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.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to remain at half-staff until sunset on Friday in honor of NC House of Representative Linda Johnson, who passed away on Tuesday.
It began six years ago, July 30, 2013, when the adoptive brother of Erica Parsons walked into the Rowan Sheriff’s Office to report that the 15-year-old was missing from the family home on Miller Chapel Road in Rowan County.
Officials began the investigation after Michael Elijah Earley was reported missing by his girlfriend. Earley was last seen around 10 p.m. on May 5 at his home on Sides Road, near Haynes Drive and north of Rockwell Park.