Ben Smart

Ben Smart joined WECT as a multimedia journalist in August 2017. He’s excited to join the Wilmington community and cover news stories that are important to you.


Recent Articles by Ben

  'We lost our home’: University Apartments closed indefinitely, UNCW officials announce

Families give back while Pender County schools still not open after Hurricane Florence

Communities still without power and water after Florence celebrating as portable toilets and showers arrive

Pender County approves more money to repair schools after hurricane damage in emergency meeting

Oil spilled at two waste sites during Hurricane Florence; Pender County forgot to empty tanks before the storm

’It felt so overwhelming’: Company pays for employee home repairs after Hurricane Florence

Brunswick County lifts state of emergency, says it won’t impact funding or programs after Florence

Asbestos, flooding, and hard-to-reach mail: Downtown Wilmington post office hit hard by Florence

Aerial mosquito spraying starts Tuesday night in Brunswick Co.; Pender Co. eschews aerial treatments

Wilmington man makes yard art from debris to ‘spread love and kindness’ after Florence

Swift water team searches for people stranded after Florence: ‘They’ve run out of food'

‘Everything is destroyed’: Six feet of water ruins family home not in flood zone

Grandmother fills suitcase meant for Christmas trip with few belongings left after Florence

‘It’s a refugee camp’: Families live on soccer field as sewage-filled waters cover homes, roads

Military airlifts supplies to Boiling Spring Lakes residents

‘It’s really just crazy. It’s overwhelming’: Residents reeling in wake of Florence

National Guard rescues 872 people, 129 pets in Eastern North Carolina

#CapeFearStrong: Older couple celebrates generator donation during Florence

NHRMC evacuates 'some patients who can travel' as Florence approaches

'We have to coexist': Neighbors hope university, city police agreement will quiet student parties