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
  • 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 […]

  • Obama addresses nation from Afghanistan after surprise visit

    KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) — President Barack Obama, speaking early Wednesday in Afghanistan at the tail end of a surprise visit there, discussed how the war will end and promised a steady drawdown of U.S. troops. Obama committed to pulling 23,000 troops out of the country by the end of summer and sticking to the 2014 deadline to turn security fully over to the Afghan government. He also said that NATO will set a goal this month for Afghan forces to […]

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Suspect sought in 5 bank robberies across NC

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Local and federal law enforcement agencies are seeking help in their search for a man suspected in five bank robberies across North Carolina. The Charlotte division of the FBI, the Asheville Police Department and the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Monday that they are looking for Clyde Allen Nixon, 60. Authorities said they believe Nixon is responsible for four robberies in Asheville, Candler and Buncombe counties, plus another one in Raleigh. The statement said […]

  • Car hits exterior of Burlington Target

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — No one was hurt when two cars collided in the Target parking lot Monday, causing one to hit the building. The wreck happened around 3:50 p.m. at the store on University Drive. Burlington Police said a 2007 Mazda and a 2009 Honda collided in a corner of the parking lot, and the Honda then continued into a corner of the building. Damage to a steel door of the store was estimated at $1,200. Police said the driver […]

  • Amber Alert canceled after NC baby found safe

    GREENVILLE, N.C. — Authorities in Pitt County have found a 6-day-old boy and his mother, who they believe abducted him from a relative’s home. Kayden Chavis, and his mother, Jessica Chavis, 30, were found unharmed at approximately 8:30 p.m. Monday. Capt. Paula Dance with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office said investigators acted on information they received and went to a home inside the Greenville city limits Monday evening. The sheriff’s office issued an Amber Alert Monday for Kayden and Jessica […]

  • Your Turn: Family Health

    If you’re looking for a natural remedy for a specific health condition, chances are primary care physician Dr. Elizabeth Vaughan has the answer. If you have a question for her, contact her at her office at 1301 West Wendover Ave. in Greensboro. You can also call Vaughan Medical Center at (336) 808-3627 or visit her website, vaughanmedical.com.

  • The 17 Day Diet

    Dr. Mike Moreno’s best selling diet phenomenon The 17 Day Diet is helping millions of people lose weight quickly in a safe, healthy, nutritionally sound and lasting way. Published in March 2011, The 17 Day Diet became an instant #1 New York Times bestseller and has remained on the list for a year, including 11 weeks at #1, with more than 900,000 copies in print. It has been featured on “Good Morning America,” “The Doctors,” “Dr. Phil,” USA Today, Woman’s […]

  • “Fix-it and Forget-It”

    Spring is in the air, and most of us are starting to eat lighter meals. Eating more meatless meals has become a big trend. Whether you are a seasoned vegetarian or someone looking to add more meatless meals to their repertoire, the Fix-It and Forget-It Vegetarian Cookbook is for you! Featuring both slow cooker recipes, and stove-top and oven recipes, Fix-It and Forget-It!® Vegetarian Cookbook is packed with 500 easy-to-prepare recipes from exceptional home cooks for all parts of a […]

  • Two arrested in AC thefts at Davidson Co. churches

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Two people face charges in connection with the thefts of air conditioners at two Davidson County churches. Daniel Ray Lynch, 24, and Billy Cathan Hailey, 33, were arrested Saturday. Deputies said several air conditioners were stolen from the Canaan United Methodist Church around 5:30 a.m. Saturday. Lynch was arrested after deputies pulled over a vehicle matching the suspect description Saturday evening. According to Davidson County deputies, Lynch said he was responsible for not only that air […]