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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.

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  • BuzziSpace renovating old Pickett Cotton Mill in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — When BuzziSpace CEO Tom Van Dessel was looking for a new location for its North American headquarters, he knew High Point’s old Pickett Cotton Mill was the right choice. “Projecting this out three to four years, we see a hundred people working here — cutting, sewing, and assembly of furniture,” he said. The old mill will bring the European furniture maker closer to its American clients. Plus High Point Economic Development Corporation President Loren Hill says […]

  • Warm weather on Monday, but temperatures cool down later in the week

    The work week is off to a great start with sunny skies for Monday with highs in the mid to upper-60s. Clear skies are expected for Tuesday morning with temperatures in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Veterans Day Tuesday will be sunny with highs around 70 degrees. Wednesday is not looking bad either with afternoon highs in the mid to upper-60s. An arctic cold front will move across our region on Wednesday. So Thursday morning will be cool with […]

  • Garden becomes teaching tool for elementary students

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Smart boards and the Internet are great teaching tools but teachers such as Elizabeth Noell at Kernersville’s Sedge Garden Elementary School believe a garden can be just as effective. “If you bring a child to a tactile experience, they will remember the lesson a lot better than from a book or writing or even a video,” she said. “They need, at this age, real world experiences.” The garden is filled with plants that are safe to touch […]

  • Improving South Buffalo Creek’s water

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The City of Greensboro says they want to be prepared incase stronger water quality rules are enacted for Jordan Lake. “This is one of the efforts that will help us comply with the rules,” said Greensboro Stormwater Engineering Supervisor Virginia Spillman. “In the future we are hoping to get credit for this kind of project to comply with the requirements.” According to the EPA, South Buffalo Creek dumps too much sediment and chemicals like phosphorus into Jordan […]

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    UNCG Chancellor Linda Brady announces July 2015 retirement

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Linda P. Brady, chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, announced Monday that she will retire from her position after seven years of service. As UNCG begins its strategic visioning and planing process, it will be up to a new chancellor to insure the new 10 year plan is followed. “It’s really important for the University to recruit a chancellor who will see that plan through and the campaign which normally last between seven and ten […]

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    Severe weather threat continues through Wednesday morning

    The Triad dodged the threat of major storms, but the threat of severe weather lingers with heavy rain and low visibility. Rain is expected to be heavy at times, lasting until at least 10 am. Becoming partly cloudy with a chance for a shower after 2 p.m. with afternoon highs in the low 70s. Wednesday will be breezy with highs from the SSW at 8 to 18 mph. Higher gust are possible. Tonight cloudy with lows around 50 degrees. Thursday will be […]

  • Gas under $3 per gallon in parts of the Triad

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Some gas stations across the Piedmont are selling gas for less than $3 per gallon. That’s great news for drivers like Lee Tyner. “Thirteen gallons for $40, that’s not bad. We haven’t seen that in a while. It’s a good thing,” Tyner said. Lower gas prices are a good thing for our wallets and for the economy. High Point University Economics Professor Dr. Peter Summers adds we feel better about the economy when we see falling gas prices. […]

  • Hospice of Davidson Co. needs volunteers

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — As our population ages, Hospice of Davidson County Volunteer Services Manager Sumiko Harmon says there’s a greater need for people that are willing to sit with and listen to older adults. “Currently we have more patients requesting volunteer support than we have volunteers,” Harmon said. In 2013 Hospice of Davidson County provided services to 715 patients. With the number of patients climbing, Harmon is looking for volunteers like Charlotte Roberts. “I feel like God blessed us […]

  • Fire academy at Rockingham Co. High School

    ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — Rockingham County relies heavily on volunteer fire fighters. But with seventeen stations facing a shrinking volunteer staff, Rockingham County Assistant Fire Marshall Jay Brooks knew he had to reverse the downward trend soon. “Our department could get so small we could lose state certification,” he said. So officials created the Rockingham County High School Public Safety Fire Academy. 150 students are enrolled in the academy where they learn about the equipment and techniques necessary to become […]

  • Open Door Ministries conducting re-housing program in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Medina Lewis became homeless when her employer cut her hours. Despite losing her home, Lewis remained positive. “People will help you if they see you are helping yourself,” she said. Open Door Ministries of High Point Executive Director Steve Key saw Lewis’ positive spirit and knew she would be ideal for rapid re-housing program. “If you got the motivation and drive and want to do it, this program will get them get into housing,” he said. […]

  • NC wine industry thriving

    YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. — Late summer to early fall is a busy time for North Carolina wineries. At Laurel Gray Vineyards in Yadkin County, workers like Ryan Keaton are turning grapes into wine. Any given season the winery may see three or four chardonnays and three or four merlots. To make that much wine, Keaton and fellow co-worker George Butler will work from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week. Keaton and Butler are applying what they learned at Surry […]

  • Violent crime dropping in Rockingham Co.

    ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — By working as a team, Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page says violent crime in the county is dropping. “Project Safe is not a silver bullet,” Page said. “But it is a strategy to reduce violent crime in your community.” Project Safe Rockingham County brings together law enforcement teams from the local level all the way up to the federal level. The group then partners with organizations that can provide community services to violent offenders like drug […]


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