Salisbury: Antwond Glenn Arrested for Alleged Armed Robbery Last August // Kenneth Anthony Arrested for Alleged Sex Crimes (Force)

March 27, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Antwond Montairo Glenn, 19, of Salisbury was arrested early Friday morning at 1035 Lincolnton Road for an alleged armed robbery at 100 E. 11th Street near N. Main back on August 22, 2016.  At that time Jaylon Wimbley, of Oakhurst Drive was held up at gunpoint for $20. Glenn […]

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What Motivates Salisbury Police to Jump Ship to Other Agencies? Why Does City Council’s Latest “Possible” Pay Raise Lack Appeal?

March 27, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ After interviewing several veteran Salisbury Police officers and four who hiked to other law enforcement agencies, we got a very clear picture as to why City Council’s latest “possible” pay raise lacks appeal and what motivates Salisbury Police veterans to jump ship to other agencies. We’ll tackle the “possible” pay raise first. […]

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Video: What’s the Story Behind Rowan-Salisbury School System’s Digital School District’s Survey Award?

March 27, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: What’s the Story Behind Rowan-Salisbury School System’s Digital School District’s Survey Award?:

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City Hall Takes a Stab at Admitting the Extent of the Salisbury’s Gun Violence and Gangs. Will the Alleged Police Pay Raise be Adequate?

March 26, 2017

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Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Salisbury Attorney ♦ For the first time City Hall made a stab of openly admitting the extent and depth of violent crime and gangs in Salisbury, N.C.  Editor Steve Mensing’s unceasing fight to bring the reality home of how truly dangerous Salisbury is in all its communities for several years now is […]

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Photo Gallery: The West End Community Clean-Up on Saturday March 25th a Huge Success!

March 25, 2017

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Kenny Hardin, Salisbury City Councilman ♦ The West End Community Clean-up effort was a huge success today. There were 25-30 dedicated people who came out to volunteer. Fire Department employees, Police Officers, and City Admin employees joined with residents and they all put in a great deal of sweat equity to help beautify the community. […]

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Salisbury Police Bust County Commission Chairman Greg Edds Sunday at E. Council and N. Long Streets

March 25, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Sources in the Salisbury Police report that County Commission Chairman Greg Edds AKA Gregory Curtis Edds, 53, was cited allegedly for a “stop sign violation” on Sunday March the 19th at the intersection of E. Council and N. Long Streets. The unfairness of it all–why should motor vehicle laws apply to anyone?  […]

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North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson Visits North Carolina Connections Academy (Virtual School)

March 25, 2017

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Nathan Currie, Superintendent, North Carolina Connections Academy (Featured image above  (L-R) State Superintendent Mark Johnson, NCCA Superintendent Nathan Currie) ♦ North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson made a recent visit to North Carolina Connections Academy. State Superintendent Johnson spent time talking with North Carolina Connections Academy’s (NCCA) parents, teachers, school leaders, and board members. With its exponential […]

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Car Shot Up by Crescent Golf and County Club. Salisbury Couple Arrested after a High-Speed Chase Across Salisbury into Davie County

March 24, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According Rowan County Sheriff’s Office and Mocksville Police sources Teresa Christina White, 39, from Sells Road in Salisbury and Steven Michael Jones, Sr. a convicted felon from N. Long Street in Salisbury, were arrested by Mocksville Police Officers Wednesday night after the pair allegedly shot up a car occupied by Keith Tyrone Reid, 48, from Brenner Avenue […]

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Video: Salisbury City Council Squabbles Among Themselves During Testy Response to Public Comments on March 21st

March 24, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Salisbury City Council Squabbles Among Themselves During Testy Response to Public Comments at March 21st:

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Salisbury: Three Men Arrested for Alleged Armed Home Invasion Robbery on Pearl Street Wednesday Afternoon

March 23, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources three men, identified as Laquinton Antwan Martin, 22, of Lawndale Drive, Salisbury,  Kishawn Tyrese Martin, 17, of Lawndale Drive, Salisbury, and Daquan Coleman, 19, of N. Salisbury Avenue, China Grove were arrested Thursday morning at an apartment Pearl Street for an alleged armed home invasion robbery at 312 Pearl […]

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Todd Paris and the RFP Crashes Salisbury City Council’s Secret Retreat Wednesday Night at the Morgan Ridge Railwalk Brewery!

March 23, 2017

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Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Salisbury Attorney ♦ Wednesday night Salisbury City Council met for “retreat” tonight 5:30 to 8:30 when the council members met for dinner at Morgan Ridge Railwalk Brewery. This retreat wasn’t posted in normal places on the City Hall’s web page or the door of city hall. An unusual legal feature […]

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Aaron Elizalde and Ronald Mueller Arrested Monday for Allegedly Running a Home Meth Lab on N. Upright Street in Landis

March 23, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ “The rats will always find their way to the big cheese” is an expression heard on 30’s G-man movies.  Indeed they will.  Whether its manufacturing bootleg liquor or finding a way around obstacles when it comes to manufacturing meth, criminal entrepreneurs historically locate new avenues when thwarted.  Many states presently have strict […]

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Video: Carolyn Logan Speaks on Gang Violence and Lack of Hope During Public Commentary at Salisbury City Council on Tuesday, March 21st

March 23, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Carolyn Logan Speaks about Gang Violence and Lack of Hope During Public Commentary at Salisbury City Council on Tuesday, March 21st:

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The Rabbi Speaketh: THE MYTH OF FULTON HEIGHTS SAFETY. Fulton Heights Ranks Just Behind Salisbury’s West End for VIOLENCE!

March 22, 2017

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Rabbi Will McCubbins, China Grove, N.C ♦ I was down in the area of yesterday’s shooting of the Salisbury High student in Fulton Heights.  Maybe within a block or so from the Mean Mug when I heard a shot.  I kept driving because I had a painting appointment.  I thought to myself: “Geez, in broad daylight.”  Later […]

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My Lunchtime Adventure to Fulton Heights and Seeing Kindness in the Aftermath of Another Salisbury Shooting

March 22, 2017

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Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Salisbury Attorney ♦ Around lunchtime today Tonya Harrison alerted me on Facebook that Livingstone college was placed on lockdown and shots were fired on S. Fulton. Lunch break at the courthouse ensued and my lunch companions at Pancho Villa’s noted that reports were showing up in the local TV media online about […]

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UPDATED! Salisbury: Shooting Near S. Fulton Street Tuesday Afternoon. Wounded Man Walks into the Mean Mug Coffee Shop

March 21, 2017

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RFP Staff/Todd Paris, Photographer ♦ According to neighbors and sources in the Salisbury Police Department Myron Levonte Riley, 17, of Melrose Street in Salisbury and a Salisbury High Student was shot in the back today during an escalating backyard argument between several young men in the 100 block of Ridge Avenue near S. Fulton Street. […]

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Salisbury City Councilman Kenny Hardin Weighs in on Commissioner Craig Pierce’s Call for Fiscal Responsibility with Taxpayer Money

March 21, 2017

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Kenny Hardin, Salisbury City Councilman ♦ Contrary to the narrative being pushed, I don’t view Commissioner Pierce’s position as being anti-teacher, trying to dictate control in the classroom or trying to take any authority away from teachers. Although I support Commissioner Pierce, I’m not writing this in his defense either. He is a grown man […]

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Craig Pierce Stood Up for Our Taxpayers on Monday Night Against a “No Bid” Apple Deal by the Bottom Rung Rowan-Salisbury Schools

March 21, 2017

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Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Salisbury Attorney ♦ At the Rowan County Commission tonight, Commissioner Craig Pierce stepped down to the public comment podium and claimed his three minutes in front of two rows of employees sent out by the school system to create the appearance of support for their extravagant “No Bid” Apple Deal. […]

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Video: Rowan County Commissioner Meeting on Monday March 20th 2017

March 21, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Rowan County Commissioner Meeting on Monday March 20th 2017:

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Salisbury: Kavonceya Iman Cornelius Arrested for the Alleged Murder of Eugene Jones by Breast Augmentation with Non-Medical Silicone

March 20, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Back on February 28th the Rowan Free Press reported the mysterious homicide of Eugene Jones II AKA Simone Marie Jones of Fayetteville, N.C. at a Salisbury home at 535 Union Heights Boulevard and the equally mysterious disappearance of a Salisbury Police Department report from their website.  This morning that mystery unraveled when Salisbury Police sources […]

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Salisbury-Rowan County: NC Retail Merchants Support New Bill to Combat Organized Retail Theft

March 20, 2017

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RFP Staff/NC Retail Merchants Association ♦ In Rowan County and in Salisbury especially, retailers are being banged hard by armies of shoplifters. Big box chain stores and even small local retailers are watching their profits dwindle due to an almost daily erosion of goods created by pilferage. Many retailers in Salisbury, where pilferage is acutely high, are forced […]

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Public Meetings Announced Where Alexander, Blackwell, and Miller will Hold Hands and Display Concern about Salisbury’s Violence. Next

March 19, 2017

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Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Salisbury Attorney ♦ It was announced today that there will be a series of council approved meetings scheduled at the Wallace Educational Forum in April. These meetings are chance for Mayor Alexander, Maggie Blackwell, and Brian Miller, the council incumbents, to “hug the problem,” pray, hold hands, and to show […]

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Church Packed Beyond Capacity and Parking Lots Overflowing Today for WILLIAM PEOPLES Funeral in Salisbury

March 19, 2017

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Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Salisbury Attorney ♦ Mr. William Peoples, a pillar of the Salisbury community, was laid to rest today after funeral services at First Calvary Baptist Church in Salisbury. He was former President of the local NAACP Chapter, a Chairman of the Rowan DSS Board, and past candidate for Salisbury City Council. […]

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PC Magazine’s Best Tech Reviews 2017–Best Laptops–Best Tablets–Best Digital Cameras–Best Everything!

March 19, 2017

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PCMag.Com ♦ PC Magazine’s Best Tech Reviews 2017–Best Laptops–Best Tablets–Best Digital Cameras– Best Everything!:

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Updated: Cord Cutting 101: Beginner’s Guide to Cord Cutting–Getting Rid of Cable and Satellite TV for Huge Savings!

March 19, 2017

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CordCuttersNews.Com/Luke Bouma ♦ Updated: Cord Cutting 101: Beginner’s Guide to Cord Cutting–Getting Rid of Cable and Satellite TV for Huge Savings:

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Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, SBI, and Federal Agents Battle Illegal Distribution Rings Linked with the Aryan Brotherhood Motorcycle Gang

March 18, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ While the heroin, meth, and crack epidemic rages on with no end in sight throughout Salisbury and Rowan County, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office joined forces with the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI)  and federal agents in an attempt to staunch the flow of large amounts of crystal meth AKA “Ice”, a purer […]

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Salisbury: Felon John Chriscoe Arrested Thursday Allegedly for Breaking into a Building // Burglary Wednesday at Sunset Manor Apartments

March 17, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Breaking and entries appear to be growing at a steady rate in Salisbury, N.C.  Partly the breaking and entries occur because of its of a lack of proper policing due to SPD’s gross understaffing, but often its Salisbury’s large population of transient vagrants, many hooked on heroin and meth, looking for a vacant houses and buildings […]

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Photo Gallery: Thursday Night’s Legislative Town Hall in Salisbury with Rep. Harry Warren and Sen. Tom McInnis with Guest Rep. Carl Ford

March 17, 2017

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Andrew H. Poston/Photographs by Mike Caskey, Andrew H. Poston, and Roy Purvis ♦ In the first major showdown between the local Republican Party and local Democratic Party since election night, a capacity crowd gathered in the County Administration Building’s Cohen Room for a legislative town hall featuring three of Rowan County’s four legislators.  Originally slated to be […]

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Video: Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education Work Session on March 13th 2017

March 16, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education Work Session on March 13th 2017:

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More Hard Questions about the Extravagant $14 Million Dollar “No Bid” Apple Lease for the Rowan-Salisbury Schools

March 16, 2017

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Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Salisbury Attorney ♦ Readers may remember last week’s County Commission hearing where Moody and Josh Wagner appeared in front of the Rowan County Commission and requested approval for $14 million dollars in taxpayer funds to renew the extravagant lease with Apple for the “one on one” take home computers that […]

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Salisbury: Another Street Beating by the Three Star Mini-Mart on North Main Street. Victim Sustains Internal Injuries Tuesday Afternoon

March 15, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Solomon McCall, 22, of BHS Drive in Salisbury, was the victim of an assault–hands/feet/fist in the Three Star Mini-Mart parking lot at 1130 North Main Street Tuesday.  The assault occurred around 2 p.m., but was not reported until 10:55 p.m. due to the victim’s condition.  McCall sustained […]

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Salisbury: Dunns Mountain Road Burglars Grab $3,700 in Kitchen Equipment Sunday // Landis Burglars Take Tools Worth $4,200 on W. Rice St.

March 15, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Rowan County Sheriff’s Office sources Aaron Plumley, 37, was the victim of a burglary–forcible entry in the 2000 block of Dunns Mountain Road, Salisbury, N.C. on Sunday. The crime was reported to 911 dispatch at 9:48 a.m. Method of entry was both by bodily forced and the use of a […]

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Salisbury: William Pierre Hargrave Arrested for Alleged February 4th Strong Arm Robbery at 600 N. Ellis Street Netting $1,385 and a Cellphone

March 14, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources William Pierre Hargrave, 21, of Harrel Street in Salisbury, was arrested Sunday at 4:23 p.m. on 2200 W. Innes Street for an alleged strong arm robbery on February 4th at a home on 600 N. Ellis Street.  Hargrave surrendered without incident and was taken into custody. Hargrave was charged […]

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My Friend William Peoples Passed Away Monday Morning. Making a Real Difference in Our Community, William will be Missed

March 14, 2017

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ My friend William Peoples, a Salisbury community advocate and Rowan County Department of Social Services Board Chairman, passed away Monday morning after a long struggle with kidney disease at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.  My condolences to his family and many friends.  William led a meaningful life and battled for human betterment in […]

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Salisbury: Burglary Sunday on W. McCubbins St. $648 in Cash and 70-Inch TV Gone! // $25 Forcible Entry at Outreach Christian Tabernacle

March 13, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ The cold streak and light snow kept the drive by shootings, street robberies, and street beatings to a minimum this past weekend, but burglaries continued throughout Salisbury at a rapid clip. Here are two of many. Salisbury Police sources report that Brian Miller, 46, and Crystal Miller, 47, dwelling on the 500 […]

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Almost 25% of Salisbury’s Police Officers are Gone. False Hope Report Printed Elsewhere about the Police Climbing Out of Shortages

March 13, 2017

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Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Salisbury Attorney ♦ In Salisbury’s print media another “false sense of security” report was posted yesterday claiming the Salisbury Police Department was coming out of officer shortages. Specifically five people have been offered employment by the city as police officers. This “hopeful” report is way premature because the individuals must pass Basic Law Enforcement Testing (BLET) […]

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Video: Commissioners Pierce and Caskey Grill Board of Education Chair Josh Wagner about the Extravagant $14.6 Million Dollar Tech Budget

March 12, 2017

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♦ Board of Education Chairman Josh Wagner tries to defend the Rowan-Salsibury School System’s extravagant request for over $14.6 million in funds to continue the technology lease with Apple, Inc. at the March 6th Rowan County Commissioners meeting.  Wagner unravels when he’s asked where were the bids.  What ever happened to due diligence? P.S. The public can seldom show up […]

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Is Mayor Pro Tem Maggie Blackwell Personal Errand Girl for the Country Club? Recently Obtained City Hall Emails are Quite Revealing

March 12, 2017

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Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Salisbury Attorney ♦ Recently Mayor Pro Tem Maggie Blackwell came under attack at public comment during the past several City Council Meetings. She defended herself by penning a prominent piece asserting that those that speak out at public comment “don’t know her,” that she isn’t doing the bidding of the […]

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Salisbury’s Jerome Soogrim Arrested Monday in Spencer for an Alleged $2,800 ARMED ROBBERY on N. Yadkin Avenue

March 12, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Rowan County Sheriff Office and Spencer Police Department sources report that Jerome Raheem Soogrim, 21, a felon living on S. Clay Street in Salisbury, was arrested on Monday in Spencer for an alleged March armed robbery in an apartment complex parking lot at 427 N. Yadkin Ave. Soogrim allegedly used a long-barrel […]

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Veterans: “Better Jobs–Better Lives” Rowan Job Fair Tuesday March 14th–Tuesday April 25th

March 11, 2017

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Rodney Cress, Veteran Advocate ♦ “Better Jobs–Better Lives” Rowan Job Fair Starting Tuesday March 14th–Tuesday April 25th:

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Rowan County Sheriff’s Office COLD CASE FILES: Known Facts and Photographs Going Back Several Decades

March 11, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Rowan County Sheriff’s Office COLD CASE FILES: Known Facts and Photographs Going Back Several Decades:

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Man Beaten During Armed Robbery in Rockwell Saturday // Updated! Mateo Campos-Garcia Arrested for Alleged Sex Crimes with Children

March 10, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Sources in the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office report that Derryck Laine Kesler, 29, from Salisbury, was a victim of a robbery–knife and an assault–other dangerous weapon on Sunday in a home on the 400 block of Troutman Road. Kesler allegedly was robbed of an HTC Sense cellphone worth $100. The crime was reported to 911 dispatch […]

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Salisbury: Shooting into an Occupied Property on Lloyd Street Reported Wednesday Afternoon

March 10, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Throughout the week gunfire was reported across Salisbury.  Salisbury Police sources report that on Wednesday Frances Burris Glenn, 70, was a victim of an all other shooting into an occupied property at 208 Lloyd Street.  A call to 911 dispatch arrived at 3:08 p.m. Multiple shots were heard in the area at the […]

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Ah, the Smell of the Fishwrapper: Bergeron’s Misleading Headlines Proclaiming Salisbury Improved Its Bond Ratings

March 9, 2017

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Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Salisbury Attorney ♦ Ah, the sounds of old time newspaper plants. Pressmen struggling throughout the night, last minute hollers for “hold the presses”, and smell of trucks idling by the loading docks in the morning. Delivery boys standing by their bikes and bundling the morning news! I love the bygone […]

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Videos: Todd Paris and Carolyn Logan: Public Commentary at Salisbury City Council Meeting on March 7th 2017

March 9, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Videos: Todd Paris and Carolyn Logan: Public Commentary at Salisbury City Council Meeting on March 7th 2017: Todd Paris and Carolyn Logan:

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Salisbury: Sasha Rippey Arrested Sunday for Allegedly Breaking into Handford-Dole Elementary and Stealing Apple iPads

March 8, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to sources in the Rowan County Sheriff’s office and the Salisbury Police, Sasha Cherie Rippey, 26, a Rockwell felon was arrested Sunday for allegedly breaking into Handford-Dole Elementary School on 465 Choate Road in Salisbury and stealing Apple IPads, damaging school property, and resisting arrest. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office were first on the scene […]

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Salisbury: Woman Ripped Off Friday for Rings Worth $8,275 at Planet Fitness on W. Jake Alexander Blvd. // Shotgun Stolen on Longview Ave.

March 8, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Not a day goes by in Salisbury without a stack of larcenies ranging from a homeless individual stuffing hamburger into undergarments at Walmart to larger ticket items like cars and expensive rings.  Lock your doors, safes, gym lockers, cars, and garages because the odds are Salisbury’s vast army of petty thieves and felons are […]

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“Coate’s Cannon” Roars at Salisbury City Council! Proposed Restrictive Public Comment Rules Trounced by State and 1st Amendment Laws

March 8, 2017

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Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Salisbury Attorney ♦ Salisbury, N.C. City Council was well attended on Tuesday night March 7th. My own particular interest was to battle any attempt to hamper citizen’s rights to free speech at statutorily mandated public comment periods. Changes were floated by Mayor Alexander’s edicts that public commenters “speak only to the body” and […]

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Mayor Karen Alexander’s Attempt to Quash Free Speech at Salisbury City Council Draws Statewide Attention to the Violence Ridden City

March 7, 2017

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Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Salisbury Attorney ♦ “Coate’s Cannons” disseminates information about a broad range of legal issues affecting local governments and other public agencies in North Carolina. They are authored by staff at the UNC School of Government at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In the tradition of Institute of Government founder Albert Coates, […]

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Salisbury: Cars Vandalized Early Saturday Morning on W. Liberty St. // Vandals Break Window at the Big V Barber Shop Sunday on MLK, Jr.

March 7, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Hurling rocks and cement blocks through front windows, graffiti and gang tagging, beating on cars with hammers or running a screwdriver over a vehicle’s paint job, and dousing buildings, cars, and homes with paint are daily events in Salisbury.  Vandalism is as common at night as the city’s ambient background of gunfire.  Vandalism adds to the […]

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