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Update to two arrested following shots fired call during protest

One suspect shot near protestors at Fame statue, one arrested for concealed carry

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As a follow up to the arrest of two people on Sunday, May 31, at a protest on Church and Innes Streets -- Jeffrey Allan Long, 49, white male, of Kernersville, and Brandon M. Walker, 34, black male, of Salisbury, were arrested during the incident. Long has been charged with Discharging of a Firearm in the City, Carry with a Concealed Weapon, and Carry a Weapon at a Parade. Walker has been charged with Carry with a Concealed Weapon.

Two arrested following shots fired call during protest

Incident occurred near protestors at Fame statue

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Two people were arrested on Sunday afternoon, May 31, after they reportedly shot near protestors gathered at Church and Innes Streets.

Two separate groups of protestors were gathered near the Fame statue in downtown Salisbury when the shots occurred.

Jeffrey Allan Long, 49, white male, and Brandon M. Walker, 34, black male, are currently in custody. Three handguns were recovered. Charges for both individuals are pending.

No injuries were reported. The investigation is on-going.

Statement from Salisbury Police Chief 5-29-2020

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Salisbury is a diverse community that respects all people and affords everyone the right to peacefully protest. As protesters prepare to participate in a planned, mobile protest tomorrow, May 30, we would like to inform everyone to be mindful that violence, intimidation and intolerance in any form, shape or fashion will not be permitted. Any deviation from this standard will be addressed accordingly.”

Virtual Festival Is A Big Hit!

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What started as a general discussion about cancelling the annual downtown Cheerwine Festival, grew into an idea of a full-fledged, virtual event complete with shopping, games and music.

Streamed on social media as a live premiere, the fourth annual Cheerwine Festival was created with pre-recorded videos from Mayor Karen Alexander; event emcee, Katie Garner; five musical acts; and Cheerwine, Food Lion and Hotwire commercials interspersed. 

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During Spruce Up Weeks, City of Salisbury residents can place items at the curb on their regular collection day before 7:00 a.m.

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City Council Meeting 08-04-20

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