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Paul Choate joined the FOX8 family as a web producer in October 2013.

He came to FOX8 from High Country Press, a newspaper in Boone where he worked first as a general assignment reporter and later as the managing editor.

Originally from the small mountain town of Sparta, Paul has called North Carolina “home” his entire life and loves living in the Piedmont Triad.

Paul is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

When he is not finding and creating content for MyFOX8.com and our social media platforms, Paul is probably cheering on his beloved Los Angeles Lakers, Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Braves.

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    Threat toward Archdale-Trinity Middle prompts extra law enforcement presence at school Tuesday

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A threat toward Archdale-Trinity Middle School was posted on social media over the weekend and extra law enforcement personnel will be at the school Tuesday, according to Tim Moody, public information officer for the Randolph County School System. A call to ATMS parents from Principal Todd Beane said, “I am calling to make you aware that a threat towards Archdale-Trinity Middle School was posted on social media over the weekend. Please know that the Randolph County […]

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    Explosion blows woman off boat on Lake Norman

    SHERRILLS FORD, N.C. — A woman was airlifted to a hospital with serious burns after she was blown off a boat that caught fire on Lake Norman Monday evening, according to WBTV. Officials told WBTV the incident happened in the Sherills Ford area of the lake. Five people were reportedly on the boat when it caught fire around 5 p.m. Witnesses said four people jumped from the boat before it exploded. The woman was blown off the boat. Two North […]

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    Multiple people arrested after large fight at High Point park

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point police made multiple arrests after they broke up a large fight in City Lake Park. According to HPPD dispatchers, a High Point park ranger called for additional officers at 4:01 p.m. Monday. The ranger reported a large fight in progress. Six officers responded to the scene. Officers at the scene said they will maintain a presence in the park to keep order An estimated 3,000 people were in the park this afternoon, authorities said. […]

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    North Carolina native’s powerful Harvard graduation speech goes viral

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A North Carolina native’s graduation speech at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education has gone viral. Donovan Livingston, a Fayetteville native, took the stage last Wednesday to deliver a to deliver a spoken word poem at a convocation of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Charlotte Observer reports. In his poem, Livingston spoke about the hurdles black people must overcome in today’s society. Within hours after his speech, video of it went viral on the Harvard Graduate School of […]

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    Man accused of killing mother, baby daughter in Galax now faces rape, child pornography charges

    GALAX, Va. — The man accused of killing 28-year-old Alyssa Ann Kenny and her daughter, 21-month-old Anastasia Leighann Alley, now faces federal charges. Richard Denny Nofsinger Jr., 36, of Galax, was arrested on May 17 in connection with the mother and daughter’s deaths and charged with first-degree murder. Nofsinger now faces federal rape and child pornography charges. In a criminal complaint obtained by WDBJ, a United States Secret Service agent says Nofsinger was arrested for the “murder and rape of both Alyssa Ann […]

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    Man accused of carjacking 75-year-old man in Burlington arrested by Greensboro police

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police have arrested a man who is accused of carjacking a 75-year-old man at gunpoint in Burlington last week. Jerrell Bobby Moore, 39, of Greensboro, was arrested along with three other people in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo at 3305 Battleground Avenue, Greensboro, at 10:40 a.m., according to Greensboro police Public Information Officer Susan Danielsen. Greensboro police investigators believe they have enough evidence to charge the four with attempted bank robbery, Danielsen said. Detectives […]

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    Burlington Splash Park will open to the public on Saturday

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — The Burlington Splash Park at City Park is set to open on Saturday. The park will be open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is no cost for admission at the Splash Park. The park is sponsored in part by Impact Alamance. For additional information, contact the Maynard Aquatic Center at (336) 222-5043.

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    Motorcyclist injured in accident involving car in Davidson County

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A motorcyclist was injured in an accident in Davidson County on Wednesday evening, according to Highway Patrol. The accident happened near the intersection of N.C. 109 and Midway School Road at about 6:30 p.m. A motorcycle and a car collided in the accident, troopers said. The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Troopers on the scene said alcohol was involved in the crash. The identities of the driver of the […]

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    Pedestrian struck by vehicle in High Point, taken to hospital

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and injured in High Point on Tuesday afternoon, according to High Point police dispatch. The incident happened at 4:31 p.m. in the 700 block of West English Road. High Point police said the pedestrian was an adult male who was either chasing or being chased by a dog. He ran into the street and was struck by a vehicle. The victim was transported to High Point Regional Hospital and […]

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    Fire rips through Bassett Racing shop in Forsyth County

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Multiple fire crews responded to a fire at a race shop in southern Forsyth County on Friday night. The fire happened at 1910 Welfare Road, which has a Winston-Salem postal address but is actually south of the city on the Davidson County line. Crews were dispatched at 7:50 p.m. The shop belongs to the Bassett Racing team — Ronnie Bassett Sr., Ronnie Bassett Jr. and Dillon Bassett. The fire started when Ronnie Bassett Sr. parked a […]

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    Suspect sought for attempted robbery of Dollar Tree, robbery of Sheetz in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police are searching for a suspect in connection with the attempted robbery of a Dollar Tree and the robbery of a Sheetz, according to a news release from Lt. T.D. Moore. At 6:56 p.m. Friday, officers responded to the Dollar Tree at 2723 Ring Road in reference to an attempted robbery. The suspect allegedly entered the business armed with a handgun but left the premises with no money. The suspect left on foot in an unknown direction. […]

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    Woman sought by police for stealing prescription drugs from Archdale pharmacy

    ARCHDALE, N.C. — Archdale police are searching for a woman accused of robbing a local pharmacy. On Thursday at 5:12 p.m., a woman entered the Rite Aid located at 11316 N. Main St. and approached the pharmacist with a note demanding prescription drugs, according to Lt. Det. C.D. Jones with Archdale police. The note also said that the woman was armed with a handgun. After receiving the medication, the woman exited the store and left the scene. The suspect was described as […]


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