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Josh Bergeron, Author at Salisbury Post

Coronavirus

Demand continues to exceed supply as county shifts to vaccine appointments

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Health Department on Monday announced its drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinics would switch to an appointment model, but it quickly saw proof ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Mississippi sheriff: One dead after Salisbury children left in woods; father sought

SALISBURY — A 2-year-old Salisbury girl was found dead Saturday after she and her 7-year-old brother were abandoned in a wooded area in central Mississippi, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, January 25, 2021 2:40 pm

Crime

Man faces misdemeanor child abuse charges

SALISBURY — A 27-year-old man faces misdemeanor child abuse charges after he appeared to be under the influence of drugs during scene on Valley Drive, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, January 25, 2021 12:00 pm

Crime

Two charged with breaking into building on South Main Street, drug possession

SALISBURY — A Rockwell man and woman face burglary and drug charges after a sheriff’s deputy found both while conducting a check of a business ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, January 25, 2021 11:34 am

Ask Us

Ask Us: How will county administer second doses of vaccine?

SALISBURY — For the previous few weeks, drive-thru events have been the method of choice for first dose vaccination clinics at West End Plaza, and ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, January 25, 2021 12:54 am

Coronavirus

Salisbury VA uses appointment model for COVID-19 vaccinations, tops 3,300 doses

SALISBURY — Roughly one month since it gave its first COVID-19 vaccine to a veteran, the Salisbury VA Health Care System has topped 3,300 doses ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, January 24, 2021 12:10 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Keep local elections unlike national politics

More than two months ago, on Nov. 8, an Associated Press story on the front page of the Post reported that now-President Joe Biden had ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, January 24, 2021 12:05 am

Coronavirus

County records 19 COVID-19 deaths this week

SALISBURY — Rowan County deaths from COVID-19 this week continued to come several at a time. There were 19 deaths reported Sunday through Saturday, down ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Saturday, January 23, 2021 5:29 pm

Coronavirus

Congregate facilities record COVID-19 deaths, county sees equal number of new cases, recoveries

SALISBURY — As Rowan County added an equal number of new COVID-19 cases and recoveries Friday, state statistics showed several new COVID-19 deaths at congregate ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, January 22, 2021 6:34 pm

Crime

Teen found dead on Grove Street, another dies from gunshot wound while being airlifted

SALISBURY — In what’s being called a homicide investigation, one man was found dead on the on the side of Grove Street early Friday morning ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, January 22, 2021 4:58 pm

Crime

Blotter: Shots fired into West Lafayette Street home

SALISBURY — Bullets were found in the living room of a West Lafayette Street house early Thursday after a neighbor reported hearing gunshots. Salisbury Police ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, January 22, 2021 12:02 pm

Crime

Blotter: Jan. 21

In Salisbury Police reports: • A man reported property damage Wednesday in the 600 block of West Council Street. • Police responded to a fight ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, January 22, 2021 12:00 am

Coronavirus

COVID-19 deaths, hospital bed usage continue rising in Rowan County

SALISBURY — Three weeks into the new year, Rowan County has recorded 59 COVID-19 deaths. There were seven new COVID-19 deaths added Thursday — none ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:21 pm

Crime

Former paramedic charged with embezzling a controlled substance

SALISBURY — A former Rowan County paramedic was charged Wednesday with embezzling a controlled substance. William Buckley Stout, 43, of China Grove allegedly removed a 10 ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:55 pm

Crime

For third time, convenience store robbed after man asks for Newport cigarettes

SALISBURY — For the third time in as many days, a man robbed a gas station by asking for Newport cigarettes and showing a gun, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:09 am

Crime

Police: Granite Quarry, Salisbury robberies may be connected

GRANITE QUARRY — Police are investigating whether an armed robbery early Wednesday may be connected to another one a day earlier in Salisbury. In the ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:01 pm

Coronavirus

COVID-19 deaths outside of congregate living facilities represent growing majority in Rowan

SALISBURY — COVID-19 deaths outside of congregate living facilities continued to grow on Wednesday when seven more were added to Rowan County’s total. The county ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:00 pm

Local

93-year-old man beaten, hospitalized after overnight attack

SALISBURY — A 93-year-old man was badly beaten by two men late Tuesday and early Wednesday while attempting to let his dog out. The Rowan ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:45 am

Coronavirus

Health Department schedules first vaccination event for those 65 and older

SALISBURY — People 65 and older will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine during the Rowan County Health Department’s drive-thru clinic on Wednesday. The ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:08 pm

Crime

Texas man robbed at knifepoint during stop in Rowan County

SALISBURY — A Texas man driving a tractor-trailer was robbed at knifepoint Thursday during a stop at Love’s Travel Stop on Peeler Road. The thief, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:41 am

Crime

Guns stolen from apartment on Lakewood Drive

SALISBURY — Thieves on Friday night made off with three guns and ransacked an apartment in a complex on Lakewood Drive. Salisbury Police said the ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:14 am

Crime

Man robs convenience store with handgun, receives $150

SALISBURY — Police are looking to identify a Salisbury man after he robbed a gas station on Innes Street. The unidentified man, who was described ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:58 am

Local

Human Relations Council starts day of service, adopts park as part of MLK celebration

SALISBURY — In adopting Kelsey Scott Park on Monday, the Salisbury-Rowan Human Relations Council wanted people to understand the importance of taking care of what ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:10 am

Crime

Blotter: Woman faces drug, child abuse charges

SALISBURY — A 34-year-old woman faces drug and child abuse charges after being arrested by Salisbury Police on Monday. Tracy Melinda Hooker, of Salisbury, was ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, January 18, 2021 4:54 pm

Coronavirus

County averaging 118 new COVID-19 cases per day in 2021

SALISBURY — Local data show Rowan County has already topped 2,100 new COVID-19 positives in 2021. With an average of 118 cases added every day ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, January 18, 2021 2:47 pm

Ask Us

Ask Us: COVID-19 vaccination events have required adaptations, brought frustration

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, January 18, 2021 1:06 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Rowan County needs your help to address potential lead crisis in Dukeville

Just when one crisis seemed to dip below the horizon, a new one has appeared for people living in the northern Rowan community known as ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:05 am

Coronavirus

UPDATED: County reports 27 COVID-19 deaths this week

SALISBURY — With 27 since Sunday, deaths in Rowan County this week from COVID-19 were reported at their fastest pace yet. Deaths were reported Tuesday ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, January 15, 2021 1:37 pm

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