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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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    Student injured in school bus wreck in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A student was injured in a wreck involving a school bus in Winston-Salem on Thursday afternoon. The accident was reported at 2:21 p.m. in the 1500 block of Jonestown Road. Police said a Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools bus was traveling north on Jonestown Road when it stopped for traffic. A Chevrolet Blazer driven by Herbert Eugene Ford, 67, of Winston-Salem, failed to reduce speed and collided with the back of the bus. According to WSFCS spokesman Theo Helm, […]

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    Eastern Guilford High student killed in head-on collision with school bus

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Emergency crews responded to a fatal accident involving a school bus and a car in eastern Guilford County on Wednesday evening. The accident happened on Knox Road south of U.S. 70 in the McLeansville area at 4:38 p.m. Highway Patrol Trooper Chris Knox said a Toyota car was traveling southbound on Knox Road with five people in the vehicle. Knox said the driver is believed to have been speeding. The Toyota veered left of center into […]

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    After shooting, Virginia gunman details grievances in ‘suicide note’ faxed to ABC News

    A man who claimed to be “Bryce Williams” called ABC News over the past few weeks, saying he wanted to pitch a story and fax information. According to ABC News, this morning, a fax was sent to the news station at 8:26 a.m. — almost two hours after the fatal shootings of WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward in Moneta, Va. A little after 10 a.m., ABC says he called the station again and identified himself as “Bryce,” […]

  • Ladonna Mosley French and Douglas Troy French

    Rockingham County sheriff to hold news conference on developments in French family murders

    REIDSVILLE, N.C. — The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office announced on Tuesday evening that a news conference will be held at 9 p.m. Tuesday on the French family murders. The sheriff’s office said the news conference will address “important recent developments” in the investigation, but did elaborate further. The bodies of Douglas Troy French, 48, and Ladonna Mosley French, 45, were found in their home at 791 Pinewood Road at about 2 a.m. on Feb. 4, 2012. Earlier this summer, the […]

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    Woman chugs bottle of liquor because she couldn’t take it on plane; told she’s ‘too drunk to fly’

    BEIJING — A Chinese woman who was told she could not bring an expensive bottle of cognac on a flight decided to down the entire bottle at Beijing Capital International Airport. According to the South China Morning Post, the woman, identified as Zhao, was attempting to board a flight from Beijing to Wenzhou with a $200 bottle of Rémy Martin XO Excellence she purchased at a United States airport. After downing the bottle, the woman reportedly was found rolling around on […]

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    Deputies investigating fatal dog attack in Davie County

    DAVIE COUNTY, N.C. — Deputies are investigating a fatal dog attack in the southern part of Davie County. The incident happened at about 7 p.m. Monday at 235 Clark Road near Cooleemee. According to Davie County Sheriff Andy Stokes, a woman in her 40s was killed in the dog attack. Another woman was attacked and taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Her condition is unknown. Sheriff Stokes said the dog was killed by a Cooleemee police officer, who was the […]

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    3-year-old hospitalized after near-drowning reported in Davie County

    DAVIE COUNTY, N.C. — A 3-year-old has been taken to the hospital after a near-drowning incident in Davie County. According to Davie County Communications, the incident was reported at 4:12 p.m. at 1644 Junction Road in Davie County near Cooleemee. Davie County Communications said CPR was performed at the scene on a 3-year-old boy. The child was taken to Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem. There is no word on the child’s condition.

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    Dog attacks and kills owner, injures 2 others in South Carolina

    SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. — A woman was killed and two other people were injured in a dog attack on Saturday. According to WYFF, the incident happened at about 6 p.m. Saturday. Porsche Cartee, 25, died from dog bites to the head and body. Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement said a 7 to 10-year-old male pit bull attacked Cartee and two other women who lived in the house. The dog was unneutered and weighed 85 pounds, Environmental Enforcement said. The family had owned […]

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    Couple’s breakup on NC flight goes viral after witness live-tweets it

    WAKE COUNTY, N.C. — A couple’s emotional breakup while on a North Carolina flight went viral over the weekend. According to WTVD, the incident happened on a delayed flight from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. It all started when a fellow passenger live-tweeted their breakup on Sunday evening. This guy on the plane just broke up w his girlfriend and she's SOBBING pic.twitter.com/IW9QVYxXdB — Kelly Keegs (@keegs141) August 23, 2015 Guy: "is this really a surprise? Are you seriously surprised at this […]

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    Suspects sought for home invasion, kidnapping, business robbery in Guilford County

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery and kidnapping that happened on Sunday. According to Sheriff BJ Barnes, at 11:58 a.m. Sunday, deputies responded to a residence in the 5000 block of Swanson Road, Greensboro. Upon arrival, deputies found four victims, three of whom were tied up. An investigation revealed that five or six masked men armed with handguns forced their way into the residence and tied up the victims. The suspects allegedly stole an […]

  • Coach Talk: Eastern Guilford’s Doug Robertson

    Eastern Guilford head coach Doug Robertson was featured on this week’s Coach Talk. Coach Talk is sponsored by Overhead Door Company.

  • Fan Cam at Mount Tabor High School

    The Fan Cam was at Mount Tabor High School. Fan Cam is sponsored by Campers Inn RV.


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