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Rowan County News

Student shot at school in Salisbury

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Salisbury police are investigating a shooting that occurred Monday afternoon at Salisbury High School. The shooting occurred outside the gym after classes dismissed for the day, police said. Full story...
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NC county commissioners open meeting with prayer

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Rowan County commissioners have opened their latest public meeting with a prayer, one week after the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina filed a lawsuit over the practice. Full story...
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Food Lion parent company laying off 350 employees

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The parent company of Salisbury-based Food Lion grocery stores plans to lay off 350 corporate workers. Full story...
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NC wreck claims life of 6th person

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Police in a North Carolina town say another person has died from injuries suffered when an SUV crashed into a tree, raising the death toll to six. Full story...
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2 charged in break-in at NC home of dead toddler

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Investigators in Rowan County have arrested two people in connection with a break-in at the home of a family attending the funeral of a 1-year-old toddler who drowned. Full story...
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4 arrested after calling NC deputy for drugs

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Four people have been arrested after they called the wrong man about drug purchases. The man was a Rowan County sheriff's deputy. Full story...
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Investigators: Man made woman read Bible at gunpoint

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Investigators in Rowan County say a man held a double-barreled shotgun to a woman's head and made her read her favorite scripture. Full story...
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Thief breaks into prison to steal copper

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Police in Salisbury are looking for the rare thief who's apparently eager to go to prison. Someone broke into the Piedmont Correctional Institution, stole copper from an air conditioning unit and escaped. Full story...
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Salisbury man charged with stealing metal

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A Salisbury man has been arrested and charged after sheriff's deputies say he tried to sell about 400 pounds of metal he had stolen. Full story...
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Food Lion closing more than 100 stores, none in our area

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Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize says it is cutting almost 5,000 jobs in the United States as it closes underperforming stores. No stores in our area will be affected. Full story...
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NC Freightliner factory to add 1,100 jobs

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Daimler Trucks North America has announced it will hire 1,100 workers to build long-distance trucks at its NC Freightliner plant as it bulks up after the recession. Full story...
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NC firefighters fired after stun gun incident

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A Rowan County fire department's chief and his assistant are out after investigators say they used a stun gun to repeatedly shock an 18-year-old junior firefighter at a Christmas party. Full story...
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Halloween decoration so realistic it's scary

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No one was harmed in the making of this Halloween decoration. Full story...
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