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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High Point city officials chose to move forward with a new financial plan for their proposed downtown baseball stadium.

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While most high school seniors celebrate and enjoy their last year of school, Josephine Boyd endured name calling, bullying and discrimination at her new school, Greensboro High.

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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro celebrates its 125th anniversary today.

In honor of the milestone, students, alumni and faculty are invited to participate in activities on campus like games, photos booths and much more.

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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro received a five-year $1.15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

High Point Stadium
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Guilford County residents will get another chance tonight to voice their questions and concerns about the plan for a baseball stadium in downtown High Point.

Jennifer Lopez children
Jennifer Lopez

This is the final story in a series of four about the barriers people face when trying to get out of poverty. This installment introduces us to a single mother of three who struggles with the high cost of childcare.

a camera and computer inside a classroom at a Durham Public school.
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Rockingham County Schools have proposed a new partnership to bring a "lab school" to Moss Elementary School starting fall of 2018.

Edward White
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This is the third story in a series of four about the barriers people face when trying to get out of poverty. This installment introduces us to a grandfather looking for quality affordable housing.


Candice Olds
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This is the second story in a series of four about the barriers people face when trying to get out of poverty. This installment introduces us to a single mother in the Triad area trying to get out of poverty by furthering her education.

a graduation at the Family Success Center, a center aimed at reducing poverty in Greensboro.
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Some of the deepest poverty in North Carolina is right in the middle of the largest cities like Charlotte, Greensboro, Durham, and Raleigh. One single mother in the Triad area is trying to break her family’s cycle of generational poverty.

the bell tower at UNC-Greensboro
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has announced a new enrollment program with two nearby community colleges.

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Officials with Greensboro's Division of Water Resources are monitoring a water facility in the city.

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Officials at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University are making an effort to raise minimum admission standards for future incoming students.

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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.

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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.