Elaina Athans, ABC11 EyewitnessNews

Elaina Athans

ABC11 EyewitnessNews

Raleigh, NC, United States

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Past articles by Elaina:

I-40 near Cary Crossroads in Wake County to get major overhaul in effort to ease congestion: NCDOT

The NCDOT is looking to ease congestion at the busiest interchange in all of Wake County. → Read More

Opportunity could be knocking for buyers going into spring housing market

Raleigh and Durham, are both still seller's markets, but some things are easing up, a Rocket Homes report shows. → Read More

Food service industry expected to generate $997 billion in sales: National report

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise the interest rates again to fight inflation → Read More

Wake Tech 'putting the hammer down' on workforce demands

Wake Technical Community College is preparing students to immediately go from the classroom to the office. → Read More

20% spike in calls for 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline since summer launch in NC

It's been eight months since the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline launched in North Carolina. → Read More

Local churches mark Ash Wednesday, start of Lent

The 40-day period is a time of reflection and preparation leading up to Easter. → Read More

'One step forward': NCDHHS backing changes after FDA eases blood donation rules for gay men

It's being called an important step to dismantling a stigma. → Read More

Family of man who died in RPD custody wants immediate police reform

Organizers of the news conference say Darryl Williams' family deserves answers surrounding his death. → Read More

Suspect who resisted arrest dies in custody after Raleigh police deploy stun guns

Six officers are now on administrative leave after the man was taken to the hospital and later died. → Read More

Foreclosures jump nearly 150% in Raleigh after government lifts moratorium

Foreclosures are starting to pile up in Wake County now that the government's moratorium has been lifted. → Read More

North Carolina awarded more federal money to improve digital divide

More than a million people across the Tar Heel state find themselves on the wrong side of the digital divide. → Read More

Travelers who are driving battle high winds, brutal cold temps on way to holiday destination

Over the river and through the woods: Bone chilling cold, high winds making travel a battle for drivers on the way to Christmas destinations → Read More

'I'm hopeful.' Consumer confidence increases for first time in months

The rosy outlook comes as gas prices are falling below $3 a gallon and the inflation rate continues decreasing. → Read More

'Surprises me a lot.' Homicide leading cause of death among children, study reveals

The overall homicide rate has increased each year on average 4.3 percent since 2013, the study shows. → Read More

Durham pastor, substitute teacher faces 14 new sex crime charges

A Durham pastor, who also worked as a substitute teacher, is facing 14 new criminal charges out of Wake County. → Read More

Save or splurge? Economy fears and the effect on holiday spending

Many people are facing a tough reality this holiday season -- whether they can splurge on gifts or scale back. → Read More

Curfew ends in Moore County as power comes back on, reward being offered in case

No arrests have been made although authorities have filed federal search warrants in this case. → Read More

'The thievery upsets me': Package thefts rising as the holiday season kicks off

Residents see rise in package theft as the holiday season begins. → Read More

Judge rules NC DHHS is violating rights of people with intellectual, developmental disabilities

"People are in need of services, in need of choice to leave institutions that they don't want to be in." → Read More

North Carolina 11th worst in the country for teacher shortage, new data finds

North Carolina is receiving a high mark for something no state wants: a teacher shortage. → Read More