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WECT anchor team hits the road on Highway 6

WECT will launch its Highway 6 on-location segments in Surf City on June 22. All newscasts during daylight hours that day will be broadcast live from Surf City. (Source: WECT) WECT will launch its Highway 6 on-location segments in Surf City on June 22. All newscasts during daylight hours that day will be broadcast live from Surf City. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

WECT is launching an on-location segment called Highway 6. The WECT anchor team will leave the studio and broadcast morning, midday and evening newscasts live in different locations throughout the summer. 

The first Highway 6 stop is Friday, June 22 in Surf City. 

"We felt it was important to visit the communities that we serve and spend some time with viewers, community officials, and business owners in person and in their elements," says WECT General Manager Mark Mendenhall. "Over the last few years, we've done meet and greets throughout the Cape Fear Region, but doing actual live remote broadcasts takes it to a different level. It's exciting for us and the communities that we will be in."

WECT will start early in the morning in Surf City at Daddy Mac's Beach Grill. The Carolina in the Morning anchor team will broadcast from the restaurant's oceanfront deck. The owners of the popular eatery are opening early to accommodate the live broadcast along with any early risers who want to come out and meet the news team. 

At noon, the WECT Midday team will be live along the ocean.  

The evening newscasts will air from the largest venue — Soundside Park, just over the bridge in Surf City.

"Surf City is honored that WECT has chosen to launch Highway 6 in our community and is allowing us to showcase Surf City," says Surf City Mayor Doug Medlin. "We're proud, invested and committed to collaborating with the Raycom team in putting on our best face, 'paving the way' for their next Highway 6 broadcasts." 

The Surf City community is encouraged to come out and watch the live newscasts on June 22.

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