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
  • 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 […]

  • Pools prep for the summer

    For Charles Jackson, the days leading up the Memorial Day weekend are some of his busiest. “This is my season, time for the pools to open up,” he said. Jackson is the special programs superintendent for Greensboro’s Park and Recreation Department. His job is to make sure Greensboro’s four outdoor pools are ready for summer. “Making sure our pools are clean,” he said. “Making sure the chemicals are balanced. Staff on schedule, enough staff for coverage.” The Guilford County Health […]

  • Thomasville community working to prevent future fights at city parks

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Since the beginning of April, Thomasville police have received reports of four fights at city parks. The biggest fight involving teens and young adults happened at Doak Park. Fifteen young adults and six juveniles were charged. “We can’t arrest our way out of it,” says Thomasville Police Chief Jeff Insley. “We have to hold folks accountable for their actions. But we also know there are other issues at play here.” According to Thomasville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Maria […]

  • Piedmont man relieved family in Nepal is safe after earthquake

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — For most of us, the Nepal earthquake feels like it’s thousands of miles away. But for 20 years, Dhan Gurung lived in Nepal. He couldn’t believe the devastation caused by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that has killed thousands of his countrymen. “It was shocking, panic for me.” And his concerns grew when Gurung tried several times to get a hold of his father, mother and sister that still live in Nepal. “Try after try, three or four […]

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    Is there more severe weather on the way today?

    After dumping more than two inches of rain across parts of the Piedmont, the rain is finally moving out. Warm muggy air will be in place on Monday afternoon. Plus, during the day Monday, a cold front will move across the area. That’s why scattered showers and thunderstorms will be in the forecast for Monday afternoon. Also on Monday, there is a chance we could see strong to severe thunderstorms. Any thunderstorm on Monday afternoon will be capable of producing […]

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