Amanda Kaye Hall Arrested Wednesday on Hwy 52 in Rockwell Allegedly for a Stolen Vehicle and Drugs

September 23, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Like its county seat Salisbury, Rowan County is plagued by car thieves and a major heroin, meth, crack, and opioid epidemic.  Rowan County Sheriff’s Office sources report that Amanda Kaye Hall, 35, was arrested Wednesday at 6:36 p.m. after Sheriff’s deputies approached a vehicle in a parking lot at 8545 U.S. 52 […]

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Salisbury: Teenager Allegedly Attacks Mom with Knife Thursday on Faith Rd. // Stranger Threatens Man with Handgun Thursday on Elm St.

September 23, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Adam David Hayes, 17, living at 617 Faith Road in Salisbury, was arrested Thursday around 1 p.m. on the charge of “assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury” for an alleged knife assault on his mother Carol Hayes, 58, also living at 617 Faith Road. The […]

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Kenny Hardin, Salisbury Mayoral Candidate, Shares Shawn Henderson’s Photos of Thursday’s Evenings NAACP City Candidates Forum

September 22, 2017

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RFP Staff/Shawn Henderson, Photographer ♦ Kenny Hardin, Salisbury Mayor Candidate sent along the photographic artistry of Shawn Henderson in capturing Thursday Evening’s NAACP City Candidates Forum.  The RFP greatly appreciates Shawn Henderson’s lenscraft. Photo Gallery from Thursday Evening’s NAACP City Candidates Forum: Where’s Mayor Karen Alexander? A No Call–No Show? Shawn Henderson, Photographer:

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Todd Paris, Candidate for Salisbury City Council, Reports from Thursday Evening’s NAACP City Candidates Forum

September 22, 2017

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Todd Paris, Salisbury Attorney and Candidate for Salisbury City Council ♦ The Salisbury-Rowan branch of the NAACP hosted a candidate’s forum for Salisbury City Council candidates Thursday at 6:00 pm at the Salisbury Civic Center at 315 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, in Salisbury. Latasha Wilks was unable to attend as she was caring for […]

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Updated! Salisbury: Erwin Middle School Teacher Mark Dexter, 42, Arrested Wednesday Night for Alleged Sex Crimes with an Erwin Student

September 21, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Rowan County Sheriff’s Office and Rowan-Salisbury School System Sources Mark Robert Dexter, 42, living in Granite Quarry and a math and social studies teacher at Charles C. Erwin Middle School, was arrested for alleged indecent liberties with a child at Erwin.  Deputies arrested Dexter at his home Wednesday night on […]

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Mugshots: Salisbury Police MOST WANTED

September 21, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Photo Gallery: Salisbury Police Department MOSTED WANTED: Anyone with information on the location of any of these suspects is asked to contact Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245. Tips may be submitted online at http:/tips.salisburyrowancrimestoppers.org/

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Salisbury: Man WANTED for Indecent Exposure in the Hampton Inn Parking Lot on Wednesday Morning. Driving a Silver Honda Civic

September 20, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources a white male is his 20s fully exposed himself to a female hotel employee in the Hampton Inn parking lot at 1001 Klumac Road early Wednesday morning.  The hotel employee reportedly was walking through the lot when a man driving a silver Honda Civic pulled up near […]

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Mayoral Candidate Kenny Hardin on Last Night’s Sad Spectacle at Salisbury’s City Council. Once Again Public Input Got a Fast Shuffle

September 20, 2017

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Kenny Hardin, Salisbury Mayoral Candidate ♦ There was a sad spectacle last night at the City Council meeting. What was sadder this was just a repeat and continuation of arrogant and callous behavior shown by a weak Mayor and other self serving Council Members in the past. I was disappointed in the way things unfolded […]

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Videos: Fire Station No. 3’s Proposed Site Comes Under Fire at Salisbury City Council Meeting from Todd Paris and Jay Bolin

September 20, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Videos: Fire Station No. 3’s Proposed Site Comes Under Fire at Salisbury City Council Meeting on September 19th, 2017 from Todd Paris, Attorney and Jay Bolin: Todd Paris on Spending Taxpayer  Money More Wisely and Fire Station No. 3:

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WANTED by the Salisbury Police: Travaree D’Von Miller and Xavier Dionne Lowe for the Alleged Murder of Kornell Cook on August 27th

September 19, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ The Salisbury Police are seeking two suspects Travaree D’Von Miller, 18, last known living at 111 Pearl Street in Salisbury and Xavier Dionne Lowe, 17, last known living on 617 E. Liberty Street, for the alleged murder of Kornell Marquis Cook, 24, on Sunday August 27th at the Brenner Crossing Apartments in Salisbury. […]

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Salisbury’s Utilities Director Admits at Least 10% of Salisbury-Rowan Utilities Water Subscibers Drink Water from Asbestos Water Mains (Part I)

September 19, 2017

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Todd Paris, Salisbury Attorney and Candidate for Salisbury City Council ♦ When I ran for Salisbury City Council in 2015 I became aware of a problem with the city’s water system.  From the 1930’s through the 1970’s the asbestos manufacturers marketed a product to cities all over the world: cement asbestos water mains. One brand […]

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Video: Rowan County Commissioners Meeting at 6 P.M. Monday, September 18th, 2017

September 18, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Rowan County Commissioners Meeting at 6 P.M. Monday, September 18th, 2017:

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Buffalo Wild Wings, Despite Being Burglarized, Moves Closer to Opening and Becoming Salisbury’s Number One Sports Bar and Wing Spot

September 18, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Great news for sports bar fans and great wings lovers, Buffalo Wild Wings on 1519 E. Innes Street moves closer to opening, despite getting Salisbury’s official greeting: a “forcible entry” on September 10th.  No doubt Buffalo Wild Wings will become the Salisbury’s numero uno sports bar and top wing spot.  According to […]

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UPDATED! Salisbury: Man Shot on N. Green Street Early Sunday Morning. Transported to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center E.R.

September 17, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources, Corey Parnell Sims, 28, living on Hall Street in E. Spencer, was a victim of “assault-gun” and was shot on the street by 802 N. Green Street in Salisbury on Sunday morning. Bleeding profusely from multiple gunshot wounds, he was transported to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. […]

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Salisbury City Council Agenda Tuesday September 19th at 5 p.m. // Rowan County Commission Agenda Monday September 18th at 6 P.M.

September 17, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury City Council Agenda Tuesday September 19th at 5 p.m.:

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How Can Salisbury Do Economic Development Despite Monumental Barriers? One Powerful Answer Remains Loud and Clear: Cooperatives

September 16, 2017

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ Back on November 2nd, 2014 I wrote an article “Creative Ways to Do Major Economic Development Despite Salisbury’s Overwhelming Barriers: Cooperatives”. Since that article was printed in Rowan Free Press, the City of Salisbury, N.C. has become even more uninviting for economic development. Few if any industries or retailers would consider setting up […]

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Salisbury: Mathew Shane Winters Arrested Allegedly for Purse Snatching Thursday Afternoon in Walmart’s Parking Lot after Citizens Trap Him

September 15, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police Department and Rowan County Sheriff’s Office sources Matthew Shane Winters, 24, living at 250 Link Avenue in Salisbury, was arrested Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for an alleged purse snatching in the Walmart Super Center Parking Lot at 323 S. Arlington Street.  It was reported that Winters was chased […]

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Salisbury: Couple Gets Ripped Off Wednesday for $3,900 Worth of Electronics During Forcible Entry at 625 E. Lafayette Street “Death House”

September 15, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Angel Brewer, 25, and Brandon Dew, 28, living at 625 E. Lafayette Street (The house where Ferguson Laurent died during a “No Knock” raid), were the victims of a “burglary-forcible entry” on Wednesday.  Gaining entry into home by forcing the front door open, the burglars helped themselves […]

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A City Council Candidates Forum Hosted by Rowan Concerned Citizens, The Vine Event, Project Cover, and Salisbury Indivisibles. Sept. 28th!

September 14, 2017

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Public Announcement ♦ Rowan Concerned Citizens, The Vine Event, Project Cover, and Salisbury Indivisibles will host a Salisbury City Council candidates forum on Thursday, September 28 at 6:30 pm. The 2 hour event will feature thoughtful and challenging questions for all 13 candidates. The public is invited to attend. The forum, to be held at […]

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NAACP Salisbury City Council Candidate Forum on September 21st at the Salisbury Civic Center on 315 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue South

September 14, 2017

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Public Announcement ♦ NAACP Salisbury City Council Candidate Forum on September 21st at the Salisbury Civic Center on 315 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue South:

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Salisbury: Forced Entry at Carolina Fine Grading, Inc. Tuesday Morning on N. Long Street. Burglars Score $2,500 Construction Laser

September 13, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ The non-stop pillaging of Salisbury business and industrial sites continues.  Out-of state and out-of-town gangs, specializing in big ticket construction equipment and materials, are drawn into Salisbury’s criminal vortex offering easy pickings and little resistance from an understaffed and underpaid police department. According to Salisbury Police sources Carolina Fine Grading, Inc., a […]

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Updated! Salisbury: Gunman Opens Fire Tuesday Afternoon During Gun Assault at 1523 North Main Street

September 13, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ The daily reports of gunfire and sirens being heard throughout crime ridden Salisbury, N.C. continues.  According to Salisbury Police sources four persons gathered on a porch and a passerby were victims of an “assault-gun” and “vandalism” at 1523 North Main Street on Tuesday. A light-skinned Black male with dreadlocks, hanging out of a […]

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Photo Adventure: September Tour 2017 through Downtown Salisbury, N.C.–Truly the Paris of the Piedmont (Part II)

September 12, 2017

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RFP Staff/Lutz Pez, Photogapher ♦ Photo Adventure: September Tour 2017 through Downtown Salisbury, N.C.–Truly the Paris of the Piedmont (Part II): **Photographers who adventure into Salisbury’s Downtown area or visit “ruins porn” sites elsewhere in the city always come accompanied (preferably with someone armed). Keep alert to your surroundings and practice “street smarts”. Do not engage […]

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Michael Julian: Why I am Running for a Seat on Rowan County Commission

September 12, 2017

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Michael Julian, Candidate for Rowan County Commission 2018 ♦ Rowan County is at a tipping point. We’ve got to make some serious changes to the direction of our county. I’ve not been involved in politics for years and years like some folks. Just a few years ago I started really paying attention to what our […]

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Carolyn Logan: “I’m Reminding Mayor Alexander to Take an Independently Conducted Polygraph Test to See Who is Telling the Truth”

September 11, 2017

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Carolyn Logan, Banished from City Council Public Commenting for Truth Telling ♦ I want to remind Mayor Karen Alexander that I challenged her for both of us to take an independently conducted polygraph test to see who is truly lying.  Once and for all time the people of Salisbury, North Carolina will see who is […]

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Salisbury: Forcible Entry Friday on Mitchell Avenue Nets Burglars $2,400 Worth of TVs, Computers, and Video Game Consoles

September 11, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources David Walser, 42, of 328 Mitchell Avenue, was the victim of a “burglary-forcible entry” when his home was sacked for $2,400 worth of tvs, computers, and video game consoles. To gain entry into Walser’s home, the burglars jimmied the back door lock.  The crime was reported to 911 […]

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Salisbury: Shooting into an Occupied Home Saturday Morning in North Main Historic District

September 11, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ It appears that almost no weekend passes by without shootings and other forms of criminal violence occurring in crime wracked Salisbury, N.C., the 9th ranked most dangerous city in North Carolina.  While many heard gunshots throughout the city on Friday and Saturday, a home in the North Main Historic District reportedly got […]

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The RSSS 2016-2017 Report Card Posted Here! 44% of Rowan-Salisbury Schools Received D or F School Performance Grades in 2016-2017

September 10, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ 2016-17 Rowan-Salisbury School District’s School Performance Grade, School Performance Score, and Growth Status: Rowan-Salisbury Schools received School Performance Grades from the NC Department of Instruction (NCDPI) last week. Fifteen of the thirty-four Rowan-Salisbury schools that sent data received D’s and F’s. That’s 44%. In addition, 29% of RSSS schools did not meet growth, including Rowan […]

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Salisbury: Ashley Kramer and Jacob Johnson Busted Thursday by Sheriff’s Office on Dunn’s Mountain Road for Alleged Drug Trafficking

September 9, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Rowan County Sheriff’s Office sources report that Ashley Paige Kramer, 27, and convicted felon Jacob Daniel Johnston, 25, both of Salisbury, were arrested Thursday afternoon around 3 p.m. at 825 Dunn’s Mountain Road by Rowan County Sheriff’s deputies and were charged with allegedly trafficking a laundry list drugs. Under secured bonds of $500,000 […]

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Salisbury: Forcible Entry Tuesday Morning at Tri-Electric Inc. on Old Wilkesboro Road Leads to a $20,000 GMC Truck Theft

September 9, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ The burglaries and break-ins, affecting Salisbury businesses, continue at a high rate.  According to Salisbury Police sources Tri-Electric Inc. at 2221 Old Wilkesboro Road was the victim early Tuesday morning of a “burglary-forcible entry”, “motor vehicle theft-truck”, and a “vandalism”. Burglars cut through a chain-link fence with a cutting tool to steal […]

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The All Important Letter Grades for Schools in the City of Salisbury, N.C. for 2016-2017. The Four Salisbury Schools Achieve 3 Ds and an F

September 8, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ We were extremely disappointed to learn on Thursday September 7th that the all important letter grades assigned for 2016-2017 to the four schools within Salisbury’s City limits (Knox Middle School, Salisbury High School, Isenburg Elementary, and Overton Elementary) showed no improvement. From 4 Ds in 2015-2016 on N.C. Department of Public Instruction’s […]

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Salisbury: Eric Hyman, Wanted for Allegedly Shooting and Stabbing Rodney Carpenter on August 27th, was Arrested in Georgia

September 7, 2017

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♦ Eric George Hyman, 29, of 122 Clancy Street, sought by the Salisbury Police for allegedly shooting and stabbing Rodney Carpenter during an early morning home invasion at 211 Vanderford Street on Sunday August 27th, was arrested in Georgia according to Salisbury Police sources. He will be extradited back to Salisbury in the coming days. […]

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Videos: Residents Speak Against Violations of Citizens’ Rights at Salisbury City Council // Downtown Merchant Nancy Vick Speaks Out

September 7, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Residents Speak Against Recent Violations of Citizens’ Rights at Salisbury City Council:

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Video: Councilman Kenny Hardin Speaks Out about Expectations for Councilmembers’ Behavior Should Be Equal to Citizens

September 7, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Councilman Kenny Hardin Speaks Out about Expectations for Councilmembers’ Behavior Should Be Equal to Citizens:

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Video: “I’ve Been Too Lenient”: Mayor Alexander Offered an Apology, Yet Justified Her Actions Instead

September 7, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: “I’ve Been Too Lenient”: Mayor Alexander Offered an Apology, Yet Justified Her Actions Instead:

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Carolyn Logan Challenges Mayor Alexander to Take an Independently Conducted Polygraph Test Along with Her to See Who is Truth Telling

September 6, 2017

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Carolyn Logan, Banished from City Council Public Commenting for Truth Telling ♦ First off I want to continue my challenge to Mayor Karen Alexander for both of us to take an independently conducted polygraph test to see who is truly lying.  Once and for all time the people of Salisbury, North Carolina will see who […]

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Salisbury: Todd Paris on Tuesday Nights Latest Humiliating Public Pratfall by Mayor Karen Alexander at City Council

September 6, 2017

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Todd Paris, Salisbury Attorney and Candidate for Salisbury City Council ♦ For those persons attending Salisbury City Council Tuesday Night who were expecting Mayor Karen Alexander to issue an apology to Carolyn Logan and Michael Kirksey for violating their constitutional rights and gaveling them out of order as well as having them thrown out of […]

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Video: Rowan County Commission Meeting on Tuesday September 5th, 2017

September 6, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Rowan County Commission Meeting on Tuesday September 5th 2017:

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Letter-to-the-Editor: The Safety of Our Citizens in Salisbury-Rowan County

September 6, 2017

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Michael Julian, Salisbury, N.C. ♦ Monday August 21st I had the opportunity to speak at the County Commissioner’s meeting. I spoke to the Board about the current situation regarding the safety of our citizens of Rowan County. Our county is at a pivotal point in the coming year. If we do not get off the […]

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Rowan County and Stanly County: CARL FORD Announces His Campaign for North Carolina Senate!

September 5, 2017

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PRESS RELEASE ♦ Rowan County and Stanly County: CARL FORD Announces His Campaign for North Carolina Senate! GO CARL!

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Rockwell: Two Felons, Arrested on August 22nd, Pile Up Felony Charges for Allegedly Breaking and Entering Buildings and Vehicles

September 5, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Two Felons Douglas James Upright, 55, and Ray Daniel Upright, Jr., 45, both from Rockwell and arrested by the Rockwell Police Department on August 22nd, continue to wrack up additional felony charges for allegedly breaking and entering buildings and vehicles. The additional charges were added by the Rockwell Police Department and the Rowan […]

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The 2017 MURDER TOLL for Salisbury, N.C.: The Salisbury Police Confirmed Homicide Tally from January 1st to December 31st

September 4, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ The 2017 MURDER TOLL for Salisbury, N.C.: The Salisbury Police Confirmed Homicide Tally from January 1st to December 31st: Currently in 2017 there are 8 homicide victims inside of Salisbury’s corporate limits. The dead are: • On January 12th Symone Marie Jones, 19, a transgender woman born Eugene Jones II, allegedly died as the […]

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Salisbury: Gunfire on Ridge Avenue Sunday Leads to the Arrests of Marquis Suber and Raymond James for Alleged Gun and Drug Charges

September 4, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Sunday evening many persons were alarmed by the volume of gunfire heard in Fulton Heights in the Ridge Avenue area.  Our emails and Facebook messengers lit up.  Was this another Salisbury shooting or even the 9th murder in 2017?  People get on edge and rightfully so in Salisbury the 9th ranked most […]

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Salisbury: Timothy Fisher, of the Streets of Salisbury, Strong Armed Robbed Last Sunday for $50 at N. Long and E. Cemetery Streets

September 3, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report that Timothy Brian Fisher, 44, a resident of the streets of Salisbury with a N.C. DOJ history of “soliciting charitable contributions”, was the victim last Sunday at 11 p.m. of a “robbery-strong arm no weapon” on N. Long Street near the intersection of E. East Cemetery Street.  His […]

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Todd Paris, Candidate for Salisbury City Council, Asks: “Is There More Fallout from the August 21, 2017 City Candidate Information Session?”

September 2, 2017

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Todd Paris, Salisbury Attorney and  Candidate for Salisbury City Council ♦ Is there more fallout from the August 21, 2017 City Candidate Information Session? A previous Chapter 132 public records request already established that before she was mayor or on council that Architect, Karen Alexander brought the Fibrant “Hub” in way over budget back in […]

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Photo Adventure: September Tour 2017 through Downtown Salisbury, N.C.–Truly the Paris of the Piedmont (Part I)

September 2, 2017

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RFP Staff/Lutz Pez, Photogapher ♦ Photo Adventure: September Tour 2017 through Downtown Salisbury, N.C.–Truly the Paris of the Piedmont (Part I): Part II coming soon! **Photographers who adventure into Salisbury’s Downtown area or visit “ruins porn” sites elsewhere in the city always come accompanied (preferably with someone armed). Keep alert to your surroundings and practice “street […]

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Video: The Ten Gigabit City that Never Was. FOIA’s and Emails, Obtained from Salisbury’s City Hall, Shed New Light on Fibrant’s 10 Gig Ruse

September 1, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: The Ten Gigabit City that Never Was. FOIA’s and Emails, Obtained from Salisbury’s City Hall, Shed New Light on Fibrant’s 10 Gig Ruse:

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China Grove: Kendall Robert Miller, 17, a J.C. Carson High School Student Arrested for Alleged Sex Crimes with a 13-Year-Old Child

August 31, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Rowan County Sheriff’s Office sources Kendall Robert Miller, 17, living on the 100 block of Pauline Court in China Grove and a student at J.C. Carson High School, was arrested Tuesday at 913 N. Jackson Street in Salisbury at 4:26 p.m. and charged with 3 separate counts of statutory rape/sex offense […]

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Salisbury: Duo Allegedly Assaults and Robs a Handicapped Man in Applebee’s Parking Lot Wednesday on Faith Road and Skips with $320

August 31, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Cassey Nicole Stewart AKA Cassey Blount, 33, living on 1818 1st St. in Salisbury and Chester Wayne Johnson, 33, of Westlake, Lousiana, were arrested Wednesday afternoon at a construction sight on 1519 E. Innes after allegedly assaulting and robbing a handicapped acquaintance Wiley Mack Biggers, 58, in Applebee’s […]

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North Carolina Connections Academy’s Virtual School Bell Rings for 2017-18 School Year!

August 31, 2017

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Press Release

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