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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.

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Recent Articles
  • Family of five in Winston-Salem is without a home right before Christmas after house fire

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A family of five is now without a home right before Christmas. A fire destroyed the Perdue’s family home on Helen Avenue Saturday night around 8 p.m. Sabrina Perdue said a Christmas ornament made from her son who passed away was just one item she could save. She said the fire started in the attic above bathroom. “Had the kids in the house getting ready to take a bath,” Perdue said. Luckily, that didn’t happen. Perdue said […]

  • Davidson County residents say mail being tampered with

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — It’s a terrible situation when you go to your mailbox and see open letters and packages. This is what Jan Hepler has been going through since the beginning of this week. Her frustration started on Monday when somehow a letter came undone. In it contained private information no one should see except for her. “Then yesterday a card was opened,” Hepler said. Hepler said what they were looking for was nowhere to be found. “Possibly thought […]

  • Police looking for suspect who shattered local nail salon’s door and stole money

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – A nail salon found out the hard way that no cash register is safe anymore from thieves. Miss Nails was broken into late Saturday. Police say someone shattered the front door and stole $300. Investigators say they found fingerprints which they hope will lead to the crooks. It’s the shattered glass and broken door that have become familiar to other businesses in this part of High Point. “It’s happened twice here at our office,” said State […]

  • New details emerge in Davidson County animal cruelty case

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Three dogs — Cleo, Athena and Ulysses — were rescued by Davidson County Animal Control last Thursday. Deputies say it was a neighbor who tipped police off about the conditions of the dogs. A family of four, Terry Ray Potts Sr., Crystal Potts, Christopher Potts and Terry Ray Potts Jr., appeared in court on Monday. They are charged with animal cruelty, animal abandonment and felony kill animal by starvation. For Cleo and Athena, a few days […]

  • Kernersville police warn about possible holiday phone scams

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — One call is all it takes for someone to steal your holiday shopping money. According to the Kernersville Police Department, this almost happened to one person recently. “They found it to be suspicious,” said Kernersville Officer J.L. Ansel. “I don’t believe they actually gave this person any money”. Ansel said the person trying to steal money posed as a member of law enforcement. An issue which always increases around this time of year. “Well anytime anybody is […]

  • Online survey allows community members to help reshape Lexington economic development plan

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — There’s always room for economic growth in any direction in Lexington. “I would like to see maybe some small industry come,” Lexington resident Tisha Tuttle said. “I want to see more people have more jobs really,” resident Tommie King said. Some people say key investments could also trigger economic development. “Like old buildings, like some of these mills that have just sat and fallen into disrepair,” Davidson County resident Belinda Black said. These concerns are exactly what […]

  • Woman starts petition calling for justice for abused Davidson County dog

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Angie Allred wants justice for Tank. FOX8 first told you about Tank and two other dogs found at 818 Hargrave St. in Lexington last week. Investigators say they were all emaciated and starved. Tank was so hungry he started to eat his own tail and later had to be euthanized. “Things like this can’t keep going unpunished,” Allred said. Allred was devastated once she saw what happened to Tank. With pets of her own, she knew the dogs deserved […]

  • Mom who rescues horses speaks out about daughter’s animal cruelty arrest in Lexington

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Betty Toler has always had a passion for horses. So much so that she wanted to rescue them from harmful environments and nurse them back to good health. Since 2012, she’s done just that with 32 horses. Toler has three of her own who constantly roam around eating hay in her front yard. “I decided it was something I wanted to do one day,” Toler said. Toler appears the complete opposite of her daughter Rayne Stevenson when […]

  • $1,200 worth of Christmas gifts for children stolen from local toy drive organization

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Donna Whiteman is almost brought to tears. She found out that two people stole Christmas gifts that were meant for her students at Oakhill Elementary School. “You know they’re stealing from babies,” Whiteman said. Whiteman said come Monday, she’ll have to tell them Christmas might not come this year. “It’s hard to think that they’ve been violated in such a way,” Whiteman said. The two thieves stole the gifts from a local toy drive organization. Director James […]

  • Greensboro church gives Thanksgiving meals to first response crews

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Immanuel Baptist Church in Greensboro has fed first responders a Thanksgiving meal for the past 30 years. Worshipers cook for hours inside the kitchen instead of being at home with their families. A hot cooked meal is what they show in return for emergency officials who never stop protecting us all. “We feel like they have to work today protecting us and we want to make sure they have a Thanksgiving dinner,” said church member Janice Osborne. […]

  • Two charged in Davidson County animal abuse case

    LEXINGTON, N.C — It devastated Gregory McCoy every day to see Tank Struggle to stay alive. Tank was just one of three emaciated dogs taken from 818 Hargrave Street Monday evening. “I was in tears,” McCoy said. The other two dogs were taken to the Davison County Animal and expected to make a full recovery. Police have now charged Wesley and Rayne Stevenson with animal cruelty and misdemeanor child abuse. McCoy said he came home on Monday and saw tank […]

  • Charges expected in Davidson County animal abuse case

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Police are expected to charge the owner of three dogs who were taken to the Davidson County Animal Shelter Monday evening. Investigators say the dogs were taken from a house on Hargrave Street. All three were malnourished and emaciated. You could see the rib cages in all three of the dogs. The animal shelter called Mindy Faircloth, with the Davidson County Animal Alliance, for help. Faircloth is on a mission to make sure that two of the three […]