Rowan County

Salisbury-Rowan Human Relations Council adopts local park on day of service

On a day of service set aside to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Salisbury-Rowan Human Relations Council adopted a local park.

Rowan man faces sex crime charges

Kannapolis Fire Department receives state specialized training certifications

Deadline nearing to register for Rowan Chamber PIP breakfast

Salisbury serves as production site for “Goodbye, Butterfly” film

  Rowan County approves plan to provide water pitchers and testing kits to Dukeville area water customers

  600 doses of COVID-19 vaccine distributed in Rowan County

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Man sentenced to at least 38 years in prison for killing his grandmother

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students benefit from Guaranteed Admissions Agreement with UNC Wilmington

New configuration for I-85 interchange in Cabarrus County

Lead found in some drinking water in Dukeville area of Rowan County, county eyeing fix

  Heart attack survivor understands why the Granite Quarry Fire Department acquired coveted ISO Class 1 rating

Three Rivers Land Trust permanently conserves 27 acres in Montgomery County

  Livingstone College partners with N.C. church to combat food insecurity during COVID-19 pandemic

Volunteers distributed over 1,000 food boxes, 700 hot meals, and 300 $25 Food Lion gift cards to people in Salisbury and Rowan County.

Cheerwine Festival set for downtown Salisbury in September

The date for the 2021 Cheerwine Festival will move from Saturday, May 15, to Saturday, Sept. 18, in anticipation of reductions in COVID-19 restrictions and continued distribution of the vaccine.

  Suspicious packages left at Rowan Health Department forcing evacuation, road closures, turn out to be harmless

Police say a man set down two packages inside then took off running through the parking lot.

Report: Airports, including those in Cabarrus and Rowan, contribute $61 billion, 373,000 jobs to N.C. economy each year

North Carolina’s publicly owned airports contribute $61 billion to the state’s economy each year and support 373,000 jobs, according to a report released by the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation.

  Rowan-Salisbury Schools welcomes new superintendent

Granite Quarry Fire Department earns ISO 1 Rating, state’s highest

Drive-thru vaccine clinic in Rowan County closed early after running out of vaccines

Little Texas Sidewalk public meeting set for January 26 in Kannapolis

Man shot while driving on Standish Street in Salisbury

5 displaced from fire in Rowan County

Senator Ford appointed Co-Chairman of State and Local Government and Appropriations on General Government Committees

Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) announced that he intends to appoint Sen. Ford (R-Rowan) as co-chairman of State and Local Government and Appropriations on General Government committees for the 2021-22 legislative biennium.

Two dead in ‘fully-involved’ house fire in Rowan County

The fire happened on Doublethumb Road in Rockwell.

New Eastern Fence facility and Chewy opening highlight Rowan EDC’s Year In Review

Rowan County’s Economic Development Commission is pointing out highlights for the year 2020 when it come to economic growth in the county.

Local musician releases new album

Virillion Music has announced the release of a new album, Always Waiting by composer/pianist/vocalist, Marc Hoffman. The album is available on all streaming sites.

Food distribution at Livingstone College on Tuesday

Livingstone College will distribute food boxes and Food Lion gift cards on Tuesday, Jan. 12, on its campus to address food insecurity in the Salisbury area.

  Man with extensive criminal record arrested for setting fire to cars at repair shop in Spencer

Alexander Brandon Payne, 33, is charged with two counts of burning personal property.

  Rail cars found burning at North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer

Firefighters from several departments responded to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer on Saturday morning after it was reported that several rail cars were on fire.

Two men charged for $1.6 million theft and damages at Rowan business

Two charged in theft of equipment from rowan company

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College begins installation of public art benches

The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Department of Art & Design has completed the first phase of installation for its “Here’s My Story” inclusive public art initiative with the placement of two large, interactive benches in Salisbury.

Rowan Commissioner Mike Caskey reappointed to NCACC Risk Management Board of Trustees

The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Joint Risk Management Agency Board of Trustees reappointed Rowan County Commissioner Mike Caskey to serve as a trustee for an additional term.

COVID-19 testing at Rowan Co. Public Health canceled

Due to inclement weather, COVID-19 testing at Rowan County Public Health has been canceled for today.

Officials: Rowan County maintains AA+ bond rating

Rowan County manager Aaron Church has announced that the county has maintained a AA+ bond rating.

New public art on display in Kannapolis

The City of Kannapolis has added two sculptures to its public arts program.

Police investigating robbery at Salisbury convenience store

Police in Salisbury hope surveillance pictures will help them find the man who robbed a convenience store on Wednesday night.

  “Suspicious” fire heavily damages law firm in downtown Salisbury

Fire heavily damaged the Whitley, Jordan, and Inge law firm in the 300 block of S. Main Street in downtown Salisbury on Thursday morning.

Man killed in Salisbury, woman being sought in connection with homicide

A 33-year-old man was killed in Salisbury, sparking a homicide investigation.

Woman found dead in Salisbury apartment, police call circumstances suspicious

A 30-year-old woman was found dead inside her apartment in Salisbury on Wednesday night.

Salisbury Police, family, appeal to public for help solving double homicide

Salisbury Police Chief Jerry Stokes is expected to make an appeal on Wednesday for members of the public to come forward with any information they may have that would help investigators solve the murder of a mother and her son.

Registered sex offender faces new charges

A registered sex offender in Rowan County faces new charges after deputies say he failed to properly register his address with the Rowan Sheriff’s Office.

Firefighters respond to fire at Salisbury apartment house

Firefighters from the Salisbury Fire Department responded to a call about a fire in an apartment on West Henderson Street on Wednesday.

  Teen arrested in drive-by shooting in Salisbury

One person was hurt in a shooting in Salisbury Monday morning.

  Man convicted in brutal murder of elderly Salisbury couple in 1994 to get new sentencing hearing

William Leroy Barnes, 59, convicted and sentenced to the death penalty in 1994 for the murder of B. P. and Ruby Tutterow in their Salisbury home, will get a new sentencing hearing.

Assault with a deadly weapon charges dismissed for Georgia man charged in 2018 Rowan County shooting incident

As the result of a plea agreement reached between parties in court, a Georgia man who was charged in a shooting in Rowan County had most charges against him dismissed.

City of Salisbury invites public input on Downtown Main Street Plan

The City of Salisbury Community Planning Department is inviting the public to provide input on the Downtown Main Street Plan.

City of Kannapolis honored for West Avenue streetscape work

The North Carolina Association of Government Information Officers has awarded the City of Kannapolis first place for its work in branding and promotion of the West Avenue Streetscape and Downtown Revitalization Project.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College names Excellence in Teaching recipients

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College recognized the 2019-2020 Excellence in Teaching award recipients at a recent meeting of the Board of Trustees.

  Vaccine clinics set in Rowan County

Rowan County Public Health continues to work through vaccinating our front-line healthcare workers in Phase 1A. This will continue this week Monday – Thursday from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

One injured in fiery crash in western Rowan County on Tuesday

A fiery crash involving two vehicles took place on Tuesday morning in western Rowan County.

  At least three area U.S. House Representatives plan to vote against certifying election results

At least three US House Representatives from the Charlotte area say they plan to object to the certification of the election of Joe Biden as President of the United States.

Shots fired at women in car after police break up “big party” at Salisbury apartment complex

Salisbury police officers were able to hear the shots that were fired at two women in a car following a “big party” at a local apartment complex.

Police trying to identify man who stole drugs from local pharmacy

Police in Salisbury are hoping someone may be able to identify a man caught on surveillance video stealing drugs from a local pharmacy.

Woman claims she was kidnapped, later charged for filing false report

A woman from Rowan County was charged last week after claiming she was abducted and robbed.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church to honor Elizabeth Duncan Koontz with inaugural prayer service

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury is planning a special commemoration for Salisbury native Elizabeth Duncan Koontz on January 7th.

Salisbury-based Three Rivers Land Trust permanently conserves 147 acres in Davie County

Salisbury-based Three Rivers Land Trust (TRLT) has announced the conservation of a 147-acre property located in Davie County.

Rowan Co. woman accused of killing 87-year-old grandmother by pushing her down flight of stairs

A woman in Rowan faces a long list of charges, including second degree murder.

“Loop the Loop” launches for 2021 in Kannapolis

Once again it is time to start the City of Kannapolis Loop the Loop Program. Loop the Loop is a fun way to track the distance of your walk, run, or bike ride in Kannapolis while earning great prizes.

Salisbury hosts virtual “Bring on 2021” New Year’s Eve event

Salisbury Parks and Recreation will host its annual New Year’s Eve event via Facebook live on Thursday, Dec. 31, at 11 p.m. “Bring on 2021” continues the community tradition of ringing in the New Year at the Bell Tower, though virtually.

  77 small business owners in Rowan County approved for COVID-19 grant program

Owners of 77 small businesses in Rowan County were able to pick up a check beginning today to help with losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Man faces long list of charges after chase with deputies from Rowan into Cabarrus County on Wednesday

A man from Kannapolis faces a long list of charges after he was involved in a chase with deputies in two counties on Wednesday morning.

Rowan Public Library’s “Cards for a Cause” campaign submissions double

The “Cards for a Cause” campaign has become a holiday season tradition at Rowan Public Library.

Rowan home destroyed by fire caused by malfunctioning wood stove

Officials say a malfunctioning wood stove likely caused a fire that destroyed a home in western Rowan County on Tuesday night

Suspects charged in Rowan County home invasion and robbery

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a home invasion and robbery on Tuesday morning at approximately 10:00.

  Rowan County and East Spencer leaders eyeing new exit off I-85

It still may be a few years before a new exit is built off Interstate 85 in Rowan County, but that doesn’t mean local planners aren’t excited about the possibility.

Car at repair shop has tires and wheels taken

A customer driving by an auto repair shop where she had taken her car for service, noticed the car sitting on the ground with no tires or wheels.

City of Salisbury to enforce fire lane parking violations with $50 fine

The City of Salisbury will enforce the fee for fire lane violations, effective January 1, 2021.

  17-year-old killed, 3 other teens injured in single-car crash in Salisbury

Police say a 19-year-old was driving a 2014 Mercedes SUV toward Statesville Boulevard when he lost control and crashed into a tree.

Overnight fire damages home in Salisbury

A house in Salisbury was heavily damaged by fire early on Sunday morning.

  Man arrested in New York was wanted for Goodwill robbery, shooting at police in Salisbury

Eldmond Boley was arrested in Staten Island, New York City Wednesday night and is in custody. He was arrested by US Marshals.

‘Elves’ take over Hurley Elementary School

Principal Jennifer Brown, her daughters, and staff worked hard to transform into Hurley elves and create fun disasters.

Rowan County gives first COVID-19 vaccinations

Rowan County Public Health recently gave their first COVID-19 vaccinations.

Staff members at Novant Health Rowan receive COVID-19 vaccine

Staff members at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury began receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday.

Salisbury VA Health Care System begins Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations

Salisbury VA Medical Center received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine December 22, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization for this vaccine.

Woman accused of stealing from convenience store also faces gun and drug charges

A woman accused of stealing fabric spray from a convenience store is also facing weapon and drug charges.

Salisbury Community Appearance Commission announces 2020 Holiday Storefront Decorations winners

The Salisbury Community Appearance Commission (CAC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 15th annual Holiday Storefront Decorations Awards.

North Carolina Economic Development CEO Chris Chung to speak at Rowan Chamber PIP breakfast in January

The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the next Power in Partnership (PIP) program will feature North Carolina Economic Development CEO Chris Chung.

Sheriff looking for man who did $1.6 million in damages and equipment theft from brick company

On December 6, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a breaking and entering that occurred at the Old Carolina Brick Company near Gold Hill.

Rowan Chamber announces new officers and directors

Bob Honeycutt, F & M Bank, and Brad Walser, Walser Technology Group, have been named respectively Chair of the Board and Chair-elect for the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce.

Local artist wins regional and national awards for portraits

Salisbury artist Mark Stephenson is the recipient of three recent awards for his paintings. Stephenson’s studio is currently located at the Railwalk Studios and Gallery on Lee Street.