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Q. I was wondering what happened to Emily Scarlett on WHBF-TV4, Rock Island? — Concerned Reader

A. According to information on Emily Scarlett's LinkedIn profile, she has been an anchor/reporter with WIS-TV10 in Columbia, South Carolina, an NBC affiliate, since May 2017. She was with WHBF-TV4 from April 2014 until May 2017, according to her LinkedIn profile.

According to her biography posted on WIS-TV10 on May 4, "Emily Scarlett joined WIS-TV as a weekend anchor/reporter in May of 2017.

"She is originally from Southfield, Michigan, and a graduate of the University of Michigan.

"Emily is an award-winning journalist after her coverage on one of the pioneers in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Quad-Cities area.

"Her career in news broadcasting began as a morning announcer for her elementary school. Her journey to the news desk continued in middle school when she was selected as a student columnist for her city's newspaper.

"Previously, Emily has worked as an anchor for KFBB in Great Falls, Montana, and a morning anchor for WHBF in the Quad-Cities. After testing out the Northwest and getting back to the Midwest for some time, she is excited to try out the South for a change.

"Emily enjoys exploring new places and especially trying out new food. She is open to suggestions as she gets to know more about the Columbia area.

"Feel free to reach out with news tips, or just to say 'hello':

"Twitter: @ScarlettWISTV"

Emily Scarlett also reached out to her former viewers in the Quad-Cities. She said, "Sending my love back to the Quad-Cities. For those of you who don't know, I recently took a new anchor/reporter job in Columbia, South Carolina. My contract came to an end at WHBF and the station was supportive of me taking on this new opportunity. I am so grateful to the Quad-Cities and the time that I spent there. It has been so heartwarming hearing from all of the people who used to watch in the morning and wanted to wish me well. You do this job and you think, 'well people don’t really care,' but I am always blown away by the overwhelming and genuine support people give. Thank you all again for a wonderful three years. I'm excited to see what sunny days in South Carolina have to offer."

Q. I had read a story that Trader Joe's will be opening a store in Coralville, Iowa, in June. Are they still planning on opening then? — Betty, Davenport

A. According to an article by Zach Berg posted April 18 on the Iowa City Press-Citizen website, the 13,000-square-foot Trader Joe's planned for the Iowa River Landing is expected to open around October, quoting Deanna Trumbull, a retail consultant for the Iowa River Landing and Coralville.

To view the full story about Trader Joe's at Iowa River Landing in Coralville, visit

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