WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A new Facebook page is tracking one of Wilmington’s most familiar faces.
The ‘Where is Ricky Meeks’ page popped up on the social media site recently. It has more than 1700 ‘likes’.
The page states that, “Ricky Meeks is the unofficial mascot of Wilmington, NC. An irrepressible & constant cheerleading presence at sporting, political, civic & on the streets never to (sic) busy to offer a friendly smile & wave.”
The page encourages folks to post when and where they spot Meeks.
Meeks is no doubt a Wilmington fixture. He has run for political office in Wilmington and New Hanover County several times, but has never won.
He can often be spotted on the sidelines at high school football and basketball games, cheering on the home team, or on the side of the road, listening to headphones and dancing while waiting for a WAVE transit bus.