Bob always knew he was meant to live in North Carolina, it just took him a while to get here. He was born and raised in Chicago and went to the University of Missouri for Journalism school. After working in the “real world” for a year, he went back for his graduate degree in broadcast journalism and two days after graduating, found himself driving to North Carolina for a job as a sportscaster in Greenville. From there, he went to Washington State to be a sportscaster for a couple of years, before finding his way back to the Piedmont and making the switch to covering news.

You can see most of Bob’s work on the FOX8 10:00 News, and sometimes on our other newscasts. You’ll also see Bob filling in as an anchor occasionally. Politics, philosophy and literature are among his favorite subjects to read and discuss, when he’s not playing soccer or spending time with his wife, Jean-Marie, and their 4 children.

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    The story of police and minority communities

    The nation, it seems, is on fire and that has Bob Brown concerned. “To say it worries me is an understatement,” says Brown. “Not only what’s going on in North Carolina but what’s going on in the country – all over the place, not just North Carolina.” Bob Brown grew up in High Point and after other presidential candidates had a tough time going into some cities to give speeches during the 1968 campaign, some people on Richard Nixon’s staff […]

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    High Point organization uses chess to help teach life lessons

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — How often have you heard that old phrase, “It’s just a game, don’t take it too seriously.” But what if that game is teaching you how to be successful … in life? “Our primary goal is to be able to use the parallels of life and chess to be able to transition the game to everyday life,” says Eugene Brown of Big Chair Chess Club. “If you understand the game of chess to the fullest, it’ll […]

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    Local radio personalities reflect on life after the iPod

    It didn’t look like a big deal, at the time. “I vaguely remember the – I guess, the debut of the iPod,” says Rock 92 morning radio co-host, Chris Demm – yes, one of those “2 Guys Named Chris.” It was 15 years ago – Oct. 23rd, 2001 – when Steve Jobs introduced the iPod … only eight months after introducing iTunes. Elon University music production professor, Todd Coleman, was a fan of the product and saw, early on, the havoc […]

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    South African woman strives to improve herself, world around her

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Mpumi Nobiva has the most unusual story and yet, “I have a feeling that this is the natural way that it should happen,” she says. Mpumi is from Johannesburg, South Africa.  Her father left her life, early, and when she was 9, her mother told her she was dying and then: “She told me I would be different.  She made me promise to always be good to my grandmother and never stop working hard in school and […]

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    Meet the luckiest man in NC with more than 300 lottery wins

    SEAGROVE, N.C. — Phil Morgan says it all so matter-of-factly. “I’ve hit more times than anybody in the state of North Carolina,” says Morgan of the state lottery. “The best guestimate, 300 times.” Rarely the big prizes, but big enough – probably a half million in winnings, overall. He really doesn’t keep a close count. “It’s the thrill of playing and it just keeps you looking for the next drawing,” he says. But he doesn’t do it casually. Morgan, who […]

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    Could Donald Trump change the GOP as we know it?

    Donald Trump is either a savior or ruination … depending on your point of view.  We may not know which is true, for another month – or, perhaps, even a decade. Duke University political scientist, Mac McCorkle, thinks Trump will do more long-term damage than he will help the party, but the party isn’t helping itself, he says, with what it has done, lately. “What’s happened to the Republican Party is its base in North Carolina and a lot of […]

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    Greensboro woman’s peanuts and craft beer business thrives

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Melissa Wallace started her entrepreneurial resume very early. “I did have a lemonade stand,” Melissa points out.  “But I did really well selling Girl Scout cookies.” That business acumen was still there when she became a craft beer fan, as an adult. She found that munching on a nice peanut, while she sipped the beer, was great and there was one made in Greensboro that she and her friends and family loved. “Then, suddenly, it wasn’t there, […]

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    Samaritan’s Purse travels to Haiti to deliver supplies

    Your home gone. You’re surrounded by water, but you can’t drink any of it. Hundreds of people around you are dead – some likely your friends in family. This is Haiti, after Hurricane Matthew. And it is to those kinds of places that Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse ministry has quietly flown, to do what they can to bring some much needed supplies and a little hope to the people there. “The Samaritan’s Purse is the first institution that comes here to […]

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    Father who takes care of wife, sons with disabilities featured in documentary

    A friend told John Allred about someone in her neighborhood who might make for an inspiring story. “We figured we’d just go and hang out with them for a couple of days,” says John. “And two and a half years later, we’d compiled all this great footage of them and we knew there was a bigger story there.” Allred and some colleagues own a production company that makes videos but his one was going to be different. Alex James grew […]

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    Local political scientists explain presidential election, effects on lower offices

    Sometimes the coattails can be slippery. “It’s going to be very hard for the Republican or Democratic candidate to outpace their ticket,” says longtime political operative and Duke University political scientist, Mac McCorkle. In an election where both major party candidates have the highest disapproval ratings ever recorded, neither has an advantage and all the candidates for lower offices on the ballot are trying to figure out how it affects them. One way is that there may be fewer votes […]

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    Winston-Salem couple takes tiny house on expedition across America

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — “It’s been an amazing year – jam packed,” Christian Parsons told us.  He wasn’t exaggerating. Christian and his girlfriend, Alexis Stephens, are on a big journey, in a small way. About a year ago, they left Winston-Salem for a two-year trek across America to advocate for their way of life.  The “small” part is the material life.  Christian and Alexis are advocates of living in a tiny house (it’s a real movement, trust me) and using as […]

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    Donald Trump on terrorism, jobs and more in 1-on-1 interview with FOX8’s Bob Buckley

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke at High Point University Tuesday afternoon. The event was held at the Millis Center on HPU’s campus. FOX8’s Bob Buckley had a one-on-one interview with Trump after the event – watch clips from it below: Donald Trump on terrorism “It’s a death wish,” Trump said, referring to Hillary Clinton wanting to allow “hundreds of thousands of people into this country from Syria and other places.” Donald Trump on jobs “The reason I do […]