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Cooking breakfast over the open fire of the former slave cabin

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  • Early on Saturday morning inside the restored slave cabin at the Hall House, Brian Davis cooked breakfast over the open fireplace fire.The breakfast was for the new docents for Historic Salisbury Foundation. photos by Wayne Hinshaw, for the Salisbury Post
  • 5/26/2014
  • Album ID: 1805724
  • Photos by Wayne Hinshaw

Walter Basingers' medals

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  • JON C. LAKEY / SALISBURY POST Ricky Basinger (pictured) discovered that his father, Walter Basinger, was due two medals from his service in the US Army in World War II. Walter Basinger survived some fierce fighting in a push across Europe to Germany. He returned home to Rowan County after the war and worked at Cannon Mills plant 1 in Kannapolis. After exchanging letters with the US Army, Ricky Basinger was able to get the two new medals and the second replacements for the three original medals that were awarded.
  • 5/26/2014
  • Album ID: 1807503
  • Photos by Jon Lakey

Longtime photographer Ben Martin

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  • JON C. LAKEY / SALISBURY POST Longtime photographer Ben Martin continues to employ the use of a camera even after years and years of work in field of photography that has taken him all over the world.
  • 5/25/2014
  • Album ID: 1755060
  • Photos by Jon Lakey

2014 Torch Run

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  • JON C. LAKEY / SALISBURY POST A large group of runners take off from South Chapel Street in Landis on Wednesday morning for the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics. Rowan County Sheriff detectives Chad Moose and Billy Basinger (right) take the lead. Det. Moose has been running in the annual Torch Run for 21 consecutive years. Law enforcement officers were joined by runners from area high school's to make for one of the largest group of runners in recent memory.
  • 5/23/2014
  • Album ID: 1807504
  • Photos by Jon Lakey

Chamber of Commerce farm tour

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  • JON C. LAKEY / SALISBURY POST The annual Rowan County Chamber of Commerce farm tour made a stop at the dairy operation for the Hoffner Organic Farm on Kerr Mill Road on Thursday morning. Amy Poirier, who grew up on the Hoffner farms and is involved with local food co-ops, spoke to the benefit of organic farming.
  • 5/23/2014
  • Album ID: 1807491
  • Photos by Jon Lakey

FIRE Barger Road

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  • JON C. LAKEY / SALISBURY POST A fire was reported on wednesday morning at a home off Barger Road in eastern Rowan County. First responding firefighters reported heavy smoke was visible from miles away as they approached the scene. The home was heavily envolved with fire and resulted in an upgrade to a three alarm call to help with manpower and shuttling water operations.
  • 5/22/2014
  • Album ID: 1807493
  • Photos by Jon Lakey

Penny Hoover bowls 300

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  • JON C. LAKEY / SALISBURY POST Penny Hoover (center) gets a hug from her longtime bowling friend Margaret Massey after hearing she bowled a perfect game last week. Salisbury's Hoover became the first female to bowl a perfect game of 300 at the Woodleaf Lanes where she bowl in league play for years. Last Thursday every bowler in the alley stopped their games and watched as Hoover finished out her last few frames. When the last pin dropped on the final frame, Hoover made history and every person in the building whoop and hollered in celebration. Hoover returned to her regular league night on Tuesday to find her name hanging on a banner over the lanes she was bowling on where the record fell.
  • 5/22/2014
  • Album ID: 1807500
  • Photos by Jon Lakey

Enochville Elem students plant raised gardens

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  • Enochville Elementary students are planting vegetables in their new raised gardens under the direction of 5th grade science teacher Greta Compton. photos by Wayne Hinshaw, for the Salisbury Post
  • 5/21/2014
  • Album ID: 1803219
  • Photos by Wayne Hinshaw

Helen Brown yard sale

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  • JON C. LAKEY / SALISBURY POST Helen Brown uses plastic wrap on a spice rack that will fgo into the yard sale this weekend at her home on Emerald Drive in Salisbury. The yard sale is an annual fundraiser to support research into finding a cure for cystic fibrosis.
  • 5/21/2014
  • Album ID: 1807497
  • Photos by Jon Lakey

Diabetic dog "Meter"

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  • JON C. LAKEY / SALISBURY POST Seven-year-old Caden Farmer (right) sits with his classmates at Winecoff Elementary School in Concord and his service dog "Meter". Farmer , who suffers from Type 1 diabetes, relies on "Meter" to indicate when his sugar levels change between readings.
  • 5/21/2014
  • Album ID: 1807499
  • Photos by Jon Lakey
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