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Contact: Carly.Hildyard@wghp.com

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
  • Yum Yum Better Ice Cream to reopen Friday morning

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — You can pick up your ice cream and hot dogs at Yum Yum Better Ice Cream again starting Friday. The owner confirmed to FOX8 the Greensboro restaurant will open from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. after he met with a health inspector Thursday morning. Yum Yum temporarily shut down last week after a car slammed into the restaurant’s wall The restaurant has been a staple in Greensboro and for UNCG students for more than 50 years. “It […]

  • Drug and gang violence spur recent High Point shootings, 74-year-old woman caught in crossfire

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — People in High Point are still reeling after at least six gang-related shootings over the past few days. Now, both police and community advocates are creating a call to action for their neighbors to come forward with any information to help police solve these crimes. “It sounded like a strip of firecrackers, ‘Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom!’ A bunch of them,” said Wendy Day. She lives across the street from where a shooting killed Josie Lindsay, […]

  • Woman killed in shooting in High Point identified

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A woman is dead after High Point police say she was shot outside her home on Langford Avenue Tuesday afternoon, marking the sixth homicide in the city this year. The victim was identified late Tuesday night by High Point police as 74-year-old Josie Lindsay. Neighbors said they heard multiple gunshots go off at about 4:40 p.m. Wendy Day, who lives across Green Drive, says this isn’t the first time she’s heard gunfire on Langford Avenue. Day […]

  • New details released after woman found dead in High Point apartment

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A woman is dead after a case of domestic violence in High Point ended in a homicide, according to the District Attorney’s Office. The couple had two daughters, ages 3 and 6, and had dated since they were teenagers. Attorneys say Sean Gibson, 28, killed his girlfriend, Charlene Alvarez, 27, after a drunken fight. He appeared in Guilford County Court Monday morning on a first-degree murder charge. “Definitely too much to handle,” said Dawn Lott, Alvarez’s […]

  • High-end apartment complex coming near Friendly Center

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — An empty lot of mud will soon bring an urban flair to Greensboro near Friendly Center. The Hawthorne at Friendly Center Apartments will be within walking distance of the shopping center at the corner of Northline Avenue and Hobbs Road. The upscale apartment complex will hold 188 units of studios and one, two and three-bedroom apartments. “It could be very successful. I think definitely the location is going to generate a whole lot of interest,” said Michelle […]

  • Greensboro community center opens its doors to those stuck in the cold

    This week’s freezing temperatures can be dangerous, especially for the local homeless community. A Greensboro community center has opened its doors to those in the cold but needs more volunteers to keep them running. The Greensboro Interactive Resource Center is flying a “white flag,” indicating it’s open all night. The staff makes the decision to open the center for 24 hours if the “feels like” temperatures reaches below 25 degrees for at least two hours. Tuesday night, about 81 people sought […]

  • Burlington park getting $2.3 million makeover

    A Burlington park is getting a $2.3 million makeover. After two years of brainstorming a design, the Burlington Arboretum project is moving forward. The New Leaf Society is fundraising money for the project through grants and donations. Willowbrook Park will be expanded and transformed into the arboretum. The new amenities will include a building with indoor bathrooms and a meeting space that community members can reserve. It will be surrounding by a mile-long walking trail and centered around a green space. […]

  • Winston-Salem council approves new shopping center

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A new shopping center is in the works in Winston-Salem, just minutes down the road from Hanes Mall. Winston-Salem City Council members approved a revised version of the project Monday night, after hearing from people who live nearby about what the growth could mean for neighborhood traffic. The future shopping center will stretch north from the intersection of Burke Mill Road and Griffith Road to Frontis Street and west to the train tracks running parallel to Stratford, […]

  • Cars damaged by hail during storm in Thomasville

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Wednesday’s hail left lasting damage in the Piedmont, as insurance agents and body shops in Thomasville are slammed with calls for damage from wind and hail. “It was five minutes, but it just covered the ground,” Danny Southern said. In the 30 years he’s owned this body shop in Thomasville, Southern has repaired cars from a lot of storms. “It was kind of shocking,” he said. “I mean, I’m sitting there waiting to go in the restaurant, […]

  • Stolen gun found on side of road in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A gun laid out in the open, waiting for anyone, maybe a child to pick it up. A quick-thinking neighbor might have prevented a tragedy in a Greensboro neighborhood by finding it and turning it over to police. Tom Brown has lived on Westminster Drive in Greensboro for 38 years. He was shocked when he learned a neighbor found a handgun near Brown Bark Park on Monday. “Not in my neighborhood,” he said. Peggy Koppel lives around […]

  • Local health professionals urge parents of kids with eating disorders to get help

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Up to 10 million Americans live with an eating disorder and a growing number of children make up that group. Health professionals in the Triad are urging parents of kids with eating disorders to get help now. “It takes an average of 13 months to get treatment for an eating disorder, which really is a shame,” said Julie Dillon Duffy, an eating disorder specialist and licensed dietitian. When people first walk into Dillon Duffy’s office, it’s often the […]

  • Flu season creates long wait times at Triad emergency rooms

    This could very well be the peak of flu season and that means longer wait times in Triad emergency rooms. Doctors say flu patients are putting a strain on emergency department staff and patients who need to be seen right now. “The wait time at the ED is very high right now,” said Dr. John Jenkins, the Chief Clinical Officer for Connected Care. “This time of year is always higher and this year is no different than others,” said Dr. […]