David Whisenant

David Whisenant

News Reporter

Charlotte, NC

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

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College to celebrate second drive-through graduation

Special Olympics Torch Run made good progress in Rowan County on Tuesday

Sheriff: Teen escapes after being kidnapped, repeatedly beaten by boyfriend

Salisbury Police announce promotion

Group to protest treatment of Georgia woman in 2019 traffic stop in Rowan County

COVID-19 restrictions lifted for Rowan Chamber event

Commissioners recognize Emergency Services Week in Rowan

  Class action lawsuit filed against The Citadel in Salisbury, site of NC’s largest COVID-19 outbreak

  Cabarrus, Cleveland, Meck & Rowan among counties with highest number, percentages of backlogged DWI cases due to COVID-19

Two inmates enjoy about 20 minutes of freedom after running from Rowan jail

John Force scores no. 152, Torrence claims fifth straight Top Fuel win at zMAX Dragway in Concord

Kannapolis Cannon Ballers first-ever win Saturday Night in Fayetteville

Catawba College awards degrees at annual commencement

Duke Energy builds a “stronger, smarter grid” for customers ahead of Spring storm and hurricane seasons in Rowan County

AAON, Inc. donates equipment to Rowan-Cabarrus Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration technology program

Kannapolis downtown parking information updated

Rowan Arts & Ag Farm Tour coming up

Capacity restrictions lifted for month of May motorsports events including NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals this weekend and May 28-30 Coca-Cola 600 weekend

William Leroy Barnes resentenced to consecutive life sentences for brutal murders of elderly Salisbury couple in 1992

  Family of fallen Concord Police officer Jason Shuping: “Stop the killing!”

REMINDER: NC Medicaid Managed Care open enrollment ends Friday

Spencer preparing new Development Ordinance, seeks public input

Cabarrus County Library seeks teen applicants for Inclusive Internship Initiative

Road closure coming to Kannapolis beginning Monday

Kannapolis downtown development project earns honor, so does Salisbury’s Cheerwine Festival

Stimulus money anonymously donated to Rowan Helping Ministries...for the third time

Man charged with stabbing his brother in Rowan County

Two displaced after tree falls on house in Salisbury

50,000 more meals in one year for Meals on Wheels Rowan

  Cabarrus Dream Center meeting many needs under one roof