Mackenzie Stasko, CBS 17

Mackenzie Stasko

CBS 17

Raleigh, NC, United States

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Past articles by Mackenzie:

Raleigh man faces child porn charges following federal raid at his home

An arrest warrant for Whiteley says he had graphic sexual images of children as young as 10. → Read More

Program offers $100 gift cards to COVID-19 vaccine recipients in Cumberland County

Includes a list of locations, dates and times where the $100 prepaid cards will be given. → Read More

Triangle residents struggling to cope with soaring food prices this Thanksgiving

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — With food prices soaring, your Thanksgiving Day spread is going to cost you extra this year. A survey from the American Farm Bureau reveals that a traditional Thanksgiving feast for 10 people will cost around $53.31, which is 14 percent higher than 2020. “The prices have definitely soared, definitely,” said Patrice […] → Read More

New $158 million Carolina Connector transportation facility opens in Edgecombe County

BATTLEBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – After years of construction, the new $158 million Carolina Connector Intermodal Transportation Facility in Edgecombe County is now open. Gov. Roy Cooper believes the 320-acre, multi-modal freight facility will help address supply chain issues across the U.S. “Rail is a key efficient way to get goods from one place to the […] → Read More

Cumberland County school leaders set emergency meeting to discuss bus driver pay

At least 44 school buses didn’t run Monday as some drivers continued a “sick out” over low pay. → Read More

150 workers have not disclosed vaccine status at UNC Health; 1,000 given religious exemption

About 120 people quit their jobs over the vaccine mandate. → Read More

No more rentals: HOA ruling to force 180 families from Raleigh neighborhood

Homeowners in the south Raleigh Renaissance Park neighborhood who violate the policy will be fined $100 a day. → Read More

NC deputies asking for public’s help finding woman who used to live in High Point

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WGHP) — The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office and North Carolina search and rescue teams are searching for Jessica Lawrence, 42, of St. Pauls, formerly of High Point, according to a RCSO news release. Investigators are searching the area around Rowland, NC. On Tuesday, Oct. 12, Lawrence was reported missing by a family member. […] → Read More

Missing Fayetteville worker was headed on trip with boyfriend when she vanished, friend says

Jessica Lawrence, last seen in late September, worked at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville. → Read More

Group of first responders, city employees hire attorney to fight Raleigh’s vaccine mandate

“Quite frankly, they’re heroes,” their attorney said. “They’re working-class people who have been told by the city that if they want to get promoted, unless they have a medical or religious exemption, otherwise they have to get the vaccine.” → Read More

Durham leaders considering tax on single-use paper or plastic bags in city and county

The president of the N.C. Retail Merchants Association told CBS 17 he opposes the idea for multiple reasons. → Read More

‘Trying to remain strong’ – For 2nd time in a week, Fayetteville family loses loved one to gun violence

The family also lost 21-year-old Nicoda Melvin, who was shot in the head Sunday. → Read More

Gov. Cooper visits Nash County to promote COVID-19 vaccines

“You are 15-times more likely to die if you’re infected with COVID if you have not been vaccinated,” Cooper said of the risks. “That should be enough alone to convince people to get a vaccination.” → Read More

NC hospitals filled with at least 3,500 COVID-19 patients as loved ones tell stories of heartbreaking loss

According to state health officials, 93 people died from COVID-19 this past weekend. → Read More

Wake County Public Schools to consider possible tighter measures against COVID-19

Some parents feel strongly that the possibility of additional requirements goes too far and exceptions are needed. → Read More

Orange County teachers have 30 days to get vaccinated after Pfizer’s shot gets FDA approval

“I absolutely prefer that my child’s teacher be vaccinated, for sure, because my child can’t get vaccinated,” said Jenny McKay, whose child attends River Park Elementary. → Read More

North Carolina deputy shot with AK-47 while on duty honored at event in Raleigh

Ronald Waller, a 20-year veteran of the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, was shot twice at close range with an AK-47 while serving an eviction notice in Raleigh on June 2. → Read More

UNC-Chapel Hill to test unvaccinated students for COVID-19 twice a week

At least 173 people on campus have tested positive this month. → Read More

Duke University Hospital, WakeMed combined for single-digit ICU beds Thursday

According to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, that collects information from hospitals, Duke University Hospital had only two ICU beds available on Thursday. → Read More

About 400 get COVID-19 vaccine at WakeMed back-to-school weekend clinic

The clinics were aimed at vaccinating students before they return to school later this month. → Read More