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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
  • ‘Fire Ops 101’ offers a glimpse into working as a firefighter

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — For the first time, the Greensboro Fire Department and the Professional Fire Fighters of Greensboro teamed up to let the amateurs join their ranks. They held the first “Fire Ops 101” on Wednesday and I geared up for a day in a firefighter’s boots. Along with other members of the media and Greensboro city leaders, I went through four exercises: fire attack training, search and rescue, vehicle extrication and CPR. The fire ops students experienced a small […]

  • Person shot, injured at extended-stay hotel in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Police are working to figure out the motive behind a shootout at an extended-stay hotel in High Point on Monday afternoon. High Point police say the situation started as an argument between “several people” that got out of control. They say at least two people were shooting back and forth inside the InTown Suites on North Main Street. One person was shot in the arm and is expected to recover. He was taken to the hospital […]

  • New businesses in downtown Thomasville are thriving

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. – A handful of new businesses in downtown Thomasville are thriving, just months after opening their doors. Now business owners are joining together to hold a brand new event for the community and they hope it will inspire others to get on board with a vision for revitalization in downtown Thomasville. They’re hosting the first-ever “Bloktoberfest” on Saturday, October 14 from 12 to 7 p.m. All of JW Thomas Way will be blocked off for the event. Business […]

  • North Carolina firefighters prepare for wildfire season

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two dozen people are dead, hundreds more are reported missing and thousands of homes are destroyed as wildfires sweep through wine country in California. Here in North Carolina, wildfire season begins in just a couple weeks and firefighters in the Triad say what’s happening on the West Coast can happen anywhere. FOX8 talked to firefighters who say conditions in the Triad are better than last year, meaning it’s not as dry, but it’s not enough for you […]

  • Former Greensboro officer speaks out after charges dropped

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — A former Greensboro police officer accused of involvement in a lawn equipment theft ring plans to sue some of the law enforcement agencies who he says mishandled his case. All charges filed against William White, 32, of Pleasant Garden, have been dismissed in Alamance and Guilford counties. FOX8 talked to White on Wednesday to get his side of the story. He’s maintained his innocence since he was arrested and fired from the Greensboro Police Department on March 6. […]

  • Charges dropped against former Greensboro police officer in lawn theft ring

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — All charges against a former Greensboro police officer in an alleged lawn theft ring have been dismissed in Alamance and Guilford counties, according to the Guilford County District Attorney’s Office. Charges were dropped against William White, of Pleasant Garden, in Alamance County on Wednesday. White was charged with two counts of possession of stolen goods and one count of obtaining property by false pretenses. The Guilford County District Attorney’s Office initially dropped charges against White for two […]

  • Phone scammers posing as breast cancer charity in the Triad

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Breast Cancer Awareness Month is in full swing, but a group of scammers is posing as a breast cancer charity and trying to get your money over the phone. There have been a number of reports of it happening in Winston-Salem. This call comes in from a 919 area code and the caller says they’re with the group “Breast Cancer Services.” We looked all over online and checked multiple charity data bases, and there isn’t a group […]

  • 101-year-old church in Greensboro to hold last service later this year

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – A 101-year-old church in Greensboro will hold its last service this year. Members of Florida Street Baptist Church decided to shut down earlier this summer, but the space isn’t going to waste. Back in its heyday, 1,000 parishioners would pack into the church on Sundays. “Chairs in the isles, the choir loft platform was all full, the balcony, it was overflowing,” said Interim Pastor Kevin Kilbreth. Now, when he walks through the sanctuary, things are different.” “It […]

  • 80 new high-tech jobs coming to High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Eighty new high-paying jobs are heading to High Point over three years, according to an announcement from Governor Roy Cooper’s office Thursday. The people who land them will make an average of $57,829 a year, more than $12,000 above the average wage in Guilford County. The marquee at the Triad Center in High Point will soon add a new name. Superion, a Florida-based software company, already employs 155 people in High Point. “They’re expanding. They’re doing […]

  • Family mourns after man killed in shooting at Greensboro Waffle House

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A family is overcome with grief and a feeling of emptiness after their loved one lost his life in a Waffle House parking lot in Greensboro on Tuesday morning. Tony Ray Battle, 37, was a cook at the restaurant chain, and was in the parking lot of the Waffle House on Randleman Road when shots were fired. “You took away a rock from a family,” Quintina Marley said. She and Tony have a daughter together. Tony leaves […]

  • Police identify victim in Greensboro Waffle House shooting

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man is dead after he was shot several times outside of a Waffle House in Greensboro early Monday morning, according to police. Police say Tony Ray Battle, 37, died in the parking lot of the Randleman Road Waffle House around 3:30 a.m. during a gun fight. They’ve identified a person of interest in the shooting but are still following other leads. Police tell FOX8 Battle worked at another Waffle House in Greensboro and he was not […]

  • Starting small to boost big business in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Storefronts that sit empty all year in downtown High Point are starting to fill up with furniture. It’s why many locals call High Point a “pop-up” city, where business only booms during the Furniture Market. Locals and city leaders want to change that and turn High Point into a “year-round” market. Jimmy’s Pizza House sits sandwiched between shops selling furniture in High Point. The restaurant’s survived the past 45 years on Main Street, but other businesses […]