Franklin gains a new son
Published 10:32 am Wednesday, April 9, 2014
FRANKLIN—A familiar face that many of us see on the TV screen each week as he gives the weather forecast has now officially become a son of the City of Franklin.
Dominic Brown, the weekend weather meteorologist for WTKR News Channel 3, was recently initiated as a member of the Franklin-Southampton Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
Larry Blunt, the Polemarch of the chapter, stated during a special luncheon hosted at Applebee’s Restaurant in Franklin on Saturday that the chapter was pleased to have him as a member.
“The example that he sets for young men falls in line with our culture, as we are about mentorship,” Blunt said.
In his own words, Brown said, “the Franklin-Southampton area opened their arms to me and everyone here became my extended family. I had the opportunity to meet Robert Hill Jr. and he became a very good friend of mine that I could always call on, and he was a force in helping me to meet the community here and the chapter. His mom treats me as her son, that touches my heart and that means a lot to have this extended family.”
Brown lives in the Norfolk area, and he chose the Kappa chapter in Franklin closer to the one near his home.
“I went with my heart and that felt right,” he said.
Another force in leading him to join the Franklin-Southampton chapter was that this area reminded him of his hometown in Locust Grove, Ga.
Brown has a B.S. degree in journalism from the University of Georgia, and he has a Masters degree in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University. He joined WTKR in 2012 after working at WCTI in New Bern, N.C., for 4 years.
“I had heard so much about Hampton Roads, the people, the community and the weather,” Brown said. “I wanted that challenge of working in this area.”
In reference to his job, he enjoys not only doing the weather, but also being out in the community.
“It’s been a great experience being here. I have meet some great people, and it made me more glad that I came to Hampton Roads,” he said.
Brown predicted a good forecast in being a member of the Franklin-Southampton chapter and is looking forward with working in the community and with the youth of this area.