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WWAY NewsChannel 3 welcomes George Elliott back to Wilmington TV

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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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AAhhh..

KHAAaaaaaaaaaaaaN!

George is Back!!!!!!!!

Welcome back, promise you will STAY!!!!!! My husband and I speak often of the loss we felt, when you needed to spread your wings. As the elusive Butterfly you landed back where you belong. God Bless you and we are so very happy.. 1st timer in Hampstead

WELCOME HOME!

George, a big welcome home to you! You have been missed greatly. I sincerely wish you the very best in your new role at WWAY!

George

Glad to have a little entertainment mixed into the news which can often be so upsetting. Was discusted with WWAY when they let Chris and Steve R go, glad to have Chris back, but still GREATLY miss the interaction between him and Steve Rondinaro. Bring back Mr Rondo and you'll have a team that no one can beat!!!

Rondinaro really? Talk about

Rondinaro really? Talk about a clown who gives tv broadcasters a bad name. He belongs in the 70's!

George Elliot

Georgie with his sing song voice and inflections got me switch the channel away from WECT when he was there and now I'll switch back on the days he is on WWAY. He was shipped out for a reason, and he probably will be again.

It is like watching a bad

It is like watching a bad car crash. What were you people thinking?
He's the original no talent Snooki!

Welcome, welcome, welcome back.

Welcome Back George! I am so happy that you are back in NC. I'm probably your biggest fan. I met and took pics with you at IHOP and at the station. I will miss you being on the other station and how you always told your jokes and made Francis crack up, but I'm just glad that my favorite weatherman is back!!!

was gald to see you back in

was gald to see you back in town when you came by the dollar general everyone are glad you are back can't wait to see you doing your thing welcome back where you belong

GEORGE!

Sure was great to have you back George ..you are loved here and glad to see your wonderful smile back on the air!

George Elliott

I had difficulty understanding what George said when he was the weatherman. I would watch WWAY so I could understand the weather person. Bringing him back will keep me from watching WWAY.

Obviously you cannot read

Obviously you cannot read either as he is not doing the Weather segment.

Glad you're back, George!

Welcome Back George! We look forward to watching the "Live With George" segments. We've missed your presence on Wilmington TV.

GEORGE

LEAVE GEORGE ALONE WE NEED SOMEONE LIKE HIM TO ENTERTAIN AND THE KIDS LOVE TO WATCH THE NEWS WITH HIM ON IT. GLAD TO SEE HIM BACK HE IS ALWAYS THE SAME AND A GOOD CHANGE. I STILL LOVE JERRY JACKSON BUT ITS GOOD TO HAVE DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES ON THE NEWS,AS WELL AS IN LIFE. HE WILL BE GOOD FOR THE TEAM.

George

A big welcome home

Thank You, WWAY3 for George

Thanks for bring George back. We need that smile and sunshine:)

Re george

Welcome back George. Now I am switching back to WWAY. Been on WECT for so long and looking forward to your broadcasts. Always enjoyed George. Never knew whAt he was going to say but certainly entertaining! BOUT TIME!

Hi George

So glad that you are back, wish you were doing the weather though-my Dad swears you're the only one who can do it right... You've been missed..

George on the rebound

Welcome home George and I wish you well. Always enjoyed watching you and your sometimes strange comments. Just a word of warning several people over the years have tried coming back and it just didn't work. I hope it is different for you. Good luck.

george

Thank goodness George won't be doing the weather, and will only be on occasionally. I can ignore the segment he does. I didn't like him when he was on WECT. His attempt at humor was disgusting! I think the crew that WWAY has is great. In my opinion, AGeorge is NOT a welcome addition.

George IS back !!!

Welcome back George but where is your necktie?

perfect

Perfect day to unveil WWAY's own leprechaun.

How does everyone know

How does everyone know that's George? Wow....

Welcome back George!

I was an out of state visitor for many years and always looked forward to tuning in to George while at the beach. Once I moved down here he left I was so disappointed - missed my former home town newsfolks and then him too! So welcome back George whatever station you are affiliated with I will be watching!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Thanks for the warning!

No good

Just so everyone knows...George is not going to be doing weather at WWAY. In my opinion that's all he's good for. Why they would make this hire is beyond me.

G.E.

How do you know? What is your source?

Be So Glad

I'LL be so glad when he gets here so the front page can get rid of him, ya'll seem to think he's god when he's not..............

Geroge Elliot Where Did He Go and Why????

I have been living in the area since 1997. I would not watch WECT because of George. My question is where did he go and NOW why is he coming back. WWAY has a way of getting rid of reporters and then bring the bad ones back.
Now is the time for the public to know why they are doing this.

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!

I was heart broken when George left ILM! I can't believe he's back! I am beyond excited!! I've never watched wway but I will now!!!!