Trial Court Review of Closed Session Minutes–Times News Publishing vs. Alamance-Burlington Board of Education

July 30, 2015

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N.C. House Bill 562 “Amend Firearm Laws” Ready to Be Signed by the Governor

July 30, 2015

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RFP Staff/NCGA.State.NC.US ♦ N.C. House Bill 562 “Amend Firearm Laws” Ready to Be Signed by the Governor:

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Two Women Allegedly WAR Over Man in Salisbury, N.C. and Wind Up in the Slammer Wednesday. Hammer and Stun Gun Involved!

July 29, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Early Wednesday morning Police were called to house on Carolina Boulevard to break up a screaming crowd of women brawling, hair pulling, and fighting on the ground.  Among them were Marissa Dawn Henderson, 18, of Cleveland , N.C. and Trentney S. Jordan, 25, of Charlotte, N.C. who fought over a man. Somebody got “played”. When the police […]

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Norman Allen Basinger, Salisbury N.C. Homeless Man, Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting a Woman on East Cemetery Street Saturday

July 29, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Norman Allen Basinger A.K.A. Allen Norman Basinger, 55, of the Streets of Salisbury, was arrested after he allegedly got in a loud argument with a woman and assaulted her on the 600 Block of East Cemetery Street early Saturday morning. Charged with assault on a female (misdemeanor), Basinger was released on a written promise to […]

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What do the latest U.S. Census Statistics Tell Us about Rowan County and Salisbury, N.C.?

July 29, 2015

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RFP Staff/U.S. Census Bureau What do the latest U.S. Census Statistics Tell Us about Rowan County and Salisbury, N.C.: Rowan County, N.C.:

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Rowan County, N.C. Appeals Lawsuit Over Prayer Before County Meetings. The Complete “Appeal Brief” Here

July 29, 2015

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LibertyInstitute.Org ♦ Rowan County, N.C. Appeals Lawsuit Over Prayer Before County Meetings.  The Complete Liberty Institute “Brief” Here:

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Bicyclist Allegedly “Trails” a Female Jogger Across Downtown Salisbury, N.C. before Groping Her on South Main & Military Saturday

July 28, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Richard Franklin Muttz, 33, of the 300 block of Vance Avenue in Salisbury and a bicyclist, was arrested Saturday morning for allegedly trailing a female jogger across Downtown Salisbury and groping her private areas when she jogged along South Main Street near Military Avenue. The woman jogged along Lee Street near Liberty when she first encountered […]

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Santos Cordova Rodriguez of Kannapolis Arrested for Alleged Indecent Exposure at Riles Creek Recreation Area in Rowan, N.C.

July 27, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Santos Cordova Rodriguez, 55, of Village Park Road in Kannapolis was observed Saturday around 4 p.m. allegedly masturbating by a wildlife officer in the Riles Creek Recreation Area.  Riles Creek Recreation Area is a popular fishing and swimming spot off Stokes Ferry Road and River Road in Rowan County.  The officer noted Rodriguez was eyeing 2 women and 3 children […]

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Shenika Michelle Mashore of East Bank Street in Salisbury, N.C. Arrested Monday for Alleged Child Abuse and Resisting an Officer

July 27, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Shenika Michelle Mashore, 35, of the 200 block of East Bank Street in Salisbury, was arrested around 12:45 a.m. Monday and charged with child abuse (misdemeanor) and resist/obstruct/delay of a public officer (misdemeanor).  Under a secured $1,500 bond, Mashore was held in the Rowan County Detention Center until her release later in the […]

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Love Him or Hate Him, Donald Trump is Dominating a Weak Republican Field and Has Moved Ahead of Fading Hillary Clinton

July 26, 2015

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ Listen November 2016 is still a long way off and much can happen before the country goes to the polls to elect the next president.  Depending on your perspective, the worst possible political NIGHTMARE or the next heaven sent political MESSIAH is being hatched on our national TV screens.  The Donald is dominating […]

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The Rushco Convenience Store at 1518 East Innes Held Up in Salisbury, N.C. Thursday Afternoon

July 26, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ A young black male with a gun held up the Rushco convenience store at 1518 East Innes Street in Salisbury around 5 p.m. Thursday and took an undisclosed amount of cash.  Carrying a backpack, the robber fled on foot in the direction of Glenwood Ave.   Salisbury Police were knocking on doors along Glenwood Avenue (pictured […]

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The Best Free Software 2015

July 25, 2015

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PCMAG.Com/Eric Griffith ♦ The Best Free Software 2015

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Rep. Carl Ford: This week in the House of Representatives

July 25, 2015

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Representative Carl Ford – District 76 ♦ Twenty-Fourth Week of the 2015 Long Session The big news out of Raleigh this week is the passage of Senate Bill 22, dubbed the Monuments bill, which will protect North Carolina’s historic markers and monuments from any future overzealous political meddling. It’s an important bill considering what is […]

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Done Deal: FCC Approves AT&T-DirecTV Deal

July 25, 2015

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CEDMagazine.com/Andrew Berg ♦ Done Deal: FCC Approves AT&T DirecTV Deal:

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Southbound Amtrak Train Kills Pedestrian at Peeler Road and South Main Street in Salisbury, N.C. Early Friday Morning

July 24, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Sometime around 2:15 a.m. Friday a Southbound Amtrak passenger train (Train 19 Crescent) struck and killed David Allen Parker, a Department of Corrections employee, walking across the tracks at Peeler Road and South Main near the “low rise” prison facility in Salisbury.  It is the 4th recorded train death in Rowan County this year. The Amtrak engineer told investigators […]

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3 Mormon Missionaries with Shoulder Bags Visit a Revival at Black St. Luke’s Baptist Church in Salisbury, N.C. and Trigger Fear

July 24, 2015

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Steve Mensing, Editor and RFP Staff ♦ In a period weeks after Dylan Roof murdered 9 persons at a Charleston, S.C. Church Bible study, it is understandable why a minister and revival attendees at a predominately African American church in Salisbury would become alarmed at the odd behavior of 3 white strangers in their 20’s, attired in white shirts, ties, […]

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Governor McCrory Signs Senate Bill 22 “Cultural History Artifact Management and Patriotism Act” Protecting Monuments and Flags

July 23, 2015

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Governor.NC.Gov/Press Release ♦ Governor Pat McCrory Signs Senate Bill 22 “Cultural History Artifact Management and Patriotism Act” Protecting Monuments, Historic Flags, and Documents:

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Amanda Michelle Webster, Busted in “Murphy’s Express” Restroom for Alleged “Inhalant Intoxication” Monday in Salisbury. N.C.

July 23, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Amanda Michelle Webster, 36, of the 800 block of East Council Street, was arrested in the restroom of Murphy’s Express on 1010 Freeland Drive for allegedly inhaling “gas” from an air duster can on Monday evening.  Salisbury Police were called to Murphy’s Express by a clerk observing that Webster was camped out […]

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Video: The Confederate Monument Discussion at Salisbury, N.C.’s City Council Meeting During Public Commentary on June 21st

July 22, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: The Confederate Monument Discussion at Salisbury N.C.’s City Council Meeting During Public Commentary on June 21st: (Please Note Public Commentary was Moved to the Front of the Agenda)

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Salisbury Police Department Closes its West End Substation at Hall’s Gym. Predictable

July 22, 2015

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ The West End police substation had major missing ingredients from the outset.  From the moment the substation was proposed at a community meeting in May 2014, the substation idea met with major resistance from the majority persons living in the area.  Why? • The idea was not community-driven.  It came from either city hall […]

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The Monument is a Distraction. There’s Far LARGER Fish to Fry in Salisbury N.C.

July 22, 2015

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ After watching yesterday’s mobilization of public support down at Salisbury’s City Council on City Hall’s streaming website, it appears that nobody is about to move a monument memorializing the area’s Southern war dead from over a 150 years ago. I think its good that people of all races join in open and honest […]

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Jimmy McFadden Menius, Jr. of Salisbury, N.C. is Saddled with Additional Charges for his Alleged Walgreens Robbery Spree

July 22, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Still in the Rowan County Detention Center under $250,000 secured bond, Jimmy McFadden Menius, Jr., 52, of Long Ferry Road in Salisbury, N.C. was saddled with additional charges since his arrest when he was charged with 2 counts of robbery with firearms and other dangerous weapons (felony).  Added to those charges are trafficking heroin/opium […]

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Enochville, N.C. Express Mart Robbed at Gunpoint by Two Masked Men Early Tuesday Morning (Security Cam Stills)

July 22, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Tuesday at around 2:45 a.m 2 men, wearing stocking masks over their faces, walked into the Express Mart at 2720 West C Street in Enochville and held up a male clerk with a pistol.  The haul was an estimated $100 in Cash and a carton of Newport menthol cigarettes.  Other items may have been taken […]

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Jennifer Reid A.K.A. Jennifer Alicia Carter Arrested Monday Allegedly for Meth Possession Near Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C.

July 21, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Jennifer Reid A.K.A. Jennifer Alicia Carter, 32, of Mocksville was arrested Monday afternoon in Salisbury for meth possession after a traffic stop at West Innes Street and Lantz Avenue near Catawba College. Reid’s Nissan Maxima sedan was pulled over by the Salisbury Police who soon discovered Reid was driving with a revoked license.  A search of the […]

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N.C. Sen. Andrew Brock: Fiscal Transparency Site Should Be No Burden. Taxpayers Need to Know How their Money is Spent

July 21, 2015

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CarolinaJournal.com/Dan Way ♦ N.C. Senator Andrew Brock: Fiscal Transparency Site Should Be No Burden. Taxpayers Need to Know How their Money is Spent:

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Brent Douglas Pickler, a Convicted Stanly County Felon, Ran Out of Luck Saturday for Alleged Gold Hill and Rockwell, N.C. Burglaries

July 21, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Brent Douglas Pickler, 32, of Big Buck Drive in Richfield, Stanly County, was arrested Saturday for alleged April burglaries in Gold Hill and Rockwell in Rowan County.  Pickler reportedly hid  in a shower when deputies from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office showed up to serve warrants for two cases involving alleged breaking and entering […]

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New Facts Appear in William Henry Smith’s Alleged Caveman Beating, Robbery, and Kidnapping Case in Salisbury, N.C. Area

July 20, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Since we posted the article: “William Henry Smith of Salisbury, N.C. Area Allegedly Turns Caveman Beating a Man with a Shovel Handle and Robbing Him” on Friday some new facts have come to light in this case.  Those facts concern that William Henry Smith, the man charged with violent assault with a “shorty” […]

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Judy Klusman, Rowan County Commissioner, Attacked Wednesday by a Pit Bull on Fulton Street in Salisbury, N.C.

July 19, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Judy Klusman, Rowan County Commissioner, was attacked Wednesday by an unchained pit bull on Fulton Street in Salisbury’s Historic District.  It was reported she was taken to Novant Rowan Regional Medical Center where she received 13 stiches in one leg and 8 in another.  Neighbors inform us that she is recovering well. The pit bull is […]

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Letter-to-the-Editor: To Dome or Not to Dome, THAT is the Question

July 19, 2015

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Chuck Hughes, Board of Education, Seat 5 ♦ This is in response to Rowan Free Press staff’s inquiry regarding the question of why constructional support for the Wallace Education Forum building’s dome continued beyond the point of no return despite not having the needed donations to complete the project. These are the facts as I understand them […]

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Updated: If You Desire to Run for Public Office in Rowan County or Salisbury, Take Heed

July 19, 2015

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦  “I ain’t the po po, the bill collector, or the repo man–I’m running for city council”  Fredrick Boxman Today’s instructions about running for public office in Rowan county comes from someone who held elected office back in Philadelphia as a young man in the 70’s and who assisted in getting some worthy candidates into county […]

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William Henry Smith of Salisbury, N.C. Area Allegedly Turns Caveman Beating a Man with a Shovel Handle and Robbing Him

July 17, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Around 2:30 a.m. Friday morning William Henry Smith, 67, of 635 Bernhardt Road in the Salisbury area, allegedly attacked Jonathan Junior Edmisten, Sr., 57, with wooden shovel handle, brutally beating him to the ground and inflicting serious injury.  Smith is accused of robbing Edmisten of a $100 and unlawfully restraining his battered victim leading to charges […]

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Jimmy McFadden Menius, Jr. of Salisbury, N.C. Arrested for Alleged Pharmacy Robberies Including Walgreens in Spencer

July 17, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Jimmy McFadden Menius, Jr., 52, of Long Ferry Road in Salisbury was arrested Thursday for an alleged armed robbery of a Walgreens pharmacy at 2069  Rockford Street in Mt. Airy, N.C. On Thursday morning Rowan County Sheriff’s deputies, officers of the Mount Airey Police Department, and officers of the Wytheville, Virginia Police Department […]

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Placing a Dome on the New Central Office at 500 North Main would Make the Building Appear Pretentious and Silly

July 15, 2015

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ Let’s recall that the original dome was planned for a Central Office to be located on the 329 South Main Gaslands.  Here the dome would’ve been a much better fit.  329 South Main resides at a far higher elevation than 500 North Main and a dome at 329 S. Main could […]

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Video: Rowan County Special Meeting on Tuesday July 14th at 9 A.M.

July 15, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦  Video: Rowan County Special Meeting on Tuesday July 14th at 9 A.M.:

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Updated: Bank Robbery Suspect Randy Earl Asbury Arrested During Traffic Stop Wednesday Evening in Davidson County

July 14, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Updated:  Bank robbery suspect Randy Earl Asbury was arrested Wednesday around 11:30 p.m. in Lexington by Davidson County Sheriff’s deputies during a traffic stop.  He put up no resistance. Asbury was also sought by the U.S. Marshal’s Service for a federal warrant for an escape  from the Federal Correctional Institution, Gilmer, a minimum security facility in Glenville, […]

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Julian Lepe Garcia, of North Jackson Street in Salisbury, N.C., Nailed with $70,000 Worth of Black Tar Heroin on Monday

July 14, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Julian Lepe Garcia, 35, of the 911 block of North Jackson Street in Salisbury, was charged Monday with possessing 530 grams of black tar heroin street valued at $70,000  The heroin was located by a K-9 in a PVC tube, packed with coffee grounds, was buried in the ground near the corner of house.  Inside Garcia’s  residence were […]

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Attempted Kidnapping Thwarted in Salisbury, N.C. Friday. Man Exposes Himself Prior to Attempt Near 11th and North Main

July 13, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ On Friday a 20 year-old woman walking from Novant Rowan Regional Medical Center at 6:45 p.m. was nearly kidnapped at 11th and North Main in Salisbury.  The woman was on her way to her mother’s home in Spencer when a 4-door black sedan pulled up near her and the white male driver asked for directions to […]

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Teela Evette Wilkins, of Salisbury, N.C. Allegedly Nailed with Brass Knuckles, a Stolen Handgun, Pot, and Lots of Crack Saturday

July 12, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Teela Evette Wilkins, 28, of the 300 block of Messner Street in Salisbury, was arrested by Rowan County Sheriff’s Deputies Saturday at U.S. 29 and Bostian Road near China Grove.  Deputies allegedly found brass knuckles, a stolen handgun, a large quantity of crack cocaine said to be between 28 grams, but less than 200 grams, […]

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Trenton Ray Weast, Jr. Busted in Salisbury, N.C. on Harris Point Road Allegedly After a High-Speed Chase and Assaulting a Deputy

July 12, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Trenton Ray Weast, Jr. 23, with addresses at West Peeler Street in Granite Quarry and North Oak Street in Salisbury, N.C. , was arrested Friday.  Weast allegedly tried to flee Rowan County Sheriff deputies on Long Ferry Road after they attempted to pull him over along with his companion Kelly Denise Bell, 19, of Salisbury.  Leading […]

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The School Crime Problem and the School Choice Solution

July 10, 2015

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JohnLocke.org/Dr. Terry Stoops ♦ The School Crime Problem and the School Choice Solution:

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How to Diagnose Whether You’re a Sociopath

July 10, 2015

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BusinessInsider.com.AU/Jim Edwards ♦ How to Diagnose Whether You’re a Sociopath:

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“Slide the City” Cancelled in Racine. “Slide the City” Cancellations Mounting Across U.S.

July 9, 2015

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CBS58.com ♦ Slide the City Canceled in Racine:

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Glenda H. Landreth, of Rockwell, N.C., Arrested for Allegedly for Stealing over $19,000 from her Employer Fisher Athletics

July 9, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Glenda H. Landreth, 56, of 2585 Organ Church Road in Rockwell,  was arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly using her company credit card to steal $19,538  from Fisher Athletics on Cauble Road in Rockwell.   Landreth, according to warrants, was said to carry on her credit card theft from 2008 until October 2014, making a dizzying amount […]

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Cricket Wireless Break-in on Freeland Drive in Salisbury, N.C. Smash N’ Grab Thieves Grab Smart Phones and Cash

July 8, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Cricket Wireless, at 1040 Freeland Drive in Salisbury and a neighbor of “El Patron”, was the victim of a “smash n’ grab” break-in sometime between the store closing at 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday’s at 9:30 a.m. when employees showed up to open the store.  The glass front door was broken to gain […]

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Terry Lee Logan Busted Over the July 4th Weekend for Alleged Salisbury, N.C. Mobile Crime Spree

July 7, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Terry Lee Logan, 26 of North Craig Street in Salisbury, was arrested July 5th for an alleged July 4th weekend crime spree. Logan was charged with breaking and entering RR cars and other motor vehicles (felony), larceny (misdemeanor), financial transaction card takes/obtains (felony), obtaining property by false pretenses (felony), breaking and entering RR cars […]

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Reviewing the County Commissioner’s Resolution for the Carolina Thread Trail

July 7, 2015

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦  I greatly enjoy walking , riding bikes, and hiking. I also use an elliptical and do bodyweight exercises.  All are excellent forms of exercise.  I currently dwell in Madison, Wisconsin one of the foremost bicycling cities in the United States. I’m told there’s actually more bicycles here than cars in Madison.  We have nature trails […]

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Video: Rowan County Commission Meeting on Monday July 6th at 3 P.M.

July 6, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Rowan County Commission Meeting on Monday July 6th at 3 P.M.:

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Free Coffee and Refreshments for Veterans the First Monday of Each Month at Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury

July 6, 2015

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Public Announcement ♦ Free Coffee and Refreshments for Veterans the First Monday of Each Month at Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury. VETERAN VOICES First Monday: 10am – 11am Location: 653 Bendix Drive, Salisbury, NC 28146 For more information: Beatrice Thompson E-Mail: bthompson@tilleyhd.com Phone Number Call: 704-638-6044

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Video: First U.K. “Slide the City” Called Absolute Disaster!

July 6, 2015

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Youtube ♦ First U.K. “Slide the City” Called an Absolute Disaster: Quote from Youtube post: (rings = tubes) “Well that was a huge waste of time and money. Extremely disappointed. Everyone save your money for future UK events and do not bother, this is what you will get for your money. Key issues were: • […]

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The Link Between Alcohol, Meth, Heroin, and Crack and Crime in Salisbury, N.C. and Rowan County

July 5, 2015

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ Likely most Rowan Free Press readers who peruse our “Rowan County Arrest Photos and Mugshots” notice that quite a few persons arrested are charged with hard drug possession, drug paraphernalia possession, and alcohol intoxication. The link between alcohol, meth, heroin, crack, and opiate pain killer abuse and crime is unassailable.  If you haven’t yet visited […]

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