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Brad Jones joined the FOX8 News team in January 1998. He began his broadcasting career in East Tennessee. After graduating from East Tennessee State University, Brad started in radio news at WKPT in Kingsport, eventually learning the television side of broadcasting there as well.

In 1984, Brad entered graduate school at the University of Georgia where he earned a Masters Degree in Journalism. Then, he landed in Roanoke, Virginia at WSLS. There, Brad anchored the noon newscast with Cindy Farmer. It's a partnership that continued throughout the years and across the miles. Now each day Brad and Cindy help viewers get their day started on the FOX8 Morning News.

Since, 1987, Brad has lived and worked in the Piedmont, first at WFMY and now at FOX8. Brad is married with three children and when he isn't working with Boy Scouts, he enjoys restoring old radios and jukeboxes.


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    Former convict uses woodworking skills for positive cause

    CONCORD, N.C. — A former convict in Concord is using his woodworking skills and his faith to create a positive product made right here in North Carolina. Jasen Lube was in prison for 37 to 54 months after being convicted on his third DWI – a wreck that caused a serious injury and a four-car pileup. He was taken to Alexander Correctional Institute in Taylorsville, where the woodworking program tapped into his new energy. Lube — of Top Notch Woodworking […]

  • Made in NC: Boonedox

    Bartemaus by Design creates all types of precision metalwork in stainless and aluminum, but when they wanted to put their name on a product, it came down to what they like to do outside of work. Spending time along the coast that gave them some important insight when it came to product development for a line called Boonedox. This family owned business developed heavy-duty, aluminum lures for serious salt water fishing, that are tougher than traditional wood, plastic or live […]

  • Made in NC: Label Line

    ASHEBORO, N.C. —Label Line is an Asheboro based label manufacturer that was started in the mid-1980’s by Bill and Becky Lineberry. They’ve produced labels for companies like Disney and Walmart, crediting much of their success with to their quick turn around time–often producing same day orders. “If they don’t have a label, they can’t sell their product. So they want their label when they need it. A lot of companies say oh, we’re three weeks out. We have a label, […]

  • Made in NC: Charlie’s Soap

    MAYODAN, N.C. — Charlie Sutherland began Charlie’s Soap in the 1970s when a local textile company needed soap to clean up its yarn and knitting machines. He sold it locally for a number of years and rebranded and relaunched the company in 2002 when his sons came on board. Now, Charlie’s Soap is becoming known around the world.  

  • Made in NC: Bootights

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Shelby Mason created Bootights, a combination of tights with a sewn on socks. She’s proud of what her idea has created—a new product line that could only be created with the expertise she found in North Carolina.. Check out their website for more information.        

  • Made in NC: Lancer Furniture

    STAR, N.C. — Fox8’s Brad Jones learned more about Lancer Furniture—a truly local business that has had it’s plant and showroom located in Star since day one. This past year, they decided to show at the High Point Market for the first time in 39 years.    

  • Asheboro resident finds success as a cartoonist

    ASHEBORO, N.C. – A cartoonist is using his basement in Asheboro to reach out to a national audience. Rich Powell made a living for years coming up with creative art for T-shirts, computer games and even Mad Magazine. When that gig ended the New Jersey native found himself living in the Piedmont. “I figure I wanted to keep my chops up so I started a local gag cartoon for the paper once a week,” Powell said. Powell’s “Dixie Drive” has […]

  • Made in NC: Mindful Supply

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mindful Supply creates shirts that are 100% made in North Carolina. You can find Mindful Supply shirts on their website or check out their Facebook page.

  • Made in NC: Spartan Blades

    ABERDEEN, N.C. — North Carolina has a deep connection to the military, with thousands of soldiers and marines and bases and even more retirees who have decided to live here. Most will tell you, their time in uniform changed their life.  Brad Jones met a pair of army buddies who came up with the idea for a company that helps soldiers get their job done, with one of a kind knives that are made in North Carolina. Their knives start […]

  • Made in NC: Lolly Wolly Doodle

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. —  Brandi Temple started Lolly Wolly Doodle in her home as an Ebay store creating cute, affordable clothing for kids. Then, in 2010 she began marketing on Facebook. Lolly Wolly Doodle took off by listing 10 to 15 style per day on their Facebook page. You can find out more by visiting their website or becoming a fan on Facebook. Their cotton dresses start at just $15. (By the way—the name “Lolly Wolly Doodle” comes from Brandi’s […]

  • NC leather goods business strives to create timeless pieces

    NC leather goods business strives to create timeless pieces

    Across North Carolina, you’ll find large factories that turn out products on a large scale. But you’ll also find craftsmen who make big statements one piece at a time. Brad Jones met the man behind Colsen Keane in Charlotte, a company that has one goal – creating timeless pieces meant to last.

  • NC man creates solar powered bird feeder

    People tend to help out animals that have a hard time finding food every winter. A bird feeder is not only good for the birds, it is also a great way to see the different types that stop by your yard. Brad Jones takes a look at the “Solar Powered Feeder” that’s made in North Carolina.

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