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Josh Bergeron, Author at Salisbury Post

Coronavirus

Health officials say financial incentives helped vaccination rates; lottery drawing today

SALISBURY — On the eve of the first COVID-19 vaccination lottery drawing, local and state health officials said North Carolina’s financial incentives have boosted the ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 12:10 am

Crime

Chase from Mooresville ends with crash at Rowan Mill Road; two charged

SALISBURY — Two people face criminal charges after a police chase from Mooresville ended with a crash on Monday at the intersection of N.C. 150 ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 5:52 pm

Crime

Blotter: June 21

In Salisbury Police reports: • A man on Friday left a Speedway convenience store in the 800 block of West Jake Alexander Boulevard without paying ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, June 21, 2021 1:55 pm

Local

East Rowan High graduate killed in motorcycle crash

SALISBURY — An 18-year-old East Rowan High School graduate was killed Saturday in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Jake Alexander Boulevard and Julian ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, June 21, 2021 9:27 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: New incentives could help with downtown vitality in Rowan

The future is residential. Professional office space won’t fill the various vacant spaces in downtown Salisbury buildings. Neither will retail stores and restaurants. Residential space ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:29 am

News

25 years later, runners reflect on Olympic torch’s trip through Rowan

SALISBURY — John Bouk can still picture the throngs of people that filled downtown as he ran the Olympic torch to the the Square on ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

State suspends medical examiner after crash turns to homicide investigation

SALISBURY — State officials suspended a medical examiner for Rowan County this week after funeral home workers spotted a fatal gunshot wound on the body ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, June 18, 2021 12:21 pm

Crime

Blotter: Two men rob convenience store at gunpoint

SALISBURY — Two men wearing hoodies and ski masks on Tuesday robbed a convenience store of money and cigars before fleeing on foot. The men, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:27 am

News

High Rock Lake Association calls for entries in Fourth of July dock decorating contest

The High Rock Lake Association’s third annual July 4th Holiday Dock Decorating Competition is issuing a call for participants.  The High Rock Lake Association is ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Shots fired after truck chases car off interstate

SALISBURY — Police on Tuesday recovered a single shell casing and couldn’t find the two vehicles involved in a shots fired incident at Faith Road ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:25 pm

Crime

I-85 road rage incident results in assault, child abuse charges

SALISBURY — A 42-year-old man faces assault and child abuse charges after a road rage incident on Interstate 85. Ervin Charles Glover was charged Tuesday ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:12 am

Crime

China Grove man arrested for sex crimes involving woman with disabilities

SALISBURY — A 72-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for two sex crimes involving a woman in her 20s with a mental disability. Stacy Eugene Jones ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:31 am

Crime

Man charged with killing 28-year-old found dead in crashed car

SALISBURY — A jailed man has been charged with murder after a single-vehicle crash on Saw Road turned into a homicide investigation. Rene Oscar Gomez ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:17 am

Crime

68-year-old woman identified as Jackson Street murder victim

SALISBURY — A 68-year-old woman was killed Sunday in a shooting in the Chestnut Hills neighborhood, according to Salisbury Police. Sinatra Juan Jackson was shot ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:28 am

Crime

Man arrested in Jacksonville for Salisbury murder

SALISBURY — Law enforcement officers in Jacksonville arrested a Salisbury man Monday for a murder at Zion Hills Apartments. Shane Kamel Charles, 19, was arrested ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:12 am

Crime

Blotter: June 14

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports: • A man on Friday reported fraud in the 1500 block of North Main Street in China Grove. • ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, June 14, 2021 6:08 pm

Crime

One killed, two others shot on South Jackson Street in Salisbury

SALISBURY — One person was killed and two others were shot in an incident early Sunday in the 800 block of South Jackson Street. Salisbury ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, June 13, 2021 3:51 am

Crime

State examining Davidson County emergency alert received in Rowan, other counties

SALISBURY — State officials are examining an emergency alert sent Thursday night after people in multiple counties were told to take shelter because of an ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:10 am

Business

‘Stopping that cycle’: Edman named director of Prevent Child Abuse Rowan

For Shawn Edman, helping victims of abuse is personal. Edman, who became Prevent Child Abuse Rowan’s executive director May 3rd, and his spouse began fostering ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Sheriff’s Office: Gold Hill woman likely killed during break-in

GOLD HILL — Rowan Sheriff’s Office detectives said Friday a 79-year-old woman was likely killed in her home during a break-in. Judy Eller Hoffner, who ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, June 11, 2021 10:20 am

Crime

Fatal car crash turns into homicide investigation

CHINA GROVE — Rowan Sheriff’s Office detectives are now treating a fatal, single-vehicle car crash that occurred Wednesday as a homicide. Edward Geouge III, 28, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, June 11, 2021 9:47 am

Crime

62-year-old man killed in Wednesday murder

SALISBURY — Police have identified a 62-year-old man as the victim in a Grace Street murder on Wednesday. Bobby Eugene Simpson was found dead at ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, June 11, 2021 8:58 am

Coronavirus

Salisbury Police officer dies after contracting COVID-19

SALISBURY — Rowan County recorded its fifth COVID-19 death in two weeks early Thursday. Sgt. Shane Karriker of the Salisbury Police Department died after contracting ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:18 pm

Crime

Blotter: Man faces drug charges after being found asleep near dumpster

SALISBURY — A Cleveland man faces a trio of drug charges after a Rowan sheriff’s deputy found the man asleep in a truck backed up ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:54 pm

~ NO PAYWALL

Man found dead on Grace Street in Salisbury

SALISBURY — An unidentified man was found dead Wednesday in the 700 block of Grace Street, according to Salisbury Police. Salisbury Police classified the incident ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:55 pm

Local

One dead after Saw Road crash

ENOCHVILLE — An unidentified person is dead after a vehicle traveled off of Saw Road Wednesday and overturned, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol. The ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 2:11 pm

Crime

Man charged for breaking into schools in Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS — A 34-year-old man faces a series of criminal charges after break-ins at schools. Brian Kyle Gantt was arrested by Kannapolis Police officers Tuesday ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:24 pm

Crime

Blotter: Man charged after running from police at Big Lots

SALISBURY — Wanted on failure to appear charges and on probation, a 49-year-old man on Tuesday attempted to run from Salisbury Police after a larceny call. ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 10:35 am

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