Emani Payne, CBS 17

Emani Payne

CBS 17

Raleigh, NC, United States

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Past articles by Emani:

Triangle families in need receive free Thanksgiving meals

"We want people to know that they're not forgotten, that people love them in the Triangle, and this is an outpouring of love. A simple meal can demonstrate love for people," said John Luckett, the CEO of the Raleigh Rescue Mission. → Read More

Raleigh non-profit hands out 100 turkeys, meals to those in need ahead of Thanksgiving

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Turkeys, toiletries, and take-out meals were all being offered at Passage Home in Raleigh Saturday. The event hosted by The No Woman No Girl Initiative aimed to help people in need by way of a hot meal, a frozen turkey to cook for the holidays and essential toiletries such as soap […] → Read More

Pay raise may be on the way for Wake County school employees

The Wake County school board is considering a $3,750 bonus for employees, which is up from the $1,200 bonus approved last week. → Read More

Raleigh man released on bond after crashing car related to 14 armed robberies

Jaronte Turner, 19, was found with a stolen handgun and was in possession of a stolen Honda Civic Raleigh police said was used in 14 armed robberies. → Read More

Airlines prepare for international travelers following new vaccination policy

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – For the first time in nearly two years international travelers are allowed back in the United States. Arrival and departure flights for Canada and Mexico were scheduled for Monday afternoon at RDU. International flights coming and going are only expected to increase at airports across the country in the coming days. Beginning Monday, […] → Read More

Children among dozens to receive COVID-19 vaccine at Durham clinic

“I want to stay safe and not catch the virus,” said 7-year-old Gordonna Wade. → Read More

As Raleigh housing market surges, rental prices also spike 20%

The average monthly cost of a one-bedroom apartment is more than $1,200. → Read More

Dozens get COVID-19 vaccine, receive $100 gift cards from Raleigh pastor

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Dozens of people enjoyed food, music and more at a fall festival in Southeast Raleigh Saturday. However, the main attraction of the event was vaccines. Pastor Phillip Brickle of Lost Sheep Outreach Ministry offered $100 Visa gift cards to everyone rolling up their sleeve for a shot. Brickle also offered up […] → Read More

Drugmaker with Holly Springs site gets FDA approval for cell-based flu vaccine to treat children as young as 6 months

Officials said the cell-based vaccine could prove more effective than traditional egg-based flu vaccines → Read More

NC State Fair attendees – including Gov. Cooper – show varying levels of concern for pandemic

Despite virus concerns, many people said being able to enjoy their favorite foods and rides provided them with some sense of normalcy and joy — something they say is needed after a tough year. → Read More

Graduation ceremony finally held for UNC-Chapel Hill’s Class of 2020

The big milestone was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Despite rain, hundreds turn out for Artsplosure in downtown Raleigh

This is the first Artsplosure event since the coronavirus pandemic hit. → Read More

Hundreds march for abortion rights in downtown Raleigh

The demonstration was one of hundreds across the country that happened in response to a new law in Texas. → Read More

100+ Cape Fear Valley Health employees remain unvaccinated on day of COVID-19 vaccine deadline

Hospital leaders say if someone decides to get vaccinated after being let go management will welcome them back. → Read More

COVID-19 cases continue to be problematic for Cumberland County Schools

A spokesperson said said they think the numbers are a reflection of the spread happening across the community. → Read More

Apex family, community mourning after teacher, mom dies from COVID-19

Merridith Mongone was a wife, mother of four and a 4th grade teacher at Scotts Ridge Elementary School. → Read More

‘Don’t think you’ve gotten away’ – Raleigh detective who helped solve 40-year-old cold case delivers warning

Detective Jerry Faulk stumbled across the case file in 2011. Crime scene evidence and a saliva swab from the suspect's family member helped identify the killer. → Read More

Deadline passes for Duke Health employees to get their COVID-19 vaccine

Employees had until 10 a.m. today to receive their vaccine or begin facing consequences. Dozens of employees previously protested the mandate last month. → Read More

Elderly, immunocompromised get COVID-19 vaccine booster shots in Wake County

This week the FDA recommended that the elderly or immunocompromised get a booster shot. → Read More

Eriq Jones, former boyfriend of Faith Hedgepeth’s roommate, speaks out after arrest in case

Eriq Jones was dating Hedgepeth’s roommate at the time of her death and was considered a top person of interest. → Read More