June 25, 2015 The Summer Melt is On at WRAL-TV

The early summer heatwave has folks in the Triangle feeling like we’re melting, and WRAL-TV decided to throw an icy spin on the sweltering temperatures.  WRAL commissioned local artist Todd Dawson to create an 1,800 pound ice sculpture placed out read more

The Building with 5 or More Lives

“This place is a maze!” That is the first impression expressed by many when they walk through the broadcast building. Two buildings have been added, with seamless access between them. If you know where to look, you can see remnants read more

June 11, 2015 June 14, 1982 Premiere of the Hour Newscast

Action News 5 at 6:00 was already a juggernaut newscast in March 1982. Arbitron (ARB) showed WRAL’s half hour newscast with a 53 share, while Nielson logged in at 48. As for WTVD, ARB scored them with a 25 and read more

May 29, 2015 Crowds Carry WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest Up, Up and Away

The WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest held over the recent Memorial Weekend in the Triangle was such a hit that festival organizers are already making plans to accommodate the larger-than-expected crowds next year. WRAL Anchor Reporter Brian Shrader shared stories from read more