Naomi Prioleau

Greensboro Reporter

Naomi Prioleau joined WUNC in January 2017 as the station's Greensboro Bureau reporter.

She moved from Tampa, Florida where she worked at NPR station WUSF 89.7 News covering everything from eight-hour long transportation meetings to Afro-Latinas struggling to identify themselves.

She began her journalism career as a teen reporter at the Kansas City Star. Her work has been published in The Tampa Tribune, the Florida Courier, the online magazine for the National Association of Black Journalists and the Marshall News Messenger in Texas.

When she’s not reporting, Naomi spends her time cooking delicious vegan food, traveling, working out or reading.

Student, Jimmy Haddock, left, helps Quenten Lee with identifying the parts of a tractor and trailer during a check list exercise for a pre-trip inspection upcoming exam at Future Truckers of America, truck driving school on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
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It’s a special day for Nobel Holmes: he’s finally getting the chance to drive. But he’s not getting behind the wheel of a car or motorcycle. Holmes is driving an 18-wheeler semi-truck for the first time.

A reenactment at the Alamance Battleground on May 17, 2008.
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Supporters of the Alamance Battleground State Historic Site are in a race against time to buy the adjacent, privately-owned land before someone else does.

The nonprofit breast cancer organization will now only have North Carolina offices in Charlotte and the Triangle.

When students think of summer, most think of sleeping in, no homework or going to the pool. But Guilford County Schools officials want students to add another thing to that list: reading. 

 D'wann Harvin-Bailey, right, Christopher Foust, middle, and Tahj Turner, left, help clear debris from a tornado-damaged site while working with the Black Suits Initiative in Greensboro, N.C. on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
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When the white door to a three bedroom, one bathroom home on the south side of Greensboro opened recently, its frame filled with a tiny, older white woman before becoming engulfed by a 6-foot-4-inch black teenager.

Although the two don't look alike, Debbie Rochelle and Khalil Setzer are related.

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Greensboro's News & Record building has found a buyer for its property.

Winston-Salem AAUW board member, Janice Imgrund, helps participants Natasha Evans (left) and Lashuanda Lash (right) during one of their salary negotiation exercises. The workshop is one of several taking place across the country.
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Nearly two dozen women filled the central branch of the Greensboro Library on a recent evening to discuss how the gender pay gap affects them and what they can do to effectively negotiate their salary.

Two disaster relief centers in Greensboro will close this week. City officials said they want to focus on long term recovery plans.

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The Greensboro City Council unanimously voted to rename North and South Aycock Streets and part of Westover Terrace.

The Guilford County School board has declared a "special emergency" to deal with tornado damage at three of its schools.

 North Carolina Department of Transportation Division Bridge Program Manager Tim Powers stands underneath Bridge 299 in Greensboro. The bridge is the most structurally deficient in the state.
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The year was 1955. Dirt roads covered much of Greensboro and Guilford County. Then, the Interstate Highway System was passed and Bridge 299 was born.

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Guilford County and Greensboro officials have created a center to help victims of the EF-2 tornado that hit the city Sunday evening.

Mary Carelock sits on the porch of her home on East Bessemer Avenue with her daughter. She was enjoying the rain on her porch Sunday evening when the tornado struck. Her house was destroyed.
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Mary Carelock was enjoying a rainy Sunday evening on her front porch on East Bessemer Avenue. Then in a matter of minutes, everything changed.

A sign indicates a no-student drop-off zone with Wake County public school buses in the background.
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U.S. Representative Ted Budd met with Guilford County School officials and law enforcement to discuss what can be done to improve school safety and security in the area.

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A month-long debate on an upcoming gun and knife show finally came to a head at a Greensboro City Council meeting this week.

Instructor Jill Caudill, right, demonstrates tig plate welding during a class at Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown on Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Madeline Gray / For WUNC

The sounds of high-pitched drills fill the welding department of Guilford Technical Community College on a recent morning. Sparks fly and sweat drips from the faces of students as they work to fuse metal pieces together for a class project.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it will hold a national conference to look more closely at chemical compounds in water.

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Guilford County and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro have created a community-engaged response to the opioid problem.

Dr. Tanya Coakley, center right, talks with Brad Huff, right, about a study she's conducting while Brad's son Drew Huff, 10, gets his hair cut by Percell McCain owner of Razor Line Barbershop in Greensboro on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Dr. Coakley, a pr
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Antonio Pickard is a father of seven, including four boys, ages 13 to 18. He may not have the answers to all of his sons’ questions, but he wants them to be prepared in at least one area: sex.

Greensboro Four
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Fifty-eight years ago, four students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University refused to leave their seats at a lunch counter in a segregated Woolworth department store in Greensboro.

Joseph McNeil and Jibreel Khazan, formerly known as Ezell Blair, Jr. are the two surviving members of the Greensboro Four.

Samantha Morgan
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Samantha Morgan has been in an on-and-off relationship with sobriety for the majority of her life. When she was 12, she was homeless and living on the streets of Miami. By the age of 13, she had a $300-a-day cocaine habit.

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U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles heard arguments Wednesday morning on why there should and should not be primary elections for judicial seats this year.

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Rockingham Community College and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro announced a new co-admission program called “Spartan Passage.”

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A team at High Point University will fast-track the research and consideration process for adding more health-related programs to their catalog.

People who use ride-hailing companies like Uber will see an increase in their fare when they go to the airport in the Triad.

The Piedmont Triad Airport Authority approved a deal to charge the company a small fee of $1.50 so the airport can use the money to pay for its roads, parking decks and other infrastructure.

Guilford County Deputy Dan Harris speaks during a seminar on active shooter safety at Calvary Baptist Church in McCleansville, N.C. on December 5, 2017.
Ben McKeown / For WUNC

Gunshots rang out at Calvary Baptist Church in Mcleansville, but no one ran or screamed. The unsettling sound was part of a training scenario video Guilford County Sheriff’s officials played during a recent church safety workshop.

Bennett College will remain on probation for another year, but officials with the college say that's a good thing.

Volunteers and staff work during a fresh mobile market organized by Out of the Garden Project, a nonprofit food assistance program for Guilford County families in Greensboro, N.C. on Oct. 18, 2017.
Ben McKeown / For WUNC

Five days a week and twice on Saturdays, a 26-foot-long truck filled with food stops at various schools in Guilford County.

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Guilford County residents are preparing for a groundbreaking ceremony for a new baseball stadium in High Point on Friday.

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Homelessness and hunger are two big issues that plague the Triad. Since 2006, North Carolina has seen a 56 percent increase in homeless children and youth, according to the North Carolina Homeless Education Program.