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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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    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 […]

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    US Senate candidate Deborah Ross: ‘The United States should never pay ransom for hostages’

    As the chairman of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, North Carolina Senator Richard Burr has made national security a major issue in his reelection campaign against Democrat Deborah Ross.  Although Ross has commented and taken positions on foreign policy and national security issues, she has made domestic issues the focal point of her campaign.  The Burr campaign has criticized Ross for not taking a public stand on the Obama Administration’s hostage release deal with Iran and the payment […]

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    Greensboro bookstore offers ‘Ask a Muslim Anything’

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — No, you read that right, the sign outside the bookstore says: “Ask a Muslim anything.” When the rhetoric over Muslims and immigration got a bit heated last fall, Steve Mitchell wanted to inject a little truth and perspective into what he saw as a lot of ill-conceived stereotypes. So he asked his friend Deonna for a suggestion and the, “Ask a Muslim Anything,” sessions were born. “I want people to have a chance to meet a Muslim – have […]

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    Group carries friend with muscular dystrophy on adventure through Europe

    Kevan Chandler is, in a way, a modern day Don Quixote. As the song goes, from the Broadway play, “Man of La Mancha,” he dreams the impossible dream … and then – along with some friends – makes it come true. “Whatever I could’ve dreamed, it went way beyond that,” Chandler said. Chandler is wheelchair bound but he and his friends didn’t let that stop them from a once-in-a-lifetime trip across Europe, from the streets of Paris to the hills […]

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    Hillary Clinton campaigns in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hillary Clinton took most of the month of August off to raise money and, by almost any standard, succeeded, raising $143 million. But her “show is back on the road,” as she came to Charlotte on Thursday, ready to take shots at her opponent. “The one difference in this race is Donald Trump basically says, ‘I, alone, can fix it,’ whatever, ‘it,’ is,” she told a crowd of supporters on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University. […]

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    Clinton rally in Charlotte urges people to register to vote

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hillary Clinton is trying to develop a sense of urgency in her voters. “Everybody says every election is important,” she told supporters at a rally in Charlotte on Thursday. “And I happen to believe that.” It was a rally designated as a voter registration event – and there were people working the crowd, looking for those not yet registered – but most of the people there already were. Clinton emphasized their duty to vote in a state […]