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Charles Ewing CROPPEd
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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.


Recent Articles
  • New affordable housing coming to Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The parking lot is covered in gravel and there’s still several weeks of work to do. But Hope Court is getting lots of interest. “We already have 60 households that have expressed interest,” said Affordable Housing Management Executive Director David Levy. “We shouldn’t have any problem filling it up.” Hope Court is a 16-apartment-unit affordable housing neighborhood. Levy says the complex will target low to moderate income families, the disabled and the formerly homeless. While it’s a […]

  • Local researchers using dogs to help locate box turtles

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Searching for box turtles is sort of like looking for a needle in a haystack. But in Greensboro, high school day campers from the Greensboro Science Center and researchers from University  of North Carolina – Greensboro (UNCG) are relying on Boykin Spaniels to sniff out box turtles. “I actually didn’t know they use dogs to find turtles,” says day camper Rebekah Wofford. “I thought we would have to trek through the woods and look at the ground […]

  • Madison group hopes to restore Rosenwald school house

    MADISON, N.C. — During the early 1900s, American businessman Julius Rosenwald, along with African American educator Booker T. Washington, built over 5,000 schools across the South. The schools would later be known as Rosenwald Schools. The schools gave African-Americans better access to education and one such school was built in the Rockingham County town of Madison. Art Martin began his educational career at Madison Colored School in the 1940s. He recalls the fun times in and out of school. “My […]

  • Grant money creates community garden in Rockingham County

    ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — Rockingham County feels it can win the battle against obesity by encouraging groups to plant more community gardens. Eden’s senior center recently received a $250 grant from the Reidsville Area Foundation. The senior center used the money to start their first community garden. Lois Shumate is a volunteer at the community garden. She says planting, harvesting and maintaining the community garden is relaxing and fun. “It does a lot of good. It’s not that hard. It’s […]

  • Heat wave helps business at Dan River Adventures

    STONEVILLE, N.C. – Glenn Bozorth with Dan River Adventures says the Piedmont heat wave is good for business. “We are seeing July numbers. July is our busiest month, and we are seeing those numbers in June with this heat streak.” Rockingham County leaders don’t want the crowds to stop coming when the heat wave ends. Billboards promoting Rockingham County’s four rivers are located along the interstates. Plus there are ads at the state’s major airports. Bozorth supports the ad campaign. […]

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    Beloved Guilford County school bus driver ‘Mr. D’ retires

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Tuesday was the last day of school for thousands of students enrolled in Guilford County Schools. Tuesday was also the last day for long-time bus driver Elton Davenport. “I worked another job for 32 years and it was no problem for me to leave. But this one is a problem for me to leave,” he said. For the past 17 years, Davenport has developed a tight bond with a number of northern Guilford County students and […]

  • So how aggressive are sharks, really?

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The blank stare and a body that’s shaped like a missile. These are some of the reasons why sharks can cause a lot of fear. But Gus Stout, senior aquarist at the Greensboro Science Center’s SciQuarium, says people shouldn’t worry. “The vast majority of sharks are not aggressive toward humans. They are not looking at us as a prey item,” Stout said. At the SciQuarium, divers work in a tank while blacknose, blacktip and sand bar sharks […]

  • Hot and humid weather continues this week; highs in the upper 90s

    Our hot and humid weather will continue this week and any leftover Sunday evening thunderstorm will fade as we cool off tonight. Monday will be hot and humid with highs in the mid to upper 90s. With afternoon highs in the 90s, our heat index values will be around 100 degrees. So take lots of breaks and drink plenty of water. Monday will feature a small chance for an isolated evening shower or thunderstorm. More heat for Tuesday with an […]

  • Brace yourself for more hot, muggy weather in the Piedmont

    Brace yourself for more hot, muggy weather in the days ahead. Highs this weekend are going to be in the upper-90s it will stay that way most of the week. Expect partly cloudy skies and highs around 92-93 degrees both Saturday and Sunday. The heat index through the weekend and into next week will be dangerously high. Overnight lows will be very warm as well, only getting to 72 degrees. As far as rain goes, there is only a 20 […]

  • What you need to know about bounce house safety

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Beach goers in Florida were not prepared when a waterspout hit the beach. The wind gust sent a bounce house flying into the air. Four children were hurt when they tumbled out. Eric Staley, with Greensboro-based Kicks and Giggles Rentals, says this example shows why it is important to watch out for changing weather conditions. “Here in North Carolina we live in a place where we have weather conditions arise. But most of our weather, we have some […]

  • Thomasville Memorial Day Parade

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Parade goers began lining up as early as 9 a.m. to watch the North Carolina Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony in Thomasville. Trisha Payne has been coming to the parade for 11 years. Her favorite spot is the hill that overlooks the parade route into Cushwa Stadium. “We get crazy, we holler a little bit,” she said. While there are plenty of marching bands to cheer for, what really gets Payne’s attention are the veterans marching by. […]

  • Elon University students prepare to serve in Peace Corps

    When students graduate from college, finding a job is their first challenge. But for three Elon University graduates, their challenge involves feeding a village. “To my understanding of Guatemalan culture, there isn’t a lot of food diversity or access to different kinds of foods,” said Elaina Vermeulen, an Elon student who will serve with the Peace Corps after Saturday’s graduation. Vermeulen said her Peace Corps Prep Program classes will help her teach food sustainability. “I don’t know what their organic […]

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