Friday Midday Update

The 2008 presidential elections will certainly be one for the history books.  Last night, Obama made history by being the first African American to accept the Democratic party nomination.  Earlier today, Republican John McCain announced his pick for his vice president: Sarah Palin.  WECT's Joe Keiley is out gathering reaction to the pick from local Republicans.  He will have the latest tonight on WECT News at 6.

Pop Warner football begins this weekend, but one team has had trouble finding a place to practice.  Parents of the Panthers team say officials won't let them use the practice fields they reserved, because they are being used for soccer.  Tonight, WECT's Sarah Warlick will give you details on this play that has the Panthers team practicing on the sidelines.

And speaking of's week two for high school players and WECT's sports department will be covering them all.  (Well, as many as humanly possible)  Bob Bonner will be at Ashley watching the screaming eagles take on Northside.  Kevin Hull is heading to Topsail where the pirates will host Pender in a bragging rights matchup.   They will also have cameras in Whiteville, North Brunswick, Greenville, Jacksonville, and Southern Wayne.  Bob and Kevin will have all the highlights tonight on Friday Night Football on WECT News at 11.

Yesterday's DTV Expo was a huge success!  Tonight during The Big Switch Minute, WECT's Jim Hanchett will take a look at a new poll of Wilmington-area TV viewers.  See just how knowledgable the viewing area is in regards to the big switch to digital.  The big day is only 10 days away!

I hope you will be able to join the WECT News team tonight at 5, 6, and 11. Until then, be sure to check out the weather page for Gustav and Hanna updates throughout the day.

Have a wonderful weekend,