Rowan County

Police in Salisbury investigating crash and possible shooting incident

Police in Salisbury are investigating an incident on W. Horah Street that involved a crashed car and a possible shooting.

Three Rivers Land Trust is awarded a Grant by REI Co-op

Salisbury Fire Department announces promotions

Kannapolis Fire Department announces promotions including new Deputy Fire Chief

Rowan Helping Ministries providing vital services, needs more volunteers

Man already charged for firing gun during BLM protest in Salisbury now charged with inciting riot

Warrants issued for man accused of throwing rock through newspaper office window during Salisbury protest

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16-year-old missing Salisbury girl found in GA with sex offender

Livingstone secures second $500,000 grant for its historic Andrew Carnegie Library

Mayor declares state of emergency for Salisbury, imposes 9 p.m. curfew for downtown district

Police: Driver pepper sprays another driver after confrontation for not pulling over for funeral procession

Rowan County Commissioners ask Governor Cooper for permission to reopen local economy

Officers hurt after protest near Fame statue, rock thrown through Salisbury Post window

“I’ve been really particular about not using the word reopen because that implies that we closed down.” Pastor reflects on serving during COVID-19 pandemic

It’s been said that people need faith now more than ever. And whatever “faith” means to you may be unique.

Shots fired, two arrested following argument with Confederate group at BLM protest in Salisbury

Two people arrested after shots were fired following an argument between Black Lives Matter protesters and a Confederate group in Salisbury on Sunday have been charged.

Skydiver rescued from tree in Salisbury

One skydiver didn’t quite make it to the ground until he was able to get the help of the Salisbury Fire Department on Sunday.

Rowan County woman charged in Brunswick County for stealing from mother-in-law

A woman from Rowan County has been charged in Brunswick County, NC, accused of stealing approximately $200,000 from her mother-in-law.

Dozens take to the streets in downtown Salisbury

Dozens take part in ‘mobile protest’ through downtown Salisbury

N.C. Transportation Museum opened to the public on Thursday

One on One: Team Principal of Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team talks about new season, COVID-19 hurdles

Local group plans “Say Their Names” protest for downtown Salisbury

Person found dead after Rowan County home destroyed in fire

Rowan Co. man accused of killing 3 dogs in ‘fit of rage,’ sending estranged wife photo

Linus Giles Goodman, 39, was charged Tuesday with three counts of animal cruelty, which are felony offenses.

Monroe Street School, formerly J.C. Price High, to be preserved thanks to $500,000 grant

A familiar, historic, and significant building in Salisbury that served as a high school for the Africa-American community will be preserved, thanks to a $500,000 grant from the National Park Service.

Organizers of Faith Fourth of July explain decision for calling off weeklong event

One of the largest Fourth of July celebrations in North Carolina was canceled earlier this week by organizers in the town of Faith. On Thursday, organizers provided a news release giving more insight into the decision to cancel.

  Novant Health launches first emergency drone operation for pandemic response in the country

The venture marks the first emergency drone logistics operation by a hospital for its pandemic response in the country.

Nazareth Child & Family Connection announces cancellation of popular events

Nazareth Child & Family Connection officials have made the decision to cancel three upcoming community events as a precaution against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Finding community in crisis: Two community theatres join forces to raise more than $25,000

It has been said the show must go on. This is true until it is not. Piedmont Players Theatre (PPT) and Lee Street Theatre (LST) have found common ground and community, as they have joined forces to keep theatrical performing arts alive in Salisbury.

  Rowan Public Health Director concerned after five new deaths reported in one day at veteran’s facility

The Public Health Director is asking questions about the reporting practices of a local veteran’s facility after the facility reported five new COVID-19 related deaths on Tuesday.

Teen from High Point charged after alleged crime spree, shoot-out, and chase

A High Point teen and a juvenile have been charged after a crime spree involving break-ins to multiple vehicles and a chase with law enforcement, and a chase with one of the victims.

Man caught after trying to rob store, stealing car, and running from police

A Rowan County man was apprehended by police in Salisbury after an unsuccessful attempt to rob a convenience store, and unsuccessful attempt to steal a truck, successfully stealing a car, then getting caught trying to run away from police.

Proposed Kannapolis budget has no fee or rate increase

Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg presented the recommended Fiscal Year 2021 budget to the Kannapolis City Council Tuesday evening.

  Man dies after being struck by train in Salisbury

A man struck by a train while riding a bicycle near the tracks in Salisbury Wednesday morning has died, Salisbury police confirm.

  Town of Faith cancels Fourth of July celebration

That means there will “be absolutely no” parade, fair, food, music or fireworks.

  No formal service at Salisbury National Cemetery doesn’t mean the sacrifices were forgotten

One of the largest and most stirring annual Memorial Day ceremonies takes place at the National Cemetery on the grounds of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Salisbury.

  A very different Coca-Cola 600 for fans and competitors

Today is the 61st running of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but there are no fans in the stands due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Salisbury Parks and Rec. and Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA to host virtual run, walk to benefit COVID-19 assistance

The Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA, will host “COVID-19 for 19,” a virtual run, walk to raise funds for Rowan Helping Ministries food bank for COVID-19 assistance.

Kannapolis Fire Department’s Maria Bostian earns Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year award

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has announced Maria Bostian, Kannapolis Fire Department Public Educator, as the 2020 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year.

  Life and death in a pandemic: daughter of man who died in hospital thanks nurse who held his hand

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, and in some cases, the way we die. Several weeks ago an 81-year-old man passed away at Novant Health in Rowan.

Woman charged in deadly crash with bicyclist in Salisbury

A woman has now been charged in a fatal accident involving a bicyclist in April.

  Man shot in Rowan County after firing at deputies during domestic disturbance

A man was shot by deputies in Rowan County after he threatened to kill them and fired shots at them following a domestic dispute.

Man wanted in fatal Salisbury shooting turns himself in

Murder warrants have been issued in Salisbury in the fatal shooting that took the life of Jonathan Elijah Ijames, 30, on April 26 on E. Lafayette Street.

Proposed Salisbury budget shows deep cuts due to lost revenue

The proposed budget for the City of Salisbury reflects deep cuts brought about by the loss of revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Project Lake’ could bring hundreds of jobs to Kannapolis

An economic development project in Kannapolis could bring hundreds of jobs to the area.

Drive-in movies in Rowan cancelled due to rain

Restrictions on public gatherings and the closure of movie theaters have led to a resurgence of the popularity of of the drive-in movie. Now Rowan County residents will be able to once again enjoy that once popular pastime.

  Kannapolis restaurant opens indoor dining in defiance of Governor Roy Cooper’s order

A Kannapolis restaurant opened its indoor dining room Wednesday in defiance of the current order issued by Governor Roy Cooper.

National Police Week - Salisbury VA Health Care System ’Officer of the Year’

Each year during Police Week, the Salisbury VA Health Care System’s Police Service takes the time to honor one of their own as ‘Officer of the Year’ at a local community Awards Breakfast in Salisbury.

Kannapolis Cannonballers announce partnership with Walk Cabarrus

The Kannapolis Cannonballers strengthened that commitment today by announcing they have become the Presenting Sponsor of Walk Cabarrus, a community-wide walking campaign focused on creating a healthier community.

Firefighters make quick work of small fire at abandoned Salisbury school

Firefighters with the Salisbury Fire Department responded to a report of smoke coming from an old school on South Shaver Street.

Charlotte Motor Speedway to salute the troops at 61st running of the Coca-Cola 600

As has become tradition on Memorial Day Weekend, Charlotte Motor Speedway will once again pay tribute to the men of women of the U.S. Armed Forces with a rousing display of patriotism both before and during Sunday’s 61st running of the Coca-Cola 600.

Rowan Co. Public Health Director tells tale of two businesses handling pandemic

health department director sees businesses handling pandemic in different ways

  Affidavit: Citadel LPN says facility refused to test symptomatic residents for COVID-19

The Citadel in Salisbury is the site of the biggest single outbreak of COVID-19 in North Carolina.

Charges filed against manager of Lucky Duck arcade

The manager of the Lucky Duck arcade, raided by Rowan County Sheriff’s deputies on March 18, now faces several charges.

  Salisbury book store owner giving away new books to fill Little Free Libraries

We first told you about Alissa Redmond’s mission to fill up the dozens of Little Free Libraries in Rowan County in a story we published on May 7. She’s still at it, and determined to keep it going.

  ‘It was uncharted territory’: Cheerwine Festival continues on virtually

The festival was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Celebrates Class of 2020

More than 650 graduates will receive associate degrees, diplomas and certifications at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College this spring, a demonstration of the resilience and perseverance of the Class of 2020, despite the challenges from COVID-19.

One person shot in Salisbury overnight

One person was shot late on Friday in Salisbury.

Atrium Health ballpark opened to the public

There’s no baseball yet, but that doesn’t mean fans can’t visit the new Minor League ballpark in downtown Kannapolis, and even enjoy some of the amenities.

  Business owners like the idea of new Rowan Economic Recovery Task Force

All across the area businesses have suffered due to the pandemic. Many closed, others have tried to change how they operate just to hang on. In Rowan County a new task force has been formed with a comprehensive plan to help local businesses and displaced workers.

“Spring Paving Week” coming to a Salisbury street near you

The City of Salisbury will be repaving a lot of streets next week

Sen. Carl Ford: State Legislature to reconvene on Monday with COVID-19 protocols

According to a press release from Senator Carl Ford, (R-Rowan, Stanly), Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) today jointly announced protocols for legislative operations beginning May 18, 2020.

  Salisbury nursing home celebrates ‘Sunshine Day’ with parade for families and residents

Morning clouds and rain departed just in time for families and residents of Accordius Health on Statesville Boulevard in Salisbury to celebrate “Sunshine Day.”

Rowan County agencies create post-pandemic economic recovery plan

Several agencies in Rowan County have produced an economic recovery plan for Rowan County.

Man sought after violent domestic incident

Police in Salisbury have issued warrants for a man accused in a domestic violence situation involving three young children and the children’s grandmother.

Update: Rowan Sheriff brings charges against Granite Quarry arcade operator

On Tuesday, Diane Sboto, age 59, of Lexington was arrested on gambling charges related to the investigation of the Granite Quarry Arcade, 304 North Salisbury Avenue in Granite Quarry.

Kannapolis waste collection services resumed this week

The collection of white goods (appliances) and electronic waste has resumed in Kannapolis. These services were suspended in March due to COVID-19 when Waste Management instituted stricter safety protocols for its employees.

Popular thrift/outlet store run by organization that helps children reopening

Nazareth Children’s Home Thrift and Outlet Store will reopen for business Wednesday, May 13.

Salisbury-Rowan NAACP cancels Juneteenth

In an email to WBTV, Salisbury-Rowan NAACP President Gemale Black announced that this year’s Juneteenth Celebration would be canceled, due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

  Restaurants coming to VIDA in downtown Kannapolis

VIDA, a private public mixed-use district, which will include apartments, restaurants, and retail space in Kannapolis is on target to open in winter of 2020/2021.

High speed, two-county chase ends in Rowan

A chase that began in Davidson County came to an end in Rowan County when deputies and police were able to stop the car.

Stewart-Haas Racing making ICU webcam carts for Novant Health

In addition to making parts and pieces for its fleet of race cars, Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) is making ICU webcam carts for Novant Health.

  Person killed in crash involving small van, tractor trailer in Rowan County

The crash happened on Highway 601, north of Salisbury near the Davie County line around 6 p.m.

Details released for virtual Cheerwine Festival this Saturday in Salisbury

Canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Cheerwine Festival will live on, virtually, this Saturday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

NC Sheriff’s Association committee issues resolution asking Governor Cooper to amend Stay at Home order to allow inside church services

Last week the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association issued a resolution calling for Governor Roy Cooper to amend the Stay at Home to allow for churches to hold worship services inside, provided they meet the same social distancing guidelines as businesses.

Smart Start Rowan celebrated Teacher Appreciation Day on Friday

Smart Start Rowan celebrated Teacher Appreciation Day on Friday with surprise visits to all open licensed child care facilities and family child care homes.

Aspiring nurse takes the first step by earning high school Equivalency (GED) through Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Rowan-Cabarrus prepares students to pass an approved High School Equivalency (GED) Assessment and be awarded a North Carolina Equivalency diploma.

Affidavits: Sickened nurses watched their nursing home patients die ‘and die alone.’

The Citadel Salisbury has been rocked by North Carolina’s worst nursing home outbreak of COVID-19.

Pennzoil AutoFair rescheduled date has now been canceled

Due to circumstances surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, Charlotte Motor Speedway has canceled the spring edition of the Pennzoil AutoFair.

Owner of South Main Book Company loads up ‘little free libraries’ with new books

Many of the little free libraries at schools and other locations across Rowan County are a little fuller right now thanks to Alissa Redmond at the South Main Book Company.

Catawba College plans fall re-opening for students

Catawba College is planning to re-open to students in the fall, with the campus undergoing deep cleaning during the summer months in preparation, according to an announcement this week by Dr. Ken Clapp, Interim President.