• 54°

Laurels: Police connect neighbors with Salisbury officers

Laurel to the Salisbury Police Department for its new, interactive neighborhood map launched in conjunction with National Night Out last week.

The map, available at salisburync.gov/officermap, gives neighborhoods the ability to connect with officers assigned to their community.

Folks who live near City Park, for example, have Officer Peacock assigned as the day shift patrol officer and Officer Lusk as their night shift patrol officer, according to the map. The map also provides contact information for assigned traffic enforcement and community service officers, sergeants and the department’s victim advocate.

Deputy Police Chief Shon Barnes gave the suggestion of asking officers to speak at an event as a way community members might use the map. Chief Jerry Stokes said locals can also share concerns, complaints or incidents that are not emergencies. Of course, any emergency should still be routed through 911.

We think Barnes said it well.

“People living in the neighborhood should know who represents them,” he told reporter Shavonne Walker in a story published Sunday (“Police launch map to connect neighborhoods with police officers”).

Laurel to the remarkable results that the Rowan Economic Development Commission is producing under the leadership of President Rod Crider.

Chewy.com’s fulfillment center on Long Ferry Road will be an extraordinary and one-of-a-kind project for the county, bringing more jobs at one time than any other project in the county’s history. Henkel just announced a $45 million expansion in Salisbury in July

There are other projects on the way, too, including a yet-to-be-named company that proposes to add 191 jobs at a newly constructed speculative building in Granite Quarry.

Ron Starner, the keynote speaker at the EDC’s annual meeting last week, said Crider is one of the top five economic development professionals in the nation, and the results he’s already producing in Rowan prove that.

Laurel to Rowan County commissioners for finding a way to repurpose the former Cleveland Elementary School.

Just because schools no longer house students does not mean that their useful life has ended. In Cleveland, the former elementary school’s new life includes a branch of the Rowan Public Library and an emergency medical services station.

Commissioners last week approved final designs for both items.

Meanwhile, Woodleaf Elementary School is still waiting for its second life, as it was also a victim of consolidation into West Rowan Elementary.

Commissioners have talked about creating a park at the former school, and we hope those discussions continue. Perhaps commissioners could leave the gym, making small upgrades, for the community to use.

Comments

Local

Dukeville lead testing results trickle in, more participation needed

Education

Faith Academy interviewing staff, preparing site for fall opening

News

Volunteers work around obstacles, alter procedures to offer free tax services to those in need

Education

Education shoutouts

Local

Retired Marine gets recognition for toy collection efforts

Local

March issue of Salisbury the Magazine is now available

Education

Five get Dunbar School Heritage Scholarships

Education

Education briefs: Salisbury Academy fourth-graders think big as inventors

Education

Bakari Sellers keynote speaker at Livingstone College Founder’s Day program

Nation/World

Biden aims to distribute masks to millions in ‘equity’ push

Nation/World

Chief: Capitol Police were warned of violence before riot

Nation/World

GOP rallies solidly against Democrats’ virus relief package

Nation/World

FDA says single-dose shot from Johnson & Johnson prevents severe COVID

High School

Coaches, lawmakers react to governor’s order expanding sporting event capacity

Coronavirus

Three new COVID-19 deaths, positives remain below triple digits

BREAKING NEWS

Gov. Cooper announces end to curfew, changes to restrictions affecting bars, high school sports

Crime

Blotter: Two charged after call about package

Crime

Salisbury Police investigating two shootings

Crime

Chase involving Kernersville man ends in woods behind Carson High School

News Main

North Rowan girls end season with playoff loss to Murphy

Education

Rowan-Salisbury EC department plunges in place after raising $1,300 for Special Olympics

Nation/World

Tiger Woods injured in car crash, has surgery on legs

Local

Local stakeholders set goals, direction to tackle city’s housing issues

Education

RSS board talks future of Henderson Independent School