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
  • Brother of Thomasville homicide victim speaks out

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — The family of a Thomasville homicide victim is begging the community to come forward. Police are struggling to figure out who killed Robert Allen Smith, 59, nearly a month after he was shot and killed just blocks away from his home. FOX8 talked exclusively with the victim’s brother, who is just asking for closure in Robert’s death. When Kenneth Smith visits his mom’s house in Thomasville, sometimes he forgets his brother’s no longer here. “Yesterday I had […]

  • Greensboro police investigating double homicide

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police are investigating after two people died in a shooting in Greensboro late Thursday night, according to a press release. At 11:16 p.m., officers went to the 1200 block of Woodbriar Avenue in reference to two people found injured. Arriving officers discovered the two victims had suffered apparent gunshot wounds. Lifesaving efforts were performed but both victims succumbed to their injuries. They have been identified as 25-year-old Derek Brown and 24-year-old Sharease Haley. Police say they were in a […]

  • 2 urban farms in High Point bouncing back after vandalism

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Two urban farms in High Point are bouncing back after someone vandalized them and stole produce from the fields just before Thanksgiving. The people behind From the Ground Up are wondering why someone would target a group that gives back to the community. “It was just a mix of anger and frustration and sadness that somebody would do this,” said Victoria Hensley, the urban farm facilitator. Hensley and other volunteers spent the week patching holes and […]

  • Davidson County assisted living facility employee accused of exploiting elderly

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A Davidson County assisted living facility employee is charged with exploiting the elderly after investigators say she tried to obtain a patient’s personal information. Cianna Moore, 25, was arrested at Grayson Creek Assisted Living in Welcome on Tuesday. She works as a primary care aid for the facility. She’s been released on a $3,500 secured bond and is expected in court in January. According to an arrest warrant, Moore tried to obtain the Social Security number […]

  • Guide to ‘Giving Tuesday’ in the Piedmont Triad

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Charities in the Triad are making a big push this week to meet their year-end donation goals. It’s part of a national movement called “Giving Tuesday” and local organizations need your help to make it happen. Giving Tuesday has grown in the Triad every year since it started on social media just six years ago. It’s a kick-off to the charitable season and encourages people to donate their money, gifts, or time, around the holidays. At […]

  • Hundreds of troopers participate in I-40 Thanksgiving Challenge

    It’s a time to give thanks and celebrate with loved ones, but Thanksgiving is also one of the deadliest holiday weekends on North Carolina highways every year. Last year, 20 people were killed in crashes on North Carolina roads from the Wednesday to Sunday around Thanksgiving. Sirens will be a familiar sound for drivers breaking the law on I-40 over the Thanksgiving holiday. Trooper Mitch Mann is one of hundreds of North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers who will be stationed […]

  • Car shops in the Triad see increased business ahead of holiday travel

    When was the last time you got your oil changed? Your tires rotated? Your brakes checked? If you’re one of the 1.3 million North Carolinians about to hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday, car shops in the Triad say you should start thinking about getting your cars serviced now. Shops like Porter’s Automotive and Tires in High Point expect Wednesday to be packed. Every year they see drivers wait until the last minute to get their car checked before […]

  • 1.3 million hitting the road for Thanksgiving in North Carolina

    More than 50 million people are expected to hit the roads for Thanksgiving, including 1.3 million people in North Carolina. This year’s Thanksgiving travel season, which officially runs from Wednesday to Sunday, is expected to be the busiest in more than a decade. Many people in the Triad who plan to drive say gas prices influenced that decision. For most travelers, driving is still cheaper than flying, but gas prices are much higher this year than during Thanksgiving in 2016. […]

  • Man found stabbed to death inside Ramseur home identified

    RAMSEUR, N.C. — Police say a man found stabbed and shot to death inside his family’s home in Ramseur early Monday morning knew the person, or people, who killed him. Eugene Cleve Staley, 47, was living with his 8-year-old son at a home owned by a family member on Columbia Avenue. Police found him dead after a call came in from the neighbors’ house around 2:45 a.m. This is the first homicide to take place in Ramseur this year. A […]

  • Man shot, found lying in road in Thomasville has died; man identified

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — A man found shot and lying in a roadway in Thomasville has died. Robert Allen Smith, 59, of Thomasville, was found early Friday lying in the street in the 200 block of Church Street. A driver found Smith around 2:30 a.m. and called 911, thinking Smith may have been the victim of a hit-and-run. When officers got there, they discovered Smith had been shot. He was taken to the hospital, where he died. Detectives spent several hours […]

  • Winston-Salem woman fighting deportation will not be detained

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A Winston-Salem woman who went to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Charlotte Thursday afternoon learned she will not be deported — at least, not yet. Minerva Garcia took sanctuary at a Greensboro church in June to avoid deportation. In October, she was able to go home after a judge ruled that her deportation order was vacated. This month, ICE ordered Garcia to their office Charlotte, but she had no idea why. “I really don’t know […]

  • Group wants to spruce up Hamburger Square in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Flowers, fountains and green space are just some of the updates one group wants to bring to one of the busiest intersections in downtown Greensboro. You may drive through West McGee Street and South Elm Street regularly, but locals know the intersection as Hamburger Square. At one time, you could buy a hamburger at each of the intersection’s four corners. “One right there, one right there, one right there. That’s what it was,” said Thomas Nunnally, who […]