“Food makes people happy”: Jason Rogers fulfills dream of owning a restaurant

LEXINGTON — When Jason Rogers was 3, his parents found him in the kitchen in the middle of the night. They had been asleep. Everything was out of the cabinets, he said. “I love cooking,” Rogers said. “I’ve always been infatuated with trying to make a great dish.” Rogers worked at Tommy’s BBQ in Thomasville for 30 years, but always had a dream of having … Continue reading “Food makes people happy”: Jason Rogers fulfills dream of owning a restaurant

Windows send a message: Fish Bowl writes names of police brutality victims on storefront

SALISBURY — On May 25, days after George Floyd died with a Minneapolis police officer’s knee pressed into his neck, Chris Ostle began reading a lot online about other victims of police brutality. “It got depressing,” he said. Not wanting to upset anyone in the community, he wasn’t sure what he should do or say. Ostle decided on writing the names of victims on the … Continue reading Windows send a message: Fish Bowl writes names of police brutality victims on storefront

Ask Us: What happened at Steppin’ Out Dance Company in Spencer?

SPENCER — A water line break near your property can be annoying all on its own. Add in foundation problems, a previously unknown decaying stormwater system, a sinkhole, insurance problems, a pandemic and flooding in the basement and there’s a series of unfortunate events. Jennifer Perrell is the owner of Steppin’ Out Dance Company in Spencer at 1401 Salisbury Avenue. In December, she remembers going … Continue reading Ask Us: What happened at Steppin’ Out Dance Company in Spencer?

‘Basketball dreams’: From Nigeria to WFU, player Ikenna Smart recounts his b-ball journey

Read the published version of this work here. Hakeem Olajuwon’s nickname is “the Dream.” It’s fitting, both because of the rhyme and because his biography reads like a triumphant sports movie. It would start with his birth in Lagos, Nigeria in 1963 and then cut to him as the first pick in the 1984 NBA draft. He’s inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in … Continue reading ‘Basketball dreams’: From Nigeria to WFU, player Ikenna Smart recounts his b-ball journey

How to Lose Half of Your Senior Spring Without Losing Your Mind

Read the published version of this work here. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Or, does it?  For the past 10 years, Associate Professor of Psychology Eranda Jayawickreme has studied the question of whether going through adversity can actually result in what those in counseling and clinical psychology call “post-traumatic growth.” What can we learn from those that actually do find a silver lining … Continue reading How to Lose Half of Your Senior Spring Without Losing Your Mind

“I Didn’t Even Get To Say Goodbye:” Seniors’ Spring Semester Comes To A Halt

Read the published version of this work here. At 7:43 p.m. on March 11, seniors Jenson Brown and Caleb Woody were on the beach in Daytona, Florida. They were drinking when they got the email from President Nathan Hatch with the subject line “COVID-19 Update: Changes to class schedule, suspending in-person classes.” Brown didn’t process the information until after his nap. He woke up and … Continue reading “I Didn’t Even Get To Say Goodbye:” Seniors’ Spring Semester Comes To A Halt

‘I’m going to keep trying’: Jalon Lewis continues his own story with basketball at ESPN U internship

SALISBURY — Jalon Lewis, a senior at Livingstone College, put in daily four- and five-hour workouts last summer as he prepared for the upcoming basketball season. Nonetheless, the beginning of the season didn’t go how he wanted it to, as he dealt with personal losses along with a rough time on the court. Lewis went to the CIAA tournament anyway and did an interview with the … Continue reading ‘I’m going to keep trying’: Jalon Lewis continues his own story with basketball at ESPN U internship

Memories take off around 50th anniversary of moon landing

SALISBURY — About 530 million people watched their televisions on July 20, 1969, to bear witness to people walking on the moon for the first time during the Apollo 11 landing. On Wednesday night, more than 40 people gathered at Oak Park Retirement to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon walk coming Saturday. In 1969, Joan Pore watched the lunar landing with a friend. They … Continue reading Memories take off around 50th anniversary of moon landing

Sisters earn first place in inaugural High Rock Lake dock decorations contest

HIGH ROCK LAKE — Kim Hardiman helps her sister, Kris Hall, decorate her house and dock for every holiday, but this year their Fourth of July decorations earned them a trophy. One sister was watching the windows in the front of the house and the other, those at the back, on Wednesday morning as they waited for representatives of the High Rock Lake Association to … Continue reading Sisters earn first place in inaugural High Rock Lake dock decorations contest

Marsh Street tree topples, takes family’s memories with it

https://www.salisburypost.com/2019/06/05/west-marsh-street-tree-topples-takes-familys-memories-with-it/ SALISBURY — Rex Boner went into his backyard Tuesday morning to retrieve the remains of a beloved swing that sat trapped under the toppled tree that used to hold it. Half of the willow oak fell down Monday evening, taking the swing, shade and its dominating presence in the Boners’ backyard on West Marsh Street with it. Rex had been in the backyard investigating … Continue reading Marsh Street tree topples, takes family’s memories with it