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Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man charged with breaking in to terrorize

SALISBURY — A 20-year-old man was arrested Thursday for a handful of crimes after a domestic incident. Elijah Lamont Graham of Salisbury faces charges for ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, November 12, 2021 4:39 pm

Crime

Kannapolis man charged with seriously injuring mother, stealing car, attacking officer

SALISBURY — A 36-year-old Kannapolis man faces charges for attacking his mother, leaving her injured and taking her vehicle. Benjamin David Healey was booked into ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, November 12, 2021 2:45 pm

Crime

Man charged with breaking into downtown Salisbury theater, wheeling away equipment

SALISBURY — A 30-year-old man faces a pair of felony charges for breaking into the Meroney Theater on Main Street and wheeling away a range ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, November 12, 2021 12:15 pm

Local

Photos: Volunteers plant miniature American flags at Salisbury City Park

Visitors to Salisbury City Park today will be greeted by a large V comprised of a sea of miniature American flags. Hercules Shannon was the ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, November 11, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Veterans gather for free meal, conversation at Harold B. Jarrett Post

SALISBURY — Russ Roakes was counting cups on Wednesday afternoon. His final count? 380 cups used by veterans, spouses and other attendees for an annual ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, November 11, 2021 12:05 am

Columnists

Kathryn Lopez: Are we replacing our religion?

By Kathryn Lopez “Love is love.” “Science is science.” Homes and offices in Washington, D.C. must display every politically correct lawn sign there is. Could ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, November 11, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Man charged with shooting neighbor’s cat with .22-caliber rifle

SALISBURY — A 26-year-old man faces animal cruelty charges after he shot a neighbor’s family cat named Kenny. Jonathan Alexander Humphries was charged Sunday with ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, November 9, 2021 6:08 pm

Crime

Former Rowan Sheriff’s Office supervisor charged with obstructing justice, possessing stolen gun

SALISBURY — A former supervisor of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division was indicted and arrested Monday for failing to return a stolen ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, November 9, 2021 9:04 am

Ask Us

Ask Us: What are Salisbury City Council members, administrators paid?

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, November 8, 2021 1:53 pm

Crime

Blotter: Man jailed for sexual acts with 15-year-old girlfriend

SALISBURY — A 23-year-old Rockwell man was in jail Monday for sexual acts committed with his 15-year-old girlfriend, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said. Wesley ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, November 8, 2021 10:35 am

Crime

Sheriff’s Office: Pediatrician first noted injuries that produced child abuse charges

SALISBURY — Child abuse charges filed last week against a Salisbury woman came after the infant was seen by a pediatrician. Erika Marie Hubbard, 24, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, November 8, 2021 9:58 am

Entertainment

East Spencer rapper’s song featured in popular game NBA 2K22

SALISBURY — When gamers power up their consoles to play the basketball title NBA 2K22, they’ll quickly hear voice of East Spencer native Eric McCluney. ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, November 7, 2021 12:01 am

Local

Lingle mounts successful write-in campaign, finishes fifth in Faith election

FAITH — With a little hard work and 28 votes, Jayne Lingle is on track to be the next member of the Faith Board of ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Saturday, November 6, 2021 12:01 am

Crime

Blotter: Rowan County man charged with abusing disabled person

SALISBURY — A 66-year-old Rowan County man was jailed Tuesday for abusing a disabled person. Christopher Royal Mayer faces a single charge of abusing a ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, November 4, 2021 2:48 pm

Granite Quarry

Granite Quarry juvenile shot, killed while handling gun

GRANITE QUARRY — A juvenile was killed Monday evening after suffering an accidental gunshot wound. Granite Quarry-Faith Joint Police Authority Chief Mark Cook said officers ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:13 pm

Crime

Man ‘assisted to the ground,’ jailed after trying to flee Rowan Sheriff’s Office traffic stop

SALISBURY — A 33-year-old man was jailed Tuesday on a series of drug and gun charges after allegedly trying to flee a Rowan Sheriff’s Office ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, November 3, 2021 12:39 pm

Elections

In toughest challenge yet, Rockwell mayor wins re-election

ROCKWELL — Challenger Chuck Bowman gave Mayor Beau Taylor the toughest test the longtime incumbent has seen in 18 years as mayor, but Taylor still ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, November 2, 2021 10:52 pm

Cleveland

Two incumbents, former mayor win seats in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Two incumbents and the town’s former mayor won spots on the Cleveland Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. With three seats available, Richard Taylor, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, November 2, 2021 10:13 pm

Local

Rowan County 2021 municipal election results

Salisbury voters made their picks today in the county’s municipal elections. This election was historic in at least one sense. It’s the first where Salisbury’s ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:39 pm

Crime

Blotter: Bullet hole found in second story of home

SALISBURY — A woman on Saturday reported a bullet hit the second story of her family’s home on Settlers Grove Lane after she heard gunfire ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, November 2, 2021 1:39 pm

Crime

Rowan Sheriff’s Office: Teen erroneously reports shooting in front of school

CHINA GROVE — A third try brought out the truth Friday for an 18-year-old man who told law enforcement officers his car was shot in ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, November 2, 2021 12:47 pm

Ask Us

Ask Us: What’s behind Salisbury-Rowan Utilities letter?

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, November 1, 2021 1:31 pm

Crime

Blotter: Man arrives at hospital with stomach wound, declines to talk to police

SALISBURY — Police say a man sought medical treatment at Rowan Medical Center on Sunday for a stab wound, but it remains unclear how he ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, November 1, 2021 11:12 am

Crime

Fight, gunshots turn Kannapolis Moose Lodge party to chaotic scene

KANNAPOLIS — A fight late Saturday and early Sunday resulted in at least 16 shots fired at the Kannapolis Moose Lodge and produced a chaotic ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, November 1, 2021 9:42 am

Coronavirus

COVID-19 cases in Rowan County remain above summer low, continue to produce deaths

SALISBURY — While daily COVID-19 positives have declined precipitously since a peak in late August and September, cases continue to produce deaths on a regular ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, October 31, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: FBI data provides some context for voters with crime in mind

When Salisbury voters fill in bubbles on their ballots Tuesday, many will be doing it with crime on their mind. This year has brought increases ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, October 31, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Inspection finds resident ate mouse, physical altercations, monthslong delay for COVID-19 notification at Salisbury nursing home

SALISBURY — An unannounced inspection at a Statesville Boulevard nursing home cited the facility for not effectively responding to a resident eating a mouse, physical ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, October 29, 2021 12:01 am

Crime

Blotter: Man wanted on robbery charges arrested in McDonald’s parking lot on Jake Alexander Boulevard

SALISBURY — A 27-year-old man wanted on outstanding robbery and firearm charges was arrested Wednesday in the parking lot of a McDonald’s on Jake Alexander ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, October 28, 2021 11:56 am

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