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    Vigil held to honor High Point teacher killed in shooting

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A candlelight vigil to honor Laurrissa Armstrong, a High Point teacher who died over the weekend after being shot by her estranged husband, was held Wednesday evening in Greensboro. Family and friends gathered at the Guilford County Courthouse to honor Armstrong, and send a strong message against domestic violence. “Its going to take bills being passed. I would like to see it done as expeditiously as possible so that this doesn’t have to happen to another family,” […]

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    Erica Parsons’ adoptive parents fight for custody of other kids

    SALISBURY, N.C. — The adoptive parents of missing Rowan County teenager Erica Lynn Parsons are fighting for custody of their two other children. Casey and Sandy Parsons have a custody hearing this week, during which other family members are expected to testify about what they have seen in the home since Erica disappeared. The kids have been staying with Casey Parsons’ mother for a little more than a month. The decision on permanent custody for the children will be decided […]

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    5 armed robberies reported overnight in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police are investigating a string of armed robberies that occurred overnight in Greensboro. The first robbery was reported at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday. The victim, a 34-year-old man, told police he was walking through the parking lot of 4809 West Market St. around 10:40 p.m. when he was approached by a dark-colored, newer-model car occupied by three men. One of the men pointed a handgun at the victim before demanding his belongings. The suspects drove away after taking […]

  • 5 classic diner recipes from Twin City Diner

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — On this edition of Recipe Wednesday, FOX8’s Shannon Smith will be at Twin City Diner where the cooks are showing us how to prepare some classic American diner dishes. Twin City Diner is sharing a number of its own recipes. Among them are its chicken salad, “hot dog and burger chili,” roasted chicken with lemon and herbs, buttermilk fried chicken and hashbrown casserole. Click here for a printable version of the chicken salad, “hot dog and burger […]

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    Armed man robs Winston-Salem store after forcing doors open

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police are searching for an man who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint Tuesday night after forcing his way inside. The robbery was reported shortly before 11:15 p.m. at the Citgo at 3890 North Glenn Ave. An employee told police she had locked the store’s entrance and was mopping when a man whose face was covered with a shirt started pulling on the doors. The man was able to pull one of the doors open and get […]

  • Realistic truck decal stirs controversy

    If you were driving down the road and saw this, what would you do? With a quick glance, it appears that a woman is tied up in the back of a truck. But it’s actually an optical illusion designed by Hornet Signs – a small signage company in Waco, Texas. “I wasn’t expecting the reactions we got — nor was I really condoning this. But it was more or less something we put out there to see, ‘Who notices this?'” […]

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    Tanger Outlets CEO pledges $7.5M to proposed Greensboro Performing Arts Center

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — City officials on Monday announced that the proposed Greensboro Performing Arts Center will be named after Steven Tanger, president and CEO of the Tanger Outlets shopping centers, if the city is able to reach its funding goal of $35 million by the end of the year. City officials made the announcement during a 10 a.m. news conference. Tanger, who is a Greensboro native, pledged$7.5 million to the center in the form of a “challenge grant.” The pledge, the largest […]

  • Arsenio Hall Show debuts tonight

    A familiar face is returning to late-night television. On Monday night, Arsenio Hall premiers the comeback of his self-titled program — The Arsenio Hall Show. It will debut at 11 p.m. EST following the FOX8 10:00 Evening News. Hall, who is now 57, has been on hiatus since the 90s when The Arsenio Hall Show last aired. If you used to be a fan of his talk show, you’ll notice there are several things that haven’t changed with his new […]

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    Man wanted for stealing ‘large amount of cash’ from Greensboro business

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who stole money from a business on High Point Road. According to police, the suspect in these photos entered the Scooter Depot at 3718 High Point Road around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 before stealing “a large amount of cash” that was in the business’s office. Police did not give an estimate as to how much money was stolen. No other details about the theft were provided. […]

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    NC Zoo’s ‘adoption’ program benefits animals, zookeeper training

    The N.C. Zoo is one of only two state-operated zoos in the country. While more than 60 percent of its operating budget comes from the state, all of its conservation, research and education programs — and even the animals exhibited at the park — are purchased with private funds raised by the North Carolina Zoological Society. Karen Brown with the Zoo Society says the “Adopt an Animal” program features a list of animals that can be “adopted” for a year. […]

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    Jay-Z to perform in Greensboro, Charlotte

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Jay-Z will perform at the Greensboro Coliseum in January as part of the rap superstar’s upcoming world tour, officials announced Friday. Jay-Z will perform at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex on Sunday, Jan. 5 as part of his Magna Carter World Tour. The international concert series is being produced by Live Nation. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, but those who plan to purchase them can RSVP for an early-access pre-sale event via Facebook. The pre-sale […]

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    Info sought in deadly hit-and-run from 2010

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for information in a deadly hit-and-run that occurred nearly three years ago. Deputies say Michael Robert Pellegrino was riding his bicycle on U.S. Highway 421 on Sunday, Sept. 26 in 2010 when he was fatally struck by a vehicle. State troopers recovered parts at the scene that belong to a mid-90s Ford truck, but deputies say neither the sheriff’s office or the N.C. Highway Patrol have been able to […]

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