I have been a Television News Photojournalist since 1993. I never know where I’ll end up or what I’ll see. As long as News continues to happen, I’ll be there, continuing to share photos and stories.


Recent Articles
  • Caraway Speedway cutting weekly racing program; track up for sale

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Caraway Speedway in Randolph County is cutting its weekly racing program effective immediately, according to owner Renee Hackett. The Hackett family is also listening to offers from possible buyers for the track. Hackett said after her father, Russell Hackett, passed away, members of the family who hold ownership stakes decided it was time to sell. The speedway will still hold scheduled tour racing events they were already committed to and the Thanksgiving race. The next event will […]

  • Video captures the moment a car jumps over the guardrail during a race at Bowman Gray

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Video filmed by a fan shows the moment a car jumped the guardrail during a race at Bowman Gray Stadium. The #15 Stadium Stock Mustang driven by Dwayne Bryant jumped the guardrail in the early laps of the very first feature race of the night Saturday. The wreck happened when Bryant and another driver made contact on the front stretch and Bryant’s car climbed the fence, slid on top of it and came to rest in the […]

  • High Point railway receiving infrastructure renewal

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – An aging infrastructure renewal project is underway along the railroad tracks in High Point that will give the city a nice look and protect against erosion in vulnerable areas. It’s a combined effort between the city and the railroad to fix a problem that’s been 80 years in the making. It stems back to 1930s when High Point and railroad officials decided to lower the railroad tracks. “They did that because the tracks used to be […]

  • Davidson County deputy involved in head-on crash with truck reported stolen

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A Davidson County sheriff’s deputy collided head-on with a stolen pickup truck during a high-speed chase that began in Lexington. Neither the deputy nor the driver of the vehicle being pursued were injured in the crash. Davidson County Sheriff David Grice said the truck was stolen in Greensboro and was spotted in Lexington by Lexington police, who had a brief chase before losing sight of the vehicle. The Davidson County 911 center received a call from […]

  • 4 years after coal ash spill, Eden sees the positive

    EDEN, N.C. — It’s been four years since coal ash spilled into the Dan River from a holding area at the Duke Energy plant in Eden. At the time, the environmental consequences were the unknown factor and with Eden in the national spotlight, so was the economic vitality of a town that uses its rivers as a tourism draw. But four years removed and the Dan River has a remarkably clean bill of health and so does Eden’s tourism economy. […]

  • Lexington firefighters talk about tackling the old Dixie Furniture plant fire

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Three days after the inferno that raged through nearly a full city block of the old Dixie Furniture Plant 1, smoke still trickles from the rubble. The Lexington Fire Department firefighters who were on duty when the fire started Tuesday came back to work for the first time Friday morning after their normal 48-hour break. As they began their new shift with normal duties, they couldn’t help but recall the moments before the biggest call of their […]

  • Old Salem closed due to computer problem after winter weather power outage

    WINSTON-SALEM, NC — A popular tourist destination in Winston-Salem that prides itself on showing visitors what like was like in the 18th century is closed because of a 21st century problem. Old Salem has been closed since Friday night when the power went off in that part of town during the height of the winter weather. But even with the nice weather in the following days it still can’t reopen after the weather-related power failure put the popular destination in […]

  • Vote recount confirms Jay Wagner as winner of High Point mayor’s race

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – After a tight battle, the seat of the mayor in High Point goes to Jay Wagner. The results were finalized on Friday after all the absentee and provisional ballots were counted and then a recount of the High Point precincts was done. The vote tally after the absentee and provisional ballots were counted was Wagner with 4,623 and Bruce Davis with 4,582. Davis asked for a recount of the votes in Guilford County and in the […]

  • Trinity toddler gets life-changing kidney from stranger

    WINSTON-SALEM, NC — It’s a remarkable story, something seemingly right out of the movies. A Trinity 2-year-old has a new kidney thanks to the kindness of a stranger. Today the families on both the giving and receiving end of the transplant shared their stories hoping to inspire more transplant donors. Today, 2-year-old Hazel Niemitalo is a happy, healthy toddler but before receiving a new kidney on Dec. 20, 2016, she was very sick. “She threw up everyday probably 10 times […]

  • 1 dead in wreck in Lexington involving scooter, Postal Service vehicle

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — The Lexington Police Department is investigating a traffic fatality in what it says was a head-on collision between a scooter and a US Postal Service mail delivery vehicle. The unmarked postal vehicle was traveling west on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and the scooter was traveling east. The two vehicles collided near the intersection of Tussey Street. The scooter driver was killed and the mail carrier driver was taken to Lexington Hospital. The mail vehicle went off […]

  • Thomasville JustSave supermarket set to close

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — A major grocery chain is closing it’s location in Thomasville. The JustSave store in the Thomasville Crossing Shopping Center will be closed by the end of September. The JustSave chain is a sister store to Lowe’s Foods but offering more discounted prices and savings opportunities across the brand name and generic store items. Both brands are owned by Alex Lee, Inc. based out of Hickory. Alex Lee, Inc. says in a press release that the closure of […]

  • Jarret Elliott, former Randolph County teacher accused of sexual battery, found not guilty

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — A judge found a former Randolph County teacher not guilty of sexual battery in court on Friday. The charge was filed against Jarret Elliott, 35, in April. Elliott taught in the Randolph County school system for 13 years. According to testimony in court, the school system asked Elliott to resign from his teaching and coaching position at Southwestern Randolph High School after the charge was filed. Testimony in court on Friday shed light on the timeline and […]