Salisbury: Convicted Felon Amarillo Bryant Allegedly Captured Friday A.M. on Old Wilkesboro and S. McCoy Roads. Charged with Flee to Elude

May 25, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report that convicted habitual felon, Amarillo Deshaun Bryant, 36, AKA Marlo Deshaun Bryant, of 839 E. Lafayette Street, was arrested Friday at 12:01 a.m. after a high-speed vehicular pursuit at Old Wilkesboro and S. McCoy roads.  Bryant was charged with “flee to elude arrest” (felony), handcuffed, and taken into custody.  […]

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Legislative Leaders Announce GREAT Program to Increase Rural Access to Broadband

May 25, 2018

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PRESS RELEASE ♦Legislative Leaders Announce GREAT Program to Increase Rural Access to Broadband (Click on Press Release to enlarge):

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Salisbury: Armed Robbery in the Spee-Dee Mart Parking Lot on Park Avenue Tuesday Afternoon. Gunman Armed with a Rifle

May 24, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report that Bradley Donelle Wallace, 31, of E. Lafayette Street, was the victim of a “robbery-firearm” in the Spee-Dee Mart parking lot at 402 Park Avenue when a man armed with a rifle came up on him and forced him at gunpoint to turn over $5 in cash, his […]

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Salisbury: Ashley Sanders and Brock Rowe Busted May 16th Allegedly with Significant Amounts Meth and Coke on Fraley Street

May 24, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Rowan County Sheriff’s Office sources Ashley Dawn Sanders, 25, of Lexington, N.C. and Brock Michael Rowe, 41 of Lexington, N.C. were stopped by Rowan County Sheriff’s deputies assisted by agents of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on the 1100 block of Fraley Street in Salisbury.  Driving the pair was […]

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Salisbury: Strong Arm Robbery Tuesday Night at N. Lee and E. Lafayette Streets. Man Gives Up $75 to Robber

May 23, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources John Tyler Hendricks, 27, of 227 Park Avenue, was the victim of a “robbery-strong arm no weapon” at the intersection N. Lee and E. Lafayette Streets Tuesday night.  A stranger grabbed $75 in cash from Hendricks who suffered no injuries.  The crime was reported to 911 Dispatch […]

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Salisbury: Firewater Lounge and Restaurant, a Popular Drinking and Eating Establishment and the Scene of a Murder, Closes without Fanfare

May 23, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ We learned that the Firewater Restaurant and Lounge on 122 Avalon Drive, an extremely popular drinking and eating establishment and sadly through no fault of their own was the scene of a murder, shootings, and knife fights, quietly closed its doors a few weeks ago.  We knew the Firewater had a marked […]

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Salisbury: $25,000 Ford Econoline U-Haul Van Stolen Tuesday Off the U-Haul Neighborhood Rental Lot on Stokes Ferry Road

May 23, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Truck jacking and truck theft appear to be growing pastimes in Salisbury.  Some of it can be attributed to I-85 crime tourism, yet a large portion of the vehicle crime is done by locally grown talent. According to Salisbury Police sources the U-Haul Neighborhood Rental lot at 1624 Stokes Ferry Road, Salisbury, […]

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Salisbury: Rock Employed in Forcible Entry at Union Heights Blvd Glam Home. Microwave Oven Hauled Away and Property Damaged

May 22, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Break-ins, both home and vehicular, continue to mount throughout Salisbury.  Businesses are suffering too from the burglaries. Salisbury Police sources reported that Tommy Richard Troutman, 75, living at 110 Union Heights Boulevard, was the victim of a “burglary-forcible entry” and a “miscellaneous property damage” at his other home on 114 Union Heights […]

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NoCable.Org is an Outstanding Cord Cutting Website Focusing on “Over the Air TV” with DTV Antennas and More

May 22, 2018

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RFP Staff/NoCable.Org ♦ NoCable.Org is an outstanding Cord Cutting website with a focus on “Over the Air TV” with the use of DTV Antennas, finding antenna channels by zip code, Locating Free HD TV stations, and utilizing streaming media players from ROKU, Apple, Chromecast, and Fire TV:

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Salisbury: Strong Arm Robbery at Rowan County Library HQ Sunday on W. Fisher Street. Man Ripped Off in Rear Parking Lot for $360

May 21, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Crime is no stranger to the W. Bank Street and S. Jackson Street sides of the Rowan County Library, HQ, rear parking lot.  Purse snatching, car break-ins, strong arm robberies, and muggings are chronic.  The robbers know that booklovers walk into the rear of the library with wallets and purses.  Criminals understand […]

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Updated! Salisbury: Joseph Michael Johnson Arrested Saturday on Maple Avenue for the Alleged Sexual Offense of Indecent Exposure

May 21, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report that Joseph Michael Johnson, 24, living at 720 Maple Avenue, was arrested on Saturday may 19th at 2:11 p.m. for the sexual offense of allegedly exposing himself to a “restricted victim” at 720 Maple Avenue.  The alleged crime was reported to 911 Dispatch at 1:34 p.m. and drew […]

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North Carolina Connections Academy Extended Four More Years! Great News for Rowan County and All of North Carolina!

May 20, 2018

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Nathan Currie, Superintendent at North Carolina Connections Academy/RFP Staff ♦ North Carolina Connections Academy Recommended for Four More Years!  Great News for Rowan County and All of North Carolina! (Click on Picture Below to Enlarge):

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Salisbury: Burglar Scores a AK-47, Taurus Revolver, and a Mossberg Shotgun in Grove Street Forcible Entry Friday

May 20, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Firearms collectors and weapons dealers are popular targets for break-ins around Salisbury.  This is one of the many ways criminals most often obtain guns. According to Salisbury Police sources Phillip Allison Michael, 56, of 405 Grove Street was the victim of a “burglary-forcible entry” sometime Friday when a burglar forced open a door of […]

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Updated! Photo Gallery: Salisbury Cheerwine Festival 2018: Early Rain, Low Turnout, and a Hot and Muggy Day

May 19, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Early rains and the threat of thunderstorms no doubt impacted on Cheerwine Festival 2018’s very low turnout on a very hot and muggy Saturday. Not a whole lot going on. Some people danced by the Hotwire Soundstage to a group identified as “Casette Rewind”. That and two women got into a slugfest […]

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Photo Gallery: The Armed Forces Day Event Saturday Morning in Salisbury, N.C. with N.C. Rep. Carl Ford and Congressman Ted Budd

May 19, 2018

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Rodney Cress, Veteran Advocate ♦ I had the privilege to introduce Congressman Ted Budd this morning at a Armed Forces Day event. He has served us well and is supportive of those who served. His uncle was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam in the La Drang Valley. Thanks to NC Rep. Carl Ford also for […]

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Salisbury: Salisbury-Rowan Utilities Smart Water Meter Stolen from a W. 12th Street Home. Was this the Start of Smart Meter Activism?

May 18, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report that the City of Salisbury AKA Rowan-Salisbury Utilities dwelling at 132 N. Main Street was the victim of “larceny-all other” when one of their smart water meters was stolen from a home at 401 W. 12th Street (and later found or returned). The value of the Smart Water […]

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Salisbury: Stranger Knifes Elderly Woman’s Tires Thursday Morning on Crawford Street Running Up $700 in Damage

May 18, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Gale Morefield Sales, 78, living at 136 Crawford Street, was the victim of “vandalism” when a stranger knifed all 4 of the Cooper Tires on her 2004 Silver Honda Accord 4-door Sedan parked at 136 Crawford Street.  The badly damaged tires cost an estimated $700.  Ms. Sales […]

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Spectrum Business Class in Salisbury and Rowan County: 200 Mbps Internet and 1 Gig Internet

May 18, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Spectrum Business Class in Salisbury and Rowan County: 200 Mbps Internet and 1 Gig Internet (Click Pictures to Enlarge): To go to a live Spectrum Business Class Ad: https://business.spectrum.com/

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Salisbury: David Herron Arrested Thursday Morning for Alleged Armed Robbery at McDonald’s on E. Innes Street Wednesday Night

May 17, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources David Sanchez Herron, 40, of the streets of Salisbury, was arrested early Thursday at 7:54 a.m. on foot near E. Cemetery and N. Shaver Streets after being identified by Salisbury Police investigators from a McDonald’s security camera video.  Herron was sought for an armed robbery of the […]

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Salisbury: Two Men Robbed at Gunpoint During Home Invasion Tuesday on Alan Circle. Gunman Scores $170 in Valuables and Disappears

May 17, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report a home invasion at 380 Allan Circle Tuesday around midnight when Kasey Scott Bates, 27, and Jesus Ramon Trujillo, 26, living there in a  trailer suddenly had a gunman force his way through the back door and hold a handgun on them, demanding they give up their money.  […]

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Video: Salisbury City Council Meeting Tuesday May 15th. Karen Alexander Attacks Mayor Al Heggins and Public Commentators Fire Back!

May 16, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Salisbury City Council Meeting Tuesday May 15th, 2018. Dr. Karen Alexander, Self-Proclaimed Visionary, Cabal Torch Bearer, Enemy of Free Speech, and High Priestess of White Privilege, Attacks Mayor Al Heggins.  Salisbury’s Social Justice Warriors Fire Back During Public Commentary:

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Salisbury: Human Vultures Descend on Recently Deceased Man’s Victory Street Home, Searching for Loot During Sunday Break-in

May 16, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report that Carl Graham, Jr., 66, of 721 Victory Street, who passed away on Saturday May 12th at his home according to police reports, had his home broken into and ransacked sometime between Sunday May 13th and Monday May 14th.  The burglar(s) damaged a window (Valued at $30) and a […]

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Salisbury: Man Visciously Pistol Whipped into Giving Up his Nissan Altima Sedan to a Stranger Tuesday Afternoon on E. Bank Street

May 16, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Robert Christopher Thomas, 29, living at 429 E. Bank Street, was the victim of an “assault-gun”, “motor vehicle theft automobile”, and a “larceny-from motor vehicle” on Tuesday afternoon in front of his home when stranger came up on him with a handgun and pistol whipped him into […]

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Salisbury: Tai Mosley, 19, Allegedly Batters 15 Year-Old-Boy in Lopsided Cannon Park Beating Saturday. Police Arrest Mosley Sunday

May 15, 2018

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RFB Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Tai Mosley, 19, living at 228 Rowan Mill Road, was arrested Sunday at 12:09 p.m. at his residence and charged with “assault inflicting serious bodily injury” for allegedly administering a brutal beating to an unidentified 15 year-old boy in Cannon Park, 611 Park Avenue on Saturday around […]

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Salisbury: Multiple Bullets Strike a Home and Vehicle Near W. Miller and N. Church Streets Friday A.M. Gunman’s Threats Precede Shooting

May 15, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury, N.C.’s cascade of violence rises as warm weather settles in. Few days go by without a shooting, stabbing, or beating in the city’s many “have not” areas.  People are fearful of leaving their homes at night. It looks like a long and very hot summer. According to Salisbury Police sources a […]

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Salisbury: Sheriff’s Office Arrests Martin Efird and Carrie Taylor Friday at U.S. 601 Hwy and Gheen Road for an Alleged Whisnant Drive Break-in

May 14, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Rowan County Sheriff’s Office sources report that Martin Franklin Efird, 38, of Mitchell Street in E. Spencer and Carrie Ann Taylor, 34, of Park Avenue in Salisbury, were arrested Friday at around 10:36 p.m. near the intersection U.S. Hwy 601 and Gheen Road in Salisbury where Rowan County Sheriff’s deputies caught up […]

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Salisbury: Chief Jerry Stokes’s Car and Porch Gets Ripped Off Again This Weekend on West Thomas Street. American Flag Stolen!

May 13, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ “Please be aware and on the look out, we’ve have had multiple items stolen from our car and porch. Nothing of great value, but all the same things we purchased with our hard earned money including our American flag. Not sure if our house is being targeted specifically, but want our neighbors […]

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Semi-Nude Woman Allegedly Assaults a Car and a Cop with a Hammer and a Sex Toy at the East Winds Apartments in E. Spencer on May 5th

May 13, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ **WARNING: This article is not for minors under 18 or the squeamish.  Read No further if you fit either category.** In the public interest in strange and aberrant crime we our reaching back to Saturday May 5th when an alleged crime took place at the usually quiet and serene East Winds Apartments […]

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Salisbury: WANTED William Hargrave Sought by the N.C. Highway Patrol. Believed to Be in Salisbury. Considered Armed and Dangerous!

May 12, 2018

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RFP Staff/N.C. Highway Patrol ♦ WANTED William Pierre Hargrave, 22, Sought by the N.C. Highway Patrol. Believed to Be in Salisbury. Considered Armed and Dangerous! William Pierre Hargrave: William Pierre Hargrave’s Previous Record:

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Why Keeping Salisbury’s Off the Charts Violent and Property Crime, Awful Public Schools, Lack of Decent Jobs, and Such a Secret is Harmful

May 12, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Anyone forced to remain in Salisbury because they haven’t been able to unload their house due to the enormous volume of houses on the market knows what’s up.  They are not fooled by real estate hucksters, city council members, law enforcement officials with a self-protective penchant for fudging stats, shrinking print newspapers […]

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Salisbury: Crime Visits the Rowan County Public Library on W. Fisher Street Wednesday. Man Rips Off 2 Books and Speeds Away in Car

May 11, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Few people realize it but most public libraries suffer a fair amount of books being purloined or simply never returned.  Most of the later is human carelessness–especially youngsters.  Generally when crime visits the Rowan County Library HQ on Fisher Street it mostly occurs in the rear parking lot where vehicles get broken […]

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Spectrum Residential Packs a 200 Mbps Internet Wallop for $29. The Second Largest Internet Provider in the U.S. Doesn’t Lose Markets

May 11, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ By far the leading internet provider in Rowan County and in Salisbury is Spectrum. It’s speed, bandwidth, and extremely competitive prices decimate pretenders like the late Fibrant who made wild claims about turning the corner and making a small profit when they were losing $3 Million a year, never sold or had […]

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Salisbury: Nekhent Supreme Ali Arrested Thursday Afternoon for Alleged Multiple Failure to Appear/Comply Charges. Bond Set at $1,120,000

May 11, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Rowan County Sheriff’s Office sources reported that Nekhent Supreme Ali AKA William S. Perry, 36, of Bryce Avenue in Salisbury was arrested at N. Long Street and Bryce Avenue by Rowan County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. for alleged multiple failure to appear/comply charges. He is currently being held […]

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Salisbury: Christopher Ray Davidson Strong Armed Robbed Tuesday Afternoon at his Home on S. Merritt Avenue for $162

May 10, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report that Christopher Ray Davidson, 54, living at 417 S. Merritt Avenue, was the victim of a “robbery-strong arm no weapon” when a stranger barged though his front door and physically assaulted him, demanding money.  Davidson sustained minor injuries during the assault and gave up $162 in cash to […]

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Salisbury: Man Strong Arm Robbed Tuesday Evening by Cannon Park on Park Avenue

May 10, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ At one time historic renovators tried their hand at gentrifying Salisbury’s tough Park Avenue tenderloin, but it didn’t fair so well. Renovator’s trucks were broken into and scrappers stole pipes, metal gutters, wiring, and newly hung doors from renovated properties.  Renovators, who stayed too long after dark, sometimes were robbed when they […]

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Salisbury: Teenage Couple Busted Tuesday for Alleged Park Ave. Break-in // 84 Year-Old Man Victim of Attempted Park Ave Break-in Monday

May 9, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report that Justin Amir Cousin, 19, and Bricara Wilson, 16, both of Salisbury, were both arrested a short distance from each other early Tuesday morning in the 600 block of Park Avenue.  The pair were being sought for an alleged break-in in the Park Avenue area. Officers drove up […]

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Salisbury: WANTED: Charles J. Presnell, Convicted Felon and I-85 Crime Tourist, for the May 2nd Heilig Rd. Break-In Caught on Security Cam

May 9, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Rowan County Sheriff’s Office sources Charles June Presnell, 58, convicted felon and I-85 Crime Tourist, is being sought for the May 2nd Heilig Road Break-in caught on security camera in Salisbury.  Presnell will be added to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office MOST WANTED LIST. Presnell and a yet identified person […]

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UPDATED: May 8th, 2018 Unofficial Primary Election Results for Rowan County, N.C.

May 8, 2018

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RFP Staff/North Carolina Board of Elections ♦ May 8th, 2018 Unofficial Primary Election Results for Rowan County, N.C. (Results Start Appearing Around 8 P.M.):

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Salisbury: Stranger, Armed with a Rifle, Shoots into an Occupied Property at 134 N. Green Street Saturday Night

May 8, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report that Starr Glenn, 65, female living at 313 S. Long Street in E. Spencer and two minors were victims of an “all other shooting into an occupied property” at 134 N. Green Street in Salisbury when a stranger, armed with a rifle, fired at the building, striking a window.  […]

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Video: Rowan County Commission Meeting on Monday May 7th, 2018

May 7, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Rowan County Commission Meeting on Monday May 7th, 2018:

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Salisbury: Apartment and Vehicle Shot Up Saturday Night at Brenner Crossing Apartments in All-Out Assault

May 7, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report that an apartment at the Brenner Crossing Apartments, 610 Brenner Avenue was shot up Saturday night by an unknown gunman with a handgun.  The 3 victims  of the “all other shooting into an occupied property” and “all other discharging a firearm” were Casey Graham, 26, a female living […]

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Letter-to-the-Editor: Everything, but the Kitchen Sink Smear Campaign against Julian, Sides, and Pierce from the Rowan Alliance

May 7, 2018

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Todd Paris, Salisbury Attorney (sent 4/27) ♦ For the past few weeks Facebook, the local print paper, and the US Postal Service have been posted scads of juvenile and amateurish ads from “Rowan Alliance, Inc.,” “Rowan Alliance” and other permutations. The attack ads are directed at Rowan County Commission Candidates Jim Sides, Michael Julian, and […]

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Salisbury: A Woman is a Victim of an “Assault-Gun” Thursday Night at Brenner Crossing Apartments. A Shooting?

May 6, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Cherelle Janae Chawlk, 32, of the Brenner Crossing Apartments, 620 Brenner Avenue, was the victim of an “assault-gun” at her apartment complex.  The crime was reported to 911 dispatch at 9:17 p.m. and officers responded.  We also received unconfirmed reports that she was shot and gunfire was […]

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Salisbury: “Vote for the Hotwire Lease” BBQ at the Bell Tower Should Be Lauded for Providing a Free Spread for Downtown’s Homeless

May 5, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ In what appears as the final taps for the Fibrant Debacle, Saturday nights “Vote for the Hotwire Lease” BBQ at the Bell Tower Park in Downtown Salisbury appeared poorly attended by potential voters.  However, on an upbeat note it managed to provide a lot of free BBQ, hotdogs, hamburgers, and Cheerwine to […]

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Salisbury: Man Strong Armed Robbed Thursday Evening at 415 W. Franklin St. Victim Sustains Injuries During Assault

May 5, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources David Ray Frye, 56, of 415 W. Franklin Street, was the victim of a “strong arm robbery no weapon” and an “assault-simple physical” at his residence.  Sustaining minor injuries from the assault by someone with whom Frye was acquainted, it is not known yet what Frye gave […]

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Update Salisbury: Man Arrested for Alleged Impaired Driving Thursday Afternoon and Creating a 4-Car Wreck on the 2400 Block of E. Innes St.

May 4, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police and Salisbury Fire Department sources Danny Lee Logan, 39, of 635 Lippard Street in Salisbury, was arrested Thursday at 3:17 p.m. and cited with the  charge of driving while impaired in a 4-car wreck in the 2400 block of East Innes Street near Rudolf Road.  Logan, an IHOP […]

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Salisbury: Man Allegedly Goes Ballistic Turning his Vehicle into a Deadly Weapon Tuesday to Wreck His Girlfriend’s Car on Old Mocksville Rd.

May 4, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Rowan County Sheriff’s Office sources reveal that Michael Roman, 29, living in Salisbury, allegedly employed his vehicle as deadly weapon Tuesday evening against his girlfriend’s car and wrecked it during a domestic rage in the 6000 block of Old Mocksville Road.  Roman was arrested in short order by Sheriff’s deputies arriving on […]

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UPDATED: Salisbury: Do You Recognize this Burglary Suspect in the Security Camera Stills from a Home on Heilig Road?

May 3, 2018

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RFP Staff UPDATED: Burglary Suspect now identified as Charles June Presnell, 58, a convicted felon whose last known address was in Waxhaw, N.C. ♦ The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identify of a burglary suspect and driver of a white 4-door sedan captured in the security camera stills from a Heilig Road near […]

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Salisbury: Another Break-in Blitzkrieg at Wallace Commons Thursday A.M. Subway and Los Arcos Restaurants Get Their Front Doors Rocked

May 3, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Wallace Commons suffered yet another restaurant break-in blitzkrieg (the 3rd such break-in blitzkrieg employing rocks smashing glass at the front of the restaurants in the past few weeks).  Subway Restaurant, 1317 Klumac Road and Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant, 1311 Klumac Road, which adjoin each other in Wallace […]

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Salisbury: Tracy Heffner, Convicted Felon and Prostitute, Busted Wednesday for Allegedly Embezzling $113 from McDonald’s on E. Innes St.

May 3, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report that Tracy Christy Heffner, 44, a convicted felon and prostitute from Salisbury, was arrested Wednesday at 425 Lake Shore Drive for allegedly embezzling $113.39 from McDonald’s at 704 E. Innes Street.  Heffner has graced the RFP for a number of alleged scrapes with law enforcement.  She recently got […]

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