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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.

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  • Rachel Anne Hayes

    Woman arrested for slapping elderly woman over denied Facebook friend request

    SEMINOLE, Fla. — A denied Facebook friend request led to an assault on an elderly woman. The Pinellas County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office says Rachel Anne Hayes, 27, slapped a 72-year-old woman after she refused her Facebook request on Wednesday night. According to KTRK, the alleged victim did not accept the request because she felt the name Hayes was using was “inappropriate,” adding that she would have accepted if Hayes would change the display name. Hayes reportedly became upset when the […]

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    Suspect wanted for kidnapping, robbery of woman in Winston-Salem; attempting it 2 more times

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man is being sought by police for kidnapping and robbing one woman, then attempting to do it two more times on Friday. Officers responded to the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 4626 Country Club Road, on a report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival contact was made with the first victim, who stated that the listed suspect forced his way into her vehicle at Harris Teeter located at 150 Grant Hill Lane. The suspect had what […]

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    4 teachers injured, 2 students arrested after fight at Charlotte high school

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Several teachers were injured at a Charlotte area high school Friday morning after two students got into a fight. The incident happened around 8:30 a.m. at Independence High School, according to WBTV. Ricky Bennett, 16, and a juvenile were involved in the fight. Four teachers were injured while trying to break up the fight and had to get medical treatment. According to WBTV, one teacher was picked up and thrown to the floor. Another teacher suffered a […]

  • Scott Ray Klein

    Winston-Salem man facing several sex offense with child charges, held on $1M bond

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man is in custody facing multiple sex offense with a child charges. In November, police received information that a 4-year-old child was being molested. Detectives began an investigation and identified Scott Ray Klein, 30, of Winston-Salem, as the suspect. A search warrant led to the seizure of electronic data showing Klein to be in possession of child pornography. On Thursday, Klein was arrested and charged with 11 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, four […]

  • Angela Denise Brewer

    SC grandma killed toddler with oxycodone in sippy cup

    PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. — A woman is accused of giving her grandson a lethal dose of oxycodone in a sippy cup. Deputies with the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office were called to a home on the evening of Oct. 17 about a child that was not breathing. When deputies arrived, they found a family member performing CPR on an unresponsive 14-month-old boy, WYFF reports. The boy was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Forensic testing revealed that the […]

  • Jamie Lee Feagans

    Summerfield man charged with assault, possession of firearm by felon

    SUMMERFIELD, N.C. — A man is in custody accused of assault and possession of a firearm by a felon. Jamie Lee Feagans, 39, of Summerfield, is charged with assault by pointing a firearm and felonious possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Feagans was arrested on Thursday following an altercation late Wednesday evening. Feagans was placed in the Rockingham County Jail under a $25,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 7, 2015.

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    Fight reported in Andrews High School bus lot

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Police responded to a fight in the bus parking lot at Andrews High School. Watch Operations dispatched seven or eight officers to assist school resource officers. Police have cleared the scene. A spokeswoman for Guilford Schools said two students were involved.

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    Man who offered free trip around the world to anyone with his ex-girlfriend’s name finds ‘Elizabeth Gallagher’

    TORONTO — The Toronto man who made headlines last month offering a free trip around the world to anyone with his ex-girlfriend’s name has found his Ms. Right — or rather, his Elizabeth Gallagher. Jordan Axani, 28, was looking for a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend to take an airline ticket off his hands. Axani posted on Reddit that he booked this “fairly wicked” trip in March when he and the original Elizabeth Gallagher were still together. After they […]

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    2 busted with 22 pounds of marijuana in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police have arrested two men in connection with trafficking a large quantity of marijuana. Donte Terrell Moore, 22, and Crandall Ortais Ingram, 22, both of Winston-Salem, are both facing multiple charges connected to the possession and trafficking of marijuana and resisting a public officer. Ingram also faces charges of felony fleeing to elude arrest, driving with a license revoked and a vehicle window tint violation. During December 2014, U.S. Postal Inspectors and detectives with the Winston Salem Police […]

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    Texas meteorologist shot multiple times outside of TV station

    EDDY, Texas — A meteorologist for a Texas television station was shot multiple times in the station parking lot Wednesday morning. Patrick Crawford, a morning show meteorologist for KCEN, exchanged words with a suspect before the suspect pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and fired several times. Crawford was able to drive away and flag down a construction worker to call for help. Police are still searching for the suspect. A person of interest was taken into custody but police say […]

  • John Frances Columbine

    Winston-Salem man arrested for indecent liberties with a child

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man is in custody accused of exposing himself to children in Winston-Salem. John Frances Columbine, 71, of Winston-Salem, is charged with five counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and one count of indecent exposure. During October 2014, officers received several calls involving a male subject exposing himself to children in the 3600 block of Konnoak Drive. Investigation revealed Columbine as the suspect in the case. On Dec. 10, Columbine was taken into custody by […]

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    Former scoutmaster accused of indecent liberties with members of troop in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A former Boy Scouts scoutmaster is in custody accused of inappropriate contact with members of his Boy Scout troop. James Thomas Davis Jr., 63, of Durham, is charged with four counts of taking indecent liberties with a child. In March 2013, detectives with the Winston-Salem Police Department received information from the National Office of Boys Scouts of America that a former scoutmaster had engaged in inappropriate contact with members of his boys scout troop. These incidents were […]


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