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Dozens of cars broken into in Salisbury neighborhood
SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - Dozens of cars in one Salisbury neighborhood were broken into on Friday morning, according to police and neighbors. People living in the area of Rachel Lane, Audrey Lane, and Matika Lane discovered the break-ins. Police say they believe it happened in the early morning hours,
High school students excel in college classes
SALISBURY — Emma Ryerson might be a senior at West Rowan High School, but she’s already earned 31 college credits. Unlike Advanced Placement courses that give students the opportunity, but not the guarantee of college credit – these are actual fully accredited college credits that transfer to univer
Farmers market workshop coming to Salisbury
RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will offer a workshop for farmers markets on March 14 in Salisbury. “North Carolina is home to more than 250 farmers markets,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “This workshop is a great opportunity for farmers markets of
Mayor Heggins’ ICE statement came as surprise for council members
SALISBURY — At least two Salisbury City Council members say they’ve received calls from residents who disagree with Mayor Al Heggins’ recent statement about immigration raids across the state.
Two found guilty in 2014 double murder in Spencer
ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Two men have been found guilty of the murders of a man and his uncle in Spencer of 2014 after a two-week trial in Rowan County. James Michael Robinson and Darius Abel were found guilty on Friday. Robinson, Abel, and a third person, Kenneth Abel, Jr., were originally charged
Kannapolis man gets at least 7 years prison as habitual felon
ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Jason Howard Milam of Kannapolis was convicted this week in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of felony possession of a firearm by convicted felon, two counts of felony attempted trafficking in opium/heroin, felony possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin, felony
Police looking for help after man shot twice on Monday
SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - Police in Salisbury want to know if anyone in the public can help identify the person who shot a man twice in the stomach on Monday. According to the report, Marquise Robinson of Old Wilkesboro Road had been out to dinner with his girlfriend and children on Monday night. His g
Blotter: Rowan authorities charge Salisbury sex offender with being at Dan Nicholas Park
SALISBURY — A Salisbury sex offender who was found at Dan Nicholas Park has been charged with violating sentencing conditions. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged David Brandon Pope, 32, on Wednesday. He remains in the Rowan County jail under a $5,000 secured bond.
Salisbury Police investigating shooting in West End
SALISBURY — A man who was shot Monday night in the West End community is not cooperating with the investigation, according to the Salisbury Police Department. The man went to the emergency room at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center after being shot in the stomach, a police report said.
Court rules that 2 amendments placed on North Carolina ballots were unconstitutional, including requiring ID to vote
WAKE COUNTY, N.C. – The Wake County Superior Court ruled late Friday that two amendments placed on North Carolina ballots were unconstitutional. One of the amendments would have imposed a photo ID requirement to vote and the other would have lowered the state income tax.
Police say woman assaulted officer and two paramedics
SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - A woman assaulted a police officer and two paramedics who were trying to help her, according to a report at the Salisbury Police Department. Shalon Shantell Shaver, 42, of Woodleaf Road, was charged with felony assault on a law enforcement officer, simple assault. and felony a
Man charged in China Grove shooting
CHINA GROVE, NC (WBTV) - China Grove Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting that happened during the first week of February. Aaron Wilkes was charged on Friday morning and taken to jail. When asked about the shooting, Wilkes had no comment for a WBTV reporter.
Lexington boys hang on to top Salisbury
WELCOME - Well, it wasn’t very pretty. But that was completely beautiful to Josh Pittman. Executing a game plan to throw Salisbury out of rhythm, Lexington boys coach Josh Pittman used a full-court press to slow down the high-speed Hornets in the semifinals of the Central Carolina Conference Tournam
Prosecutor says evidence puts defendants at crime scene; defense disagrees
SALISBURY — Rowan County Assistant District Attorney Paxton Butler said Thursday that the evidence in the 2014 murders of a Spencer man and his uncle is irrefutable, especially DNA evidence.
The Largest Mass Grave In The South Is Located In This Small City In North Carolina
Few places in America have a more somber affect than the national cemeteries filled with those who put their lives on the line to protect our freedom and values. And North Carolina, in particular, has one of these national cemeteries that is heavily weighted with a dull ache that will never go away.
U.S. Marshals Service arrest China Grove shooting suspect
CHINA GROVE — The United States Marshals Service arrested a man on Friday wanted for a Feb. 3 shooting in China Grove. China Grove Police charged Aaron Dominique Wilks, 31, with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon. He was
Developer: Salisbury’s Empire Hotel project moving forward, despite delays
SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - It was billed as one of the biggest economic development projects ever attempted in downtown Salisbury, but nearly three years after it was announced, it’s hard to see any change at the old Empire Hotel on S. Main Street.
Brick thrown off North Carolina overpass, shattering woman’s windshield, ‘I could’ve been killed’
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating two reports of objects being thrown off overpasses onto cars below. WTVD reported that the first report happened Feb. 17 around 4 p.m. Drivers on Highway 87 said three young men were on the Arsenal Street pedestrian bridge hold
Parents charged in NC teen's death to be tried separately
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) - The adoptive parents of a North Carolina teen who was missing for years before her body was found in South Carolina will be tried separately on murder charges.
Elderly woman in Salisbury reports losing thousands of dollars in fraud case
Deputies in Rowan County are looking into a fraud case where nearly $26,000 was taken from an elderly woman’s bank account, according to Capt. John Sifford. An incident report filed on Friday with Rowan County Sheriff’s Office showed an elderly woman, living on Mocksville Road in Salisbury, reported