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    Why domestic violence victims can’t ‘just leave’

    If you have been fortunate enough to never have been in an abusive relationship, you may not understand why it can be extremely difficult for domestic violence victims to leave their abusive partners. FOX8’s Julie Grant spoke with Susan Brady of Family Services of the Piedmont to better understand this complex issue. Brady says one of the biggest misconceptions about domestic violence is that it is easy to leave and escape the abuse. Leaving is actually the hardest thing to […]

  • Taking control of your credit

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — If your life depended on it, would you know what is on your credit report? If you don’t, you’re not alone. Experts, however, say you should know what is on your credit report for many reasons. To take control of your credit, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper recommends beginning with the credit bureaus and reviewing your credit report. “I think it is important for consumers to know about your credit report and get control of it,” […]

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    Last minute fitness tips to get your body swimsuit ready

    If you are pushing the panic button because bathing suit season is right around the corner, do not fret. While you will not be able to look like a fitness model overnight, you can make your own body look its best with some very simple exercise and diet tips. FOX8’s Julie Grant went to The Rush Fitness Complex on Wendover Avenue Monday and spoke with certified personal trainer Lisa Grigley. Julie learned fast and easy workout moves you can do […]

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    Groundhogs visit FOX8, seek out volunteers for wildlife rehabilitation groups

    Hansel and Gretel, two educational groundhogs, paid the FOX8 team a visit Friday, to seek out volunteers in the community. Two local wildlife rehabilitation groups came to talk about how they care for sick and injured wild animals. In order to engage in wildlife care, you must be licensed. Piedmont Wildlife Rehab Inc. and Wildlife Care Inc. are two licensed, non-profit groups that bring sick and injured animals to Dr. Paul Bencuya at Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital in High Point. […]

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    Caring for our wildlife: Local veterinarian makes it his mission

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — With a great sense of humor and a really big heart, Dr. Paul Bencuya makes a living treating domestic animals. At Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital in High Point, he is fondly known as “Dr. Paul.” There, he cares for mostly dogs and cats, but he treats wild and exotic animals too. He does not get paid for it, does not get a “thanks” for it, but he absolutely loves it. With 24 years of practice, Dr. […]

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    Fly ash and concrete: Coal combustion by-product use

    Fly ash is a by-product of coal combustion. It can be reused in concrete production as a supplementary cementitious material. “It is kind of ironic that it is a coal combustion by-product, but it reduces the carbon footprint of concrete overall,” said Eric Misenheimer, technical service manager at Chandler Concrete Company, Inc., based in Burlington. According to Misenheimer, when coal ash is added to the concrete-making process, it reduces the amount of Portland cement that is needed. Misenheimer said that by […]

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    Protecting your privacy in today’s technological world

    If you think you have complete privacy, even inside your own home, you may want to think again. Technological devices allow for an enormous amount of data to be gathered. And often times, we don’t even know it. FOX8’s Julie Grant spoke with legal expert and nationally-known Elon Law School Professor Steve Friedland to better understand how you can protect your privacy. Friedland says just as you would close the curtains and shut the door at home, you should turn […]

  • Privacy rights: Who is watching you?

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — When you want some privacy, where do you go? If you stay inside your home, what are you doing? Depending on your answer, someone may be watching you. They may also know more about you than you could have ever imagined. FOX8 spoke with legal expert Steve Friedland to better understand how you may be watched during the course of your daily activities. Friedland holds a Juris Doctor degree, a Masters of Laws degree, and a Doctor […]

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    MediBid, an online auction website where doctors bid for patients

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — An online marketplace where doctors can bid for medical procedures ranging from tummy tucks to hip replacements is experiencing big growth as Americans worry about rising health care costs. The site, MediBid, was launched in 2010 by Ralph Weber, who likens it to a Priceline.com for medical care. Users receive multiple bids from doctors, and typically pay up to 80% less than the uninsured rate and 50% less than the insurance-discounted price for procedures. But patients […]

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    The truth behind veggie chips

    Remember when you were little and your mother would tell you to eat your vegetables? Hopefully, these days, you don’t need to be told. You also don’t want to be fooled into thinking store-bought veggie chips are necessarily good for you. FOX8’s Julie Grant shows us what’s really in these veggie snacks.

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    Allergies and aging: New allergies can develop at any age

    When the fall season arrives in the Piedmont, beautiful fall foliage arrives, too. While the colorful leaves can be a sight for sore eyes, so to speak, the leaves may literally cause sore eyes for those with allergies. Some people expect their allergy symptoms to strike when the seasons change, and others might not realize what they are experiencing is, in fact, an allergy. FOX8 went to the Allergy and Asthma Center of North Carolina and spoke with Dr. Sokun […]

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    Domestic violence initiative focuses on offenders

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — You may know October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Violence between intimate partners is a serious issue that can easily turn deadly, which is why we see many efforts aimed at supporting victims. But one local effort in High Point is zeroing in on the offenders. And, in many cases, working to stop violence before it starts. FOX8’s Julie Grant has the story.


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