Hurricane Irma reported by WRAL reporter Ken Smith

Hurricane Irma caused massive devastation to the US Virgin Islands during early September, 2017. In response, the US ARMY 602 medical company - based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina - deployed on recovery and medical mission to ST. Thomas. WRAL reporter Ken Smith and photojournalist Richard Adkins flew with the military team to document the effort. While there, another hurricane ... (read more)

WRAL reporter Ken Smith reports on Hurricane Irma damage in St Thomas

Hurricane Irma packed category 5 winds when it slammed into the Virgin Islands around September 10, 2017. The devastation was enormous. WRAL reporter Ken Smith is from St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands and was anxious to see his parents and extended family and friends. Ken and photographer Richard Adkins were able to fly down to the islands with ... (read more)

Bloopers with Bobbie Battista and Charlie Gaddy circa 1979

Thankfully most bloopers, mistakes, and giggle fits do not happen on the air. However, after a newscast - while taping "updates" to play during the evening - a case of the giggles can happen. The stress and tension of being perfect during a live broadcast is off, and being able to relax a bit often plays out in bloopers. Chuckle ... (read more)

SKY5 pilot Mike Allen LIVE interview with NC Army National Guard pilot

SKY5 pilot Mike Allen conducts a live interview with Major Les Everett with the N.C. Army National Guard. While Major Everett pilots a Huey helicopter and Mike pilots SKY5, they talk about the recent successful annual summer camp and what the Army National Guard provides to the state on a daily basis. Circa 1983.

American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery

Scotty McCreery won season 10 of American Idol in 2011. McCreery is a country music singer who grew up in Garner, North Carolina, a few miles east of Raleigh. WRAL and sister station WRAZ provided extensive coverage about McCreery's rise to fame on American Idol and ultimately winning the contest. WRAL reporter Monica Laliberte gives us an overview of Scott's ... (read more)