Rowan County http://wfae.org en Doctor, Teacher Charged With Prescription Fraud http://wfae.org/post/doctor-teacher-charged-prescription-fraud <p>A Rowan County doctor and his wife turned themselves in Wednesday morning after being indicted in connection with a scheme to fraudulently obtain the prescription pain killer hydrocodone. Overall, police have charged eight people, most of whom are teachers or teacher assistants.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:24:35 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 54615 at http://wfae.org Doctor, Teacher Charged With Prescription Fraud Salisbury City Manager Booted After Closed Session http://wfae.org/post/salisbury-city-manager-booted-after-closed-session <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">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.</span></p><p>The city's communications director resigned the next day.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:42:23 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 54068 at http://wfae.org Salisbury City Manager Booted After Closed Session U.S. Supreme Court Decision May Impact Rowan County Prayer Dispute http://wfae.org/post/us-supreme-court-decision-may-impact-rowan-county-prayer-dispute <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that opening prayers with references to Christianity during government meetings do not violate the U.S. Constitution.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This decision may impact <a href="http://wfae.org/post/us-supreme-court-hear-government-prayer-case-whats-it-mean-rowan-co-dispute" target="_blank">a trial in Rowan County</a> filed by residents who say they feel excluded when county commissioners open council meetings in the name of Jesus.</span></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 21:58:27 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 50344 at http://wfae.org U.S. Supreme Court Decision May Impact Rowan County Prayer Dispute FBI Offers $25K Reward To Help Find Missing Teen Erica Parsons http://wfae.org/post/fbi-offers-25k-reward-help-find-missing-teen-erica-parsons <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The FBI says it is now <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfae/files/201401/parsons-mini-poster.pdf?__utma=100058712.482236459.1382044782.1391107845.1391110438.413&amp;__utmb=100058712.183.7.1391117040666&amp;__utmc=100058712&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=100058712.1391010628.402.21.utmcsr=wfae.org|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=149334838" target="_blank">offering a reward of up to $25,000</a> for information that helps them find </span><a href="http://wfae.org/post/insights-life-erica-parsons" style="line-height: 1. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:05:09 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 44061 at http://wfae.org FBI Offers $25K Reward To Help Find Missing Teen Erica Parsons U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Government Prayer Case. What's It Mean For Rowan Co. Dispute? http://wfae.org/post/us-supreme-court-hear-government-prayer-case-whats-it-mean-rowan-co-dispute <p>Prayers in government meetings have received <em>a lot</em> of attention in North Carolina. The ACLU has sued the Rowan County Commission, and another group has threatened to sue the Union County Commission for what they say are “sectarian prayers.”</p><p>As the U.S. Supreme Court is taking up a similar case from New York next week, we&nbsp;explore what the case could mean for North Carolina.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 38283 at http://wfae.org U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Government Prayer Case. What's It Mean For Rowan Co. Dispute? Meth Lab Busts On The Rise http://wfae.org/post/meth-lab-busts-rise <p>In the early 2000s, North Carolina experienced a surge in meth use. The state combated that surge by restricting the sale of Sudafed and other over-the-counter drugs that contain precursors for meth. The numbers fell in the middle of the decade, but began creeping up almost immediately&mdash;157 meth lab busts in 2007, 235 in 2010, up to 460 last year.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:57:30 +0000 Ben Bradford 37239 at http://wfae.org Meth Lab Busts On The Rise Insights Into The Life Of Erica Parsons http://wfae.org/post/insights-life-erica-parsons <p><font size="2">A 13-year-old girl goes missing. No one says anything.&nbsp; The parents? They say she was just being rebellious and figured she would someday return.<br><br>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.</font> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:22:19 +0000 Marshall Terry 33813 at http://wfae.org Insights Into The Life Of Erica Parsons Religion Resolution Aptly Introduced On April 1st http://wfae.org/post/religion-resolution-aptly-introduced-april-1st <p>As you may have heard by now, a joint <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bills/House/PDF/H494v0.pdf">resolution</a> has been introduced into the North Carolina General Assembly that proclaims religious liberty, especially as it relates to a court case coming out of Rowan County.&nbsp;</p><p>The resolution goes through a number of points, which all deserve some explanation; first, the resolution begins:</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:07:39 +0000 Michael Bitzer 24607 at http://wfae.org Religion Resolution Aptly Introduced On April 1st Rowan County Commission To Fight ACLU Over Prayer http://wfae.org/post/rowan-county-commission-fight-aclu-over-prayer <p>Rowan County commissioners decided Monday to continue opening their meetings with a prayer, despite a federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU has argued the prayers are unconstitutional and violate the separation of church and state.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:52:07 +0000 Ben Bradford 23558 at http://wfae.org Duke Energy Closing Two Coal Plants Ahead Of Schedule http://wfae.org/post/duke-energy-closing-two-coal-plants-ahead-schedule <p>Duke Energy is shutting down two coal-fired power plants this spring. The plants are in Rowan and Gaston counties, and they're closing two years ahead of schedule.</p><p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 19:31:19 +0000 Michael Tomsic 20614 at http://wfae.org Duke Energy Closing Two Coal Plants Ahead Of Schedule