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Local lawmakers talk most significant bills during ‘difficult’ legislative session

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Though most of the state legislative session’s efforts have been aimed at mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic, local lawmakers said ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political Notebook: Local lawmakers share thoughts on face mask mandate

On Friday, Gov. Roy Cooper’s statewide mandate went into effect, requiring people to wear face masks when in public and at businesses until mid-July. The ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Confederate group contests public safety exception after protests, riots involving monuments

SALISBURY — In a letter sent to North Carolina municipalities last week, the North Carolina Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans said “violent protests ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Virus response, reopen fights mark N.C. legislative session

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers finished most of their work for the year early Friday, setting another Medicaid ... Read more

5 days ago by News Service Report.

COVID-19 election funds will supplement county money in November

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Elections expects to receive $222,000 in additional funds from the state to ensure safer ... Read more

6 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Warren, Ford differ on $3.1 billion bond for education, road projects

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A bipartisan House bill that would give North Carolina the OK to borrow $3.1 billion in bonds for school ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

While Confederate statues come down, other symbols targeted

RALEIGH (AP) — Spectators in North Carolina’s capital cheered Sunday morning as work crews finished the job started by protesters Friday night and removed a ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Political notebook: Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County law firm responds to Rep. Larry Pittman

Davis Wright Tremaine, the law firm that represents Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County, responded last week in a news release to an “ugly Facebook post” ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Charlotte Gardner, who broke barriers as first Rowan woman in state legislature, dies

SALISBURY — It may have been 2:30 a.m., but Charlotte Gardner quickly answered Brad Ligon’s phone call.  Ligon had just advanced out of the Republican ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Cabarrus County’s Pittman criticizes ‘gutless wonders’ in public office, calls protesters ‘vermin’

SALISBURY — A state legislator whose district covers parts of southern Rowan County says he’s “thoroughly disgusted by the gutless wonders in public office who ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Political Notebook: Rep. Warren says work still being done on second COVID-19 funding

State Rep. Harry Warren, R-76, says both the North Carolina House and Senate are doing their due diligence on crafting legislation that could use the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Local Republicans hold open house at new county headquarters

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — It was the first day in the new “home” for the Rowan County Republican Party as a group gathered ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Shavonne Potts.

Tentative deal in the works to relocate ‘Fame’ Confederate statue

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The city of Salisbury confirmed Friday that a tentative deal is in the works to relocate the “Fame” Confederate ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

State legislators pass bill that would reopen gyms, bars

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — North Carolina legislators have passed a bill that would reopen gyms and fitness centers across the state while allowing ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

State legislature moves forward bill that could ease license restrictions during COVID-19

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The North Carolina House and Senate are in the process of enacting legislation that would modify driver’s license requirements ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political Notebook: Cooper vetoes bill to reopen bars, allow outdoor seating for restaurants

Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday vetoed a bill passed by the House and Senate, HB 536, that would have reopened bars across the state and ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Republican National Convention relocation from Charlotte would be ‘substantial blow’ for county

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With exact plans for the Republican National Convention still in the air, locals say relocating from Charlotte would be ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Legislators aim to reopen gyms over governor’s order

RALEIGH (AP) — Gyms and fitness centers would get relief from North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 executive order that keeps them closed in a ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

City manager: Transit cuts no longer in proposed budget

SALISBURY — Stopping transit service to Spencer and East Spencer will no longer be included in City Manager Lane Bailey’s budget following a Monday budget ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

Commissioners talk incentives for broadband construction, 2020 election funding

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A financial incentive to begin developing rural broadband infrastructure in the county and more funding to the Board of ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political notebook: Local congressmen call for ‘swift justice’

Rowan County’s members of the U.S. House last week reacted to the killing of George Floyd by saying they support an expedited federal investigation into ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

Salisbury City council will hold budget workshop, public hearing

SALISBURY — The City Council will have meetings on Monday and Tuesday for its 2020-2021 budget as well as its regularly scheduled meeting in which ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Gov. Cooper, Trump speak about GOP convention details

By GARY D. ROBERTSON and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Carolina’s governor disagreed on Friday over the ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Trump threatens to move RNC without assurances from governor

By JONATHAN DREW Associated Press CHARLOTTE — President Donald Trump threatened Monday to pull the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina if the state’s ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Political notebook: Sen. Carl Ford says state needs ‘full bore reopening’

Sen. Carl Ford can describe Gov. Roy Cooper’s “modest” Phase 2 reopening with a single sentence. “It’s better than nothing,” Ford said. Ford has been ... Read more

1 month ago by Liz Moomey.

Political notebook: Budd, Hudson oppose new COVID-19 package

Both of Rowan County’s representatives in the U.S. House opposed a new, $3 trillion, Democrat-led COVID-19 relief bill that passed the House on Friday. The ... Read more

2 months ago by Liz Moomey.

House passes $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill

By ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats powered a massive $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill through the House on Friday, ... Read more

2 months ago by Paris Goodnight.

State House committee hears details on nursing home outbreaks

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —Most of the county’s and the state’s COVID-19 deaths are from congregate living facilities like nursing homes, and the N.C. ... Read more

2 months ago by Liz Moomey.

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