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    1 dead, 6 taken to the hospital after wreck on I-85 in Davidson County

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. – One person is dead and six others were taken to hospitals after a crash on Interstate 85 in Davidson County on Sunday. Three vehicles were involved in the wreck on I-85 near mile marker 89, just south of Old Linwood Road in Davidson County on Sunday afternoon. Authorities have not released the names of the victims. Sgt. Comer with Highway Patrol said a pickup truck was traveling southbound on Interstate 85 and crossed into a northbound […]

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    Atlanta Falcons cheerleader from Randolph County excited for the Super Bowl

    HOUSTON – A 23-year-old woman from Trinity is currently in Houston for Super Bowl LI as an Atlanta Falcons cheerleader. Katy Ezzell graduated from East Carolina University in 2015 and became a Falcons cheerleader after auditioning in college. Ezzell arrived in Houston on Friday and said it has been non-stop “appearances, welcoming parties and promos.” Her family is also there to share the experience. “The energy is awesome, Houston is electric,” she told FOX8. “I’m so blessed to be a […]

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    Bride in T-rex costume surprises groom during NC wedding shoot

    BALD HEAD ISLAND, N.C. – A bride dressed as a Tyrannosaurus rex to surprise her soon-to-be-husband during a North Carolina wedding shoot. Photographer Jon Murray posted a video of the special moment to Facebook on Monday, which has been watched nearly 3,000,000 times. Murray told FOX8 that he filmed the video on Nov. 5th on Bald Head Island in Brunswick County. “I’ve done a lot of first looks and none compare to this one,” he said. “The groom was definitely […]

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    New museum exhibit showcases Cheerwine’s history in honor of the NC drink’s 100th birthday

    SALISBURY, N.C. — A new exhibit at the Rowan Museum in Salisbury commemorates the 100th anniversary of Cheerwine. The Cheerwine: 100 Years Exhibit opens at 1 p.m. Sunday at 202 North Main St. and documents the family business’ evolution through the years. It is free and open to the public and will be displayed until the end of the year. Exhibit hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. Various Cheerwine photos, artifacts and memorabilia will be on display. Organizers have […]

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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 […]