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October 16, 2021

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Coronavirus

Rowan County’s COVID-19 death toll tops 40 for September

SALISBURY — Now 24 days through September, Rowan County has seen at least 44 residents die from COVID-19, according to North Carolina Department of Health ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, September 24, 2021 5:48 pm

Crime

Blotter: Sept. 24

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports: • A student at West Rowan Middle School was charged Wednesday with disorderly conduct. • A man on Wednesday ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, September 24, 2021 2:10 pm

Coronavirus

Crowd turns out to raise money for hospitalized sheriff’s deputy

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has fired up grills in its parking lot 100 or more times to raise money for employee needs or nonprofits, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, September 24, 2021 12:02 am

Coronavirus

COVID-19 death tally continues rising, now at 391 in Rowan County

SALISBURY — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday reported four new COVID-19 deaths among Rowan County residents, bringing the death tally ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, September 24, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Men stripped, robbed en route to buy beer

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after two men were stripped and robbed while trying to buy beer from a convenience store. ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, September 23, 2021 3:45 pm

Local

Rowan Sheriff’s Office holding fundraiser for deputy hospitalized with COVID-19

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office will hold a fundraiser today for an investigator who’s been hospitalized with COVID-19 for more than a month. ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 am

Coronavirus

State reports 10 new COVID-19 deaths in Rowan County, 18 this week

SALISBURY — With 10 new deaths reported Wednesday, Rowan County’s COVID-19 fatalities reached 387 since the start of the pandemic. Dates of death vary, but ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 2:28 pm

Crime

Man jailed after fleeing to California, returning to Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS — A 26-year-old man faces a number of charges in connection with a 2020 incident after he fled to California and came back. Daniel ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 1:36 pm

Crime

Blotter: Woman’s car shot several times on Pinehurst Street in Salisbury

SALISBURY — Police are investigating after a woman found the car parked outside of her house shot by several bullets. Salisbury Police responded to the ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, September 20, 2021 10:00 am

Coronavirus

COVID-19 cases continue decline as week brings 12 new deaths

SALISBURY — COVID-19 cases in Rowan County continued to decline last week as data showed 12 news deaths attributed to the virus. Six of the ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, September 19, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

In ‘This is Salisbury,’ Manier paints people who make city a better place to live

SALISBURY — When Shane Manier set out to paint portraits of locals for an exhibit at the Center for Faith and the Arts, she sought ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, September 19, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

China Grove man jailed for possessing child pornography, assault, kidnapping

CHINA GROVE — A 50-year-old man faces a long list of criminal charges for possessing pictures and videos of child pornography, the China Grove Police ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, September 17, 2021 2:46 pm

Crime

Blotter: Boy served with juvenile justice petition for shooting

SALISBURY — Police say a juvenile will face charges in an accidental shooting on Maple Avenue that resulted in a teenager’s death. The boy, whose name ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, September 17, 2021 11:32 am

Coronavirus

For second day in a row, six new COVID-19 deaths reported in Rowan County

SALISBURY — For the second day in a row, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday reported six COVID-19 deaths among Rowan ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, September 16, 2021 5:10 pm

Crime

Sex offender faces new charges for living too close to Head Start in China Grove

SALISBURY — A convicted sex offender who lived near China Grove Elementary School and Westside Head Start was arrested Wednesday for living too close to ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, September 16, 2021 1:51 pm

Crime

Salisbury man wanted for August murder on Carpenters Circle

SALISBURY — Police say a 40-year-old Salisbury man faces charges for a Carpenters Circle murder in August. Police obtained warrants two weeks ago for Samuel ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, September 16, 2021 9:55 am

Local

One-of-a-kind barn quilt goes up in western Rowan County

SALISBURY — There aren’t many silos quite like the one on the farm of Susan and Michael Owen. The Owens, who live off of Sherrills ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:10 am

Crime

Charges coming for two in altercation involving bag of cans, warning shot

SALISBURY — Two men will face charges for an altercation at a Julian Road hotel after using a bag of cans and a pistol to ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Jailed men charged with new crimes for assaulting detention center officers

SALISBURY — Two inmates at the Rowan County Detention Center face new assault charges after a dispute over food trays. Elijah Tamaun Black, 23, and ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 9:57 am

Crime

Blotter: Gold Hill man faces sex crime for incident with 15-year-old girl

SALISBURY — A 31-year-old Gold Hill man was jailed Monday for a sex crime after an incident with a minor. Matthew William Cokeley was charged ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 9:44 am

Local

Video: Firefighters use saw to open garage, put out fire on Mitchell Avenue

SALISBURY — Firefighters on Tuesday sawed into a garage at Rico Tile and Marble, 821 Mitchell Ave., after a vehicle in the building caught on ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 4:48 pm

Crime

Child abuse, drug charges filed after traffic stop ends search for wanted man

SALISBURY — A man and woman were jailed early Tuesday for outstanding warrants, drug crimes and child abuse charges after an investigation led deputies to ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:34 pm

Crime

Blotter: Fayetteville man faces Rowan charges for cutting cables from radio tower, impersonating law enforcement

SALISBURY — A Fayetteville man faces a half-dozen charges after he allegedly stole cables from a radio tower on Thursday and caused a temporary outage ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, September 13, 2021 2:34 pm

Crime

Salisbury High student shot, killed after incident on Maple Avenue

SALISBURY — A 14-year-old Salisbury High student was shot and killed Sunday after a group of juveniles passed around a gun while playing video games, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Monday, September 13, 2021 9:12 am

Crime

Messages show fired Rowan medical examiner didn’t think hole in man’s head was bullet wound

SALISBURY — A former Rowan County medical examiner told superiors in June she saw a hole in the head of Edward Leland Geouge III, but ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Sunday, September 12, 2021 12:10 am

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Short-term solution coming for Salisbury firefighter pay issues

Whether pay raises happen for firefighters “isn’t a question about if,” says Fire Chief Bob Parnell. “This one will get fixed,” Parnell said in a ... Read more

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

Coronavirus

COVID-19 deaths in Rowan grow to 358 as positives, hospitalizations slow down

SALISBURY — Rowan County’s COVID-19 death toll grew by 11 this week as the number of positives reported daily and hospitalizations appeared to slow down. ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, September 10, 2021 11:48 pm

Crime

Rowan County man charged with shooting home after being booted out

SALISBURY — A Rowan County man faces charges for shooting a home on Miller Road several times after being told to leave. Joshua Lee Padgett, ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Friday, September 10, 2021 2:31 pm

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