Latest Salisbury News

Sheriff: Woman, 73, forced to lie about being beaten

Jul. 28, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — One person was arrested and authorities are looking for a second suspect after they made up a story about a home invasion to cover up an assault on a 73-year-old woman, a sheriff's office said. Deputies from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office were called on...

Sheriff: Woman intent on revenge set fire to wrong house

Jul. 26, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman apparently seeking revenge on her ex-boyfriend tried to set fire to a house owned by someone else, according to a sheriff's office. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said in a report that a homeowner in Gold Hill was awakened Friday...

Ocean City considers turning down lights to help sea turtles

Jul. 23, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Sometimes the bright lights of Ocean City are more than they seem, especially if the light pollution they produce impact sea life. Developments like the Cambria Hotel near the Route 50 bridge have drawn the ire of local residents for their use of LED lights...

Maryland man indicted on 18 charges in deputy's killing

Jul. 03, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — The 21-year-old Maryland man accused of killing a sheriff's deputy in June has been indicted on a total of 18 charges. Austin Jacob Allen Davidson was indicted last week on charges including first- and second-degree murder, using a firearm in the commission...

Salisbury bars confront late-night brawls, share 'ban list'

Jun. 26, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — A bar in downtown Salisbury is sharing its list of banned customers with other saloons in an effort to combat increasing violence at the city's watering holes. WBOC-TV reports that recent brawls in Salisbury bars included people using bar stools as weapons...

Maryland professor observes elections up close

Jun. 25, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — When Ukrainians went to the polls in 2019 and elected President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a Maryland election judge was there to observe the democratic process play out. Todd Becker has observed foreign elections for decades with the Organization for Security and...

Slain deputy remembered as friend, role model, protector

Jun. 23, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — A Maryland sheriff’s deputy who was fatally shot last week as he tried to arrest a fugitive was remembered Tuesday as a protector, a father and a beloved friend with an infectious smile. Friends, family, dignitaries and more than 1,000 officers from...

Police: 3 stabbed in fight in Ocean City

Jun. 21, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Three people were stabbed in a fight on Monday night in Ocean City, police said. Officers called to the 10 block of Wicomico Street for a report of a fight found three people with stab wounds, Ocean City police tweeted. The Ocean City Fire...

Researchers warn of threats to Bethany Beach Firefly

Jun. 18, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

BETHANY BEACH, Del. (AP) — The twinkles of light that meander about on locations like Bethany Beach could be snuffed out permanently, state and federal researchers warn, if the rare firefly is not further protected. The diminutive but bright Bethany Beach Firefly measures only 9.0...

Historic Black church in North Carolina destroyed by fire

Jun. 16, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Fire has destroyed a historic Black church in North Carolina that dates back to the 19th century, officials said. The fire started just before midnight Thursday at Second Creek Methodist Church in Salisbury, news outlets reported. When firefighters arrived,...