Rowan County

Police trying to ID man who robbed Circle K of money, cigarettes in China Grove

Police in China Grove are asking for the public’s help identifying a man they say robbed a local gas station early Monday morning.

Vietnam and World War Memorial dedicated at City Park in Salisbury

Work underway to set up Speedway Christmas for the Holidays

  Kannapolis mother arrested, boyfriend wanted for child abuse charges

Two sentenced to federal prison for drug conspiracy in Rowan County

Two arrested in Rowan County for multiple drug trafficking charges

Three Rivers Land Trust awards Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center with grant

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  Family of murdered teen plans protest at Rowan Co. courthouse

  Parents of murdered Rowan teen upset with release of suspect

66th annual Rowan Museum Antique Show runs Friday through Sunday

N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer Announces Service to the North Pole Onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride

Kannapolis Cannon Ballers announce new staff members

Registered sex offender wanted in Rowan County arrested in New York

  Can-Am Finals expected to sell out for 11th straight year in Concord at Dirt Track, schedule change announced

One day before dirt racing’s ultimate championship spectacular roars to life, two NASCAR stars – and dirt-racing enthusiasts – roared around The Dirt Track at Charlotte in a high-octane preview of the Can-Am World Finals.

Melissa Oleen selected to be Rowan County Library Director

Melissa Oleen selected to be Rowan County Library Director

Rowan-Salisbury Schools Superintendent to speak on radio blog about Renewal

Rowan-Salisbury Schools Superintendent Dr. Lynn Moody will appear on a radio blog to discuss the Renewal system.

Open house set for new Kannapolis Fire Station #2

Drop in from 10 a.m. – noon, on November 16, for an Open House, as the City of Kannapolis celebrates the completion of Fire Station #2, located at 817 Richard Avenue. Attendees can tour the new station, meet firefighters, and receive fire safety information.

Details announced for Kannapolis Christmas parade

WORK’N AGAIN: World of Outlaws bringing Work’N Woody to fans

  Municipal elections: New mayor and new way to elect mayors in Salisbury, alcohol measures win in Cabarrus

  Salisbury city council and mayor’s election could be seperated if referendum passes

Rowan Economic Development Commission touts ‘Forward Rowan’

Leaders in Rowan County urge residents to take part in survery

Cabarrus Board determines Kannapolis council candidate established proper residency

In a hearing on Monday the Cabarrus County Board of Elections determined that Kannapolis City Council candidate Darrell Jackson did establish proper residency.

Town hall on VA health care set for Monday in Rockwell

American Legion Post 112 in Rockwell will host a town-hall meeting Monday for veterans to express their opinions about care at VA health care facilities.

Disappointing results for Kannapolis-based F1 Team on the “home track” in US Grand Prix

Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team driver Romain Grosjean finished 15th while his teammate Kevin Magnussen retired as the result of a brake issue two laps from the end of Sunday’s United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas, the 19th round of 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Traffic shift, ramp closure planned during I-85 repair in Rowan County

A weeklong traffic shift and ramp closure are planned for Interstate 85 North in Rowan County for state contract crews to work on roadway repairs.

  Preps for first frost focus on lawns, homes, retailers

Some in our viewing area are likely to experience the first frost of the season on Friday night. The front that came through very loudly last night ushered in the first cold air we’ve had this fall.

Daniel Wallace announces retirement from Kannapolis City Schools Board

Kannapolis City Board of Education Vice Chair, Daniel Wallace, has announced that he will resign from the board effective November 5, 2019.

Job Fair Saturday in Salisbury

Job seekers and local employers will come together once again this Saturday for a Rowan County Job Fair.

Cleaning and upgrades planned for Salisbury City Park Lake

City of Salisbury cleaning and upgrading lake at City Park

Janet LaBar to speak at Rowan Chamber Power In Partnership breakfast

Janet LaBar, the new President of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, will speak at the Power in Partnership breakfast on Thurs., November 21, 7:30 a.m. at Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road in Salisbury.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College offers services to help businesses choose the right candidate for the job

Thanks to workforce assessment services offered at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, employers can evaluate a job candidate’s personality and behavioral characteristics ahead of time to predict whether the person is a good fit for the position.

City of Kannapolis sponsoring food drive for veterans

The City of Kannapolis is sponsoring a holiday food drive for Cabarrus County veterans in need. If you would like to donate canned food items, please bring them to the Customer Service lobby at Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way, by November 10.

By the Numbers: Can-Am World Finals in Concord

With fans from all 50 states and nine foreign countries ready to converge on The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the Nov. 7-9 Can-Am World Finals, the anticipation is building for dirt racing’s most spectacular showcase of championship drama and excitement.

  Rowan Co. business owner and passenger identified as victims in fatal plane crash

The owner of a business in Rowan County has now been identified as one of the victims of the deadly plane crash that occurred in Atlanta on Wednesday.

Police partnership federal authorities results in arrest of Salisbury man

A partnership established between federal authorities and Salisbury Police to curb violent crime has resulted in the arrest of a Salisbury man on weapons charges.

Sex offender charged in Rowan for not revealing Facebook page to law enforcement

Registered sex offenders in North Carolina can have social media pages, provided they make that social media presence known to law enforcement. In Rowan County a woman has been charged after deputies say she failed to make that notification.

Kannapolis council candidate’s residency in question

A former member of the Kannapolis City Council who is running to return to office is the subject of a special hearing on Monday involving his residency.

  Two dead after plane based out of Rowan County, N.C. crashes into Ga. apartment complex

Officials tell WBTV a plane bound for Rowan County crashed into an apartment complex in Georgia shortly after taking off from the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport Wednesday morning.

  Student found ‘in rage’ assaults teachers, deputies in Rowan elementary school

On Tuesday WBTV reported a story about the large number of calls made from Hanford-Dole Elementary School on Choate Road to request help from deputies with the Rowan Sheriff’s Office.Since August, there have been at least 39 calls made, the majority of which involved disturbances.

Salisbury church continues series of programming on racial reconciliation, hosts prominent speakers

SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) - As part of its “Becoming the Beloved Community” series, St. Luke’s Episcopal in Salisbury will host Dr. Catherine Meeks and Bishop Willimon for a weekend of events this November, all of which are open to the community.

Livingstone to host 50 year college tennis reunion

Livingstone will hold a 50-year tennis reunion on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. at the tennis court on campus. All former members and tennis supporters are invited to attend free of charge.

  Two teachers assaulted at Rowan County elementary school, officials say it happens frequently

Sheriff concerned about number of calls deputies make to Rowan County elementary school

Run Kannnapolis events coming up

The second half of the Run Kannapolis Series is underway. There are only three runs left in 2019.

911 telecommunicators hearing open phone line send help to woman being sexually assaulted

911 telecommunicators in Rowan County were able to get help to a woman who was being attacked in a car on Sunday.

Ladies Night Out for Breast Cancer Awareness

A special event is being held on Tuesday for Breast Cancer Awareness in Salisbury.

Police in Salisbury say woman stabbed boyfriend after seeing a text message on his phone

A man is recovering in the hospital after being stabbed by his girlfriend over a text message he received, according to Salisbury Police.

Rowan Health Department Director issues warning over vaping, e-cigarettes

Rowan County Health Department Director Nina Oliver issued a statement on Monday regarding e-cigarettes and vaping: Over the past couple of weeks, the number of lung injuries and deaths associated with e-cigarette use and vaping has increased dramatically.

Demand for Kannapolis Cannon Baller merchandise is high, store expands hours

Due to overwhelming demand, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers downtown retail store will remain open for the foreseeable future inside the former 46 Restaurant, located at 101 West Avenue at the north end of the Kannapolis Streetscape.

Challening day in Mexico for Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team

Haas F1 Team drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen finished 15th and 17th, respectively, in Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, the 18th round of 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship.

  Child dies after being hit by vehicle on highway near Rowan County, officials say

According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the incident happened on NC-152 near Atwell around 9:41 p.m.

  Rowan deputies charged 77-year-old man with indecent liberties

Deputies in Rowan County have charged a man with taking indecent liberties with a child.

Salisbury man arrested on the way to work for long list of drug offenses

On Friday a Salisbury man was arrested, charged with a long list of drug offenses, including drug trafficking.

  Rowan man accused of sharing sexual pics of young girls pleads guilty

A Rowan County man accused of sharing sexual pictures taken of young girls has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to prison.

  Strangulation one of the most lethal and common forms of domestic violence

There are new efforts to curb one of the most serious and deadly forms of domestic violence that many are hesitant to label as abuse.Domestic violence advocates say if you’re partner is willing strangle or choke you, they’re just one step away from killing you.

Cabarrus deputies arrest suspect in case of teen whose body was found in Rockwell

Deputies have arrested a suspect as part of the continuing investigation into the death of Hunter Howell.

Rowan District Attorney’s Office honors Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. In support for Domestic Violence Awareness, members of the Rowan County District Attorney’s Office wore purple.

  Trial date set for adoptive father of Erica Parsons

Sandy Parsons, the adoptive father of murdered teenager Erica Parsons, was in court in Rowan County on Thursday.

Registered sex offender arrested again for failing to comply with court order

A registered sex offender living in Rowan County is back in jail for failing to comply with a court order.

  Kannapolis baseball team reveals new name as The Cannon Ballers

They’ve been known as the Phillies, the Boll Weevils, and the Intimidators, and on Wednesday night the minor league baseball team in Kannapolis unveiled its newest incarnation, the Cannon Ballers.

Local woman announces candidacy to become “United States President”

A Virginia native now living in Rowan County stood in front of the Rowan County courthouse on Wednesday to announce that she would seek the Republican nomination to become the next President of the United States.

  Salisbury Police seek public’s help with homicide case

Police in Salisbury are asking for the public’s help to find the person responsible for the killing of 71-year-old Emerson Truitt Roebuck.

Road work on I-85 will require detours

Upcoming road work on I-85 includes ramp closings, an off site detour and a traffic shift, according to NCDOT.

Five people displaced after fire at Salisbury home

The fire broke out just after 10 a.m. at a home on Barbour Street, near E. Broad Street.

Rowan Sheriff issues warning after two elderly women scammed out of $1000’s

Two elderly women were scammed out of $1000′s in two separate incidents in Rowan County recently, and the Sheriff’s Office is warning that these scams are prevalent right now.

Legendary Beach Music, R & B group the Tams to perform at Livingstone College

Be young, be foolish, be happy and mosey on over to Livingstone College’s Sunday Brunch on Nov. 3 featuring beach music’s classic band, The Tams.

  Woman shot in domestic situation, several Rowan County schools put on lockdown

North Rowan High School, North Rowan Middle School, Southeast Middle School, and Faith Elementary School were placed on a code yellow lockdown.

Loose leaf collection underway in Kannapolis

It’s Fall which means it’s time for raking leaves. Between now and March 6, the City of Kannapolis will collect loose leaves left at your curb. At all other times of the year leaves must be bagged.

  Salisbury police investigating shooting death of 71-year-old man

The shooting happened before 11:30 p.m. Saturday on W. Kerr Street near Jersey City Park.

Team Auto Group to locate corporate HQ in downtown Salisbury

Team Auto Group, a family of automotive dealerships with multiple locations in North Carolina, has announced that it will expand its office operations in Salisbury.

Class J No. 611 Streamliner steam locomotive returns to Spencer, events Nov. 1-3

The N&W Class J #611, the iconic streamliner steam locomotive, will return to the N.C. Transportation Museum this fall.

Public comment sought for Kannapolis train station project

The public is invited to provide input on a project under development to build a second passenger rail platform and a pedestrian overpass at the Kannapolis Train Station.

Jancic’s 1968 Dodge Charger claims Best of Show at Pennzoil AutoFair

John Jancic, a native of Cleveland, North Carolina, is no stranger to winning trophies at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Pennzoil AutoFair. Jancic added to a growing collection of accolades on Saturday when his red 1968 Dodge Charger claimed Walt Hollifield Best of Show honors.

  Police create web page dedicated to unsolved murders

Each face represents a family that is still waiting for answers. Investigators hope that by bringing attention to the cases, those answers may finally come.The new page created by the Salisbury Police Department on its web page is dedicated to unsolved homicides.

Deputies seize 102 lbs marijuana, nearly $30,000 from two men in car hauler

The Rowan Sheriff’s Office released information on Thursday night about a major seizure of marijuana that took place on Monday.

  Turning on the heat for the first time? What you should know

Turning on the heat in your home for the first time sounds simple, but it could cause some problems too. One family in Salisbury discovered that on Thursday morning, and their story provides good advice on how to make sure your heater is working properly.

  Sheriff: Two arrested after Rowan Co. shooting that left one dead, two injured

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a homicide that took place early Saturday morning and left one man dead and two others wounded.

Wanted man found hiding in attic taken to hospital after swallowing heroin balloon

A man wanted on outstanding warrants was found hiding in an attic by deputies, but before he could go to jail, he had to go to the hospital after swallowing a balloon filled with heroin.

Deputies charge man with sex crimes involving children

China Grove man was charged with sex crimes involving children as the alleged victims.

The call for entries is open for the Salisbury Sculpture Show

The Salisbury Sculpture Show is a 10-month art show in which a select group of sculptures is placed throughout Salisbury, including in the downtown area and at the city’s three colleges.