Jamar O’Brien Still, 24, of Bringle Ferry Road in Salisbury, N.C. was Arrested Thursday for Alleged Sex Crimes with a Minor

August 27, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Jamar O’Brien Still, 24, of 649 Bringle Ferry Road in Salisbury, was arrested Thursday morning at his home for alleged sex crimes with an under age female. Still was charged with 3 counts of statutory rape/sex offense of with a 13/14/15 youth under the age by a defendant 6 years older (felony). Under a $25,ooo […]

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Video: Kenny Hardin, Candidate for Salisbury, N.C. City Council

August 27, 2015

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Chris Sifford, Videographer ♦ Video: Kenny Hardin, Candidate for Salisbury, N.C. City Council. Learn about his Platform:

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Brandy Jackie Barnhardt, 41, Dies Tragically in SUV Accident Wednesday on Edmiston Road in West Rowan

August 27, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦  Brandy Jackie Barnhardt, 41, of Edmiston Road in West Rowan died tragically when her Oldsmobile Bravada struck guardrail on the 800 block of Edmiston Road and tumbled down an embankment.  Barnhardt apparently lost control of the SUV prior to impact with the guardrail on a stretch of road where the speed limit […]

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Homeless Man Nabbed for Allegedly Roosting inside Bernhardt Historic Home in Salisbury, N.C.

August 26, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ It’s becoming a fact of life in a city racked by 25% poverty and crime for homeowners to return home after work or after a long summer weekend away to find either front door or backdoor battered down or maybe even a basement window jimmied.  And when the owners venture into their house […]

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Police Chief Rory Collins Grilled by City Council Candidates about Unsolved Murders, Top Cop Moonlighting, and Officer Understaffing

August 26, 2015

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ “Kill the body and the head dies with it.” Joe Louis, the former heavyweight champion providing sagacious wisdom on defeating ring opponents or incumbents in a reform campaign Yesterday toward the end of Salisbury City Council’s information meeting meant to “school” candidates, a large shark fin suddenly appeared in a campaign that begs […]

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A Confederate Memorial Service will be Conducted for M.V.B. Capps at Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Salisbury, N.C. on Sunday August 30th

August 26, 2015

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Public Announcement ♦ On Sunday, August 30, at 5:00 pm, the Rowan Rifles #405 SCV Camp will be assisting with a Confederate Memorial Service for M.V.B. Capps at Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Salisbury. The service will include a dedication for a Southern Cross of Honor and will be conducted by reenactors of the 1st SC. […]

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Interview with Todd Paris, Candidate for Salisbury, N.C.’s City Council

August 25, 2015

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ Steve Mensing: I’m interviewing Salisbury Attorney Todd Paris, one of several non-incumbent candidates I’m going to support for a seat on Salisbury’s City Council. In recent months, Todd and I have held long discussions, leading to clarity about Salisbury and its current status. Steve Mensing: Salisbury has over 33,000 people, spread […]

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Manhunt for Lonnie Ray “Little” Carpenter, Jr. for Alleged Armed Robbery in Salisbury, N.C. Sunday Night

August 25, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ The Salisbury Police are searching for Lonnie Ray “Little” Carpenter, Jr., 27, of the 800 block of Green Street in Salisbury for the alleged armed robbery of Kendrick Conner on Green Street Sunday night. The alleged robbery victim Kendrick Conner, after visiting his Uncle’s house on Green Street, was returning to his […]

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Downtown Salisbury Inc. Time to Invite Salisbury, N.C.’s “Disturbing Demographic” and Gangs FREE to “Slide the City” on August 29th

August 25, 2015

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Turn Loose a Piece of the Pie! ♦ Downtown Salisbury Inc. time to invite Salisbury, N.C.’s “Disturbing Demographic” and the city’s many gangs FREE to “Slide the City” on Saturday August 29th.  After insulting and marginalizing the city’s poor and the new non-white majority, its time to make amends to all those youngsters who really need something to […]

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The 2015 Lincoln Funeral Train at the N.C. Transportation Museum on August 28th through August 30th

August 25, 2015

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Public Announcement ♦ The 2015 Lincoln Funeral Train, Featuring the Leviathan Locomotive, at the N.C. Transportation Museum on August 28th through August 30th:

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New Salisbury City Codes for Vacant, Neglected, and Abandoned Houses in a Nutshell

August 23, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury City Council, in an attempt to keep the city’s head above water with the city’s estimated 700 to 800 vacant, neglected, and abandoned houses creating blight throughout Salisbury, approved new ordinances this past week. The new codes will take on the overwhelming task of addressing neglected and abandoned residences. The new […]

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Avoid Being Victimized by the Tide of Counterfeit Money in Salisbury, N.C. and Rowan. How to Instantly Spot Counterfeit

August 23, 2015

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RFP Staff/Marketwatch.com/SecretService.gov ♦ With the flood of counterfeit money at high tide in both Rowan County and Salisbury over the past year, both shoppers and the folks manning cash registers need to be able to recognize counterfeit bills.  Within the last 10 days the popular “Top China” restaurant out in Salisbury’s Tinseltown area and Salisbury’s largest retailer Walmart got nicked by […]

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Salisbury Police, N.C. UNSOLVED MURDERS

August 22, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦  Listed here are the more recent Salisbury, N.C. unsolved murders.  While there were numerous murders in Salisbury since 2010, the number of unsolved murder cases currently stands at 10. Here are Salisbury’s cold cases: • Jonathan Pierre Dillard, 30, murdered on August 8th, 2015. Dillard was gunned down in a driveway between two houses at 828 […]

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Ted Alexander Gardner, of Salisbury, N.C., Drowns in Swimming Tragedy at High Rock Lake Thursday

August 21, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Ted Alexander Gardner, 49, of 1115 Arden Drive in Salisbury, drowned in a swimming tragedy Thursday evening in High Rock Lake off of River Country Road.  It was reported that Gardner was swimming approximately 50 yards from the shore when he called out in distress.  Gardner went under and was lost from […]

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Photo Safari through Dismaland: Banksy’s Dystopian Theme Park. A Dystopian Theme Park would be a Perfect Fit for Salisbury, N.C.

August 21, 2015

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RFP Staff/Yui Mok, photographer/Javier Moniciguerro ♦ Photo Safari through Dismaland: Artist Banksy’s popular Dystopian theme park in the U.K. .  It is easy to imagine a similar dystopian theme park in Salisbury, N.C.’s South Main Badlands.  329 S. Main and the crestfallen Empire Hotel would be natural centerpieces. Enjoy a photo safari through Dismaland:

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Rowan County, N.C. Sheriff’s Office UNSOLVED MURDERS

August 21, 2015

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Rowan County Sheriff’s Office ♦ Rowan County, N.C.’s unsolved murders with all the known facts and photographs going back several decades. The Sheriff’s Office “Cold Case” files:

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Rowan County, N.C. Sheriff’s Office MOST WANTED LIST

August 21, 2015

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Rowan County Sheriff’s Office ♦ Rowan County, N.C. Sheriff’s Office MOST WANTED LIST:

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Have You Been SCAMMED by a NON-PROFIT? The TOP Websites to Check Out the Greedy and the Unscrupulous

August 20, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Have you been scammed by a non-profit? Here the RFP has collected the top websites and articles available to get the skinny on any non-profit out there. The woods are bursting with unregistered non-profits (state and federal), bogus non-profit organizations that fork over miniscule amounts of their haul and pay their profit making […]

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Amidst Salisbury, N.C.’s Rising Violence, a Man is Alleged to Savagely Beat and Strangle his Estranged Wife in Parking Lot

August 19, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ In Salisbury’s heightening crescendo of summer long violence, Phillip Matthew Cline, 34, of 410 Carpenter Circle, allegedly launched an all-out savage attack on his estranged wife in the Jaycees-Optimist ballpark parking lot on South MLK Jr. Avenue. At Approximately 6:45 p.m. Tuesday a prearranged meeting between Cline and his estranged wife started off peacefully enough.  And […]

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Kenneth Lydell Muhammad El and Others Accuse the Salisbury Housing Authority of Engaging in Unfair Housing Practices

August 19, 2015

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Steve Mensing, Editor/RFP Staff ♦ Kenneth Lydell Muhammad El, a community advocate for the disenfranchised and charter schools, warned on Change.org that the Salisbury Housing Authority is engaging in unfair housing practices threatening to displace Black families through gentrification. Gentrification is not an unfamiliar practice in Salisbury, N.C. as anyone who drives around and observes systematic alterations in city’s neighborhoods where […]

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Billy Dean Goodman, the Salisbury, N.C. Biological Father of Missing Teen Erica Parsons, Busted for Trespassing Monday

August 18, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Billy Dean Goodman, 51, living in Salisbury’s “Rowan Helping Ministries” homeless shelter and the biological father of missing Salisbury teen Erica Parsons, was arrested Monday evening for second degree trespassing at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center at 612 Mocksville Avenue.  Goodman was caught on hospital grounds just after 11 p.m. by Salisbury […]

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Gun Battle on the 400 Block of West Thomas Street in Salisbury, N.C. Sunday Night. A Fusillade of Bullets Rip through an Apartment

August 18, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ All hell broke loose Sunday night in the 400 block of West Thomas Street in Salisbury as a pitch gun battle disrupted the normally quiet neighborhood.  A firefight lit up both sides of the West Thomas with muzzle flashes and the quick bursts of automatic gunfire.  Neighbors hunkered down in the limited safety […]

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Updated–The Gauntlet: Why Downtown Salisbury, N.C. Businesses So Often Fail

August 18, 2015

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ A gauntlet exists for Downtown Salisbury Businesses, especially retail, which they face daily in their battle to survive and climb out of the red. There are powerful reasons why so many vacancies appear there especially on Main Street with its numbing blight and graffiti gang tags. Here is the enormous stacked […]

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Video: Rowan County Commissioners Meeting at 6 P.M. Monday August 17th

August 17, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Rowan County Commissioners Meeting at 6 P.M. Monday August 17th:

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Romus Desmond Ellis Arrested for the Alleged Brutal Stabbing of Wilbert Antonio Price in Salisbury, N.C, Saturday

August 17, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Romus Desmond Ellis, 35, of North Martin Luther King Avenue in Salisbury was arrested Saturday for the alleged brutal stabbing of Wilbert Antonio Price, 54, at 507 East Cemetery Street in Salisbury.  Ellis thrust his knife twice into Price’s back and gashed his right arm. The wounds were said to be non life threatening and […]

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How to Resurrect DEAD-IN-THE-WATER Downtown Salisbury, N.C. into a HIGH POWER MAGNET for Tourism, Retail, and Dining

August 16, 2015

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ Anyone with even the most limited powers of observation will quickly note Salisbury’s ghostly Downtown ain’t cookin’ with wall-to-wall vacancies and the South Main Badlands spray painted with gang tags.  Few people dare to go to the “Isle of the Lost Souls” due to its pathetic lack of any real attractions, lack of meaningful retail, […]

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Historic Preservation Tax Credits and the OVERWHELMING case against them

August 15, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ This past week Governor Pat McCrony, Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz, DSI Director Paula Bohland, Mayor Woodson of Salisbury, and councilwoman Karen Alexander, in a primal embarrassing scene, attempted to drum up support for historic preservation tax credits ended the last day of 2014.  Talk about beating a dead horse and the trying to […]

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Elisha Maurice Walker, a Transgender Woman from Salisbury, N.C., Found Murdered in Johnston County

August 14, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Elisha Maurice Walker, 20, a transgender woman from Salisbury missing since November 2014, was found dead Thursday in a shallow grave in a wooded area behind a house on Homestead Lane in Johnston County.  Walker’s body was identified by her physical description and personal property. Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested and charged Angel Arias, […]

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New Central Office at 500 North Main in Salisbury, N.C. Progressing Rapidly Toward Completion

August 14, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ “Quaferee Quaferah–Quash a Nisi–Sis Boom Bah!” A Harvard gridiron cheer circa 1912 With the backdrop of towering water towers and its BBQ joint neighbor, the long awaited Central Office A.K.A. “The Wallace Forum” at 500 North Main is making rapid progress toward completion. It’s steel skeleton in place and awaiting its handsome green […]

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“Slide the City” Strikes Out Again. “Slide the City” Cancels its Winston-Salem Event Because of Poor Registration

August 13, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Yesterday “Slide the City” was forced to cancel its event in Winston-Salem, N.C. because of abysmal registration in a city with a far greater population and more spendable income than poverty and crime-ridden Salisbury, N.C.  “Slide the City” is frequently being canceled all over the United States because of TV and media reports […]

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How To Prevent Your Bicycle From Being Stolen Salisbury Style

August 13, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Bicycles are among the most stolen items appearing in Salisbury, N.C. police reports.  Its heart breaking for kids who get their bicycles ripped off and it creates major problems for adults who commute to work or who enjoy weekend biking excursions. How many of us have witnessed bicycles carelessly left unattended and unlocked out in […]

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Tyler James Sherrill, 19, of Salisbury, N.C., Nailed By SBI for Alleged Underage “Nude Boy Pix”

August 12, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Tyler James Sherrill, 19, of 406 Sunset Drive in Salisbury was the subject of a 6 month investigation by the Salisbury Police after being alerted by the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) that Sherrill was allegedly downloading male child pornography in March.  The social media website MeetMe.com alerted law enforcement that Sherrill […]

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Christie Michelle Myers Rounded Up in Meth Bust at Lakewood Apartments in Salisbury, N.C.

August 12, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Christie Michelle Myers, 27, of 50 Lakewood Drive was arrested Monday night around 7:20 p.m. at the Lakewood Apartments allegedly for the possession of Meth and the precursor chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine. Myers was charged with the possession of a controlled substance Schedule I (felony), possession of immediate precursor chemicals […]

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Salisbury Police are Now Calling Jonathan Pierre Dillard’s Saturday Morning Death in Salisbury, N.C. a Homicide

August 12, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ The Salisbury Police are now calling Jonathan Pierre Dillard’s Saturday morning death in Salisbury, N.C. a homicide.  Dillard was found dead from a gunshot wound in a driveway between two houses at 828 Park Avenue near North Arlington early Saturday morning. Dillard was a resident at Rowan Helping Ministries. Emergency personnel and Police […]

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Veterans: Free New Mobile App Now Available to Help Vets with Information about Their Benefits

August 12, 2015

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Rodney Cress, Veteran Advocate ♦ A new free mobile app is now available for veterans to help them with information about their benefits. Defense Mobile developed the app called MILISOURCE and has rolled over 900 benefits into the app, including education, locations of VA hospitals, scholarships, discounts and exceptions. Less than one third of these benefits […]

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Salisbury, N.C. Makes Another TOP TEN MOST DANGEROUS North Carolina Cities List. Another Per Capita 9th Ranking for the “Bury”

August 11, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury, N.C. Makes Another TOP TEN MOST DANGEROUS CITIES IN NORTH CAROLINA LIST. The Bury Scores a Per Capita 9th Ranking:

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Letter-to-the-Editor: Apology to Rowan County

August 11, 2015

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Chuck Hughes, Board of Education, Salibury, N.C. ♦ My apologies to the citizens of Rowan County and two of my colleagues for leaving them stranded at Monday’s Board of Education meeting when I left early due to a family issue requiring my attention. My early departure left a five member board: Chairman Wagner, Mr. Allen, […]

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Brewtique, the 5 Star Coffee Place, Opened Monday in Downtown Spencer, N.C.

August 11, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦  Monday August 10th was the grand opening and ribbon cutting for Brewtique, a 5 star Coffee spot, open for several weeks now in Downtown Spencer, N.C. across from the N.C. Transportation Museum at 410 Salisbury Avenue. Besides serving locally roasted and free trade coffees, bakery items, expresso, hot teas, lattes, hot chocolate, […]

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NEW DOCUMENTARY VIDEO: Pazuzu Algarad, the Alleged White Cannibal Who Put Salisbury, N.C. on the Map

August 10, 2015

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YouTube/MuslimsoftheWorld.com ♦ Video: Pazuzu Algarad, the Alleged White Cannibal Who Put Salisbury, N.C. on the Map. An Islamic Documentary on Pazuzu Algarad’s Demonic Fall.  Outstanding Footage.

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Kenneth D. Neely Busted in Salisbury, N.C. Sunday on Crack and Gun Charges

August 10, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Kenneth DeWayne Neely, 51, living at 426 Lincolnton Road in Salisbury was arrested after a traffic stop early Sunday morning for allegedly possessing 25.1 grams of “crack” and a concealed .22 caliber handgun.  Neely, a convicted felon, is prohibited from carrying a firearm. Neely was allegedly cruising erratically on Jake Alexander Blvd. in a Cadillac Deville and was […]

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Jonathan Pierre Dillard, 30, Dead from a Gunshot Wound on Park Avenue Saturday in Salisbury, N. C.

August 9, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ The Salisbury Police are investigating a possible homicide since early Saturday morning at 828 Park Avenue where the found Jonathan Pierre Dillard dead in a driveway between two houses from a gunshot wound. Emergency personnel and Police were summoned to the Park Avenue shooting scene by neighbors after 4:15 a.m.  Dillard was pronounced […]

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More Cities Across the U.S.A. Cancel “Slide the City” Events in the Wake of Injuries and Lack of Ticket Sales

August 8, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ More cities across the U.S.A. are canceling “Slide the City” events in the wake of injuries, lack of ticket sales, state health ordinances, and reports of poorly enforced rules. “Slide the City” allegedly will take place on South Main Street in Salisbury, N.C. on August the 29th during a full moon. Will the […]

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Matthew Ferrell Church, 30, of Salisbury, N.C. Arrested Thursday for Allegedly Soliciting a 12 Year Old Child on Social Media

August 7, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Matthew Ferrell Church, 30, of 910 N. Main in Salisbury was arrested Thursday for allegedly soliciting a 12 year old child on social media. In July the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation of Church.  Thursday Church was arrested and charged with soliciting a child by computer (felony). Under a secured $10,000 bond, […]

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SNAKE ALERT for Salisbury, N.C. and Rowan County. Drought Brings Snakes Indoors in Search of Water

August 7, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ SNAKE ALERT for Salisbury, N.C. and Rowan County.  Besides gardens, lawns, and “backyard farms” wilting in drought conditions, drought lures snakes indoors in search of water. Be alert and aware. Snakes are most commonly drawn to crawlspaces, basements, beneath porches, backyard pool areas, standing water, septic tanks, and dripping garden hoses. Salisbury and […]

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Temiah Shenae Bloomfield, of Winston-Salem, Arrested Thursday for Alleged Grove Street Arson in Salisbury, N.C.

August 6, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Thursday Temiah Shanae Bloomfield, 20, of Winston-Salem, was arrested Thursday by the Winston-Salem Police Department and charged for Monday’s alleged arson at 522 Grove Street in Salisbury. Bloomfield turned herself into the Winston-Salem Police and was charged first-degree arson (felony) and 4 counts of burning personal property (misdemeanor).  Bloomfield was held in the Forsyth […]

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TWC Maxx Upgrades Begin Rolling Out in the Charlotte Region

August 6, 2015

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BTReport.net ♦ TWC Maxx Upgrades Begin Rolling Out in the Charlotte Region:

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Letter to the Editor: Where Is Our Rowan County Economic Development?

August 5, 2015

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Joe Coladarci, High Rock Lake, N.C. ♦ Specifically this is about the Grand Plan to bring water & sewer to the I-85 corridor. As some of you will remember I ran in the primary for one of the three seats now filled by Klusman, Edds and Greene, recently referred to as the KEG. I was sorry […]

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Veterans Affairs Set to Award Disability Status to Poisoned Vets from Camp Lejeune

August 5, 2015

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Press Release ♦ Department of Veterans Affairs has announced those victims exposed to Camp Lejeune water will receive disability benefits. In 2012, the U.S. House approved the Janey Ensminger Act, which provides health benefits to Marines and family members exposed to the contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune. The bill is named after the daughter […]

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Greg Edds’ BOLD VISION for the West End Plaza: Hotels and a Convention Center. Will His Vision Include Clancy Hills Apartments?

August 5, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦ Greg Edds’ BOLD VISION for the West End Plaza imagines Hotels and a Convention Center. Will His BOLD VISION include the Plaza’s next door neighbor: Clancy Hills Apartments, a hotbed for drugs and crime? And smash and grabbers vandalizing cars in the West End Plaza’s parking lot? Does Edds’ BOLD VISION include the economic reality of […]

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ARSON! Monday’s Fire at 522 Grove Street in Salisbury, N.C. Declared an Arson by Police Fire Investigators

August 4, 2015

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RFP Staff ♦  Monday’s blaze at 522 Grove Street in Salisbury, that displaced three Liberian brothers and heavily damaged the house’s front and attic, was declared an arson by Salisbury Police investigators.  Its alleged a female, living in the neighborhood, may have started the fire, but this could not be officially confirmed.  The arson investigation is ongoing with […]

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