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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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    Bob Buckley explores the history of Cone Mills

    There was a time, around the Triad – and certainly around Greensboro – that if someone asked you where you were from, you didn’t say the city, you said something like, “I’m from White Oak,” or, “I’m from Revolution.” Those were the textile mills around which the owners – The Cone and Sternberger families – built entire communities.  The Cones built not just the factories and houses the families lived in but the YMCA they played at and the school […]

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    ASPCA helping dogs with behavioral issues, building new NC facility

    You see stories on the news on a regular basis about dogs rescued from puppy mills or hoarding situations. What is often not reported is the plethora of behavioral issues all these dogs leave those situations with. “The primary cause of all of these problems is simply under-socialization,” says Kristen Collins of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. “Under-socialized, fearful dogs have a lot of difficulty dealing with pretty much everything normal, adopted dogs experience.” But, […]

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    Meet the Piedmont Triad’s own Donald Trump

    To be the man, you have to do more than bear his name. But a Triad man named Donald Trump can say: “I’ve been to Trump Tower.” And he’s meet that other Donald as well. “I would consider him an acquaintance,” says this Donald Trump. “We don’t play golf together.” Before the New York Donald Trump began running for president, having that name was a little different. “Back then it used to be pretty much all positive,” The Piedmont’s Trump said. […]

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    Man’s quest for release after rape conviction

    They were the last words Norman Satterfield and his family wanted to hear: “It’s not going to happen, today.” But that’s what their attorney Mark Rabil had to tell them. Rabil and his students at Wake Forest University’s Innocence and Justice Clinic have been working for more than two years to prove that Satterfield was not the man who raped a woman in Statesville, on March 14, 1979. But Satterfield was convicted of that rape – identified by the victim – […]

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    North Carolina State scientist creates metal foam

    RALEIGH, N.C. — “It will be the next bubble wrap.” Bubble wrap wishes it was this stuff. Sure, bubble wrap gets your latest purchase from Amazon safely to your door … but can it block nuclear radiation? Can it stop a speeding bullet? This stuff can. This “stuff” is called metal foam and it’s the work of North Carolina State scientist Afsaneh Rabiei. We first introduced you to her six years ago when she and the National Science Foundation were […]

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    Byron Williams talks ‘shirts and skins politics’

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — When you call your media voice “The Public Morality,” you’ve set the bar high. And that’s just fine with Byron Williams. Though he considers himself a teacher, don’t expect him to have all the answers. “Nobody is in sole possession of the truth,” says Byron. “Everybody speaks as if I’m in sole possession of the truth. So, if you disagree with me, I don’t even have to acknowledge you, because I have the truth. And it’s that […]

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    18-year-old at Brenner Children’s Hospital with aggressive form of cancer makes heartbreaking choice

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Most teenagers think they are invincible. Hannah Hume quickly found out she wasn’t. “When they came in, you could just see it on their face that something was wrong,” says Hannah. At 18, she learned she was more like her mother than she realized. Hannah’s mother had an identical twin and both inherited a gene mutation from their father that lead to them developing a very aggressive form of cancer. The cancer killed Hannah’s mother, Karrie, when […]

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    North Carolina group hopes to help turn inmates into productive citizens

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For Madeline McClenney, it is a life and death struggle. “This will bring us down,” McClenney says. “This is the Titanic for us.” After spending seven years as a social worker in Washington, D.C., McClenney saw the pattern of people who finished their terms in prison, were released and found no route back into society. And, usually, they were people who had some of the toughest breaks in life. “The kind of loss that some of us […]

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    NASCAR’s Richard Childress talks about his involvement in the NRA

    “I believe in what I do for the NRA.” Probably not the first thing you’d expect to hear from Richard Childress. Childress is one of the most successful NASCAR team owners and, through his success, has been able to indulge his other passions: hunting around the world and spending time with his grandsons. That enthusiasm for wildlife and hunting lead him to work with the National Rifle Association – he’s now a vice president and on schedule to become president […]

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    Local residents host ‘Startup Weekends’ around the Triad

    Justin Streuli’s advice is simple. “You’ve got to be about the action,” he’ll tell you. Streuli and his colleague, Sam Funchess, put on two, “Startup Weekends,” around the Triad, each year, through the Nussbaum Center in Greensboro. Real businesses, like Helping Other People Eat and Email Grouper have come out of previous renditions of it. But it isn’t easy. You get a minute to make your initial business pitch on a Friday night and, if your idea is chose, you […]

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    Big-name chefs taking notice of local restaurateur

    What kind of chef do you have to be to make Rachael Ray sit up and take notice? Evidently, the kind we have right here in the Piedmont. Rachael Ray was at street food! pic.twitter.com/OlHqIIK5l2 — Kris fuller (@ChefFuller) April 19, 2016 Restaurateur Kristina Fuller just wanted to open a place to express the art in her cooking — and then put that in the name, when she opened “Crafted, The Art of the Taco” on Elm Street in downtown […]

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    Maximize the amount of money you get from Social Security

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — How does an extra $700 a month in your Social Security check sound to you? It’s there for the taking — if you’re of the right age and know what to do. Congress recently changed the rules on how and when you can take Social Security and those new rules go into effect on May 1, so you have to apply for these options by the last business day before that, Friday, April 29, and you have to […]

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