Rowan County

File photo of school bus.(Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Teen Killed After Being Hit Trying To Board School Bus

Rowan County authorities say a teen has been struck and killed while he was crossing a road to board a school bus.


File photo of people praying. (Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

ACLU Sues Rowan County Board Over Prayers At Meetings

A civil liberties group has filed a federal lawsuit against the Rowan County Board of Commissioners for its use of Christian prayers to bless its meetings.


File photo of U.S. Marine Corps recruits. (credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

NC Marine Charged With Sexually Assaulting Female Recruits

A Marine recruiter has been charged with sexually assaulting young female recruits in Rowan County.

CBS Charlotte–01/26/2013

Booking photo of Jonathan Morton. (credit: Rowan County Sheriff's Office

Cops: Man Makes Woman Read Bible Verses While Holding Shotgun To Her Head

A man is behind bars after he held a shotgun to a teenager’s head and made her recite Bible verses, authorities say.


File photo of a man holding a Bible. (Photo by Cole Bennetts/Getty Images)

County Invokes Jesus’ Name During Public Meeting Despite Supreme Court Ruling

The Rowan County Board of Commissioners has come under fire recently for its liberal inclusion of Jesus’ name during prayers offered before its official meetings. However, public scrutiny and existing litigation prohibiting exclusionary actions during government proceedings did not stop the board from allegedly hosting a full-on prayer meeting Monday night.


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‘Alarming’ Early Halloween Lawn Mower Gag Prompts 911 Call

A frantic call to 911 was placed by a North Carolina man to report what he saw as a man to be trapped under a riding lawn mower only to discover that it was a Halloween decoration.



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