Lillian Donahue, CBS 17

Lillian Donahue

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Charleston, SC, United States

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Recent articles by Lillian:

Livening Raleigh with lights: interactive art doubles foot traffic downtown

According to the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, foot traffic more than doubled on Fayetteville Street during the first Friday of December compared to the November average. → Read More

Nearly 1 year later, Rocky Mount family honors man killed in QVC plant fire

December 18 marks the one year anniversary since the massive QVC distribution fire that killed a young man and left thousands without jobs. → Read More

Planning for the future of fighting fires in Durham: How growth impacts goals, response

An audit of the department shows the number of fire and medical calls are up in Durham compared to last year. → Read More

Number of available Wake County foster families falls by half in just 3 years

In Wake County, hundreds of children will be in the foster care system over the holidays with many still waiting on long-term placements even as the holly, jolly season comes and goes. → Read More

Fuquay-Varina mourns loss of well-loved fire chief, Tony Mauldin

On Monday morning, the Town of Fuquay-Varina announced the passing of its fire chief who served the community for 32 years, Tony Mauldin. → Read More

Wake County approves $2M to create behavioral health foster care group homes

Wake County leaders approved $2 million to fund three new transitional homes for children 12-17 who need residential mental health or substance abuse care for up to 90 days. → Read More

Raleigh family looks for living organ donor as baby nears end stage liver failure

A 4-month old baby from Raleigh is fighting a rare liver condition which has led to liver failure. → Read More

Students, alumni extend Shaw University redevelopment meeting with concerns

Students at Monday night’s meeting expressed their hesitations about the plan. → Read More

Memorial honors 11-year-old girl hit by float during Raleigh Christmas Parade

A small memorial now stands in Downtown Raleigh, remembering an 11-year-old girl who was tragically killed after being hit by a float while she was performing in the Raleigh Christmas Parade. → Read More

Durham Tech 911 academy graduates eight in effort to fill shortage

A new class of 911 telecommunicators graduated Saturday at Durham Technical Community College. → Read More

More than 1,000 people show to Durham Public Schools summit within first hour

Durham Public School officials said more than a thousand people showed in just the first hour of the three-hour summit. → Read More

ACLU questions jury selection process for upcoming Raleigh capital murder trial

RALEIGH N.C. (WNCN) — An upcoming murder trial in Wake County is bringing to light concerns over how jurors are picked in death-penalty cases. The American Civil Liberties Union is pushing back against the possibility of people to be disqualified from serving on a capital jury if they are adamantly against the death penalty. Brandon […] → Read More

Cell phone location wanted by defense for man charged in murder of Wake County Deputy

Arturo’s defending attorney, Jay Ferguson, asked lead Wake County Sheriff’s Office investigator Craig Shapcott multiple times about the exact location of Arturo’s phone during the shooting. → Read More

Missing 9-year-old in Wendell found alive; boy was hiding in a camper, sheriff says

“We are going to search for him until we find him,” said Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker. → Read More

AMBER Alert: 9-year-old Wendell boy runs into woods, doesn’t make it to bus stop

A 9-year-old left his home for the bus stop Tuesday morning in Wendell, but did not get on the bus and a search for him is now underway. → Read More

New largest-ever Wake County EMS graduates will slash vacancy rate from 20% to 4%

The county welcomed 52 new EMTs and paramedics Monday night. → Read More

Amid surging vape usage, Wake County prohibits tobacco products for indoor ‘public spaces’

A recent Youth Tobacco Survey shows that e-cigarette use by North Carolina high school students increased by more than 1,000 percent over the past decade. → Read More

Wake County approves updates to outdoor firearm ordinance

The ordinance only applies to unincorporated areas of Wake County. This means outside of any city or town limit, target practice is allowed. → Read More

Beasley, Budd make final pushes for votes ahead of Election Day

According to CBS 17’s and Emerson College’s most recent poll, Beasley is five points behind Budd going into the big day. → Read More

18-wheeler spills explosive materials on North Carolina highway

A section of highway in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, was closed in both directions for much of the day on Friday after an 18-wheeler overturned during the morning commute, spilling both explosives and hazardous materials, police said. → Read More