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April 20, 2021

Josh Bergeron, Author at Salisbury Post

Crime

One charged, another hospitalized in fight between cousins

SALISBURY — One cousin was jailed Sunday and the other was hospitalized after a fight involving a knife and brass knuckles. Blake Lee Wilbanks, 20, was ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:11 am

Crime

Sheriff’s office: Man takes deputies on chase with stolen moped

SALISBURY — A man from eastern North Carolina is accused of using a stolen moped to take law enforcement on a chase from Salisbury to ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, April 19, 2021 6:53 pm

Crime

Concord man charged with woman’s murder in drive-by shooting

KANNAPOLIS — Police arrested a 22-year-old Concord man Sunday for the drive-by murder of a woman at a gas station on Lane Street. Lena Morgan, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, April 19, 2021 9:26 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Time to go digital on letters, columns

I got started on writing in newspapers earlier than most. My first published piece of writing was an illustrated book for a class project in ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, April 18, 2021 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Rowan remains in state’s middle, yellow tier for COVID-19 community spread

SALISBURY — A biweekly update to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ county alert system map shows Rowan County remaining in a middle ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, April 16, 2021 8:17 pm

Crime

Blotter: Man faces sexual exploitation charge for images on Instagram

SALISBURY — A 44-year-old Kannapolis man was charged Wednesday after law enforcement officers allegedly found child pornography on his Instagram account. Michael Joe Banks of ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, April 16, 2021 11:44 am

Coronavirus

Rowan County COVID-19 data for April 15

SALISBURY — The most recent COVID-19 deaths in Rowan County occurred April 3 and 4, according to state data updated Thursday. As cases and hospitalizations ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, April 16, 2021 12:00 am

Coronavirus

County’s full COVID-19 vaccinations top 22,600

SALISBURY — State data show 22,610 Rowan County residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The number includes people who have received both doses of ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Salisbury woman arrested in Myrtle Beach for abducting child

SALISBURY — Police in South Carolina have arrested a Salisbury woman on local charges of abducting a child. Ann Marie Brooks, a 19-year-old Salisbury resident, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:53 am

Coronavirus

County switches vaccines for Livingstone clinic after federal, state guidance

SALISBURY — A vaccination clinic at Livingstone College will switch from 800 Johnson & Johnson vaccines to 500 Pfizer doses after six cases across the ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 11:46 am

Coronavirus

Rowan Health Department receives 400 Pfizer, 800 Johnson & Johnson vaccines for week

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Health Department’s COVID-19 vaccine allocation has increased slightly this week in preparation for an event at Livingstone College. The health ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, April 12, 2021 4:57 pm

Crime

Blotter: Accident in Food Lion only weekend shooting to produce injuries

SALISBURY — Police responded to multiple shooting incidents Friday through Sunday, but the only one that resulted in injuries occurred when a man accidentally shot ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, April 12, 2021 3:19 pm

Crime

Salisbury man charged with felony drug crimes

SALISBURY — A second man faces a series of drug crimes in connection with a search warrant that found nearly 500 grams of heroin at ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, April 12, 2021 10:28 am

Crime

Second person charged in thefts from house near county line

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office says a second person has been arrested in a case involving repeated thefts from a dead man’s home ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, April 12, 2021 10:14 am

Crime

Police use tear gas to end robbery stand off, arrest suspect

SALISBURY — Police used tear gas Sunday to end a stand off with a robbery suspect who remained in the residence after being spotted by ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, April 12, 2021 9:55 am

Local

Ask Us: When will Rowan Public Library’s West Branch open?

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, April 12, 2021 12:54 am

Local

‘Meet the need’: Rowan County Health Department looks to add to vaccination options

By Josh Bergeron josh.bergeron@salisburypost.com When eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations opened to anyone older than 16 last week, the Rowan County Health Department faced a few ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:10 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Rep. Budd ran as political outsider in 2016; now he’s contemplating higher office

Politicians don’t typically tease an announcement about a bid for office when the answer is something other than, “I’m running.” Building up anticipation for an ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Man, woman charged for selling drugs to undercover deputies

SALISBURY — A man and woman face felony drug charges after allegedly selling methamphetamine and heroin to undercover Rowan County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Shelly Kay ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, April 9, 2021 11:53 am

Crime

Blotter: Rowan County man charged with indecent liberties with children

SALISBURY — A Rowan County man faces charges of indecent liberties with children in connection with a Fourth of July party in 2020. Christopher Alan ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, April 9, 2021 10:26 am

Coronavirus

1,000 new COVID-19 vaccinations reported Thursday

SALISBURY — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 vaccinations and few other changes in the ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, April 8, 2021 6:09 pm

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man charged with embezzlement

SALISBURY — A 51-year-old Salisbury man faces embezzlement charges. Jesse Burgess is accused of transferring $4,200 from an account owned by Quality Transportation to a ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:31 pm

Crime

Man faces conspiracy, larceny charges; two others sought in Rowan Sheriff’s Office investigation

SALISBURY — A 35-year-old man faces nearly two dozen criminal charges and two other men remain at large for crimes connected to repeated thefts from ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:40 am

Local

Rowan Museum’s Utzman-Chambers House becomes site of bee hive, carpenter bee infestation

The Utzman-Chambers House, operated by Rowan Museum, seems to be a magnet for bees. Just a few steps away from the house, a hive of ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:15 am

Crime

Man dies after shooting, weeklong stay at hospital

SALISBURY — A 32-year old man died Tuesday from injuries sustained during a shooting last week. Steven Michael Jones Jr. died at Wake Forest Baptist ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:40 am

Crime

Blotter: Man stabbed while urinating next to dumpster

SALISBURY — A49-year-old man told police he was stabbed around 2:50 p.m. Saturday while urinating next to a dumpster on East Lafayette Street. The man ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 11:55 am

Crime

Man hospitalized, woman charged in eastern Rowan shooting

SALISBURY — A 42-year-old man is hospitalized and a 52-year-old woman faces charges after a shooting incident Monday evening in eastern Rowan County. Jody Lowell ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 10:00 am

Ask Us

Ask Us: What’s the status of Piedmont Players?

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, April 5, 2021 7:37 am

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