• 73°

Letter: Raise fines to stop littering on roads in Rowan County

I have a suggestion on how to get rid of trash along the roads in Rowan County.

Raise the fine for littering to $500 and assign 100 hours of community service to convicted offenders. The 100 hours of community service should be designated to pick up litter from the roadside. I think this will get the attention of those who are littering our roads across the county.

Two weeks ago, a torn, dirty couch and chair were left at the entrance to my development. This week, there are beer bottles alongside the entrance. This has got to stop.

Litter is concentrated along our main roads — Old Concord Road, U.S. 29, Jake Alexander Boulevard and Rowan Mill Road.

Our county needs to install cameras and put unmarked police cars to watch and write tickets. Another idea might be to have a call-in line to report the names of repeat offenders and offer a $25 reward if the report is validated (similar to Crime Stoppers).

Everywhere you go in Rowan County, you see trash that has accumulated. The fines and punishment must be heightened and enforced for this ongoing problem of dirtying our county with litter to be resolved.

— Donald Marsh

Salisbury

Comments

Local

Pedestrian hospitalized after being struck by police car

Local

Torch Run returns to Rowan streets, raises money for Special Olympics

Crime

Fish arcade company drops suit against Rowan County Sheriff’s Office

Crime

Man faces kidnapping, assault charges after woman escapes at Webb Road Flea Market

Local

Natoli promoted to assistant county manager, will retain human resources director title

Education

Attendance restriction lifted for RSS graduation ceremonies

Business

Rowan Chamber of Commerce will host in-person Power in Partnership on Thursday

Business

Rowan EDC will undergo name change, alter board requirements with updates to bylaws

Nation/World

Israel strikes Gaza tunnels as truce efforts remain elusive

Nation/World

Supreme Court to take up major abortion rights challenge

Nation/World

Biden boosting world vaccine sharing commitment to 80M doses

Crime

Man charged for stowing away on Norfolk Southern train, impeding railroad operations

Local

Group will protest treatment of Georgia woman during 2019 traffic stop

Crime

Man overdoses at Piedmont Correctional Institute

Crime

Sheriff’s Office: Two men escape from jail, found in bushes on Fulton Street

Ask Us

Ask Us: When will North Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue be resurfaced?

Local

Political Notebook: Rowan’s lawmakers pass 140 bills into the opposite chamber before deadline

Local

Police chief to present use of force policy; city manager to present 2021-22 budget

Crime

Blotter: Rockwell man arrested on charges of felony larceny, possession of stolen vehicle

Coronavirus

CDC director says mask turnaround based solely on science

News

Catawba College hosts three in-person commencement ceremonies

Local

With high case loads causing numerous staff departures, Child Protective Services seeks more positions

Education

Livingstone College graduates celebrate ‘crossing the finish line’ during commencement celebration

Coronavirus

Rowan sees 4 new COVID-19 deaths as mask mandate lifted, vaccines administered continue decline