Ad Spot

May 6, 2021

Man charged with first-degree murder in woman’s death

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division has arrested Brandon Paul Hodges, 37, of 170 Pleasant Hill Drive, Kannapolis,  for first-degree murder. 

Hodges is being charged for the murder of Wanda Upright Kennedy, who lived at 8353 Smith Road, Kannapolis. 

Brandon Paul Hodges was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under no bond, and has a first appearance on Friday. 

The  RCSO detectives continue the investigation of this incident. There will no additional release of information involving this incident until Friday.

A second person was injured after a break-in and assault were reported at the Smith Road residence Wednesday, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. That person was taken to a hospital in Concord for serious injuries, but was treated and released.

Detectives collected evidence at the home and also searched a nearby residence, the Sheriff’s Office said. An agent with the State Bureau of Investigation assisted with the case.

Comments

Crime

Blotter: More than $100,000 in property reported stolen from Old Beatty Ford Road site

Local

City fights invasive beetles by injecting trees with insecticide

Local

City names downtown recipients for federal Parks Service grant

China Grove

China Grove Town Council weighs 2021-22 budget priorities, supports buying body cameras

Education

Educators reflect on Teacher Appreciation Week

Education

Livingstone College wins $30,000 Home Depot grant

Education

Shoutouts

News

Shield-A-Badge With Prayer program enters 26th year, accepting volunteers to pair with officers

Education

COVID-19 infection, quarantine numbers in Rowan-Salisbury Schools reach new highs

High School

High school football: Offensive line came together for Hornets, who play for state title tonight

Local

Pro baseball: White makes pro debut and says, ‘It felt amazing to be out there’

Education

West Rowan Middle eighth grader wins investment writing contest

Local

YSUP Rowan invites agencies to participate in youth-focused training

Nation/World

US backs waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines

News

As demand drops, Cooper visits vaccine clinic to urge usage

News

NC lawmakers advance bill barring mandatory COVID-19 shots

News

N.C. bill banning Down syndrome abortions nears floor vote

Coronavirus

Rowan County sees 301st death from COVID-19

Coronavirus

N.C. lawmakers advance bill barring mandatory COVID-19 shots

Local

Rowan Public Library joins initiative to help people with digital connectivity

Local

Mocksville to dissolve police department

Crime

Blotter: May 5

Local

Salisbury’s McElroy named top city, county communications professional in state

Local

Locals condemn use of force during 2019 traffic stop of Georgia woman