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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!

Recent Articles
  • Rockingham County DA going over details in Burroughs shooting and what led up to it.

    Deputies won’t face charges in Todd Burroughs shooting, body camera footage released

    WENTWORTH, N.C. — Rockingham County District Attorney Craig Blitzer said at a news conference today that no charges will be filed against the deputies in the May 29 shooting death of Todd Burroughs. Burroughs was driving his wife and two children home from a wedding when two deputies saw his pickup in the parking lot of a business along U.S. 220 Business, according to the State Bureau of Investigation. Burroughs pulled away as deputies approached shortly before 2 a.m. The […]

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    ‘Violations are clear’: Attorney calls for woman charged in fatal DWI case to be released from prison

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Feet and hands shackled, Amanda Sperduti entered the Guilford County Courthouse. If her attorney has his way those chains will soon be gone. Sperduti was sentenced to a minimum of seven years in prison after prosecutors said she drove drunk and hit a tree on Feb. 13, 2010, in Browns Summit — killing the other three occupants of her mother’s 2008 Acura. But Thursday, Sperduti’s attorney JD Byers said he doesn’t believe his client was the driver […]

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    Southern Sisters Restaurant in Thomasville is closing

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — A popular downtown Thomasville restaurant announced Wednesday on its Facebook page that it will be closing its doors for good. Southern Sisters restaurant owners, Joy and Chris Thompson, said in the Facebook post that they have some “extremely exciting projects ahead,” such as launching a line of food products to be sold in grocery stores. The restaurant opened in 2012 and will serve its last meal Saturday evening. “We did see more people in the downtown area […]

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    Local church gifts $50k to community grocery store

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Starmount Presbyterian Church in Greensboro sees its mission as serving those in need. And one devoted member of the congregation continues to do that — even after her death. When Lillian Steele passed away, she gifted $1.4 million to the church, which she had attended for many years. “We were shocked and overwhelmed somewhat at the magnitude of the gift,” the church’s Director of Finance Libby Wilson said. Wilson said the church decided to give some of […]

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    Mebane community steps up to raise money for Eastern Alamance field house

    MEBANE, N.C. — They’ve got winning records. Dedicated coaches. Determined players. But one thing Eastern Alamance High School doesn’t have — is a field house. “Eastern Alamance is the only school in this entire county that does not have a field house,” football coach Patrick Stokes said. “But we’ve decided instead of sitting around and feeling sorry for ourselves — we’re going to change that.” Coaches, parents and students of all ages have come together with support from the Mebane […]

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    Lofts at White Furniture holds grand opening in Mebane

    MEBANE, N.C. — The old White Furniture Company building is now home to 156 luxury apartments in the heart of downtown Mebane. The grand opening celebration for the Lofts at White Furniture took place Thursday. The apartment community features a saltwater pool, exposed brick interiors, a fitness center and outdoor living spaces. D3 Development renovated the property. The company’s president, Mike Hill, said 99 of the 156 units have been leased. He said the majority of the residents moved to […]

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    Mebane Walmart Distribution Center holds grand opening

    MEBANE, N.C. — After years of planning and construction, the Mebane Walmart Distribution Center held its grand opening celebration Wednesday. The new distribution center, on Senator Ralph Scott Parkway, will employ approximately 600 people. The facility’s general manager, Phil Ingram, said they have already hired the majority of the workers they need, but are still looking for approximately 20 more. Walmart officials said the opening of the distribution center means food will get to 55 Walmarts in Virginia and North […]

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    Burlington restaurant owner, 2 customers robbed

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Most people who walk through the doors at The Old Sharkey’s Grill on South Anthony Street in Burlington are loyal, regular customers. But the man who walked in just before 5 a.m. Tuesday was someone owner Dawn McDaries said she had never seen before. “My employee and I were in here getting ready for breakfast and lunch,” McDaries said. “And a guy walked in. Holding a gun. He said, ‘Hand me over all your money or somebody’s […]

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    Burlington police encourage citizens to sign up for ride-along program

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Burlington police are hoping to strengthen the understanding between their officers and the communities they serve by giving civilians a better idea of what it’s like to be in law enforcement. “We encourage people that have questions or want to know what an officer’s day looks like to come ride with us,” Capt. Brian Long said. “We welcome that.” Burlington Police Chief Jeffrey Smythe started the Ride-Along Program in 2013. At a prayer vigil outside the police department Monday […]

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    ‘We do care’: Burlington man shows support for police officers amid threats

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — In a neon yellow shirt, with a neon yellow poster, it was hard to miss Casey Lamb in downtown Burlington Monday. “With my age, I can’t do a lot,” Lamb said. “But this is something I can do.” For hours, he stood in the heat of the day to show his support for police officers in Burlington. “I’ve had probably a thousand cars go by me, blow the horn, wave at me,” Lamb said. “Only one negative […]

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    Overnight fire displaces 1 in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem Fire Department is investigating an overnight house fire that left one person displaced. The fire, which occurred at 411 25th St. NW., has since been contained. Officials believe the fire was accidental and stemmed from a decorative candle that a set of drapes ablaze. The resident had working smoke detectors, but no indoor sprinklers. There is no damage estimate and the investigation is ongoing.

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    ACLU warns Mebane officials against creating ‘unconstitutional’ panhandling ordinance

    MEBANE, N.C. — Monday evening, the Mebane City Council will discuss what has become a concern for many in Mebane — panhandling. Right now, the city has no ordinance to regulate panhandling. As they discuss whether or not to create one, the American Civil Liberties Union is keeping a close eye on what is decided. After FOX8 reported on residents’ panhandling concerns in May, FOX8 learned that the American Civil Liberties Union contacted the City of Mebane. In a letter from the […]


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