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What Rowan-Salisbury Schools are Top Dogs in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program? No Child in Rowan County Should Ever Go Hungry

July 7, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Learn what Rowan-Salisbury Schools are top dogs in the school system’s free and reduced lunch program.  At the Rowan Free Press we support that no child in Rowan County, North Carolina should ever go hungry. A starving child can not learn.  Below is an excel spread sheet showing what Rowan-Salisbury Schools are […]

Everything You Would Ever Want to Know about Arson, Pyromania, and Serial Fire Starters

July 7, 2018

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ **This is an updated version of a Rowan Free Press article appearing in 2013.** Fire’s Intense Attraction Who fails to notice a major fire roaring out of control attracts huge crowds and amps up local TV news-viewing? Something innately powerful and magnetic exists about a massive fire whose roiling pillars of […]

Salisbury: Dwayne Maurice Hall Arrested Early Friday A.M. at Speedway on E. Innes Street for Allegedly Assaulting a Salisbury Police Officer

July 6, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police Department sources report that Salisbury Police Officer J.E. Johansen was allegedly the victim of an “assault on a government official” in the parking lot of the Speedway filling station on 500 E. Innes Street, long noted as a magnet for crime where muggings, purse snatchings, broken bottle fights, knifings, and […]

Salisbury: Burglary at TranSource Truck and Trailer Center on W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Tuesday. Truck, Tool, and 2 TVs Worth $4,120 Poof!

July 5, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report that Transource Truck and Trailer Center on 1400 W. Jake Alexander Boulevard were victims of a “burglary-forcible entry” and a “motor vehicle theft-truck” sometime Tuesday morning prior to their opening.  Burglars forced a widow of the service building to gain entry and stole 2 Samsung TVs (valued at […]

Salisbury: Shots Fired at E. Franklin Street Occupied Property Wednesday Afternoon. Was a Corrections Employee the Intended Target?

July 5, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources and area residents Tonya Danine Holmes, 42, a department of corrections employee living at 618 E. Franklin Street, was the victim of an “all other shooting into an occupied property” Wednesday afternoon. Investigators recovered a bullet from the property from an undetermined firearm.  Mercifully no one was […]

Salisbury: Thieves Smash a Vending Machine and Steal a Coin Device and $500 in Cash and Snacks July 4th at a Coin Laundry on E. Horah St.

July 5, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report that Ronnie Rollings, 62, of Maxwell Street and the owner of R&S Enterprises Coin Operated Laundry at 218 E. Horah Street was the victim of a “larceny-coin-operated device” on Wednesday July 4th.  Thieves damaged a vending machine (Value $2,250) and a coin machine (Value $3,500) and stole a […]

Salisbury: Break-in at Hoff’s Grill Tuesday, Home of Hoff’s Famous Pork Chop Sandwitch, on W. Innes Street. Burglars Carry Off Safe and $971

July 4, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report that Hoff’s Grill, home of the city’s famous grilled pork sandwiches and other southern style delights, was the victim Tuesday night of a “burglary-forcible entry” at 1621 W. Innes Street. The burglars cut through a lock on the backdoor and entered there.  They moved swiftly to carry off […]