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Kerry Charles is a morning news anchor who also covers special assignments for FOX8 News. He joined the station after working for stations in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, and Shreveport, LA.

The Piedmont Triad feels like home to Kerry. It should! His mother was born in Statesville. In fact, he has a number of family members who still live in the area, as well as in several local communities.

Kerry is very active in the local community. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated, president of the Triad Association of Black Journalists, and volunteers at Aycock Middle School.

An Emmy award winner, Kerry was named a University of Cincinnati Communication Alumni Champion (2014). The distinction was only bestowed upon 50 alumni in the Department of Communication’s history. It helped mark the department’s 50th anniversary.

Communication Alumni Champions have gone on to achieve success in their careers or professions, have made a big a difference in their local communities, or have provided significant support to UC or the department.

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    Triad student working to help those who have fallen on hard times

    Teachers at the Middle College at GTCC Greensboro say this student’s energy fuels her classmates. Sophomore Bethany Leigh Mounce has camped out with her fellow student government members to raise awareness about homelessness and now she’s leading this year’s food drive. In 2014, she and other students were able to collect 370 nonperishable items.  This year they are close to reaching 2,000 donations. As FOX8’s Kerry Charles reports, Mounce is doing her part to help change the lives of those […]

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    Triad teen’s dedication earns him honorary board position

    For the past six years, a Triad teen has worked with a food drive in his community. During the most recent food drive, Jacob Coughlin helped raise more than 1,400 pounds of food and more than $500 in donations. His efforts have earned him an honorary position on the Greensboro Urban Ministry’s board. The Grimsley High School senior hasn’t decided where he wants to go to college, but he plans to study philosophy.  

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    Student strives for success while raising 3-year-old son

    College senior Kee’aera Hood stays busy. On top of all her extra-curricular activities, her first full-time job is taking care of her 3-year-old son. Hood, a biology major from Indian Trail, N.C., has been on the honor’s and dean’s lists since her freshman year. Now, she is serving as this year’s Miss Bennett College. After graduation, Hood plans to go to medical school. She wants to study at Wake Forest to become an OBGYN.  

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    Local student excels in science and music

    The very classes some students find boring and difficult are the ones a local teen loves the most. Zoe Kelley is a high school senior, who goes to school at the STEM early college at North Carolina A&T. She is number one in her class and doesn’t know where she wants to go to college quite yet. Kelley has applied to several schools and the U.S. Naval Academy.

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    Eastern Guilford High School student is serving up life lessons

    A Piedmont student is well on her way to success. Tiana Taylor says her busy schedule helps her stay disciplined and focused. The 17-year-old Eastern Guilford High School student is a socialite and a student athlete. Taylor plays volleyball, runs the 400-relay and participates in a summer track league. On top of all that, she still finds time to volunteer. After high school, Taylor wants to study exercise science and physical therapy at Winston-Salem State University.

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    Piedmont student pursues award-winning musical gift

    The Piedmont is booming with talented students, and this teen has found her passion. Sarah Lassiter has an award-winning gift — an instrument that’s been noted by family, friends, teachers and essentially everyone she meets. Lassiter said she plans to study music in college. She is considering several schools including Juilliard, Oberlin or the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.

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    Star student at Northeast Guilford Middle School has bright future

    A triad middle schooler is on top of her game — in the classroom and on the court. Northeast Guilford Middle School in McLeansville prides itself on students like seventh grader Jewel Bradshaw. The 12-year-old is an honor student and plans to get more involved at the school this year by trying out for the basketball team. In the future, Bradshaw said she plans to study music, law, or both.  

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    Triad teen vows to protect, serve

    A Triad teen is taking on the charge to protect and serve. Malcolm Saunders, 14, dreams of becoming an officer in High Point one day. The 14-year-old sophomore at the Early/Middle College at North Carolina A&T is already a police officer in training. For the past year, he’s been a member of the High Point Police Explorers, a group for teens interested in law enforcement.

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    Jamestown Middle eighth grader leads by example

    Wesley Misenheimer is an honor student at Jamestown Middle School. This eighth grader understands the importance being a leader but also knows when to follow. He takes pride in everything he does, whether it’s football or school work. Misenheimer’s passion is history and he does Civil War re-enactments with his father. In the future, he wants to study engineering at Clemson University and become a Green Beret.

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    This pint-sized actor is shooting for the stars

    This week’s Class Act is a pint-sized actor who already has his sights set on the Ivy League. Along Elm Street in downtown Greensboro, work is underway to bring a childhood favorite to life. Richmond Parris and the Community Theatre of Greensboro cast are getting ready for “The Lion King, Junior.” The 9-year-old is taking  his role very seriously. The fourth grader attends Jones Elementary Spanish Emersion and started performing with CTG three years ago. When he’s not on stage, Richmond […]

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    One Triad teen is teaching and building independence

    A Triad teen says he refuses to let being visually impaired stand in his way. In fact, he’s using lessons he’s learned to affect the lives of young children who have similar challenges. Tracy’s Little Red Schoolhouse in Winston-Salem has an afterschool and summer program for children who are blind or visually impaired. Shareff Stewart knows that very well.  The RJ Reynolds High School junior has been visually impaired since birth and first came to the center in 2007 The […]

  • Teen builds life-changing horse arena

    One teen spend hundreds of hours planning, fundraising and building a horse arena — to give Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center in Colfax a new home.


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