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    Reidsville man catches massive 800-pound bluefin tuna

    MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. – A Reidsville fisherman recently caught a massive 800-pound bluefin tuna, the biggest catch of his life. Tommy Adkins told FOX8 that he caught the tuna Wednesday at Radio Island Marina in Morehead City. Adkins said he is a part-time commercial fisherman targeting mainly mahi-mahi, wahoo and Atlantic bluefin tuna for export to Tokyo. He said catching the fish was a battle that lasted more than three hours. Adkins described the tuna as 106 inches long and […]

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    Stokes County Schools superintendent sings parody song to announce snow day

    STOKES COUNTY, N.C. – The new superintendent of Stokes County Schools used his musical talents to announce that school would be closed on Monday. Dr. Brad Rice wrote a parody song of Josh Turner’s “Your Man” to let Stokes County students know that Monday is a snow day. “I made the video to have some fun and to try to connect to my students,” Rice told FOX8. The video was posted to the Stokes County Schools Facebook page on Sunday […]

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    Local rescue teams save dog who fell through icy pond

    MEBANE, N.C. – A dog who fell through an icy pond in Mebane is safe and warm thanks to local rescue teams. Petey was trapped in the water about 40 to 50 feet from shore on Sunday morning, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded and used a boat from a nearby off-duty Carrboro police officer to rescue Petey. Members of the Alamance County Rescue Unit, Mebane Fire Department and Orange County Animal Services took the boat in […]

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    Cute video shows pet dog in Randolph County sledding

    SEAGROVE, N.C. – Check out this video of a pet dog in Randolph County riding a sled in the snow. Pam Davidson in Seagrove sent video to FOX8 that shows her 4-year-old English bulldog, Cash Davidson, running with a sled and then jumping on. “We always took him out sledding with us as a pup,” Pam Davidson told FOX8. “He would ride shotgun with us, then over the years, he started doing it on his own.” Seagrove saw about 2-and-a-half […]

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    Army soldier surprises Burlington mom with visit to Santa

    BURLINGTON, N.C. – An Army soldier gave his mother an early Christmas gift with a surprise visit in Burlington. Nathan Hendrix surprised his mom Sherri recently when she was visiting Santa Claus at the Holly Hill Mall. A video posted to Facebook captures the emotional moment and shows Nathan surprising her and then giving her a hug. “It was the best,” Sherri Hendrix told FOX8. “It was the most memorable Christmas gift.” Nathan Hendrix will be in town until January. […]

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    North Carolina man turns home into beautiful, massive Christmas light display

    DURHAM, N.C. – A North Carolina man is putting his lighting skills to good use by turning his home into a massive Christmas light display. Michael Shoaf is a grad student at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign majoring in lighting design. He recently visited his home in Durham to work on his annual Christmas light show. It’s something he’s been doing for years. “My mom tells me my first word was light, which is kind of funny,” Shoaf told […]

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    Get a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts for $4.99 on Monday because the Panthers won

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Krispy Kreme is offering a dozen original glazed doughnuts for $4.99 on Monday because the Carolina Panthers beat the San Diego Chargers. The Winston-Salem-based doughnut giant posted on social media that if the Panthers won they would offer the deal. The offer is good in North Carolina and South Carolina. The Panthers defeated the Chargers in a 28-16 match-up Sunday afternoon from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. The original glazed doughnuts will be on sale all […]

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    Santa Claus in Lexington goes extra mile to give autistic girl a Merry Christmas

    LEXINGTON, N.C. – A mother said a Santa Claus in Lexington went the extra mile to give her autistic daughter an extra merry Christmas. Jennifer Phelps told FOX8 her 3-year-old daughter Victoria was diagnosed with autism in October, 2015. Phelps said Victoria can have a tough time in crowds and being around people. Last year, they went to a Christmas event at High Rock Church of Lexington. Phelps said they waited until the line died down and she explained the […]

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    More than 1 inch of snow on Grandfather Mountain in NC

    AVERY COUNTY, N.C. – At least one part of North Carolina saw snow on Sunday. FOX8 Chief Meteorologist Van Denton posted photos to his Facebook page on Sunday that show snow on Grandfather Mountain in Avery County. The mountain saw 1.5 inches of snow and part of it was closed amid travel issues. The Beech Mountain Resort’s live weather cam also showed snow on Sunday. Beech Mountain is in Avery and Watauga counties. There’s no snow in the Triad as clouds and […]

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    Police identify 17-year-old shot, killed by 19-year-old in King

    KING, N.C. – A 19-year-old man is accused of shooting and killing a 17-year-old male in King, according to King police. Roger Dale Phillips III, of King, is accused of shooting and killing Chanler Aaron Gilham at an apartment complex on Saturday. The shooting happened at about 4:15 p.m. at 113 Pineview Drive. It was inside the apartment and there was one other witness present, according to a police press release. The victim died of a single gunshot wound to […]

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    19-year-old accused of shooting, killing 17-year-old in King

    KING, N.C. — A 19-year-old man is accused of shooting and killing a 17-year-old male in King, according to King police. The shooting happened at an apartment complex at 113 Pineview Drive in King at about 4:15 p.m. Saturday, according to King Police Chief Paula May. Roger Dale Phillips III, of King, was arrested and charged with homicide in connection with this incident, according to May. Phillips is held without bond pending a first court appearance on Monday. The name […]

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    North Carolina man reels in massive 112 pound catfish

    NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina man reeled in a massive 112 pound catfish, just five pounds shy of breaking a state record. WWAY reported that Riahn Brewington caught the huge fish while fishing on his favorite spot on the Cape Fear River. Brewington told the TV station that he caught and released the catfish in the northeast part of the Cape Fear River the day before Thanksgiving. “In the water, it felt like it was pretty big,” […]