During Hurricane Florence WWAY put out 83.5 hours of live television coverage to viewers before, during and after the storm hit; Working in 8 hours shifts live on television, the anchors and meteorologist stayed on top of the storm and made sure to keep viewers in the know online and on-air. Behind the scenes crews worked around the clock to get new content in and everyone slept on floors, suffered through loud rain, winds and even a tornado that hit the station. We were lucky to make it through and here is a photo of some of the help we received from our sister stations after working nearly 10 days straight.
The community pulled together to help Hurricane Florence Victims, led by individuals who wanted to step up and make sure those in low income areas had food, water and supplies. Amanda and her co-worker Sarah Johnson stopped by Dreams on Fanning Street in Wilmington to drop off and donate supplies and to promote the event.
Amanda will be emceeing along with her on-air colleagues as the Town of Leland Celebrates 29th Birthday this Saturday, September 8, at the Founders' Day Festival!
On Saturday, September 8, the Town of Leland will celebrate its 29th birthday at the Leland Municipal Park, 113 Town Hall Drive from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Each year on the second Saturday of September, the Town celebrates its birthday with a grand party for the community featuring entertainment, food, a carnival, arts and crafts/business vendors, fireworks and more. Opening ceremonies and Veteran's Salute will kick off the festivities at 3:00 p.m. and emcees from WWAY will introduce musical performances by Chairmen of the Board featuring Ken Knox, Carolina Soul Band and Cassette Rewind.
Festival patrons are asked to bring their own lawn chairs as seating for the performances will not be provided. For safety and sanitation reasons, pets are not allowed, only registered service animals. Smoking, e-cigarettes and tobacco products are prohibited. Please note there is no parking on site. Patrons are encouraged to park at North Brunswick High School at 114 Scorpion Dr. and ride the free shuttle to the event. Handicapped Parking will be available at the Habitat for Humanity Restore at 414 Village Rd. where golf cart shuttles will transport guests to the event grounds. If unable to ride a shuttle or walk, please call 910-408-3092. The event will be held rain or shine.
For more details on the event visit https://www.townofleland.com/departments/parks-recreation/founders-day or call 910-408-3092 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amanda participated in National Read A Book Day by reading to the 2nd grade students at Wrightsboro Elementary it is observed annually on September 6th. It invites us ALL to grab a book we might enjoy and spend the day reading.
Author : Amanda Fitzpatrick