Salisbury Stormwater Services and Youth Council Partner to Protect Water Resources

March 29, 2015

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Press Release ♦ Salisbury, North Carolina, March 26th. The Salisbury Stormwater Services Division is partnering with the Salisbury Youth Council to protect water resources in the City and downstream by reminding everyone to never dump or allow anything other than rain to wash down storm drains, “Only Rain Down the Drain,” as the slogan states. […]

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Rowan County Sheriff’s Office MOST WANTED LIST

March 29, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Rowan County Sheriff’s Office MOST WANTED LIST:

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Video: Joint Planning Committee Meeting Between Representatives of the County Commission and the School Board on March 10th

March 29, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Joint Planning Committee Meeting Between representatives of the County Commissioners and the School Board on March 10th:

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N.C. Senator Tom McGinnis Sponsors Bill to Ensure More College Courses are Taught by Professors

March 29, 2015

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Press Release Raleigh, N.C. – Sen. Tom McInnis (R-Richmond) has filed Senate Bill 593 – Improve Professor Quality/UNC System to enhance the quality of education in the University of North Carolina (UNC) system by ensuring that professors continue to fulfill their primary role of course instruction. The legislation would require professors to teach at least […]

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Cord Cutting: Antenna/IPTV Streaming Device DVRs–Channel Master, Tablo TV, Simple TV, and Tivo Roamio

March 28, 2015

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ Cord Cutting: Antenna and IPTV Streaming Device DVRs–Channel Master, Tablo TV, Simple TV, and Tivo Roamio.  Learn all about the 4 leading DVRs created for Antenna TV and IPTV streaming devices: http://www.channelmaster.com/ https://us.simple.tv/ https://www.tablotv.com/ https://www.tivo.com/roamio-ota-tlp Channel Master gets our top recommendation.  Unlike the other antenna DVRs, it has no subscriptions and it is an outstanding […]

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Notice: Rowan County Commissioners will Hold a Public Hearing on the West End Plaza Financing on Monday April 6th at 3 P.M.

March 28, 2015

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Public Announcement ♦ The Rowan County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the West End Plaza Financing on April 6, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard.  The public hearing will be held in the J.Newton Cohen, Sr. Room located on the 2nd floor of […]

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The Free, Highly-Regarded, and Fully Redesigned Mobile MapQuest Navigation App for Your Smart Phone or Tablet. Available Here!

March 28, 2015

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RFP Staff/Mobile.mapquest.com ♦ Learn about the FREE Mobile MapQuest Navigation App for your smart phone and mobile devices.   The highly-regarded and greatly improved Mobile MapQuest Navigation App is fully explained and downloadable at Mobile.MapQuest.com. No matter where you are traveling, the FREE MapQuest Navigation App will provide outstanding assistance: • The Mobile MapQuest Navigation App has undergone […]

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Parsons Sentenced Today: Casey gets 10 years in Prison and Sandy Gets 8

March 27, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Today was sentencing day in Federal Court in Winston-Salem and the Parson’s got theirs.  Casey Parsons received 10 years in prison and her husband Sandy got 8 years. Casey also has to pay the governments $48,814 in restitution   Previously the Parsons were convicted of defrauding the government for accepting Federal adoption assistance […]

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Speculative Industrial Manufacturing Buildings–Snake-Eyed Dice Rolls with Taxpayer Money

March 27, 2015

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ A popular game played in economically struggling and desperate parts of the United States is squandering taxpayer money on speculative industrial buildings for manufacturing. We’re not talking about “flex” buildings for distribution centers and warehousing where interior walls can be adjusted for floor space requirements–-they are less of a gamble unless […]

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Security Camera Still of the Spencer, N.C. Kangeroo Express Robber. Do You Recognize This Man?

March 26, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Security Camera Still of the Spencer, N.C. Kangeroo Express Robber Taken on Saturday Morning.  Do You Recognize This Man?  Anyone with any information about this robbery is urged to call the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-866-639-5245. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. The original […]

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Joseph Nathaniel Cranford, 21, Arrested for the Alleged Rape of a 7 Year-Old Rowan County Girl. $1,000,000 Bail Set

March 26, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Joseph Nathaniel Cranford, 21, of the 100 block of Lippard Road in Rowan County was arrested by a Rowan County Sheriff’s Office for the rape (first degree) of a 7 year old girl at his home. Cranford was charged with 2 counts of rape (first degree), 5 counts of sexual offense (first degree), […]

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Greg Edds (Bob Jones University) Versus Knute Rockne (Notre Dame) in a Ra-Ra Motivational Battle of the Century!

March 26, 2015

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WinOnefortheGipper.com ♦ Greg “Mr. Insurance” Edds faces off across the ages with Knute Rockne of Notre Dame, head football coaching immortal of the 30’s and well known for his sappy locker room motivational pep talks.  While we couldn’t find any motivational footage of Edds so we are using his quotes from the “Big Rowan County Economic Summit” against Rockne’s famous locker room pep […]

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Police Report Counterfeit Bills Being Passed in Salisbury, N.C.

March 26, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Reports of well-made counterfeit $20 dollar and $100 dollar bills being passed around Salisbury, N.C. are being heard around the city.  In the last two weeks several Salisbury businesses were successfully passed counterfeit bills.  The businesses include Walmart, Family Dollar, Circle K Convenience, Food Lion, and Sheetz.  These are well-made counterfeits carry the same serial […]

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Recognize “Game Stop Bandit” Who Stole a Game Console from the Salisbury, N.C. Game Stop March 11th?

March 25, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Recognize the alleged thief’s face on security still taken on March 11th at the Salisbury Game Stop at 215 Faith Road? Suspect allegedly threated to kill a Game Stop clerk unless they complied. If you recognize this individual, please call the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333 or Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.  

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Michael Eugene Long, Alleged Salisbury, N.C. Drug Kingpin, Busted by Rowan Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshals, 3 Other Counties

March 25, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Michael Eugene Long, 37,  from the 200 block Gold Hill Drive in Salisbury was arrested Friday and charged with possession with intent to manufacture a controlled substance (Schedule I) (Methamphetamine), possession of immediate precursor chemical, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear/comply (Rowan and Surry Counties), flee to elude (Felony) (Rowan and Catawba Counties), […]

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So You Want to Unload Your House in Salisbury and Move on? 9 Listing Words that Could Cost You

March 25, 2015

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Zillow.com ♦ Okay you’d like to live better and live safe.  You’ve been trying to unload your house in Salisbury, but to date there are no takers.  Salisbury has a rep.  No need to completely panic–some people manage to scramble out of the Bury in one piece.  Maybe you can be one of them? Here’s […]

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FCC Sued Over Net Neutrality, Municipal Broadband

March 25, 2015

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BTRreport.net/Cedmagazine.com ♦ FCC Sued Over Net Neutrality, Municipal Broadband:

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This Week in the House with NC Rep. Carl Ford

March 25, 2015

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NC Rep. Carl Ford ♦ Eighth Week of the 2015 Long Session The major news from Raleigh this week was the unveiling of the Senate’s economic development package, the release of the plan to allow Duke to purchase NC Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA) assets, and the Board of Governors Elections. On Wednesday and then […]

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A Cadillac SUV Destroys the Front of Innes Street Drugs in Downtown Salisbury This Afternoon

March 24, 2015

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RFP Staff **Cleaned up and reopened today.** ♦ This afternoon at about 3:30 p.m. a silver Cadillac SUV lost control and jumped the curb, crashing into the front of Innes Street Drugs on South Main St. in Downtown Salisbury, N.C. It wasn’t long before a small crowd gathered around the front of the drugstore and […]

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Man Shot on North Shaver Street Today in Violence Weary Salisbury, N.C. Victim Rushed to Novant Rowan Regional Medical Center

March 24, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Cordera Rayshard Brown, 27, formerly living on Franklin Street in Salisbury and now in Charlotte, was shot today about 12:30 p.m. while he walked with a woman on North Shaver Street near Park Avenue. The shooting was described as a drive-by. Brown was bleeding profusely, made it to a house on the […]

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Police Searching for Shacory Avery Brown as a Suspect in the Friday’s Salisbury, N.C.’s Boarding House Shooting on S. Main

March 24, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police are looking for Shacory Avery Brown, 28, of 1526 S. Main St. in Salisbury for the alleged shooting of fellow boarding house resident Inwar Juvon Griffith, 37.  A warrant for Brown’s arrest has been issued specifying the charge of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill. Sources are […]

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Cord Cutters Alert: Apple Plans Web TV Service in Fall

March 24, 2015

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Bizjournals.com/CNET.Com ♦ Cord Cutters Alert: Apple plans Web TV Service in Fall.  (Apple TV now retailing at $69):

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Board of Education Highlights for Monday March 23rd

March 24, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Starting in July, Rowan-Salisbury school system students will pay a $65 fee for driver’s education.  The Board of Education voted 7 to 0 to activate the fee.  Each school district, according to North Carolina law, must provide driver education.  This year the General Assembly cut funding for driver’s education from the budget.  Driver’s education costs the school district […]

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Philip Michael Goodman, 29, of Concord, Charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of Runaway Lillie Samantha Tucker

March 23, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Philip Michael Goodman, 29, of the 300 block of Crown Point Circle in Concord, N.C., was arrested and charged today by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office for contributing to the delinquency of a minor for his alleged involvement with 15 year old Salisbury, N.C. runaway Lillie Samantha Tucker.  Under a $1,000 secured bond, […]

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Video: Rowan County Commission Meeting at 3 P.M. March the 23rd

March 23, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Rowan County Commission Meeting at 3 P.M. March the 23rd:

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Pierce, Caskey, and Sides Wisely Decided Against a Loan for 329 S. Main. Too Small, No Parking, and Residual Petroleum

March 23, 2015

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ Some folks in Salisbury, N.C. possess large and convenient memory  gaps about 329 S. Main as a potential spot for the Central Office.  Commissioners Mike Caskey, Craig Pierce, and Jim Sides wisely turned down a loan for a postage stamp sized property, with no parking, and residual petroleum toxins in the water table.  It […]

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Friday’s Shooting Victim, Inwar Juvon Griffin at the Boarding House in Salisbury, N.C., was an Ex Con with a History of Violence

March 23, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Inwar Juvon Griffin, 37, the gunshot victim reported in Friday’s shooting at the boarding house at 1526 South Main in Salisbury is now stable and recovering at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Griffin is a former ex convict with a history of violent assaults and threats.  In 2012 he was charged with […]

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A New “Home 2 Suites” Hotel by Hilton Planned for Salisbury Just Off of Jake Alexander Blvd.

March 23, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ A new “Home 2 Suites” Hotel by Hilton is planned for construction on a 1 I/2 acre property just off Jake Alexander Blvd. S. between Econo Lodge and I-85.  The proposed extended-stay suite hotel will stand six-stories high and will contain 93 suite style rooms. In a city with a serious surplus of motel and hotel rooms and […]

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UPDATED: Lillie Samantha Tucker Found Unharmed by Concord Police. Will be Returned Home

March 22, 2015

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RFP Staff UPDATED: Lillie Samantha Tucker was found this morning and detained by the Concord Police.  She is unharmed.  The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office will be interviewing the 15 year-older this morning before her return home to Salisbury. ♦ If You have not already seen the ALERT for Lillie Samantha Tucker on line or running across […]

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Gabriel Jamar Brown, of Salisbury, N.C., Alleged Dog Killer Who Terrorized a Rockwell Home in 2014, Arrested Friday

March 22, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Gabriel Jamar Brown, 24, formerly of West Bank St. in Salisbury, N.C., who allegedly terrorized several Rockwell women and shot the owner’s dog Sasha on May 24, 2014, was arrested early Friday morning.  Law enforcement continues their hunt for Brown’s accomplice Jalen Lamont Cook, 20, formerly of W. Fisher Street in Salisbury and a yet to be identified third male said […]

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Veterans Alert: Upgrade PTSD Claims

March 22, 2015

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Rodney Cress, Veteran Advocate ♦ On September 3, 2014, the Secretary of Defense issued a memorandum providing guidance to the Military Department Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records (BCM/NR) as they carefully consider each and every petition brought regarding under other than honorable conditions discharge upgrade requests by veterans claiming Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). […]

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Armed Robbery Saturday Morning at the Kangaroo Express on 300 S. Salisbury Ave. in Spencer, N.C. Two Suspects Fled on Foot

March 22, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Saturday morning at approximately 4 a.m. the Spencer Police Department responded to a panic alarm going off at the Kangaroo Express convenience store on 300 S. Salisbury Avenue in Spencer, N.C.  It was reported that two black males, wearing hoodies, entered the store, brandished a gun, and demanded cash be removed from the cash […]

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$500,000 for Branding? How Many People Really Pay Attention to County Branding?

March 21, 2015

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ Listen I notice our County’s Tourism and Development goes all out to sell Rowan County and Salisbury.  I believe they work really hard at it and the glossy print pamphlets and brochures they turnout at the Visitor’s Center are pretty first rate. Spending $500,000 to rebrand Rowan County seems like a […]

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A Four Year Term for Legislators? No Way.

March 21, 2015

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦  I recently read one member of Rowan County’s “local delegation” proposed a House Bill that state representatives have a 4 year term instead of a 2 year term. While it might save a representative time, energy, and money on having to campaign every 2 years, it’s a lousy idea for the consumer-voter.  Not infrequently we […]

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Board of Education Meets at 5 P.M on Monday March 23rd at 110 S. Long Street in East Spencer

March 21, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education Meets at 5 P.M. Monday March 23rd at the Long Street Board Room at 110 S. Long Street in East Spencer, N.C. The School Board Agenda:

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Police Looking for William Levi Rankin, 22, of Salisbury, N.C. for an Alleged 2014 Home Invasion

March 20, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ The Salisbury Police Department is searching for William Levi Rankin, 22, aka “Prospect” alleged to taken part in a 2014 home-invasion.  Rankin formerly lived at 224 Merritt Avenue in Salisbury, but his current whereabouts are unknown. Three warrants for Rankin’s arrest are issued.  He faces charges for 2 counts of robbery with a […]

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A Shooting on the 1500 Block of South Main in Salisbury, N.C. Two Suspects Flee Out of the Rear of a Boarding House

March 20, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Police are searching for two suspects, a male and a female, who fled out of the boarding house’s backdoor after the shooting Friday morning in violence torn Salisbury.  The boarding house is located on the corner of 1526 South Main and Mooresville Road near the Checkered Flag BBQ. The man living at the boarding house […]

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Invoices Show New Commissioners Blundered In Canceling West End Plaza Up Fitting Contracts. $58,618.62 Down the Tubes

March 20, 2015

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ Yesterday I received an email containing the after effects of cancelling the LaFave’s Construction contacts for up fitting the Veterans Service Office and the Board of Elections in the West End Plaza.  $58,618,62 worth of invoices.  While I knew tabling the construction contracts would’ve been the far more astute business choice, Chairman Greg Edds, Judy Klusman, […]

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With a Narcotics Pandemic Raging out of Control in Salisbury, N.C. and Rowan, Sen. Andrew Brock is Standing Up for Babies

March 19, 2015

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Jonathon Morris, U.S. Army Ranger, Ret. and Rowan County Rescue Rancher ♦ In Rowan County and especially in Salisbury, N.C. where a major narcotics pandemic is raging out of control, it was great to learn yesterday that a bill is being co-sponsored by Senator Andrew Brock and filed on Tuesday.  It’s called “An Act to […]

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Video: Code Enforcement Gone Wild!

March 19, 2015

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RFP Staff/YouTube ♦ Video: Code Enforcement Gone Wild!  Let’s hope Salisbury doesn’t get wind of code enforcement Austin style where code enforcement comes off like a swat team at a serial killer’s farm.  Not to diminish Salisbury’s armed code “enforcer” who soon will be putting the squeeze on “home offices” and building a new city slush fund, but Salisbury […]

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Salisbury, N.C.’s All Out War on Home Office Entrepreneurs

March 18, 2015

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ Imagine if the founders of Apple (The late Steve Jobs) and Microsoft (Bill Gates) tried to get their start in America’s “gig” city, they would be have been runoff by our current city council. Just consider the enormous economic contributions (billions of dollars) these innovators made to their cities from their […]

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Salisbury, N.C. Establishes a Dangerous “Quiet Zone” Policy for 3 City Rail Crossings Antagonistic to Human Safety

March 18, 2015

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ In Tuesday’s Salisbury city council meeting the city established a dangerous “quiet zone” policy antagonistic to human safety. By “quiet zones” the city is saying that trains will not sound their horns when approaching a crossing.  On March 30th three “quiet zones” will take effect at the railroad crossings on E. Monroe St., Kerr St., […]

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Victim Watches His Car Being Stolen at W. Innes Citgo in Salisbury. Two Hours Later the Car Was Found Abandoned and Damaged

March 17, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Sometimes in life you just feel powerless.  Such was the case early Tuesday morning in Salisbury, N.C. while Terence Phifer waited for the Citgo Convenience store cashier to ring up him up.  Hearing running footsteps in the parking lot behind him, Phifer turned to see two men slip into his 2007 Chevvy Impala and […]

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Highlights of ADW Architects West End Plaza Space Needs Study Presentation

March 17, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ On Monday evening no real surprises occurred during ADW Architects unveiling of the West End Plaza’s Space Needs Study.  Rowan County requires plenty of space (Approximately more than 438,000 square feet) for their Board of Elections, Veterans Service office, Facilities Maintenance, Social Services, Health Departments, Sheriff’s office, Animal Control, and Probation Office needs over the […]

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Video: Rowan County Commissioners Meeting at 6 P.M. Monday March 16th. West End Plaza Space Needs Study Unveiled

March 16, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Rowan County Commissioners Meeting at 6 P.M. Monday March 16th.  West End Plaza Space Needs Study Unveiled:

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Rashad Anthony Wright Collared for Alleged “Shop Till You Drop” 3 day Shoplifting Binge at Salisbury, N.C.’s Walmart

March 16, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ At the Salisbury Walmart Super Center, Salisbury’s largest chain retailer and by far the most targeted store for shoplifters in Rowan County, a legend was born this weekend.  Rashad Anthony Wright, 16, of Old Wilkesboro Road in Salisbury with allegedly no sign of shoplifting quit in him returned for his 3rd straight day of “shopping bliss” at the […]

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Letter-to-the-Editor: Salisbury, N.C.’s “New Beginnings Economic Recovery Program”.

March 16, 2015

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Jonathon Morris, U.S. Army Ranger, Ret. and Rowan County Rescue Rancher ♦ Look I’m couching this letter in the concepts most common to people dwelling in Salisbury–street drugs and alcohol.  Anyone visiting  America’s “gig” city soon realizes that roughly 70% to 80% of the Bury’s population struggles with heroin, meth, crack, or alcohol addiction or all of them at once.  […]

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Rickey Hardin Wagner, Jr., 35, of Rockwell, N.C. Sentenced for Up to 77 years for Sex Crimes with a 14-Year Old Girl

March 16, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Last week at the conclusion of a 3 day trial in Rowan County Superior Court, Rickey Hardin Wagner, Jr., 35, was convicted by a jury of 5 counts of statutory rape/sex offense, 2 counts of felony incest, and a three counts of felony indecent liberties with a child. Wagner was sentenced by Superior […]

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