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Editorial: Hold on to North Rowan High
The Rowan-Salisbury School System needs to streamline the number of schools it operates, but closing North Rowan High School cannot be part of the plan. The school is too important to Spencer, East Spencer and, in fact, all of Rowan County.
Family displaced after tree falls on home in Rowan County
ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. - Officials said two adults and three children have been displaced after a tree fell on a house in Rowan County. It happened just after 7 a.m. Saturday at the home on Ferrell Lane in Salisbury.
Contractor dies after being trapped between plates on railroad tracks
SPENCER, NC (WBTV) - A contractor died after being trapped between two metal plates on railroad tracks in Rowan County Saturday. According to police, officers are investigating a death on the railroad tracks in Spencer.
‘Shop with a Cop’ inspires Christmas spirit
SALISBURY — Traffic ground to a halt Saturday morning as more than a dozen police cars pulled into Walmart, sirens wailing and blue lights flashing. But law enforcement officers weren’t there to bust a crime or arrest a criminal – they were there to bring Christmas to more than two dozen local child
Letter: CiCi’s Pizza loving on Salisbury
Salisbury Nazarene Church and Rowan Helping Ministries would like to thank Cici’s Pizza for going above and beyond to help get pizzas to the shelter for dinner on Dec. 10. The store was closed because of the snow. Mark Hattrich and some employees came back, despite treacherous roads, to make pizzas
At 120 years, Elizabeth Maxwell Steele DAR is second oldest in the state
SALISBURY — Elizabeth Maxwell Steele represents one of the more significant figures in Rowan County history. So it’s more than fitting the Daughters of the American Revolution chapter in Rowan County is named for her and that it is the second oldest DAR chapter in the state behind Mecklenburg County
Downtown Salisbury leaders plan for NC Main Street Conference
SALISBURY — Downtown Salisbury board members and city staff met Thursday to begin breaking into committees to plan for the three-day NC Main Street Conference. Salisbury hosted the conference in 2013, which brings 500-700 visitors into downtown.
Man remains hospitalized, stabbed after attack
SALISBURY — Salisbury Police are investigating the stabbing of a local man who says he was attacked after he refused money to someone. Officials say they have few details and are working to gain more information from the victim.
Worker killed in accident at rail yard
SPENCER, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A worker has died after an accident at the Norfolk Southern Railroad site in Spencer. The accident happened around 11:30 Saturday morning at the site off Salisbury Avenue near the North Carolina Transportation Museum.
Wreaths Across America Honors Fallen Veterans in Salisbury
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Hundreds of people came together Saturday to honor men and women who served their country in the military. The nationwide effort aims to place wreaths on the graves of veterans.
Christmas tree lots in Salisbury damaged by snow and ice piling up on tents
SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - Four days after the snowfall, many in our community are still dealing with losses due to the storm. In Salisbury, where the official snowfall measurement was four inches, at least two Christmas tree lots suffered heavy damage when tents collapsed, and in one case, workers just
Rowan agency receives funds for substance abuse prevention and recovery
SALISBURY — Rowan County Youth Services Bureau has received a $101,000 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in Winston-Salem to improve substance misuse prevention and recovery services in Rowan County.
Woman charged in brutal beating death of toddler pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter
ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - The woman charged in what police called the brutal beating death of 15-month-old Malaya Heun has now pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in the case. Alisha Carlisle pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter on Friday in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court, according to Row
Rowan-Salisbury Schools present survey for input on consolidation plan
ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - The Rowan-Salisbury School System is asking residents to take a survey that deals with the proposed plan to close and consolidate schools. Over the past week, the Board of Education has held community input sessions regarding school consolidation. Additional sessions are al
It may or may not be a world record, but 61-year-old crunches abs more than 7000 times in an hour
SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - How many abdominal crunches do you think you could do in one hour? What if the board was raised to a 45 degree angle?. A 61-year-old man in Salisbury may have set the world record today, and he’s doing it not for his own glory, but to help others.
Tree crashes into Rowan Co. home
ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A Rowan County family has been displaced from their home after a tree crashed into their residence around 7:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. The family was able to make it out of the home safely after the tree had fallen and Duke Energy responded in order to secure power lines
Catawba College student from Rowan County named NC Sport Management Student of the Year
SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - Catawba College Sport Management students were recently honored at the 2018 North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, and Sport Management (NCAAHPERD-SM) Convention held in Winston-Salem, with Catawba senior Hayley Morgan of Salisbur
Historic Preservation Commission OKs removal of St. Luke Episcopal Church trees, delays demolition
SALISBURY — The Historic Preservation Commission decided to approve the removal of a storm-damaged Willow Oak tree at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at Thursday’s meeting. Dick Martin and Robert Black, the applicants with the church, said the tree was damaged during Hurricane Matthew. They received two
Intoxicated mom reports child is abducted; child found safe
SALISBURY — Rowan authorities charged a local mother with child abuse after she woke up after a night of drinking and reported that her child was abducted. Officials said the child was with the mother’s roommate.
Suspect threatened victim with BB gun at Rowan Co. gas station
ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A suspect was arrested after a man reported that he was threatened with a handgun while sitting in his tow truck at a gas station in Rowan County. An officer says as he arrived at the Love’s Travel Stop in the 1100 block of Peeler Road Tuesday when the suspect, later identi