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Josh Bergeron, Author at Salisbury Post

Local

‘Meet the need’: Rowan County Health Department looks to add to vaccination options

When eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations opened to anyone older than 16 last week, the Rowan County Health Department faced a few questions. Why were so ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:10 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Rep. Budd ran as political outsider in 2016; now he’s contemplating higher office

Politicians don’t typically tease an announcement about a bid for office when the answer is something other than, “I’m running.” Building up anticipation for an ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Man, woman charged for selling drugs to undercover deputies

SALISBURY — A man and woman face felony drug charges after allegedly selling methamphetamine and heroin to undercover Rowan County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Shelly Kay ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, April 9, 2021 11:53 am

Crime

Blotter: Rowan County man charged with indecent liberties with children

SALISBURY — A Rowan County man faces charges of indecent liberties with children in connection with a Fourth of July party in 2020. Christopher Alan ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, April 9, 2021 10:26 am

Coronavirus

1,000 new COVID-19 vaccinations reported Thursday

SALISBURY — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 vaccinations and few other changes in the ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, April 8, 2021 6:09 pm

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man charged with embezzlement

SALISBURY — A 51-year-old Salisbury man faces embezzlement charges. Jesse Burgess is accused of transferring $4,200 from an account owned by Quality Transportation to a ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:31 pm

Crime

Man faces conspiracy, larceny charges; two others sought in Rowan Sheriff’s Office investigation

SALISBURY — A 35-year-old man faces nearly two dozen criminal charges and two other men remain at large for crimes connected to repeated thefts from ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:40 am

Local

Rowan Museum’s Utzman-Chambers House becomes site of bee hive, carpenter bee infestation

The Utzman-Chambers House, operated by Rowan Museum, seems to be a magnet for bees. Just a few steps away from the house, a hive of ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:15 am

Crime

Man dies after shooting, weeklong stay at hospital

SALISBURY — A 32-year old man died Tuesday from injuries sustained during a shooting last week. Steven Michael Jones Jr. died at Wake Forest Baptist ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:40 am

Crime

Blotter: Man stabbed while urinating next to dumpster

SALISBURY — A49-year-old man told police he was stabbed around 2:50 p.m. Saturday while urinating next to a dumpster on East Lafayette Street. The man ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 11:55 am

Crime

Man hospitalized, woman charged in eastern Rowan shooting

SALISBURY — A 42-year-old man is hospitalized and a 52-year-old woman faces charges after a shooting incident Monday evening in eastern Rowan County. Jody Lowell ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 10:00 am

Ask Us

Ask Us: What’s the status of Piedmont Players?

Editor’s note: Ask Us is a weekly feature published online Mondays and in print on Tuesdays. We’ll seek to answer your questions about items or trends ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, April 5, 2021 7:37 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Amtrak expansion in Biden’s plan could help Salisbury

There are rare cases when presidents announce major initiatives and there’s something local to pay attention to right away. But that’s the case with President ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:05 am

Coronavirus

Rowan County in state’s middle tier for COVID-19 spread

SALISBURY — Rowan County finds itself somewhere in the middle of the state for community spread of COVID-19, according to an updated county alert system ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, April 2, 2021 12:03 pm

Crime

Man, woman arrested for hiding body near county line

SALISBURY — A man and woman accused of hiding a body near the Rowan-Cabarrus line were arrested Thursday on Craige Street in Salisbury. Michael Banks ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, April 1, 2021 5:21 pm

Crime

Man charged after Rowan Sheriff’s Office finds drug lab at Rockwell-area home

ROCKWELL — A man faces weapons and drug charges after a three-month investigation that started with a tip about bothersome shooting on Country Ridge Road. ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, April 1, 2021 12:17 pm

Crime

Man charged with sex crimes after police investigation, drug offenses from sheriff’s office

SALISBURY — A 38-year-old man faces a list of criminal charges after being located Wednesday by the U.S. Marshals Service and served with outstanding warrants. ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:11 am

Coronavirus

Rowan Helping Ministries staff, guests receive vaccinations

SALISBURY — With 500 newly received single-shot COVID-19 vaccines, Moose Pharmacy staff members hit the road Wednesday to provide a number of shots to guests ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, April 1, 2021 12:00 am

BREAKING NEWS

Salisbury police officer charged with insurance fraud

SALISBURY — A police officer turned himself in Tuesday on insurance fraud charges.  The Salisbury Police Department said in a news release Wednesday officer Takeo ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 3:11 pm

Columnists

Grace Galloway: It was just a bad day?

By Grace Galloway “He had a bad day” That is the excuse that Georgia Capt. Jay Baker gave for the massacre of eight people, six ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Three COVID-19 deaths reported Tuesday

SALISBURY — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday reported three new COVID-19 deaths in Rowan County — the highest number of ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:51 pm

Crime

23-year-old man takes officers on chase after passing out in vehicle

SALISBURY — A 23-year-old Salisbury man faces a trio of criminal charges after he allegedly was found passed out in vehicle on Interstate 85. Myron ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 12:01 pm

Crime

17-year-old takes sheriff’s deputies, police on interstate chase

SALISBURY — A 17-year-old boy faces felony charges after taking the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office on a chase Sunday. The teen, whose name wasn’t released, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 11:44 am

Crime

Blotter: 32-year-old man shot, uncooperative with police

SALISBURY — A 32-year-old man was hospitalized early Tuesday after being shot, police said. The man was shot several times, including in his lower chest, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 11:34 am

Coronavirus

Evening COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled Thursday

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Health Department will have another evening COVID-19 vaccination clinic this week and an allotment of 1,170 first doses of the ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, March 29, 2021 7:03 pm

Crime

Kannapolis man, woman charged with hiding dead body near Rowan County line

SALISBURY — A Kannapolis man and woman face charges for transporting a dead woman’s body to a wooded area near the Rowan County line. Michael ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, March 29, 2021 1:53 pm

Coronavirus

Local pharmacies now among Rowan County locations with COVID-19 vaccines

SALISBURY — As Rowan County Health Department workers and volunteers administered second doses of COVID-19 vaccines at West End Plaza on Wednesday, a more intimate ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:10 am

Local

Spirit of Rowan: Drew Harwood’s work can be found across Rowan County

Harwood Signs got its start in a downtown Salisbury basement on South Main Street in 1954, but Drew Harwood is taking the family business to ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:00 am

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