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  • 400th Anniversary Voyage from England to NC Action News 5 Newscast

    April 27, 1984 commemorated the 400th anniversary of the voyage from Plymouth, England to the shores of what is now is now North Carolina. Earlier in the day, WRAL aired the ceremonies LIVE via satellite from Plymouth, England. That broadcast can be viewed on this website.

    The anniversary celebration was the lead story on the 6 PM newscast. WRAL News anchor Charlie Gaddy reported LIVE from England. He is interviewed by WRAL News anchors Adele Arakawa and John Hudson.

  • Travel Stories by Susan Dahlin featuring Paris and Normandy

    Susan Dahlin, best known for hosting WRAL PM Magazine and Evening Magazine, joined WRAL news as a travel reporter. Her adventures provided insights to many popular destinations worldwide.

    This video features three stories produced in Paris and one in Normandy, France. There are local connections to these stories!

    Circa 1988.

  • Gaddy and Hefner before WRAL 50th anniversary reunion newscast

    Charlie Gaddy chats with WRAL GM Jim Hefner before reunion newscast in 2006

  • WRAL anchor team early 80s

    Ray Wilkinson, Denece Boyer, Bob Vernon and Bill Schmidt on the set during noon newscast

  • DeBardelaben and Gaddy

    Legendary anchors Bob DeBardelaben and Charlie Gaddy share a moment following the WRAL 50th anniversary newscast in 2006

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