Akilah Davis, ABC11 EyewitnessNews

Akilah Davis

ABC11 EyewitnessNews

Fort Bragg, NC, United States

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Past articles by Akilah:

'Not paid what we're worth': NC social workers say they are essential, but undervalued

The North Carolina School Social Workers Association hosted hundreds of school social workers Friday. → Read More

'Deepest condolences.' Children identified in deadly Cumberland County crash

Cumberland County Schools said two of the children killed were students at Stedman Elementary. → Read More

'She can do it all': Downtown Raleigh Alliance highlights female-owned businesses, modern day women

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance said that nearly half of its downtown businesses are owned by women. → Read More

Franklin Street businesses ready for big win from Duke-UNC showdown

While Duke and UNC fans are hoping their team comes out on top, Franklin Street businesses expect a financial win. → Read More

'Keep students safe': Johnston County Schools phase in weapons detection system

School leaders say these new safety measures have been in the works for a year at a cost of $9 million dollars. → Read More

'Expecting it to be very busy.' Triangle hotels, businesses plan for Dreamville Festival 2023

Dreamville Festival is one of the largest and most popular concerts in North Carolina, J.Cole's home state. → Read More

'Really scary': New NC Report highlights increased firearm death rates among children

Between 2012 and 202, NC saw a 231 percent increase in firearm death rates for children, the report states. → Read More

'It should be safer': McDougald Terrace plan transforms Durham community to mixed-income housing

The Durham Housing Authority is reimagining how affordable housing would look in McDougald Terrace. → Read More

'Safety measures.' Granville County schools implement metal detectors

The district said it will deploy intermittent use of walk-through metal detectors at its secondary schools. → Read More

'A dream.' Family of Josh Williams reflects on his childhood as he prepares for the Big Game

"He is by all means supposed to be there. Ever since he was little, the NFL is something he dreamed about." → Read More

'Black history is American history.' DPS offers advanced courses on African American contributions

"There are efforts to silence key historical voices in the story of American history." → Read More

Cardiac arrest survivor's story spotlights need for CPR training: 'Something left here for me to do'

"I went into cardiac arrest seven times over 18 years." → Read More

'We value life experiences.' Police and fire in Apex, Fayetteville seek diversity on force

Apex Police Chief Jason Armstrong learned after working in Ferguson, Missouri is that diversity is about much more than race. → Read More

'Very beneficial': Families, individuals can get free services at Wake County Legal Support Center

Free legal support NC | Wake County Legal Support Center provides free services, information: 'It's about equity' → Read More

'I have a big girl job': Durham program providing stipend to ex-offenders sees success

The pilot program has been in operation for almost a year, and not a single person in the program has reoffended. → Read More

'My money don't go that far.' Help paying your Winter heating bill available statewide in NC

The deadline to apply to this program is March 31st. → Read More

'My heart is broken': Emotional tributes at funeral of fallen Cumberland County Deputy

Deputy Oscar Yovani Bolanos-Anavisca Jr., 23, was killed Dec. 16 while he was investigating a robbery. → Read More

'It's a rewarding experience': Children with disabilities get toys modified for them by UNC students

The students work all year holding bake sales and community benefit nights to make the money to buy the toys. → Read More

Last minute Triangle shoppers hope mailed gifts arrive before Christmas Day

"We did put a little Happy New Years just in case they happen to get them after the holiday." → Read More

'I'm cared for': DPS magnet school staff, community partners make sure each student has winter coat

The teachers' conference room is a makeshift closet where coats are distributed almost as fast as they come in. → Read More