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Contact: Paul.Choate@wghp.com

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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    2 adults, 2 juveniles in custody in High Point homicide of innocent bystander

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Police now have four suspects in custody in connection with the murder of a man police called an “innocent bystander.” Dominiq Marquan Deloach, 18, of High Point, Dontrelle Lamont Jenkins, 18, of High Point, and two juveniles are in custody charged with homicide. Deloach and Jenkins are also charged with robbery with a firearm and first-degree burglary. Deloach is additionally charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. Police found Dennis Wayne Williams, 57, in […]

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    Investigators say teen coaxed friend to commit suicide, then tweeted how much she missed him

    BRISTOL COUNTY, Mass. — A teenage girl is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter after investigators say she encouraged a fellow high school student to commit suicide in July 2014. According to WBZ, 18-year-old Conrad Roy committed suicide on July 13, 2014, by inducing carbon monoxide poisoning while sitting in his truck. Michelle Carter, 18, is accused of “strongly influencing” Roy’s decision to kill himself. She was indicted on Feb. 5 after a lengthy investigation. Carter was allegedly aware of Roy’s […]

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    Burlington man reported missing on Friday found safe

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — A Burlington man reported missing by his wife on Friday has been found and is safe, according to officials. William Thomas Settle, 50, had been missing since leaving his home at 5166 N.C. 62 at about 9 a.m. Friday.

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    What color is this dress? Celebs weigh in

    “What color is this dress?” By now you’ve probably seen the dress that has divided the Internet into two camps — “blue and black” and “white and gold.” Tumblr user swiked uploaded a photo of a dress on Wednesday and asked: “Guys please help me – is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can’t agree…” The image quickly went viral with some saying the dress is blue and black while others insist it’s white and […]


    Vehicle wrecks off bridge on I-85 in Davidson County

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Police responded to an accident on northbound Interstate 85 where a vehicle wrecked off a bridge and down a steep embankment Thursday evening. The accident happened near mile marker 88. According to NCDOT, the left lane of northbound I-85 is currently closed. No injuries were reported. It is unclear if the accident was weather related. Car slid off Northbound I85 and down a steep embankment onto railroad tracks. Two people refused medical. #wghp pic.twitter.com/2GsjIc5fsi — Joe Dominguez […]

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    Updates on recent winter storm

    The live blog has ended. For the latest closings and delays, visit http://myfox8.com/weather/closings-delays/. For the latest weather forecast, visit http://myfox8.com/weather/. For road conditions, visit http://myfox8.com/2015/02/26/dot-officials-stay-off-of-the-roads/.  

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    Panthers players cut, donate hair to Wigs for Kids

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers players Benton Bersin and Brian Folkerts cut off their luscious locks on Wednesday for a good cause. According to Sports Illustrated, the two are donating their hair to Wigs for Kids, a nonprofit organization that helps children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy and other medical issues. The pair took one last time to headbang with their long hair… Then it was time to say goodbye. The hair will go to […]

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    NC State upsets No. 15 UNC, 58-46

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina State upset the No. 15 Tar Heels 58-46 in the Dean E. Smith Center on Tuesday evening. Anthony Barber led the Wolfpack in scoring, putting in 15 points on 6-16 shooting. Trevor Lacey and Ralston Turner both added 14 points. The Wolfpack will take on Boston College on Saturday at noon. North Carolina will play Miami on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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    High Point man injured in I-73 accident in Guilford County

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A High Point man was injured in a Tuesday evening accident on Interstate 73 in Guilford County. The accident happened near mile marker 99 at about 5:45 p.m. Witnesses told Highway Patrol that Robert William Willis, 43, of High Point, was either stopped or traveling at a low rate of speed southbound in the far right lane of I-73. Michael Edward Robertson, 33, of Randleman, was traveling southbound in the same lane and failed to reduce speed, colliding […]

  • Grady Samuel Hicks

    NC man, 73, charged with 42 counts of indecent liberties

    IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina man is facing more than 40 indecent liberties charges. According to WCNC, while conducting their investigation into allegations of sexual assault, another victim came forward prompting the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office to file an additional 42 counts of indecent liberties against a 73-year-old man. Grady Samuel Hicks, 73, came under investigation after the father of a male victim said Hicks performed sexual acts on his son over several years. Hicks is charged with more […]

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    Piedmont-area schools announce delays for Wednesday

    Multiple Piedmont-area school systems have announced delays for Wednesday, Feb. 25. Guilford County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay with the option to close if the weather situation deteriorates. Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools will also be on a two-hour delay. To see a full list of closings and delays, visit the Closings and Delays page.

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    Duke University senior among finalists chosen to start colony on Mars

    DURHAM, N.C. — A Duke University student is one step closer to getting a one-way trip to Mars. Laurel Kaye, a senior at Duke, is one of the 100 finalists in the running for the mission sponsored by Mars One. It may be a scary thought for some, but for Kaye, the chance to go to Mars is a lifelong dream. “My first word was moon,” Kaye said. “And after that it was bird. I have just always been fascinated […]


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