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7 hrs ago | WBTV

Really big indoor yard sale this weekend at First Baptist

It's one of, if not the biggest indoor yard sale in Rowan County, and it's coming up this weekend at the First Ministry at First Baptist Church.

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Related Topix: Salisbury, NC, World News, India,

11 hrs ago | WCNC-TV Charlotte

12 sentenced in $10M cocaine trafficking ring

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Rockwell resident Freddie Andaya was the leader of the drug conspiracy that trafficked more than 300 kilograms of cocaine throughout Mecklenburg, Iredell, Union and Rowan Counties.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Rockwell, NC, Concord, NC

16 hrs ago | WFIE-TV Evansville

Adoptive parents of Erica Parsons arrested, face 76 charges

The adoptive parents of Erica Parsons have been arrested exactly one year after the missing Rowan County teenager was reported missing.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security

16 hrs ago | WBTV

Adoptive parents of Erica Parsons arrested, face 76 charges

The adoptive parents of Erica Parsons have been arrested exactly one year after the missing Rowan County teenager was reported missing.

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Related Topix: Fayetteville, NC, Winston-Salem, NC

16 hrs ago | Creative Loafing

Adoptive parents of missing Erica Parsons arrested on fraud charges

Casey and Sandy Parsons, the adoptive parents of of missing Rowan County teen Erica Parsons, have been arrested on federal fraud charges that include collecting government assistance for their daughter, who has been missing since 2011.

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Related Topix: Cabarrus County, NC

18 hrs ago | Anson Record

Sen. McLaurin shares news on bills, agriculture11:11 am

Pictured, front row, from left, Senator Bill Rabon , Donna McLaurin. Back row, Senator Michael Walters , Senator Gene McLaurin, Senator Jeff Tarte .

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Related Topix: Stanly County, NC, China Grove, NC, Agriculture, Science, Richmond County, NC, Rockingham, NC, Opinion

22 hrs ago | WBTV

Adoptive parents of Erica Parsons arrested, face 76 charges

The adoptive parents of Erica Parsons have been arrested exactly one year after the missing Rowan County teenager was reported missing.

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Related Topix: Fayetteville, NC, Winston-Salem, NC

22 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Adoptive parents of Erica Parsons arrested, face 76 charges

The adoptive parents of Erica Parsons have been arrested exactly one year after the missing Rowan County teenager was reported missing.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Business Journal

Bank of North Carolina picks Shane Wolford to lead Rowan County efforts

The High Point-based lender says Wolford has more than 33 years of banking experience and has been a resident of Rowan County for the last 23 years.

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WCNC-TV Charlotte

Accused synthetic drug trafficker arrested

Accused synthetic drug trafficker arrested A woman accused of trafficking synthetic drugs she purchased online has had a run-in with the law.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Salisbury, NC

The Charlotte Observer

Rowan sheriff: New leads still coming in Erica Parsons case

One year after Rowan County teen Erica Parsons was reported missing, investigators say they are continuing to get new leads and are making progress toward solving the case.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WBTV

Two charged in car break-ins, and for stealing puppies

Two teens have been charged with multiple break-ins in the south Rowan area, and one of the cases involves puppies being stolen.

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Related Topix: Landis, NC, Enochville, NC

Sun Jul 27, 2014

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Wrong-way driver identified in fatal crashWrong-way driver identified ...

Wrong-way driver identified in fatal crash Authorities have identified a moped driver who was killed in a wrong-way, head-on collision on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Salisbury, NC, Cleveland, NC

Sat Jul 26, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Warrants: Former teacher, Boy Scout leader admitted to touching boys 'to make them feel good'

Search warrants released Friday in Rowan County show that a popular former teacher, coach and Scoutmaster admitted to investigators that he had molested young boys on Boy Scout camping trips and at a church sleep over.

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Related Topix: Albemarle, NC

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WSOCTV

Teacher accused of additional indecent liberties with child

A China Grove Middle School teacher accused of taking indecent liberties with children received an additional charge Friday, according to the Rowan County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: China Grove, NC

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WIS-TV Columbia

Teacher, scout leader faces new charges after 4th sex abuse victim comes forward, officials say

A Rowan County teacher and scout leader is facing new child sex charges after a fourth alleged victim came forward, according to investigators.

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Related Topix: China Grove, NC, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Newark Star-Ledger

One of Atlantic County's 'Most Wanted' captured in North Carolina

Michael McGaffney was taken into custody Wednesday morning in North Carolina, according to a report on SalisburyPost.com .

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Related Topix: Salisbury, NC

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WSOCTV

Family honors loved one, fights for change 1 year after homicide

Soft music played as loved ones released balloons at a Rowan County cemetery in memory of Shirley Pierce.

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Related Topix: Kannapolis, NC

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WBTV

One year since reported missing - Where's Erica Parsons?

It seemed as though Erica Parsons had become a household name in the Rowan County area.

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Related Topix: Salisbury, NC

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WBTV

Woman wanted for stealing checks from mother now in jail

A week long search for a woman accused of stealing checks from her mother has ended, and now that woman is in the Rowan County Detention Center.

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