Bill Murray

Bill Murray

Anchor/Reporter

Wilmington, NC

I’m Bill Murray (no, the other one J), excited for the chance to share stories about Wilmington, NC and it’s surrounding communities.

It’s an opportunity few could pass up. If you live here, you know exactly what I’m talking about. We get to spend time in a region that thousands save for all year long, hoping for that week or two at their favorite vacation destination; trust me, I won’t be taking that for granted!

I’m a native of New Jersey, most recently having spent time in West Virginia.

It’s been a real joy, to find this new adventure, brings with it advice from so many who have called this place their second home. I have worked with management at WECT-TV, in years past, and can tell you it’s an honor to be part of this news team. I share an office, every day, with people who are passionate about what they do.

The Jersey Shore, Washington, DC, Rochester, NY, Huntington, WV, are all places I’ve called home, over the years.

Now, I'm looking forward to experiencing Wilmington. Don’t hesitate to say “hi!” and share your hidden gems. I’m always up for the adventure!

Feel free to touch base with story ideas, people who make a difference, or just a “heads up” about what’s going on, in your neighborhood.

Education:

  • American University, Journalism & Political Science

Recent Articles by Bill

  Cheesesmith will soon open brick-and-mortar location

  ‘It was truly a miracle’: N.C. landfill crew helps find woman’s rings that were mistakenly tossed

  Burial at sea: An option for families looking to memorialize someone in an eternal reef off the coast

  Southport looks toward ‘brighter future’ as city gears up for the upcoming season

  Reservations now needed at New Hanover County Senior Resource Center which opens April 12

  Helping ease immigrants into US with old-fashioned pen pal program

  As Brunswick County sees population growth, more people means more trash, volunteers work to help clean up

  Some local businesses reinventing themselves in the face of COVID-19

  Some florists seeing a COVID-related surge in sales this Valentine’s Day

Where’s free wi-fi access in New Hanover County?

  Mass COVID vaccine rollout proving to be a shot in the arm for local businesses

  Parents urge New Hanover Co. school board to reconsider moving to Plan A next week

  The secret’s out: Wilmington a top spot for people looking to relocate

  Remembering 2020: The Cape Fear Museum is recruiting your mementos to tell this year’s story for future generations.

  Hoping for a Christmas Miracle: Six year old awaits lifesaving kidney transplant

  Santa celebrates his Golden Jubilee in Whiteville

  “It’s a lost art, nobody wants to do it”: Independent living facility resident makes baskets from pine needles

  Independent living center honors its office manager for keeping it COVID-19 free

  Columbus County honoring veterans with Wall of Honor

  The 2020 Election is driving some voters to the polls for the first time ever

  Staff at small Columbus County elementary school help raise money to bury custodian’s brother

  September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day

  Free tutoring available to students through New Hanover County Libraries

Pender County Schools creating ‘show-and-tell’ videos to help families navigate 2020-2021 school year

  Following house fires, Ocean Isle Beach warns residents to disconnect batteries from flooded vehicles

Schools prepping buildings for students’ return

  Bellamy Mansion losing $25,000 a month during COVID-19 shutdown

Southport looks to replace weather tower

1000 free meals passed out on Wednesdays in Columbus County

  Brunswick County students get help with weekend meals through backpack food ministry