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Shavonne Potts, Author at Salisbury Post

Crime

Police: Two armed men rob local convenience store

SALISBURY — Police say two armed men walked into a local convenience store Monday night and demanded the clerk hand over the money. The two ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:57 pm

Crime

Blotter: Local woman swindled out of hundreds in gift card scam

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A local woman was swindled out of $340 after she was told to send money via eBay gift cards ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:56 pm

Local

Salvation Army Christmas assistance program moves online this year

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The process to apply for Christmas assistance this year will be done online only to minimize in-person contact. “With ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Saturday, October 17, 2020 4:12 pm

Crime

Blotter: Cleveland man faces child abuse offense after overdose

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com CLEVELAND — A local man faces misdemeanor child abuse charges following an overdose at his home with his 11-year-old son present. ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Friday, October 16, 2020 2:36 pm

Local

Census expert: With thousands uncounted, Rowan County could lose out on millions in funding

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER — If the estimated 35% of Rowan Countians did not respond to the 2020 Census by Thursday’s moved-up deadline, ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Friday, October 16, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Police: Unlocked vehicles ransacked in Salisbury neighborhood

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Police say someone ransacked two vehicles unlocked at home in the Country Club of Salisbury. The victim told a ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:10 pm

Crime

Cleveland man faces charges for shooting incident near Kannapolis, chase

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS — A Cleveland man faces assault and drug charges after a shooting incident and subsequent vehicle chase. The Rowan County ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:03 am

Crime

Law enforcement officials tout progress to reduce crime in Salisbury

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Since October 2019, 50 people from Rowan County have been indicted federally for drug-related or other violent crimes as ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:10 am

Crime

Salisbury woman faces cocaine, marijuana charges

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Salisbury woman faces felony drug charges after police served a search warrant at her home and allegedly found ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:46 pm

Crime

Crime blotter: Oct. 15

In Salisbury Police Department reports • Marie White Carlos, 60, was charged on Tuesday with felony possession of a controlled substance schedule II while in ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:21 pm

Crime

Blotter: Rowan investigators looking into vandalism of Woodleaf church

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com WOODLEAF — Rowan investigators are looking into the vandalism of a Woodleaf church, making it the third religious institution vandalized or ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 3:09 pm

Crime

Inmate charged with attacking, injuring Rowan Detention Center officer

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — An inmate with a criminal history that includes assault has been charged with attacking a Rowan County Detention Center ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:14 am

Local

Rowan Sheriff’s Office announces agency promotions

SALISBURY — Two veteran officers with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office have been promoted to the rank of major following the retirement of Maj. Tim ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man faces drug charges after being found unconscious outside convenience store

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Salisbury man faces multiple drug charges after he was discovered unconscious in a car outside a convenience store. ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Monday, October 12, 2020 2:53 pm

Crime

Rowan County man charged in overdose death of Cleveland couple

CLEVELAND — A Rowan County man faces felony charges related to the overdose death of a Cleveland couple four months after they were found dead ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Monday, October 12, 2020 11:35 am

Crime

Police looking for man who struck ambulance in hit, run

SALISBURY — Salisbury police are looking for a man who struck the rear of a NuCare ambulance and left the accident scene. The ambulance was ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Monday, October 12, 2020 11:30 am

Local

Miller’s Ferry crash prompts policies to protect first responders

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — When Miller’s Ferry firefighters on Aug. 11 responded to Interstate 85 for a commercial vehicle fire, none expected they’d ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:10 am

Local

Emergency Responder Safety Institute tracks roadside collision data

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — This year, there have been 38 emergency responders, law enforcement and tow service personnel killed nationwide by vehicles while ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Teen faces weapons, counterfeit money charges in connection with PlayStation sale

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A 17-year-old Rowan County resident faces criminal charges after allegedly using counterfeit money to purchase a PlayStation game console. ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Friday, October 9, 2020 1:40 pm

Crime

South Carolina men charged with cocaine, meth trafficking after I-85 traffic stop

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Two South Carolina men face felony drug possession charges after Rowan Sheriff’s investigators confirmed drug tests on items seized ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Friday, October 9, 2020 11:23 am

Local

Firefighter shares safety tips during Fire Prevention Week

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Historically, Salisbury firefighters would be visiting schools to share fire safety tips with students, but this year they’ve limited ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Friday, October 9, 2020 12:00 am

East Spencer

East Spencer youth program to start Oct. 13

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER — A youth program started by local pastors and community organizers will kick-off its inaugural event on Tuesday at ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Friday, October 9, 2020 12:00 am

East Spencer

East Spencer board to decide if resident can convert sheds to housing units

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER — The East Spencer Board of Aldermen will determine whether to allow resident Jamilla Kennedy to use property she ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Friday, October 9, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Landis police ID shooting victim

LANDIS — Police have identified the victim in a Wednesday shooting. Wesley Raynor, 30, of Kannapolis, was shot in the 700 block of S. Main ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, October 8, 2020 7:07 pm

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man jailed after probation violation, drugs found during search

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Salisbury man faces felony drug charges after he was found with drugs on him when police officers served ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, October 8, 2020 3:46 pm

Crime

Man jailed on cocaine, heroin charges after traffic stop

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man remains jailed after a police K-9 allegedly found cocaine, heroin and other drugs found in a car he was in. ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, October 8, 2020 11:26 am

Crime

One injured, another jailed in Landis shooting

LANDIS — A Landis man is behind bars after a Wednesday shooting where one person was injured and taken to the hospital. Landis police charged ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:14 am

Crime

Citizens discuss Rowan School Justice Partnership’s draft agreement

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A small group of citizens and members of the local justice system assembled in an online forum Wednesday night ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:10 am

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