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Contact: Bob.Buckley@wghp.com

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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    Piedmont amputee, artist creates works that inspire others

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — As an artist, Dori Jalazo has a leg to stand on. One. “I remember everything going into surgery,” Dori says. “And I remember my mother promising to go with me into the operating room because she was a nurse and could have, but she left me in the elevator, waving. What I don’t remember to this day is actually waking up and knowing that my leg was gone.” Gone, because of a birth defect, but even all […]

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    Center in Greensboro where leaders learn their craft

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — So where do you think the world’s leaders go to learn their craft? How about … Greensboro. Yes, that Greensboro. For the last 45 years, in the wooded hills on the northwest side of town, thousands of the best and brightest in the world come to learn how to be the best leaders they can be at the Center for Creative Leadership. It’s not Harvard that is ranked No. 1 in the U.S. in executive leadership training […]

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    Renowned painter Bob Timberlake designing tiny houses

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — It’s hard to think of anything related to Bob Timberlake as being small. His furniture line was the most successful in the history of the world — you read that right, the world. His paintings are in the homes of neighborhoods around the world. So, when he decided to go small, you know he did it in a big way. Timberlake recently got into designing tiny houses. So, even though these structures may only be a few […]

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    Woman giving Greensboro house away; but there’s a catch — and it’s awesome

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Sometimes, it seems you can’t even give it away. “I was disappointed in the attitude that they would think it was a scam,” Dannae White told us. This story starts back a couple of decades ago. That’s when Dannae’s father, Flonzo Camack would, in his spare time, take to the streets to play his saxophone, trying to raise enough money to open a battered women’s shelter. Camack was quite the talent – even played with Duke Ellington […]

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    Political scientists discuss the ‘Trump phenomenon’

    What kind of odds would Vegas casinos have given you last June that Donald Trump would not only still be in the presidential race in the new year — but leading it? “Some of his appeal, I think you can’t explain,” says UNC-Greensboro political scientist Charles Prysby. But all political scientists seem to agree on at least one aspect of Trump’s success. “He’s not gone,” says Duke’s David Rohde. “Because he expresses the views that resonate with a section of […]

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    Dog breeding and dogs’ health

    What a difference a few generations can make. The dogs in this year’s Westminster Dog Show would hardly be recognizable to the breeders who entered that show a hundred years ago. Well, they might be recognizable, but the changes would, indeed, be stark. Breeders have changed the breeds significantly. “Been seeing it as long as I’ve been in practice,” Veterinarian Ray Coble tells us. What he sees are certain exaggerated features in breeds that may be what helps them win, […]

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    Christmas dinners for Guilford County Juvenile Detention Center inmates

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Dannae White’s goal is simple: “To try to save as many young kids as we can.” And no better place to start, than your stove. For 25 years, Dannae and her children have had the same Christmas Eve tradition. While most families were exchanging gifts or, perhaps, simply getting together the night before the big exchange, she and her children would spend the day cooking … and giving. It really started with Dannae’s father, Flonzo Camack, who […]

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    Piedmont residents respond to Obama’s new gun control regulations

    RURAL HALL, N.C. — When the word comes out that the President is going to talk about new gun regulations, gun retailers are sure to pay close attention. Gun retailer and gun owner, Richard Talbert was watching, listening and scrutinizing every word. During his announcement, Obama said violent felons can buy weapons over the Internet with no background check, essentially with no questions asked. “[In] an Internet gun sale you purchase the firearm and at the point of purchase there […]

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    Hiring events for manufacturers in the Piedmont Triad

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — How often have you been told, “My manufacturing job went overseas.” There is some truth in that — particularly with what analysts refer to as, “low-skilled manufacturing.” But the reality is, what is happening in American manufacturing is happening across the planet. According to the business site Bloomberg, world manufacturing output is up 30 percent since 1995. And, over that same time, the world has lost 22 million manufacturing jobs. Everyone is doing more with less. North […]

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    Greensboro man makes ‘movie about a movie about Star Wars’

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — “Nobody was clamoring for the Patrick Read Johnson story. It wasn’t like the world was, ‘When will we hear that?’” Maybe Patrick Read Johnson needs to get out a little more because it seems plenty of people want to see his story – well, a story about his story. Johnson is a film professor at the North Carolina School of the Arts and a lot of people think his latest movie is about Star Wars, but that’s not […]

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    Women’s Resource Center in Greensboro helps women get back on their feet

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — “I’m the happiest I have ever been, in my life.” For Leah Askew, that’s quite a statement. But, when you look at her life, you can see why. She has what she considers to be her dream job, working with developmentally challenged people at the Greensboro organization Lifespan and, more importantly, she “has herself back.” Less than two years ago, that seemed like a long shot. She appeared to have everything — a nice house, a successful […]

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    Giving toolboxes to wounded veterans

    Bud Shepherd’s message is simple. “We need to take care of these guys,” he says. “These guys,” are wounded veterans — the hundreds that have come back from Iraq and Afghanistan. Shepherd knows a little something about sacrificing for the country. In 1944 — right around his 19th birthday — Shepherd was a tail gunner on a B-17 that was hit on a mission over Leipzig, Germany. “They were shooting those 88mm at us and we had a shell go […]

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