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.
On Monday, Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten sent letters to 22 sweepstakes, or fish arcades, notifying them they would need to cease operations by Monday, January 20, or face arrest and seizure of equipment.
Citing complaints from the public, robberies, and other criminal activities associated with these types of businesses, the Rowan Sheriff’s Office has informed owners of local fish arcades that they must cease operation by January 20.
It’s not too early to start thinking about Spring and Summer park fun. Make your park shelter reservations now. The City of Kannapolis offers shelter reservations at Village Park and Bakers Creek Park.
If new employment is one of your resolutions for 2020, make sure you check out the Job & Resource Fair at Rowan Public Library on Friday, January 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair will be held at RPL Headquarters at 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury.
With safety as the top priority at Rowan-Salisbury Schools, the RSS Safety Department, along with district departments and local emergency services, is launching an additional safety practice drill at schools across the district beginning next week.
The Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Celebration Committee, a subcommittee of the Salisbury Human Relations Council, will host a weekend-long celebration to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy beginning Saturday, Jan. 18.
Beginning Monday, January 13, a portion of Means Avenue SE near its intersection with Union Street S will be reconfigured to accommodate construction taking place in a historic commercial building located at 51-57 Union Street S in downtown Concord.
A resident of Kannapolis was sentenced on Friday in federal court in Greensboro for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, announced United States Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin of the Middle District of North Carolina.
A church in Concord that has been part of the community for 140 years is praying for a miracle that it doesn’t have to now close its doors. The Rock Hill AME Zion Church owes a bank more than $1 million, and is in imminent danger of foreclosure.