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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.

Paul lives in Greensboro with his fiancée, Kristina, and their rambunctious dog, Jack.

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    Man admits to shooting neighbor, drives body to lawyer’s office

    FORT MYERS, Fla. — A man shot his neighbor during a dispute, put the body in the bed of his truck and drove it to his lawyer’s office. According to WFTX, the incident happened on Wednesday afternoon in Bokeelia. Attorney Robert Harris said his client, John Marshall, drove to his office around 4:15 p.m. with the body of his neighbor, Theodore Hubbell, Jr., 65, in the bed of his truck. Harris said Marshall had just purchased property in Bokeelia and was doing […]

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    Rowan County man walks out of courtroom while on trial for drug charges

    SALISBURY, N.C. — A Rowan County man on trial for drug charges walked out of court while a jury deliberated. Reginald Dean Oglesby, 39, of Salisbury, was convicted in absentia on Thursday for selling cocaine to an undercover Rowan County Sheriff’s Office investigator. Oglesby went on trial Wednesday for selling cocaine to the investigator on Aug. 12, 2013. At the time of his trial, Oglesby was out of detention after paying the bond that he had been given. He was […]

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    More than 140 dogs taken from Carolinas puppy mill

    CONWAY, S.C. — More than 140 dogs of various breeds were taken from an unlawful dog breeding operation on Wednesday. According to WMBF, officers responded the operation on Highway 65 at about 9 a.m. Wednesday. Officers found and took possession of 146 dogs of different breeds and ages due to the conditions they were being kept in. “The animals were kept in small cages and numerous animals where sharing cages which had not been cleaned in a very long time,” […]

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    Woman pleads guilty in deaths of Eden sisters killed in 2012 car wreck

    WENTWORTH, N.C. — A woman pled guilty Wednesday in connection to the deaths of two Eden sisters who were killed in a car wreck in 2012. Taylor Gale White, of Eden, pled guilty to two counts of felony death by motor vehicle. The plea stems from the July 21, 2012, deaths of Lauren Taylor London, 23, and Meredith Ann London, 18, in Rockingham County. The two sisters were passengers in a vehicle driven by White, who was impaired when she lost control of the vehicle […]

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    Man added to Rowan County Most Wanted List for sex offender charge

    ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has added a Salisbury man to their Most Wanted List. Phillip Albert Brown III, 35, of Salisbury, is wanted by the sheriff’s office for felony failing to notify of an address change by a registered sex offender. Brown was found to have moved in February 2015, when sheriff’s deputies were conducting random sex offender checks. Brown also has an arrest warrant outstanding for assault on a female. Anyone with information on […]

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    Rare ‘alien of the deep’ found off Australian coast

    SYDNEY — A rare sea creature, described as an “alien of the deep,” has been found off the coast of Australia. According to Discovery, the Australian Museum showed off the goblin shark, with its fleshy snout and nail-like teeth, on Tuesday. The sharks live on deep sea bottoms and little is known about their lives. Australian Museum Fish Collection Manager Mark McGrouther said this was only the fourth goblin shark to be acquired by the museum, with the first two collected in […]

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    Police: Girlfriend believed to be responsible in Greensboro stabbing

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police have identified the suspect believed to be responsible for stabbing a man on Tuesday morning in east Greensboro. Deaundra Nitika Glover, 32, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Police responded to 1212 Ivy Heights around 8:07 a.m. after a witness called 911 to report the stabbing. Upon arrival, officers found Jonathan Robert Edward Pierce, 33, with a wound to his chest. Police say Glover is the girlfriend of Pierce and are classifying […]

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    Fugitive responds to his warrant on sheriff’s office Facebook page

    HAMILTON, Ohio — A sheriff’s office sent out a warrant on Facebook for a wanted fugitive on Monday. Surprisingly, he decided to respond to the Facebook post himself. The Butler County Sheriff’s Office posted the “warrant of the week” for 21-year-old Andrew Dale Marcum on Monday morning. Hours later, Marcum himself commented on the post. “I ain’t tripping half of them don’t even know me,” Marcum wrote on Monday afternoon. “Andrew Marcum- If you could stop by the Sheriff’s Office, […]

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    Prankster calls out company he says ‘scams the elderly’

    “These companies make me sick.” That’s the message prankster Jack Vale has for companies he says “scam the elderly.” In the video above, Vale calls a company for technical support with his computer while pretending to be an elderly couple. The price for the services seem a bit too “convenient” to Vale. Watch until the end to hear the customer service representative’s reaction when he reveals the whole thing is a prank.

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    Students find teacher hanging inside high school classroom

    PLACENTIA, Calif. — A female teacher was found hanging Monday inside a classroom in California. The teacher was found at El Dorado High School, according to KTLA. The classroom door was locked when students arrived for their first-period class. After another teacher came to let them in, the students found their teacher hanging inside the classroom. Police and firefighters were called to the campus around 8:40 a.m. Attempts were made to revive the teacher but were unsuccessful. The teacher was declared […]

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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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