Salisbury

Law Enforcement
1:45 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Parents of Missing Teen Erica Parsons Arrested On Tax Fraud Charges

The Rowan County Sheriff's office announced Wednesday it was doubling its reward for locating Erica Parsons to $20,000. The FBI announced a $25,000 reward in January. A local advocacy group, Prevent Child Abuse Rowan, is offering $5,000, bringing the total reward to $50,000.
Credit Courtesy of the FBI Charlotte Office

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.

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Politics
5:42 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Salisbury City Manager Booted After Closed Session

The entrance to Salisbury's City Hall building in Rowan County.
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.

  

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Religion
5:58 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Decision May Impact Rowan County Prayer Dispute

The Rowan County Commission praying at the beginning of its October 21, 2013 meeting.
Credit 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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Local News
4:05 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

FBI Offers $25K Reward To Help Find Missing Teen Erica Parsons

Erica Lynn Parsons was reported missing on July 30, 2013 by her stepbrother -- more than two years after she was last seen.
Credit Courtesy of the FBI Charlotte Office

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

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Local News
12:57 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

New VA Residence In Salisbury Helps Veterans Transition

The transitional residence on the VA campus in Salisbury.
Credit 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.


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Local News
9:22 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Insights Into The Life Of Erica Parsons

Erica Parsons

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.

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