Andrea Blanford, ABC11 EyewitnessNews

Andrea Blanford

ABC11 EyewitnessNews

Raleigh, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Andrea:

'Treasure trove' of history found in Raleigh church, donated to NCSU Libraries

As St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in southeast Raleigh prepared to celebrate its 150th anniversary last year, its rector uncovered a big piece of history tucked away in his office closet. → Read More

2018 a record-breaking year for Wake County tourism, according to visitors bureau

That visitor spending translated into $268 million in state and local tax revenues, which Dennis Edwards, Pres. and CEO of Visit Raleigh said is money that matters to people who live here. → Read More

As Raleigh grows, a closer look at regulations for building in floodplains

The results of a City of Raleigh survey could mean developers will have a harder time building in Raleigh's floodplain, pushing future development into other areas of the city. → Read More

Beloved toy belonging to Goldsboro boy with special needs found

A Goldsboro 4-year-old with special needs will soon be reunited with his beloved, stuffed toy cat. → Read More

Goldsboro child with special needs hoping to find beloved stuffed animal

A Goldsboro 4-year-old boy with special needs lost his stuffed toy cat in Smithfield and his mom hopes you can help find him. → Read More

Residents complain of rats, trash piled high at Durham apartment complex

Rats and trash are two of the things tenants at a South Durham apartment complex said have become all too common near their homes. → Read More

NC Purple Heart recipients to be honored in Raleigh for first time

For the first time, Purple Heart recipients from across North Carolina will gather in Raleigh to be honored with the Triangle Purple Heart Dinner. → Read More

Raleigh pastor's wife gives birth to third child on UNC Rex elevator

Life moves fast in the Smith household, and baby Tessa had no intention of slowing it down. → Read More

Raleigh man accused of sex crimes with multiple children dating back to 2012

A Raleigh man accused of child sex crimes is in jail under an $11 million bond. → Read More

Raleigh making change to ease traffic woes at Five Points

To help ease one of the traffic woes around Raleigh's Five Points intersection, city traffic engineers are working to buy flashing signage to warn drivers of restricted street parking on Glenwood Avenue. → Read More

Teen kicked out of Johnston County Domino's says it was act of racism

Cell phone video of Domino's employees telling a group of teenagers to leave the Johnston County restaurant is going viral after the teen's mother posted it to Facebook. → Read More

Minority-owned businesses encouraged to compete for downtown Raleigh pop-up storefront

As the downtown Raleigh retail scene continues to grow, small business advocates want to make sure the city's rich diversity grows with it. → Read More

NC Courage's World Cup champions come home ready to work

The four players who represented the NC Courage on the World Cup-winning U.S. Women's National Team are back home in the Triangle and inspiring the next generation. → Read More

Controversy comes with NC's new K-5 reading assessment tool

State Superintendent Mark Johnson awarded an $8.4 million, 3-year contract to a company despite an evaluation committee's preference for the current program. → Read More

North Carolina National Guardsmen training for 9-month deployment to Middle East

For the first time in a decade, the entire 30th Armored Brigade is deploying together overseas. → Read More

Wake County elementary school principal hopes yoga pays off in classroom

A Wake County elementary school principal is hoping yoga pays off in the classroom. → Read More

Raleigh non-profit that cares for babies of imprisoned mothers needs new home

Sarah Peterson is uncertain about what will happen to her and her four-month-old son Charlie when Raleigh non-profit Pharaoh's Daughter's lease is up at the end of the month. → Read More

Wake County mom recovering from tick-borne illness sends warning

A Wake County mom of three is recovering from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, a tick-borne illness, that she didn't know anything about until she ended up in the emergency room. → Read More

Cary high school student gets highest possible ACT score

Green Hope High School student Zoie Burke already had the brains and now, she has big plans after earning the highest possible ACT composite score. → Read More

UNC professor who received kidney from coworker in need of second transplant

A professor at UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Medicine finds herself back on the transplant list after receiving a kidney transplant from her coworker 15 years ago. → Read More