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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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  • Promoting downtown Reidsville

    REIDSVILLE, N.C. — Tena Isaacs is a downtown Reidsville business owner. Her gift shop, Round About Way, sells locally made jewelry and crafts like pottery and stained glass. “We have lots of people that come from out of town just to see all of the art and handcrafted items,” she said. And while shoppers are in downtown, Mark Wells, with the City of Reidsville, says shoppers are enjoying downtown amenities like free Wi-Fi, murals and mini-parks. “Some public money is […]

  • Freezing rain possible on Monday; scattered showers expected

    The best place to see freezing rain will be north and west of the Triad. After 8 a.m. Monday, temperatures will climb into the mid-to-upper-30s and the small freezing rain threat will end. During the day on Monday, look for scattered showers with highs in the low-40s. Clouds and drizzle will stick around on Monday night with overnight lows in the mid-30s. During the day on Tuesday, temperatures will fall. So there’s a chance the drizzle will turn into freezing drizzle. […]

  • Homeless man causes fire in Greensboro building while trying to stay warm

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro Fire Department put out a small fire started by a homeless man who was trying to stay warm on a cold Tuesday morning. The fire happened at the old Proximity Printworks Mill. James Peeples, one of the mill owners, said he has big plans for the property. “The plans for this mill is residential, multi-family and retail,” he said. Peeples believes the fire is an example of the extremes homeless people will go through in […]

  • Booze It & Lose It campaign’s ’20 Stories for 20 Years’

    In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Booze It & Lose It Campaign, 20 people are taking their personal stories to the Internet. The North Carolina Department of Transportation, the Governor’s Highway Safety Program and Mothers Against Drunk Driving are calling the anti-drunk drinking effort “20 Stories for 20 Years.” People like Greensboro Police Officer Steve Brown are hoping their stoies of sorrow and loss will make people think before they drink and drive. Officer Brown’s parents were killed […]

  • Number of flu cases growing

    This holiday season, health professionals are recommending you choose carefully the company you keep. “Try to avoid crowds,” says Connie Weant, a nurse consultant for the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services. “I know that’s hard this time of the year but we have to remember if someone is sick don’t be near them or if you are sick please stay home.” North Carolina is one of the 29 states reporting widespread flu. Health professionals fear more flu […]

  • 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. […]


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