SALISBURY - A story posted on Yahoo identifies Salisbury as one of the top five cities in the United States with what it calls a soaring poverty rate.
"Many of these cities show a symptom of the regions hit hardest by the recession — a significant decline in real estate value," the article sates, before zeroing in on Salisbury.
"Several of these cities were already struggling prior to the recession, in part because of their reliance on manufacturing. The industry had been declining for years, and the recession only made matters worse. In Salisbury, North Carolina, employment in manufacturing fell from 15.5% of all jobs to 8.3%"