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!
Pamela O’Quinn set out to help the neighbors in Whitestocking in October by making holiday signs requesting help after being flooded out by Hurricane Florence. She’s made signs for Christmas, Valentine’s Day and now St. Patrick’s Day.
Lynn Miller hasn’t lived in a permanent home for six months. She’s been staying at the Mainstay Suites for the last four months thanks to FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Program. With nowhere to go, Miller received a notice that she needed to be out of the hotel by 1 p.m. Wednesday.
FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program ends on March 13. Residents using the program moved out of the hotels they’ve been living in for five months, and into other housing FEMA set up for them.
Middle and high school students from various areas of the state put their hunter skills to the test for the annual Hunter’s Safety Competition at the New Hanover County Law Enforcement Center in Castle Hayne Saturday.
Vincent Yates has been living at a hotel that FEMA transitional sheltering assistance but him since his home is unlivable due to hurricane damage. However, Yates, along with hundreds of other community members could end up homeless when FEMA’s TSA ends March 12.
Natalie Johnston started the Friendly Food Project after Hurricane Florence ravaged the Carolina coastline. Soon after various groups that supplied hot meals for Pender County residents left to help Hurricane Michael survivors, Johnston stepped up to help.
Thousands of people gathered in Kure Beach for the Special Olympics of New Hanover County’s 14th annual Polar Plunge Saturday. This specific event is the organization’s only source of income, according to one of the organizers.