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Multiple inmates injured after prison yard fight in Salisbury, facility on lockdown

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - Multiple inmates were injured after a fight on a prison yard in Salisbury Monday afternoon. According to the North Carolina Department of Safety, the incident happened at Piedmont Correctional Institution Monday around 2 p.m.


One fatality in Rowan County plane crash; flight originated in Statesville

A plane that left Statesville Regional Airport on Monday morning crashed in Rowan County, killing the lone person on board, officials confirmed. Statesville Regional Airport Manager John Ferguson confirmed that the plane, which was based in Statesville, crashed off Cool Springs Road in Rowan County


Shooting Suspect Wanted By Salisbury Police

SALISBURY, NC — Police are trying to find a suspect accused of shooting a man at an apartment complex Sunday evening. Salisbury Police say 29-year-old Corey Sims shot Michael Connor, Jr., 32, multiple times at the Brookview Apartments on South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.


Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s mother dies after battle with cancer

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a longtime employee at JR Motorsports alongside her daughter Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died following a battle with cancer. She was 65.


Prison On Lockdown After Brawl Sends 4 To Hospital

SALISBURY, NC — A Charlotte-area prison was put on lockdown Monday afternoon after four inmates were assaulted and had to be hospitalized after a prison yard brawl, according to prison officials.


Man found with missing girl at NC campground sentenced to 58 years

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) - A man was sentenced to a little over 58 years in prison after he was convicted of child sex crimes from 2016. According to a news release from District Attorney Greg Newman, Kenneth D. Whitehead, of Bristol, Tenn., was convicted on two counts of statutory rape of a ch


Blotter: Woman uses fake money to make purchases at vape shop, Chick-fil-A

SALISBURY — A Rockwell woman was charged on Friday with using counterfeit money at a local vape shop and other businesses. According to arrest warrants, the woman made purchases in January and February.


Man wanted for homicide in Washington, D.C., could be in North Carolina

WASHINGTON — A man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Washington, D.C., may be in North Carolina, WECT reports. Marcus Antwain Whitaker is charged with second-degree murder in connection with a shooting on July 27, 2018.


Worker killed in North Carolina road construction accident

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Labor investigators in North Carolina are looking into an accident at a road construction site in which a truck driver was killed. Winston-Salem police said in a news release that 37-year-old Amory Alexis Glover was attempting on Monday to unload soundproof wall slats bein


Police searching for NC man accused of firing shots while children played outside

SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) - The Salisbury Police Department is asking for the public’s help finding a man who is believed to be responsible for shooting a man multiple times Saturday evening at the Brookview apartment complex off of South Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.


Wilson, Salisbury make top 20 for best small cities to start a business

North Carolina’s Wilson and Salisbury are now considered among the top small cities to start a business. At least, that’s according to a report released by personal-finance website WalletHub today.


Does NC owe you unclaimed cash? Check your name in the database.

CHARLOTTE, NC (Anna Douglas and Gavin Off/Charlotte Observer) - The North Carolina Treasurer’s Office has accumulated more than $900 million in unclaimed property — money waiting to be returned to residents and businesses who are missing checks, refunds, stock shares and insurance payouts.


Body of teenager who went missing in heavy surf recovered on NC coast

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Police say the body of a North Carolina teenager who disappeared in heavy surf has been recovered. Emerald Isle police say in a news release that the body of 18-year-old Ian Frazier Lewis was found on a portion of the beach strand at around 3:30 a.m. Monday.


Two Arrested For Exploitation of Elderly Person in Davidson County: Sheriff

LEXINGTON, N.C. — Davidson County Deputies say two people were arrested for their involvement in stealing from an elderly person. On Easter Sunday, deputies responded to a home in Lexington to follow up on an ongoing investigation involving a theft and possible exploitation of an elderly person.


North Carolina BBQ Superstar Detained by Cops, Falsely Accused of Car Theft

When it comes to North Carolina BBQ, Sam Jones is a big name. His family opened the state’s legendary Skylight Inn more than 70 years ago, and in the decades since, several generations of Joneses have downright perfected the art of whole hog ‘cue. A few years ago, Jones opened his own BBQ joint, sim


Ask Us: What is the plan for South Main Street’s 300 Block?

Editor’s note: Ask Us is a weekly feature published online on Mondays. We’ll seek to answer your questions about items or trends in Rowan County. Have a question? Email it to askus@salisburypost.com.


Police: Drugs suspected in deaths of two men found in Mooresville home, no evidence of foul play

The Mooresville Police Department is examining the possibility that drugs contributed to the death of two men found at a home Wednesday. In an email Monday morning, Mooresville Police Department Major Ron Chilton stated “(the) MPD is continuing its death investigation and treating such as an overdos


North Carolina mom charged for having meth near baby bottle

GRAHAM, N.C. – Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina have filed multiple charges against the mother of a 21-month-old child after saying they found methamphetamine near a baby bottle.


Plane Goes Missing From North Carolina Airport; Civil Air Patrol Activated

**UPDATE: Missing plane found crashed in Rowan County; pilot dead.**. Statesville, North Carolina — Investigators are on the case after a plane was reported missing following takeoff from the Statesville Airport Monday.


Board denies local doctor's request to reinstate license

Last week, the North Carolina Medical Board denied a Lexington doctor's application to have his medical license reinstated. Dr. James Randall Long received the denial on April 16. In response, Long's defense attorney Alan Schneider requested a hearing on the denial, stating that Long has the proper