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  • 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 news coverage of Haiti Earthquake 2010

    On January 12, 2010 Haiti was rocked by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. The devastation was enormous. Many countries responded with humanitarian aide, including the United States. Locally, Pediatrician William C. Carr, MD, and Family Physician Lawrence J. Watts, MD, served on the medical mission organized by Global Medical Outreach of Sampson County.

    WRAL News anchor David Crabtree and photographer Keith Baker spent a week in Haiti covering the work performed by Sampson County physicians. They set up make-shift clinics and provided healthcare under primitive conditions. Crabtree and Baker were pressed into service by holding equipment and providing light from the news camera.

    Watch these two stories to gain insight into what Crabtree and Baker witnessed up close and personal.

    WRAL sent other reporters, photographers and engineers to Haiti to cover the devastation. This is just a glimpse into the coverage.

  • Dateline NBC Interviews WRAL-TV’s Sims for Episode about Peterson Case

    WRAL-TV Reporter Julia Sims recently got a chance to sit on the other side of the microphone.  After the Mike Peterson murder case closed its latest and final chapter, Dateline NBC reached out to interview her.  Sims has been covering
  • CBC/WRAL-TV Night at UNC-TV’s 2017 Spring Fundraiser: Supporting Public Television

    Over the past 15 years, Capitol Broadcasting and WRAL-TV have established a tradition of supporting public television.  On Monday, March 6, 2017, CBC volunteers kept that tradition going while helping UNC-TV with the first night of its Spring Fundraiser, a
  • One Year After NBC Transition: WRAL-TV #1 NBC Affiliate in Top 25 Still Top-Rated News in Raleigh-Durham Market

    Just a year since changing network affiliation, WRAL-TV has cemented itself as the number one rated NBC affiliate in the Top 25 markets, and continued its 60-year legacy of local news leadership. In February, WRAL News was the most watched
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