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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 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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    In case you were wondering what would happen if you deep-fried a Big Mac…

    In case you were wondering what it would look like if you deep-fried a McDonald’s Big Mac, you weren’t alone. An intrepid chef at Peep My Eats has done the unthinkable and deep-fried McDonald’s signature sandwich. Behold: Any Guesses On What I Deep Fried n Put on A Stick ? #PeepMyEatsOnAStick #BellyBonerOnAStick A photo posted by Peep My Sneaks (@peepmysneaks) on Jun 23, 2015 at 2:25pm PDT Yup, a Deep Fried Big Mac With Extra Mac Sauce on Top @mcdonalds […]

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    North Charleston officer fired over Confederate flag boxers Facebook photo

    We obtained a copy of the photo posted to Facebook that got the NCPD officer fired: http://t.co/rwOzP29Pnx #chsnews pic.twitter.com/a0lXYezd8Y — ABC News 4 (@ABCNews4) June 26, 2015 NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — A North Charleston police officer has been fired over a photo he posted to Facebook of himself wearing Confederate flag boxer shorts. According to WCIV, Police Chief Eddie Driggers issued a termination letter to Sgt. Shannon Dildine, saying the photo undermines the officer’s “ability to improve trust and instill confidence […]

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    Duke’s Jahlil Okafor taken 3rd overall in NBA Draft by Philadelphia 76ers

    NEW YORK – Jahlil Okafor, Duke’s star in the 2014-15 season, was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the third overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Okafor averaged 17.3 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per game while shooting 66 percent from the field for the Blue Devils. Duke won the 2015 NCAA National Championship. The 76ers were 18-64 in the 2014-15 season.

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    Woman says she has built time machine, will stream maiden voyage online

    DEVON, England — A woman who placed a classified ad asking for a companion to test her “time machine” with is set to make her journey on Friday. According to Yahoo News UK, the time traveler, known only as Anna, posted an ad on Gumtree asking someone to join her in trying out her homemade device. She said she was overwhelmed by the number of replies to her ad. “After sifting through thousands of replies I am pleased to say […]

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    2 sought for daytime armed robbery outside Greensboro business

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police are seeking public assistance identifying two people who allegedly robbed a person at gunpoint outside a Greensboro business Wednesday. According to police, the two unidentified suspects approached a person in the parking lot of the Sky Mart Gas Station, located at 1301 S. Eugene St., at about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. The suspects allegedly robbed the person while holding them at gunpoint, police said. Anyone with information on either of the suspects is asked to call Crime […]

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    Archdale girl recovering from shark attack out of surgery; ‘all went well,’ family says

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Archdale girl who was attacked by a shark at Oak Island earlier this month is out of surgery and her family says “all went well.” Kiersten Yow, 12, was attacked by a shark on June 14 and lost a portion of her left arm below the elbow and suffered injuries to her left leg. Yow was initially taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington and later transferred to N.C. Children’s Hospital at UNC. The […]

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    8-year-old appears to be bitten by shark at NC coast

    SURF CITY, N.C. — An 8-year-old boy suffered what appeared to be a shark bite on Wednesday afternoon, the Surf City Police Department told WECT. Officials said the incident happened near 700 S. Shore Drive. Police and EMS responded and provided treatment at the scene. Police said the wounds were superficial and the injuries were minor. The child’s parents took him to the emergency room for further assessment, WECT reported. The North Carolina coast has seen multiple shark-bite incidents in […]

  • Salmonella investigation underway at Davidson County barbecue restaurant; more than 30 sick

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — The Davidson County Health Department and Davie County Health Department are working with the N.C. Division of Public Health to investigate a gastrointestinal illness outbreak among patrons of a local restaurant. As of Tuesday, the health departments said they have identified over 30 individuals with signs and symptoms consistent with salmonellosis. The health departments said all people with symptoms ate at Tarheel Q, located at 6835 West U.S. 64, Lexington, several days before becoming ill. “We have […]

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    Nickelback cancels tour, NC concert over ‘medical emergency’

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A “medical emergency” for Nickelback’s lead singer Chad Kroeger has forced the band to cancel the remainder of their North American tour, including a concert in Charlotte in August. Band mates Ryan Peake and Mike Kroeger explained in a YouTube video Tuesday their frontman has been diagnosed with an operable cyst in his voice box. Nickelback canceled shows over the weekend, hoping the added rest and treatment would help, but Kroeger’s diagnoses proved too serious to continue the […]

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    Body found in vehicle in Thomasville identified

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — The body found in a vehicle in Thomasville on Tuesday has been identified. According to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, the body of Jeremy Shane Boileau, 27, of Thomasville, was located in his SUV on Pontiac drive on Tuesday. Boileau’s body was discovered by Thomasville police, who were responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle. Sheriff’s deputies classified the death as suspicious. Boileau’s body was sent to the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office in Raleigh for […]

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    Virginia’s largest outdoor marijuana grow operation ever found in Patrick County, sheriff says

    PATRICK COUNTY, Va. — The largest outdoor marijuana grow operation ever found in Virginia was discovered Wednesday, according to Sheriff Daniel Smith. Smith said the operation was located in a remote area of Bull Mountain on Wednesday morning. Deputies from the sheriff’s office located the vast network of makeshift terraces at approximately 6 a.m. after conducting surveillance in the area. There were 35 different grow areas yielding  a total of 30,255 plants, located approximately two miles from the nearest public road, […]

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    Crews respond to boarding house fire in Thomasville; 25 displaced

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Crews responded to the scene of a boarding house fire in Thomasville on Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters were dispatched to 17 Memorial Park Drive at 3:38 p.m. The fire started in the basement of the three-story building. “I was coming up the road praying and thinking Lord don’t let anybody get hurt,” said Laurie Baken, the owner of the boarding house.   “I just thank God nobody got hurt or killed you.  This is all material things, their lives is what […]

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