Heather Waliga, ABC11 EyewitnessNews

Heather Waliga

ABC11 EyewitnessNews

Durham, NC, United States

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Past articles by Heather:

Durham police sergeant loses home to fire; community rallies to help

The Durham community is rallying around a police sergeant whose home went up in flames Friday. → Read More

Cary rallies around Georgia teen who needs double lung transplant

The Cary community is rallying around a sick teenager from Georgia battling end stage cystic fibrosis. → Read More

Posters promoting violence pop up in Durham, Chapel Hill

The city of Durham is sending out an alert about disturbing fliers popping up around downtown. → Read More

Brunch Bill: Who has passed earlier drinking times?

Wake County, Durham County, the City of Durham, and the City of Garner are the latest municipalities to approve the Brunch Bill ordinance, allowing Sunday morning alcohol sales. → Read More

Cary mother desperate to find her son in custody in Japan

A Cary mother is desperately trying to track down her son who she says is locked up in a Japanese jail. → Read More

North Carolina pastor fighting for daughter arrives in Washington

The North Carolina pastor walking hundreds of miles to the nation's capital to keep his seriously ill daughter alive arrived in Washington, D.C. early Monday morning. → Read More

Wake, Durham schools scramble to fill bus drivers jobs

Potential hires lined up outside Green Hope High School Wednesday afternoon for one of four job fairs this summer. Dozens more have already registered for the events. → Read More

Series of fire alarms confusing passengers at RDU

A series of fire alarms reported at RDU airport during the past few weeks have confused passengers taking to social media. The latest one happened Tuesday morning just before 7 a.m. inside Terminal One. → Read More

Fighting for daughter, NC pastor walking to DC

A North Carolina pastor is walking hundreds of miles to the nation's capital to keep his seriously ill daughter alive. → Read More

North Carolina's child welfare system getting overhaul

North Carolina's new Rylan's Law creates a regional system to manage foster care. → Read More

CBO: 22 million more people would be uninsured by 2026 under Senate health bill

The Congressional Budget Office says 22 million more people would be uninsured by 2026 under the Senate health bill. → Read More

4 students ID'd in Wakefield High School noose incident

Four Wakefield students have been identified in connection with a black teddy bear found hanging by a noose from the building next to a sign. Criminal charges are possible. It's the latest in a string of racially charged incidents in Wake County Schools. → Read More

As NC rivers rise, so does danger, experts warn

At least 11 swift water rescues have been reported across the viewing area since last Tuesday, including four in Wake County, four in Nash County and three in Harnett County. → Read More

In Raleigh, new food pantry makes sure students are fed

In Raleigh, new food pantry makes sure students are fed → Read More

Johnston Co. students save their classmates' Special Olympics

Students in Diane Johnson's special education class at North Johnston High School have been preparing for the county's annual Special Olympics for weeks. → Read More

North Carolina mother outraged after autistic son comes home bloody and bruised

A North Carolina mother is outraged after her autistic son arrived home from school Thursday with a bloody gash on his forehead, a bruised nose and a cut on his lip, and the only notice she received was a hand-written note. → Read More

Good Samaritan pays for struggling stranger's groceries at Walmart

When a woman's credit card was declined at Walmart, a woman named Alicia stepped in and helped a struggling woman buy groceries. → Read More