Bridget Chapman, CBS 17

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CBS 17

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Past articles by Bridget:

Protests expected at Harnett County School Board meeting; 1,400+ staff, students in quarantine

The school board is meeting at 6 p.m. Monday with district leaders expected to give a COVID-19 update. → Read More

Lumber shortage easing, prices dropping; Triangle home construction likely to increase, builders say

Prices got so high partly because demand spiked with people wanting to move or work on home projects → Read More

Raleigh ordinance to prohibit wild or dangerous animals up for further discussion, review

There are currently no restrictions on venomous snakes or any other exotic animal within city limits. → Read More

NC State starts classes amid COVID-19 resurgence; 57% of students vaccinated

N.C. State welcomed its largest freshman class in the school's history. → Read More

COVID-19 testing numbers in NC more than double in a month

Health officials are looking to expand hours and add more sites because of the spike. → Read More

Raleigh councilman shares story of testing positive for COVID-19 while being fully vaccinated

He said someone he plays recreational sports with told him they had tested positive last week. → Read More

Judge rules Wake County Schools inappropriately put student with special needs in closet 24 times

"We're going to keep moving until it changes because there are too many kids at risk," she said. → Read More

Why many Triangle sites offering $100 for vaccinations already ran out of cards

Most of the people CBS 17 spoke to Thursday said the $100 is what changed their mind on getting the vaccine. → Read More

What to do if you lose, misplace your COVID-19 vaccine card in NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – From restaurants to venues to international travel, more activities are requiring proof of vaccination. “I would say most of the cruise lines require a vaccine,” said Jenn Welsh, a travel advisor with Trip and Sip Travel, which is based in Raleigh. “Some are strict about you absolutely have to have a […] → Read More

Raleigh drum major shot, killed while doing volunteer work

Charlie Debnam spent his Saturday packing donations and handing out fans at the Helping Hand Mission. → Read More

Wake County sees COVID-19 testing jump by more than 40%

"The best way individuals in the community can protect themselves is, if they have not gotten a vaccine yet, to definitely get vaccinated." → Read More

Raleigh aims to make greenway trails safer with new RPD unit, more lighting, signage

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The Raleigh greenway will soon see more lighting, signage and other safety upgrades. This comes after someone murdered a man on a trail last year, along with recent reports of assaults and other incidents. Raleigh police said in the past six months, the most common crimes on the greenway have been […] → Read More

Medical marijuana bill clears first hurdle in NC. Now what?

A bill to approve medical marijuana cleared its first major hurdle in North Carolina this week. → Read More

Mother of 3 is NC’s first $1M vaccine lottery winner

Vania Martinez, 14, was also announced as the first to win $125,000 for post-secondary education at a university of her choice. → Read More

‘You could hear the pain in her voice in her screaming’ – 911 caller talks about Wake Forest stabbing victim

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WNCN) – Wake Forest police arrested the man they said stabbed a woman while trying to steal her car. Michael Keeling, 29, now faces charges of assault, armed robbery, kidnapping, and more. The victim showed up to Kacey Johnson’s doorstep covered in blood on Monday afternoon. He said he was working inside […] → Read More

COVID-19 case numbers are down in Wake County but exposures are up

More than 32,000 people in the county received a call last month saying they had been exposed to the virus. → Read More

Police chief identified as officer who shot kidnapping, rape suspect in Newton Grove

NEWTON GROVE, N.C. (WNCN) — Authorities identified the town’s police chief as the officer who shot a kidnapping and rape suspect Tuesday in Newton Grove. Chief Gregory Warren shot the suspect on Tuesday afternoon, according to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. Witnesses said they saw the chief and suspect scuffle briefly near gas […] → Read More

Triangle companies plan to start bringing employees back to office with flexibility

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Some of the major employers in the Triangle are starting to bring people back to the office. Citrix plans to start bringing employees back to their downtown Raleigh office later this month. “There’s so much energy and excitement and things to do there, so it’s definitely a draw in and of […] → Read More

Pediatricians getting doses as people under 18 make up about half of those getting COVIS-19 vaccines in Wake County

Kaylin Mckoy, 14, said she was nervous to get her first dose, but didn’t feel the shot. → Read More

Family shares memories of missing Wake County woman found dead

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Police are investigating the death of a young woman in Raleigh whose body was found Monday. Amber Lightsey, 22, was found dead Sunday night. She was last seen at work last Tuesday. Her mother spent five days hoping she’d be found alive. Instead, she spent the evening a week later planning […] → Read More