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.

Greensboro bus
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Even though it’s his day off, Channing Gallimore is up early and waiting for his bus on Wendover Avenue in Greensboro.

Gallimore gets on Bus 1 and heads to the downtown bus depot. Bus riders have to connect at the depot to get elsewhere in the city. Buses arrive at the depot every half hour.

N.C. A&T football player Dontae Keys
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After a temporary hiatus due to Hurricane Florence, a number of college sports teams across the state are back in action.

While some North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University student athletes had to stay in Greensboro during the storm and the immediate recovery, their minds were elsewhere.

The American Civil Liberties Union is taking the first step in a lawsuit against Facebook and ten other employers.

The ACLU has filed charges against the social media website, as well as the city of Greensboro. They claim that the Greensboro Police Department violated federal and state discrimination laws through Facebook advertising.

New Confederate States of America members pray at the fallen Silent Sam statue as protesters continue to chant against them on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.
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Updated 9:30 p.m. | Sept. 8, 2018

A protest of the Confederate-era monument known as Silent Sam on the University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill campus led to injuries and the arrest of some protesters Saturday afternoon.

The “Cure Violence” violence-prevention program may be coming to Greensboro, as city and Guilford County officials research ways to curb rising crime rates in the area.

Greensboro is getting ready for another big folk music festival this weekend, but it's not the National Folk Festival, it's the inaugural North Carolina Folk Festival.

Shereen Abdelfattah, left, Esmirna Esparza, and a guest fix plates of food for Dexter Jason and Landon Jason, 4, following a cooking demonstration at the Forsyth County Library, on Saturday, July 21, 2018, Winston-Salem, N.C. A native of Egypt, Shereen Ab
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Lena Zidan cooks falafels, hummus and bean salad in the kitchen of Knollwood Baptist Church on a recent afternoon. She does most of the work but simultaneously teaches a group of high school students how to make some traditional Middle Eastern food as part of a cooking class.

Claude Boisson and Lois Rasch from Saluda, North Carolina pose with their sign to show support for stronger gun restriction, during the March for our Lives Rally in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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The rain stayed away for the two hours that high school students spoke about their experiences growing up in a culture of school shootings.

The March for Our Lives: Road to Change tour made its only North Carolina stop in Greensboro last night. Organizers from the national and local movement urged people to "vote out" lawmakers who they think haven't done anything to change gun laws in the country.

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The student-created March for Our Lives movement is on tour throughout the United States. They will stop in Greensboro tomorrow evening.

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University researchers are looking for different ways to recycle coal ash.

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are working to digitize slave deeds with a project called “People Not Property.”

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.
Lynn Hey / For WUNC

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.

News and Record
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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.

Josephine Boyd
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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.

families center
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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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Updated 10:13 a.m. | April 17, 2018

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.

photo of a gun show in Houston
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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.

Environmental Protection Agency

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.

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