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

He moved 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.

Paul lives in Greensboro with his fiancée, Kristina, and their rambunctious dog, Jack.

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    Police respond to armed robbery in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Police responded to an armed robbery on Friday evening. According to dispatch, officers responded to 1606 N. Hamilton St. in reference to a robbery. One shot was fired during the incident. No injuries were reported.

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    NC man, wife charged with drowning puppy

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina couple was charged in what was called a “horrific case of animal cruelty.” According to WNCN, Fort Bragg soldier John Garrett Burrow, 22, and his wife, Kelsey Caroline Burrow, 20, were arrested on Thursday after authorities said they intentionally drowned their puppy. John Burrow allegedly tied the puppy’s feet together using a parachute cord and then tied its feet to its nose before throwing it in a pond. The puppy had run away from home […]

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    Blind mother sees her newborn son for the first time with special eyewear

    GUELPH, Canada — A specialized set of glasses allowed a mother to see her newborn son for the first time. According to CBC News, 29-year-old Kathy Beitz was diagnosed with Stargardt disease when she was 11. Though she has some peripheral vision, she developed a blind spot in the center of her field of vision and is legally blind. Using a special device from eSight, she saw her son Aksel for the first very first time — who is currently a few […]

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    Teacher admits to sex with student inside teacher’s lounge multiple times

    WAYNOKA, Okla. — An Oklahoma teacher has admitted to having sex with a student multiple times in the teacher’s lounge at the school. Officials say it was an anonymous tip that led to 32-year-old Daresa Poe admitting she had been sexually involved with a student, KFOR reported. Poe and the student had allegedly been meeting up since December. Both admitted to having sex in Poe’s home, in the student’s vehicle and several times in the Waynoka School teacher’s lounge. When Poe was questioned by […]

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    Cat hilariously explains human game rituals in new Super Bowl ad

    Friskies teamed up with Buzzfeed to create a hilarious Super Bowl ad, continuing the popular “Dear Kitten” series. In the ad, the wise, older cat tells the kitten about human rituals during the game, including sloppy eating and “costumes” (jerseys). “At random intervals, they all shout,” the older cat says as the humans celebrate with high-fives. “And the person who gets up the fastest and shouts the loudest is the winner, and gets to hit everyone else.” According to Huffington Post, […]

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    Person ejected from vehicle in accident in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — At least one person was injured in an accident on East Washington Drive on Thursday evening. A vehicle overturned in the Washington Terrace Park, according to High Point 911. An occupant of a vehicle was ejected in the accident. Alcohol or another impairing substance was possibly a factor in the accident. UPDATE: 1600-blk of Washington Dr, Alcohol or another impairing subject was possibly a factor in this accident. — High Point 911 (@HighPoint911) January 23, 2015 ALERT: […]

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    NC dog set to be euthanized even though it has never bitten anyone

    NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. — A 2-year-old boxer mix in North Carolina that, according to her owners, is a very sweet dog, will be euthanized by Animal Services. According to WECT, New Hanover County Animals Services has a very different view of the dog than its owners. Animal Services deemed the dog, named Honey, as potentially dangerous in June after five separate civil and state citations were filed regarding the owner’s inability to control the dog. “All of the different accounts […]

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    California police charge suspect in infamous four-decade old ‘Gypsy Hill murders’

    SAN MATEO COUNTY, Calif. — Nearly 40 years after the infamous “Gypsy Hill muders,” California investigators said Thursday they have the man behind at least two of the five killings. According to Fox News, police in San Mateo County announced murder charges against Rodney Halblower, 66, in connection with the 1976 killings of Paula Baxter, 17, and Veronica Anne Cascio, 18. Halblower was already serving time in Oregon State Prison on an unrelated charge of attempted murder. Investigators linked Halblower to […]

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    2-year-old dead after accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound

    PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida toddler is dead after he accidentally shot himself Wednesday afternoon. According to WPTV, the toddler found a loaded handgun in the glove compartment of the family car. Officials say he pointed the gun at his chest and pulled the trigger when no one was looking. The Pinellas County sheriff said the boy’s father, Kevin Ahles, put his 2-year-old son, Kaleb, in the car as the family was preparing to move to Hernando County. As […]

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    Westchester Drive in High Point reopened after accident

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A vehicle accident caused Westchester Drive to shut down in both directions Thursday afternoon. The road has reopened. The accident happened on Westchester Drive at Homestead Avenue. According to High Point 911, an injury was reported and a car was overturned. UPDATE: Westchester is shut down both directions due to the accident. Please avoid the area, major traffic issues at this time. — High Point 911 (@HighPoint911) January 22, 2015 UPDATE: Westchester / Homestead. All occupants […]

  • Homeowner killed in Guilford County robbery; suspects armed, on the run

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Two suspects are on the run following a robbery and shooting just outside the city limits of High Point. Authorities responded to 1603 E. Fairfield Road in reference to a robbery. Sheriff’s deputies say 57-year-old Vann Yates, of the residence, was shot during the robbery. Yates was transported to High Point Regional Hospital and later to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Both suspects are armed with handguns, according to Guilford County Sheriff’s Office Col. […]

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    Man attacks K-9, officers during arrest

    GREENVILLE, S.C. — A man faces multiple charges after he allegedly kicked and hit a police dog while officers were trying to arrest him. According to WHNS, deputies went to the home of 21-year-old James Tyler Baucom early Saturday morning to serve warrants for traffic offenses. Baucom refused to exit the home and officers went in with a K-9 to arrest him. He was located hiding in a closet and punched the K-9 in the face. He then kicked the […]


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