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Wednesday, April foolin' We're getting through this coronavirus pandemic together in Rowan County. -President warns of a very rough 2-3 weeks-Rowan County has 24 cases, and good info-Stay home!

Posted by Salisbury - WBTV on Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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Good Afternoon,

On Friday NC Governor Roy Cooper issued a ‘Stay at Home’ Executive order for North Carolina.

I want to reassure our families that our free nutritional meals will continue to be distributed on our bus routes and at our school site locations by our school bus drivers, school nutrition team and staff. They put themselves on the front-line every day, and for their safety, I ask that you please practice social distancing and washing your hands before receiving meals.

We miss our children, and it’s hard to not hug them. But for now, we will just leave a meal and smile.

Make us all proud by continuing to read together. I encourage you to contact your teacher if you need our help.

Stay safe, healthy, and encouraged!


Dr. Lynn Moody


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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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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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