David Whisenant

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.

Recent Articles by David

Kannapolis pastor honored with Catawba College’s 2018 Church/College Award

Kannapolis train station improvement project completed

Three Rivers Land Trust is awarded a grant by the Cabarrus County Community Foundation

Lots of melting snow and heavy rain raise flooding threat in Iredell County

Woman charged in brutal beating death of toddler pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

Christmas tree lots in Salisbury damaged by snow and ice piling up on tents

It may or may not be a world record, but this 61-year-old did 7,000 crunches in an hour

Catawba College student from Rowan County named NC Sport Management Student of the Year

Rowan-Salisbury Schools present survey for input on consolidation plan

Spencer Town Board approves resolution opposing the closure of North Rowan High

Arctic Express coming to South Rowan Regional Library

Local retail shops happy to be open and busy after snow storm

Overnight freeze causing trouble for drivers on rural roads

Sex offenders added to Rowan Sheriff’s Most Wanted list

Bikers make Christmas special for Nazareth Child & Family Connection

Firefighter’s home destroyed by fire in Rowan County

Several wrecks reported on I-85 in Rowan County

After much discussion, Kannapolis Christmas parade will go on as scheduled

Ahead of storm, Salisbury church moves worship service to Saturday

NC Food Innovation Lab holds groundbreaking