Rowan County

Cabarrus County, Concord and Kannapolis hoping residents will “Recycle Right”

Cabarrus County and the Cities of Concord and Kannapolis encourage residents to practice simple steps to be ‘cart smart’ about recycling.

  Residents pack commission meeting dealing with proposed solar farm

Catawba College, Bar Association to sponsor forum on 3rd branch of government

Area school students paint ‘Turtles’ to install on track for Bank of America ROVAL™ 400

  Parent says daughter is living in college dorm covered in ‘black mold’, making her sick

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students receive scholarships from State Employees’ Credit Union

Kannapolis Fire Truck Parade and Festival set for September 28

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Salisbury-based Three Rivers Land Trust awarded $545,500 for conservation of Phase II of Poison Fork Forests

Rowan Chamber Power In Partnership breakfast series kicks off Thursday, registration deadline Tuesday

Cleveland Browns DE Chris Smith says he’ll play against the New York Jets just days after girlfriend’s death

  Missing 20-year-old Statesville woman found safe

  Arson suspected in fire at Salisbury apartment building

Jimmie Johnson joins breast cancer survivors and NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers to paint pit wall pink

Andy Offutt Irwin is featured storyteller for Millstream’s 20th Anniversary

This week, Andy Offut Irwin will bring his talents to Rowan County at Rowan Public Library’s 20th Millstream Festival.

Rowan commissioners to discuss large solar farm proposal

Commissioners in Rowan County will discuss a proposal for a very large solar farm that would be built in the area of Neel Road.

  Prevent Child Abuse Rowan celebrates new space, ability to offer more services

Several of the most notorious child abuse to be prosecuted in Rowan County have a common element: the agency Prevent Child Abuse Rowan and the Terrie Hess House helped to get the victims out of danger and supported law enforcement in prosecution of the cases.

Seven months later, still no sign of missing Rowan man Rick Travis

Seven months ago this week the name Rick Travis began appearing frequently in the news. The 66-year-old experienced marathoner, suffering from a cognitive impairment, went out for his daily run and hasn’t been seen since.

Blue-green algae in High Rock Lake prompts swim advisory

  Mom charged with misdemeanor after baby left in car outside DSS office

Livingstone’s West End Classic Saturday to honor five with Community Spirit Awards

  Rowan community mourns with football player Chris Smith in death of his girlfriend

Rowan County murder suspect died in jail cell, investigation underway

Stolen gun found in teen’s bookbag after mom calls police

Happy Roots partners with dealer for car raffle to raise money for gardens at Rowan-Salisbury Schools

A local non-profit that establishes gardens as outdoor classroom in Rowan-Salisbury Schools has partnered with a car dealership to raffle off a new car as a way to raise funds.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College offers students emergency financial assistance through Finish Line grants

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is participating in the statewide Finish Line Grant program, helping to identify and assist students whose educational goals may be at risk because of financial emergencies.

Cabarrus County hosting public safety career fair

Cabarrus County Government is holding a career fair to highlight public safety occupations, including law enforcement, paramedic/EMT and Emergency Management/fire.The career fair will be held on Saturday (Sept. 14) from 9 a.m. to noon on the 7th floor of the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office.

  Political Scientist Dr. Michael Bitzer on Bishop win and “surprises” from the race

It was a hotly fought race and one that gained national attention. In a District 9 re-do, Republican Dan Bishop bested his Democrat challenger Dan McCready to win the seat. On Wednesday, well-known political scientist Dr. Michael Bitzer at Catawba College is weighing in on the contest.

  Salisbury woman with personal connection to 9/11 hopes services will continue

Special memorial services were held across the country and right here at home on Wednesday to honor the memory of those who died 18 years ago on 9/11. In Salisbury, it was especially emotional for one attendee.

Murder charges dropped for man previously accused of killing woman, unborn child in Rowan County

Murder charges have been dropped against a Rowan County man who previously accused of the murder of a 25-year-old woman and her unborn child.

Rowan County man faces kidnapping, other charges

A Rowan County man faces a long list of charges related to a domestic violence incident, according to the Rowan Sheriff’s Office.

Kannapolis-based Haas F1 team launches into Esports in London Wednesday night

London’s Gfinity Esports Arena is set to host the start of the 2019 Formula 1 New Balance Esports Pro Series on Wednesday Sept. 11, pitching the world’s top esports drivers against each other as they represent all ten Formula One teams.

Laps for Life blood drive at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday

The American Red Cross and Charlotte Motor Speedway will pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Art exhibition and reception to be held Thursday in Salisbury

Keyth Kahrs is to exhibit a body of paintings from Thursday, September 19th through Saturday, October 26th at the Rail Walk Studios & Gallery in Salisbury.

Trial beginning in Rowan County for man accused of killing 79-year-old coworker

A trial is set for this week in Rowan County Superior Court. David Dover was charged with the murder of his 79-year-old coworker, Arthur Lee “Buddy” Davis of Kannapolis.

Yacht Rock Revue coming to Charlotte Motor Speedway

Fans seeking to kick their Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 weekend into high gear will have a golden opportunity to crank up the volume on Saturday, Sept. 28. Charlotte Motor Speedway will host a rollicking Rock the ROVAL™ party.

Salisbury Police officer arrested for domestic violence charge

An officer with the Salisbury Police Department was taken into custody on September 6 and charged with assault on a female - domestic violence.

Catawba College continues Top 10 ranking in U.S. News & World Reports’ Best Colleges

Catawba College continues to be ranked among the Top 10 Best Colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Reports.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Library to host N.C. history exhibit about World War I

The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College library will host a special exhibit, “North Carolina in the Great War,” at its North Campus in Salisbury from Sept. 23-Nov. 14. The traveling exhibit is sponsored by the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Sharonview Federal Credit Union breaks ground in Salisbury

Sharonview Federal Credit Union, one of the nation’s top 200 credit unions, is proud to announce its new location in Salisbury, North Carolina, an area it has served since the 1970s.

Investigation continuing after Rowan Animal Services takes 64 dogs out of home

64 puppies and older dogs were seized from a Rowan County home recently, investigators confirm.

Duke Energy Foundation give storm safety grant to Salisbury Fire Department

The Salisbury Fire Department Fire Marshal’s office has received a $7,500 grant from Duke Energy Foundation “to create powerful communities” through its Storm Resiliency initiative.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Phi Beta Lambda chapter receives national honors

Two Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students won national awards at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Monza misstep for Kannapolis-based Haas F1 team

Kannapolis-based Rich Energy Haas F1 Team driver Romain Grosjean finished 16th while teammate Kevin Magnussen retired due to a hydraulic issue in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix, the 14th round of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship at Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

Alert neighbors spot suspicious vehicle, spoil break-in at Rowan County home

An alert neighbor apparently spoiled one man’s plan to break into a home.

Man at center of Silver Alert located in Charlotte, being reunited with caregivers

A Silver Alert that was issued for a man who was reported missing from Charlotte Wednesday night has been cancelled.

Daniel Hemric establishes endowment scholarship at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

NASCAR driver and Cabarrus County native Daniel Hemric has established the Daniel Hemric Be the Change Scholarship with the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Foundation.

Catawba College Conservationists agree trophy hunting can help wildlife

Two Catawba College professors are among the more than 130 signatories of a letter published Friday in the high-impact journal, Science. The letter states that there is compelling evidence that banning trophy hunting would negatively affect wildlife.

‘Renewal’ school plan, is it working? State releases report

The results of a state report on the Rowan-Salisbury Schools Renewal plan have been released.In a press release provided to WBTV, local leaders say the report shows several positive points.

Impact in Rowan County from Dorian likely to be minimal, according to local emergency officials

Officials with Rowan County Emergency Services has been watching Hurricane Dorian very closely for the last several days.

Dr. Anthony Davis returning to Livingstone College

Livingstone College President Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr. has announced that alumnus and former vice president of Livingstone, Dr. Anthony J. Davis, is returning to serve his alma mater as senior vice president for Institutional Advancement/chief operating officer.

Duke CTSI expanding at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis

In conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the first participant enrolled in the landmark MURDOCK Study, the Duke CTSI Translational Population Health Research group has announced plans to double its clinical research space at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis.

Couple charged with stealing checks from churches

A man and woman from Kannapolis are facing multiple charges, accused of stealing checks from local churches and a preschool.

Both recent additions to Rowan Sheriff’s Most Wanted list now charged

Two men who were just added to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Most Wanted list have now been charged.

Belgian blues for the Kannapolis-based Haas F1 team

Kannapolis-based Rich Energy Haas F1 Team drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean brought home finishes of 12th and 13th, respectively, in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix, the 13th round of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

City begins process for new Cannon Boulevard corridor plan

The City of Kannapolis is beginning the process for a new plan which would provide a long-range vision for Cannon Boulevard.

15th Annual Nazareth Child & Family Golf Tournament raises more than $30,000

More than $30,000 was raised Monday during Nazareth Child & Family Connection’s 15th Annual Swing’n Fore Naz Golf Tournament at Lexington Golf Club in Lexington.

Section of eastern Rowan County road closing for culvert replacement

N.C. Department of Transportation maintenance crews plan to close part of a Rowan County Road to replace a storm drain culvert beginning on Tuesday.

No injuries, but Livingstone College investigating shots fired on campus

Livingstone College officials investigating a report of shots fired on the campus on Thursday night. No injuries were reported.

Company plans expansion, new jobs in Rowan County

Innospec Inc., a leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals, recently unveiled new plans to expand their operations in Rowan County.

Jury convicts Kannapolis man after gun found beneath his pillow

Isaiah Montique Cuthbertson of Kannapolis was convicted this week in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  PORT Partnership plans to address overdose epidemic with immediate response

Neighbors in Rowan County are taking a bold approach to deal with the overdose epidemic. County agencies have partnered to set up what’s called a Post Overdose Response Team, or PORT, to respond to overdose cases in an effort to help the revived victim to break the habit and get help

Habitual offender back in jail, charged with sexually assaulting hospital worker

A man with a very long and violent criminal record is back in jail, now accused of groping at worker at the hospital.Billy Floyd Pless, 66, was charged with assault on a female and sexual battery.

Thursday night marks final game at Kannapolis Intimidators stadium

Final game to be played at Kannapolis ballpark

Steve McQueen’s “Bullitt” car coming to Charlotte Motor Speedway

Steve McQueen's "Bullitt" Mustang is coming to Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord.

Three Rivers Land Trust awarded $944,200 to conserve two farms in Davie and Iredell counties

The Salisbury-based Three Rivers Land Trust has announced the recent awarding of two grants from the North Carolina Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund totaling $944,200 to conserve two farms in Davie and Iredell Counties.

Police investigating robbery at Salisbury fish arcade

A masked man with a handgun made off with a bag full of cash from a local fish arcade, accoring to police.It happened on Sunday night at the Fish Hut arcade on Statesville Boulevard.

  Timeline: Rowan Little League softball team and successful effort to get White House invitation

If you thought all the talk about the Rowan County Little League girls softball team ended once the victory parade was held in downtown Salisbury, you were wrong.

Livingstone College president, three alumni honored as HBCU Living Legends

Livingstone College’s president and three alumni of Livingstone College were honored on Saturday at the N.C. HBCU Living Legends Scholarship Gala in Raleigh-Durham.

Wilmer Melton, III, appointed to Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Board of Trustees

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has announced the appointment of Wilmer Melton, III to the College’s Board of Trustees.

Hurley Park pond dredging process begins in early September

One of Salisbury’s most treasured parks renowned for its blooming flowers, tree species and water feature is undergoing maintenance for a near two-month period beginning in early September.The Hurley Park maintenance project will focus on dredging the pond and maintaining the fountain.

  Rowan Little League Softball coach, local political leaders want the World Champs to get a White House invitation

Steve Yang, the head coach of the Rowan County Little League Softball World Series champions is aiming for another milestone for his team; he’s looking for an invitation to visit the White House.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Health programs participate in first-time simulation event

The program chairs from the Health and Education department, as well as Emergency Medical Science (EMS), collaborated on the first ever health programs simulation at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

Salisbury Police investigating shots fired call on N. Fulton Street

Salisbury Police were investigating a report of shots fired overnight on North Fulton Street.

Two added to Most Wanted list

A man from southern Rowan County and a man from Concord have now been added to the Rowan Sheriff’s Most Wanted list.

  Rowan-Salisbury Schools names Principal and Teacher of the Year

It was a day of surprises and joy for two educators in the Rowan-Salisbury Schools. The Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year were both named, and neither had any idea what was coming.

Daimler/Freightliner celebrates 750,000th truck built in Cleveland

Daimler, parent company of Freightliner, marked an important milestone on Monday: the building of the 750,000th truck at the Cleveland facility.

East Spencer home destroyed by fire

A house in East Spencer was destroyed by fire early on Monday morning.

Scammer pretending to be law enforcement making calls around Rowan

A Salisbury woman was nearly scammed out of $1500 after getting a phone call from a man identifying himself as a Sgt. the Rowan Sheriff’s Office and telling her she had to pay for outstanding warrants.

  One killed, one seriously injured in Statesville crash

A deadly accident involving multiple vehicles left one person deceased and led to another being rescued on Sunday afternoon.

NC Supreme Court to hear two cases in Salisbury

The Rowan County judicial community will host the Supreme Court of North Carolina as part of the Court’s bicentennial celebration.

Gene Haas Foundation grant provides support for Rowan-Cabarrus students

The Gene Haas Foundation has awarded Rowan-Cabarrus Community College a grant of $15,000 to assist students enrolled in manufacturing, machining and engineering-related programs.