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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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    ‘Drugs did this to me and I’m sorry’: Eden mom, 2 defendants sentenced in child prostitution case

    WENTWORTH, NC — The mother accused of selling her mentally-handicapped daughters out for sex acts was sentenced Tuesday, as were two of the men who admitted to hiring them. Teresa Ann Vanover was sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in jail. She was charged with 24 counts of promoting prostitution of a person with severe, profound mental disabilities and 24 counts of felony child abuse. In court testimony read Tuesday, Vanover said she engaged in sex acts with men […]

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    Officials expect unusually busy Memorial Day weekend on High Rock Lake

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. – Memorial Day weekend is often busy for High Rock Lake, but Sgt. Randy Holbrook with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Department said this year would be even more so. Because of low gas prices, Sgt. Holbrook said they’re preparing for big crowds. “There’s nothing wrong with having fun,” Holbrook said. “We encourage you to have fun. But play safe.” Holbrook said, sometimes, people think driving a boat is just like driving a car. “It’s not just buy […]

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    Burlington police canvassing neighborhoods to solve shootings into homes

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Wednesday morning, another home in Burlington was shot into. According to police, that makes at least 15 shootings into homes for the city in 2016 to date. Sgt. Drew Gerringer said the most recent one occurred on North Mebane Street and that an innocent person’s home was the one hit. Gerringer said some officers have shifted their schedules to work later into the nights, when the shootings typically happen, to try and put a stop to them. […]

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    National Missing Children’s Day serves as reminder of open cases in the Piedmont

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — May 25 is National Missing Children’s Day and some in the Piedmont Triad hope it will serve as a reminder of the urgent need to find the many missing children from our area. “It’s just a time to think about all of those kids who are out there,” Sgt. Brad Johnson said. Johnson, who works for the Greensboro Police Department’s Family Victims Unit, said they get about two calls for missing children in Greensboro every day. Many, […]

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    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch reiterates opposition to HB2 while speaking in Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch was in Fayetteville Tuesday to discuss community policing, but, during a media press conference, she also reiterated her opposition to House Bill Two. “North Carolina decided to pass a law that sanctioned discrimination,” she said. While some say that the federal government’s involvement in HB2 is an overreach, Lynch said she felt it was the U.S. Department of Justice’s duty to step in. “Where people are made to feel different because of […]

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    Shots fired into Burlington home, car

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Shots were fired into a Burlington home Sunday night, but the woman who lives there is not the intended target. “I was sitting on the couch and I heard somebody shooting,” said Doris Davis, whose home was hit. “And it scared me to death.” Sgt. Drew Gerringer with Burlington police said the shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. off of East Webb Avenue, near Ava Street. He said a group of people in one car, described as an […]

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    Mebane sees uptick in panhandling; city officials working on ordinance

    MEBANE, N.C. — Many people in Mebane have noticed an increase in panhandlers along I-40 and are not happy about it. “They sit around here every day,” said Kourey King, who works in Mebane. “The same people asking the same things. Wanting money. It doesn’t make sense to me. Go get a job.” Now city officials are responding to those concerns about panhandling. Mebane City Manager David Cheek said a panhandling ordinance is in the early draft stages, but he […]

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    75-year-old retired police officer victim in Burlington gunpoint carjacking

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Tom Wooding said in his 26 years working as a police officer in New York City, he never had a gun pulled on him. But last night, stopping for dinner at the Burlington K&W restaurant, marked the first. “If I had had my weapon,” Wooding said, “he probably would’ve been laying in that parking lot. I would’ve opened up on him.” Wooding, a 75-year-old car dealer from Charlotte, said he was stopping at the popular Ramada Road […]

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    Nearly $100k in estimated damages from fire started by dryer in Burlington

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Almost $100,000 in estimated damages — all because of a dryer. Burlington Fire Department Deputy Chief Michael Willets said that’s what caused an early morning fire at a home on Westchester Drive in Burlington. Willets said two children and two adults were inside the home when the fire started shortly after 1 a.m. Monday but all four were able to escape the home without injuries. Lt. Jay Mebane, who works in fire prevention for the Burlington Fire Department, […]

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    Trash overflowing at Greensboro apartment complex

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — People who live at the Ashleigh Park Apartment Homes in Greensboro are worried they may never live in a clean place. “It smells like dead bodies,” resident Chauncey Blackwell said. “You walk inside the hood, you smell the smell. It’s nasty. Period.” Blackwell and others said the trash overflows the dumpsters, spilling out into the parking lot and the lawn. He said dumpsters almost never come to clean it up. “It’s shameful for somebody to come over […]

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    Burlington police promoting ‘text a tip’ in schools

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — It’s no secret that many teens spend a lot of time texting. Now, Burlington police hope to encourage that habit to help fight crime. Master Police Officer Chad Laws said the Burlington Police Department is encouraging students, particularly middle and high schoolers, to text in to Crime Stoppers to report possible campus crime. “It gives them a way to communicate with us but do it in a more common way that they’re using these days,” he said. […]

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    North Carolina House Democrats introduce ‘Equality for All’ legislation

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Some North Carolina House Democrats have responded to House Bill 2 with legislation of their own. Tuesday, they filed House Bill 1078, also called the “Equality for All Act”. “This legislation is the most comprehensive set of non-discrimination protections ever introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly,” said primary sponsor Rep. Chris Sgro, a Democrat representing Guilford County. Sgro said HB 1078 expands protections for veterans and the LGBT community and also expands protections based on familial status. […]


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