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Sarah joined the Fox 8 News team in June 2014. She’s a general assignment reporter who also shoots, writes and edits her own pieces. She loves getting to see her stories through from beginning to end every day, and meet lots of viewers along the way!

She comes to the Triad after living in New York City, where she worked for News 12. She reported on the U.S.’s most diverse area — the Bronx — where she covered everything from crime and politics to Superstorm Sandy, which hit NYC just a couple months after she started.

Sarah is originally from New Braunfels, Texas, although she spent much of her childhood living in Burundi and Botswana, Africa and England.
Sarah is thrilled to be in North Carolina and feels right at home in the Tar Heel state. She’s an alumna of Duke University, where she majored in Spanish and International Relations, with a journalism minor. Plus, her in-laws live all over the Triad!

When she’s not working, Sarah loves to cook, enjoy NC’s beautiful mountains and beaches, and hang out with her friends and her husband, a Greensboro native. She also volunteers as a journalism mentor and alumni interviewer for Duke, and serves as a foster mom for abused and neglected dogs.

If you see Sarah out and about, please stop and say hello!

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    Eden prostitution ring suspect makes first court appearance

    WENTWORTH, N.C. — Mickey Dale Snow of Eden made his first court appearance at the Rockingham County Courthouse Monday. Snow appeared via video from the Rockingham County Jail, where he told the judge he would hire his own attorney and then heard the 12 charges he’s facing: six counts of statutory rape and six counts of patronizing a prostitute. Snow is one of five people facing charges for what District Attorney Craig Blitzer calls an Eden prostitution ring. Blitzer said […]

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    Morehead football team impresses on and off the field

    EDEN, N.C. — For the first time since 1991, the Morehead High School football team made it to the third round of the playoffs. “I’ve known most of these gentlemen since they were young men playing against each other in the city leagues,” said Lamont King, father of a senior running back. “Everyone had a feeling when this group got together — it was going to be something great.” Parents, friends and teachers beamed with “Panther pride” Friday as they sent […]

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    Local firefighters combine work, family on Thanksgiving

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — It’s a tradition at the fire station in downtown High Point. Just because they’re working, doesn’t mean the firefighters can’t enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with family. “This year, we’re continuing the tradition of having all of our family come together,” said Fire Equipment Operator Charles Wilson. “We’re just hoping that we can have our meal without interruptions.” All of the firefighters said they’ve invited their wives and kids to the fire station, and will sit down […]

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    Speeding enforcement campaign in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point police statistics show that in 2014, there were 132 wrecks during the Thanksgiving weekend in Guilford County alone. Five of those were fatal. This year, law enforcement all over the Triad has teamed up to try and bring those numbers down. A speeding enforcement campaign kicked off Monday and will run through the weekend. Police officers say though it may seem like writing a speeding ticket could ruin a day, they see it as […]

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    A year later, dog pack that mauled man still at Rockingham Co. Animal Shelter

    WENTWORTH, N.C. — Of the 70 dog runs at the Rockingham County Animal Shelter, manager Brittany Flynn says 13 are inhabited by dogs who will never be adoptable. “You can tell they’re different than the other dogs,” Flynn said. “You have to use extra precautions to clean and take care of them. You really can’t go in and socialize with them. They’ve added a lot more strain to us.” The 13 dogs have been at the shelter for a year […]

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    Coding school in the Triad offers career change, employability

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — There’s no typical student at Coder Foundry in Kernersville. The 12-week computer programming boot camp attracts people from all different professions. But, they’re all motivated by the hope of a high-skilled, high-paying job upon course completion. Hema Mitra, a student at Coder Foundry, said she chose to go to the class after years as a stay-at-home mom. “My kids go to school now, so I have spare time,” Mitra said. “Since I can start working, I thought […]

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    Lexington businessman encourages Christmas cheer

    LEXINGTON, N.C. – Eric Surratt, owner of Diamondback Products in Lexington, wished his drive home down Main Street looked a little more festive. So, he decided to chip in his own money to help it get there. In partnership with Uptown Lexington, Inc., Surratt developed a competition for shop owners. Whoever has the best Christmas window display will win $3,000. “He said ‘what would it be like if we took a New York idea and shrunk it down to Lexington […]

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    Pedestrian struck in front of Guilford County Courthouse

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police say a pedestrian was struck in front of the Guilford County Courthouse Thursday afternoon. The call came in just after noon. According to Cpl. Neal, a police cruiser hit a gray sedan that made an illegal left-hand turn onto West Market Street off of South Eugene Street. That caused the sedan to hit the pedestrian. The female pedestrian and the officer were both taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Neal added that the officer involved was doing […]

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    Elon students condemn McCrory’s position against Syrian refugees

    ELON, N.C. — Elon University students want to make it clear that Gov. Pat McCrory’s anti-Syrian refugee sentiment does not represent all North Carolinians’ views. Monday, McCrory requested that no Syrian refugees be located in North Carolina. Tuesday, Elon students responded. They gathered on Elon’s campus to write letters to the governor, condemning his stance. “Would you like your family to be rejected?” wrote student Simone Royal. “And if so, how would you feel?” “I feel like it’s inhumane not […]

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    Burlington brewery co-op steadily growing, nearing construction

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — A group of Burlington residents thought the downtown area could use a little more life. So rather than wait for a business to move in, they created one themselves. “Burlington Beer Works” is a cooperatively-owned brewery and restaurant at the corner of South Main and East Front streets. It is not open yet, but founder Ian Baltutis said he hopes to begin construction soon. “Our next major step is raising approximately half a million dollars to secure […]

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    Alamance-Burlington School System apprenticeship program attracts big interest

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC — With the hopes of a free college education and a guaranteed job, many students in the Alamance-Burlington School System are jumping at the chance to apply for a newly-announced apprenticeship program. “We’re not made of money,” said Eastern Alamance junior Dylan Hawkins. “Nobody is made of money, really. So college is an expensive thing. And not having to pay tuition would really help out.” The program, called the Career Accelerator Program, is a partnership between the […]

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    American Legion post chartered in Graham

    GRAHAM, N.C. — Just in time for Veterans Day, the city of Graham now has its own American Legion post. Roger Whaley, a veteran who lives in Graham, said he and other local vets were inspired to start a chapter because of how many veterans there are in the area. “It’s a place for veterans to go,” Whaley said. “It’s a place that they can talk to someone, they can communicate with. You sit there and you listen because you […]


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