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A Confederate monument that has stood for over 100 years old was removed from a North Carolina city after officials said the statute had become a public safety hazard.


SALISBURY, N.C.  — Six people were treated for gunshot wounds after a shooting inside a restaurant in North Carolina, police said Sunday. 

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A public meeting will be held in Salisbury tonight to discuss a Confederate statue that was recently vandalized. Attendance is expected to be so high, the meeting location has changed to a larger venue for the anticipated crowd. 

Continuum cable truck

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The towns of Mooresville and Davidson say they’re planning to sell their money-losing cable TV and internet system, called Continuum. The two towns say they’ve hired investment bank RBC Capital Markets to seek a buyer.

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Over the weekend, a confederate statue in Salisbury was vandalized with white paint. The statue is 109 years old and is one of the most expensive confederate memorials in the state. The statue, which is owned by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, stands at an intersection downtown.

Gwendolyn Glenn

Salisbury police officials say a newly released U.S. Department of Justice analysis of crime in the city is a major tool they will use in forming crime reduction strategies.

Salisbury Holiday Caravan Parade

The group that organizes the annual holiday parade in Salisbury and Spencer announced this week that it's shutting down the event. Holiday Caravan cites hate mail and threats to protest the parade as part of the reason.

Police Shoot Robbery Suspect In Salisbury

Jul 13, 2018

Police shot a robbery suspect after a hostage situation last night at a Harris Teeter in Salisbury on Jake Alexander Boulevard. The Salisbury Police Department say  30-year-old Cody Maxwell Schimmels held five people, four of them employees at gunpoint for 40 minutes as he attempted to get into the store’s safe.

The city of Salisbury is getting ready to hand over operation of its money-losing video and internet service to a private company. The eight-year-old system, now called Fibrant, will become Fision after the handoff this summer.

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This year we’ve spent a lot of time concentrating on the increased number of murders in Charlotte. Today, we’re going to focus on a small city Northeast of Charlotte—Salisbury.

Ben Bradford

About two years ago, Salisbury improved the download speed of its city-owned internet service to 10 gigabits per second, making it one of the fastest systems in the country. By comparison, Google Fiber is one gigabit. Salisbury officials predicted that Fibrant would create jobs and attract new businesses. But Fibrant is losing millions of dollars annually and city officials are considering a way out.

A federal appeals court is taking another look at a lawsuit challenging a North Carolina county commission's practice of opening meetings with Christian prayer led by commissioners.

The full 15-judge bench of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the Rowan County prayer case on Wednesday.

In April, 2015, then-Charleston police officer Michael Slager allegedly shot an unarmed black man, Walter Scott, eight times in the back as he fled a traffic stop. Now, nearly a year and a half later, a court will decide whether Slager was justified in the shooting.

Attorneys for the prosecution and the defense delivered opening statements Thursday to a jury of 11 white people and one black man who were selected earlier in the week.

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Exactly one year after Rowan County teen Erica Parsons was reported missing by her brother, her adoptive parents appeared in federal court Wednesday to face charges of Social Security and Medicaid fraud.

Salisbury City Manager Booted After Closed Session

Jul 1, 2014
Tasnim Shamma

The city of Salisbury now has an interim city manager. That's because two weeks ago, city council members effectively fired former city manager Doug Paris.

The city's communications director resigned the next day.


Rowan County

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that opening prayers with references to Christianity during government meetings do not violate the U.S. Constitution.

This decision may impact a trial in Rowan County filed by residents who say they feel excluded when county commissioners open council meetings in the name of Jesus.

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The FBI says it is now offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information that helps them find missing teen Erica Parsons.

New VA Residence In Salisbury Helps Veterans Transition

Oct 31, 2013
Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans who are struggling to reintegrate into their community have a new resource in Salisbury. The Department of Veterans Affairs is opening a transitional home there Thursday.

A 13-year-old girl goes missing. No one says anything.  The parents? They say she was just being rebellious and figured she would someday return.

This is the case of Erica Parsons, of course. The Rowan County girl was last seen in November of 2011. Her brother reported her missing last month.