Michael Polarchy is pleased to call FOX8 his new home. He’s a true Florida native. Michael was born in Winter Haven and graduated from Winter Haven High School. He went on to graduate from the University of South Florida.

So far, Michael’s career has taken him to a newsroom in Illinois. He was a multimedia journalist at KHQA in Quincy. There, he saw snow for the first time, which was an experience he’ll always remember.

While in school, Michael was an intern at WFLA and WFTS in Tampa, Florida. He graduated in 2014 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

He’s more than happy to be back in a warm-weather climate state like North Carolina!

Michael is looking forward to enjoying everything the Triad has to offer.

Please don’t hesitate to say hi or send him an email at Michael.Polarchy@wghp.com or contact him either via Facebook at MichaelPolarchyWGHP or Twitter @MPFox8.

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    GREENSBORO, N.C. – One woman was killed and another victim was injured after a shooting Friday night in Greensboro, according to Greensboro police. Pamela Crumpton Hooks, 34, died from an apparent gunshot wound after being taken to the hospital, Greensboro police said in a press release. Officers were called to a home at 716 Hidden Lake Court shortly after 9:30 p.m. Friday where both victims were found with apparent gunshot wounds. “We were very close. She’s my only daughter,” said […]

  • Man speaks out after being victim of road rage in Davidson County

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. – A man is speaking out after being the victim of road rage in Davidson County. Jacob Greenleaf was driving on Old Highway 52 around 1 a.m. Friday. He just dropped off his friend and was on his way home. That’s when he encountered a white sport utility vehicle that was pulling out of a drive way. He honked his horn. “They sort of stopped and backed up a little bit,” Greenleaf said. He thought everything was alright. It […]

  • City leaders to take closer look at Summit Avenue apartments after fatal fire

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It took a tragedy to make a group of refugees feel empowered enough to make their voices heard. This comes after five kids died following an apartment fire on Summit Avenue Saturday morning. Their concerns were heard Wednesday night when they met with city officials. They spoke up about the living conditions inside of the apartments. “[We want] safe and better living conditions,” Jalloh’s Upright Services Executive Director Franca Jollah said. Jalloh feels this isn’t too much […]

  • All 5 children who were in the apartment fire in Greensboro have died

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – All five children who were in the apartment fire in Greensboro on Saturday have died, according to a nursing supervisor at Brenner Children’s Hospital. Two of the children died Saturday and the remaining three died Sunday after being taken off life support at the children’s hospital. The fire happened at the apartment complex at 3100 Summit Avenue near Cone Boulevard. Firefighters were called shortly before 4 a.m. and had the fire out by about 4:15 a.m. Arriving […]

  • 2 children dead, 3 others in critical condition after apartment fire in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Two children died and three others are in critical condition after an early morning apartment fire in Greensboro, according to the Greensboro News & Record, citing Doug Allred with Cone Health. The surviving children were taken from Moses Cone Hospital to Brenner Children’s Hospital. One adult was also injured and has been treated and released. The fire happened at 3100 Summit Avenue near Cone Boulevard. The adult and children were found inside and taken out by Greensboro […]

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    LEXINGTON, N.C. — The Lexington Chamber of Commerce expects a huge turnout for their Alive After Five music concert. “Between 500 and 1,000 people here tonight,” said Lexington Chamber of Commerce CEO Kent Beck said. This event kicks off their summer concerts. “It’s the second Friday of the month May through September,” Beck said. He plans to make sure everything goes according to plan. That includes making sure people don’t wander off where they’re not supposed to. The concert had […]

  • Church group to renovate worn out warehouse in Graham

    GRAHAM, N.C. – A worn out and tattered warehouse in Graham is getting an ultimate transformation. The bare bone structure and industrial look of the old building on West Harden Street is perfect for Trailhead Church Joshua Gresham. “It was kind of a no brainer,” said Graham. “Once we walked in, we immediately fell in love.” It’s the new place of worship for the church. Gresham says they were growing out of their old building and sold it, using the money they […]

  • Lexington homeowners upset over mailbox placement demands

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  • 1 dead after deputy-involved shooting in Alamance County

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — It’s chilling words key witness Cheyenne Hilliard will never forget. “‘Billy put down the gun, Billy put down the gun,'” Hilliard said. They were said by the Alamance County sheriff’s deputies before they shot and killed the suspect, whom they have identified as 48-year-old Billy Carson Pike Jr., Wednesday night. Hilliard says she called 911 just before 11 p.m. That’s when she heard the all too familiar sounds of another argument and more. “Then there was […]

  • Davidson County neighborhood targeted in string of break-ins

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A neighborhood in the Welcome area has recently been a target of a string of break-ins. The sheriff’s office says a few of them happened on Crescent Court over the weekend. Jeremy Robins just moved to this community two months ago from St. Louis. He says his property has been broken into twice already. The first happened just a few weeks ago. “Someone did try to break into our house and I was gone,” Robins said. […]

  • Man fights for his life after being shot at Winston-Salem apartment complex

    WINSTON SALEM, N.C. – An entire community is praying for a miracle after a shooting in Winston-Salem left one man seriously injured. Investigators said 29-year-old Lamarr June was shot several times Saturday night at an apartment complex on Ferrell Court. Police are still looking for a suspect. “He loved laughing and loved life,” said Lamarr’s friend Uno Marley. That’s how other friends also described June, who is currently fighting for his life in a hospital. “Fifteen, 20 years, man I […]

  • Pastor watches his Asheboro church set on fire during controlled burn due to mold

    ASHEBORO, N.C. – There wasn’t much to say for Pastor Eric Johnson. All he could do was watch his church go up in flames as firefighters destroyed the building in a controlled fire. Never in a million years did he think the Providence Baptist Church in Asheboro would burn the way it did on Friday. In 2008, Johnson received the church as a gift from the previous congregation, The Gospel Baptist Church. “They gave us everything,” Johnson said. “From 2008 […]