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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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    ‘This will change everything’: Double amputee veteran to get free house in Burlington; volunteers needed

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Cpl. Garrett Carnes makes his way through his Mooresville home, his hallway barely wide enough for his wheelchair. “I don’t fit in the hall bathroom, so what we’ve done is put a computer chair in here,” he explains, as he hops from his wheelchair to the smaller, rolling chair. “This is how I have to get around the bathroom.” With no handicap upgrades, basic tasks are difficult for Cpl. Carnes in his current home. The 26-year-old marine […]

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    Tall grass poses safety concerns for Randolph County family

    ARCHDALE, N.C. — Grass and weeds rise more than five feet high behind Benjamin and Sharlene Lawrence’s backyard in Archdale. They said no one has come to mow the private property behind theirs for at least a year and a half. “There used to be an elderly man that owned the property,” Benjamin Lawrence said. “He used to keep it cut down but lately — he hasn’t been out here.” Benjamin Lawrence took out his tape measure — his three […]

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    Burlington police seek additional officers to fight uptick in crime

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — With an uptick in violent crime, officers at the Burlington Police Department are stretched thin. Capt. Brett Taylor said officers are working overtime, some have had schedules shifted and the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office is providing deputies to help them out. In a letter to city council, Chief Jeffrey Smythe said “we lack the resources to adequately deal with these issues.” At Tuesday’s city council meeting, he will request that council approve his application for a federal grant […]

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    Gun sales spike amid gun control debate

    GRAHAM, N.C. — As the U.S. Senate votes on four proposed gun control amendments Monday, one local gun store owner says the anticipation of that vote is already impacting sales. “In the past week, we have seen an uptick in our sales,” said Robert Goins, owner of Acme Bullet Company in Graham. “It gets people who might otherwise have been thinking about a purchase — it gets them thinking — ‘If I don’t act now, I won’t be able to […]

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    Man breaks into Greensboro home, fires gunshots at officers

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro police are searching for a man they said broke into a home early Friday morning and then fired shots at officers as he ran away. It happened around 2:20 a.m. on the 2200 block of Pisgah Church Road. Four people were inside the home — a mother, her two sons, and one of their friends. “That person could’ve shot and killed us,” said the mother, who did not wish to give her name. “It could’ve been […]

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    Dead infant found in bag in Danville

    DANVILLE, Va. — A dead infant was found in a bag over the weekend, according to a Danville Circuit Court affidavit for a search warrant. Danville police are investigating this as a homicide. Search warrants state that a woman contacted her ex-boyfriend, asking for her personal belongings back, including a bag that was stored at the ex-boyfriend’s mother’s home on Schoolfield Drive. That ex-boyfriend retrieved the bag and opened it, discovering the dead infant. The search warrant states that the […]

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    Online tools let you scope out your new neighborhood before moving

    BURLINGTON, N.C. – Tuesday night, a car and home on Williamson Street in Burlington were shot into. Some nearby neighbors told FOX8 they recently moved to the area, and did not expect such violence so near to them. Prior to a move, there are free online tools you can consult to get crime data and make an informed decision. Dr. Andrew Schiller, CEO of Location, Inc., runs one such service — Neighborhood Scout “It’s so easy to use and it provides so […]

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    ‘This is nasty’: Raw sewage covers Winston-Salem apartment

    WINSTON-SALEM, NC — Walking into Mirisa Williams’ apartment, you can see the problem and smell the problem. Raw sewage covers the floor of every single room. “I’ve got three kids and all of them is under the age of seven years old,” Williams said. “Who wants to stay in a house with sewer flowing through all your house. That’s not right.” Williams lives at Rolling Hills apartments in Winston-Salem, where FOX8 has previously covered issues such as mold and bed […]

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    Thousands expected at Greensboro Trump rally, hundreds of officers called in

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police have called in officers from other agencies across the state to help with what they expect to be large crowds for a Donald Trump rally in Greensboro Tuesday. Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott said 5,000 to 10,000 attendees are expected. At least 200 officers from other agencies will help with traffic and crowd control. Officers from Burlington, Mebane, Gibsonville, Elon and Charlotte police departments, as well as the State Highway Patrol and Alamance and Guilford […]

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    ‘All they want is a paycheck’: Burlington man set to launch program to employ felons

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — With a recent uptick in violent crimes in Burlington, police have called on the community to help them develop a solution. Michael Graves, president of Concerned Citizens of Alamance County, believes the best solution is to provide jobs to people who might otherwise turn to criminal activity to make ends meet. “All they want is opportunities,” Graves said. “And if you give them those opportunities, I know you will see crime go down.” Graves said he founded […]

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    Fare hike to start June 20 for Alamance County Transportation Authority

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — On June 20, fares for some riders of Alamance County Transportation Authority will increase from $2 to $9 per trip. ACTA Executive Director Ralph Gilliam said the hike is because federal grant money is dwindling. “Like any service, you’ve got to be able to cover your cost or you’ll run yourself out of business,” Gilliam said. Gilliam said the rate hike applies to about 20 percent of ACTA’s riders. He said it applies to those whose rides are subsidized […]

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    Burlington church praying for community after string of recent shootings

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Kinnett Memorial Baptist Church in Burlington is hoping to help police fight recent violence in the city with the most powerful tool it knows — prayer. Pastor Don Pegg said that since recent shootings near the East Morehead Street church, members of the congregation have started going out every week to knock on doors, and pray with each and every person who lives in the community. “We just care for those that are around us,” he said. […]


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