Just an observation. Earlier today I had noticed that there was a crane doing work at the end of Market St. I had already been told the work was being done because the riverwalk there was unstable. WWAY news approached the tourism stand adjacent to the work being done and simply asked, “What’s going on here?”
The attendant looked at the WWAY badge and said, “I’m not allowed to talk to the media.” That was an odd response, especially considering the person asking the question wasn’t holding a camera or taking notes, just asking a question.
When the tourism authority was called later they confirmed that NONE of their folks except Connie Nelson Communications/Public Relations Director, is supposed to speak to the media.
Really? The guy at the booth couldn’t even say, “There are some guys here fixing things.” Wilmington apparently does not equal Freedom Of Speech! And they wonder why they have image problems.
Also of note, I’m getting ready to enter week two for the Chamber of Commerce to return a phone call to their office. They’re also apparently not too keen on speaking to the media either.
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