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Well, it’s happening again. A valued member of our WWAY News Team is leaving us to get married and start a new life.

I’ll never forget the first second I met Cacky. She flew into ILM late one Saturday afternoon for the interview and the first thing I thought was, “Dang! You’re TINY!” I think that’s the first thing a lot of people say when they first meet her (some say it in their heads, others blurt it out not thinking.) We manipulate her chair on set when she’s anchoring so she matches Chris. But when you see her in person, you know what I mean. In fact, Cacky came back from a Brunswick County Commissioners meeting one night and told us Commissioner Bill Sue had called her “Lil’ Bit,” as in, “You’re just a Lil’ Bit!” It was a great line and it’ll always remind me of Cacky.

She was quick to charm me and Andy Combs, our General Manager, that evening at the interview dinner. Over wonderful steaks at the Bridge Tender, her soft Southern drawl, her quick sense of humor and her passion for news made this decision easy. She had the job if she wanted it.

She and Chris started about the same time. I remember bringing her in Sunday night so they could do a rehearsal together on the set. I was nervous, because sometimes anchors don’t get along. These two, though, fast became best friends. And that’s something special you could see on the air every night.

Now, two years later, Cacky has fallen in love. She and the other Chris met at a wedding last year and it was instant attraction she says. Problem is, she lives in Wilmington; he, in Fairfax, VA.

So, on Friday, August 2, she’ll bid us all farewell as she works on her fall wedding in Mexico and relocating to Northern Virginia.

Cacky is one of those special ones that you hope stays forever. She’s been a guiding mentor for many of our young reporters. She’s a joy to work with, and I hope you’ve enjoyed watching her bring you the news.

“Lil’ Bit,” you will be missed… greatly. Good luck with this next step of your life. We only wish you happiness and contentment.

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Cacky Catlett
2015 years 11 months ago

Wow, I am blown away by your well wishes and kind words! I have been so blessed to call Wilmington home for the last two and a half years. Besides living in this charming, coastal town, I’ve met the most genuine and kind-hearted people. You have touched my heart and left a lasting imprint in my mind. Thank you for welcoming me in your homes each evening. It has meant more to me than you will ever know!


2015 years 11 months ago

Cacky’s departure is reminiscent of Mark Green leaving the show ER. What’s next, the dream sequence where we wonder if she really left or if it was just a dream?

Good luck Cacky. May you find joy as you embark on the next phase of your life.

2015 years 11 months ago

You will love that area, I lived in Fairfax and worked in Washington for 10 years. If they had a beach and great sailing I would still be there.

2015 years 11 months ago

The handsome man who interviews guests and politicians on the business break time segments! He is EYE CANDY!

2015 years 11 months ago

Would like to see the new gal smile some and interact with those she’s talking to. I thought maybe she was nervous at first but I think this is her personality. Lighten up a bit and enjoy the ride.

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