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Josh Bergeron, Author at Salisbury Post

Coronavirus

County records 19 COVID-19 deaths this week

SALISBURY — Rowan County deaths from COVID-19 this week continued to come several at a time. There were 19 deaths reported Sunday through Saturday, down ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Saturday, January 23, 2021 5:29 pm

Coronavirus

Congregate facilities record COVID-19 deaths, county sees equal number of new cases, recoveries

SALISBURY — As Rowan County added an equal number of new COVID-19 cases and recoveries Friday, state statistics showed several new COVID-19 deaths at congregate ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, January 22, 2021 6:34 pm

Crime

Teen found dead on Grove Street, another dies from gunshot wound while being airlifted

SALISBURY — In what’s being called a homicide investigation, one man was found dead on the on the side of Grove Street early Friday morning ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, January 22, 2021 4:58 pm

Crime

Blotter: Shots fired into West Lafayette Street home

SALISBURY — Bullets were found in the living room of a West Lafayette Street house early Thursday after a neighbor reported hearing gunshots. Salisbury Police ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, January 22, 2021 12:02 pm

Crime

Blotter: Jan. 21

In Salisbury Police reports: • A man reported property damage Wednesday in the 600 block of West Council Street. • Police responded to a fight ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, January 22, 2021 12:00 am

Coronavirus

COVID-19 deaths, hospital bed usage continue rising in Rowan County

SALISBURY — Three weeks into the new year, Rowan County has recorded 59 COVID-19 deaths. There were seven new COVID-19 deaths added Thursday — none ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:21 pm

Crime

Former paramedic charged with embezzling a controlled substance

SALISBURY — A former Rowan County paramedic was charged Wednesday with embezzling a controlled substance. William Buckley Stout, 43, of China Grove allegedly removed a 10 ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:55 pm

Crime

For third time, convenience store robbed after man asks for Newport cigarettes

SALISBURY — For the third time in as many days, a man robbed a gas station by asking for Newport cigarettes and showing a gun, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:09 am

Crime

Police: Granite Quarry, Salisbury robberies may be connected

GRANITE QUARRY — Police are investigating whether an armed robbery early Wednesday may be connected to another one a day earlier in Salisbury. In the ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:01 pm

Coronavirus

COVID-19 deaths outside of congregate living facilities represent growing majority in Rowan

SALISBURY — COVID-19 deaths outside of congregate living facilities continued to grow on Wednesday when seven more were added to Rowan County’s total. The county ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:00 pm

Local

93-year-old man beaten, hospitalized after overnight attack

SALISBURY — A 93-year-old man was badly beaten by two men late Tuesday and early Wednesday while attempting to let his dog out. The Rowan ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:45 am

Coronavirus

Health Department schedules first vaccination event for those 65 and older

SALISBURY — People 65 and older will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine during the Rowan County Health Department’s drive-thru clinic on Wednesday. The ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:08 pm

Crime

Texas man robbed at knifepoint during stop in Rowan County

SALISBURY — A Texas man driving a tractor-trailer was robbed at knifepoint Thursday during a stop at Love’s Travel Stop on Peeler Road. The thief, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:41 am

Crime

Guns stolen from apartment on Lakewood Drive

SALISBURY — Thieves on Friday night made off with three guns and ransacked an apartment in a complex on Lakewood Drive. Salisbury Police said the ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:14 am

Crime

Man robs convenience store with handgun, receives $150

SALISBURY — Police are looking to identify a Salisbury man after he robbed a gas station on Innes Street. The unidentified man, who was described ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:58 am

Local

Human Relations Council starts day of service, adopts park as part of MLK celebration

SALISBURY — In adopting Kelsey Scott Park on Monday, the Salisbury-Rowan Human Relations Council wanted people to understand the importance of taking care of what ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:10 am

Crime

Blotter: Woman faces drug, child abuse charges

SALISBURY — A 34-year-old woman faces drug and child abuse charges after being arrested by Salisbury Police on Monday. Tracy Melinda Hooker, of Salisbury, was ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, January 18, 2021 4:54 pm

Coronavirus

County averaging 118 new COVID-19 cases per day in 2021

SALISBURY — Local data show Rowan County has already topped 2,100 new COVID-19 positives in 2021. With an average of 118 cases added every day ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, January 18, 2021 2:47 pm

Ask Us

Ask Us: COVID-19 vaccination events have required adaptations, brought frustration

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 ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, January 18, 2021 1:06 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Rowan County needs your help to address potential lead crisis in Dukeville

Just when one crisis seemed to dip below the horizon, a new one has appeared for people living in the northern Rowan community known as ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:05 am

Coronavirus

UPDATED: County reports 27 COVID-19 deaths this week

SALISBURY — With 27 since Sunday, deaths in Rowan County this week from COVID-19 were reported at their fastest pace yet. Deaths were reported Tuesday ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, January 15, 2021 1:37 pm

Crime

Search warrant produces half-dozen drug charges for Salisbury man

SALISBURY — A 21-year-old faces a half-dozen drug-related charges after being served with a search warrant by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigative Unit. ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, January 15, 2021 11:33 am

Crime

Crime blotter: Jan. 15

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports: • A man reported Wednesday that someone used his information to file an unemployment. • A man reported a ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, January 15, 2021 10:13 am

Coronavirus

Deaths outside of congregate care facilities grow by three in Rowan

SALISBURY — The number of COVID-19 deaths outside of congregate living facilities on Thursday increased to nearly half of the total since the pandemic began. ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:32 pm

Coronavirus

County continues to draw big crowds for drive-thru coronavirus vaccinations

SALISBURY — With a new shipment of COVID-19 vaccines ready to administer, volunteers and county staff on Thursday were greeted by the largest crowd yet ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, January 14, 2021 5:25 pm

Crime

Blotter: China Grove woman faces felony drug charges

LANDIS — A China Grove woman faces multiple felony drug charges after being the passenger in a car stopped by a sheriff’s deputy. Leigh Ann ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:19 pm

Crime

Kannapolis man faces felony, misdemeanor drug charges

KANNAPOLIS — A Kannapolis man faces felony and misdemeanor drug charges after being searched during a traffic stop. Jesse Thomas Absher, 38, of East 16th ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:54 pm

Crime

Woman faces charges for assault with scissors

SALISBURY — A Rowan County woman faces charges after allegedly using scissors to assault another woman. Cheryl Jean Little, 40, of Rock Pond Lane, was ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:21 pm

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