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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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    HIGH POINT, N.C. — It’s a good feeling for Isabella Heinbach and Grace Thurman the second they open their phones. Both are students at Wesleyan Christian Academy. A school recently embraced a new app called TBH, or “to be honest.” It’s a new positive app for students which is extremely popular for middle school students and some high school freshmen. Students vote anonymously on fellow classmates on a variety of questions. “Someone thinks I have talent,” Heinbach said. Some questions […]

  • Master plan for Winston-Salem’s East End

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It’s a vision Councilman Derwin Montgomery sees for the east side of town. “It grew out of the fact that we see so much downtown,” Montgomery said. He and a group of others have been working on the East End Master Plan for almost eight months. Now, it’s time to present. Montgomery said dozens of community officials and residents attended a meeting at First Calvary Baptist Church on Tuesday. What they talked about is future growth. “The details […]

  • 2 cases of Legionnaires’ confirmed at Randolph County retirement home

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Legionnaires’ disease is the top of discussion for a group of people at Cross Road Retirement Community. One of them being facility Executive Director Steve Rumbley. “Trying to keep our residents safe,” Rumbley said. The retirement facility recently confirmed two cases of the disease. One person is a former resident and the other is a current one who lives in the Alzheimer’s Care Center. Health experts said Legionnaires’ disease can be found in places like showers, […]

  • Trinity High School chaplain resigns after parent’s accusation

    TRINITY, N.C. — Dozens of Trinity residents have come out to show their support for former Trinity High School football chaplain Eric King. “Sadness and disappointment,” said David Mercadante, one of those supporting King. Mercadante has known King for years through church based functions. When he heard what happened, his initial thought was the impact King has on students. “Good influence on these students and these students need good influences in their life and as many as they can get,” […]

  • Local couple prepares home for High Point Market

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – Kathie Lukens is doing the final touch-ups around her house. She’s getting ready to move out, but not for good. “People suggested we rent our house out if we had somewhere else to go,” Lukens said. For the next 10 days, she will open her doors to fall furniture market visitors. “It happened to work out for us and then and we kind of went with it,” Lukens said. It’s something she and her family have […]

  • DOT working to improve safety at dangerous Triad intersections

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Repainting the lines at the intersection of Business 85 and North U.S. 311 is a huge help for drivers. The North Carolina Department of Transportation is working hard to improve intersection safety. It’s something concerned drivers call about all the time. “Oh yeah we get them everyday,” Division 7 Traffic Engineer Dawn McPherson said. “365 days a year.” She explained most intersection crashes are pointed in one direction. “A lot of it I think is driver […]

  • Roundabout aimed at helping with traffic issues near Davidson County Community College

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — It’s been a constant struggle for Davidson County Community College for 54 years. Traffic in either direction of Business 85 going to and from the college campus. “There’s a lot of traffic,” Campus Foundation Executive Director Jenny Varner said. “People are waiting to turn on campus.” Varner pointed out the traffic is a huge headache in the mornings and hopes an elongated roundabout is the solution. “It is our understanding that it will be the first […]

  • Widening part of N.C. 62 in Thomasville to help traffic flow

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — It’s a sight Eddy Creasey has seen for the past three years. Three to four trucks turning into Mohawk Industries causing a traffic jam. He said it happens all hours of the day. “Oh up to 10:30 p.m. It’s just unreal, the traffic,” Creasey said. Creasey explained it’s been a constant issue living just a few feet away from the facility. Now he can sleep a lot easier at night. “I feel better,” Creasey said. Craig Goodson, […]

  • Mom of 8-year-old hit by bullet in Greensboro speaks out

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Raven Jones still can’t believe someone shot her 8-year-old daughter Megan. “I’m traumatized,” Jones said. It all happened in broad daylight. “God covered her,” Jones said. Megan was staying with her grandma at the River Burch apartment complex. She was playing outside like she normally does. Jones just happened to be on the phone with her mom when she realized something wasn’t right. “She said, ‘I’m going to call you back,’ but she dropped the phone,” Jones said. […]

  • New policy to fight crime in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Fighting crime was at the top of the agenda at the city’s Community Housing, Neighborhood Development and Public Safety Committee meeting Tuesday. The room was full of people who want change. City Council Member Jeff Golden is one them. He represents the city’s third ward. “Yeah I’m concerned, very concerned,” Golden said. He says some the worst crime areas in High Point are Vernon, Pershing and Washington streets. “One way to fight blight is to decrease […]

  • Two Northeast Guilford High students charged after threatening to ‘shoot up’ the school

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Two Northeast Guilford High School students have been charged after making threats toward the school. The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office responded to Northeast in reference to threats to the school over an online post. On Wednesday at about 2:15 p.m., the school resource officer at Northeast was made aware of threats to the school that were posted on an online poll about Friday night football. Once a person voted for the “game of the week”  there […]

  • Woman, teen injured in hit-and-run in Burlington

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Deyanni King might be the the only reason why her friend is still here. “It made me feel pretty bad because I was with her,” King said. Both are victims of a hit-and-run which happened on West Sharpe Road Wednesday night. King said they were on their way to an apartment complex. She said she heard a car coming the second they crossed the road. “It didn’t come until we probably got right there,” King said. Both […]