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Lawmakers hear about medical equipment shortage fears

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Representatives of the North Carolina Nurses Association relayed fears about the lack of personal protective equipment available to fight ... Read more

1 day ago by Liz Moomey.

Rowan’s congressmen discuss details of $2.2 trillion COVID-19 package

It wasn't perfect, but the $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump was needed to quickly get money ... Read more

2 days ago by Liz Moomey.

State legislators told hospitality industry ‘on life support’

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — N.C. Restaurant and Lodging Association President Lynn Minges on Tuesday had a message for the state representatives in the ... Read more

3 days ago by Liz Moomey.

Political notebook: Hudson, Budd supported emergency coronavirus relief bill

U.S. Reps. Richard Hudson, R-8, and Ted Budd, R-13, joined the other representatives in supporting the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act as it ... Read more

5 days ago by Liz Moomey.

COVID-19 unemployment payments starting to go out in NC

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper says that the first coronavirus-related unemployment payments will be paid starting next week as the state is flooded with tens ... Read more

5 days ago by News Service Report.

Rowan County Republican Party’s annual convention goes digital

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Though different than meeting in person at the Rowan County Administration Building, the local Republican Party hosted its annual ... Read more

6 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

State House’s COVID-19 health care group hears needs of medical professionals

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com RALEIGH — N.C. Rep. Wayne Sasser, a Republican from Stanly County, listened in Thursday morning as health care professionals shared needs ... Read more

1 week ago by Liz Moomey.

Tillis, Burr supported $2 trillion coronavirus relief package

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Late Wednesday night, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a coronavirus emergency relief bill, with the support of both of ... Read more

1 week ago by Liz Moomey.

Rep. Howard leads NC House’s response to COVID-19

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rep. Julia Howard, R-77, says now is the time to get benefits out to the members of the working ... Read more

1 week ago by Liz Moomey.

Reps. Warren, Howard, Sasser will get to work this week on coronavirus committees

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County’s legislators will get to work this week on ways state government can help amid the outbreak of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Political notebook: Reps Warren, Howard, Sasser appointed to COVID-19 House Committee

Reps. Harry Warren, R-76, Julia Howard, R-77, and Wayne Sasser, R-67, have been appointed by House Speaker Tim Moore to the bipartisan North Carolina House ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

As coronavirus crisis deepens, congressional rescue deal teeters

Associated Press WASHINGTON — Top-level negotiations between Congress and the White House teetered Sunday over a now nearly $2 trillion economic rescue package, as the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Elections board approves budget with Sunday early voting

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY— In a 3-2 vote on Thursday, the Rowan County Board of Election approved an increase in their budget to allow for ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Political campaigns halt during coronavirus outbreak

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The COVID-19 outbreak has caused delays on the campaign trail. In-person campaigning is halted as the CDC has recommended ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Political notebook: Budd votes against, Hudson for Coronavirus Response Act

One of Rowan County’s Republican congressmen voted against and the other voted for a coronavirus response bill that passed by a bipartisan count early Saturday. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Republican candidate for lieutenant governor details differences between parties

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Republican lieutenant governor candidate Mark Robinson told Lincoln-Reagan Dinner attendees Friday night that the country’s two major political parties ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Canvassing completed: Biden won in all but one precinct in Rowan County

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Elections on Friday announced primary election results were official and the winners were unchanged ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Trump puts limits on travel from Europe to US for 30 days

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking dramatic action, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he is sharply restricting passenger travel from 26 European nations to the U.S. and ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Congressmen advocate for additional COVID-19 testing resources

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Rep. Richard Hudson, R-8, were part of a bipartisan letter sent Wednesday morning to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Political notebook: Rep. Pittman wins district moved out of Rowan

By Liz Moomey liz.mooomey@salisburypost.com After redistricting altered N.C. House District 83, the district will no longer be in Rowan County, but the at-times controversial Rep. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Rowan County voters again turned out at lower percentage than state

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — In the 2016 primary, Rowan County voters turned out at a lower percentage than the state, and they did ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Withers outspent Caskey, Pierce during county commissioner race

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Former China Grove Mayor Lee Withers spent significantly more in his campaign for county commissioner and received much more ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

After two tiebreakers, funding request for Sunday voting moves forward

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – People lined up out the door and into the lobby at the Rowan County Board of Elections on Tuesday ... Read more

1 month ago by Carl Blankenship.

Here’s how Rowan voted in state, national primary races

By Natalie Anderson and Liz Moomey news@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — In Tuesday’s primary election Rowan County’s results were similar to the state’s when local voters supported ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

Incumbent commissioners Caskey, Pierce beat Republican challenger Withers

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Republican incumbents Craig Pierce and Mike Caskey comfortably secured the two seats up for grabs on the Rowan County ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political newcomer Tarsha Ellis will face Ford for N.C. Senate seat

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — In her first race, Tarsha Ellis handily beat Rowan County Democratic Party Chair Geoffrey Hoy in the Democratic primary ... Read more

1 month ago by Liz Moomey.

Bond referendum passes easily, paving way for RCCC program expansions

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Voters on Tuesday said “yes” to a $45 million bond referendum that will provide funding Rowan-Cabarrus Community College needs ... Read more

1 month ago by Carl Blankenship.

FINAL: Rowan County 2020 primary results

Below are results of how Rowan County voted in local, competitive races. Results will be updated as precincts come in. Polls opened at 6:30 a.m. ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

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