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October 16, 2021

Josh Bergeron, Author at Salisbury Post

Crime

Cooleemee man arrested after trading gunfire with Davie County investigators in Rowan

SALISBURY — Davie County Sheriff’s Office detectives on Friday afternoon exchanged gunfire in Rowan County with a Cooleemee man, who is expected to face charges ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, October 15, 2021 10:13 pm

Crime

Blotter: Man charged with trio of vehicle break-ins

SALISBURY — A 25-year-old man faces charges for breaking into vehicles at three different locations in Salisbury. Jeremiah Emmanuel Billingslea of Salisbury was charged Wednesday with ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, October 15, 2021 6:10 pm

Local

Photos: Rowan deputy’s funeral procession passes through downtown Salisbury

Firefighters stood at attention and saluted, passersby stopped and took pictures and a crowd of Rowan Sheriff’s Office and courthouse workers stood solemnly Thursday afternoon ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:05 pm

Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with bringing 14 suboxone strips into jail

SALISBURY — A Salisbury woman was charged Tuesday with felony possession of a controlled substance in a jail or prison after she was previously booked ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, October 14, 2021 1:03 pm

Local

Lowe’s donates materials to Rowan Sheriff’s Office for K-9 officer enclosures

SALISBURY — Two Rowan County Sheriff’s Office K-9s can rest a little easier now with help from the Lowe’s store off of Faith Road. Store ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Two seek medical care, 28 shell casings found after shooting near Salisbury City Park

SALISBURY — Two people sought medical care, several bullets struck a home and police found 28 total shell casings after a Monday afternoon shooting near ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:27 pm

Crime

Blotter: Shots fired during downtown Salisbury fight

SALISBURY — Police recovered spent shell casings early Saturday after shots were fired during a fight in downtown Salisbury. Salisbury Police responded around 2:15 a.m. ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, October 11, 2021 12:36 pm

Coronavirus

Rowan County COVID-19 death toll rises to 426

SALISBURY — The COVID-19 death toll in Rowan County started last week at 414 and ended at 426 on Friday. The 12 deaths reported last ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, October 10, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

With help from nonprofit, Plummers reclaim lost family time

GOLD HILL — With a little help, Merritt Plummer is finding ways to be a kid again. More than one year removed from the end ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, October 10, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

China Grove man faces 21 crimes for sex offenses involving children

SALISBURY — A China Grove man faces a litany of sex offenses for alleged crimes involving children and lasting several years. Orfanel Curiel-Perez, a 34-year-old ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, October 8, 2021 10:14 am

Local

22-year-old Salisbury man who was killed in motorcycle crash identified

SALISBURY — A 22-year-old Salisbury man died last week after his motorcycle struck a Jeep that turned in front of him, according to the N.C. ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, October 7, 2021 4:25 pm

Crime

Blotter: Bullet holes found in car on Julian Road

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports: • Bullet holes were found Tuesday in an unoccupied vehicle in the 1000 block of Julian Road in Salisbury. ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, October 7, 2021 1:48 pm

Granite Quarry

Granite Quarry Fiddlers Convention returns to East Rowan High on Saturday

GRANITE QUARRY — Bluegrass music will fill the halls of East Rowan High School on Saturday as the Granite Quarry Civitan Fiddlers Convention makes a ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:05 am

Editorials

Editorial: Salisbury starts work on ‘social district’ proposal

The large size of Salisbury’s downtown could present a challenge for the Salisbury City Council and staff as they work through a “social district” proposal, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Man tells Salisbury Police thieves made off with his pants, wallet

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man told police he was left without his pants and wallet after a robbery late Monday night. Police were called to the ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:33 pm

Crime

Blotter: Oct. 5

In Salisbury Police reports: • A man on Monday was the victim of a larceny in the 1900 block of West Jake Alexander Boulevard. • ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:15 pm

Editorials

Editorial: Wireless internet among remaining items at park

Bell Tower Green Park is a hit. Even on a rainy Monday, dozens of people found time to spent in the park, particularly when the ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:10 am

Columnists

Sharon Randall: Best time of life

By Sharon Randall Do me a favor. Take a minute and look back over your years. Never mind how long you’ve lived. Think about it.When ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Oct. 4

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports: • A man on Thursday reported a larceny from a motor vehicle in the 200 block of Pebble Drive ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, October 4, 2021 12:28 pm

Coronavirus

Number of people vaccinated in Rowan County declines after data error discovered

SALISBURY — The number of people vaccinated in Rowan County dropped by more than 10,000 on Friday after some people vaccinated here were erroneously counted ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Saturday, October 2, 2021 11:06 am

Local

Officials say newly opened Bell Tower Green Park is critical to city’s future

SALISBURY — When Mayor Karen Alexander and Dyke Messinger looked out at the crowd of people in Bell Tower Green Park on Friday, they saw ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:00 am

Coronavirus

COVID-19 death toll hits 410 since start of pandemic, 50 for September

SALISBURY — The COVID-19 death toll in Rowan County grew by several on Thursday as the number of fatalities since the start of the pandemic ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, September 30, 2021 4:13 pm

Crime

Blotter: Sept. 30

In Salisbury Police reports: • Officers on Tuesday responded to residential and car break-ins on Windsor Drive. • A man on Tuesday reported larceny from ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:53 pm

Coronavirus

COVID-19 deaths in Rowan County top 400 since start of pandemic

SALISBURY — State data on Wednesday showed eight new COVID-19 deaths among Rowan County residents. The new deaths bring the death toll among Rowan County ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, September 29, 2021 3:31 pm

Crime

Blotter: Sept. 28

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports: • A woman on Friday reported an assault in the 100 block of Afton Road in Kannapolis. • The ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 11:54 am

Coronavirus

State data show majority of Rowan County residents vaccinated against COVID-19

SALISBURY — About nine months after the first locals received their shots, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services data on Monday showed a majority ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, September 27, 2021 4:22 pm

Crime

Salisbury Police confirm seized rifle was used in 7-year-old A’yanna Allen’s murder

SALISBURY — Police say they have the weapon used in the murder of 7-year-old A’yanna Allen, who was shot and killed Dec. 4, 2016, as ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, September 27, 2021 9:57 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Don’t forget about renters in economic development talk

Affordable housing units aren’t usually at the top of economic development conversations, but they should be if 1,000 or more jobs come to town with ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, September 26, 2021 12:00 am

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