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Monday, May 10, 2021

Daniel Seamans

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http://www.wwaytv3.com
I'm no stranger to Wilmington and the surrounding towns/beaches. The Port City is, simply put, my happy place. About me? Well, I'm a smile-generating, storytelling and problem-solving journalist who rejoined the WWAY Team in November 2013 as an evening anchor. Quite the shift change from the first visit as morning anchor for Good Morning Carolina a few moons ago. I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in journalism in 1999 and started the career at a small station in West Virginia. This was the "foot in the door" job, where you worked in the snow, uphill, both ways. Literally sometimes (with about 50 pounds of camera and tripod). But because of that three-year run, I appreciate every facet of the broadcast news process; from what goes on behind the scenes to the final product hitting the airwaves. It really takes a good team to pull it off. In 2003 I moved to Wilmington and WWAY as the morning anchor alongside Jerry Jackson. Two down home fellas with a down home accent.. The southern drawl was strong y'all! A couple years later I headed to the ABC affiliate in Columbia, SC. After a short stint as weekend anchor, the duties increased to 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. anchor/managing editor. Toot the horn moment: The SC Department of Consumer Affairs awarded this guy their "Consumer Reporter of the Year" medal for always looking out for the community. A watchdog of sorts. Now, full circle, I'm back in my happy place doing what I love to do. Simply put: being part of a community I love. Downtime? Well, join me at Freeman Park fishing and camping out or at one of the many wonderful community events around town. By the way, my dog, MrWink, wanted me to say that adopted dogs ROCK! (OK, maybe I said it, but there are some hidden treasures and smiles at animal shelters. I know first hand.) See y'all tonight!

WHAT’S HAPPENING: December 1-3

Want to check out a Christmas Parade this weekend?  Bladenboro, Topsail Beach, and Shallotte are all holding their big events!  But wait, there's more!

SUNDAY: Hundreds of bikes ready to roll as hundreds of motorcycles ride

254 bicycles are ready to be given to local kids in the community who don't have one.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Change for Change

Clean water is something many people take for granted. An elementary school in the Cape Fear is trying to teach students the value of it while helping kids their age in 3rd world countries.

3, 2, 1! Cutest memory made at Lake Linda Christmas Lights

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, some magic happened in Hampstead. We told you about a special six year old girl who lives with juvenile arthritis earlier this month and how a community was creating a memory for her. Today....we take you to it.

Official artwork of 2018 Azalea Festival unveiled

Virginia Wright-Frierson is the official artist of the 2018 North Carolina Azalea Festival.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Speedy Sweetie

The WWAY One Day Blitz benefiting the Salvation Army was such a success it had the folks inside Krispy Kreme in overdrive trying to get the donuts out the door as soon as they are ordered.

Red Cross in need of blood donations over the holiday season

The American Red Cross is in need of the gift of life as the holiday season gets underway.

Non-profits team up to give away food for families in need

WRAAP and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC are holding a benefit to distribute food items to families in the community.

OPERATION GRIDLOCK: 3rd Street at Greenfield Lake reopens ahead of schedule

A popular intersection is back to normal operation following months of one section being closed for construction work.

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