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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 and our social media platforms, Paul is probably cheering on his beloved Los Angeles Lakers, Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Braves.

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    Storms cause significant damage in Rockingham County; thousands without power

    ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — Thousands of Duke Energy customers are without power in Rockingham County after storms rolled through Wednesday evening. According to the Duke Energy outage map, more than 9,100 customers are without power as of 8:30 p.m. Most of the outages are centered around the city of Reidsville. Multiple trees and power lines are down, Sheriff Sam Page told FOX8 shortly after 6 p.m. The canopy at the Sparks & Son No. 2 service station, located at 304 […]

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    Greensboro restaurant tops list of mom & pop places ‘that serve home cooked meals to die for’

    A popular Greensboro restaurant has topped a recent list of mom and pop establishments "that serve home cooked meals to die for."

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    Former TV judge Joe Brown banned from practicing law in Tennessee

    Former TV judge Joe Brown has been temporarily banned from practicing law in Tennessee.

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    Man accused of robbing Winston-Salem bank; arrested minutes after robbery

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man was arrested Tuesday morning after he allegedly robbed a Winston-Salem bank, according to a news release from Winston-Salem police. Brandon Christopher Dunn, 23, of Winston-Salem, is charged with common law robbery. At 10:34 a.m., officers responded to the First Citizens Bank at 1920 Peace Haven Road on a report of a robbery. Moments before officers arrived, a suspect entered the bank and demanded money from a teller, the news release said. The suspect fled the […]

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    3-day-old girl killed by family dogs in ‘unfortunate accident’

    A 3-day-old girl was killed by family dogs in what police are calling an "unfortunate accident."

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    Another man at risk of losing leg to flesh-eating bacteria after trip to the beach

    KYLE, Texas — Another Texas man is at risk of losing his leg to flesh-eating bacteria after a trip to the beach with his family, KTBC reports. Adrian Ruiz, of Buda, Texas, became infected during a Father’s Day weekend vacation to the beach. Officials believe Ruiz got the bacteria while swimming at Port Aransas. He began feeling ill on Saturday, June 18. Ruiz developed a rash and was admitted to the ICU at Seton Medical Center Hays in Kyle, Texas, where he […]

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    2nd suspect arrested after assault on officer, chase in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A second suspect has been arrested in connection with an assault on a Winston-Salem officer and a chase Monday afternoon. Devonte Leon Hall, 24, was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force in Kernersville on Friday, according to a news release from Winston-Salem police. Hall is charged with misdemeanor assault on a government official, resisting arrest and careless and reckless driving. He was also served with an order for arrest for a felony […]

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    Burlington shooting victim dies from injuries

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — A man who was injured in a shooting in Burlington on Monday has died, according to Lt. C.E. Gaddis with Burlington police. Kareem L. Johnson, 21, of Burlington, passed away from his injuries at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill on Wednesday, Gaddis said. The shooting was reported at 702 Tillman St. at 2:41 p.m., Taylor said. When officers arrived, they located Johnson suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Johnson was taken to Alamance Regional Medical Center for treatment of his […]

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    Gibsonville man killed in 2-car accident in Burlington

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — A man was killed in an accident in Burlington on Thursday afternoon, according to Sgt. C.W. Smith with Burlington police. The accident happened just before 1 p.m. near the intersection of University Drive and South Church Street. A silver car was turning out from the Lowes Foods on University Drive, failed to yield and was hit on the driver’s side by a truck pulling lawn equipment, Smith said. The man driving the silver car, identified as 71-year-old […]

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    Beaches under advisory after man loses leg from flesh-eating bacteria

    Twelve beaches are under an advisory for elevated bacteria levels after a man lost his leg from contracting a flesh-eating bacteria.

  • LAS VEGAS - SEPTEMBER 12:  A Delta Air Lines jet takes off at McCarran International Airport September 12, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Delta's stock plunged more than 22% to an all-time low today amid reports that it might file for bankruptcy protection as early as this week.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    Man boards Delta flight home, discovers he is the only passenger on the plane

    A man had a unique experience on a Delta flight Tuesday. He was the only passenger on the plane.

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    Man contracts flesh-eating bacteria, loses leg after day at the beach with family

    What began as a day at the beach with his family turned into a nightmare for one man.


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