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
  • Carolina Panthers vs. Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 26, 2015. (Getty Images)

    Carolina Panthers now only undefeated team in NFL with Patriots loss

    DENVER — The Carolina Panthers (11-0) are now the only undefeated team in the NFL with the New England Patriots (10-1) falling to the Denver Broncos (9-2), 30-24, in overtime on Sunday night. The Panthers defeated the Dallas Cowboys (3-8), 33-14, on Thanksgiving Day with star quarterback Cam Newton passing for 183 yards and scoring a rushing touchdown. With their recent success, the Panthers even have ESPN staff writer David Newton speculating they will reach 16-0. Carolina only has two […]

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    Fatal car wreck closes U.S. 29 N. in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, NC – A fatal two car collision in 4700 block closed U.S.29 N. for hours Friday night. Police said that James Ray, 78, of Charlotte, was headed southbound on U.S. 29 around 8 p.m. when he tried to make a left turn onto Anita Lane. Ray failed to yield to oncoming northbound traffic and caused a collision with India Shanice Valentine Robinson, 21, of Martinsville, police said. Police said that both drivers and Portia Bonita Jordan, a passenger in Robinson’s […]

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    FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy high school scoreboard: Playoffs round 3

    Live scores are powered by you, the fans! Download the ScoreStream app today to share your team scores, photos and more with fellow fans in real time!

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    Teen accidentally shoots mom in Target parking lot during Black Friday shopping

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. — A 15-year-old boy accidentally shot his mom in a Target parking lot on Thanksgiving night. According to the Evansville Courier & Press, Evansville police said the incident happened at about 9:40 p.m. — a few hours into the Black Friday rush for Target, which opened at 6 p.m. Investigators said the teen found the handgun under one of the vehicle’s seats. They said they believe the teen thought the safety was activated. The boy’s mom, identified as […]

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    Multiple injuries in 3-car accident on Business 85 in Guilford County

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Multiple people were injured in a three-car accident on Business 85 in Guilford County. The accident happened shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday near Groometown Road at mile marker 118. According to Greensboro police, three cars were involved and three to four people sustained some type of injury. One person was pinned in their vehicle, Greensboro police said. There is no word on the conditions of any of the people who were injured. The accident caused major […]

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    Missing dog reunited with owners after being found 1,200 miles away

    GOREVILLE, Ill. — A family has been reunited with its dog after it traveled 1,200 miles away from its home, according to KFVS. Ken and Jodi Swisher’s dog, an Australian Shepherd named Missy, went missing in early November. The family looked everywhere for Missy, but to no avail. “She had been gone maybe a day and we noticed she didn’t come around like usual,” Ken Swisher told KFVS. “So then we got to going to neighbors, calling, looking for her. […]

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    Carolina Panthers players lip-synced Adele’s ‘Hello’ and it’s awesome

    The Carolina Panthers (10-0) are finding ways to have fun, even on a short week. Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart posted a video on Wednesday of himself and a few teammates (Luke Kuechly, Fozzy Whittaker, Ben Jacobs and Greg Olsen) lip-syncing Adele’s “Hello.” The undefeated Panthers are set to take on the Dallas Cowboys (3-7) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Thanksgiving Day. The game kicks off at 4:30 p.m.

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    Annual ‘Trouble in Toyland’ report on hazardous toys is out — view full report

    WASHINGTON — An annual report on hazardous toys and toy safety was released on Tuesday. The “Trouble in Toyland” survey from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group looked at more than 200 toys sold at major retailers and dollar stores. The takeaway — not as many toxic toys were found. But there were still some flagged as dangerous. The hazards include choking threats, toxic chemicals and extremely loud toys. The U.S. PIRG described their key findings as follows: Toys with high […]

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    Woman charged in Burlington child abuse case after child suffers severe burns

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — A Raleigh woman was arrested Tuesday after a child was badly burned earlier this month, according to Burlington police. Tayawna Monae Clinkscale, 21, of Raleigh, is charged with felony child abuse. On Nov. 3, Burlington police were notified by Alamance Regional Medical Center staff of a 3-year-old child who was suffering severe burns to their body. During the investigation, it was determined that Clinkscale was providing care for the child when the child was burned from an […]

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    ‘It’s just scary’: Parents learn son, 2, was ‘physically bound’ at day care center

    DAVISON, Mich. — Jason and Rebecca Vannest spent more than a year trusting they made the right choice in selecting a day care for their son. Earlier this year, that trust was shattered. According to a report by WNEM, the Vannests learned the horrible truth about the day care their 2-year-old son was attending in June. After a long search for a day care center for their 2-year-old son William, they fell in love with the Rainbow Child Care Center […]

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    Girl, 8, killed when car she’s driving crashes

    DONIPHAN COUNTY, Kan. — An 8-year-old girl was killed when a vehicle she was driving crashed in northeast Kansas on Sunday afternoon, according to the St. Joseph News-Press. Cadence Orcutt, 8, of Troy, Kan., was traveling west on 175th Road in a vehicle with her grandfather, Dennis Meers, 56, of St. Joseph, Mo., at about 3:45 p.m. Kansas Highway Patrol told the News-Press that the young girl lost control of the vehicle for an unknown reason, over-corrected, traveled off the roadway […]

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    Take a look inside massive underground Georgia bunker on sale for $17.5M

    TIFT COUNTY, Ga. — A residence in Georgia is getting a lot of attention. Built in 1969, the facility can withstand a 20-kiloton nuclear blast, according to the listing on Harry Norman Realtors. The facility was renovated to government standards in 2012 and is now on sale for $17.5 million. According to the listing, the facility sits on 20 or more acres and features three-foot thick walls, decontamination showers and an updated air intake system. It also has 12 bedrooms, 12 […]


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