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August 18, 2015
And the award goes to…

Every year, we compile our best work at the station for consideration for Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC) awards.

As I went through some of our newscasts from the past year, it’s been a great reminder of how far I’ve come since my injury in October.

My surgeon, Dr. Neil MacIntyre, said it would take a full year to heal. I’m more than 10 months out from the big break. While I finally ditched the cane, I’m still recovering. If you see me out and about, you may notice I have a limp. But I’m still getting better and stronger every day.  

It’s still hard for me to believe everything that transpired.

Going through this tough ordeal has made me realize how lucky I am to be part of the WECT and FOX Wilmington team.

My co-anchor, Jon Evans, was especially supportive while I was out of work, visiting me in the hospital, bringing food over several times for me and my husband. Once I returned to work, he celebrated the milestones with me as I recovered. 

That’s why I put together a tape for the RTDNAC judges to consider us as the “Anchor Team of the Year” in the Carolinas. I really feel like we make a great team both on and off air.

Here’s a look at the video I put together: https://youtu.be/N6xzaHtEWSU

Even if we don't win, I sure do feel like a winner -- overcoming this injury and being a part of such a great team!

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