Highlights for Richard Adkins
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
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.
WRAL-TV Photojournalists Richard Adkins and Keith Baker knew they had one chance at bringing the solar eclipse live atop Clingman’s Dome to Triangle viewers. These were the two men behind the cameras in the path of totality with WRAL-TV Chief
“Exploring Climate Change” is a documentary produced in 2015.
From Raleigh, North Carolina to Barrow, Alaska and back again, WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel and photojournalist Richard Adkins traveled the continent looking for answers on climate change. They spoke to leading climate scientists, as well as religion experts to understand the science of climate change, what changes we can already see affecting our state and why such a divide exists between scientists and the general public.
WRAL News photographer Richard Adkins flew into the eye of a storm named Irene, August 2011. You’ll see what happens inside this special aircraft referred to as a “Hurricane Hunter” as it criss-crosses through a hurricane.
Adkins wrote and shot this story. It is voiced by WRAL News anchor David Crabtree.
Hold on to your seat as you watch!