FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy high school scoreboard: Week 2
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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 and our social media platforms, Paul is probably cheering on his beloved App State Mountaineers, Carolina Panthers, Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Braves.

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    Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 2

    Ledford at North Davidson McMichael at East Davidson Ragsdale at Dudley Glenn at Reagan Andrews at Southwest Guilford Randleman at Southwestern Randolph Walkertown at West Forsyth  Grimsley at Southern Guilford Mount Airy at West Stokes Wheatmore at Asheboro Page at Northern Guilford  East Forsyth at Reynolds Cummings at Eastern Alamance Western Alamance at Southern Alamance High Point Central at Northeast Guilford Reidsville at Rockingham County

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    FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy high school scoreboard: Week 2

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    Take a look inside the most expensive home for sale in the Piedmont Triad

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A six-bedroom, 10,477 square foot home is currently on the market right here in the Piedmont Triad. The price? A cool $3.75 million. The home at 900 Rockford Road in High Point’s Emerywood was built in 1930 and designed by noted architect Luther Lashmit — the same man who designed Graylyn in Winston-Salem and Adamsleigh in Greensboro. “The beauty of this particular home is that it has five acres in a very established neighborhood,” said listing […]

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    Drug task force officer shot, killed in Tennessee; suspect in custody

    MARYVILLE, Tenn. — A drug task force police officer in Maryville was shot and killed on Thursday afternoon while responding to a domestic call, according to WATE. Maryville Police Chief Tony Crisp and Blount County Sheriff James Berrong held a joint news conference Tuesday afternoon. They said the incident started just before 4 p.m. with a domestic call about a suspect with a gun. Two narcotics officers, one Blount County deputy and one Maryville officer, both with the 5th Judicial District […]

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    Inmate who escaped from work crew in Wilkes County captured

    BECKLEY, W.Va. — An inmate who escaped from a work crew in Wilkes County has been captured, according to a news release from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. North Carolina prison officials received word Wednesday that Jason Strickland is in custody in West Virginia, the release said. Strickland was arrested after he checked into a homeless shelter in Beckley. Strickland escaped by leaving a highway work crew in Wilkes County on July 27. That day he was picked […]

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    Arrest made in murder of Winston-Salem man

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man accusing of shooting and killing a Winston-Salem man on June 7 has been arrested, according to a news release from Winston-Salem police. Assante Michael Sims, 29, of Winston-Salem, is charged with murder. The shooting happened at 1517 E. 23 St. in the early morning hours of June 7. Officers responded at 3:38 a.m. and located 44-year-old Kedrick Leonard White dead at the scene. Sims was charged in the shooting on Wednesday, police said. Sims is […]

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    Woman wins $10.7 million jackpot playing penny slots in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS — A woman won more than $10.7 million playing penny slots at the Wynn casino in Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The big win came on Sunday at about 9 p.m., the newspaper reports. The woman, identified as an Oahu, Hawaii, resident, won on an IGT Megabucks Wynn Wheel machine. She was playing the penny machine in $3 wagers when the jackpot hit, the newspaper reports. She came away with $10,777,270.51. Megabucks Wynn Wheel is a custom […]

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    Publix signs off on lease for new High Point location

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Publix has signed off on a lease for a new store location in High Point, according to Publix Charlotte Division Media and Community Relations Manager Kim Reynolds. The store will be located at Westchester Square at the corner of North Main Street and Westchester Drive. Reynolds said the store is expected to open in late 2017. The store will be approximately 49,000 square feet and will employ between 125 and 150 associates. Based in Lakeland, Florida, […]

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    Winston-Salem man accused of sexually assaulting 2 14-year-old girls sentenced

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man accused of sexually assaulting two 14-year-old girls in Forsyth County has been sentenced to at least 152 years in prison, according to a news release from the Winston-Salem Police Department. Milton Denard Hauser, 37, of Winston-Salem, was convicted of three counts of indecent liberties with a minor and five counts of statutory sex offense with a minor on Monday, the release said. On Aug. 14, 2014, Winston-Salem police received a report about a statutory rape. Hauser […]

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    Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 1

    Mount Tabor at East Forsyth North Davidson at High Point Central Eastern Guilford at Southern Guilford Grimsley at Ragsdale Carver at Dudley Smith at Northwest Guilford Eastern Alamance at Graham Randleman at Asheboro Southwest Guilford at Reynolds North Forsyth at Glenn Southwesten Randolph at Eastern Randolph Davie County at Page West Stokes at Central Davidson Ledford at West Davidson Southern Alamance at Williams

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    Mother’s boyfriend charged with murder in death of missing 3-year-old NC girl

    GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — The boyfriend of the mother of a 3-year-old girl reported missing Monday was charged with murder Tuesday, WBTV reports. William “Skip” McCullen is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jordan Ann Dumont. Remains, believed to be the child’s, were located during a search on Tuesday morning. Jordan disappeared from a house on Bess Town Road around 1 p.m. Monday, officials said. McCullen told authorities he put Jordan down for a nap at about that […]

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    5-year-old boy drowns after accident at North Carolina coast

    NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, N.C. — A 5-year-old boy drowned and his father is recovering after an accident at North Topsail Beach over the weekend, according to WITN. Police said they were patrolling when they discovered the drowning at about 8 p.m. Saturday. The child was taken to Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune where he was pronounced dead later that night, WITN reports. The 28-year-old father, of Faison, was taken to Onslow Memorial Hospital and later transferred to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Police did […]


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