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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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    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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    Home of single mom, two daughters shot into in Burlington

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Burlington police found 18 shell casings outside a home on Dare Street Wednesday morning. Several of the shots hit the home where Lashaunda Vincent lives. But she says there’s no way the bullets were meant for her. “They had to have the wrong house,” she said. “Because all I do is go to work and come straight home. I don’t have no type of violence, drama or anything like that.” Vincent is a single mother with 9 and 12-year-old […]

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    Burlington police ask for community’s help to solve crimes

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — A few dozen people filled the Sertoma Building in Burlington’s North Park Tuesday evening to talk about crime and how to stop it. It was the Burlington Police Department’s first “community conversation” to address recent gun violence in the city. Chief Jeffrey Smythe said, by the end of the year, he expects about 35 shootings into homes — more than any other year in the past decade. “I grew up in this town and I’m just tired […]

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    Link Transit bus system launches in Burlington

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — By 6:00 a.m. Monday, a woman sat in a shelter on Burlington’s South Worth Street waiting for her bus. She was the first rider for Burlington’s new bus system — Link Transit — and she plans to be a regular. “Thank the Lord there’s a bus here now,” Nicole said. The Burlington woman, who preferred not to give her last name, said she struggled to find reliable transportation to and from her job at Best Buy. She […]

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    Burlington police credit 911 caller with quick arrest of shooting suspect

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Burlington police were able to arrest a suspected shooter within minutes of the crime and they say one 911 caller is what made the difference. “We thank the citizen for doing that because that really helped us make a very, very quick apprehension of the suspect,” said Asst. Chief Chris Verdeck. According to police, 59-year-old Michael Thompson, of Gibsonville, first assaulted a woman and then shot a 32-year-old man in the legs. Verdeck said the crime was not […]

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    More than 20 arrested in Alamance County drug bust

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — More than 20 people were arrested Thursday and more are being sought in a drug bust in Alamance County. Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson said the investigation was conducted over the course of six months, with assistance from Elon, Burlington, Graham, Mebane, Haw River, Gibsonville and Elon University police departments. Together, the officials work as the Alamance Narcotics Enforcement Team (ANET) and hope to send a powerful message. “Those that have made up their minds – they’re […]

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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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