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Heather Waliga
Heather Waliga co-anchors the weekend evening editions of ABC11 Eyewitness News. During the week you can find her reporting live around the Triangle.

Heather joined the Eyewitness News team in 2013, but she's has been telling the major stories impacting North Carolina for several years. Most recently, she traveled to Houston to cover the UNC Men's Basketball team in the Final Four. She also followed the Duke Blue Devils to Indianapolis when the team took home the national title in 2015.

Before coming to ABC11, Heather served as weekday anchor for Time Warner Cable News in Charlotte. Among her most memorable assignments, anchoring the station's coverage of the Democratic National Convention and the March on Wall Street South. She also co-hosted a live, Emmy-winning broadcast of the 2012 Miss North Carolina pageant. Heather is the recipient of several Associated Press awards and was most recently recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas for her health and feature reporting.

Heather began her television career at WJHG in Panama City where she shot, produced and edited her own stories as an anchor and reporter.

She hails from Knoxville and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. Go Vols!

Heather is a VOLunteer at heart and a fierce champion for community service with a passion for the special needs community. She spends much of her time out of the studio furthering the causes of Down syndrome research and education on behalf of her sister. She also works with several local organizations including the National Inclusion Project, Special Olympics North Carolina, Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army.

Heather is thrilled to be in the Tar Heel State. If you see her out, say hello!

Email Heather at heather.waliga@abc11.com.

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Chapel Hill police say they have received hundreds of tips after granting ABC's 20/20 exclusive and unprecedented access into their investigation of murdered University of North Carolina sophomore Faith Hedgepeth.
The owner of Raleigh Raw juice bar and cafe says his business was robbed during the weekend after a post on social media sparked criticism online.
Lea Martin, a Raleigh police officer, thought she was attending a work meeting when she showed up to the Junior League of Raleigh Tuesday morning, but the spotlight quickly turned to this single mother of three.
"Two hours each way" is just too much for a special needs child, the mother says. WCPSS doesn't disagree, but shortening ride times is a difficult challenge, a transportation company says.