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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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    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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    Protesters gather outside Donald Trump rally in Raleigh

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Protesters gathered outside the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh Tuesday to protest Donald Trump’s visit. “I don’t think he’s qualified to be president at all,” said protester Clinton Wright. “Our president should be someone who supports people and loves people.” With heavy rain and lightning, some protesters remarked they were disappointed on how they believed the weather affected turnout. “We certainly expected that with the weather being as rainy as it was today,” […]

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    ‘It’s not too late’: Burlington Junior Police Academy aims to help at-risk youth

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — While many gather to watch fireworks Monday night, a group of middle schoolers is learning about respect, discipline and social skills. The Burlington Junior Police Academy kicked off July 4. “We’re mostly taking students that are on the fence,” Master Police Officer Chad Laws said. “They could go in either direction at this point.” The goal of the Junior Police Academy is to ensure that those teens choose the right direction, by providing them the skills needed […]

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    80 police officers to patrol downtown Greensboro during fun fourth

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Fun Fourth is a family-friendly, typically safe event, but police are still being cautious, according to Greensboro Police Department Deputy Chief James Hinson. At least 80 police officers will be stationed in downtown Greensboro Monday evening. “We feel as though we are very prepared,” Hinson said. “We are going to have our officers strategically placed. Some will be on foot, some stationary. Some on bikes.” Zach Matheny, the director of Downtown Greensboro, Inc., which is running the […]

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    ‘The worst loss we’ve ever had’: Farmers hit hard in Alamance County storm

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Rows of tobacco plants line Blanchard Road in Northeast Alamance County. The rows in perfect spacing — but the plants in them — broken off and withered up. Countless hours and countless dollars — gone. When Elizabeth Cobb heard the storm from her home,  she knew it’d be bad. “As old as I am, I’ve never seen such a storm as we had yesterday,” the 82-year-old said. The tobacco farm surrounding Cobb’s home, which is now […]


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