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Man on bond for alleged shooting arrested again

SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) - A Rowan County man accused earlier this year of shooting a woman in the face was arrested again Wednesday. Derrick Dashawn Brown, 27, was considered a wanted fugitive prior to his arrest. Rowan County Sheriff’s Office had been searching for Brown for outstanding warrants related to common law robbery, larceny of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
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North Carolina Assistant Principal Resigns Over Video Of Him Shoving A Child To The Floor

An assistant principal at Knox Middle School in Salisbury, North Carolina has resigned after a video surfaced of him shoving a student to a classroom floor. According to the News & Observer, in a Facebook video, assistant principal Christopher McNeil, who is in a wheelchair, is having a verbal altercation with a student and can be heard saying, ”You keep cracking your knuckles… You do what you do because when you hit me, I’m going to beat the piss out of you, I’m telling you now. I’m telling you what I’m going to do. I’m going to put my hands on you.”

Arrest made following shooting of 14-year-old in Salisbury

SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) – Police have made an arrest in connection with a Saturday shooting in Salisbury that injured a 14-year-old. Salisbury police said 18-year-old Marshall Oliver Morefield was arrested around 8 p.m. Tuesday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. He...
Asheboro Courier-Tribune

'There is a fraternity in education...': Randolph County superintendent highlights new bonus plan for all school staff

Randolph County Schools, just like other school systems, had some staff shortages due to COVID. The system felt they needed to focus on retaining current employees, recruitment, sign-in bonuses for future employees and assisting the substitute staff. As a result, at their Oct. 18 meeting, the school system announced they...

What's on your ballot? How Lexington redistricting could change voting wards for some residents

Some Lexington residents will soon find themselves in a different electoral ward once the city finishes redrawing district boundaries due to an increase in the population. According to the 2020 U.S. Census, the City of Lexington has seen a 3.7% increase in population causing unequal growth between the city’s voting wards. Voting districts in North Carolina are based on the “one person/one vote” principle that means each ward needs to be nearly equal in population.
Asheboro Courier-Tribune

Virtual gala celebrating best businesses in Asheboro is tonight

This year’s readers’ choice awards show is virtual, and the community is invited to tune in tonight at 6 p.m. at The 2021 Best of the Best - Randolph County awards, sponsored by the Courier-Tribune, celebrates the best businesses and services in the community, as nominated by and voted on by readers. The show will spotlight the winners in more than 100 categories, and special guests Jillian Michaels, Carla Hall, Alfonso Ribeiro, Antoni Porowski and more will help present the awards.
Salisbury Post

Livingstone offers full scholarship to Liberian teen who returned money

SALISBURY — Livingstone College on Wednesday granted a full scholarship to a Liberian teenager who became a national hero after returning tens of thousands of dollars to the rightful owner. Emmanuel Tuloe, 18, was driving his motorcycle taxi in northeastern Nimba County in Liberia when he discovered $50,000 in U.S....
Salisbury Post

Education briefs: Catawba helps build Habitat home

SALISBURY – Catawba College has been putting in work at 136 Union Heights Boulevard to make the Habitat for Humanity home become a reality. It has been nine weeks since the Catawba community began laboring on the volunteer site. The house already has a floor system, exterior walls, interior walls, trusses, roof, and windows. Work on the interior has begun.
Salisbury Post

RSS celebrates principals in October

SALISBURY – Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ social media pages have been filled with photos of principals with text posing the same question: What is your favorite thing about them?. Part of a monthlong celebration of principals, the responses have been from parents to faculty who have spoken about their kindness, their energy...
International Business Times

Parents Charged After 6-Week-Old Girl Left In Critical Condition With Multiple Brain Bleedings

A North Carolina couple has been charged after their 6-week-old daughter was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, police said Tuesday. Davidson County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of Zachery Ryan Honeycutt, 23, and Destiny Alisa Watts, 18, from Lexington after their infant daughter was hospitalized with multiple brain bleedings Saturday. The child still remains in critical condition fighting for her life, according to a news release from Davidson County Sheriff's office.

Concord man falsely claimed toilet leak damaged his music equipment, officials say

FOX 46 CHARLOTTE – A Concord man is facing insurance fraud charges after falsely claiming his music recording equipment was damaged due to a toilet leak, the North Carolina Department of Insurance announced Wednesday. Concord resident Leon Lewis, 39, faces multiple charges including insurance fraud and obtaining property under false pretense. Investigators say betwen October […]