Coming Soon: a Five Year Plan for the People’s Republic of Salisbury

December 18, 2014

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RFP Staff ♦   “The People’s Republic of Salisbury comprises a total area of 17.8 square miles “surrounded by reality”.” Initially the Five Year Plan for the People’s Republic of Salisbury will appear harsh especially to those accustomed to being out of touch with the real.  If you believe that downtown Salisbury is “vibrant”, that Salisbury has […]

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Rowan Sheriff’s Office Most Wanted: Jonathan EliJah Ijames, 24, Captured in Gulfport, Mississippi

December 18, 2014

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RFP Staff ♦  Jonathan Elijah Ijames, 24, a wide-ranging burglar and safecracker and a year on the Rowan County Sheriff Office’s MOST WANTED list, was arrested in Gulfport, Mississippi.  He faces extradition to Rowan County, N.C. where he was noted for his residential break-ins in West Rowan. Ijames’s record is extensive dating back to his […]

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Chick-N-Ale Appears to have Closed in Struggling Downtown Salisbury, N.C.

December 17, 2014

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RFP Staff ♦ Chick-N-Ale closed in struggling Downtown Salisbury, N.C.  Occupying the spot Uncle Bucks left behind on East Innes, Chick-N-Ale just opened its doors at the end of September. On Tuesday morning a cardboard “closed” sign was taped to the glass front door at Chick-N-Ale.  Someone answered the listed phone and said the restaurant will […]

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“Sky High” Teen Fooled by 75 Year-Old Woman into Leaving Her House During Salisbury, N.C, Break-in

December 17, 2014

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RFP Staff ♦ On Monday an intoxicated Jeremy Price, 16, just entered an unlocked house on Stokes Ferry Road in Salisbury, N.C. when he came face-to-face with the 75 year-old female home owner.  The quick thinking woman convinced the teenager to go back out the door he entered before she shut the door behind him, locking it.  Right away she called […]

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Health Care Fraud: Prescribing Unneeded Chemotherapy for a Quick Buck

December 17, 2014

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Federal Bureau of Investigation ♦ Egregious Case of Healthcare Fraud: Prescribing Unneeded Chemotherapy for a Quick Buck:

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Yesterday Fibrant Announced They Made a Profit for the First Time. (For the 2nd Year in a Row)

December 17, 2014

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ Yesterday at Salisbury’s City Council meeting it was announced that Fibrant made a $229,000 profit and was in the black.  Rest assured Fibrant is nowhere near making a profit.  In fact it may be millions if not many millions of dollars away except in the City of Make Believe.  Keep in mind this nonsense about […]

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Woman Allegedly Stabs Boyfriend Multiple Times with a Kitchen Knife Saturday in South Rowan

December 16, 2014

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RFP Staff ♦ According to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, Crystal Michelle Jones, 29, of the 6800 block of Unity Church Rd. in South Rowan, repeatedly stabbed her boyfriend with a kitchen knife when he requested help in setting up a video game on Saturday.  Jones, after throwing the knife into the front yard, immediately fled the […]

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Big Cowboy Boots to Fill: Salisbury, N.C. Sends Out Job Listing for New City Manager

December 16, 2014

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RFP Staff ♦ Big Cowboy Boots to Fill:  Salisbury, N.C. Sends Out Job Listing for New City Manager.  The City of Salisbury’s job description for City Manager: City Manager City of Salisbury, Salisbury, NC – Charlotte, North Carolina Area This is a preview of the City Manager job at City of Salisbury, Salisbury, NC. To view the […]

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A Con Artist, Posing as a Rowan County Sherriff’s Deputy, is Attempting to Collect “Owed Money” Over the Phone

December 16, 2014

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RFP Staff ♦ According to reports from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, a conman identifying himself as Sgt. Meyers of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office “Warrant Division” is busy on the phone telling area residents that a bench warrant was issued against them for “failure to report to court”.  The scammer then instructs the targeted […]

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Sheriff’s Office MOST WANTED LIST

December 16, 2014

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Rowan County Sheriff’s Office ♦ Rowan County Sherriff’s Office Most Wanted List:

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Investigating Student Aid Fraud

December 16, 2014

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation ♦ Investigating Student Aid Fraud:

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Video: Rowan County Commission Meeting on Monday December 15th at 6 P.M.

December 15, 2014

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Rowan County Commission Meeting on Monday December 15th at 6 P.M.:

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Brian Dejon Diggs, 22, Allegedly Beat Girlfriend in Salisbury, N.C., Shattering Her Nose and Damaging Her Face and Jaw

December 15, 2014

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RFP Staff ♦ Saturday the Salisbury Police were called to an apartment complex on W. “D” Ave in Salisbury, N.C. where they found a badly battered woman laying dazed and bleeding on the floor of her apartment.  The victim sustained a broken nose, a badly lump up and cut face, and a swollen jaw. The young woman […]

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Letter-to-the Editor: The Empire Hotel’s Last Hoorah on December 31st?

December 15, 2014

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Jonathon Morris, U.S. Ranger Ret. and Rowan County Sheep Baron ♦ New Year’s Eve may say a sad farewell to a long-lasting toothache on South Main–the Empire Hotel.  Now that the state legislature is letting the Historic Preservation Tax Credit lapse on December 31st, the window of opportunity is about to slam shut on the Empire’s future perhaps forever.  A dank flophouse […]

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Video: The Policeman with Paul Harvey

December 15, 2014

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Paul Harvey ♦ Video: The Policeman:

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Poll Results: Donald Ray Morgan, Convicted ISIS Terrorist, Declared Salisbury, N.C. Newsmaker of the Year!

December 14, 2014

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RFP Poll ♦ Poll: Who was Salisbury, N.C.’s Major Newsmaker in 2014? 2014 was quite an impactful year in Salisbury, N.C.’s newsmaking. Among this year’s superstars in generating name recognition for Salisbury, N.C. around the globe and across the United States was convicted terrorist, ISIS disciple, and Founder of the Islamic Center of Salisbury, N.C.: […]

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Would Salisbury, N.C. Be Willing to Open Nuclear Waste Disposal Sites to Rescue the City’s Finances?

December 14, 2014

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RFP Staff ♦ With the city in major financial trouble and the wolf pounding wildly at the door, would the City of Salisbury be willing to pull an overnight “Recue 8″ to replenish its coffers by taking in nuclear waste? Let’s face it all across North Carolina there’s a need to unload tons of nuclear […]

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Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals

December 14, 2014

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ Here is a complete PDF. download of Saul Alinsky’s famous text “Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals”.  This book was the last book written by community organizer Saul D. Alinsky.  In the text Alinsky describes his theory and methods of grass roots organizing for activists and community organizers.  The author, famous for his […]

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Poll: Who was Salisbury, N.C.’s Major Newsmaker in 2014? Pazuzu Algarad? Doug Paris? Donald Ray Morgan?

December 13, 2014

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RFP Poll ♦ Poll: Who was Salisbury, N.C.’s Major Newsmaker in 2014? 2014 was quite an impactful year in Salisbury, N.C.’s newsmaking.  Among this year’s superstars in generating name recognition for Salisbury, N.C. around the globe and across the United States was convicted terrorist, ISIS disciple, and Founder of the Islamic Center of Salisbury, N.C.: Donald Ray Morgan.  Salisbury’s […]

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Legislative News from Carl Ford’s NCHouse76.com

December 13, 2014

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Rep. Carl Ford (N.C. District 76) ♦ Legislative news from Rep. Carl Ford’s NCHouse76.com.  A treasure trove of the latest news from the N.C. House of Representatives:

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Playing the Veteran Card for Money

December 13, 2014

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Rodney Cress, Veteran Advocate ♦ Beware of some people soliciting monies for veterans during this holiday season. There are many admirable and necessary organizations raising money to help veterans and sadly these organizations are much needed because of government failure to provide all the needs of veterans that are disabled, homeless, suicidal, and in financial […]

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Salisbury Police Officer Bill Torrence, was Terminated Friday for Making Racially Insensitive Remarks on Facebook

December 12, 2014

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police Officer, Bill Torrence, a 22 year veteran of the SPD was terminated Friday morning for inappropriate and racially insensitive remarks he made on Facebook concerning protestors in Ferguson, Mo over two weeks ago. Torrence’s Facebook page was removed since the incident. Officer Torrence was placed on administrative leave two weeks after community leaders approached […]

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The Overwhelming Argument for Homeschooling

December 12, 2014

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HSLDA.Org While public schooling in many North Carolina urban areas struggle with gang violence, narcotics, bad behavior, overcrowded classrooms, and bullying, an even stronger argument exists against subjecting your children to one-size fits all education: The statistical argument.  It’s overwhelmingly in favor of homeschooling.

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Video: Salisbury City Planning Board Meeting on December 9th 2014

December 12, 2014

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Salisbury City Planning Board Meeting on December 9th 2014:

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N.C. Spends 150K Per High School Diploma. Are We Getting Our Money’s Worth?

December 12, 2014

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Civitas Institute ♦ N.C. Spends 150K Per High School Diploma. Are We Getting Our Money’s Worth?:

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China Grove Couple, Nathan and Danielle Morris, Charged with Cruelty to Animals. Their Starving Dogs Ate Their Own Puppies

December 11, 2014

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RFP Staff ♦ Nathan Morris, 42, and Danielle Morris, 37, of the 100 block of Elm St. in China Grove, N.C. were charged with animal cruelty.  Their starving dogs appeared clearly malnourished and are said to have devoured their own puppies. The Morris couple were both given a $1,000 bond and are now in the Rowan County […]

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The Removal of the I-85 Exit Project at Beatty Ford Road from NC Dot’s Project List is a Major Setback for Rowan County

December 11, 2014

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ Last week I heard the I-85 exit project at Beatty Ford Road was removed from NC DOT’s list of present projects for Rowan County and placed somewhere in the future. This is a real blow to economic development in the Southern end of Rowan County and to the safety of drivers on that long uninterrupted stretch […]

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IPTV & Antenna TV: The Money Saving Switch from Cable and Satellite TV to Antennas, ROKU 3, and XBMC Boxes

December 11, 2014

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ Over the past several years, legions of TV watchers greatly reduced their monthly television bills and ended their relationships with cable and satellite TV. These “cord cutters” ventured over to receiving their television from IPTV devices such as ROKU, Apple TV, XBMC M8 Amlogic Streaming TV Box, smart TV’s, Blue Ray […]

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Christmas Gone Wild at K-Mart on E. Innes in Salisbury, N.C. Thief Scores $10,000 Jewelry Jackpot Tuesday Night

December 10, 2014

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RFP Staff ♦ On Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a store packed full of Christmas shoppers, a black male about 6 foot tall in his late 50’s to 60’s, dressed in dark attire and reeking of alcohol stepped up to the K-Mart Jewelry counter with K-Mart’s weekly Ad.  For several minutes he took up the time of two sales associates while he […]

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Video: Joint Planning Committee Meeting on Tuesday December 9th. County Commission & School Board Discussion

December 10, 2014

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RFP Staff ♦ Video of Joint Planning Committee (JPC) comprised of County Commission and School Board representatives who come together to discuss the school system’s projects, priorities, and financing.  The complete unedited video from Tuesday November 9th’s meeting:

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Ronnie Paul Godbey, 49, Sweet Pea’s Consignment Shop Co-Owner in Salisbury, N.C., Convicted of Indecent Liberties with a Child

December 10, 2014

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RFP Staff ♦ Ronnie Paul Godbey, 49, co-owner of Sweet Pea’s Consignment Shop on 801 Jake Alexander Blvd. in Salisbury, N.C., was convicted Tuesday of felony indecent liberties with a child and will spend between 16 and 20 months in the N.C. Department of Adult Corrections. Godbey and his wife own Sweat Pea’s Consignment shop, which claims to […]

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NC Senator-Elect Tom McInnis Attends Orientation in Raleigh

December 10, 2014

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NC Senator-Elect Tom McInnis (25th District) ♦ This past week I had the privilege of spending several days at the General Assembly Building learning the procedures and processes of the Legislature. I was quite interested to see how an idea makes it way to the Bill Drafting Department then onto the Senate floor. We learned […]

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Alleged Park Sterling Bank Robber in Salisbury, N.C. was Caught in Attempted Bank Stick-up in Norwood, N.C.

December 9, 2014

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RFP Staff ♦ Quinton Christopher Terrell, 45, of the 100 block of White Street in Concord, was alleged to have stuck-up the Park Sterling Bank in Salisbury on November the 20th.  Monday Terrell’s luck ran out when he was busted during a bank robbery attempt in Norwood, N.C. on Monday and charged with felony robbery with a dangerous […]

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Cutting the Cord: M8 Amlogic Bluetooth Streaming XBMC TV Box

December 9, 2014

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ The M8 Amlogic Bluetooth Streaming XBMC Android TV Box is currently the quadcore heavyweight champion of all XBMC TV boxes.  It is available from both Ebay and Amazon.Com  With it you can watch an enormous amount of TV Free.  It uses KODI.  For more details on this outstanding device visit the address below:

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Is the Salisbury, N.C. Walgreens Bandit One-In-the Same as the Winston-Salem and Spencer Walgreens Bandit?

December 9, 2014

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RFP Staff ♦ Law Enforcement in Salisbury, N.C. as well in Winston-Salem and Spencer must be asking themselves if their Walgreens Bandit is one-in-the-same person.  On all three occasions, a stocky built white male about 6 feet tall, approximately 240 lbs. with a taste for copious quantities of “Hillbilly Heroin” (oxycodone), and armed with a shotgun, stuck up a […]

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From the FBI: “Corruption in a Small Texas Town”

December 9, 2014

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation ♦ “Corruption in a Small Texas Town“:

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School Board Met Monday Evening and Elected Josh Wagner as Chairman and Dean Hunter as Vice Chairman

December 9, 2014

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RFP Staff ♦ The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education met at the Administrative Offices at 110 S. Long Street in East Spencer on Monday at 5 p.m.  Newly elected school board members Travis Allen and Dean Hunter were “seated” on the board along with Chuck Hughes, Josh Wagner, Jean Kennedy, Susan Cox, and Richard Miller. The new school board got […]

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AT&T U-Verse’s Gigapower goes live in areas of North Carolina. Many Cities in N.C. Going to a Gig

December 8, 2014

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CED Magazine/Mike Robuck ♦ AT&T U-Verse’s Gigapower goes live in areas of North Carolina.  The number of cities going to a gig grows substantially across the state:

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Tiny House: Salisbury “Historic District Ready”

December 8, 2014

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♦ Tiny House: Salisbury “Historic District Ready”

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Rowan County Sheriff’s Office “Cold Case” Files: Unsolved Murders Going Back Decades

December 8, 2014

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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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Could the “Tiny House Movement” Help Lift Salisbury, N.C. Out of Poverty?

December 7, 2014

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ In recent months I became aware of a growing cottage industry in the United States based on the “tiny house movement”.  For those folks yet unaware of the tiny house movement it’s a relatively new movement to construct affordable homes, cheaper to maintain and ecologically sound.  Tiny houses are generally compact […]

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The Major Issues of the 2015 Salisbury, N.C.’s City Council Election: Issue IX–Creating a Downtown that Actually Works

December 6, 2014

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ The central artery of Downtown Salisbury is Main Street with its scattered pockmarks of vacancies, decay, and decrepit buildings fit for bulldozing. The central artery serves as an ugly reminder that Salisbury has no viable downtown economic plan save for its various ruses to loot the county taxpayers to construct high-priced […]

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Gary Robert Price, 24, Sex Offender on the Sheriff’s Office Most Wanted List, was Arrested Wednesday in Stanly County

December 6, 2014

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RFP Staff ♦ Gary Robert Price, 24, a registered sex offender on the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office’s Most Wanted List, was arrested in Stanly County by the Norwood Police on Thursday and transported to the Rowan County Detention Center.  Price was charged with felony failure to notify of an address change by a registered sex offender […]

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Smash and Grab Burglary at AT&T Cell Phone Store on Faith Road in Salisbury, N.C. Friday

December 5, 2014

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RFP Staff ♦ Smash and grab burglary at the AT&T Cell Phone Store on Faith Road in Salisbury, N.C. in the wee early morning hours of Friday. The burglar broke out the glass door with a hammer before reaching in and unlocking the door.  Glass shards were everywhere.  He quickly removed a number of smart phones from the […]

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Letter-to-the-Editor: Historic Salisbury Foundation Targets the Elderly and Poor with Covert Gentrification Programs

December 5, 2014

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Gentrify This Salisbury! ♦ Historic Salisbury Foundation are at their game once again with a backdoor gentrification program to covertly buy homes from the elderly and the poor under the guise of being “historic”.  The game is to disapprove less expensive home improvements and to stick the owner with costs beyond their ability to afford.  Found in […]

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WARNING: Any Excessive Force Incident Could Let Loose a Firestorm in Cities Across the U.S.A.

December 5, 2014

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ At this very moment police and law enforcement agencies across the United States need to be aware that an incendiary situation prevails in many urban areas of the United States. A powder keg, with a short-fuse, is sitting waiting to be lit since Ferguson, Mo and Mr. Garner’s chokehold death in New […]

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HOME ALONE: Life Saving Tips for Latchkey Kids in Salisbury, N.C. and Rowan County

December 5, 2014

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RFP Staff/Yale Locks/Protect America ♦ Thousands of children are left home alone in Salisbury, N.C. and Rowan County because their parents work two jobs or their parents need be elsewhere for whatever reason.  While afterschool programs and “sitters” may be available for some children, large numbers of latchkey children exist in impoverished Salisbury, N.C. and in […]

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From the Editor: Why Madison, Wisconsin is a Great Place to Live

December 4, 2014

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ Here’s an article meant for my many friends in Salisbury, N.C. and Rowan County who are curious about where I’m living.  My new home in Madison, Wisconsin is exemplary–a city really to glow about and a model for Salisbury, N.C. if it would care to grow in a truly reality-based direction and away […]

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Updated: Rowan County Government Transparency Page

December 4, 2014

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RFP Staff ♦ Rowan County Government Transparency Page:

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