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  • 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 the ARMY 602 medical company out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The US ARMY was deployed to assist with medical needs and recovery missions.

    Watch this touching video of Ken reconnecting with his mother. Plus, Ken and Richard see the devastation that Hurricane Irma left in her wake.

    News anchor: Cullen Browder.
    Saturday, September 16, 2017.

  • Miracle on the Hudson US Airways Flight 1549

    On January 15, 2009 US Airways flight 1549 took off from LaGuardia Airport in New York City headed to Charlotte, North Carolina. However, three minutes into the flight, a flock of geese flew into the path of the airliner resulting in massive damage to the engines. Captain Chesley”Sully” Sullenberger and pilot Jeff Skiles were forced to land the aircraft, an Airbus 320, in the Hudson River. The miracle was that all survived the water landing.

    US Airways is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. A “family reunion” of sorts was held in the Charlotte City Chambers for the passengers and crew of the flight. Pat McCrory, then Mayor of Charlotte and future NC Governor, presented passengers and crew commemorative items.

    WRAL News Reporter Ken Smith.

  • WRAL-TV Coats for the Children Breaks Record, Biggest Total Ever!

    Ironically the coats sorting for WRAL-TV’s 2016 Coats for the Children Campaign had to be rescheduled due to the winter weather Mother Nature dished out in early January.  However, volunteers, including WRAL-TV Anchor/Reporter Ken Smith, gathered at the Salvation Army
  • Mr. Smith Goes To Hollywood: WRAL-TV Anchor Gets the Scoop on FOX Fall Premieres

    WRAL-TV Anchor Reporter Ken Smith recently took a trip to the West Coast to get an inside look at the slate of FOX shows premiering this week on FOX 50.  He wrote up a report about the fun for Capcom:
  • NABJ Honors WRAL-TV Retiree Clarence Williams with Achievers Award

    WRAL-TV Anchor/Reporter Ken Smith recently had the honor of presenting a prestigious award to a CBC legend.  Retired WRAL-TV Director/Producer Clarence Williams received National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Region III Achievers Award in a special ceremony in Memphis, TN,