Letter-to-the-Editor: It’s All about Priorities

April 17, 2014

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Letter

Travis Allen (2014 candidate for the Board of Education) Salisbury, N.C. ♦ I would like to start this letter with a resounding thank you to all of the teachers and support staff that work in our school system. My daughter graduated from West Rowan High School last year, and my wife and I have 3 […]

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Rep. Harry Warren’s (District 77) Newsletter for 4/16/14

April 17, 2014

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Harry Warren at Hall on Education

Rep. Harry Warren (District 77) 611 Legislative Office Building, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603 (919) 733-5784 Harry.Warren@ncleg.net ♦ Hello, Friends!           Here is the latest update on Interim Committee meetings that have taken place over the last two weeks. As usual, I have included links to other stories that you might find of interest as well as […]

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Video: Debate Between Rep. Harry Warren and Chad Mitchell for the 77th District Seat at Catawba College on April 15th

April 16, 2014

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Catawba College Postcard

RFP Staff ♦ Video: Debate Between Rep. Harry Warren and Chad Mitchell for the 77th District Seat at Catawba College on April 15th: http://rowancountync.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=4&clip_id=440

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Video: Rowan Commissioner Candidate Forums at Catawba College on Tuesday April 15th

April 16, 2014

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Confederate Monument Postcard

RFP  Staff ♦ Video: Rowan Commissioner Candidate Forums at Catawba College on Tuesday April 15th http://rowancountync.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=4&clip_id=441

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Final Republican Commissioner Candidates Forum at the Republican Men’s Club Breakfast Saturday Morning May 3rd

April 16, 2014

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Southern Chivalry - Argument Versus Clubs

RFP Staff ♦ A final Republican Commissioner Candidates Forum will be held at the Republican Men’s Club Breakfast on Saturday Morning May 3rd at Ryan’s at 730 Jake Alexander Blvd S in Salisbury, N.C. Rowan County Republican Chairman John Leatherman and Republican Men’s Club President Steve Mensing will co-moderate this forum. Interested persons are encouraged […]

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President Obama to Award Medal of Honor to a North Carolinian

April 16, 2014

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The White House by emitea at sxc.hu

Press Release ♦  On May 13, 2014, President Barack Obama will award Kyle J. White, a former active duty Army Sergeant, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Sergeant White will receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as a Platoon Radio Telephone Operator assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), […]

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Letter-to-the-Editor: Change Needed at the Rowan County Sheriff Department

April 16, 2014

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RedBlueLetter

Traci Sharp, Landis, N.C. ♦ After reading the letter sent to Rowan Free Press from Crystal Lineberry, I’ve decided to share my experience with the Rowan County Sheriff Department and some its past administration. In 2002, my son Cody was diagnosed with Myelodysplasia, which is a type of pre-leukemia. The doctors informed us at Baptist […]

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Joe Coladarci, Candidate for Rowan County Commissioner, Talks about Economic Growth and Development

April 15, 2014

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Rick Johnson, Videographer ♦ Joe Coladarci, candidate for Rowan County commissioner, talks about economic growth and development in Rowan County:

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Komrades, We Must Purge All the Kapitalist Swine in the County

April 15, 2014

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Todd Paris and the Raspberry Berets

Siglunde Hoess ♦ “Komrades, we must purge all the Kapitalist swine in the county.  Only then can my son ascend to the throne of county manager.” Komrade Paris

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Video: What if Doug Paris Became the County Manager?

April 15, 2014

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Salisbury City Manager on Local Safari

Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ Yesterday a nightmare fastball came screaming across the county’s plate. Several sources are circulating the story that if Downtown Salisbury ONLY’s candidates somehow prevailed over the County’s favorites Jim Sides and Joe Coladarci, that Doug Paris might well become the next County Manager. Almost anything is possible in this region of the world.  Know that […]

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Letter-to-the-Editor: Support Jim Sides and Joe Coladarci at the Catawba College Forum

April 15, 2014

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Letter

Larry Wright, Rowan County ♦ Be sure you attend the County Commissioners forum at the Tom Smith Auditorium at 7 pm at Catawba College on Tuesday, April 15. Preceding that, at 6 pm, will be the forum featuring Harry Warren and Chad Mitchell. No hard questions are likely to be asked that might expose the […]

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Today’s Agreement Document Between the Rowan-Salisbury School System and the Rowan County Commissioners

April 14, 2014

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Treaty of Versailles

RFP Staff ♦ The final capital needs agreement voted on unanimously by both the Rowan-Salisbury School System and the Rowan County Commissioners: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2E5Ew6OLdElLVIza2wyZl9jd3M/edit?usp=sharing Congratulations to both bodies on moving forward with a new Central Office at 504 N. Main in Salisbury, NC Steve Mensing, Editor

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Video: County Commissioners and School Board Sign Agreement. A New Central Office in Our Time!

April 14, 2014

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Ro Co County Comm & RSSS Bd of Ed

RFP Staff ♦ A Video of the County Commissioners and the School Board reaching an agreement on the school system’s capital needs.  A new Central Office will be going to 504 N. Main Street in Salisbury, N.C.: http://rowancountync.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=438 We will post the final agreement as soon as it’s scanned.

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Another Shooting in Salisbury, N.C.’s West End. Grim Street Card Game Goes Sour Saturday Night

April 14, 2014

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Grim Street Salisbury NC Crime Scene

RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources another shooting occurred down on the 400 block of Grim Street in Salisbury, N.C.’s notorious West End.  A yet identified 47 year old black male was shot in the chest after a card game went sour last Saturday around 11 p.m.  It was the 2nd reported shooting on Grim Street […]

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“La Resistance”, Extremist Front PAC for Downtown Salisbury ONLY, Will Announce Their Candidates

April 14, 2014

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Salisbury.Billboard

RFP Staff “La Resistance”, an extremist front org for Downtown Salisbury ONLY, is about to make their support known in the upcoming county commission primary. Group insiders maintain they will support ultra lib Judy Klusman, Johnny Love, and Jim Greene in the upcoming primary. In the fall they will throw 2 of the 3 supported […]

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Chamber Holds State Legislative Breakfast

April 14, 2014

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Public Announcements

Press Release SALISBURY, NC (April 3, 2014) – The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s Power in Partnership (PIP) breakfast will feature the Annual State Legislative Breakfast on Thurs., April 17, 7:30 a.m. at Trinity Oaks (728 Klumac Road). The State Legislative Breakfast will be sponsored by Piedmont Natural Gas. The following elected officials will speak: […]

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Foundation for Applied Conservative Leadership Training Event

April 14, 2014

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Public Announcements

Public Announcement ♦ Here is a question for all you Conservatives out there - Is it better to: A. Debate and complain about the way things are? OR B. Actually DO something to change the way things are! If you picked Option A, there is no need to read any further. Just debating and complaining […]

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Letter-to-the-Editor: Why Downtown Salisbury ONLY Must Be Crushed in the Coming Election

April 13, 2014

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Sex Offenders Near Downtown Salisbury NC

Jonathan Morris, U.S. Army Ranger, Ret. and Rowan County Sheep Baron ♦ Look at Downtown Salisbury ONLY’s record of destruction in the City of Salisbury and their parasitism of the county taxpayers over the years.  The special interest bankers and real estate families try to dominate the city and the county for their own profit and no […]

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Will Building Apartments in Downtown Salisbury Add to the Vacancies?

April 13, 2014

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Downtown Salisbury NC Webcam

RFP Staff ♦ Recently the idea was floated about constructing high-end apartments in Downtown Salisbury which drew snickers from those gathered around a table at Bangkok Downtown. Everyone assembled was all too familiar with the Salisbury desperation to revive its blighted and vacant downtown area. “Don’t they have enough empty apartments, condos, and office spaces as it is?” said one local […]

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A Trip to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA

April 13, 2014

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Bedford

Rodney Cress, Veteran’s advocate, Rowan County, N.C. ♦ A local group from Cary, NC wants to add a new memory to what local veterans recall about their service during World War II: a trip to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., for the 70th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Normandy. It was D-plus-5, […]

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Operation Dragoon: A Forgotten, but Critical Battle of World War II

April 12, 2014

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Rodney Cress

Rodney Cress, Vietnam Veteran ♦ There shall never be and hopefully, will never be, another WWII that put the world as we know it nearly to a stop. In all 104 countries were affected by the war. The axis powers of Germany, Italy and Japan battled against the allied powers of the U.S., Great Britain […]

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Tuesday, April 15 Primary Election Candidate Forum at Catawba College

April 12, 2014

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Vote Here Rowan County

Press Release ♦ Tuesday, April 15 Primary Election Candidate Forum Location: Catawba College’s Tom Smith Auditorium (Ketner Hall) Time: 6 – 6:45 p.m. – State House District #77 Seat, 7 – 8 p.m. – Rowan County Commissioner Candidates (Republicans) Details: Open to the Public, Free to attend Moderator: Dr. Michael Bitzer Sponsors: The Rowan County […]

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Board of Election Data about “La Resistance” PAC. Who Contrubuted and How Much?

April 12, 2014

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RaspberryBeret

Board of Elections ♦ Board of Election Data about “La Resistance” PAC:

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Letter-to-the Editor: Sissy Raspberry Berets

April 12, 2014

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Raspberry Hat

Larry Wright, Rowan County ♦ Two and possibly a third member of the”La Resistance” gang (La “La Maxim” gang) were caught spying on Republicans attending our regular monthly meeting Tuesday night.  As we were leaving the building, we were told some woman was taking pictures of everyone.  Slinking in the bushes and around the columns […]

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Letter-to-the-Editor: The Red Berets are Storming the Gates of Salisbury

April 12, 2014

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Joe Coladarci, Candidate for County Commissioner, High Rock Lake, N.C. ♦ I attended the Monday afternoon meeting of the County Commissioners and was surprised to see half a dozen folks sporting red berets, both ladies and three young men. So I asked a very smug lady, “Why red berets?” Her answer was, “I like red.” I […]

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Rowan–Salisbury School Board Requests the County Commissioners to Join Them in a Joint Special Meeting

April 11, 2014

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BOE-2012

RFP Staff ♦ The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education will request a special meeting with the Rowan County Commissioners on Monday at 2 p.m. to review and discuss a proposal regarding funds for the school system’s capital needs. According to school system sources, the school system didn’t obtain the correct commission documents until this morning. The commissioner’s initial returned […]

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Poll Results: Outcome of Salisbury’s “traffic calming on East Innes” and “left turn on the square”?

April 11, 2014

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Traffic Jam from Wikimedia Commons

RFP Poll ♦ The results are in:

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Video: Joe Coladarci on Water and Sewer

April 11, 2014

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Rick Johnson, Videographer ♦ Joe Coladarci on Water and Sewer

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FBI 10 MOST WANTED LIST

April 10, 2014

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Handcuffs by foxumon at sxc.hu

United States Federal Bureau of Investigation ♦ The FBI 10 Most Wanted List: http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/topten/

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Spotting the Political Opportunist

April 10, 2014

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Looking for News

John Q. Public ♦ Very few political seasons go by without a political opportunist showing up in local campaigns. Many recognize their wolf-in-sheep’s-clothes attire. The opportunist’s patterns: • They attempt to use political groups to their own advantage. • They tell one person what they think that person wants to hear and then tell someone else something entirely different.  They […]

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La Resistance? A Cartoon by Marina Bare

April 10, 2014

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La Resistance Downtown Salisbury NC

Marina Bare, Artist ♦

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Letter-to-the Editor: Rowan County’s Finest…Aren’t So Fine

April 9, 2014

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RedBlueLetter

Crystal R. Lineberry, Rowan County ♦This will be the first year that I vote in a local election. I have to admit that, at first, when Brian Kiever filed to run for Sheriff of Rowan County I was going to vote for him out of pure disgust for our current administration. However, as I have […]

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Commissioner Jim Sides Speaks at the Grand Opening of the Veteran’s Frontier Coffee Shop

April 9, 2014

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Jim_Sides

Mike Bebber, Videographer ♦ Commissioner Jim Sides Speaks at the Grand Opening of the Veteran’s Frontier Coffee Shop:

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Thelma Lucky Talks about “Thelma’s Down Home Cooking’s” Success Story

April 9, 2014

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Thursday Mornings at Richards Coffe Shop

Mike Bebber, Videographer ♦  Thelma Lucky talks about “Thelma’s Down Home Cooking’s” success story at yesterday’s grand opening of the Veteran’s Frontier Coffee Shop at the West End Plaza in Salisbury, N.C.:

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Letter-to-the-Editor: I’m Voting for Jim Sides and Big Joe Coladarci

April 9, 2014

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Remember to Vote

Jonathan Morris, U.S. Army Ranger Ret. and Rowan County Sheep Baron ♦ The upcoming primary for county commissioner is an easy choice.  There’s just two candidates to consider Jim Sides and Joe Coladarci–that’s the way most everybody out in the county is talking.  They tired of being sucked dry by Downtown Salisbury ONLY and their little […]

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Letter-to-the Editor: Why I am Voting for Jim Sides and Joe Coladarci for Rowan County Commissioners

April 8, 2014

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RedBlueLetter

Larry Wright, Rowan County, N.C. Recently Paul Fisher said: “If our leaders refuse to work together, then we need to find leaders who will.” I agree. There are 12 elected bodies in our county: The School Board and the boards of 10 towns and the commissioners. The two elected boards that have trouble working with […]

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Veteran Educational Fair at the W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, N.C. on Tuesday, April 15th

April 8, 2014

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Rodney Cress MLK Awards

Rodney Cress, Veteran Advocate, Rowan County ♦ The W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury will host an educational fair on Tuesday, April 15 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the Building 6 Social Room. The focus of the education fair will be our Veterans, retired military, family members, and VA staff.  Information […]

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Video: Rowan County Commission Meeting Monday April 7th at 3 P.M. Commission Sends Final Proposal to BOE

April 7, 2014

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Rowan Co Bd of Commissioners 2013

RFP Press ♦ Rowan County Commission Meeting Monday April 7th at 3 P.M. can be viewed in its entirety here:

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Video: Downtown Salisbury N.C.’s: “South Main Wastelands”

April 7, 2014

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For Rent in Salisbury NC

McShamus Productions ♦ (Video) Downtown Salisbury, N.C.’s “South Main Wastelands”:

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Salisbury, N.C.: Far from the Maddening Crowds

April 7, 2014

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Encampment at Comfort Suites

Six Pack, Salisbury, N.C. ♦ “Don’t trouble trouble unless trouble troubles you.”  Dewayne “Sonny” Barksdale Not far from the Tarp Cities sprouting up along “Town Creek” and “Grant’s Creek” are satellite encampments of an outrider breed of homeless who desire a simpler life far from human encroachment. Often these men keep to themselves and resist having neighbors.  They simply […]

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Joe Coladarci’s Citizen Poll of the Week

April 7, 2014

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Joe4Rowan.com ♦ Joe Coladarci’s citizen poll of the week: http://joe4rowan.com/citizen-poll-of-the-week/

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Leon Threatt for 12th District Congress

April 7, 2014

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Threatt for Congress

Threatt for Congress ♦ Vote Threatt for 12th District Congress: http://www.votethreatt.com/

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Schools in the City of Salisbury are Underperforming

April 7, 2014

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DSCN1144

RFP Staff ♦ According to a recent City of Salisbury presentation given at City Council: “Schools in the City of Salisbury are Underperforming • All schools perform significantly below district and state averages. • Only 30% of 3rd graders in Salisbury read at grade level. • Significant achievement gap. • Only 10% of low income […]

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Video: Introducing a “Trophic Cascade” of Wolves into Salisbury’s Eco System

April 6, 2014

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Rowan Undercover

Vox Humana ♦ “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” John Muir (1838-1914). There exists an amazing phenomenon called “trophic cascade.”  It is an ecological process that starts from the top of the food chain and reaches the base.  It changed the entire […]

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Video: Joe Coladarci, Candidate for Rowan County Commission, Buying the Mall

April 6, 2014

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Rick Johnson, Videographer ♦ Video: Joe Coladarci, Candidate for Rowan County Commission, Buying the Mall:

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Video: Joe Coladarci, Candidate for County Commissioner, on Dr. Moody

April 6, 2014

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Rick Johnson, Videographer ♦ Joe Coladarci, Candidate for County Commissioner, speaks about School Superintendent Dr. Moody:

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Video: Republican Men’s Club Breakfast at Ryan’s in Salisbury, N.C. on Saturday, April 5th

April 6, 2014

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1887BloodySunday

Mike Bebber, Videographer ♦ A complete video of the lively the Rowan Republican Men’s Club Breakfast at Ryan’s in Salisbury, N.C. on Saturday April 5th.  Local Republican elected officials and current candidates for public office speak to the gathering.  

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Excessive Texting: A Challenge to Social Development and Education (Updated)

April 5, 2014

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Texters

Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ Few parents and teenagers today go untouched by the phenomena of cell phone excessive texting. Excessive texting has created a mountain of challenges for both young people and adults. While nothing is wrong with an occasional text to tell friends and family such as ”Hey, I’ll meet you at Tinseltown” or […]

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Video: Livingstone College Fire Code Violations Presentation at Salisbury City Hall. Vendetta? Human Rights Issues?

April 5, 2014

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SFD at Catawba College

RFP Staff ♦ Complete Video of Livingstone College Fire Code Violations presentation at Salisbury City Council on Tuesday April 14th 2014.  The city maintains that Livingstone College has piled up 1,023 fire code violations and owes over $63,000 in fines.  Livingstone College President Jimmy Jenkins claims the City of Salisbury’s report is erroneous. Anonymous sources in the West […]

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