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COVID-19 Coverage

Listen to ABC news at the top of every hour here. David Whisenant is covering the local scene and Lance Poole is monitoring the sports and business side. Are you open we will tell people about it for FREE.

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2020 Rowan County NC 3 American League Baseball Seniors

*Represents League Games

Date Location Time

June 20 Fuquay-Varina at Rowan Co 6:00pm

June 21 Rowan Co at Lexington-Davidson 7:00pm

June 23 Lexington-Davidson at Rowan Co 7:00pm

June 27 Mocksville at Rowan Co (DH) 5:00pm

June 28 Rowan Co at Mocksville (DH) 5:00pm

June 30 Mt. Airy at Rowan Co (DH) 5:00pm

July 4 Randolph Co at Rowan Co (DH) 1st game league game 5:00pm

July 5 Stanly Co at Rowan Co* 7:00pm

July 8 Mocksville at Rowan Co* 7:00pm

July 9 High Point Hitoms at Rowan Co* 7:00pm

July 11 Greensboro at Rowan Co (DH)* 5:00pm

July 12 Rowan Co at Lexington-Davidson* 7:00pm

July 14 Rowan Co at Stokes Co* 7:00pm

July 15 Mt. Airy at Rowan Co* 7:00pm

July 16 Rowan Co at Union Co* 7:00pm

July 18 Rowan Co at Stanly Co* 7:00pm

July 19 Rowan Co at Randolph Co (DH) 1st game league game 5:00pm

July 21 Rowan Co at Mt. Airy* 7:00pm

July 22 Rowan Co at Mocksville* 7:00pm

July 24 Union Co at Rowan Co* 7:00pm

July 25 Lexington-Davidson at Rowan Co* 7:00pm

July 26 Rowan Co at Concord* 4:00pm

July 28 Rowan Co at High Point Hitoms* 6:00pm

July 29 Stokes Co at Rowan Co* 7:00pm

July 31 Concord at Rowan Co* 7:00p

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A COVID-19 death has been reported at Liberty Commons, according to the Rowan County Health Department Monday update:

-6584 tests, up 179 from Sunday
-1199 positive cases, up 36
-228 of positive cases at congregant care facilities
-43 deaths, up 1
-847 recovered, up 32
-5385 negative
-10 hospitalized, 0 on ventilators

Rowan County Case Information:

CDC updates, expands list of people at risk of severe COVID-19 illness

Based on a detailed review of available evidence to date, CDC has updated and expanded the list of who is at increased risk for getting severely ill from COVID-19.

Older adults and people with underlying medical conditions remain at increased risk for severe illness, but now CDC has further defined age- and condition-related risks.

As more information becomes available, it is clear that a substantial number of Americans are at increased risk of severe illness – highlighting the importance of continuing to follow preventive measures.

“Understanding who is most at risk for severe illness helps people make the best decisions for themselves, their families, and their communities,” said CDC Director Robert Redfield MD. “While we are all at risk for COVID-19, we need to be aware of who is susceptible to severe complications so that we take appropriate measures to protect their health and well-being.”

COVID-19 risk related to age

CDC has removed the specific age threshold from the older adult classification. CDC now warns that among adults, risk increases steadily as you age, and it’s not just those over the age of 65 who are at increased risk for severe illness.

Recent data, including an MMWR published last week, has shown that the older people are, the higher their risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Age is an independent risk factor for severe illness, but risk in older adults is also in part related to the increased likelihood that older adults also have underlying medical conditions.

COVID-19 risk related to underlying medical conditions

CDC also updated the list of underlying medical conditions that increase risk of severe illness after reviewing published reports, pre-print studies, and various other data sources. CDC experts then determined if there was clear, mixed, or limited evidence that the condition increased a person’s risk for severe illness, regardless of age.

There was consistent evidence (from multiple small studies or a strong association from a large study) that specific conditions increase a person’s risk of severe COVID-19 illness:

Chronic kidney disease
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Obesity (BMI of 30 or higher)
Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
Serious heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
Sickle cell disease
Type 2 diabetes
These changes increase the number of people who fall into higher risk groups. An estimated 60 percent of American adults have at least one chronic medical condition. Obesity is one of the most common underlying conditions that increases one’s risk for severe illness – with about 40 percent of U.S. adults having obesity. The more underlying medical conditions people have, the higher their risk.

CDC also clarified the list of other conditions that might increase a person’s risk of severe illness, including additions such as asthma, high blood pressure, neurologic conditions such as dementia, cerebrovascular disease such as stroke, and pregnancy. An MMWR published today further adds to the growing body of research on risk by comparing data on pregnant and nonpregnant women with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection. Pregnant women were significantly more likely to be hospitalized, admitted to the intensive care unit, and receive mechanical ventilation than nonpregnant women; however, pregnant women were not at greater risk for death from COVID-19.

Protecting yourself, your family, and your community

Every activity that involves contact with others has some degree of risk right now. Knowing if you are at increased risk for severe illness and understanding the risks associated with different activities of daily living can help you make informed decisions about which activities to resume and what level of risk you will accept. This information is especially critical as communities begin to reopen.

Everyone should continue to do their part to implement prevention strategies, such as focusing on activities where social distancing can be maintained, washing your hands frequently, limiting contact with and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces or shared items, and wearing a cloth face covering when you are around people you do not live with, especially when it is difficult to stay 6 feet apart or when people are indoors. By taking these steps, you can help protect yourself, your loved ones, and others around you, including those most vulnerable to severe illness.

CDC will continue to update and share information about risk for severe illness as more information becomes available. For more information on how to prevent getting sick with COVID-19, visit CDC’s website at…/2019-…/prevent-getting-sick/index.html.

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Before the Panthers there were the Redskins!

Catawba 2020 Football Schedule

Sep. 5, 2020 @ Erskine TBA
Sep. 12, 2020 BARTON SALISBURY 7 p.m.
Sep. 19, 2020 @ Alderson-Broaddus Philippi,WV
Sep. 26, 2020 @ Wingate* Wingate,NC 6 p.m.
Oct. 3, 2020 LIMESTONE* SALISBURY 1 p.m.
Oct. 10, 2020 CARSON-NEWMAN* SALISBURY 1 p.m.
Oct. 17, 2020 @ Newberry* Newberry,SC
Oct. 24, 2020 @ Mars Hill* Mars Hill,NC 1 p.m.
Oct. 31, 2020 TUSCULUM* SALISBURY 1 p.m.
Nov. 7, 2020 UVa-WISE* SALISBURY 1 p.m.
Nov. 14, 2020 @ Lenoir-Rhyne* Hickory,NC 1 p.m.

Weather Al Conklin

Hometown: Nanuet, NY

Family Married with two daughters and a son.

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology, State University of New York

Career: Al started his forecasting career in radio at Accu-Weather in Pennsylvania and remained there for four years as a broadcast meteorologist. He began his television career at Wilmington, NC's WECT in 1989, as a Meteorologist/Environmental Reporter. After a two year stint at WINK-TV in Fort Myers, FL and a year a WTVJ in Miami, Fl, Al returned to the Carolinas and WBTV in April of 1993.

Honors: AMS TV Seal of Approval; 1997 Emmy for Best Weathercast

Hobbies: Music, traveling, Civil War history and gardening.

Favorite Sports Teams: New York Yankees, Carolina Panthers

Favorite Food: Chicken Parmagania



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Community News David Whisenant

Family: Married to Jtan; one son, Kyle, daughter-in-law Anna, and granddaughters Ava and Maisie.

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

Career: Announcer/sales rep for WSTP/WRDX radio, Salisbury, NC; football color announcer, Appalachian Sports Network for Appalachian State University Mountaineer football.

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.

Beat: 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.

Hobbies: Church activities, family, music (Beatles) and lots of reading, British history

Favorite Sports Teams: Appalachian State, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Redskins, Richard Petty, England (soccer)

Favorite Foods: Shellfish, shrimp, lobster and hot dogs from Hap's in Salisbury.




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