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Michael Spears comes to the Triad from Yakima and is excited to take the next step in his career on the East Coast.

His interest in journalism began early in high school as a writer for the school newspaper and eventually as copy editor for his school’s yearbook. This interest later grew as he became responsible for presenting announcements on-camera, which inspired him to study journalism in college.

Michael is originally from Seattle and graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Sociology. During his time as a ‘Cane, Michael took full advantage of the opportunities at the campus TV station, UMTV, working both in-front and behind the camera.

As an undergraduate, he interned at NBC in Miami and also on the network level at CBS News in New York City. Michael’s experience in New York cemented his desire to one day become a network correspondent.

Prior to arriving in the Triad, Michael worked for two years as a one-man band reporter in Yakima, Washington.

In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors, reading and exercising. He also loves travelling and visiting new places. Michael is excited to be living in North Carolina and would like to meet as many people in the community as possible!

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    ‘Co//ab’ opens in Greensboro, offers work space for students and entrepreneurs

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Co//ab opened its doors Monday, adding nearly 5,000 square feet of co-working space in downtown Greensboro for students and entrepreneurs. The building space, located at 229 N. Greene Street, was donated by Elon University and renovated with help of community partners. Co-working involves shared working environments, where people have access to services, amenities and programming, helpful for starting businesses or completing projects alongside other inspired individuals. The Greensboro Partnership, which runs Co//ab, says members will have access […]

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    ‘Homes for Our Heroes’ completes first of several homes for homeless Piedmont veterans

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Homes for Our Heroes Project hit a symbolic milestone this Veterans Day. Renovations were completed on the first of five homes along Cameron Avenue in Winston-Salem that will provide permanent housing to homeless Piedmont veterans. The organization behind the project, Whole Man Ministries of North Carolina, says three of the homes will be duplexes designated for homeless veterans. The remaining two will be 3-bedroom homes available for low-income families. On Tuesday, dozens of volunteers, many veterans […]

  • Helping homeless veterans

    It’s a place in life Darryl Fleming never imagined he’d end up. Out of a job and without a place to call home. “I proudly served my country and I wouldn’t change that for the world,” said Army veteran Darryl Fleming. The Servant House in Greensboro has been Fleming’s home for the last year and a half. “It’s been pretty good road,” Fleming said. “On my way to getting back on my feet.” Fleming says he was fired from his […]

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    Thousands of criminal cases in Greensboro solved thanks to Crime Stoppers tips

    It’s a program that’s helped crack thousands of cases in the Piedmont and take dangerous criminals off the streets. Greensboro’s Crime Stoppers program has received more than 30,000 tips by phone, text and web since it began in 1981. With the promise of anonymity, and up to $2,000 in reward money, those tips have helped close nearly 8,000 criminal cases. Crime Stoppers Coordinator Rebecca Fallon says although many of the tipsters call about drug-related activity, nearly 100 homicide cases have […]

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    Thomson Plastics opening plant in Lexington, will create 38 full-time jobs

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Georgia-based Thomson Plastics, Inc. is planning to open a manufacturing plant in Lexington along Highway 64 and create 38 full-time jobs, according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce. The state awarded Thomson Plastics a $750,000 loan to assist with the $3 million renovation of the former Tarheel Plastics building in Davidson County. Thomson Plastics manufactures plastic injection molded casings used in golf cart motors, lawn mowers and other machines. The loan was announced this week by […]

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    Take a ghost tour through downtown Greensboro this Halloween

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Carolina History and Haunts is offering two ghost tours this Halloween that will take you back in time through the streets of downtown Greensboro and may change the way you view the Piedmont city forever. The 90-minute walking tour makes stops at more than a half-dozen historic properties, from the Blandwood Mansion to the Carolina Theatre, each offering unique ghostly stories. Tour guides also provide history lessons along the way. Carolina History and Haunts spoke with FOX8′s […]

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    Firefighters rescue man from burning home in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man was pulled to safety by firefighters through a window of a burning home in Greensboro early Thursday. Firefighters responded to the fire at 1406 Tillery Drive around 7:19 a.m. The man suffered minor cuts/burns and smoke inhalation, but is expected to be OK. Officials say the man lived in the home with his wife and a dog. His wife had already left for work. The dog was killed in the blaze. The fire alarm company alerted firefighters […]

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    Two arrested after meth lab bust in Asheboro sent three officers to the hospital

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Two people have been arrested in connection with a meth lab discovery that sent three Asheboro Police officers to the hospital. The officers were treated after they were exposed to an unknown substance while responding to a domestic disturbance in Asheboro early Wednesday morning. Police responded to 908 Center St., Apt. E, around 7:48 a.m. for a report of a domestic dispute. Both a man and a woman have been arrested. Authorities have not yet identified them or […]

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    Woman stabbed to death in Randolph County identified

    TRINITY, N.C. — Randolph County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating after a woman was found stabbed to death in her Trinity home early Tuesday morning. Deputies say neighbors called 911 after they found the woman’s body just after 2 a.m. inside a mobile home at 964 Loflin Hill Road, Lot 24. The woman has been identified as Tammy Sellers Holland of the same residence where she reportedly lived alone. The  neighbors say they went to check on Holland Monday after noticing her car was still in the driveway when she […]

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    13-year-old shot in Winston-Salem home invasion

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A 13-year-old boy is recovering after being shot during a home invasion in Winston-Salem late Wednesday evening. Police responded to the shooting at a residence on East Fourth Street just before midnight. The boy’s stepfather told FOX8′s Michael Spears that he was asleep with the boy’s mother when they heard glass breaking inside the house. When they went to investigate, they saw three men in ski masks and the 13-year-old was face down on the floor. “We […]

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    House explosion under investigation in Reidsville

    REIDSVILLE, N.C. — The Rockingham Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a house exploded in Reidsville Monday evening. The house was located at 1699 Highway 158 East, Reidsville. Crews were dispatched at 8:39 p.m. No injuries were reported. The Yanceyville Road Fire Department arrived on scene to find windows in the highway and debris approximately 100 feet in all directions from the house. The house was completely leveled. Fire Marshal Robert Cardwell said the house had been vacant, but all utilities were active inside the structure. During a […]

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    ‘Field of Fears’ event to last through Halloween

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A new fall festival is underway in Winston-Salem that promises to deliver fun for the entire family, including a scarecrow build for the little ones and “The Darkroom” experience for teens. The Field of Fears debuted Thursday evening at BB&T Ballpark and will run through Halloween. It’s a unique partnership between The Winston-Salem Dash and Peppercorn Theatre. Attractions include a “Face Your Fears” walk where people get a chance to conquer their fears of everything from clowns, […]


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