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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -– After two years away from his adopted home, George Elliott is back in Wilmington and back on TV at WWAY NewsChannel 3.

“I’m really excited,” Elliott said. “I missed Wilmington. I moved to Kentucky to be near my brother. That was nice, but I realized this was home, so I moved back. I’m really grateful to WWAY for giving me the chance to get back to doing something I love: being part of this incredible community.”

Elliott spent 14 years on TV in the Port City before moving on at the end of 2008. During his time in Wilmington he created a very loyal following, evidenced by the comments WWAY has received during a recent “Coming soon…” promotional campaign, which never showed his face, but gave viewers a hint with his silhouette and trademark peace sign. Many viewers quickly figured out it was him and said they were happy about his return.

“Everywhere I went people told me how excited they were that I was coming back, which was really nice, but I had to kinda play coy with them,” Elliott said. “I’m glad now I can finally talk to them about it.”

Elliott is, of course, best known in the area for his work as a meteorologist. And while he will from time to time add his expertise to the WWAY StormTrack 3 Weather Team, his main duties will be representing WWAY in the community through his “Live with George” segments around the region.

“We have a great news team and a great weather team in place. George’s presence and personality are the icing on the cake,” WWAY News Director Scott Pickey said. “You simply cannot dispute his power to draw people in, and that’s very exciting to us as we continue to work to grow our product and audience. We’re also excited to help George get back to work in the place he loves. It’s a win-win.”

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Can't believe
2016 years 2 months ago

Just when you thought it was safe to turn on the television.

Why, why, why?

If WWAY wanted to change something with the weather dept, why not juice up the radar and weather software?

That would have been money well spent!

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Eddie223
2016 years 2 months ago

Tacky!

This word says it all when describing George.

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Guest
2016 years 2 months ago

Folks: if indeed it is George, where does it say he’ll be doing weather? WWAY has a very talented team of meteorologists in place now. Chris came back to the station to do something completely different. Maybe George, if it is George, will too?

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Guest13
2016 years 2 months ago

YEA GEORGE!!! I am SO thankful that he will be back!

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2016 years 2 months ago

Great news. It’ll be great to have George back. Thanks!!!!

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