• Deputy’s cruiser falls victim to teens on “adrenalin rush” in rock throwing spree posted 2 days ago

    Deputy's cruiser falls victim to teens on "adrenalin rush" in rock throwing spree

    Posted: Jan 30, 2015 9:23 AM EST Updated: Jan 30, 2015 10:56 AM EST By David Whisenant SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) – It didn’t help the rock throwing vandals that one of their targets was the patrol car driven by Rowan County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Barkley.  As both victim and investigator, Barkley had even more incentive […]

  • Mt. Hope Church Road crossing next to close as part of huge rail project, more closings to follow posted 2 days ago

    Mt. Hope Church Road crossing next to close as part of huge rail project, more closings to follow

    The Thom Street crossing will be closed, but DOT says that won’t happen for at least a year Posted: Jan 29, 2015 2:47 PM EST Updated: Jan 29, 2015 2:49 PM EST By David Whisenant The railroad crossing at Mount Hope Church Road just off Highway 29 south of Salisbury will be closing on February […]

  • Police find pot in a Mason jar, man charged posted 2 days ago

    Police find pot in a Mason jar, man charged

      Posted: Jan 29, 2015 9:40 AM EST <em class=”wnDate”>Thursday, January 29, 2015 9:40 AM EST</em>Updated: Jan 29, 2015 9:40 AM EST <em class=”wnDate”>Thursday, January 29, 2015 9:40 AM EST</em> By David Whisenant   SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) – Typically, when it comes to their use in criminal activity, you may think of Mason jars being […]

  • HUD’s “Point In Time” survey to determine number of homeless people in Rowan posted 3 days ago

    HUD's "Point In Time" survey to determine number of homeless people in Rowan

    Posted: Jan 29, 2015 7:03 AM EST <em class=”wnDate”>Thursday, January 29, 2015 7:03 AM EST</em>Updated: Jan 29, 2015 7:03 AM EST <em class=”wnDate”>Thursday, January 29, 2015 7:03 AM EST</em> By David Whisenant How many homeless people are there in Rowan County on any given night?  Information collected on Wednesday could help the community and local […]

  • Tickets for popular train excursion now on sale posted 3 days ago

    Tickets for popular train excursion now on sale

    Mount Vernon Posted: Jan 29, 2015 7:30 AM EST <em class=”wnDate”>Thursday, January 29, 2015 7:30 AM EST</em>Updated: Jan 29, 2015 7:30 AM EST SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) – The N.C. Transportation Museum Foundation and the Watauga Valley Historical Society and Museum will host a journey to our nation’s capital. The Capital City Special is a 4-day/3-night […]

  • Sweet Meadow Cafe opening to draw more business downtown? posted 4 days ago

    Sweet Meadow Cafe opening to draw more business downtown?

      Posted: Jan 28, 2015 3:00 PM ESTWednesday, January 28, 2015 3:00 PM ESTUpdated: Jan 28, 2015 5:01 PM ESTWednesday, January 28, 2015 5:01 PM EST By David Whisenant Saturday, NC (WBTV) – On Sunday the Sweet Meadow Cafe will be open for business in the new location in the old Bernhardt’s Hardware building. “Oh […]

  • Thousands falling victim to IRS phone scam posted 4 days ago

    Thousands falling victim to IRS phone scam

    <em class=”wnDate”>Tuesday, January 27, 2015 11:24 PM EST</em> By Sarah-Blake Morgan   Posted: Jan 27, 2015 11:21 PM EST <em class=”wnDate”>Tuesday, January 27, 2015 11:21 PM EST</em>Updated: Jan 27, 2015 11:24 PM EST <em class=”wnDate”>Tuesday, January 27, 2015 11:24 PM EST</em> By Sarah-Blake Morgan <em class=”wnDate”>Tuesday, January 27, 2015 11:24 PM EST</em&amp CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) […]

  • Cat found inside burned home hours after family escapes posted 4 days ago

    Cat found inside burned home hours after family escapes

    Posted: Jan 28, 2015 5:24 AM EST <em class=”wnDate”>Wednesday, January 28, 2015 5:24 AM EST</em>Updated: Jan 28, 2015 9:05 AM EST <em class=”wnDate”>Wednesday, January 28, 2015 9:05 AM EST</em> By WBTV Web Staff Email MINT HILL, NC (WBTV) – A family of five escaped safely after their Mint Hill home caught fire early Wednesday morning. […]

  • One lane to reopen on closed bridge in Rowan County posted 4 days ago

    One lane to reopen on closed bridge in Rowan County

    Posted: Jan 27, 2015 10:46 AM EST <em class=”wnDate”>Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:46 AM EST</em>Updated: Jan 27, 2015 3:22 PM EST <em class=”wnDate”>Tuesday, January 27, 2015 3:22 PM EST</em> By WBTV Web Staff ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) – Relief is in sight for frustrated motorists who have not been able to use the St. Matthews […]

  • Salisbury’s Doug Rice and Kent Bernhardt lead Performance Racing Network on Sprint Cup Media Tour posted 4 days ago

    Salisbury's Doug Rice and Kent Bernhardt lead Performance Racing Network on Sprint Cup Media Tour

    Posted: Jan 28, 2015 6:59 AM EST <em class=”wnDate”>Wednesday, January 28, 2015 6:59 AM EST</em>Updated: Jan 28, 2015 6:59 AM EST <em class=”wnDate”>Wednesday, January 28, 2015 6:59 AM EST</em> By David Whisenant SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) – Salisbury’s own Doug Rice and Kent Bernhardt are having a very busy week working the Charlotte Motor Speedway annual […]