Caroline Burkard joined WECT as a multimedia journalist in July 2018. She was born and raised in a small town in Kansas City, KS and has dreamed to work in the beautiful state of North Carolina since she was young. Caroline graduated from University of Kansas with a degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in psychology. During her time at KU, she was a student reporter and news anchor for her campus station KUJH News. Caroline also interned at Channel 6 News in Lawrence as a reporter. Before working for WECT, she was a Saturday morning producer and evening reporter for WIBW in Topeka, KS. Caroline loves exploring the outdoors, staying active and getting to know new people. You can find her roaming the streets of downtown or relaxing at the beach. Don’t be afraid to say hi to her and reach out for any story ideas! If you have story ideas email Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out by facebook and twitter!
The government is still shutdown and federal workers received their January paycheck with a balance of $0. ILM’s Air Traffic Controller president William Kirby is starting to get stressed out about the issue but keeps in mind why he loves his job.
One way for federal employees to limit spending is by contacting their utility company and explaining their situation. Many companies like Duke Energy have forgiveness programs for dire situations like the government shutdown.
The future of the historical Williston School could see a change in its future. The New Hanover County school board held a redistricting meeting Wednesday evening to discuss the overcrowding in schools.