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NFL player Chris Smith gives back to local schools

By David Shaw<p>sports@salisburypost.com<p>SALISBURY — Chris Smith has used his oversized hands and agile feet to forge a still-blooming NFL career with …

School Administration

In the trenches: Walmart employee of 28 years: It's all about the customers

<i>This is the first story in an occasional series, “In the Trenches,” featuring everyday working people.</i><p>By Maggie Blackwell<p>For the Salisbury …

Customer Service

Royal wedding star: Bishop Curry is well known to Salisbury Episcopalians

SALISBURY — About 10 years ago, when he was confirmed at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury, Brian Whitson experienced a moment during the …

Royal Weddings

North Rowan Middle School students market Rowan County

SALISBURY — As the Rowan County Board of Commissioners met Monday, students from North Rowan Middle School delivered a message: “Be a Rowan County …

Middle School

Second Cheerwine Festival a hit

<b>By Rebecca Rider</b> <i><br>rebecca.rider@salisburypost.com</i><p>SALISBURY — Like soda from a fountain tap, locals flooded Salisbury streets Saturday to get a taste of …

Festivals

Meals on Wheels and United Way change partnership

SALISBURY — Meals on Wheels is stepping out from beneath the United Way umbrella.<p>The two organizations sent out a joint news release Thursday.<p>For 42 …

Meals on Wheels

Building the future: West Rowan student wins first in state masonry competition

MOUNT ULLA — A West Rowan High School student just made history.<p>Ashton White, 19, a 2017 graduate, recently nabbed first place in the State Masonry …

High School

Journalist, author Sam Quinones shares insights on opioid addiction from his book, ‘Dream Land’

SALISBURY — In what he called the great domestic issue of our time, journalist and author Sam Quinones shared how the idea for his book “Dream Land” …

Medicine

Drew’s quilts: Patchwork reflects bond between mother and son

By Ann Wayne<p>For the Salisbury Post<p>KANNAPOLIS — Candy Winecoff knows what it’s like to sit on the sidelines.<p>Watching her son, Drew Maher, play …

United Methodist

County organizations come together to “Stamp Out Hunger”

<b>By Andie Foley</b> <i><br>andie.foley@salisburypost.com</i><p>As temperatures crept toward 92 degrees on Saturday afternoon, a crowd worked in a flurry of movement on …

Salvation Army

Rowan Public Library offers Cheerwine History Exhibit in connection to May 19 festival

SALISBURY — When the Cheerwine Festival rolls around May 19, you might consider taking a break from the heat, music, food and drink by visiting the …

Genealogy

Farewell tour: Over his final days, Bentley takes care of his bucket list

SALISBURY — It sounds like something out of a children’s book, but Jacqueline Brown decided to make last Friday “Bentley Gets a Job” day.<p>It …

Dairy Queen

Cheerwine Festival will offer plenty of soft drink-inspired food, drink

Staff report<p>SALISBURY — So what can you expect at the May 19 Cheerwine Festival, beyond plenty of Cheerwine?<p>Try Cheerwine-inspired food — from …

Food Trucks

Mayor’s Spirit Luncheon focuses on putting faith into action

Faith

College Baseball: Catawba’s Bowden is SAC Player of the Year

Staff report<p>Enjoying a phenomenal senior season, Catawba College first baseman Chance Bowden leads all of Division II in hits with 82 and ranks in …

“A great man and a great ambassador:” Sports community mourns the loss of umpire JT Bost

<b>By Mike London</b> <i><br>mike.london@salisburypost.com</i><p>Umpire Brian Pitts was scheduled to work a Sunday baseball game more than an hour from his Mocksville home.<p>…

Behind the Investigation: How Salisbury Police investigations unfold

<b>By Shavonne Walker</b> <i><br>shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com</i><p>SALISBURY — Salisbury Police detectives are looking into who killed a 75-year-old Salisbury man …

Early voting off to a slow start in Rowan County

SALISBURY — Early voting kicked off Thursday with a predictably small turnout at the Rowan County Board of Elections.<p>All told, only 0.16 percent of …

‘Like sitting down, talking with your mom’: Rowan County remembers a gracious Barbara Bush

SALISBURY — Search through the photo albums and scrapbooks of many Rowan County residents even today, and there’s a chance you’ll find images of …

Volunteer Week: Girls on the Run pursue confidence, self-esteem

By Susan Shinn Turner<p>For the Salisbury Post<p>GRANITE QUARRY — When guidance counselors Jennifer Griggs and Audra Perry began coaching the Girls on the …

Budweiser Clydesdales find cozy lodging at Rowan fairgrounds

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Fairgrounds is not your typical bed and breakfast. Then again, the Budweiser Clydesdales are not your typical guests.<p>The …

Rowan DA to seek death penalty in Casey Parsons murder case

<b>By Shavonne Walker</b><p><i>shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com</i><p>SALISBURY — Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook will seek the death penalty for Casey …

Speaker inspired by TV’s Mr. Rogers to encourage educators to build relationships with students

SALISBURY — The wisdom of Fred Rogers is alive and well. Many educators still apply the principles of the TV personality and children’s advocate in …

North Carolina

Pete Bogle recognized as Salisbury’s “Main Street Champion”

SALISBURY — Larissa Harper defines a “Main Street Champion” as someone who is committed to “the downtown community.”<p>And, says the director of …

Will the Reesa Trexler murder be solved?

<b>By Shavonne Walker</b> <i><br>shavonnne.walker@salisburypost.com</i><p>SALISBURY — “Why is the Trexler murder still unsolved?” read a headline from a 1988 letter to the …

City sculpture show brings artists to Salisbury and, now, the county

SALISBURY — Jason Morris and his wife, Liz, had never been to Salisbury before Friday.<p>“As soon as we turned in off of (Interstate) 85, we were like, …