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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.

Join Kerry weekdays starting at 4:30am.

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    High Point honor student has a love for reading

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — School just got out, but one Triad middle schooler is ready to get back in class. Caroline King is a standout student at Allen Jay Prep Academy in High Point. The 11-year-old has a passion for books and says she’d rather read than watch a movie.

  • A young leader with a bright future

    “May I take your order?” and “come back and see us.” Those are familiar phrases a high school senior says on a regular basis at her part-time job. Her position has helped her develop as a leader, grow as a person, give back and, through her company, earn some extra money for college. Kerry Charles introduces us to Dana Carty — a real class act.

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    Triad teen graduates with perfect attendance

    JAMESTOWN, N.C. — Being a successful student starts with showing up for class and one Triad teen is certainly making the grade. FOX8’s Kerry Charles spoke with a Ragsdale High School senior who is about to graduate with a perfect attendance record. Tristen Shuttle hasn’t missed a day of school from kindergarten until now.

  • High school senior has a love of composing

    Meet this Page High School composer, who spent five months working on his last piece — performed recently on the UNCG campus by the Greensboro Youth Symphony Orchestra. “I hope it sounds as cool as it did in my head,” Scott Shea said.

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    Student covers school’s special moments

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Getting ready for graduation is a busy time for one high school senior. Abram Booth is vice-president of the Student Leadership Council, he’s in the National Honor Society and he volunteers at area hospitals. When he’s not doing that, you’re likely to find him covering special events at his school. Booth plans to attend East Carolina University in the fall. Then he plans to go on to medical school to become an orthopedic spine surgeon.

  • Guilford students attend service learning conference

    Some local students were able to show how they are making a difference in their communities and how easy it is for others to do the same. They went to Washington to present to 1,500 people at a national service learning conference.

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    Young dancer has sights set on stardom

    MCLEANSVILLE, N.C. — One McLeansville Elementary School student  found her passion early on in life. When she’s not in class, 10-year-old Briona Bojorquez could be on the other side of the world strutting her stuff. Bojorquez spends four hours everyday in dance class. She isn’t just talented either, she’s also smart. Bojorquez won her school’s science fair and went on to the county competition where she received an honorable mention. After high school she plans to go to a dance school.

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    Changing lives one note at a time

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — For senior Aislinn Antrim being home-schooled allows her to give back to the community. The honors student spends about four hours each week exposing young minds to the power of the piano. Antrim has been teaching piano lessons at the Macedonia Family Resource Center in High Point for nearly four years. Her efforts have even earned her “the governor’s volunteer award”. Antrim also secured a $2,000 grant.  That money was used to get music books for each […]

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    Student’s eye for photography gains him national recognition

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A group of students from Northwest Guilford High School entered drawings, paintings and blue prints, and won regional awards. One student, Kendall Holbrook, went on to earn a national medal in the Scholastic Arts Competition. Thousands of students from all across the country entered the competition, but Holbrook’s photo of a book on fire in the water made him stand out. Holbrook’s teacher said his commitment to the craft says a lot about his character. “I […]

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    Greensboro student writes book based on travels

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — She may not be old enough to drive, but this Northwest Middle schooler has already published her first book. At only 12 years old, Paris Stankewich wrote and illustrated the book “Turtlee in Paris”. The story is all about her plush turtle traveling around the world. “When we went to Paris, France, I took pictures of my plush turtle all over and so I started writing a book about it,” Paris said. Now, Paris is working on a sequel called “Turtlee in […]

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    Greensboro middle school student’s talent shines in and out of the classroom

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — One Aycock Middle School eighth grader is using his talents to shine in and out of the classroom. Noah Lea knows practice counts in music class and in sports. He does it all, from football to wrestling, but still considers himself a student first. Lea’s passion for science took him to the regional science competition and earned him third place for the third year in a row. The 13-year-old said he works hard because you never know who’s […]

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    Class Act: Student’s project designed to honor American heroes

    EDEN, N.C. — A Piedmont teen decided to make his Eagle Scout project a tribute to those who serve in the military. His labor of love pays tribute to the brave men and women of Eden who fought to defend freedom and never made it home. Matthew West started his project two years ago at 15 years old. Now he said he hopes his monument will serve as a reminder that,”freedom is not free.”


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