GaryMcNair is Vice President and General Manager of WECT, Raycom Media's NBCaffiliate in Wilmington, North Carolina. Gary began working in televisionin the late 1960s and is a West Virginia native. He came to WECT-TV6 fromthe NBC affiliate, WBOY-TV in Clarksburg, West Virginia where he was seniorvice president and general manager. He also had oversight responsibilityfor WTRF-TV, the CBS/FOX affiliate in Wheeling, WV. Gary also managed stations in Kansas (KSNTChannel 27 - NBC, Topeka) and New Mexico (KBIM Channel 10 - CBS, Roswell). Under his leadership, KSNT was named medium-market Station of the Yearthree times by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. Prior to workingin New Mexico, McNair held marketing and production positions at WSAZ (NBC) inHuntington, WV. He is a graduate of Marshall University.
This will be my last My Turn segment. And I'm pretty happy about it. I have just a few days left until retirement. And I'm looking forward to that too. You see, I only do these segments because it's required. It's not something I would choose to do otherwise. I don't like being on TV and I don't consider myself opinionated. And even if I was, my parents taught me to keep it to myself. I've tried to make the best ...
I hope you've had a chance to catch at least part of Casey Roman's 4-part series with the Wilmington Police Department. For months, Casey followed officers on their beats at all times of the day and night to get a sense of what those who have sworn to protect our community face on a daily basis. It is eye opening and there are some unsettling parts. One of the more disturbing things that stood out to me was the general lack of respect for our officers. It seems as if so...
No matter how divided the country is on politics or even Super Bowl picks, the one thing I think most of us can celebrate is widespread patriotism as our decorated athletes represent the United States in the Winter Olympic Games.
I was a bit surprised to learn last week that the policy the UNC System follows when a campus is closed dictates that non-mandatory employees must use vacation time to cover for being kept away from the job.
January introduces a new year and that almost always brings with it the start of some new laws. And while I have historically used this forum as a place to point out some of our more off the wall legislators or ideas, today I'm going to give the General Assembly a thumbs up.
If you've ever worked with a business consultant, you've probably heard the term "thinking outside of the box." It's been around for a while, so it's pretty much a cliché. But sometimes we see great examples of people solving age-old problems in new ways. And our news team highlighted a perfect case of that this week.
What a mess we have on our hands in northern Brunswick County with the future of the H2GO water system up in the air. As someone who has had the privilege of raising children, I can tell you it doesn't matter who started it. The time has come to fix it.
"In all things give thanks." That's what it says in the Bible. There are times when that may be difficult. But if you really think about it, you may just be able to pull it off. Here are a few examples.
This time of year, you don't have to look far to find people making a difference. The holiday season tends to bring out the best as we have seen time and time again during Holiday Smiles and Weller's Wheels collections.
The voters have spoken and unless there's a stunning change of heart, the H2GO board in Brunswick County is going to kill a multi-million-dollar project to build a reverse osmosis plant. I would like to suggest this board take it one step further.
It's confusing to me to once again see the news this week that the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is having to make public records requests to the state to get information about what's in our water. And it's not the first time. This is their second attempt since the state didn't fully comply with a request from June.
This country is in a painkiller crisis right now. So many families are affected by the crippling addiction to opioids that it's becoming less and less surprising to hear about overdoses or other consequences related to the addiction.
I know there's a lot going on right now, so I didn't want to let the opportunity pass to mention a news story that might have flown under your radar. Some investigative reporting out of Raleigh recently discovered that a newly hired Vice Chancellor for UNC Chapel Hill is getting handsomely rewarded for his work.
It may feel like we just got out of the election season, but believe it or not it's time to go the polls again. The chances are good that you don't believe it, or you probably don't care about it, but you should.
What works today won't always work in the future. We have to be willing to adapt and anticipate change as we move into the future. It's refreshing to hear some folks in Columbus County acknowledge that by taking action toward the long-discussed vision of merging the county and city school districts.