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  • 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 named Maria approached ST Thomas. The 602nd medical company had to temporarily suspend their activity and transfer to a Navy ship for safety until Hurricane Maria passed by.

    WRAL news anchor: Kathryn Brown
    Aired: September 17, 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,