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Carter Coyle is thrilled to be living in the Triad and has always loved North Carolina. She joins the FOX8 team from Augusta, Georgia where she reported and anchored at WRDW-TV for two years.

A Georgia bulldog through-and-through, Carter started her career as a journalist at the University of Georgia in Athens. There, she reported with Newsource 15 and WNEG-TV. She also traveled all over the U.S. with the American Le Mans Racing Series as a broadcast intern.

At UGA, Carter earned a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast News Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She's always loved reading, writing and acting but finds herself most at home in the newsroom.

One of Carter's favorite memories is bungy jumping 216 meters from the world's highest jump, Bloukran's Bridge, during a service abroad trip to Cape Town, South Africa.

In 2011, Carter was honored with Georgia AP Award for Best Investigative Journalism after a series of reports about a juvenile who was brutally murdered in jail. She received the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Merit Award for Best Feature Story in recognition of a special report with legendary football coach Vince Dooley.

Carter loves digging up interesting news stories and hearing what viewers want to see on TV.

Recent Articles
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    Homeowners remember powerful tornado that hit High Point 5 years ago

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — In a matter of minutes, lives across the High Point community were turned upside down. In 2010 a powerful tornado hit High Point and many people are taking time to remember the five-year anniversary this weekend. The tornado first touched down on Old Plank Road. Tim Carter and his wife were out of the country and had no idea the tornado directly hit their home. “I don’t think there’s any way you can be prepared for a disaster […]

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    Fire at Lexington business deemed accidental

      Update – The Davidson County Deputy Fire Marshal, Glenn Pressley, said the fire at Kaufman Trailers Manufacturing in Lexington was accidental. Pressley explained that employees do a lot of grinding and welding in the building where the fire happened so he said he thinks the sparks got into the attic and started the fire. Employees from the last shift in that building left at 4 p.m. Tuesday so it’s possible that sparks got up there and were smoldering but didn’t actually catch fire until overnight. […]

  • Winston-Salem officer injured in crash

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem police officer is recovering after losing control of his vehicle and hitting a restaurant early Tuesday morning. Officer R. M. Rendleman was responding to assist other officers on a call on the 2300 block of Reynolda Road, when he lost control of his police car and struck Pane E Vino Restaurant, located at 122 Reynolda Village. “When I came and saw the fire trucks all out here I thought it was a drunk driver or something […]

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    Repaving project set to begin in Burlington

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — For the next two months, dozens of Burlington streets will be detoured and under construction. It’s all part of the city’s annual repaving project. About seven miles of side streets off of main roads are on the list to be repaved. More than 40 streets will be repaved during the two month period. Manholes and water valves are already being replaced on the side streets and the repaving will begin Monday. Repaving will begin on the eastern […]

  • Proposed bill would prevent religious exemption for vaccinating children

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A proposed bill in the North Carolina Senate would repeal the religious exemption option families currently have when choosing whether to vaccinate their kids. Current law says students can still attend school if their parents document “bona fide religious beliefs” that make them opposed to vaccinations. Senate Bill 346 would repeal that religious exemption. What the sponsors say The primary sponsors of SB 346 are Senators Jeff Tarte (R-Mecklenburg), Tamara Barringer (R-Wake), and Terry Van Duyn (D-Buncombe). “The […]

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    Commissioners approve $60 million plan for Guilford County Schools

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford County Schools spokeswoman Nora Murray confirmed Guilford County Commissioners approved a $60 million plan last night for six construction projects to begin at various schools this summer. The Board of Education and GCS staff were hoping Commissioners would approve a $75 million plan, which would have allowed the district to start construction on all of nine priority projects. Design work costs for those nine projects were already approved. Murray said last week if commissioners approved the $60 million at their March […]

  • Burlington veteran warns against possible job scam

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — For many military veterans, coming home and adjusting to civilian life is a difficult transition. Finding a job is one of many challenges. Shane Hughes served eight years in the National Guard and the Army Reserves. He told FOX8 after three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan he was injured. It was time to come home. “Now that I have a wife and family, I decided it’s time to start a new chapter in my life,” Hughes explained. […]

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    75-year-old Gibsonville woman charged in accident that left Elon student in critical condition

    ELON, N.C. — A 75-year-old woman from Gibsonville was charged in the accident that left an Elon University freshman in critical condition in the hospital. An Elon University Police report shows Patricia Madren was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk and failing to reduce speed as necessary to avoid a collision. “No force or pursuit were involved,” the incident report states. “The pedestrian sustained severe injuries and was transported to UNC Hospital.” The report says a sock, […]

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    Firefighters use dog leash, ladders to rescue Stokes County teen and mom

    Update — The Stokes County teen, Crystal Gwen, who was taken to the hospital after a wreck Tuesday evening is in critical, but stable condition according to doctors. Her mother, Jamie Haynes, is in stable condition at the hospital. Original Story  DANBURY, N.C. — The North Stokes High community was pulling together Wednesday, sending prayers and well-wishes to a freshman track athlete and her mom. Crystal Gwen, 17, was riding with her mother Jamie Haynes, 38, in their pickup truck Tuesday evening. They […]

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    North Stokes High School freshman critically injured in car wreck

    STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — Highway Patrol troopers confirm a 14-year-old North Stokes High School student was critically injured in a vehicle wreck Tuesday night. Melisa Jessup, the school system’s public information officer, said high school freshman Crystal Gwyn and her mother, 38-year-old Jamie Haynes, were coming home from a soccer game at North Stokes when they were involved in the wreck. It happened at 7:59 p.m. on Highway 89 near Clyde Amos Road. Highway Patrol Sgt. Kevin Baker said Haynes […]

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    Elon student hit by car remains in critical condition

    ELON, N.C. — A first-year Elon University student is still in critical condition Tuesday after she was hit by a vehicle Monday evening. University Communications spokesperson Eric Townsend confirmed 18-year-old Gabriela Rosales was hit by a vehicle in the southbound lane of North Williamson Avenue around 8 pm. She was airlifted to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. The driver of the car, a Toyota Camry, was Pat Madren of Gibsonville. She is 75 years old and is not a student. […]

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    Technology helping Guilford County student diagnosed with leukemia keep up with classwork

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A Guilford County student is becoming more accustomed to using her tablet to access classroom assignments and messages from other students. Lilli Hicks has been out of school since she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in December. Lilli hopes to be able to keep up with her friends so she doesn’t fall behind a grade. GCS was able to work it out so she can keep her tablet at home in order to keep up […]


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