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January 18, 2021

Josh Bergeron, Author at Salisbury Post

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

Crime

Search warrant produces half-dozen drug charges for Salisbury man

SALISBURY — A 21-year-old faces a half-dozen drug-related charges after being served with a search warrant by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigative Unit. ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, January 15, 2021 11:33 am

Crime

Crime blotter: Jan. 15

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports: • A man reported Wednesday that someone used his information to file an unemployment. • A man reported a ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, January 15, 2021 10:13 am

Coronavirus

Deaths outside of congregate care facilities grow by three in Rowan

SALISBURY — The number of COVID-19 deaths outside of congregate living facilities on Thursday increased to nearly half of the total since the pandemic began. ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:32 pm

Coronavirus

County continues to draw big crowds for drive-thru coronavirus vaccinations

SALISBURY — With a new shipment of COVID-19 vaccines ready to administer, volunteers and county staff on Thursday were greeted by the largest crowd yet ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, January 14, 2021 5:25 pm

Crime

Blotter: China Grove woman faces felony drug charges

LANDIS — A China Grove woman faces multiple felony drug charges after being the passenger in a car stopped by a sheriff’s deputy. Leigh Ann ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:19 pm

Crime

Kannapolis man faces felony, misdemeanor drug charges

KANNAPOLIS — A Kannapolis man faces felony and misdemeanor drug charges after being searched during a traffic stop. Jesse Thomas Absher, 38, of East 16th ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:54 pm

Crime

Woman faces charges for assault with scissors

SALISBURY — A Rowan County woman faces charges after allegedly using scissors to assault another woman. Cheryl Jean Little, 40, of Rock Pond Lane, was ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:21 pm

Crime

Police investigating confrontation involving shot fired into the air

SALISBURY — Police are analyzing video footage after a shot was fired into the air during a confrontation near the intersection of Standish Street and ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:37 pm

Crime

Salisbury woman shot in head, hand

SALISBURY — A Salisbury woman was hospitalized after being shot in the head and hand. The woman, Tiffany Ledbetter, was pulling into the driveway of ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:29 pm

Coronavirus

Local COVID-19 deaths reach 200; Drive-thru vaccinations planned Thursday

SALISBURY — With 28 deaths since the new year began, Rowan County hit 200 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday. It’s a mark that just six other ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:24 pm

Crime

Blotter: Home shot several times after knock at door

SALISBURY — A home on Myron Place was shot several times Tuesday after a knock on the door of the residence. Salisbury Police said a ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:43 am

Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with misusing 911

SALISBURY — A woman faces charges of misusing the 911 telephone system after allegedly calling for a non-emergency domestic matter, the Sheriff’s Office said. Sebrina ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:44 pm

Crime

UPDATED: All clear after packages force county employee evacuations

SALISBURY — The Rowan Health and Social Services departments were evacuated Tuesday after a man dropped off packages and left. The packages, which contained the ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:51 am

Crime

Blotter: Jan 11

In Salisbury Police reports: • Farmers and Merchants Bank on Friday reported vandalism in the 600 block of Jake Alexander Boulevard. • Ulta on Friday ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, January 11, 2021 11:45 am

Local

Man, woman killed in fire near Rockwell

ROCKWELL — A 69-year-old man and 72-year-old woman were killed in a Sunday fire in rural southern Rowan County. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, January 11, 2021 9:46 am

Crime

Spencer police release images of man suspected of setting fire to cars

SPENCER — Police are looking for a man in connection with an intentionally set fire at an auto fabrication business on South Salisbury Avenue. Spencer ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, January 8, 2021 2:49 pm

Crime

Salisbury man charged in Webb Road-area break-ins

SALISBURY — A 37-year-old man faces criminal charges for breaking into or attempting to break into buildings near the intersection of Webb and Old Concord ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, January 8, 2021 12:17 pm

Crime

Two face charges in damages, theft totaling more than $1 million

SALISBURY — Two men face a laundry list of charges in connection with damage and theft totaling more than $1 million from a site owned ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, January 8, 2021 11:30 am

Crime

Cars at would-be Spencer fabrication business set on fire

SPENCER — A man working to open a car fabrication business was the victim early Thursday of what’s believed to be an intentionally set fire. ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, January 8, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Intentionally set fire burns downtown Salisbury law office

SALISBURY — Attorney Darrin Jordan tried to look for silver linings Thursday as he stood feet from his charred office building. “When we go to ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:59 pm

Crime

Overnight murders, arson, robbery being investigated by police

SALISBURY — Police are investigating two murders, an arson and a robbery that occurred Wednesday evening and early Thursday. Three of the incidents occurred within 30 ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, January 7, 2021 10:13 am

Crime

Arson investigators called to fire at downtown law office

SALISBURY — Arson investigators are looking into a fire at a downtown Salisbury law office early Thursday. A structure fire at the Whitley and Jordan Law ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, January 7, 2021 7:30 am

Crime

Blotter: Man asked to leave store’s property faces counterfeit money charges

SALISBURY — A Rockwell man faces two felony charges after being accused of using counterfeit money to make a purchase at Cheeseman’s General Store. Keith ... Read more

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

Local

Coronavirus takes top spots in most-read Post stories of 2020

As COVID-19 altered daily life in Rowan County and across the country, readers of the Post made virus-related stories the most-read in 2020. Three of ... Read more

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

Crime

Police chief asks for public tips in deaths of mother, son on Lincolnton Road

SALISBURY — Police Chief Jerry Stokes on Wednesday appealed to the public for help solving a murder case that claimed the life of a mother ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:19 pm

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