Rowan County

  NCDOT Spring Litter Sweep underway along local roadways

If you’re tired of seeing trash on the highway or on the roads where you live, you may be getting some relief this month. The NCDOT is doing the Spring Litter Sweep between now and April 24.

Former Downtown Salisbury Chair, 2019 Cheerwine Festival win big at N.C. Main Street Awards

Duke CTSI launches kidney disease study in Kannapolis for people with African ancestry

Man charged with child abuse after young daughter found naked outside apartment

Did you pay baseball at Newman Park in Salisbury? Organizers would like to see you on Saturday

Former Rowan County high school teacher pleads guilty of sex crimes involving student

19-year-old accused of taking 13-year-old from Salisbury to Myrtle Beach

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  City of Kannapolis and partners announce town home project

Catawba College receives audio embedded sculptural bench in county-wide diversity project

Saturday event in Rowan County to help homeless veterans

Catawba College plans more in-person classes, events for Fall Semester; free tuition for 7 hours of Summer School

  One-on-one with Rowan-Salisbury Schools Dr. Tony Watlington

City of Kannapolis receives donation of land

Fair Housing virtual event announced for Kannapolis, Concord

A virtual Fair Housing seminar will be held from 11a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22, via Zoom.

COVID-19 vaccines offered at Rowan Diagnostic Clinic and Livingstone College on Saturday

Rowan Diagnostic and Livingstone College are both offering the COVID-19 vaccination in separate clinics this week.

Man accidentally shot himself inside Food Lion store

A man accidentally shot himself inside the Food Lion grocery story on Faith Road on Friday night.

Salisbury man gets more than three years prison for sex crimes involving child

Following a week-long trial, Donald Clair Reynolds, III, of Salisbury was convicted on Friday by a jury in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of three counts of felony indecent liberties with a child.

Police: Tear gas helps to end stand-off with breaking and entering suspect

Kannapolis-based Uralkali Haas F1 Team prepping for Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Man charged with driving while impaired, striking someone, then fleeing scene

Reporter notebook: I need you to buy some pancakes this weekend

Speedway Children’s Charities’ fan cutout fundraiser puts more fans in stands for Coca-Cola 600

  One killed, four more hurt in head-on crash on Lentz Road

Marijuana, gun found during traffic stop in Rowan County

During the traffic stop, officials say they smelled marijuana, so a search was conducted.

  Emergency responders free man trapped beneath collapsed porch roof in Landis

In Landis on Thursday morning a man working on his front porch was pinned to the ground and trapped when the roof of the porch fell on top of him.

Man charged for repeatedly stealing items from home of deceased man

An extensive investigation by deputies with the Rowan Sheriff’s Office has resulted in a long list of charges against a Salisbury man, and more charges coming for two other men.

Author of ‘Priscilla Series’ guest speaker at Livingstone College Virtual Women in History program Saturday

The Livingstone College Katharine W. Osborne Women in History Program will begin at 11:30 a.m. via Zoom on April 10 featuring author M.J. Simms-Maddox, Ph.D., as the guest speaker.

  Appointments at Rowan County first-dose vaccination clinic aren’t filling up despite expanded eligibility

In Rowan County, a local official said that appointments for Thursday’s first dose clinic aren’t being filled very quickly.

Catawba Indians to take on Belmont Abbey at Atrium Health Ballpark in Kannapolis

Building off a successful launch of baseball games in March, Atrium Health Ballpark welcomes two area colleges for spring match-ups in the lead up to the Cannon Ballers inaugural season opener in May.

Imperial Supplies expanding warehouse operations in Salisbury

Imperial Supplies, LLC announced it will be expanding in Rowan County with a move to the Granite Industrial Park, according to a press release from Rowan Economic Development.

Salisbury man shot on March 30 has died in the hospital

A Salisbury man who was shot last month has now died in the hospital. Police say Steven Michael Jones, Jr., 32, died on Tuesday.

Press Release: Rowan County plan to address lead and copper found in some drinking water

On Monday, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners approved a plan to construct a chemical pump station to assist Salisbury-Rowan Utilities (SRU) in combined efforts to find a long-term solution for elevated lead levels identified in some homes on the Rowan County Northeast Water System (NEWS).

Popular ‘Touch-A-Truck’ returns in Salisbury on April 17

“Touch-A-Truck” is returning to the Salisbury Civic Center on Saturday, April 17. It will take place from from 10:00 am-1:00 pm as a drive-thru event.

Historic caboose lays tracks to NC Transportation Museum

The North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer says that thanks to a generous donation by the Winston-Salem Southbound Railway, it has picked up another valuable piece of railroad history.

City of Kannapolis receives award for its budget

The Government Finance Officers Association has presented the Distinguished Budget Award to the City of Kannapolis. This is the 20th consecutive year the City has received this honor.

  Commissioners decide on a fix for the Dukeville water issue

Commissioners in Rowan County have decided on a plan that they hope will fix the issue of lead and copper found in some samples of drinking water in the Dukeville community off Long Ferry Road.

  Woman charged in Rowan County shooting

The shooting happened around 9 p.m. on Hartley Road off Bringle Ferry Road.

  Beautiful Spring weather draws many outside on Monday

Blue skies, bright sun, warm temperatures…for many today was the day to shake off the winter blues and enjoy some outdoor activity.

  Victim dies three days after shooting at Salisbury Mexican restaurant, two others hurt

The shooting happened around 10:15 p.m. Friday at the Los Arcos restaurant on Klumac Road.

Traffic stop results in drugs, weapon charges against Granite Quarry man

A man faces drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop on Thursday afternoon in eastern Rowan County.

Police in Salisbury investigating Sunday morning shooting

A man was shot on Sunday morning in Salisbury near the intersection of Old Plank Road and Partee Street. The incident happened around 10:00 am.

Catawba College announces Esports scholarship partnership

Stay Plugged IN (SPIN) has announced a college esports scholarship partnership with Catawba College.

Volunteers needed for Litter Sweep in Town of Spencer, April 10-24

The Town of Spencer is organizing volunteer groups to help with litter cleanup efforts during NCDOT’s Spring Litter Sweep, taking place April 10-24.

Salisbury Public Art Committee opens Paint the Pavement call for entries

The Salisbury Public Art Committee invites artists of all ages and skillsets to submit their designs for consideration for the first Salisbury Paint the Pavement Project.

Job fair happening in Salisbury on Friday

Community job fair happening Friday in Salisbury

  Man arrested for kidnapping, shooting at officers during multi-county chase into Rowan County

The pursuit started in Randolph County and came to an end just before 4:30 p.m. when the car crashed on I-85 near Webb Road in Rowan County.

  Widow of fallen Concord police officer Jason Shuping ‘pays it forward’ at Kannapolis law enforcement block party

Haylee Shuping “paid it forward” by purchasing 100 cups of coffee for officers at Local Patriot Roasting Company in honor of her husband.

Two arrested in connection with body of woman found in Rowan County

Two people have been arrested in connection with the discovery of the body of Tammy Lynn Becerra in Rowan County.

In Kannapolis, your old friend Bill has a new look

If you live in Kannapolis, your City of Kannapolis utility bill will look different when it arrives in your mailbox this month.

Rowan Public Library celebrates National Library Week April 4 - 10

Celebrate National Library Week with Rowan Public Library! From April 4 through 10, libraries everywhere will practice this annual, week-long observance sponsored by the American Library Association.

Speedway Club to reopen following year-long closure amid COVID pandemic

More than a year after The Speedway Club closed its doors amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the members-only fine dining and banquet space at Charlotte Motor Speedway is set to reopen its restaurant this weekend with limited hours and new social distancing protocols.

Rowan man faces charges for sex crimes involving children, drug offenses

On Wednesday, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office arrested John Thomas Leach, 38, of Salisbury, for numerous narcotics and weapons violations.

Man jailed under $300K bond after deputies find gun, meth, cocaine and DMT lab in Rowan County

On Tuesday, March 30, Rowan County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jonathan Russell Austin for numerous narcotics and weapons violations.

  Rowan man who lost both parents to COVID-19 says getting vaccine was an emotional experience

Man who lost both parents to COVID-19 gets second dose vaccine

Carousel at Village Park in Kannapolis opens this weekend

As warmer weather approaches, the Village Park Carousel in Kannapolis will operate on a limited schedule.

Catawba College to host Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, student panel leads discussion

Catawba College will host David Zucchino, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the book, Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy, at a student-led panel discussion open to the community.

Under SAVE LIVES ACT Salisbury VA to Offer COVID-19 vaccine to all veterans, spouses, and caregivers

The Salisbury VA Health Care System will implement the SAVE LIVES Act on April 1. This will allow the medical center to vaccinate veterans regardless of enrollment status so long as they have an other than dishonorable military discharge, their spouses, and caregivers.

Palmer Foundation Donation helps keep Rowan-Cabarrus Community College at the forefront of Advanced Manufacturing education

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is now home to the “Skill Boss,” thanks to a generous $20,000 donation from the Palmer Foundation to purchase the state-of-the-art training device.

  Salisbury police officer charged in fraud investigation

A police officer in Salisbury has been charged in a fraud investigation, according to the Salisbury Police Department.

  Salisbury officer accused of mistreating K-9 resigns before termination hearing

An internal investigation into the way a Salisbury police officer handled a K-9 officer has been completed, according to Salisbury Police Chief Jerry Stokes.

Sex offender faces third charge for failing to follow address requirements

Rowan sex offender charged for third time for failing to notify change of address

Man shot in Salisbury, refuses to give details to police

Police in Salisbury say a man who was shot several times refuses to help them with their investigation to try and find the culprit.

Officers deploy stop sticks on I-85 to end pursuit of teen in pickup truck

Officers with the Salisbury Police Department who were assisting Rowan County deputies and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol with a chase on I-85 used stop sticks to bring the pursuit to an end.

Man jailed after chase, crashing into construction zone on I-85 in Rowan County

Charges have been filed against a man accused of leading deputies in Rowan County in a chase on Interstate 85.

  Rowan Health Department noticing some 2nd COVID-19 vaccination shot hesitation

Healthcare workers across the country and here are noticing a phenomenon when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine, and it has to do with people getting a first shot, but then missing the appointment to get the second shot.

First dose vaccination appointments available in Rowan County for groups 1, 2, 3, and 4

Appointment slots will be available beginning at 10 AM this morning for a vaccination clinic, which will be held on Thursday, April 1st at the West End Plaza from 1:15 pm- 6:00 pm.

Shots fired into West End Plaza in Salisbury

Police in Salisbury are investigating after someone fired shots into a door at the West End Plaza on Friday afternoon.

Man’s repeated calls to 911 about the weather land him in jail

A local man’s repeated calls to 911 about the weather on Friday resulted in his arrest.

New drivers, new sponsor, but a rough start to the new season for Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team

The Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team was hopeful for a better start to the opening round of the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship at Bahrain International Circuit.

  11-year-old in critical condition after shooting at home in Salisbury

Police say there are contradictory stories about what happened.

Two Rowan County properties selected for Duke Energy Site Readiness program

Duke Energy has selected a pair of Rowan County properties for its 2021 Site Readiness Program, which enhances the preparedness of the sites for business and industrial development, according to a news release from the Rowan EDC.

Lee Street Theatre to present “Clue”

Time to play the classic board game of whodunit, where and with what as Lee Street theatre presents “CLUE: On Stage.”

Salisbury VA offers walk-in COVID-19 vaccination appointments for veterans of all ages

Salisbury VA Health Care System is now providing COVID-19 vaccinations to enrolled Veterans of all ages.

  Rowan County working with Cardinal Innovations Healthcare on new foster child program

Cardinal Innovations works with Rowan County on foster care funding program

UPDATE: Nearly $760,000 cash seized in video game investigation in Rowan and Cabarrus

For the past one and one-half years, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) has been investigating video-based gambling operations within arcades and convenience stores in the county.

Missing Rowan County 14-year-old girl found in South Carolina

Deputies say her mother is on the way to pick her up.

Rowan deputies identify body found, waiting on test results

Investigators with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office have identified a body that was found near Shuping Mill Road last week.

Rep. Ted Budd tours Salisbury YMCA COVID-19 vaccination center

On Wednesday, Rep. Ted Budd (R-13) joined Salisbury Mayor Karen Alexander and other city officials for a tour of the Rowan County Novant Health Vaccination Center.

  Economic development, affordable housing project planned in East Spencer

A major economic development and affordable housing project in the town of East Spencer is being announced on Wednesday.

Man charged with series of car break-ins in Rockwell area

Rockwell Police and the Rowan Sheriff’s Office have charged a man with a series of vehicle break-ins in the area of Palmer Road.

Kannapolis City Council identifies top priorities

According to a news release from the City of Kannapolis, members of the Kannapolis City Council have been working to develop its top priorities for the next five years.