Charles Ewing CROPPEd


I always had lots questions about the weather. Why is it snowing? How do hurricanes form? But it was the tornado that rumbled through my childhood Raleigh home that really peaked my interest. I graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a degree in Atmospheric Science.

A few years later, I received the American Meteorological Society’s Seal of Approval. With my degree, I landed my first job at a Fox station in Macon, GA. Tropical storms, flooding rains, tornadoes and drought were some of the weather features that provided a challenge.

Spending four years in Macon can make a North Carolina native home sick. That’s why I am glad to be back in North Carolina, working for Fox 8. Away from work, I like to chase severe thunderstorms, track hurricanes, and hope that one-day NC State gets a good basketball team and cheer loudly for the NC State football team.

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    Affordable housing community opens in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Chauncey Daley is one of the people that’s grateful to call Greensboro’s Hope Court home. “The apartment is impressive. It’s one of the nicest apartments I’ve been in,” Daley said. The 16-unit Hope Court offers rent $300 to $400 below market value for low- to moderate-income families. David Levy is the executive director for Affordable Housing Management, the nonprofit that’s backing Hope Court. Levy says Hope Court’s location near Gate City Boulevard and its budget-friendly rates are […]

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    Man describes Davidson County wreck that happened in front of home

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — To Roger Byrd, the thunderous collision between a tractor-trailer and small pickup truck unfolded in seconds. “I saw both of them collide. It’s just a miracle that they are alive. If she would have caught him middle-way, she would have been a dead woman.” Byrd was in his front yard when the late Monday morning crash happened outside of Lexington on U.S. 64. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol says the driver of the small pickup […]

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    Construction along Gate City Boulevard taking longer than expected

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The orange cones and barrels along the former High Point Road in Guilford County will be there a little longer. The road widening project was scheduled to end this month. But now it is expected to end in January. The North Carolina Department of Transportation says widening High Point Road — now Gate City Boulevard in Greensboro and Jamestown Parkway in Jamestown — is one of their more challenging projects. The road had to remain open […]

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    East Surry High student saves neighbor from burning home

    PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. — East Surry High School student Nathaniel Lowther doesn’t see himself as a hero. But to Lorrie Sawyers, East Surry High School principal, Nathaniel deserves the title. “He didn’t think about the recognition awards, he knew someone was in pain and could have been hurt really badly. And he went in do what he could do.” On October 23, a fire swept through a mobile home that was next door to Nathaniel. When Nathaniel saw the flames, […]

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    Growers race against the clock to harvest tobacco

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Heavy rains and strong winds from late September to early October have area growers like Faylene Whitaker playing catch up. “They are phenomenal. Our workers are a great group of guys,” Whitaker said. Workers are about a week behind in harvesting over 400 acres of organically grown tobacco. Now crews are moving as fast as they can because cool temperatures could hurt the leaves. “Now we are trying to strip it, beat any frost that’s coming […]

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    Kernersville restoration business needs restoration after recent heavy rain

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Eleven straight days of rain is bringing headaches like leaky roofs and damp carpets. Now the rain is causing problems for a Kernersville business that specializes in disaster recovery. “I happen to know a reputable restoration company,” says Phoenix Restoration Services Manager Parker Williams. “We took care of it immediately, but we have some damage we will have to repair and take care of.” When Phoenix Restoration Services employees came to work on Monday morning, they found […]

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    Rockingham County using grant money to remove abandoned trailers

    ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. – Alamance County is using more than $60,000 in state grant money to remove abandoned manufactured homes.  Now Rockingham County is using the same funding source to clean up their county. According to Rockingham County Code Enforcement Officer Kelly Howell, abandoned mobile homes pose several dangers.  “It’s a danger to children,” Howell said. “It’s an eye sore for the property owner and the citizens of Rockingham County.”  The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources awarded Rockingham County a $26,500 grant to […]

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    High school aviation students to volunteer at Winston-Salem Air Show

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The 150 students enrolled in Andrews High School Aviation Academy spend a lot of time learning about aircraft engineering and manning the controls of a flight simulator. It’s a challenging course, but 10th grader Angel Thomas is prepared. “The simulator at first is a bit hard to learn. But Dr. Waters takes her time and helps us to do different missions on the simulators,” Thomas said. Dr. Cynthia Waters is the Aviation Academy director. While she […]

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    New science labs at Rockingham Community College to prepare future nurses

    WENTWORTH, N.C. — After years of planning, the new science labs at Rockingham Community College are ready for use. “The instructors are thrilled to have brand new labs,” says Dr. Lori French. “And the students, when they come in here, they are excited to be in here because everything is brand new.” The biology and chemistry labs were renovated to keep up with new technology. Plus the labs are bigger. This allows students to work in smaller groups and perform […]

  • Back-to-school nutrition programs

    On the first day of school, some students in Guilford County had lunch with a very special guest, superintended Maurice Greene. He was there to talk about the importance of school nutrition. He talked about how a good breakfast and a good lunch can help the students academic performance.

  • NC corn crop is worst in the nation; local farmer sees best and worst of it

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A dry, hot summer is cooking North Carolina’s corn crop. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says our corn is in the worst shape nationwide. About 30 percent of the state’s corn is in poor to very poor shape. Guilford County farmer Chris Bowman knows all about the tough season. “That was a concern we had to begin with. It was cold and wet, and I planted some and worried it was not going to […]

  • Wyndham Championship rules and regulations

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — For over 10 years, Mike Ebel has been the head of security for the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro. But this year will be different than all the rest. “We are happy to have Tiger Woods. We added a little staff. Everyone will be screened. We have a wand and we will check for items you shouldn’t be bringing on site,” Ebel said. Items like radios without headphones, coolers, banners and large bags are not allowed. But clear […]


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