• Oxygen tank explodes in Rowan Co house fire, officials say posted 7 hours ago

    Oxygen tank explodes in Rowan Co house fire, officials say

    Posted: Apr 14, 2014 4:55 PM EST Updated: Apr 14, 2014 4:56 PM EST By WBTV Web Staff – email GRANITE QUARRY, NC (WBTV) – Officials say a home explosion early Monday morning was caused when a fire spread to a building storing oxygen tanks. The incident happened at a home on Railroad Street in […]

  • Teacher accused of sending sex videos of self to student posted 7 hours ago

    Teacher accused of sending sex videos of self to student

    Posted: Apr 15, 2014 3:37 PM EST Updated: Apr 15, 2014 4:20 PM EST Blanton resigned from her job after the sheriff’s department launched the criminal investigation into her actions in early April. A Cleveland County middle school teacher has been arrested for sending videos of a sexual nature to a student, according to the Cleveland […]

  • Parent ‘stunned’ after teacher accused of sending sex videos of self to students posted 7 hours ago

    Parent 'stunned' after teacher accused of sending sex videos of self to students

    Posted: Apr 15, 2014 3:37 PM EST Updated: Apr 16, 2014 2:11 PM EST By WBTV Web Staff – email CLEVELAND COUNTY, NC (WBTV) – A Cleveland County middle school teacher’s attorney appeared in court on Wednesday morning after she was arrested for allegedly sending videos of a sexual nature to a student. Caron Blanton, […]

  • Former Army Sgt. from Charlotte to get Medal of Honor posted 8 hours ago

    Former Army Sgt. from Charlotte to get Medal of Honor

    Posted: Apr 16, 2014 10:52 AM EST Updated: Apr 16, 2014 6:14 PM EST WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who put his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan. […]

  • NAACP: Cabarrus Co inmates in jail too long without trial posted 8 hours ago

    Posted: Apr 16, 2014 7:49 PM EST Updated: Apr 16, 2014 7:49 PM EST By Pamela Escobar – email CABARRUS COUNTY, NC (WBTV) – The Cabarrus County NAACP President says inmates in Cabarrus County are waiting too long in jail for a trial.  He said this isn’t a race issue and has proof some inmates […]

  • Warren’s Weekly: energy, elections, unemployment insurance among top topics posted 8 hours ago

     Warren's Weekly: energy, elections, unemployment insurance among top topics

    Posted: Apr 16, 2014 2:57 PM EST Updated: Apr 16, 2014 3:00 PM EST By David Whisenant – bio | email SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) – Each week Rowan County District 77 Representative Harry Warren provides WBTV with a newsletter about what’s happening in the General Assembly, with a particular eye on things having an impact […]

  • Dog rescued from shelter attacks 3, fatally shot by deputy posted 17 hours ago

    Dog rescued from shelter attacks 3, fatally shot by deputy

    Posted: Apr 14, 2014 10:45 PM EST Updated: Apr 15, 2014 10:51 PM EST By Coleen Harry – email According to the Animal Bite report, the Deputy “went to put a leash on the dog and it bit.”   The Deputy was bitten on his left and right wrists.   It wouldn’t be the last […]

  • Wanted fugitive captured in Rowan posted 18 hours ago

    Wanted fugitive captured in Rowan

          Posted: Apr 16, 2014 9:03 AM EST Updated: Apr 16, 2014 9:03 AM EST SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) On Friday, April 11, 2014, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Special Response team arrested Damon Leshawn Cole, also known as Damony Lashawn Cole, and as Calvin Lawayne Scott, on an outstanding federal arrest warrant and […]

  • NFL, NASCAR guests inspire students at local high schools posted 1 day ago

    NFL, NASCAR guests inspire students at local high schools

    Posted: Apr 15, 2014 9:55 AM EST Updated: Apr 15, 2014 9:58 AM EST By David Whisenant – bio | email LANDIS, NC (WBTV) – One thing that will get, and keep, the attention of high school students during an early morning assembly is a short video of a man driving a car. The car […]

  • Missing teen Erica Parsons’ siblings removed from custodial home posted 1 day ago

    Missing teen Erica Parsons' siblings removed from custodial home

    Posted: Apr 15, 2014 3:01 PM EST Updated: Apr 15, 2014 3:01 PM EST By David Whisenant – bio | email SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) – The two youngest children of Sandy and Casey Parsons have been removed from their custodial home and placed in the care of other family members. Sources close to the situation […]