Salisbury

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.

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.

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. The Supreme Court case, Greece v. Galloway , was filed in 2008 by two residents of a town in Greece, N.Y. They claimed the town was violating the U.S. Constitution by opening its...

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 . That's in addition to an existing $10,000 reward from the Rowan County Sherriff's Office. She was reported missing in July of last year, more than two years after she was last seen. Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten had this to say about Erica's adoptive parents: "It is clear that Casey and Sandy Parsons have not been truthful in providing the information that would lead...

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.