I’ve been helping to keep MyFOX8.com “Always On” since September 2010. I’m originally from the small town of Philippi, W.Va. and am a proud alum of Marshall University. Go Herd!

I joined the FOX8 family after completing internships at The Denver Post and with the Emmy Award-winning reality show, “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.” I also won several national awards for my Web work while at Marshall’s student radio station, WMUL.

The Southern hospitality makes me proud to call North Carolina my new home. Don’t hesitate to Email me if you have something you want to share with the Piedmont.

Recent Articles
  • Recipe: Tomato Gravy

    1 cup yellow onion, diced small 1/4 cup bacon grease 1/4 cup all purpose flour 4 cups canned tomato filets 2 cups chicken stock 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1 tablespoon salt (or to taste) Heat pot over medium heat and sauté onions in bacon grease until golden. Add flour and continue stirring until “wet sand” appearance is achieved. Add tomatoes and stir until warmed through. Add chicken stock, spices and […]

  • Recipe Wednesday: Spring Vegetables

    Recipe: Smoked Salmon & Asparagus Pasta

    1/2 ounce canola oil 4 ounces smoked salmon or canned salmon 1/4 cup wild mushrooms 1/2 cup asparagus, chopped 2 fluid ounces extra virgin olive oil 5 ounces cooked whole wheat linguine 1 ounce shaved Reggiano Parmesan 1 teaspoon chopped flat leaf parsley If using smoked salmon; rinse and cut into bite size pieces. Heat canola oil in sauté pan over medium heat, and then add smoked salmon and sauté till heated through. Add mushrooms and asparagus and heat through. […]

  • Recipe: Ricotta Cheese

    3 quarts half & half cream 1 quart buttermilk 1 1/2 tablespoons salt Combine ingredients in a pot and simmer on medium low heat until curds and whey separate. After noticeable separation, strain through cheesecloth to retain solids and discard whey. Wrap solids in fresh cheesecloth, tie into a ball and hang in refrigerator by suspending under a shelf with a drip pan below for at least 24 hours. Untie, unwrap and store in an airtight container. Use within one […]

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    Successful Aging: Money Management

    Successful Aging expert Linda Pritchett joined us this morning to talk about retirement and low interest CD’s for senior citizens. For more information, check out Linda’s site at www.vitalmagonline.com or by calling her at (336) 292-3875. Copies of Vital magazine are also available at area Walgreens stores.

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    Recipe: Rhubarbecue Sauce

    1 2/3 pounds rhubarb 2 cups apple cider vinegar 2/3 cup water 3 1/3 cups light brown sugar 1teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper Clean and chop rhubarb. Combine all ingredients in a sauce pot and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until rhubarb is completely soft. Puree in blender and strain through a medium-hole strainer. Discard pulp. Place puree in a sauce pot and simmer until dime size bubbles appear. Cool. Makes – 1 quart

  • Your Turn: Back Health

    Do you have back pain or discomfort?  Dr. Bob Stroud is here to help!  If you’d like to contact Dr. Stroud yourself, his office number is (336) 434-2107.

  • Recipe: Beef Tips & Roasted Tomato Cream Pasta

    6 ounces beef tips, 1” cubes Salt & pepper to taste 1/2 cup  quartered cremini mushrooms 1 fluid ounce canola oil 7 ounces cooked whole wheat linguine 3 fluid ounces Tomato Cream Sauce (see recipe) 1 ounce dandelion greens 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese Heat sauté pan until very hot (no oil); add mushrooms and sauté until they squeak. Season beef tips with salt & pepper. Drizzle oil over mushrooms and begin to sauté. Add beef tips to smoking hot […]

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    Sheriff: Charges coming in hazing death of Fla. drum major

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — At least five people will face criminal charges in the hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major aboard a band bus in Orlando last fall, authorities said Tuesday. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told The Associated Press that multiple defendants will be charged in 26-year-old Robert Champion’s death, although he refused to say what the charges are. Prosecutors have built five cases against defendants with charges ranging from misdemeanors to felony charges, said Danielle Tavernier, […]

  • FOX8 On Your Side: Ending Puppy Mill Breeding

    Just saying “puppy mill” conjures up images of filth and despair. Recent investigations by Animal Control workers in Stokes and Jones County prove those images are a reality. In the video above, see why our state has grown so popular with unscrupulous breeders and if anything is being done to stop them. The proposal for regulating commercial puppy breeders would not affect hunters and their dogs or show dog breeders. To find a responsible breeder, don’t forget about your local […]

  • Firefighters at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta (WAGA)

    Fire damages Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta

    ATLANTA — Atlanta fire officials say they have put out a 4-alarm blaze at Tyler Perry Studios that damaged a building at the complex. Atlanta Fire Department spokesman Capt. Jolyon Bundrige says the fire happened before 9 p.m. Tuesday and there were no reports of injuries. He says the cause of the fire and the amount of damage to the complex was not immediately known. A spokesman for Tyler Perry did not immediately comment Tuesday evening. The studio’s website says […]

  • Clyde Allen Nixon (FBI Charlotte)

    Suspected NC serial bank robber found in Tennessee

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Authorities have captured a man suspected in five bank robberies across North Carolina. The Charlotte division of the FBI announced that Clyde Allen Nixon, 60, was taken into custody late Tuesday morning by police in Kingsport, Tenn. FBI Charlotte spokeswoman Shelly Lynch said officers received information on Nixon’s whereabouts, and when they tried to take him into custody, he fled the scene in a vehicle but was arrested a short time later. Lynch said Nixon is now […]

  • Forever Family: Serenity

    This 12-year-old has a strong sense of faith, courageous spirit and a generous heart. But as you will see in the video above, all those virtues alone can’t give Serenity what she needs most: a Forever Family. To learn more about adopting Serenity, call Seven Homes Forever Family at 888-365-FAMILY or visit foreverfamily.org.


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