David grew up watching WBTV and it was the only TV station he ever wanted to work for.
His biggest stories include the Pillowtex/NC Research Campus developments over the years, the tragic fire at Salisbury Millworks, the funeral of President Ronald Reagan, NASCAR-related stories and coverage and follow-ups on Hurricane Katrina and the local connections to that disaster and recovery.
He is a bureau reporter covering Charlotte and all points north including Salisbury, Concord, and Kannapolis and "wherever they send me."
Honors: Key to the city of Salisbury for Hurricane Katrina relief partnership project; First Place, National Motorsports Press Association Television News Category, 2008; Silver Award, Radio and Television News Director's Association of the Carolinas, 2008; two awards for First Place, National Motorsports Press Association, 2009; Gold Award, Radio and Television News Director's Association of the Carolinas, 2009; Gold Award, RTNDAC, 2010; Charlie Harville Award, NMPA, 2010; First Place Spot News, NMPA, 2010, First Place, Long Form Documentary, NMPA, NC Animal/Rabies Control Association Reporter of the Year, 2012.
A parade of vehicles flying flags and blowing horns in support of President Trump in downtown Salisbury on Saturday finished off with a visit to the Board of Elections office where some were waiting to cast ballots.
A country church in Rowan County is having a lot of trouble with a doughnut maker. He doesn’t make the sweet treats, he leaves the skid marks all over the new parking lot, and he’s been doing it night after night.
Had it not been for her son-in-law’s suspicions, an 87-year-old Rowan County woman might have gotten scammed out of all the money she had. It’s another example of someone saying they are with a popular sweepstakes but are really targeting the elderly in a scam.
On Tuesday WBTV reported a story about the large number of calls made from Hanford-Dole Elementary School on Choate Road to request help from deputies with the Rowan Sheriff’s Office.Since August, there have been at least 39 calls made, the majority of which involved disturbances.
Officials began the investigation after Michael Elijah Earley was reported missing by his girlfriend. Earley was last seen around 10 p.m. on May 5 at his home on Sides Road, near Haynes Drive and north of Rockwell Park.
19-year-old Ellis Reed Parlier was fondly for his love of video games, his selfless attitude, and a quiet nature that led one friend to remark “when he did talk, it was always something so funny and random and that’s what everyone is really remembering him by.”