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Who killed Erica Parsons?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It has been one year since the remains of Erica Lynn Parsons were found buried in a shallow grave on a dirt road in rural Chesterfield County, South Carolina. The case surrounding Parsons' disappearance quickly garnered national headlines, as her adoptive parents made several claim

WCNC - 2017-09-23 04:10:26

FEMA Tweets Wrong Number, Directs Hurricane Survivors to Sex Hotline

Victims of this year's hurricane season looking for assistance were instead met with a much different message following a typo made by FEMA earlier this week. The Miami Heraldreports FEMA's Region 4 office tweeted the wrong number for roof repairs Wednesday, instead directing consumers to a phone se

WFMYNEWS2.COM - 2017-09-23 23:50:03

Helmet requirement complicates city's first Skate Jam event

SALISBURY - Skaters like Noah Larson, 16, and Baron Wright, 15, can be found all over Salisbury - in empty parking lots, on neighborhood roads and on municipal staircases. Although they say that there's nowhere in town where they're allowed to skate, that doesn't stop them. "It's pretty much impossi

SALISBURY POST - 2017-09-24 07:05:00

Letter to the editor: A date we should never forget

Last week as I was reading the Salisbury Post I glanced at the date and realized it was 9/11. The fact that I had just become aware of it made me feel a little bit ashamed. Many dates in American history are embedded in our minds. You have 12/7/1941 (Pearl Harbor); 6/6/1944 (D-Day) and, of course, t

SALISBURY POST - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Editorial: Salisbury a step ahead?

Salisbury is changing, as people pointed out Thursday during the NAACP forum for Salisbury City Council candidates. The challenge for elected leaders is to grasp these shifts and find strength in them. While Rowan County and Salisbury have held their own, other communities around us are mushrooming.

SALISBURY POST - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Two Davidson County men charged with selling heroin

DAVIDSON COUNTY - Two Lexington men are facing multiple drug charges after authorities say they sold heroin to undercover sheriff's deputies. Brian Lorenzo Curlee, 34, of E. Hemstead Street, was charged with four counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, four counts of selling her

HPENEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 16:48:00

Leaders say community is progressing

Lexington Mayor Newell Clark and Steve Shell, vice chairman of the Davidson County Board of Commissioners, spoke about progress and positiveness during the annual "State of the Community" breakfast on Friday morning at the Third Street Event Center in Lexington. During the event, Clark named some of

DISPATCH - 2017-09-22 22:30:00

CD release to benefit youth missions

When retired music teacher Mike Fisher and his wife, Linda, moved to North Carolina from Liberty, Indiana, they were searching for a church family with a strong musical background when they stumbled upon the maestro Lee Mabe. "I missed working with music. That has been my life," said Fisher. "From t

DISPATCH - 2017-09-22 19:00:00

Sept. 23: Religious Notes

The Religious Notes column is published every Saturday to highlight special religious services (fundraisers go in the Calendar). E-mail information to living@the-dispatch.com, bring in printed information to 30 E. First Ave. or mail it to The Dispatch, P.O. Box 908, Lexington, 27293. Notes must be s

DISPATCH - 2017-09-22 19:00:00

Fourth Annual Family Health Day at First Baptist Church

Managing one's healthcare is like making a financial investment - it requires a great deal of planning and knowledge. On Oct. 1, the Health Guild at First Baptist Church, located at 210 Village Drive in Lexington, will sponsor "Invest in You!" This is the church's Fourth Annual Family Health Day. Th

DISPATCH - 2017-09-22 17:00:00

School threat leads to bomb-making charges for man, teen

News outlets report that an investigation began Tuesday after a parent reported that a White Knoll Middle School student had posted a threat to social media. Lexington School District 1 said in a statement that the student connected to the posts was suspended. Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon says

WSOC-TV - 2017-09-22 09:52:35

Sept. 22: 3 things to do this weekend

Whether it is dancing and listening to to good music, enjoying a glass of wine, shopping or just gathering with friends, there's a lot to do in and around Davidson County on the weekends. Here are just three items that should be entertaining this weekend. Send in your happenings to living@the-dispat

DISPATCH - 2017-09-21 18:00:00

The search for a rentable kitchen

Wendy Hall used to sell hot dogs out of a cart under the name "Wendy's Weiners," but for the past three months the Gastonia woman has been searching to find a perfect location to begin building Gaston County's first rentable commercial kitchen. Hall hopes that by building a kitchen, her business, Ga

GASTON GAZETTE - 2017-09-22 19:47:39

Teacher charged with taking indecent liberties

A 43-year-old middle school teacher is facing charges out of Rowan County after investigators say he had an online relationship with a female student and was planning to invite her to his house. Mark Robert Dexter, a teacher at Erwin Middle School east of Salisbury, was charged with two counts of ta

STATESVILLE RECORD & LANDMARK - 2017-09-22 16:08:00

Rowan County teacher accused of sex acts with child

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. - A Rowan County middle school teacher was arrested and charged with a sex crime involving a child, officials with the Rowan County Sheriff's Office said. Mark Dexter, 42, is charged with taking indecent liberties with a student by a school guardian following his arrest in the 100

WSOC-TV - 2017-09-21 14:16:27

Welcome: Let's talk trash and how to prevent litter

There will be a litter information meeting, open to the public, for Davidson County residents at 10 a.m. Oct. 18. The meeting will be held at the Perfect Blend Coffee House in uptown Lexington. Bob Langston from Keep Randolph County Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, will share his w

DISPATCH - 2017-09-22 07:01:00

Dr. Patrice Faison: The difference between proficiency and growth

Wow, what a start we have had for Thomasville City Schools! Our teachers and students are all excited about our new culture. We are making major changes in the rigor of our curriculum, our school culture and our physical facilities. I can't tell you the joy I feel when I walk into our schools and se

DISPATCH - 2017-09-22 21:09:57

Salute to Heroes: Off-duty firefighter helps saves injured motorcyclist after tragic crash

Not everyone believes in fate, but Thomasville firefighter Michael Eddinger and his new friend, Dianne Foust, sure do. If Eddinger hadn't been exactly where he was exactly when he was, it's quite likely that Foust would be a widow. Thanks to his selflessness and creativity, a Foust's husbands surv

WXII 12 - 2017-09-21 22:01:00

Teens charged in church break-ins

Two teenage boys have been arrested and charged with breaking into a church in Denton for the third time this year. Honest Nature Ray, 17, of South Main Street Extension in Denton, was charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering a place of worship and two counts of larceny after breaking

DISPATCH - 2017-09-21 18:04:38

Big bass absent from big bass events

Big bass events featuring hourly winners for the biggest bass and an overall big-bass winner can produce some embarrassing results when the big fish exhibit lockjaw. Saturday's Carolina Monster Bass Tournament at Randleman Lake had pleasant weather in the mid-80s and a lake noted as being one of the

DISPATCH - 2017-09-21 21:23:10