Contact: Paul.Choate@wghp.com

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.

Recent Articles
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    Grandmother accused of accidentally bottle-feeding baby methadone

    A woman was arrested after she allegedly accidentally fed her grandson methadone.

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    Liberty University to allow handguns in dorms next fall

    LYNCHBURG, Va. — Liberty University will allow students with concealed handgun permits to keep their weapons in their dorms beginning next fall, the Lynchburg News & Advance reports. The policy change, proposed by University President Jerry Falwell, makes good on an announcement Falwell made in December that the university planned to change its concealed-carry policy. Falwell said he is making the change to help students who have concealed-carry permits but are limited by university rules to keeping their weapons in […]

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    Man wearing animal onesie shot by police after threatening to blow up Baltimore news station

    BALTIMORE — A man wearing some sort of animal onesie threatening to blow up the WBFF news station was shot by police Thursday afternoon, the station reports. Three shots were heard and the man was seen lying in the street, WBFF reports. According to the station, the man broke into the Sinclair-owned Fox affiliate at about 2 p.m. demanding the news station cover a story about some sort of government conspiracy. The station was evacuated. Outside, a car was burning […]

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    Man arrested in Lexington after 16 pounds of meth found in vehicle

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — A Charlotte man was arrested in Lexington over the weekend after several pounds of methamphetamine was found in his vehicle. Bernardo Flores Soto, 34, of Charlotte, is charged with trafficking methamphetamine and driving without a license, according to a news release from Lexington police. On Saturday, Lexington police officers stopped a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt on Interstate 85 near mile marker 88 for a traffic violation. According to the news release, Soto consented to a search of the vehicle […]

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    Longtime retired Piedmont Triad educator hit, killed by military vehicle while riding motorcycle

    A longtime Piedmont Triad educator was killed when he was hit by a military vehicle while riding his motorcycle.

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    Power outage in downtown Greensboro affects 1,200; power restored for most

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Approximately 1,200  Duke Energy customers were without power in downtown Greensboro on Monday afternoon. The outage started at 3:45 p.m. Monday afternoon and was caused by a problem at a downtown substation at Battleground Avenue and Grecade Street, according to Duke Energy spokesperson Dave Scanzoni. The substation serves the Battleground/Wendover/Market/Friendly areas, Scanzoni said. By 4:45 p.m., power was restored to all but about 200 customers. Several businesses and residential neighborhoods were within the outage area. The outage […]

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    Surveillance video released from Reidsville convenience store armed robbery

    REIDSVILLE, N.C. — Reidsville police have released surveillance video from an armed robbery that happened on Thursday. According to Reidsville police, officers responded to the Citgo convenience store, located at 226 W. Harrison St., at about 10:30 p.m. In the video, the suspect enters the store wearing a ski mask, brandishes what appears to be a handgun and demands money from the registers. The suspect then leaves the convenience store with an undisclosed amount of cash. Based on witness descriptions, Reidsville police […]

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    Former Panthers cornerback Josh Norman agrees to terms with Washington Redskins

    Former Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman has agreed to terms with the Washington Redskins, ESPN is reporting, citing Adam Schefter and multiple reports. ESPN reports it is a five-year, $75 million deal for the 2015 Pro Football Writers Association Most Improved Co-Player of the Year. Norman was drafted by the Panthers in the 2012 NFL Draft and had his breakout season last season when he helped get the team to the Super Bowl. On April 20, the Panthers rescinded their franchise tag […]

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    Father chops off hands of teen who allegedly raped his baby daughter

    A father took justice into his own hands after a teen allegedly raped his 7-month-old daughter.

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    Guilford County deputy injured in crash following robbery, chase

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Guilford County sheriff’s deputy was injured in a wreck following a robbery at the Pyramid Village Shopping Center and a subsequent chase, according to Col. Randy Powers with the sheriff’s office. The robbery happened at 7:54 p.m. at the AT&T Store, located at 2015 Pyramid Village Blvd., according to Lt. C. Stevens with Greensboro police. A police pursuit followed northbound on U.S. 29 to Hicone Road where the suspect crashed into a Guilford County Sheriff’s Office […]

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    Forsyth County sheriff’s deputies searching for missing woman; car found abandoned

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — Forsyth County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a missing Clemmons woman who was last seen on Sunday. Gayle Anette Fleming, 63, of Clemmons, left her home on Sunday morning and has not returned, the sheriff’s office said in a news release Wednesday night. On Monday, a missing person report was filed with the sheriff’s office. When Fleming left her residence, she was operating a red passenger vehicle. On Wednesday, Forsyth County sheriff’s deputies located the vehicle while searching […]

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    Bags found under NC house contained 2 infant bodies; ‘person of interest’ identified

    SMITHFIELD, N.C. — The bags found under a house in Smithfield contained the bodies of two infants, Smithfield police told the Raleigh News & Observer. The remains were discovered on Saturday in the 100 block of Hartley Drive. Police have not said if they know the identity of the infants, but they are calling Bridgett Morgan Smith, 40, a “person of interest” in the case. According to a search warrant application obtained by the News & Observer, Smith is the daughter […]


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