 1.4 million votes cast already in North Carolina, more than about 605,000 have been absentee by mail while the ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

‘Souls to the polls’: More than 1,300 cast ballots on first Sunday of early voting

SALISBURY — By the time polls opened at 1 p.m. at the West End Plaza voting site, dozens of voters had formed a line that ... Read more

6 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Despite scandal, Cunningham maintains small lead in Senate race; supporters say policy positions more important

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Despite a scandal surrounding sexual impropriety, locals say Democrat Cal Cunningham’s continued favorability in the polls may indicate that ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Commissioners to consider incentives for 142-job project, Reaper’s Realm permit

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Economic Development Commission will deliver a presentation to county commissioners Monday about an incentive request for “Project Enterprise.”  The unnamed ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Cunningham outraises Tillis, enters October with less cash

By BRYAN ANDERSON Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis has entered the home stretch of his competitive and ... Read more

1 week ago by Paris Goodnight.

Early voters across state say they’ll wait ‘as long as it takes’

By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press CHARLOTTE (AP) — Americans are accustomed to standing in line. They queue up for airport security, the latest iPhone, COVID ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Ex- GOP lawmaker charged with assaulting poll worker in Wake Forest

By BRYAN ANDERSON Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH (AP) — A former North Carolina Republican lawmaker who was observing an early voting site in Wake ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Trump, Biden go at it — from a distance — in town halls

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, WILL WEISSERT and DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden squared off, in a way, ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Long lines form as North Carolina begins early voting

By BRYAN ANDERSON and SARAH BLAKE MORGAN Associated Press/Report for America DURHAM (AP) — Long lines formed at polling places across North Carolina on Thursday ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Local voters turn out in droves to cast more than 3,200 ballots for first day of early voting

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With some arriving more than an hour before early voting began at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Rowan County voters ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Trump, GOP leaders will appeal North Carolina ballot ruling

By JONATHAN DREW Associated Press President Donald Trump’s campaign said Thursday that it will ask a federal appeals court to force North Carolina to revert ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Census expert: With thousands uncounted, Rowan County could lose out on millions in funding

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER — If the estimated 35% of Rowan Countians did not respond to the 2020 Census by Thursday’s moved-up deadline, ... Read more

1 week ago by Shavonne Potts.

Transportation officials talk completed, new projects

SALISBURY — The past, present and future of transportation in Rowan County and North Carolina were discussed during the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s virtual ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Chamber of Commerce confident in COVID-19 safety protocols at Tuesday night forum

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Despite Salisbury Mayor Pro Tem Al Heggins’ decision to leave its candidate forum Tuesday night due to health concerns, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Candidates talk economic recovery, health care; Heggins leaves forum after opening

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Local candidates vying for state House and Senate seats talked economic recovery, health care and law enforcement reform Tuesday ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Election 2020: In 76th District race, Warren, Heggins differ on COVID-19 response, Medicaid expansion

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While both candidates running to represent the 76th House District agree COVID-19 has exacerbated issues in education and health ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Election 2020: East area school board candidates talk issues in 2020 race

SALISBURY — Two newcomers are competing for the east area seat on the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education. Former East Rowan High School head baseball coach ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

Election 2020: Cooper says state must base future decisions on science; Forest wants full reopening of economy

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, cites a record of progress for the state, he believes there’s more to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Election 2020: Salisbury area candidates differ on consolidation

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education incumbent Alisha Byrd-Clark and challenger Jonathan Barbee have different opinions on school consolidation. Byrd-Clark, who is running for ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

Election 2020: Howard, Townsend talk issues in 77th District race

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While Rep. Julia Howard wishes to continue promoting tax incentives to recruit businesses to the district, challenger Keith Townsend ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Election 2020: After incumbent concedes, Studer unopposed for the southeast area school board seat

SALISBURY — Jennifer Studer, a local nurse, will be on the ballot along with incumbent Susan Cox for the southeast area seat on the Rowan-Salisbury ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

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