Andrea Blanford, ABC11 EyewitnessNews

Andrea Blanford

ABC11 EyewitnessNews

Raleigh, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Andrea:

Garner mom, non-smoker fights lung cancer with specialized treatment

A high school math teacher in Garner is fighting cancer, thanks to a specialized treatment based on her DNA. → Read More

Wake County man charged with kidnapping, sexually assaulting teen walking to school bus stop

A 33-year-old Wake County man is charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a teen girl who was on her way to her school bus stop last Thursday morning. → Read More

Embattled Johnston Co. school board names new interim superintendent

Amid corruption allegations, budget shortfall, interim superintendent resignation, the Johnston County school board holds meeting over personnel matters. → Read More

Johnston County's only all-girl robotics team heads to state championship

A team of middle-school students in Johnston County is out to prove that the male-dominated STEM field belongs just as much to the girls. → Read More

Texting 911: Raleigh-Wake dispatchers now receiving pictures, video

If you ever find yourself in an emergency, you now have a new option to ask for help and it doesn't involve calling anyone. → Read More

City of Raleigh seeks input on plans for protected bike lanes

On Monday, staff members are hosting an open house to present six options for permanent, protected bike lanes on West Street and Harrington Street. → Read More

MADD partners with Uber, giving you reasons to ride this New Year's Eve

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is urging partygoers to have a plan for the big night out to avoid drinking and driving. → Read More

Enloe Charity Ball aims to raise $200K for Southeast Raleigh Promise

Enloe High School students are setting out to prove, once again, that you're never too young to make a difference in your community. → Read More

Raleigh extends recycling contract while avoiding rate hike

The Raleigh City Council voted Tuesday to dip into its General Fund Capital Reserves to pay for a $1.5 million short-term contract extension with the company that processes the city's recycling, sparing taxpayers a potential increase. → Read More

WeWork phone booths removed from Raleigh location due to potential elevated levels of cancer-causing chemical

WeWork has removed phone booths that had potentially elevated levels of a cancer-causing chemical inside from its downtown Raleigh location. → Read More

Foster children reuniting faster with family at innovative Wake House

Before Wake House, all families had to conduct their visitations in a sterile room at the Wake Human Services office building. → Read More

At this Raleigh church's community garden, half of what is grown is donated

At Asbury, anyone can rent a garden bed for $25 as long as you agree to donate half of what you grow. → Read More

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools leads the state in 2019 SAT scores

North Carolina's Class of 2019 stepped up its SAT game, widening the state's lead with the nation, according to data released by the NC Department of Public Instruction this week. → Read More

Raleigh turns to car-tipping barricades for street festival security

As festival season ramps up, the City of Raleigh is beefing up security on downtown streets. New steel barricades designed to thwart vehicles are replacing dump trucks to block streets. → Read More

Downtown Raleigh's first grocery store, Weaver Street Market, opens this weekend

The shelves are stocked at Raleigh's first downtown grocery store, Weaver Street Market, set to open for business in The Dillon this Saturday. → Read More

Power outage leaves Raleigh apartment tenants without housing for three weeks

People paying to live near Raleigh's Cameron Village have not been able to go home for three weeks while the power has been out in several units of Oberlin Court Apartments. → Read More

Clayton mom turns to police after daughter says classmate threatened to kill her, bus driver

A Clayton fourth-grader came home and told her mother a classmate threatened to kill her and she told her substitute teacher. After she didn't hear anything from the school, the mom decided to reach out to police. → Read More

'Unfair': NC Rep. Richard Hudson defends cheerleaders punished for 'Trump 2020' sign at football game

U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-08), is now weighing in on the decision to place a group of North Carolina high school cheerleaders on probation after they were pictured with a President Trump 2020 re-election sign at a football game. → Read More

Virtual Community Watch: Garner Police team with Ring app to fight crime

In an effort to deter and fight crime, the Garner Police Department is partnering with Ring, the company behind the Ring Video Doorbell, using the Neighbors App. → Read More

Protect your precious cargo! It's National Child Passenger Safety Week

Is your child's car seat or booster seat properly installed? Are your kids properly buckled in every time you hit the road? Has your safety seat been recalled? Are you sure? Your child's life depends on it. → Read More