Video: Salisbury Felon Kevin Lamont Hayes Arrested Saturday Night for Allegedly Fleeing from Police and Drug Possession on Freeland Drive

February 19, 2017

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RFP Staff/Todd Paris, staff writer, Salisbury Attorney, and photographer ♦ In the city hunkering down in fear because of the runaway violent crime, shootings, 16 unsolved murders, and frequent sirens and gunshots, our roving crime reporter and videographer Todd Paris was drawn to the sound of sirens at 1000 Freeland Drive at 8:15 p.m. where an arrest was […]

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Video: Rowan-Salisbury School Board of Education Work Session on February 13th 2017

February 19, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Rowan-Salisbury School Board of Education Work Session on February 13th, 2017:

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Salisbury: Demario Obryan Bost Murdered Friday Night on Oakwood Avenue. Female Suspect Sought

February 18, 2017

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RFP Staff/Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Photographer ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Demario Obryan “Fufu” Bost, 28, of East Spencer was shot to death at 312 Oakwood Avenue near Reynolds Street in Salisbury. According to Captain Sheila Lingle of the Salisbury Police the shooting was the result of a domestic dispute. The killing took […]

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UPDATED! Salisbury: Shooting on South Shaver Street Friday Night. Two in Custody and Two Shot

February 17, 2017

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RFP Staff/Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Photographer ♦ At approximately 8 p.m. much gunfire broke out on 300 to 500 hundred block of South Shaver.  Neighbors reported seeing a woman and a man fleeing from a group of 6 young men firing shots in pursuit. Later, Salisbury Police Captain Sheila Lingle told our reporter on the scene […]

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Salisbury: Burglars Sack Pearl Street Home Wednesday for $12,950 Haul and 5 Firearms! // Vehicle Burglarized on Statesville Blvd. for $1,600 in Tools!

February 17, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ If you are still living in Salisbury, keep valuables in your home and have a job, you ought to consider renting an armed security guard to keep tabs on your abode for when you are out.  Make sure your house is made of brick or solid stone, and has steel reinforced doorframe […]

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Salisbury: Wendy Lynn Shutt and Chioma Ada Nwafor Busted Wednesday on N. Long St. for Allegedly Delivering Crack to an Undercover Officer

February 16, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report that Wendy Lynn Shutt, 33, of Spencer Street in E. Spencer and Chioma Ada Nwafor, 33, of Grant Street in E. Spencer, were arrested Wednesday at 1:57 p.m. by 802 N. Long Street in Salisbury for allegedly delivering 2.1 grams of crack to an undercover Salisbury Police officer. Shutt […]

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Todd Paris Demands Three City Council Persons Resign in the Wake of Salisbury’s Growing Violent Crime Disaster

February 16, 2017

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Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Salisbury Attorney ♦ Reeling from the recent RFP report that the city government can not even conduct a meeting to force local landlords to do the City’s crime fighting job for them without the landlords and Maggie Blackwell being criminally victimized, suddenly Salisbury buzzes fitfully like a fly drowning in the “well slide” of national attention. Now […]

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SALISBURY CRIMEWAVE ROCKS CATAWBA COLLEGE! Armed Robbery and Burglaries in Stanback Hall Dorm Near West Innes Tuesday and Wednesday!

February 15, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ For years students at Catawba College in Salisbury were cautioned not to walk down W. Innes Street at night to the convenience stores to buy beer or to visit the eateries like Sonic or the Palms.  It was too dangerous.  In the last several years the boundaries for danger changed.  Students faced […]

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Six N.C. Cities Make Groups List of Broadband Boondoggles–Fibrant Lands on the List with Huge Losses!

February 15, 2017

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CarolinaJournal.com/Barry Smith ♦ Six N.C. Cities Make Groups List of Broadband Boondoggles–Fibrant Lands on the List with Huge Losses!:

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Salisbury: Myron Sanders and Breanna Sartain Arrested for an Alleged Armed Robbery and Pistol Beating on Roseman Rd. on February 8th

February 15, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to sources in the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Myron Sanders, 18, of Long Branch Road in Salisbury, and Breanna Sartain, 17, of Goodnight Road in Salisbury, allegedly robbed Garrett Lee Woodward, 17, of China Grove with a .22 caliber handgun and beat him in the head with it, threatening to kill […]

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Salisbury: Shooting into an Occupied Property Sunday Morning on E. Fisher St. // SUV Hit by Bullets Friday on Edgedale Drive

February 14, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Michael King, 56, was the victim of all other shooting into an occupied property at 502 E. Fisher Street on Sunday morning. The crime was reported to 911 Dispatch at 3 a.m. Neighbors heard multiple gunshots and a car briefly idling nearby before it left the area. […]

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Monday Night’s Salisbury Housing Advocacy Commission’s 2nd Public Forum on the Remedial Action Plan (RAP) Proved Embarrassing

February 14, 2017

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Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Salisbury Attorney ♦ As promised, I attended second public forum hosted by The Salisbury Housing Advocacy Commission (appointed by the Salisbury City Council) concerning the Remedial Action Plan (RAP) on properties tonight at One Water Street.  Arriving there, I and many other concerned citizens (mainly landlords and city wonks) parked […]

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Exclusive Photos! Jennifer Hotchkiss Bagged by Salisbury Police Saturday Morning at E. Innes St. Speedway

February 13, 2017

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RFP Staff/Todd Paris, Photographer ♦ It’s been suggested by our editor and staff members that if Salisbury ever lands a criminal justice convention that group’s first trolley tour stop in the “9th Most Dangerous City in N.C.” ought to be the Speedway Gas Station at 500 E. Innes Street.  The Speedway (formerly known as the Wilco-Hess) remains one of […]

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Salisbury: Taking a Closer Look at the Remedial Action Plan (RAP). Should Landlords Be Concerned? Is the RAP Plan a Launchpad for Gentrification?

February 13, 2017

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Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Salisbury Attorney ♦ Let’s suppose for a minute that you are a couple who purchased one of Salisbury’s 2,900 plus vacant or abandoned homes at a bargain price, recognized it has “good bones”, and decided to raid your 401K or borrow money to restore it and spent months stripping, sanding, repainting, […]

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Video: City Council’s Talk with Police Chief Stokes Reveals Why the City of Salisbury Faces Danger

February 12, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ The Salisbury Police Department is in crisis with critically low staff at a time when community relations are strained due to lack of public trust, questionable practices, and policing errors alongside a dangerously high violent crime rate. Police Chief Jerry Stokes requested SBI assistance in the form of at least one detective and […]

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UPDATED! Salisbury: 2 Men Shot in a Drive-By at 12:45 P.M. on Victory Street Near Wilson Road and Transported to the Hospital. Suspects in Custody

February 11, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ We have been following this shooting report since just after noon today when received reports of multiple gunshots being fired somewhere in the vicinity of Salisbury High School. Later we learned from sources in the Salisbury Police Department that a drive-by shooting took place on the 700 block of Victory St. near the intersection of Wilson Road […]

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Salisbury: Jaylon Armon Wimbley, Arrested Friday on MLK, Jr. Avenue, Allegedly for Armed Robbery, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and Burglary

February 11, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report arresting Jaylon Armon Wimbley, 18, a felon living at 226 S. Oakhurst Drive in Salisbury, on Friday 12:11 p.m. for allegedly an armed robbery, 2 assaults with a deadly weapon, and a pair of burglaries. Wimbley was arrested, on 6 outstanding warrants issued on January 27th 2017 and […]

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Salisbury: Papa John’s Pizza Driver Strong Armed for 3 Pizzas and a Sierra Mist Soda on South Craige Street Early Thursday Morning

February 11, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Sources in the Salisbury Police report that Marcus Crotts, 21, a delivery driver for Papa John’s Pizza on 1030 Freeland Drive, was the victim of a robbery–strong arm no weapon Thursday at approximately 12:11 a.m.  Crotts was delivering food to 609 S. Craige Street (In the heart of the Salisbury’s notorious “Pizza […]

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Salisbury on N.C. Treasurer’s WATCH LIST? Not This Time, But a Letter Concerning Fibrant was Sent

February 11, 2017

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Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Salisbury Attorney ♦ Dale Folwell, newly sworn-in state treasurer for North Carolina is said to be a real “fiscal hawk.” In North Carolina, there is no “home rule” for municipalities and counties and each are considered to be mere subdivisions of the state under Dillon’s Rule. Read more about it […]

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Video: Public Commentary at Salisbury City Council on February 7th 2017

February 10, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Public Commentary at Salisbury City Council on February 7th 2017:

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Video: Salisbury City Councilman Kenny Hardin and City Manager Lane Bailey on the Issue of Trust for Police

February 10, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Salisbury City Councilman and City Manager Lane Bailey on the Issue of Trust for Police:

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Salisbury: Home Invasion Wednesday Night on Woodbridge Drive. Myron Sanders Arrested with a Struggle. 2nd Suspect Sought

February 9, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources a home invasion took place at 1805 Woodbridge Drive in Salisbury.  There Susan Tovar, 32, huddled fearfully with her three children 2, 9, and 11 upstairs as she heard two strangers downstairs who just broke into her home.  Maintaining a presence of mind, she called 911 and reported strangers were downstairs […]

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City Councilman Kenny Hardin on Citizen Carolyn Logan’s Meeting with the Salisbury Police Department Leadership Wednesday Afternoon

February 9, 2017

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Kenny Hardin, Salisbury City Councilman ♦ Nearly a week ago, Carolyn Logan contacted me and asked if I would attend a meetimg with the Salisbury Police Chief.  The City’s Public Information Officer was later added to the meeting. I didn’t think Ms. McElroy’s presence could add any value, so I questioned this in a series of emails to […]

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Salisbury: Dollar Tree on W. Jake Alexander Ave. Burglarized Wednesday // Vape It Up on Klumac Rd. Burglarized // W. Horah St. Home Burglarized

February 9, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report the Dollar Tree on 1935 W. Jake Avenue was the victim of a burglary–forcible entry Wednesday morning.  The crime was reported at 7:26 a.m.  Burglars entered the popular budget retailer by breaking a window.  $790 in cash was removed from the store.  The estimated cost of the broken window […]

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NC Virtual Charter Schools Report Lower Withdrawal Rates After Change in Legislation

February 9, 2017

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WRAL.Com/Kelly Hinchkliffe ♦ NC Virtual Charter Schools Report Lower Withdrawal Rates After Change in Legislation:

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Rowan County: Off the Hook for Jeffrey Todd Rumple December Murder Charges, Jai Winchester and Jahari Rustin Face New Charges and Large Bonds

February 8, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to sources in the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office the murder cases for Both Jai Montreal Winchester, 21, living at 1607 Lakewood Drive in Salisbury and Jahari Shaheed Rustin, 20, living at 1935 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. were dismissed by the Rowan County District Attorney’s Office.  It said the two men shot the […]

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The GUN BATTLE Monday at 502 S. Shaver Street: Is the Salisbury Police Department Underreporting or Minimizing Violent Crime?

February 8, 2017

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Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Salisbury Attorney/RFP Staff ♦ At 10:16 p.m. many concerned citizens reported multiple gunshots fired in the vicinity of Salisbury City Park and Confederate Avenue. Citizen reports cited gunfire and return gunfire, from five to eight shots in each volley.  Our citizens were alarmed. Once thought to be an almost untouchable neighborhood near the […]

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Salisbury: Justin Scott Long and Jeremy Edward Moss Arrested Monday Morning for Alleged Meth Lab on Farm Creek Road

February 7, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Rowan County Sheriff’s Office sources Justin Scott Long, 28, of 1060 Farm Creek Road in Salisbury and Jeremy Edward Moss, 30 of 295 Hyde Road in Salisbury were arrested Monday at 10 a.m. for allegedly running a meth lab operation at 1060 Farm Creek Road. Justin Scott Long: Jeremy Edward […]

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Video: Rowan County Commission Meeting on Monday February 6th 2017. A Must Viewing for Anyone Caring about Rowan County!

February 7, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Rowan County Commission Meeting on Monday February 6th 2017. A Must Viewing for Anyone Caring about Rowan County!

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A Large Sign Proclaiming “Suspend No Knock” Left on the Square Monday in Troubled Downtown Salisbury // Clown Sign II — The Final Frontier

February 7, 2017

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Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Salisbury Attorney ♦ At approximately 5:45 p.m. today a car was seen speeding away from the Salisbury Square after reportedly leaving behind a large free standing sign on the sidewalk proclaiming “Suspend No-knock! Hear our cries! We matter! A man was killed! and Wake up city council! We are unsure […]

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Salisbury: Jamar Rahmel Robinson, Statesville Felon, Arrested Monday for Allegedly Murdering Albert Brice Shelton, Jr., on December 17th 2016

February 7, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Jamar Rahmel Robinson, 28, a Statesville Felon, was arrested Monday at his Statesville home by Salisbury Police investigators for allegedly murdering Albert Brice Shelton, Jr., 37, at his home on 729 Victory Street in Salisbury on Saturday morning December 17th. On Monday Robinson was transported back to […]

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2015-16 NC Reportable Crimes and Dropout Rates for Rowan-Salisbury Schools for 2015-16. The Statistics are Alarming

February 6, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ The State of North Carolina has released statistics in a report that includes reportable crimes and dropout rates in North Carolina Schools. Reportable Crimes Overall, the reportable crime rate of acts per 1,000 students decreased statewide in North Carolina. The high school rate dropped 3.3% during the 2015-2016 school year to 12.75 […]

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Salisbury: ARMED ROBBERY Sunday Night on West Horah Street. Victims Give Up $886 in Valuables and a 9mm Pistol

February 6, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report that Taylor Evans, 21, Ariel Stillwell, 19, and Matthew Overcash, 19, were robbery–firearm and assault–gun victims Sunday at their home on 1502 W. Horah Street in Salisbury. The crime was reported to 911 dispatch at 11:31 p.m. The robber(s), armed with a semi-automatic handgun, forced the three victims to give up a Sony PlayStation 4 video […]

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Send in the Clowns! Commission Chairman Edds’s Clown Sign, for the Southern I-85 Entrance of Rowan County, Draws a Fresh Round of Snickers

February 6, 2017

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Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Salisbury Attorney ♦ “Holy Cow, who are these people!” Greg Edds’s discredited “Clown Signs” were added to tomorrow’s consent agenda for Rowan County Commission Meeting. First this is how it works: The Chairman of the County Commission (Greg Edds) is allowed to place things on a “consent agenda.” Coates Canons defines a consent […]

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Photo Gallery: “Boots on the Ground” Breakfast Dialogue at the Firewater Restaurant Saturday Morning in Salisbury

February 5, 2017

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Kenny Hardin, Salisbury City Councilman ♦ Reprinted with permission. I attended the Boots on the Ground Breakfast Dialogue session at the Firewater Restaurant Saturday Morning. The turnout was great with lots of passionate discussion. I spoke with one attendee after the session who suggested a future session focusing on understanding the political and civic process. […]

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Salisbury: Tommy Warren “T-Bone” Boyett, Jr., a Registered Sex Offender on the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office MOST WANTED List, Arrested Saturday

February 5, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to sources in the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Tommy Warren “T-Bone” Boyett, Jr., a registered sex offender on the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office MOST WANTED List, was arrested Saturday for failing to notify of his change of address. Boyett’s last known address was listed with the probation office as 323 S. […]

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Letter-to-the-Editor: “Bad News” Salisbury can Kiss Economic Development Goodbye

February 4, 2017

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Rabbi Will McCubbins, China Grove, N.C. ♦ “So, if you care more about Facebook posts than you do about the 12 murders we had last year, the 17 unsolved murders, no police officers, the financial condition of our City, continual gun violence, big time drug distribution, gang activity, heroin and meth distribution, home invasions, armed […]

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City Councilman Kenny Hardin on Salisbury Post’s Recent Communications

February 4, 2017

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Kenny Hardin, Salisbury City Councilman ♦ Reprinted with permission. I understand the Editor of the Salisbury Post tweeted on their website that I’m upset about the article they’re planning to publish about the email exchange I recently posted with the City Manager. She could not be more off base. As I’ve stated before I could […]

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Salisbury: Dapper Pair Strolls into W. Innes St. ABC Store Thursday after 5 P.M. Woman Distracts While Man Hits Office for $812. Security Cam Stills Here!

February 3, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report that a larceny–all other occurred just after 5 p.m. Thursday when a sportily dressed couple strolled through the doors of the ABC Store in the Ketner Center at 1636 W. Innes Street.  The woman, described as Black with gold-blond tinted hair, large sunglasses, and a fashionable brown jacket, […]

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Salisbury: Salisbury Police, with Assistance from Several Law Enforcement Agencies, Arrest Thirteen Street Level Drug Dealers

February 3, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Sources in the Salisbury Police Department report that 13 street level drug dealers were rounded up in the past few days. More are expected. Salisbury Police were assisted by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the SBI, and the N.C. Department of Public Safety. Many of the […]

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City Councilman Kenny Hardin Discusses an Interview with the Salisbury Post

February 2, 2017

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Kenny Hardin, Salisbury City Councilman ♦ The following article is reprinted with permission. I just hung up with Salisbury Post reporter Josh Bergeron. He called to ask my reason for publishing the post about my conversation with the City Manager regarding Carolyn Logan. It was a somewhat tense interview because I felt he was pushing […]

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Salisbury: Hunt Continues for Armed Robber Who Hit Speedway on Peeler Rd for $1,216 Last Thursday Morning. Security Camera Stills Posted Here

February 2, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ The hunt continues for the armed robber who struck at Speedway #3267 at 985 Peeler Road Last Thursday morning and helped himself to $1,216.  Posted here are security camera stills from the robbery: Citizens having any knowledge of this crime are urged to call the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at 704-216-8700. If […]

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Does Chairman Edds’s Plan of Action Promote Euthanizing Undesirable Cats? // Does the County Rebranding Slogan Violate Perry Ellis’s Trademark?

February 2, 2017

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Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Salisbury Attorney ♦ Last Saturday I read in the local print media that “County Commissioner Greg Edds congratulated the shelter on its forward progress in recent years. In just a few years, the shelter has gone from having a gas chamber to making strides towards increasing adoptions and decreasing euthanizations.” […]

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Salisbury: Rodney Devon Evans Arrested Tuesday Morning on Partee St. for an Alleged Concealed Stolen Firearm, Revoked Driver’s License, and Pot

February 1, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Rodney Devon Evans AKA Rodney Devon Evins, 23, of 5524 Chasewinds Dr., Charlotte, N.C., was arrested Tuesday around 3 a.m. during a traffic stop at the intersection of Partee and W. Monroe Streets for allegedly for driving with a revoked license, possessing stolen goods (a stolen fir), […]

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Salisbury City Councilman Kenny Hardin on a Citizen’s Issue and the Salisbury City Manager’s Poor Response

February 1, 2017

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Kenny Hardin, Salisbury City Councilman ♦ In my ongoing effort to keep citizens aware of City interactions and communications, below is an email exchange between the City Manager, resident Carolyn Logan, and myself. I was disappointed in the frivolous, patronizing, and insensitive manner in which the City Manager dealt with Ms. Logan. I took exception […]

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Salisbury: Shooting into Occupied Property Friday on Woody Avenue. 71 Year-Old Man Exchanges Gunfire with Home Invaders and They Take Off

February 1, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources reported that Terry Lee Snipes, 71, was the victim of all other shooting into an occupied property Friday at 252 Woody Avenue. The crime was reported at 9:43 p.m.  Mr. Snipes, who lives at the end of block, stood down a home invasion by three armed males.  Mr. Snipes, in defending […]

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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS! Rowan Free Press Staff Writer and Salisbury Attorney Todd Paris Applies for a Reporter’s Job at the Salisbury Post

January 31, 2017

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Todd Paris, RFP Writer and Salisbury Attorney ♦ Elizabeth Cook Editor, Salisbury Post 131 West Innes Street Salisbury NC 28144 Dear Ms. Cook: I note there is an advertisement for a newspaper reporter to “dig into city government and the local business scene” here in Salisbury, North Carolina in “journalismjobs.com.” I hereby submit my resume. […]

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Bryan Williams Gibson, Who Allegedly Robbed Ron’s Quick Grocery in Kannapolis Back on December 7th, was Arrested in Charleston, S.C.

January 30, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Sources in in the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reported on Monday that Bryan Williams Gibson, 32, of Salisbury, N.C., who allegedly robbed Ron’s Quick Grocery at 418 S. Enochville Avenue in Kannapolis back on December 7th, was arrested recently in Charleston, S.C. and will be returned to Rowan County to face charges.  Gibson also […]

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Armed Robbery Sunday in Downtown Salisbury on E. Council Street. Robbers Holds-Up a Papa John’s Pizza Driver and Rips Him Off for Wings and 2 Pizzas

January 30, 2017

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RFP Staff/Todd Paris, Photographer ♦ Salisbury Police sources report the armed robbery of a Papa John’s Pizza delivery driver on Sunday night on the 200 block of E. Council Street in Downtown Salisbury. The robbery was reported at 10:37 p.m. The driver Michael Okahara, 30, from Spencer, pulled up his Kia Sedona van on the […]

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Letter-to-the-Editor: Why Did the Rowan-Salisbury Schools Go with Apple When Over Half of the U.S. School Systems Use Rugged ChromeBook Laptops?

January 30, 2017

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Chuck Hughes, Salisbury, N.C. ♦ It has been almost three years since Rowan-Salisbury Schools System entered the new age of technology by introducing the K-12 use of Apple MacBook Air laptops and iPads in their 1 on 1 initiative.  With all the many millions of dollars being pumped into education, the Apple program remains one […]

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