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 local group plans to protest the way a Georgia woman was treated during a traffic stop on I-85 in Rowan County in 2019. Stephanie Bottom says a Rowan County deputy and two Salisbury police officers violently pulled her from her SUV and caused damage to her arm.
John Force finished the job in front of a captivated crowd, snaring his 152nd career Funny Car win and dedicating the win to Smith, the executive chairman of Speedway Motorsports and founder of zMAX Dragway.
After a shaky start to their inaugural season, the Cannon Ballers used an early manufactured run and lockdown pitching to hold off the Woodpeckers 1-0 for their first-ever win Saturday night at SEGRA Stadium.
With Spring storm season upon us and as hurricane season nears, Duke Energy is prepared to respond to power outages as quickly and safely as possible, and recent reliability improvements will improve the grid to better serve customers.
AAON, Inc., a national manufacturer of heating and air conditioning equipment, recently donated 12 geothermal heat pumps to the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology program.
The Rowan Chamber of Commerce and the Rowan County Extension Office are pleased to announce that the Chamber’s Agri-business Committee will hold the Third Annual Rowan Arts and Ag Farm Tour on Sat., June 5, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
In accordance with Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest executive order, grandstand seating limitations have been lifted, opening the door for thousands more race fans to enjoy an action-packed month of May at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
On a night when fallen Concord Police officer and Rowan County native Jason Shuping posthumously received the highest honor his department could bestow, his mother expressed appreciation and pleaded for a stop to the killing of police officers.
A section of S. Little Texas Road in Kannapolis will close Tuesday, May 18 about half a mile north of Dale Earnhardt Boulevard (N.C. 3) so contract crews for the N.C. Department of Transportation can safely make repairs to a bridge end bent crossing a creek just north of Sandy Court.
A unique effort has been underway in Cabarrus County since 2019 to help those who are most in need, whether that means housing, healthcare, addictions, or other services, and the big benefit is that it is all under one roof.