WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) - Monday during a visit to UNCW by Governor Bev Perdue, WWAY's Chris Phillips told her that we would love for her to come back to Southeastern North Carolina more often.
Her response was, "I'd love to come. Get me a reason."
Tuesday, we emailed the governor's communications director, Chrissy Pearson, to see exactly what she meant by that.
Pearson wrote back, "The governor was asking for an invitation, basically. Give her a suggestion."
So we did. WWAY News Director Scott Pickey officially invited Gov. Perdue to come back at her earliest convenience to do a Live Q&A with one of our anchors. He even dedicated most of the 5:30 p.m. newscast to her interview. In essence, 30 minutes for the governor to talk with voters of Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina about local issues and during a time when her party just lost its majority in the legislature for the first time in more than a century.
Pearson replied, "I don’t know if we’ll be able to spend that much time with you, but I thank you for the invitation. We will also host media here in Raleigh soon for end of year stories. I hope you’ll be able to make it then, and I’ll be sure you receive details as soon as they are confirmed."