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10 hrs ago | 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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WBTV

Report: Man being arrested on sex offense charges kills self

A man being charged on sex offenses from Concord took his own life in Rockwell when deputies went to his home to arrest him.

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Related Topix: Concord, NC, Suicide, Rockwell, NC

WBTV

Man resigns as middle school teacher after child sex charges

A Rowan County man has resigned from his position as a middle school math teacher after he was charges with six counts of indecent liberties with child.

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Related Topix: China Grove, NC

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

A look at my autograph book

The year was 1938, and we were freshmen in Granite Quarry High School in Rowan County, Salisbury being the county seat.

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Related Topix: Granite Quarry, NC, Salisbury, NC

Fri Jul 18, 2014

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Waterkeepers vs. DENR vs. Duke Energy: Who's looking out for you?

Conflicting test results for well water near a coal ash dump have some neighbors asking, "Who is really looking out for us?" If you ask the man in charge of policing water quality in North Carolina, Tom Reeder at the Division of Water Resources at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources , he will tell you confidently, "Our job is to ... (more)

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WBTV

Man charged with tattooing stepdaughter; second such case in a few weeks

A Rowan County man has been charged with putting a tattoo on the right hip of his stepdaughter, and it's the second such case in Rowan County in a little over a month.

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Related Topix: Salisbury, NC

Thu Jul 17, 2014

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Task force to fight child sex trafficking in Rowan County

Incidents involving child sex trafficking have been creeping up in Rowan County.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Investigators: math teacher took indecent liberties with children

James Paul Barringer, 51, of Salisbury, is charged with six counts of taking indecent liberties with a child, according to the Rowan County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Salisbury, NC, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

WBTV

After search, woman found and arrested on drug charges

A woman who failed to show for court dates related to drug charges has now been located, according to Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten.

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Related Topix: Kannapolis, NC

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

A prescription for saving lives

When a Rowan County doctor and seven others were charged last week with fraudulently obtaining up to 25,000 hydrocodone pills, it came as no shock to Sean Hamel.

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Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Drugs, China Grove, NC, Healthcare Law, Law

Sun Jul 13, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

A year later, few clues in search for Erica Parsons

A year after the search for Erica Parsons began, her biological mother, Carolyn Parsons, has moved back to Rowan County.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Home Listing, Home

WSOCTV

Authorities: Man died from multiple gunshot wounds after argument

According to the Rowan County Sheriff's Office, a man was shot and killed in Woodleaf.

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Related Topix: Woodleaf, NC

Sat Jul 12, 2014

NEWS.com.au

'Forgive my husband's killers'

BREKIE WRAP: A WOMAN has surprised her stepfather with the ultimate thank you present, and caught the precious moment on camera.

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Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, Death Penalty

Thu Jul 10, 2014

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Doctor allegedly behind Rowan drug ring arrested

The doctor at the center of a drug ring involving teachers and employees of the Rowan County School District turned himself in Thursday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., China Grove, NC

WBTV

Sheriff's Office now offering online handgun permit applications

From Rowan Sheriff Kevin Auten: In an ongoing effort to provide updated and more efficient service to Rowan County residents, the Rowan County Sheriff's Office is now offering an opportunity for Rowan County citizens to apply for a handgun purchase permit online by going to the Rowan County Sheriff's Office web page at: www.rowansheriff.com , and ... (more)

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