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September 26, 2021

Shavonne Potts, Author at Salisbury Post

Local

Spirit of Rowan: Mahogany Koontz sets sights on social and political affairs

It was a surreal moment for Salisbury native Mahogany Koontz to walk for the first time in nearly a year in the empty space that ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Overall crime figures down in Salisbury for 2020; final numbers to come

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — In 2019, the Salisbury Police Department said it experienced a 20-year low in overall crime, and preliminary numbers for ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Shavonne Potts: It was my pleasure to serve as Post reporter for 15 years

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As some of you have already heard, my time at the Post has come to an end as a ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:00 am

East Spencer

East Spencer firefighters honored for 20+ years of service

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER — James Miller and Kenny Miller are two of three East Spencer firefighters who have served the town for ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:00 am

10 to Watch

10 to Watch: Post Overdose Response Team

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — In August 2019, the Rowan Public Health Department unveiled its Post Overdose Response Team created as a way to ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:00 am

10 to Watch

10 to Watch: Brian Stallings

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Brian Stallings began his law enforcement career with the Salisbury Police Department in 1996 as a patrol officer, and ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:00 am

East Spencer

East Spencer to take a closer look at street paving projects

EAST SPENCER — The town of East Spencer has plans to start tackling street repair projects starting with a list from board members of the ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Local man charged with marijuana possession after traffic stop

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Salisbury man was charged with marijuana possession after a police officer spotted a marijuana blunt during a Wednesday ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Friday, January 1, 2021 11:07 pm

Crime

Sheriff’s Office: Kannapolis woman admits to pushing grandmother down stairs, faces murder charges

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Kannapolis woman faces second-degree murder and embezzlement charges after she admitted to pushing her 87-year-old grandmother down a ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:02 pm

Local

Salisbury attorney James Davis recognized as family law specialist

SALISBURY — Salisbury attorney, James Davis, was recently recognized by the N.C. State Bar as a board-certified specialist in family law. Davis, who is also ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Kannapolis man charged with drugs, traffic infractions following two-county chase

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Kannapolis man faces a laundry list of charges following a two-county vehicle chase that ended in Cabarrus County. ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:00 am

Christmas Happiness

Christmas Happiness

Community helps nearly 400 families, 900 children through Christmas Happiness

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — This year, the community dug deep into their pockets at a time where many around the world are in ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Two men charged in Mount Ulla home invasion

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com MOUNT ULLA — Two Rowan County men were quickly apprehended following a Tuesday morning home invasion at a Mount Ulla home. ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 11:58 am

Local

Family of seven lost belongings in East Bank Street house fire

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The day after Christmas, Carolina Trujillo and six of her family members lost all of their belongings, including their ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Tires, audio equipment stolen from vehicle

SALISBURY — Police say someone stole four tires, a speaker and amplifier from a vehicle parked at a local automotive dealership. B&M Auto reported that ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 1:03 pm

Crime

Blotter: Dec. 29

In Salisbury Police Department reports • A man reported on Friday he was the victim of vandalism while in the 700 block of West Fisher ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Monday, December 28, 2020 12:32 pm

Crime

Police: Marijuana, mushrooms found in wreckage of fatal crash

SALISBURY — Police say they discovered marijuana and mushrooms in the wreckage of a Sunday morning crash that killed a 16-year-old and injured three others. ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Monday, December 28, 2020 11:34 am

Crime

Blotter: Mooresville pair charged with methamphetamine, marijuana possession

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Mooresville pair faces felony drug possession charges after Rowan County Sheriff’s deputies allegedly discovered methamphetamine and marijuana in ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Sunday, December 27, 2020 9:22 pm

Local

Firefighters respond to Sunday morning East Bank Street house fire

SALISBURY — An early Sunday morning East Bank Street fire is under investigation, according to Salisbury Fire officials. The fire occurred just before 1 a.m. ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Sunday, December 27, 2020 9:19 pm

Crime

Teen charged in fatal Sunday crash

SALISBURY — Police say speed and drugs were factors in a single-vehicle collision Sunday that resulted in the death of a 16-year-old male. The driver, ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Sunday, December 27, 2020 5:16 pm

Crime

A look back at Rowan County homicides in 2020

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — In mid-January, a murder-suicide rocked the small town of Granite Quarry as word spread that longtime firefighter Tyler Hamilton, ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Sunday, December 27, 2020 12:00 am

Christmas Happiness

Christmas Happiness

Grateful couple gives to Christmas Happiness in honor of family

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — This year was particularly frightening for Julie Pinkston, who nearly lost her husband, Ott, to an illness following kidney ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, December 24, 2020 12:00 am

East Spencer

East Spencer resident not happy with drainage repair

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER — East Spencer resident Carolyn Logan said she’s not satisfied after what she called a shoddy repair of her ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, December 24, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: December 24

In Salisbury Police Department reports • A man reported on Tuesday someone stole his vehicle from the 300 block of Heilig Avenue. • A woman ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:15 pm

Crime

Piedmont Correctional inmate found dead in cell

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Piedmont Correctional Institute inmate died this week following an apparent suicide at the medium-security prison, according to police ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 4:31 pm

East Spencer

East Spencer board to conduct year-end evaluation of town administrator

EAST SPENCER — The East Spencer town board has made plans to conduct a year-end evaluation of Town Administrator James Bennett, who made one year ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Shon Barnes hired as Madison, Wisconsin police chief

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com The city of Madison, Wisconsin, has named former Salisbury Police Deputy Chief Shon Barnes as its new chief, according to a ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Woman faces felony charge after drugs found hidden in underwear

SALISBURY — A Salisbury woman faces a felony charge after she was brought into the Rowan County Detention Center and officers discovered she’d hidden drugs ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:28 pm

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