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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
  • Program allowing veterans to see private health care providers extended

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — A program that allows veterans to see private health care providers, instead of doctors with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will stick around a while longer. President Donald Trump signed an extension to the Veterans Choice Program on Wednesday. FOX8 talked to Triad veterans who have mixed thoughts on the program’s future. They said it’s good to have more options for doctors and health care, but the program has some flaws, and many of the want […]

  • Class size law may force program cuts at Guilford County Schools

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Art, music, P.E. and other special area subjects could all face big cuts in Guilford County Schools. District leaders say those consequences are inevitable if House Bill 13 doesn’t pass. HB13 is a bipartisan compromise bill, which would provide some relief from a strict maximum class size mandate passed last year. If HB13 doesn’t pass, class sizes for kindergarten through the third grade will stay well under 20 students. Some people think the smaller the class, […]

  • 3 shootings in same area of Lexington in 3 days have neighbors worried

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — A Lexington neighborhood is on edge after multiple shootings within just three days. One person is dead, another was seriously hurt and a third person was sent to the hospital. Lexington police have not released any information about whether these shootings were random of if there’s a connection between the victims or suspects. FOX8 talked to Jackie Vaughters, 50, the victim of the first shooting this weekend. She doesn’t know what sparked this recent string of violence, […]

  • Man shot inside Lexington apartment dies

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — A 25-year-old man has died after he was shot inside a Lexington apartment. It’s the third shooting in three days within just a mile. Police found Johnathan White shot inside a home at 51 Jamaica Drive on Monday around 12:50 p.m. He was flown to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in critical condition where he later died. Police say White lived in High Point. FOX8 talked to several neighbors in Eastview Terrace who say they often saw […]

  • Deputies investigating after mailboxes damaged by homemade explosives in Rockingham County

    ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — Two homemade explosive devices were set off in Rockingham County and investigators think the same person made them both and planted them in different mailboxes. The first explosion went off at about 9:45 p.m. Sunday on Bethlehem Church Road. Officers got a call about a second explosion that happened about 10 miles away on Snead Road just over an hour later. The mailbox at the house on Bethlehem Church Road was destroyed, but just the door […]

  • Smoke from hundreds of miles away makes its way to the Piedmont on Easter Sunday

    The Triad saw smoky skies and the smell of wood burning Sunday, dropping the air quality in central North Carolina. According to North Carolina Forest Service officials, the smoke came from wildfires burning hundreds of miles away in Georgia and Florida. “Winds can push the smoke at ground level literally hundreds of miles,” said Bill Swartley, the public information officer for the North Carolina Forest Service. Nearly 20,000 acres are burning in the West Mims Fire in southeast Georgia. The […]

  • Man accidentally shoots himself in leg near elementary school in High Point on Easter morning

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – A man is in the hospital and faces misdemeanor charges after High Point police say he accidentally shot himself in the leg near an elementary school Sunday morning. Police responded to a call of shots fired at about 10:30 a.m. in the area of Kroll Lane and Hilburn Drive. Officers found a 20-year-old man in the area. Police say they tried to speak to him, but the man ran off. Police say they chased him in […]

  • Greensboro apartments up for sale; neighbors say complex needs a makeover

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro apartment complex is up for sale and neighbors say it needs a makeover. Community leaders are working to revitalize the entire Cottage Grove neighborhood and they hope the news owners of Avalon Trace will join them. Most of the 176 apartments at the complex are more than 50 years old. Some of them were renovated in 2012, but even so, members of the Greensboro Housing Coalition say the conditions inside are poor. “I’ve seen conditions […]

  • High Point Community Against Violence holds meeting on community policing

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Community policing — it’s what leaders in High Point say needs to happen to crack down on violence in the city. High Point Community Against Violence members have advocated for safety for 20 years, but this year’s surge in homicides has the group looking for new solutions. “I have sold drugs. I used to smoke crack cocaine in the 90s. I lived in some of the worst times here in High Point,” said Jerry Malloy, at […]

  • Bill would offer gun education to North Carolina high school students

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina high schools could offer a class on gun safety this fall if a bill passes the state legislature. The class would also teach students about the math, history and science of guns. FOX8 talked to several people about H.B. 612, who were divided on the issue. Some parents said teaching students about guns should be off limits in school. Others said this kind of course would teach kids respect for guns and possibly prevent violence. […]

  • NC bill targets vacant buildings for repair

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Empty houses and business line many roads in High Point. A Guilford County representative wants to get rid of those eyesores in mid-size cities. He filed a bill this month to help turn around housing blight. The Greensboro-High Point area has one of the worst vacancy rates in the country with more than 31,000 vacant units, according to data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. “All of this drags down the appearance and […]

  • Nonprofits bringing community members together for urban garden in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Kids can now try their hands at an activity that’s new to Winston-Salem recreation centers — gardening. Nonprofit groups are bringing kids, teens, and seniors together to connect and learn skills from all ages. The new community garden at the Sprague Street Community Center isn’t blooming just yet. “We just ask that everyone in the community just takes some part in taking care of it, making sure it’s kept up,” said Jasmine Stover, with the Josh Howard […]