• “Menace” busted for drugs, again; bond now $2.5 million posted 13 hours ago

    "Menace" busted for drugs, again; bond now $2.5 million

    Brandon Rumple Posted: Apr 24, 2014 7:09 AM EST Updated: Apr 24, 2014 9:15 AM EST By David Whisenant – bio | email SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) – October 2013, Rumple was found with a balloon of drugs hidden in his rectum during a strip search at the Rowan County Detention Center. Rumple had his probation […]

  • Teen avoiding police leads to arrest, gun and drug seizure posted 13 hours ago

    Teen avoiding police leads to arrest, gun and drug seizure

    Posted: Apr 24, 2014 9:30 AM EST Updated: Apr 24, 2014 9:31 AM EST By David Whisenant – bio | email SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) – It all started with a teenager who seemed to be avoiding contact with two police officers on patrol in Salisbury west end, but by the time it was over, that […]

  • Salisbury man sustains critical injuries in motorcycle accident posted 1 day ago

    Salisbury man sustains critical injuries in motorcycle accident

    SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) -Posted: Apr 23, 2014 9:57 AM EST Updated: Apr 23, 2014 9:57 AM EST By David Whisenant – bio | email A Salisbury man was critically injured when a car turned into the path of his motorcycle on Tuesday night. It happened around 9:00 pm at the intersection of Jake Alexander Boulevard […]

  • Police dog needs vest; local Boy Scout hopes to help posted 2 days ago

    Police dog needs vest; local Boy Scout hopes to help

    Posted: Apr 22, 2014 7:36 AM EST Updated: Apr 22, 2014 7:36 AM EST By David Whisenant – bio | email SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) – K-9 Officer Zukko works in Rockwell and is handled by Chief High Bost.  Zukko has the natural gifts to do the job, but there’s one thing his human friends are […]

  • Hundreds switch party affiliation ahead of primary in Rowan Co. posted 2 days ago

    Hundreds switch party affiliation ahead of primary in Rowan Co.

    Jim Sides   “ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) – Posted: Apr 22, 2014 11:46 AM EST Updated: Apr 22, 2014 5:36 PM EST By David Whisenant – bio | email Hundreds of registered Democrats in Rowan County are switching their party affiliation ahead of the May primary. Does it signal a philosophical change in political thinking, […]

  • World Book Night comes to Rowan County posted 3 days ago

    World Book Night comes to Rowan County

    Posted: Apr 22, 2014 7:09 AM EST Updated: Apr 22, 2014 7:09 AM EST By David Whisenant – bio | email SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) – On April 23rd, the anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, 25,000 volunteers from across the globe will give away a half a million free books. More than 30 volunteers […]

  • Man dies in overnight shooting in Concord, police investigating posted 3 days ago

    Man dies in overnight shooting in Concord, police investigating

    Posted: Apr 21, 2014 6:38 AM EST Updated: Apr 21, 2014 6:00 PM EST By Dedrick Russell – bio | email CONCORD, NC (WBTV) – A Concord man was fatally shot early Monday morning, police say.The shooting was reported just after midnight on the 700 block of Central Drive NW in Concord, according to the […]

  • Drivers met with rising gas prices, still cheaper than last year posted 4 days ago

    Drivers met with rising gas prices, still cheaper than last year

    Posted: Apr 18, 2014 2:06 PM EST Updated: Apr 18, 2014 4:02 PM EST By David Whisenant – bio | emailSALISBURY, NC (WBTV) –   Fueling up for an Easter weekend getaway will cost you at the pump, but it’s still down compared to last year by more than a nickel a gallon, according to […]

  • Catawba College downtown bureau: why is it necessary? posted 2 weeks ago

    Catawba College downtown bureau: why is it necessary?

    Posted: Apr 10, 2014 11:57 AM EST Updated: Apr 10, 2014 12:41 PM EST By David Whisenant – bio | email SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) – When WBTV first posted a story last week about Catawba College opening an office in the Plaza in downtown Salisbury, several people wanted more details on why the school wanted […]

  • Police investigate shooting; victim and girlfriend differ on where it happened posted 2 weeks ago

    Police investigate shooting; victim and girlfriend differ on where it happened

    Posted: Apr 09, 2014 9:26 AM EST Updated: Apr 09, 2014 9:26 AM EST By David Whisenant – bio | email SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) – Salisbury Police are investigating a shooting that happened early on Sunday morning, but they’re having to work through conflicting accounts of exactly what happened. According to the report, one thing […]