Salisbury: Burglar Hits the Jackpot Friday on Bringle Ferry Rd. Near N. Green St. Forcible Entry Nets $2,500 in Cash!

March 1, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report that on Friday Shemika Davis, 35, living on the 700 block of Bringle Ferry Rd. near N. Green Street was the victim of a burglary–forcible entry. The crime was reported to 911 dispatch at 10 p.m. The back door was forced open and used as the entry and […]

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Much Needed Law Enforcement Protection for the Poorly Governed in Salisbury?

March 1, 2017

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Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Salisbury Attorney ♦ Today WSOC-TV interviewed Rowan County Commissioner Craig Pierce and City Councilman, Kenny Hardin about discussions that WSOC-TV says amount to a plan for the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office to take over the Salisbury Police Department, at least temporarily. The city’s spokesperson said this was a false rumor […]

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Salisbury: The National Sports Media Association Dumps Salisbury as the Site of its 58th Annual Award Weekend in June for Winston-Salem

February 28, 2017

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RFP Staff/The National Sports Media Association ♦ In a Press release The National Sports Media Association announced NSMA is “pulling up stakes and moving 45 minutes up the road to Winston-Salem, NC.” The move becomes effective April 2017. The former site of the NSMA Annual Award Weekend Salisbury since its founding in 1959, the organization […]

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Salisbury: Woman Robbed and Sexually Groped at Wallace Commons Monday Night. William Pierre Hargrave Arrested for Alleged Robbery

February 28, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Ms. Richelle Hunter, 27, of Salisbury was the victim of a robbery and being sexually groped at Wallace Commons 1371 Klumac Road Monday night.  The robbery, taking place in the parking lot at Longhorn Steakhouse, was reported to 911 dispatch at 9:40 p.m. Hunter was shopping in several stores in […]

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2 Letters-to-the-Editor: MYSTERIOUS HOMICIDE on Union Heights Blvd. in Salisbury // We Need a Wall Up in E. Spencer to Keep Salisbury Out!

February 28, 2017

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Rabbi Will McCubbins, China Grove, N.C. ♦ It certainly does seem like all hell has broken loose in Salisbury.  Nobody I know wants to step foot in the place for fear of being stabbed, shot, or clubbed to death. Everyone recognizes the City alters their crime reports and stats to trick people into coming there, […]

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How to Survive a Salisbury Style Hostage Situation: The Best Tips for Coming Out of a Hostage Situation in One Piece

February 27, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ In a violent and crime-ridden town like Salisbury, N.C. you never know when you might walk into bad situation.  Maybe you’re at gas station convenience store being held up or walk into bank where the security guard is laying dead on the floor and a teller has pistol pressed against her temple?  If you […]

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Video: Demolition, Liens, and Land Grabs at Salisbury City Council Meeting on February 21st

February 27, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Brian Miller, David Post, and City Manager Lane Bailey appear to be seeking creative ways for the City of Salisbury to take ownership of land left undeveloped after upcoming building demolitions. On February 21st, Salisbury City Council viewed a presentation on houses recommended to be demolished under the Zoning Nuisance and Minimum […]

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Salisbury: Burglar on Troon Dr. Tuesday Grabs $4,000 Worth of Golf Clubs! // Burglar on Willow Road Walks Off with $698 in Automotive Tools

February 26, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦  Salisbury Police sources report that Blake Wray, 32, living on the 1400 Block of Troon Drive in Salisbury, was the victim of a burglary–unlawful entry on Tuesday.  The Burglary was reported at 9:30 a.m. to 911 dispatch.  The burglar sized up the home and entered it without force.  After a quick look […]

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Salisbury: Another Drive-By Shooting on S. Shaver Street Friday Afternoon

February 26, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ All through this past weekend in Salisbury from Friday afternoon through early Sunday morning gunshots could be heard throughout the city.  South Shaver St., which has been particularly busy with shootings, experienced another drive-by shooting at 200 South Shaver on Friday when it was reported to 911 dispatch that Johnny Wright, Jr., 52, of S. […]

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Video: Part II Public Commentary at Salisbury City Council on Tuesday February 21st: Emelia Duren–Ollie Mae Carroll:

February 26, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Part II Public Commentary at Salisbury City Council on Tuesday February 21st: Emelia Duren–Ollie Mae Carroll:

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Veterans: Rowan County Vietnam Veterans Memorial

February 26, 2017

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Rodney Cress, Veteran Advocate ♦ Veterans: Rowan County Vietnam Veterans Memorial:

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ERICA PARSONS REMEMBERED 1998 to 2011

February 25, 2017

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WSOCTV.Com ♦ ERICA PARSONS REMEMBERED 1998 to 2011:

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Salisbury: Tyler Nichols Arrested Friday for Allegedly Stabbing Johnney Faulker at the Colony Garden Apartments and Breaking into Vehicles

February 25, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Tyler Amier Spencer Nichols, 17, living at 641 Statesville Boulevard turned himself over to the Salisbury Police on Friday for arrest. Nichols was charged assault with a deadly weapon with a intent to kill/seriously injure, 4 counts of breaking and entry a vehicle–rr cars or other motor vehicles, and three counts of […]

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East Spencer: Shooting Friday Night at the Weant Street Apartments on Grant Street. Jerome Collins Transported to Hospital

February 24, 2017

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RFP Staff/Todd Paris Staff Writer/Photographer/Salisbury Attorney ♦ At approximately 7:20 p.m. Friday night I arrived at Unit 21 of the Weant Street Apartments on Grant Street in East Spencer on the report of a shooting.  Jerome Collins, a Salisbury resident, was shot in the head and face.  His wounds are said to be superficial and not life threatening.  Collins […]

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Salisbury: Robert Singletary Arrested Wednesday on N. Arlington Street for Allegedly Possessing “Brass Knuckles” and Assaulting a Female

February 24, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Robert Maurice Singletary, 25, a convicted felon and probation absconder living on the streets of Salisbury, was arrested Wednesday at 17 N. Arlington Street.  Recognized by officers, Singletary was stopped and searched.  His pockets allegedly concealed a set of brass knuckles.  Shortly Singletary got handcuffed and placed in the […]

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Video: Salisbury City Council Public Commentary on February 21st 2017: Latasha Wilks–Carolyn Logan–Todd Paris

February 24, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Salisbury City Council Public Commentary on February 21st 2017: Latasha Wilks–Carolyn Logan–Todd Paris:

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Salisbury: Shooting on South Caldwell Street Wednesday Night. Young Bicylist Fires at Couple in Passing Ford Sedan

February 23, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources reported Wednesday night that Victor Reyes, of Whitman Street in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 22, and Yessenia Breton, 18, of Yorkhill Drive in Charlotte, N.C. were victims of assault–gun on 719 South Caldwell Street when a young bicyclist turned and unprovoked, fired several shots at their passing Ford Five Hundred sedan.  Startled, the couple drove to […]

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Salisbury: Rache Fortson Joins Tasman Stockdale as Persons of Interest in the Murder of Demareo OBryan “FuFu” Bost Last Friday

February 23, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ This morning Salisbury Police identified Rache Jamal Fortson, 26, a convicted felon living at 153 Red Pine Road in Gold Hill, N.C., as a person of interest in the murder of Demareo OBryan “FuFu” Bost shot to death at 312 Oakwood Drive in Salisbury last Friday night.  Fortson joins Tasman Jamal Stockdale […]

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Letter-to-the-Editor: Councilman Kenny Hardin on City Council’s Proposed Changes in Public Commenting. Are We Silencing Our Citizens?

February 23, 2017

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Kenny Hardin, Salisbury City Councilman ♦ At the February 21st City Council meeting, proposed changes to the public comment period were introduced by the Mayor. I stated plainly that I didn’t agree with the changes as I viewed them as a purposeful attempt to silence the voices of our Citizens. While I agree that some controls need to be […]

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P.C. Magazine’s: THE BEST FREE SOFTWARE OF 2017

February 23, 2017

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PCMag.Com/Eric Griffith ♦ P.C. Magazine’s: THE BEST FREE SOFTWARE OF 2017:

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Salisbury: Todd Paris’s Big Night Out! // Rockwell: Two Men Busted for Alleged Large Scale Meth Lab Near Rockwell Elementary School

February 22, 2017

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Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Salisbury Attorney ♦ City Council First I attended Salisbury City Council and sat beside my hero, Carolyn Logan. For those who regularly watch RFP’s videos of public comments, this fearless lady fights a never-ending battle for City Council to take meaningful steps to combat Salisbury death and mayhem on its […]

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Salisbury: Daquarn Harte Stabbed Friday Afternoon on Tabernacle Street // Police Seeking Info on Monday Shooting Near Sonic Drive-in

February 22, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Because gunshots became the standard ambient sound in Salisbury residents tend to forget the guttural grunt of a stabbing victim.  According to Salisbury Police sources on Friday Dequarn Michael Harte, 26, living at 1225 Tabernacle Street was the victim of an assault–knife when a stranger broke through a window and entered his house.  […]

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Updated! Salisbury: Justin Sterling and Elias Francis Arrested for Last Week’s Alleged Catawba College Armed Robbery and 2 Burglaries

February 21, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ **Updated: Justin Sterling and Elias Francis were arrested according to Salisbury Police sources. Francis was arrested Tuesday evening by the Mint Hill Police and Sterling turned himself into the Monroe Police. According to warrants both men face the same charges: robbery with a dangerous weapon (felony), 2 counts of breaking and entering […]

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Salisbury: Johnny Faulkner Shot at a Carjacker after Being Stabbed at the Colony Garden Apartments on Statesville Blvd. Tuesday Morning

February 21, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Johnny Mark Faulkner, 43, a resident of the Colony Gardens Apartments at 641 Statesville Boulevard, after being stabbed by a would be carjacker in the parking lot pulled a handgun on his assailant and shot at him, forcing the man to flee the area.  The carjacking was […]

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Rowan County Chooses Windstream over Fibrant and Spirit for Backup High-Speed Internet Provider! Fibrant Outcompeted Again!

February 21, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦  At yesterday’s Rowan County Commissioner’s Meeting the Rowan County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the consent agenda that included approving a contract with Windstream over Fibrant and Spirit for the county’s high-speed backup provider (redundancy). The county tech staff recommended Windstream over Fibrant and Spirit for backup services.  The bids submitted showed that Windstream […]

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Video: Rowan County Commission Meeting on Monday February 20th 2017

February 21, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Rowan County Commission Meeting on Monday February 20th 2017:

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Video: Armed Robbery Sunday Evening at Spencer Dollar General Store on North Salisbury Avenue

February 20, 2017

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RFP Staff/Todd Paris, Staff Writer, Photographer, and Salisbury Attorney ♦ Around 8:15 p.m. tonight, the Dollar General Store at 335 North Salisbury Avenue in Spencer NC was robbed. Two thin Black males with pistols accosted employees and fled he scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. They were last seen running in a West down […]

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Updated! Salisbury: Shooting Early Sunday Morning at C.B.’s Bar on Statesville Boulevard. Two Wounded and Transported to Hospital

February 19, 2017

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RFP Staff/Todd Paris, Staff Writer/Photographer and Salisbury Attorney ♦ Early this morning the N.C. Highway Patrol pulled into C.B.’s Bar (AKA Country Boyz Motor Cycle Club) at 3750 Statesville Boulevard on the report of a shooting.  Rowan County Sheriff’s deputies soon arrived on the scene and were later supported by the Salisbury Police. Two males were […]

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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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