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Carly Hildyard joined the FOX8 team in January 2017 working the camera and reporting as a multimedia journalist. Before moving back to North Carolina, she worked as the morning news anchor in Panama City Beach, Florida, for nearly three years. Carly has covered topics including local politics, spring break on the Gulf Coast, the 2016 election cycle, a Black Hawk helicopter crash, the area’s military bases, education and health feature stories.

She’s thrilled to call the Piedmont her home again, after graduating with a degree in broadcast journalism from Elon University.

Outside of work, you can find Carly spending time with her dog, a Wheaten terrier/Poodle rescue named Captain. She enjoys working with kids and animals and exploring the beauty and nature of the Tar Heel State.

Carly can’t wait to get to know the people who make up the Triad community. If you have a story idea, feedback, or just want to say hi, don’t hesitate to reach out!

Recent Articles
  • Construction projects impacting businesses in downtown Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Downtown Greensboro is booming and it seems as if construction is popping up on every street. But some locals say construction projects are hurting businesses, frustrating customers and making it tough to drive downtown. Road closures, one way signs and detours meet drivers at just about every turn in downtown Greensboro. Much of it is centered around Eugene Street, Fisher Avenue, Smith Street and Battleground Avenue, where the current phase of the Downtown Greenway project is under […]

  • Reported snake bites on the rise in North Carolina

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The reported number of snake bites in North Carolina is going up this spring. One of the latest was a student at Pleasant Garden Elementary School in Guilford County, who was bitten by a snake while playing during recess. It’s the only snake bite to happen at a Guilford County school this year. It happened Monday morning on a patch of grass next to the playground. “It’s not unexpected. They’re a part of life. They’re a part […]

  • Man wanted in attempted kidnapping of woman in Mebane

    MEBANE, N.C. — A Mebane woman escaped an attempted abduction in broad daylight after he dog bit her attacker, according to the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office. Law enforcement says this situation can happen anywhere to anyone, but there are several ways you can protect yourself and your family if this happens to you. A quiet neighborhood in Mebane was interrupted Sunday evening, when sheriff’s officials say a man pulled up to the dead end on Forest Oaks Lane, got out […]

  • Study looks at safety of roads, bridges in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — North Carolina has some of the fastest-growing vehicle traffic in the country, but it puts a big strain on Triad roads, bridges and sidewalks. For you, that could mean more time in traffic, more money on gas and unsafe roads. A national transportation group called TRIP looked at road conditions in Winston-Salem and says there’s a lot of room for improvement. “What’s critical there is that if you don’t make the repairs now, they become far more […]

  • Company says it will clean up overgrown future Village at Friendly site in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A lot on Friendly Avenue may be the future site of a Greensboro shopping center, but right now, the city says it’s a nuisance. The property has sat empty for years as the land passed from owner to owner, despite promises of development into the Village at Friendly. The city has ordered the owners of the empty lot on the corner of Friendly Avenue and Hobbs Road to clean it up. The city says downed trees, piles […]

  • Greensboro orders property owners to clean up future Village at Friendly site

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The City of Greensboro has ordered the owners of a future shopping center to clean up their property. The city posted a sign on the lot at 807 Hobbs Road last week. Halpern Enterprises, an Atlanta-based company, owns the lots. It’s the future site of the Village at Friendly retail center. The notice says the company must mow the grass, pick up trash and remove brush piles by Monday. It also calls the lot a breeding ground […]

  • Greensboro man kidnapped, stabbed more than a dozen times

    MAIDEN, N.C. — A Greensboro man is expected to survive after he was kidnapped at gunpoint and stabbed nearly a dozen times on his morning commute. An officer found the bloodied man in the road in Maiden hours later. Maiden police officer Brandon Winstead was on a routine patrol around lunchtime Monday when he saw William Dickey, 62, lying on the ground next to his SUV. “I saw a white male laying on his back covered in blood,” Winstead said. […]

  • Neighbors need help with debris cleanup after strong storms in northern Guilford County

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The roads are clear in northern Guilford County, but many yards remain a mess from heavy storm damage early Friday morning. People who live on Whipple Trail spent all weekend cleaning up what they could, but they don’t know where to go from here. “A mess. Everybody was working, sun up to sun down,” Ron McCormick said. Now, neighbors are asking for help with clean up, in whatever way they can get it. “The county and […]

  • Homeowners in northern Guilford County clean up after line of storms rip through area

    BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. – Homeowners in northern Guilford County are cleaning up after a line of storms ripped through the area early Friday morning. “I just said, ‘please God put a hedge of protection around our home,’ and I got up, and he did that,” Todd Lunsford said. When the sun came up, the homeowners on Whipple Trail realized what they were dealing with. “That’s a lot to clean up,” Lunsford said. No one in the neighborhood was hurt and […]

  • Splash pads at LeBauer Park closed after reports of injuries

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Cuts, scrapes and bruises — one mom says her son needed stitches after playing in the splash pad area of LeBauer Park. Now the fountains are shut off, and parents want to see the pads made safer. On Saturday, one mom posted a picture to LeBauer Park’s Facebook page. She said her 2-year-old son needed stitches after he badly cut his foot on the fountains’ grates. “Turns out the metal water grates of the splash pad are cutting […]

  • State gives Guilford County Animal Shelter warning for mistreatment of animals

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Director of the Animal Welfare Section (AWS) of the Veterinary Division of the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services wrote a letter to the Guilford County Deputy Manager about a series of violations found with the Guilford County Animal Shelter after investigating a complaint. The shelter has a history. The shelter’s previous operator, United Animal Coalition, faced allegations of animal cruelty and criminal charges for neglecting animals. Guilford County stepped in after the charges and […]

  • Parents say Western Alamance High School bus late to school for weeks

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — A bus full of students has been late to school for weeks in a row, according to a Western Alamance High School family. One grandmother says her student’s grades are dropping because of it and she wants answers from the district. A representative for the Alamance-Burlington School System said the western bus zone has been short a bus driver because of an injury. She said a new driver has been hired to start next week. But […]