Naomi Prioleau

Greensboro Reporter

Naomi Prioleau
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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.

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The city of Greensboro will receive a $2.9 million grant from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development to help get rid of lead paint in low-income homes.

College attendance dropped as unemployment increased.
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New research from Duke University shows that in states that have a widespread job loss, college attendance drops significantly among its poorest students.

the bell tower at UNC-Greensboro
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro will soon have a "millennial campus" as part of its expansion. The project was approved earlier this month by the Board of Governors.

Dorise Adams and Mary Anne Carr look over their reading materials during class on Monday. The two are improving their literacy skills at Reading Connections, a non profit that helps adults enhance their reading, writing and math skills.
Naomi Prioleau / WUNC

Every Monday and Wednesday for the past year, Dorise Adams and Mary Anne Carr have met in a classroom at United Methodist Church to achieve their singular goal: to receive their high school diplomas.

Indian architects High Point
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The inside of April's High Point Furniture Market was a dizzying scene of designers, buyers and manufacturers all perusing the latest in the furniture industry.

For the first time, a delegation of architects and interior designers from India made the trip to High Point.

A picture of High Point Market.
High Point Market Authority

When House Bill 2, also known as the “bathroom bill,” passed last year, it caused some businesses in the state to lose customers and revenue. Now, officials with the biannual High Point Market hope they’ll see an increase in attendees this year.

Flor and Armando house
Naomi Prioleau / WUNC

When Ella was 12 years old, she spent three days in the desert with her mother and brother on a journey to come to the United States. When she finally arrived, she remembers jumping into her father's arms at the border.

Doha Altaki and her husband Majd live in Greensboro after fleeing from Syria in 2013.
Courtesy of Majd Altaki

For the past few years, Doha Altaki and her husband Majd were without a country to truly call home. They are Syrian refugees and fled their home in 2013 after the war began.

Dr. Yu and grad assistant NC A&T LAB
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A researcher at North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University may have found a way to alter people’s peanut allergies with a reduced-allergen peanut.

refugees standing
Naomi Prioleau / WUNC

Refugees in the Triad area had questions and concerns about the Trump administration’s executive orders that could ban them or deport them from the country.

Charles French garbage truck
Naomi Prioleau / WUNC

It hasn’t been an easy sell for Charles French to convince his fellow colleagues in the Greensboro Sanitation Department to join the city’s first union.

Winston-Salem logo
City of Winston-Salem / www.cityofws.org

The Winston-Salem Poverty Thought Force delivered a 60-page report to the city council and Mayor Allen Joines on how to reduce the poverty level in Winston-Salem.

The report included 56 recommendations.

Greensboro Chief Information Officer Jane Nickles
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The city of Greensboro was the only city in North Carolina selected to participate in the National Smart City Program.

The city of High Point is looking at the cost of a project that will improve a stretch of road from Greensboro and Jamestown to northern Davidson County.

Volunteers at International Civil Rights Center & Museum telethon
Naomi Prioleau / WUNC

For 12 hours in the lobby of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro on Wednesday, volunteers took the phone calls of supporters wanting to donate money.