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Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with stealing mom’s dog

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A local woman is accused of stealing her mother’s dog after staying with her mother for some time. Salisbury ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:28 pm

Crime

Drive-by shooting injures 24-year-old Salisbury man

SALISBURY — A 24-year-old Salisbury man was shot in the knee during an early morning drive-by shooting outside a Salisbury home. Salisbury police spokesman Lt. ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:01 am

Crime

Highway Patrol: Vehicle fled after striking, killing pedestrian on Camp Road

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The N.C. State Highway Patrol is looking for a vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian walking near Camp ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:12 am

Local

Locals to be inducted into NC Military Veterans Hall of Fame

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — This year’s N.C. Military Veterans Hall of Fame Class of 2020 has among it a former city councilman, a ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:10 am

Coronavirus

Seven new COVID-19 positives reported at Piedmont Correctional

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Piedmont Correctional Institute reports there are seven active cases of COVID-19 within the nearly 700 prisoners at the Salisbury ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:33 pm

Crime

Blotter: Police respond to shots fired call outside of Salisbury home

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Police on Tuesday responded to a Salisbury home after neighbors reported hearing gunshots and located nearly 20 shell casings ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 5:15 pm

Crime

Salisbury police warn residents after increased trailer thefts

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Salisbury police say there are preventative measures residents can take in order to keep themselves from being the victim ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00 am

Cleveland

Corn picker catches fire at Knox Farm, destroying nearly eight acres

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com CLEVELAND — A corn picker malfunction is being blamed for a fire that burned more than five acres at a well-known ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Asheville man charged with heroin possession following traffic checkpoint

SALISBURY — An Asheville man faces heroin charges following a stop at a traffic checkpoint Sunday night. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Michael Andrew ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:28 pm

Crime

Man charged with sex offense, raping teen

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A 911 call about a disturbance at a Salisbury home led Rowan investigators to charge a teen there with ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:03 pm

Crime

Man arrested in Spencer in connection with Charlotte murder investigation

SPENCER — A suspect wanted in a Charlotte attempted murder investigation was arrested in Spencer and is now in the Mecklenburg County jail. The Special ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:30 am

Crime

Blotter: Concord man faces drug charges after hotel disturbance call

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Concord man faces felony cocaine charges after police were called to a disturbance call at a local motel. ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Monday, September 21, 2020 3:25 pm

Crime

Rockwell teen charged with rape of a 14-year-old girl

SALISBURY — A Rockwell teen is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Gage Nathaniel Miller, 18, of Elaine Avenue, ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Monday, September 21, 2020 3:02 pm

Crime

Police: Charlotte man caught stealing funeral home employee’s truck

SALISBURY — A Charlotte man is accused of taking police and employees on a foot chase after stealing a truck outside of Lyerly Funeral Home. ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Monday, September 21, 2020 12:05 pm

Coronavirus

Salisbury man grateful parents’ story has impacted many

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Shane Peoples lost his parents, Johnny Lee and Cathy Darlene to COVID-19 two weeks ago. And though he’s coping ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:01 am

Coronavirus

Police, sheriff focus on education in addressing mask-wearing complaints

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Complaints are still being reported about businesses whose employees and/or customers are not wearing masks, but local law enforcement ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Sept. 19

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — An eastern North Carolina man was cited for marijuana possession after spotted by a police officer not stopping at ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Friday, September 18, 2020 5:16 pm

Crime

Blotter: Sept. 18

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports • A man reported on Tuesday someone damaged his vehicle in the 6800 block of Woodleaf Road, Woodleaf. • ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:03 pm

Local

Wet weather brings crashes, traffic to standstill on interstate

SALISBURY — As rain pelted Rowan County for much of Thursday, there were vehicle crashes that led to the temporary closing of Interstate 85. Emergency ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:24 pm

Crime

Salisbury man victim of Facebook scam, duped out of $2,000

SALISBURY — An 81-year-old Salisbury man was scammed out of $2,000 via Facebook messages, but police investigators said it could’ve been much worse. The man ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:34 pm

Crime

Two charged after fight outside Salisbury home

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Two people were charged late Wednesday after police responded to a fight outside of a Salisbury home. Romello Christopher ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:29 pm

East Spencer

East Spencer to hold community day, provide free food, supplies

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER — The town will host a community day this month to provide free food, baby, health and beauty supplies ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Friends, colleagues say Seay left his mark on Rowan judicial system

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Upon hearing of his death, judicial colleagues remembered former Judge Thomas Seay as a man who was stern, sometimes ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Sheriff’s Office seeking information in shootout

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is looking for more information after a shooting between parties in two vehicles. A ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:08 pm

Crime

Charlotte teen identified as shooting victim as police search for suspect

SALISBURY — A Charlotte teen has been identified as the victim of Tuesday’s shooting at Laurel Pointe Apartment complex. Xavier Nathaniel Gibbs, 17, was shot ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:53 pm

Crime

Blotter: Deputies charge man with cocaine possession during homicide investigation

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Woodleaf man faces cocaine charges after he was found with drugs while investigators served a search warrant during ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:47 pm

Local

Police: Minor damage following vehicle crash into Dollar Tree store

SALISBURY — A man was treated by EMS workers Tuesday morning after his vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a Dollar Tree store on ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:44 pm

Crime

Sheriff’s office: China Grove man admits to possessing ‘China White’ drug after speeding on interstate

SALISBURY — A China Grove man faces felony drug possession charges after he was stopped Friday morning for speeding on Interstate 85. The Rowan County ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:48 pm

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