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Missing Person

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at 5:32 pm, a call was made to Rowan County 911 to report a missing person.  Richard Travis, a white male, 66 years of age, 6 foot, 157 pounds with gray hair; he may be suffering from a cognitive impairment.  Spencer Fire Department, Spencer Police Department and Rowan County Rescue Squad, along with numerous other public safety agencies from in county and out of county actively searched for Mr. Travis but he has not been located.  The public is asked to notify law enforcement immediately if Mr. Travis is located or if you saw him on I-85 on February 11, 2019.

Emergency Searchers Discontinue Search

February 16, 2019 Emergency Searchers Discontinues Search for Rick Travis - Salisbury Post
After a five-day exhaustive search for missing 66-year-old Richard “Rick” Travis, local emergency personnel along with area, regional search teams discontinued search efforts on Saturday.

Rowan County Emergency Services Director Chris Soliz said as of Saturday evening they formally transferred the case to the Spencer Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to call Rowan Communications at 704-216-8500, Crimestoppers, or the Spencer Police via 704-633-3574.

In the event, criminal activity is involved in Mr. Travis's disappearance, Rowan/Salisbury Crimestoppers has offered a reward up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

Resolution of Intent - Street Closures - Public Hearings Set

On February 11, 2019, the Town of Spencer Board of Aldermen passed two Resolutions of Intent, pursuant to Street Closure Applications. Public Hearing set for Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Spencer Municipal Building 600 S. Salisbury Ave Spencer, NC 28159.

Resolution 19-001 a portion of 14th Street off S. Salisbury Ave
Resolutoin 19-002 a portion of S. Yadkin Ave in the wooded area behind Magnolia Gardens Rest Home
Spencer, NC

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