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East Rowan High graduate killed in motorcycle crash

SALISBURY — An 18-year-old East Rowan High School graduate was killed Saturday in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Jake Alexander Boulevard and Julian Road. Caleb Jarvis, who was among East’s 2021 graduates, was riding a motorcycle south on Jake Alexander Boulevard around 2:23 p.m. Saturday when he struck a Chevrolet Malibu that was attempting to turn left onto Julian Road. He was thrown from the motorcycle and wearing a helmet, said Sgt. Russ DeSantis of the Salisbury Police Department. DeSantis said Jarvis was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
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High school football player dies in crash in Rowan County

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A former high school football player, who recently graduated this year, died in a crash in Rowan County Saturday night. According to East Rowan High School’s football team, former player Caleb Jarvis lost his life in the crash on Saturday. Police say Jarvis was driving...
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Former football player at East Rowan HS dies in crash

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A former football player at East Rowan High School died in a crash Saturday, according to the team’s Facebook page. Caleb Jarvis graduated this year. The team is asking for prayers for the family and those who knew him. [ ALSO READ: Teen airlifted to hospital...
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Commissioners name Newberry Hall House county’s newest historic landmark

SALISBURY — There’s a new historic landmark in western Rowan County. The Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Monday designated the Newberry Hall House and an adjoining acre of land at 9935 N.C. 801 as the county’s eighth historic landmark. The historic landmark designation is bestowed to properties in the county that have historic importance and have maintained the same appearance they had when they were constructed.
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Local scouts sweep NC American Legion awards

SALISBURY — Three local Boy Scout leaders have been recognized for their service by the American Legion Department of North Carolina in an unprecedented sweep of the organization’s annual awards. Marny Hendrick received Scouter of the Year, David Wilson received Scoutmaster of the Year and David Roof received Cubmaster of...
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South Salisbury Fire Department activates new weather siren

SALISBURY – The South Salisbury Fire Department has updated its siren warning system to alert citizens of severe weather. The siren, located at 3207 Old Concord Road, will now activate if a tornado warning is issued for the immediate area around the fire station. When a tornado warning is issued,...
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Ask Us: What is status of ‘speed table’ on Charles Street in Spencer?

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 in Rowan County. Have a question? Email it to The recently-installed “speed table” on Charles Street in Spencer aims to slow down speeding...
SportsSalisbury Post

American Legion baseball: Rowan wins opener

GRANITE QUARRY — One of a handful of veterans in the lineup, CP Pyle drove in four runs with a pair of booming two-out hits and led Rowan County to an opening-night victory. Rowan outscored Randolph 11-6 on Saturday to kick off what will be a unique season, no matter what happens. With Newman Park, the Legion team’s traditional palace, undergoing renovation, home games are being played at Staton Field in Granite Quarry with a standard start time of 7 p.m.
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25 years later, runners reflect on Olympic torch’s trip through Rowan

SALISBURY — John Bouk can still picture the throngs of people that filled downtown as he ran the Olympic torch to the the Square on June 24, 1996. “It was just wall-to-wall people. The sidewalks. The streets. It was just packed. It was unbelievable,” says Bouk, whose route started at the Salisbury Station.
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Library Notes: Meet the ‘Dare Devil Dogs’ in Week 5

Beginning Monday, June 28, each Rowan Public Library branch will take turns hosting the fantastic “Dare Devil Dogs” as part of the 2021 “Tails and Tales” Summer Reading School Age program. This group of talented canines is set to perform outdoors at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at RPL Headquarters...
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Darrell Blackwelder column: Azalea lace bug

My neighbor is concerned about her azaleas. They bloomed earlier and were beautiful, but now they look pale and sickly. She has problems with lace bugs. These are very small clear-winged insects that can be a problem on azalea and rhododendron during early summer. The leaves develop small, yellow splotches at the beginning stages of an infestation gradually progressing to pale yellow splotches. Premature leaf drop often occurs when plants are heavily infested.
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Josh Bergeron: New incentives could help with downtown vitality in Rowan

The future is residential. Professional office space won’t fill the various vacant spaces in downtown Salisbury buildings. Neither will retail stores and restaurants. Residential space combined with those other things will. The city of Salisbury and Rowan County should do everything possible to encourage developers to improve empty downtown spaces...
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Legion baseball: Rowan edges Stokes County

GRANITE QUARRY — Vance Honeycutt was the runner at first base. So, as soon as Logan Rogers’ hit found a gap, Rowan County’s American Legion baseball team owned a 4-3 walk-off victory. Honeycutt, a UNC signee who is fast, made his American Legion debut as a pinch-runner in the fifth...
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Plant propagation with the Rowan County Master Gardeners

One of the great things about gardening is you don’t have to spend a lot of money to grow some excellent plants. If you have some time and patience, you can propagate a lot of different perennials, shrubs and trees. The summer is the perfect time to try your hand at reproducing that lilac bush or crabapple. The best time to take “softwood” cuttings is in June and July and sometimes early August. The term “softwood” is used to describe the stage of growth on a deciduous woody plant that’s not the new, green growth at the end of a shoot or the stiff woody growth at the base of the stem. The softwood lies between the two. The best way to know if a shoot has reached the softwood stage is to bend it. If it snaps, the shoot is ready to be taken as a cutting. If the shoot is very flexible and doesn’t snap, it’s too green. Finally, if it’s not flexible at all, it’s too old. The soft shoots are quite tender, and extra care needs to be taken to keep them from drying out. However, the extra effort pays off because softwood cuttings usually root very quickly. If you are rooting a few cuttings, you can use a flower pot or small flat. To maintain high humidity, cover the cuttings with a bottomless milk jug or place the container in a clear plastic bag. Some plants that are easily propagated by softwood cuttings are azaleas, blueberries, flowering cherries, crape myrtles, dogwoods, forsythia, hydrangea, rose and lots more.
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‘All Critters Big & Small’ featured during library’s Summer Reading Week 4

Rowan Public Library’s annual Summer Reading program series for all ages is well underway and is themed around “Tails and Tales,” the 2021 Collaborative Summer Library Program. Every year, one highlight of Summer Reading is the School Age program series, which is designed for rising kindergarteners through fifth-graders, though all ages are welcome. Each week spotlights a different program.