• First US Ebola victim remembered by friends and family in Salisbury posted 13 hours ago

    First US Ebola victim remembered by friends and family in Salisbury

    Posted: Oct 18, 2014 11:39 PM EST Updated: Oct 19, 2014 10:55 AM EST SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) – Family and friends of Thomas Duncan remembered the 42 year old Saturday at memorial service in Salisbury. He is the first and so far only person to die of Ebola in the U.S. Rubbing away tears, praying and […]

  • Plane quarantined after woman becomes ill at Charlotte airport posted 3 days ago

    Plane quarantined after woman becomes ill at Charlotte airport

    Posted: Oct 17, 2014 8:49 PM EST Updated: Oct 17, 2014 8:49 PM EST By WBTV Web Staff CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – A flight from Charlotte to Florida was delayed Friday evening after a woman became sick and had to be removed from the plane. Officials say there is no indication the illness was Ebola-related. […]

  • Former East Rowan High School Band instructor, guilty of sex offenses in 2012, now charged again posted 3 days ago

    Former East Rowan High School Band instructor, guilty of sex offenses in 2012, now charged again

      Posted: Oct 17, 2014 8:05 PM EST Updated: Oct 17, 2014 8:08 PM EST By David Whisenant  SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) – Christopher David Patterson, a former band instructor at East Rowan High School and a convicted sex offender, has now been charged again for failing to notify the sheriff’s office of a change in […]

  • Two arrested for murder in connection to Spencer double homicide posted 4 days ago

    Two arrested for murder in connection to Spencer double homicide

    Posted: Oct 15, 2014 8:36 PM EST Updated: Oct 17, 2014 7:22 AM EST By WBTV Web Staff ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) – Two men are charged with murder after two people were found dead in a Spencer home last week.Darrius Abel, 24, was arrested Thursday and 28-year-old Kenneth Wayne Abel Jr was arrested Wednesday. […]

  • Tractor-trailer collides with horse and buggy in Union Co posted 4 days ago

    Tractor-trailer collides with horse and buggy in Union Co

    Posted: Oct 16, 2014 10:48 AM EST Updated: Oct 16, 2014 4:39 PM EST By WBTV Web Staff  UNION COUNTY, NC (WBTV) – A Tennessee man says he’s thankful he and his three animals are alive after his horse-drawn buggy collided with a semi-truck on highway 160 near Monroe, N.C. Rodger Howell, a Vietnam veteran, […]

  • Sketch released of man police believe robbed Spencer Walgreens posted 4 days ago

    Sketch released of man police believe robbed Spencer Walgreens

      By David Whisenant Posted: Sep 24, 2014 7:45 PM EST Updated: Oct 15, 2014 11:52 AM EST SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) – A sketch was released of the masked man who police believe robbed a Walgreens at gunpoint last month. The armed robbery happened just before 3 p.m. at the drug store on North Salisbury […]

  • Man arrested for murder in connection to Spencer double homicide posted 4 days ago

    Man arrested for murder in connection to Spencer double homicide

    Posted: Oct 15, 2014 8:36 PM EST Updated: Oct 16, 2014 7:43 AM EST By WBTV Web Staff ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) – A Salisbury man was arrested just one week after two men were found dead in a Spencer home. Kenneth Wayne Abel Jr was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder. The victims, 29-year-old […]

  • Update: Man charged with sex crimes involving children posted 6 days ago

    Update: Man charged with sex crimes involving children

      Posted: Oct 13, 2014 8:51 PM EST Updated: Oct 14, 2014 10:19 AM EST By David Whisenant  SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) – A Rowan County man is being held under $100,000 bond, charged with sex crimes involving children. Jason Bradley Reid, 37, of Stokes Ferry Road, was charged with six counts of taking indecent liberties […]

  • Politics and the former Salisbury Mall posted 6 days ago

    Politics and the former Salisbury Mall

        La Resistance says 7 of 8 Rowan Commission candidates want to delay lawsuit over mall purchase; Cohen says why he won’t sign Posted: Oct 14, 2014 10:58 AM EST Updated: Oct 14, 2014 12:10 PM EST By David Whisenant The letter:  SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) – The local political action committee known as La […]

  • First responders and first receivers prepare for Ebola posted 1 week ago

    First responders and first receivers prepare for Ebola

    Posted: Oct 13, 2014 5:36 PM EST Updated: Oct 13, 2014 6:41 PM EST By Astrid Martinez CATAWBA COUNTY, NC (WBTV) – It hasn’t happened yet, but if an Ebola case were to appear in North Carolina, first responders and first receivers say they will be ready. Catawba Valley Medical Center staff, along with the local health department, […]