Salisbury: Rite Aid Pharmacy on E. Innes St. Ripped Off Thursday for $1,209 Worth of Hydrocodone. Camera Stills of Suspect Posted Here

November 18, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources reported the Rite Aid Pharmacy at 1605 E. Innes Street in Salisbury was the victim of a “larceny-shoplifting” Thursday afternoon.  A male suspect moved quickly to take advantage of lapse in store personnel alertness by grabbing a sizeable amount of the opioid painkiller Hydrocodone valued at $1,209.61. and slipping […]

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Salisbury: William Hargrave Shot Early Saturday Morning on S. Craige Street. Transported to the Hospital with Multiple Gunshot Wounds

November 18, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report that William Pierre Hargrave, 21, of 521 Harrel Street, was the victim of “assault-gun” at 610 S. Craige Street in Salisbury.  Hargrave reportedly suffered from gunshot wounds to his back and arm from a yet to be determined firearm.  Hargrave was reported bleeding profusely from his injuries. The […]

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Buffalo Wild Wings, at 1519 E. Innes Street, Becomes Salisbury’s Number One Sports Bar and Wing Spot Overnight!

November 17, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ As predicted Buffalo Wild Wings at 1519 E. Innes Street has become Salisbury’s number one sports bar and wing spot overnight.  The huge array of extra-large sized TVs, far and away the area’s  best chicken wings and pub fare, super service with a large team of servers, and in an easily accessible […]

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Salisbury: Couple Terrorized During Home Invasion on Lilly Avenue Early Thurday A.M. Gunmen Ransack Home for $2,526 in Valuables

November 16, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report that Larissa Garcia, 21, and Harrison Seefelt, 22, were victims of a “burglary-break-in” on 130 Lilly Avenue at 1:14 a.m. on Thursday.  The couple were sleeping when they heard a loud knock on the front door just before it was kicked in.  Startled, the couple faced a pair […]

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Letter-to-the-Editor: Why Mike Julian Chose to Run for Rowan County Commission in 2018

November 16, 2017

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Mike Julian, Republican Candidate for Rowan County Commission 2018 ♦ The question I most often hear in Rowan County is “Mike, why have you chosen to run in 2018?” Without much hesitation I answer: “We face major crime and drug epidemics throughout the county even though it is way out-of-control in Salisbury and our public […]

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Sheriff’s Office and Spencer Police Bust Bernard Wilkes, Jr. and Trent Hoover Tuesday Allegedly for Heroin

November 15, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Rowan County Sheriff’s Office sources the Rowan County Sheriffs Office along with the Spencer Police executed a search warrant on a suspected house at 605 5th Street in Spencer on Tuesday following a four month drug investigation focused on heroin distribution allegedly going on at the residence.  Quantities of heroin […]

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Is Greg Edds Call to Remake High Rock Lake into an Economic Driver More Hokum to Cover His Lack of any Tangible Economic Development?

November 15, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ County Commission Chairman Greg Edds, who once boasted about doing 1,000 hours of intensive economic development study prior to his election, has nothing to date to show for his alleged intensive study.  Granted Rowan County carries the heavy economic ballast of Salisbury.  Perhaps one day the our visionary chairman will urge county […]

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Al Heggins Remains the Top Vote Getter after the Board of Elections Met Today and Counted 47 Absentee Ballots and 20 Provisional Ballots

November 14, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ On Tuesday the Rowan Board of Elections met and finalized the voting for Salisbury’s City Council by counting 47 absentee ballots and 20 provisional ballots.  Al Heggins remained the top vote getter by slim margin of 10 votes over David Post.  The order of finish remained as it was on Election night […]

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Updated! Avoid Being Victimized by the Flood of Counterfeit Money Being Passed in Salisbury. Know How to Instantly Spot Counterfeit

November 13, 2017

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RFP Staff/Marketwatch.com/WikiHow.com ♦ With the flood of counterfeit money being passed in Salisbury, both shoppers and the folks manning cash registers need to be able to recognize counterfeit bills.  Within the past few weeks a number of Salisbury businesses were nicked by individuals passing counterfeit money according to Salisbury Police Sources. Innocent individuals, unaware they are passing counterfeit, […]

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UPDATED! Salisbury: Armed Robbery Saturday Morning at the Pop Shoppe on W. Innes St. $3,454 Worth of Cigarettes Carted Off

November 13, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ If there’s a let up in murders, shootings, bank stick-ups, and home invasions in ole Salisbury, the RFP is almost guaranteed of convenience store armed robberies or break-ins. Staying open 24-7, having no armed guards or no armed employees, and guaranteed to have cash and worthwhile product worth grabbing, they are robber’s […]

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The Latest FBI 2016 Uniform Crime Report Statistics for Salisbury, N.C. Show Violent Crime and Property Crime Making Major Gains Over 2015

November 12, 2017

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RFP Staff/FBI.Gov ♦ The Latest FBI 2016 Uniform Crime Report Statistics for Salisbury, N.C. Show Violent Crime and Property Crime Making Major Gains Over 2015:

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Photo Gallery: Rep. Carl Ford was the Key Note Speaker at the VA Veterans Day Observance on Saturday November 11th in Salisbury, N.C.

November 12, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ On Saturday November 11th, N.C. Rep. Carl Ford was the Key Note Speaker at the VA Veterans Day Observance at the VA Hospital in Salisbury, N.C.  Carl’s friends shared these photographs of the observance and several photographs from the Veterans Day Parade in Salisbury: Rep. Carl Ford was the Key Note Speaker […]

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Salisbury: Strong Arm Robber Rips Off Woman for $200 by Rite Aid on E. Innes St. // Couple Strong Armed Wednesday on E. Innes St.

November 11, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report that Karen Bruce, 48, living on W. Horah Street in Salisbury, was the victim of a “robbery-strong arm no weapon” beside Rite Aid Pharmacy at 640 W. Jake Alexander Boulevard on Monday.  Sustaining no injuries, Bruce gave up $200 in cash to the robber.  The crime was reported […]

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Salisbury: Wells Fargo Bank Armed Robbery Goes Haywire Thursday. Salisbury Police Kill Bank Robber in a Shootout After a Highspeed Chase

November 9, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources an alarm went out from the Wells Fargo Bank on 866 Jake Alexander Boulevard W. at just after 5 p.m.  An armed robbery was said to be in progress and an unidentified customer was reported shot inside the bank and played dead. The woman was taken to […]

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Tom Harrell was Bestowed North Carolina’s Highest Honor “The Order of the Long Leaf Pine” by Rep. Carl Ford at Thelma’s in Salisbury

November 9, 2017

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ On Wednesday November 8th our friend Tom Harrell, 92, and a veteran of World War II’s China, Burma, and India campaign, was bestowed the State of North Carolina’s highest honor, the prestigious “Order of the Long Leaf Pine” by Rep. Carl Ford at the Veteran’s Coffee Shop in “Thelma’s Down Home […]

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TitanTV.Com is the Finest Source for FREE Antenna TV Channels and Programming Available in Your Area

November 9, 2017

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ TitanTV.Com is the Finest Source for FREE Antenna TV Channels and Programming Available in Your Area.  Whether you employ an omni-directional indoor antenna (highly recommended), a cheapo “rabbit ears”, or an outdoor antenna, TitanTV.com is the guide to what FREE TV programming is on 24/7 wherever you live in the United States.

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Salisbury: Tariq Khalid Mosley, Jr., Arrested Wednesday Afternoon for the Alleged Murder of Deshawn Patrick Clark by Taco Bell Friday

November 8, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report that Tariq Khalid Mosley, Jr., of Salisbury was arrested Wednesday just before 4 p.m. when he surrendered to police for the alleged murder of Deshawn Patrick Clark in the Taco Bell Parking lot on Friday night November 3rd.  Mosley and Clark were involved in a heated altercation in […]

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Salisbury: Laurel Pointe Apartments Murder Suspect Terry Watson, Jr. Arrested by the Salisbury Police Wednesday Morning in Lexington, N.C.

November 8, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Terry Eugene Watson, Jr., 20, 708 N. Green Street in Salisbury, was arrested at 1307 White Street in Lexington, N.C. by Salisbury Police investigators early Wednesday morning for the alleged murder of Isaiah Malik Gillespie, 20, at the Laurel Pointe Apartment Complex on Laurel Pointe Circle in Salisbury on […]

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Kenny Hardin: Thank You for Allowing Me to Serve // Todd Paris: Congratulations to Salisbury’s New City Council

November 8, 2017

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Kenny Hardin, Salisbury, N.C. ♦ First, I would like to congratulate the new City Council selected by voters last night. I am very happy to see new representation and think this is what our City needs.  Al Heggins will accomplish good things as our next Mayor and I’m excited to see her much needed strong […]

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The Unofficial Results of All the Rowan County Municipal Elections for November 7th, 2017

November 8, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ The Unofficial Results of All of the Rowan County Municipal Elections for November 7th, 2017:

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Updated! Salisbury: Isaiah Malik Gillespie, Shot Monday Night at Laurel Pointe Apartments, Dies at Novant Rowan Regional Medical Center

November 7, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ **Updated: Salisbury: Terry Eugene Watson, Jr. WANTED for the Alleged Murder of Isaiah Malik Gillespie at the Laurel Pointe Apartment Complex Monday: https://rowanfreepress.com/2017/11/07/salisbury-terry-eugene-watson-jr-wanted-for-the-alleged-murder-of-isaiah-malik-gillespie-at-the-laurel-pointe-apartment-complex-monday/ Salisbury Police sources report that Isaiah Malik Gillespie, 20, of 1405 Lane Street in Kannapolis was shot just before midnight in a white Kia parked in the parking lot […]

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Video: Rowan County Commissioners Meeting on Monday November 6th, 2017

November 7, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Rowan County Commissioners Meeting on Monday November 6th 2017:

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UPDATED! Salisbury Police Identify Deshawn Patrick Clark as Friday Night’s Murder Victim Shot in the Taco Bell Parking Lot on E. Innes St.

November 6, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Deshawn Patrick Clark, 30, of 520 E. Liberty Street in Salisbury, was identified as the Friday night’s murder victim shot in the Taco Bell parking lot on 602 E. Innes Street.  Clark left the lot on foot and made it to the FT Tobacco Company and VAPE […]

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Todd Paris’s Observations on Salisbury City Council Race: Part II

November 6, 2017

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Todd Paris, Salisbury Attorney and Candidate for Salisbury City Council ♦ Councilman Kenny Hardin was elected as “the one Black” on Salisbury City Council in 2015. For many decades only one Black candidate ever gets elected.  Kenny Hardin is stuck down at the end of the dias at the far end from David Post while […]

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Todd Paris, Candidate for City Council, had a Great Time at the Salisbury-Rowan NAACP’s Freedom Fund Banquet Saturday Night

November 5, 2017

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Todd Paris, Salisbury Attorney and Candidate for Salisbury City Council ♦ On Saturday November 4, 2017 the Salisbury-Rowan Chapter of the NAACP held its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at 7:00 p.m. at the Livingstone College School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts building on Jake Alexander Boulevard. Admission was fifty dollars per plate. This is […]

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Salisbury: J’lexis Chambers, on SPD’s MOST WANTED List, Arrested Saturday Morning for an Alleged August Pizza Delivery Armed Robbery

November 5, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report J’lexis Zikeria Chambers, 19, on the Salisbury Police Department’s MOST WANTED List, was arrested at 101 Pearl Street (her last known residence) on Saturday at 1:55 a.m. Sought for an alleged August 18th armed robbery of a Domino’s Pizza Delivery driver at 132 Pearl Street and a failure to […]

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UPDATED! Salisbury: Man, Shot in Taco Bell Parking Lot on E. Innes Street Friday Night, Dies at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center

November 4, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ **Updated: https://rowanfreepress.com/2017/11/06/salisbury-police-identify-deshawn-patrick-clark-as-friday-nights-murder-victim-shot-in-the-taco-bell-parking-lot-on-e-innes-st/ According to Salisbury Police sources a 30-year old Black male, yet to be identified, was shot in the Taco Bell parking lot at 602 E. Innes Street in Salisbury sometime around 8:40 p.m.  911 dispatch received a report of multiple gunshots in the Taco Bell parking lot around 8:44 p.m. […]

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Salisbury: Gunman Holds Up Darnell Keith on N. Long St. this A.M. for $116 and a Cell Phone. Was this Robbery a Repeat Performance?

November 3, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ “The Second Time’s a Charm”, Charles “Dutch” Norcus, 30’s gangster According to Salisbury Police sources Darnell Keith, 59, of 1714 N. Long Street was the victim of a “robbery-firearm” Friday morning when a gunman “tricked” Keith into opening his front door and Black man in a ski-mask burst in him, leveling a […]

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Salisbury, N.C. Plummets to 542nd Ranked City/Town in North Carolina in the Highly Regarded AreaVibes.com Livability Rating

November 3, 2017

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RFP Staff/AreaVibes.Com ♦ Salisbury, N.C. Plummets to the 542nd Ranked City/Town in North Carolina on Highly Regarded AreaVibes.Com Liveability Rating. It was previously rated in 469th place. When will the “Paree of the Piedmont” catch up with and pass Lumberton?

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Todd Paris’s Observations on Salisbury City Council Races: Part I

November 2, 2017

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Todd Paris, Salisbury Attorney and Candidate for Salisbury City Council ♦ If you are considering a run for Salisbury City Council there are some things you need to know. I shared this information with a few challengers this year. Some of this is opinion, but it’s based upon easily verifiable facts. It took me two […]

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Salisbury: Brian White and Timothy Chawlk Arrested Wednesday Morning Allegedly for Armed Robbery and Kidnapping

November 2, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources report that Brian Keith White, 46, of E. Cemetery Street in Salisbury and Timothy Jermaine Chawlk, 38, of Walton Road in Salisbury, were arrested allegedly for armed robbery, kidnapping, and assaulting with a gun on Wednesday morning.  The pair went to the home of Bradley Wallace, 30, of […]

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Salisbury: Unidentified Body Found Wednesday Behind the Former Magic Mart on South Jake Alexander Boulevard. Possible Missing Person?

November 2, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Rowan County Sheriff’s Office sources someone spotted a corpse in a wooded area behind the former Magic Mart store on 725 S. Jake Alexander Boulevard in Salisbury and contacted the Sheriff’s Office.  On Wednesday Rowan County Sheriff’s Office investigators, joined by the SBI, sent a cadaver dog into the woods that […]

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Salisbury: Thomas James Nicholas, 29, Arrested Tueday Night for Alleged Sex Crimes with a 10-year-old Child

November 1, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Thomas James Nicholas, 29, of 1409 W. Monroe Street, was arrested Tuesday at 7:53 p.m. at his job at Locust Plastics on 630 Industrial Avenue for alleged indecent liberties with children and sex offense (first degree).  The alleged victim was a 10-year-old boy.  Sources report the victim […]

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Salisbury: $15,000 GMC Truck Stolen Saturday from U-Haul on N. Main St. // Burglary Monday at Salisbury Animal Hospital Nets $450 Cash

November 1, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ As many “positivity thinkers” in Salisbury and Rowan County are predicting: Salisbury, N.C. will sometime in the future be renamed “Robber’s Roost, N.C.” on Rand McNally Road Atlases if Salisbury isn’t replaced on the venerable atlas by a skull and crossbones.  Since the Sportscaster’s Hall of Fame fled from our crime racked […]

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Salisbury: Man Injured During Strong Arm Robbery Monday on Mahaley Avenue. Gives Up $369 in Valuables After Robber Barges into Home

October 31, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Kent Thornton, 54, living at 320 Mahaley Avenue, D, was the victim of a “robbery-strong arm no weapon” on Monday when he answered his front door and a stranger forced his way inside the apartment and roughed Thornton up.  Sustaining minor injuries, Thornton gave up a battery […]

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Fibrant Down All Day Monday for Many Subscribers in Salisbury Due to Alleged “Weather Related Conditions” Update: Down Tuesday Too

October 31, 2017

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Todd Paris, Salisbury Attorney and Candidate for Salisbury City Council **Update October 31st: Now down for a 2nd day. Late in the afternoon the internet was back up.** ♦ It is 11:00 p.m. on October 30, 2017. This morning when I went downstairs Fibrant was down. I told Ms. Shumate to call them and see […]

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North Carolina Connections Academy Makes Academic Gains and Increases Parent Satisfaction

October 31, 2017

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Nathan Currie, Superintendent, N.C. Connections Academy ♦ North Carolina Connections Academy Makes Academic Gains and Increases Parent Satisfaction:

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Salisbury: Jeremy Motley Allegedly Found Unconscious Sunday A.M. at Kangaroo Express on Statesville Blvd. Busted with Heroin and Meth

October 30, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Jeremy Eugene Motley, 27, a convicted felon living at 201 Grayson Drive in Salisbury, was allegedly found unconscious in his Nissan Versa by a gas pump at Kangaroo Express at 2270 Statesville Boulevard at 6 a.m.  Officers knocked on Motley’s window before he became conscious, yet disoriented.  With […]

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Todd Paris, Candidate for Salisbury City Council, Discusses Why Our Professionals are Leaving Salisbury for Greener Pastures

October 30, 2017

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Todd Paris, Salisbury Attorney and Candidate for City Council ♦ Today I’m going to step into an area that is outside of City Council’s control and talk about the city’s schools and their effects on keeping and attracting professionals with high-paying jobs. I’ve already written about the Salisbury’s dire situation with violent and property crime, […]

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Salisbury: Maple Ave. Burglary Monday Nets $1,400 in Damages and $200 in Valuables // N. Church Street Burglary Monday Scores a $372 TV

October 29, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Burglaries and break-ins in Salisbury, N.C. are not actually sprees, but in reality they are daily occurrences in a city under criminal siege. According to Salisbury Police sources Herbert Combs, 65, living at 930 Maple Avenue, was a victim of a “burglary-forcible entry” and “vandalism” on Monday, October 23rd when a burglar(s) […]

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Rowan County’s Iron Men: Rep. Carl Ford and Commissioner Craig Pierce

October 29, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Rowan County’s Iron Men: Rep. Carl Ford (L) and Commissioner Craig Pierce (R):

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Salisbury: Downtown’s Go Burrito Suffers a $120 Larceny Saturday A.M. on W. Fisher St.

October 28, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Downtown’s Go Burrito, a popular create your own burrito and upstairs bar at 115 W. Fisher Street, was the victim of “larceny all other” early Saturday morning when someone stole $120 in cash.  It is not known yet if the crime was committed at the upstairs bar […]

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Salisbury: Warren Still Arrested Thursday on Park Avenue for an Alleged Armed Robbery Earlier in the Speedway Parking Lot on E. Innes St.

October 27, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Warren Antonio Still, 35, of Salisbury, was arrested Thursday at 3:40 p.m. in the Spee-Dee Mart parking lot at 402 Park Avenue for the alleged armed robbery of Jerry Goodman, 72, of 8th Street in Spencer, in the Speedway parking lot (formerly Wilco-Hess) at 500 E. Innes […]

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The Multi-Solution Generator for Business, Education, Law Enforcement, Government, and Any Problem Solving Required in Life

October 27, 2017

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Steve Mensing, Editor (The Above Photo is of the Worlds Fastest Super Computer in China) ♦ The Multi-Solutions Generator for Business, Education, Law Enforcement, Government, and Any Problem Solving Required in Life: The Multi-Solutions Generator, based on solutions-oriented approaches developed in the 1990’s to work with emotional and behavioral challenges.  This particular streamlined version was reengineered […]

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Salisbury: Extreme Performance, Salisbury’s Premier Sports and Fitness Training Facility for Kids, Shot Up Tuesday Evening by a Vandal

October 26, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ One of the key reasons why so many young athletes in Salisbury and Rowan County excel at their game is because of the expert training and instruction they receive at Salisbury’s Extreme Performance, a sports and fitness facility at 1504 Kentucky Street. According to Salisbury Police sources Extreme Performance, at 1504 Kentucky […]

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Todd Paris on Fibrant Losing Three BIG Business Accounts. Are Sabre Tooth Tigers Pawing at Fibrant’s Unlocked Door?

October 26, 2017

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Todd Paris ♦ On Wednesday October 25th the Salisbury Post’s Josh Bergeron wrote an article entitled “Fibrant Loses Three Big Business Accounts.” The article details how “Integro Technologies, Gamewell Mechanical and Arco Capital Partners have all left Fibrant for a competitor and quotes a city source that indicates the three contracts combined will cost the […]

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Video: 2017 Salisbury (N.C.) City Council Candidates Forum at Catawba College

October 26, 2017

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RFP Staff Video: 2017 Salisbury City Council Candidates Forum at Catawba College:

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Salisbury: Anthony Cunningham Arrested Tuesday on Allen Lane for Allegedly Stealing a Shotgun and Multiple Breaking and Entries

October 25, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Rowan County Sheriff’s Office sources Anthony Mason Cunningham, 18, convicted felon, living at 220 Allen Lane in the Salisbury, was arrested at his residence at 4:41 p.m. Tuesday for a long list of alleged larcenies, breaking and entering vehicles, businesses, and homes, stealing a shotgun, and assorted drug charges. Anthony […]

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Salisbury: Security Camera Stills of the Circle K Armed Robbery on October 17th Posted Here. Do You Recognize this Suspect?

October 25, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ Here are security camera stills from the armed robbery at the Circle K convenience store at 1014 E. Innes Street on Tuesday morning October 17th.  Do you recognize this suspect? If you recognize this suspect you are urged to call the Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333. If you fear retribution, want to remain anonymous […]

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Salisbury: Kenneth Hosch, Sr., Arrested Monday Night on W. Horah Street as an Alleged Fugitive from Justice for Weapons Trafficking in N.J.

October 24, 2017

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Kenneth Donell Hosch, Sr, 45, a Salisbury Felon dwelling at 1014 W. Horah Street, was arrested at his home at 9:31 p.m. as an alleged fugitive from justice for weapons trafficking in New Jersey.  The Salisbury Police joined with investigators from the New Jersey State Police and […]

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