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
  • Coyote attacks 9-year-old girl in Davie County; ‘I am so happy that it did not get my eye’

    ADVANCE, N.C. — A 9-year-old girl is recovering after a coyote attacked her outside her home in Davie County. The animal got away, and her family says coyotes are an ongoing and dangerous problem in the community. The North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission says coyote attacks on people are very rare and it’s uncommon for them to contract rabies. But this one attacked 9-year-old Madilyn Fowler unprovoked and her family didn’t want to take any chances. Madilyn loves living in […]

  • Students in the Triad walk out to honor Parkland victims

    Schools across the Triad emptied out Wednesday morning, as students came together to protest gun violence. Students stood outside for 17 minutes to honor the 17 people shot and killed at Stoneman Douglas High School last month. The #Enough National Walkout scheduled for March 14 started as a movement by the Women’s March in support of gun reform. Many students at Triad schools supported that message. They also called for peace, unity and other action to ensure their safety in […]

  • ‘Domestic dispute’ leads to fatal officer-involved shooting in Davidson County

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A Davidson County man is dead and a sheriff’s deputy is on administrative leave after a shooting in the Tyro area early Tuesday morning. Dispatchers received a 911 call around 10:58 p.m. Monday about a domestic dispute at a home on Sink Farm Road. Deputies made contact with the victim at a family member’s house on N.C. 150. She told deputies her husband of 42 years, Briscoe Tim Woodell, 61, had assaulted her. Deputies then went […]

  • Some Guilford County students plan to participate in school walkout on March 14 over gun violence

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. – Students in Guilford County are joining a national movement. They plan to walk out from school on Wednesday, one month after the school shooting in Florida that killed 17 people. The movement that started online is called the #Enough National School Walkout. At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14, students from across the country will walk out of school for 17 minutes. Students at Penn-Griffin School for the Arts are doing things a little differently. They […]

  • Drivers prepare for weekend of detours ahead of Business 40 shutdown in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Drivers in Winston-Salem are gearing up for a weekend of detours on the roads, but it’s just a taste of what’s ahead. The first Business 40 shutdown starts Friday night and the traffic shift could cause a big headache for commuters. The highway will shut down in both directions from Cloverdale Avenue to Peters Creek Parkway from Friday at 9 p.m. to Sunday at 11 a.m. “I know it’s going to be a pain for me to […]

  • Former Page High School student, 10-year-old brother killed in Greensboro crash

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro family is mourning the loss of their two sons after they were killed in a crash Tuesday evening. Ronak Patel, 18, and his little brother Param, 10, were driving south on the Bass Chapel Road bridge over Lake Jeanette just before 4 p.m. It was raining at the time of the crash. Police say Ronak’s car began to hydroplane and crossed the center line, where it hit a pick-up truck driving northbound. The crash ejected […]

  • Some Greensboro neighborhoods on edge after string of home break-ins

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Some Greensboro neighborhoods are on edge after a string of home break-ins. Police say home robberies are on the rise throughout the city, but two south Greensboro neighborhoods are seeing an unusual spike. The neighborhoods southeast of Randleman Road and Vandalia Road saw six home break-ins during the past month. One woman who lives on Webster Road was hit twice in February. A neighborhood off of Pleasant Garden Road and Liberty Road had four break-ins during the […]

  • Madison registered sex offender arrested after working as magician at ‘kid night’ events

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A convicted sex offender from Madison is back in jail after working as a “freelance magician” at “kid night” events across the Triad. Kevin Pegram, 34, is charged with three counts of a being sex offender at or near a premises with children in violation of the North Carolina Sex Offender Statutes. He’s being held in the Guilford County Jail on a $3 million secured bond. Investigators caught on to Pegram after someone spotted him and […]

  • Rockingham County sheriff, lawmakers hold conference on armed volunteers at schools

    ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — A plan to put armed volunteers in Rockingham County Schools is gaining support across the state. Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page and Rockingham County Schools Superintendent Dr. Rodney Shotwell plan to implement the program and provide added security at all 25 of the county’s schools by the start of the 2018-2019 school year. “You can’t predict an event, but you can prepare for these types of scenarios,” Page said. On Wednesday, state lawmakers, county officials, police […]

  • Grant helps provide Guilford County 5th-graders with tablets

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Millions of Americans have constant access to a computer at their fingertips through their smartphones, but some children in the Piedmont-Triad don’t have access to computers for the first time until middle school. A teacher in High Point wanted to change that and a grant from the High Point Community Foundation is making sure those same students are now getting ahead. Science class at Fairview Elementary School just got a whole lot more hands-on. “It’s different […]

  • Guilford County students addressing gun violence

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A group of students in Guilford County is taking a stand against gun violence and they’re asking the community and their lawmakers to get on board. The students shared their message at Tuesday night’s Town Hall for Guilford County, put on by the local Democratic Party and state lawmakers. After the school shooting in Florida earlier this month, students like Dominic Patafie say they just want to feel safe when they go to school. Students are […]

  • Public to pay tribute to Rev. Billy Graham in Charlotte

    Click here to watch a live stream of the public viewing CHARLOTTE, N.C. — People from around the world are expected to visit Charlotte on Monday and Tuesday to pay tribute to the late Rev. Billy Graham, who died in his Montreat home last week. His body will lie in repose inside the Graham Family Homeplace on the Billy Graham Library grounds. Visitation is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Staff members expect thousands of people to […]