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  1. Roanoke, Va., finds rock star in long-dormant steam engineRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | NewsOK.com

    ... most powerful steam passenger locomotive ever built, it had been retired more than 20 years and last year moved to Spencer, N.C., for restoration. The Virginia Museum of Transportation needed a rock star, not just for economic means but also to ...

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  2. "Rail Days" Saturday at NC Transportation MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | WBTV

    ... members will have free or reduced admission for some trains. The N.C. Transportation Museum, located in historic Spencer Shops, the former Southern Railway repair facility is located just five minutes off I-85 at Exit 79 in Spencer, N.C., and about ...

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  3. Four displaced in Saturday morning Spencer fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 13 | WBTV

    Three adults and one child will stay with family after a fire damaged their Spencer home Saturday morning, according to Spencer fire officials.

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  4. Spencer man convicted of habitual assault, gets prison sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | WBTV

    A Spencer man who is well known in the community, and particularly to law enforcement, will spent at least the next eleven months of his life in prison. Billy Floyd Pless Jr. was convicted by a jury this week of felony habitual misdemeanor assault.

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  5. Two separate road closures coming up soon in Rowan CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | WBTV

    Traffic will be detoured along Andrews Street near East Spencer as N.C. Department of Transportation contractors begin warranty repair work of existing approach concrete slabs at the bridge over Town Creek in the 900 block of Andrews Street next week. This work is part of the extended warranty covered by Blythe Construction as part of the I-85 project that was completed in 2008.The work will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 15, and is expected to be completed by 6 a.m. on Monday, July 20. A signed detour route will be established for the Andrews Street closure, motorists will use Mill Run Road, Andrews Street, Long Ferry Road, North Salisbury Avenue and I-85 as the signed detour route.

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  6. Spencer man with long criminal record back in jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 9 | WBTV

    ... in 2008 and 2009, harassing phone calls in 2012, and assault and battery in 2013. In April of 2014 Pless spoke at a Spencer Town Board meeting to ask that police officers stop following him. According to the minutes of the meeting, Pless said he had ...

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  7. Kudzu has no chance with Spencer goatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 3 | WBTV

    They created a sensation last year, munching their way so quickly through the kudzu that their deployment had to be ended a little sooner than expected, but the Spencer goats have returned, and like all kids these days, they've embraced social media. Thirty goats were back on the site just off South Salisbury Avenue in Spencer and were expected remain so for about 3 weeks, but their services were prematurely ended.

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  8. Felon accused of attacking woman, childRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 2 | Jacksonville Daily News

    ... also is accused of fracturing a girl's left wrist by gripping and forcing it backward, according to warrants. Jerry Spencer Jr., 27, of Haws Run Road was charged Monday by Onslow County Sheriff's Office with intentional child abuse-inflicting ...

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  9. Queen of Steam is home againRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 1 | CNN

    Spectators lined the route from Spencer, NC to Roanoke, VA on Saturday, May 30, 2015 to see the Queen of Steam return home. The 611, Class J Steam locomotive, built in May of 1950 by Norfolk & Western Railway's East End Shop in Roanoke, VA caught the eye and was photographed by many who had came to witness this day from within the communities along the route, from the west coast and even overseas.

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  10. Powerful steam locomotive heads toward Virginia homeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2015 | Deseret News

    In this May 5, 2015 photo, indenification plates are shown before being mounted during the restoration of the Norfolk & Western Class J No. 611 steam locomotive at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, N.C., Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

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  11. Classic locomotive to grace Virginia rails once moreRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | The Virginian-Pilot

    The red carpet will be rolled out today in downtown Roanoke to celebrate the return of a venerable old friend - the J Class 611 steam locomotive. Built in 1950 in Roanoke by Norfolk & Western Railway - a predecessor of Norfolk Southern Railway - the 611 has spent the past year undergoing restoration work at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, N.C. The sole survivor of 14 Class J locomotives built at Norfolk & Western's East End Shops between 1941 and 1950, the locomotive has spent most of its time since retiring in 1959 at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke.

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  12. Axalta Sponsors Restoration of Class J #611 Steam LocomotiveRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | Coatings World

    Axalta Coating Systems went full throttle to sponsor the restoration and celebration of a Norfolk and Western Class J #611 Steam Locomotive at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, North Carolina on Saturday, May 23. The Virginia Museum of Transportation and "Fire Up 611" refurbished the legendary Norfolk and Western Class J #611 at N.C. Transportation Museum, where a send-off celebration was held on May 23. Visitors took photographs and were able to see inside the cab of the restored locomotive at the Bob Julian Roundhouse and photograph the engine on the turntable, among other activities.

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  13. New life for 611 trainRead the original story

    May 23, 2015 | WBTV

    ... before heading back to its home base in Roanoke. Before it heads back to Virginia next weekend, the museum in Spencer will be open on Thursday to allow rails enthusiast to create their own photos with the big locomotive. A 20th century locomotive ...

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  14. No kidding! Goats return to Spencer and embrace social mediaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2015 | WBTV

    They created a sensation last year, munching their way so quickly through the kudzu that their deployment had to be ended a little sooner than expected, but now the Spencer goats have returned, and like all kids these days, they've embraced social media. Thirty goats are back on the site just off South Salisbury Avenue in Spencer and will remain so for about 3 weeks.

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  15. Police: 18-year-old shot, killed at Salisbury apartmentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2015 | WBTV

    ... for two weeks. According to family, he recently moved back to Salisbury from Florida. North Rowan High School in Spencer was placed on a code yellow lockdown around noon because, officials said, Rosario previously went to school and has friends ...

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  16. A "Rail" big day coming to the NC Transportation MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | WBTV

    ... to back at the front of the train. While passengers ride around the 57 acre historic site, hearing the history of Spencer Shops, rail fan photographers will be able to take great photos of this rare occurrence at the museum. The museum's Caboose ...

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  17. Salisbury Transit announces new routes, scheduleRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2015 | WBTV

    Beginning May 18 Salisbury Transit will offer riders new routes and schedules, and to celebrate the improvements May 18 will be Free Fare day for all riders. Salisbury Transit will now offer new or improved service to: Kohl's/Belk Julian Road Medical Facilities Greyhound Bus Station - 11 trips each weekday, 5 on Saturdays Medical Facilities on Jake Alexander Boulevard/Mooresville Road Salisbury High School Salvation Army Morlan Park neighborhood/Pearl Street Saturday service - 5 trips Rowan Cabarrus Community College Spencer/NC Transportation Museum Pine Hill Apartments.

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  18. McCrory talks transportation at NC Transportation MuseumRead the original story

    Apr 30, 2015 | Jacksonville Daily News

    The governor, Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz, Transportation Secretary Tony Tata and Budget Director Lee Roberts visit the museum in Spencer on Thursday to discuss the bond proposal.

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  19. Governor McCrory and Secretary Kluttz have two stops in Rowan County todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2015 | WBTV

    Governor Pat McCrory, along with former Salisbury mayor and current Secretary of Cultural Resources Susan Kluttz will be making stops in Rowan County today, including the North Carolina Transportation Museum and Livingstone College. Secretary Kluttz told WBTV on Wednesday that Governor McCrory would be speaking in Spencer at 12:30.

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  20. Prep Tennis: Cavs defeat Bulldogs in CCC finaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Thomasville Times

    ... Rowan prevented that from happening. The Bulldogs had beaten the Cavaliers earlier this season, but the club from Spencer got the better of THS in the rematch winning 6-3. North posted the first two points in singles action. Chase Thompson swept No. ...

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