Kailey Tracy joined WECT as a multimedia journalist in July 2017 after graduating from Elon University. There, she studied broadcast journalism and public health. Kailey reported for Elon’s student-run news channel, Elon Local News, where her love of storytelling took off.
During college, she interned for WECT, WRDE News in Delaware and for 60 Minutes.
Kailey is extremely excited to report the stories that matter to Wilmington. A Maryland native, and avid foodie, you can find Kailey relaxing on the beach or on a run.
If you have any story ideas, email Kailey at firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach out to her on Facebook and Twitter.
Elon University, Majored in Broadcast Journalism and minored in Public Health
Thousands of people will head to downtown Wilmington Thursday night to watch fireworks along the Cape Fear River. Crews with Pyro Shows have been working since Tuesday on a barge to put together the show.
Tuesday evening the Wilmington Fire Department unveiled a bronzed fire helmet and boots in honor of Captain Eric Lacewell. Lacewell fell while on duty in 2011 and was paralyzed from the shoulders down. He died from complications from those injuries in 2014.
According to Julie Johnson, the husbandry curator at the aquarium at Fort Fisher, there isn’t a specific reason for the number of bites this month but she said it is more common to see sharks closer to the shore during the summer.
Tahtah Edwards and her three sons have a house to call home nine months after Hurricane Florence destroyed their home. Edwards and her sons lived in a 325 square foot hotel room for four months before moving into a home in Fayetteville Sunday.
Lawmakers responded Tuesday to findings from researchers at Duke University that coal ash spilled several times into a lake, and has gone unnoticed. The researchers said this most recently occurred after Hurricane Florence.
Prom nights are special for many students, and memories are often saved in pictures they’ll look at years later.One senior at Ashley High School has those pictures to remember the night, but his own memories may serve him even better.