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
  • County leaders, NAACP address Confederate statue at Alamance County Courthouse

    GRAHAM, N.C. — The nationwide debate over Confederate statues is hitting close to home in the Piedmont Triad. In just the last week, Winston-Salem, Asheboro and Graham have been the center of attention as to the future of the statues there. Many people want to see them preserved, while others want to see symbols of the Confederacy come down for good. Members of the Alamance County community are speaking out for the first time since protesters on both sides of […]

  • Bus driver shortage could affect your child’s first day of school

    A bus driver shortage across the Piedmont Triad could affect when your child gets to school and home at the end of the day. Bus routes are already set in Guilford County, but your children could see more crowded buses and longer routes. Hundreds of buses are getting ready to roll out on Aug. 28 for the first day of school in Guilford County, but the district is still short about 17 bus drivers. “We don’t panic. We just get […]

  • Alamance-Burlington School System scrambles to clean up water, mold damage before school starts

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Five schools in the Alamance-Burlington School System are scrambling to clean up water and mold damage before the first day of school. The district is also working on the bigger problem causing it all — bad roofing material. District leaders say Broadview Middle School has the most damage and needs an entirely new roof. Inside the middle school, you can see the damage the water has caused. District officials confirmed the school had asbestos removed this […]

  • Greensboro-Randolph Megasite preparing for development

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Thousands of manufacturing jobs could come to the Piedmont Triad if North Carolina clinches the bid for a proposed Toyota-Mazda manufacturing plant. The Greensboro-Randolph Megasite is one possible site for the plant. FOX8 talked exclusively with Brent Christensen, the CEO and president of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce. We asked him if the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite planned to bid for the Toyota-Mazda plant. He wouldn’t answer that question, but he said it’s the kind of plant the megasite […]

  • Greensboro police unit works to reconstruct deadly crashes

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — This year is on track to be the deadliest year yet for car crashes. Twenty-one people have died so far this year in crashes, compared to 25 in 2016 and 21 in 2015. A team within the Greensboro Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit is in charged of investigating them all. The most recent fatal crash in Greensboro happened on Aug. 8 on U.S. 29 south of East Gate City Boulevard. Police say a 21-year-old mother ran off […]

  • Solar eclipse glasses selling out quickly in the Triad

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The solar eclipse is less than a week away, and special glasses needed to watch it are selling like hot cakes across the Piedmont Triad. Toys & Co. in Greensboro’s Friendly Center already sold out of the hundreds they had in stock. They ordered 450 more pairs, but the wait list to get a hold of them is already full. Staff expects the shipment to arrive on Wednesday or Thursday. “It’s been wild. We’ve gotten phone call […]

  • Davidson County Animal Shelter needs donations, volunteers

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — The Davidson County Animal Shelter is asking the community to help out this month by bringing in donations. The shelter needs leashes, collars of all sizes and harnesses. They can also use supplies like canned cat and puppy food, dry food and even extra cloth towels and paper towels. The shelter is completely full and donations help free up money in the shelter’s budget so money can be used for medicine and better care for the […]

  • Jarret Elliott, former Randolph County teacher accused of sexual battery, found not guilty

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — A judge found a former Randolph County teacher not guilty of sexual battery in court on Friday. The charge was filed against Jarret Elliott, 35, in April. Elliott taught in the Randolph County school system for 13 years. According to testimony in court, the school system asked Elliott to resign from his teaching and coaching position at Southwestern Randolph High School after the charge was filed. Testimony in court on Friday shed light on the timeline and […]

  • Crime levels rise at Eastgate Shopping Center

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The manager of a Family Dollar in High point was robbed at gunpoint Thursday morning outside of the store, according to police. The suspect fired shots that shattered the window of the manager’s car. In a 911 call, the victim says he was inches away from being shot. Employees of the Eastgate Shopping Center say the parking lot is a hot spot for drug-related and violent crime. FOX8 looked at police calls for service to the […]

  • Plans to make Greensboro more bicycle-friendly

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — One-hundred miles of sidewalks, 75 miles of bike lakes and 13 miles of trails. They’re all part of Greensboro’s master plan over the next five years to make it easier to get around the city on bicycles and on foot. Intersections and roads across Greensboro are getting a makeover. Take Hamburger Square — the intersection sandwiched between McGee Street, Davie Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. It’s one of the most confusing intersections in downtown Greensboro. […]

  • Davidson County Schools teacher charged with statutory rape of former student

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A Davidson County middle school teacher is charged with sexually assaulting a former student eight years ago and, according to the sheriff’s office, she’s still employed by the district. Davidson County Schools’ website shows Lee Annette Williams, 50, teaches at Ledford Middle School. The district says it’s aware of the charges and will take “appropriate action” as more information comes out. Davidson County sheriff’s investigators arrested Williams Monday on a $50,000 secured bond. She posted bond […]

  • Dehydration likely contributed to 4 dogs’ deaths in Alamance County animal cruelty case

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — A breeder in Alamance County is charged with nine felonies after four dogs died at Brewer’s Kennel last month. Nancy Brewer, 54, is charged with four counts of killing animals by starvation and five counts of cruelty to animals. Animal advocates are speaking up online, saying the timeline of the dogs’ deaths and the investigation into the kennel don’t add up. Many people are saying something should have been done sooner. Before the dogs died in […]