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

Town of Spencer to receive $750,000 CDBG grant for home repairs

City: Kannapolis’ goal for seeking private investment in downtown properties progressing successfully

Water main extension under contract for Poplar Tent

Concord road work set for next week

  No parking on Main Street in Salisbury, streets to be closed at 4 for Tis The Season Spectacular

  Cabarrus School Board holds emergency meeting on Tuesday night

Concord recognized as National Top Performer in the delivery of services with ETC Institute’s Leading the Way Award

Salisbury Police receives Duke Energy grant to support social justice, racial equity

  1.4 million expected on North Carolina roads for Thanksgiving travel

At least 8 overdoses reported in Salisbury over three day period

Kannapolis Police officers collecting for Toys for Tots Christmas program

Cabarrus County Library moves digital collection to Libby reading app

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College offers solutions for students wanting a jump-start on college during COVID

Diverging Diamond coming to Cabarrus County interchange

Blessing Box installed at Kannapolis Fire Station 1

Rowan Meals on Wheels holds virtual annual meeting

Rowan County offers COVID-19 Small Business Grant program

  Death investigation underway involving 1-year-old in Salisbury

Cabarrus staging a hometown holiday for those near and far

Food Drive for Veterans ends Monday

  Concord Police develop traffic plan for Concord Mills area

Bomb squad called after World War II tank shell found in Salisbury home

Neighbors pull man from stolen golf cart, hold him until deputies arrive

Girl Scouts help Meals on Wheels in Rowan County

Susan Green honored with 2020 Jo Atwater Continuous Core Values award

Salisbury-Rowan Utilities awarded for providing exceptionally clean water

Cabarrus County seeks public input on Frank Liske Park barn project

  Former Salisbury High teacher charged with taking indecent liberties

  Residents urged to ‘Shop Local” to help businesses hurt by pandemic

Dozens of catalytic converters stolen from auto repair facility