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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 stories.

She comes to the Triad after two years living in New York City and reporting for the cable news channel there, News 12 The Bronx.

Sarah is originally from New Braunfels, Texas, although she spent much of her childhood living in Africa and England. Living overseas and seeing the positive impact journalism can have is what inspired her to choose TV news as a career.

Sarah is thrilled to be in North Carolina and feels right at home -- she graduated cum laude from Duke University in 2012, with a double major in Spanish and International Studies.

When she's not working, Sarah loves to cook vegetarian meals (she's been meat-free since age four), enjoy NC's beautiful mountains and beaches, and plan her wedding to a Greensboro native -- coming up in May 2015! She also volunteers as an alumni interviewer for her alma mater.

She's excited to be back in the south and add one more Duke fan to the Triad. If you see her out and about, please stop and say hello!

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    Randolph is NC’s most heavily armed county — and ninth in the country, list reports

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — If you live in Randolph County, turns out you’re more likely to own a gun than to not own one. A new list put out on website says Randolph County is the ninth most armed county in America, with 51.1% of its residents owning a firearm. The owner of PCC Guns and Ammo in Randleman, Rodney Hardy, says he’s noticed a spike in gun sales over the past few years. “Every time the president speaks of […]

  • Mistake on Burlington restaurant sign leads to big donation to church

    BURLINGTON, N.C. – A mistake on the part of a fast food restaurant has turned into a miracle for a non-profit that feeds the homeless. On Thursday, Sonic restaurants nationwide had a deal where they sold corn dogs for 50 cents each. But at one Burlington Sonic, instead of advertising 50 cent corndogs, they advertised “.50 cent” corn dogs, meaning each corn dog would cost half a penny. One man decided to cash in on the deal, ordering 2,000 corn […]

  • Hanging Rock State Park adding 716 acres

    STOKES COUNTY, N.C. – Hanging Rock State Park is one of the most popular places in North Carolina to go hiking, biking and camping. And now, the 7,000-acre park is expanding. It will acquire 716 acres currently owned by N.C. State, according to State Parks Department officials. The acreage is about half a mile down the road from the park’s entrance. The property houses a historic lodge, athletic fields, a chapel, and has access to the Dan River. Visitors to […]

  • $35k up for grabs to renovate businesses in downtown High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – $35,000 is up for grabs to renovate businesses in downtown High Point, and so far, the city has only received two applications. The facade grant program allocates funds, from the City Council, for small businesses to revitalize their storefronts. Each business could win up to $5,000 for exterior renovations such as lighting, landscaping and awning improvement. Jason Oliver-Nixon, who leases space for his design company downtown, is one of the two applicants so far. He just moved his […]

  • Greensboro group strives to help hungry kids

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Many low-income students get free breakfast and lunch at school but on the weekends are unsure if they’ll have any food on their plates. Greensboro-based non-profit Backpack Beginnings is working to alleviate the concerns of these hungry kids, one bag at a time. The group works with school social workers to identify kids in need and provides them with bags of food to take home with them every Friday. Backpack Beginnings office manager Michele Alvarino says they’re […]

  • Improvements made at Stoner-Thomas School

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — For years, parents at the Stoner-Thomas School have complained to school officials that the campus does not have the necessary resources for their special needs children. Finally, parents say they are starting to see the results of their advocacy. At last night’s open house, parents say they were surprised to see a handicap accessible bathroom. Until now, parents say their kids, some of whom are wheelchair-bound, had no access to handicap bathrooms. Parents also say the school […]

  • Private school voucher program shut down, funds being taken back

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Many low-income families who were planning to send their kids to private school this year, afforded by state vouchers, will have to make other plans. Today a Superior Court judge struck down the “Opportunity Scholarships” put in place by state funding. The scholarships were awarded to children in low-income families to enable them greater educational opportunities they otherwise could not afford. Many of the scholarship recipients, including 40 at Tri-City Christian Academy in High Point, had […]

  • Empty shelves worry food pantry workers

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The food pantry at Greensboro Urban Ministry prides itself on being there for families in need. But now, workers there say they are in one of the biggest food droughts they’ve ever seen. “Sometimes our shelves are full of stuff,” said volunteer Randall Henderson. “But other times, we’re really looking for help. And that would be one of those times right now.” The group’s development director, Christine Byrd, says the summer months are always slow for donations, […]

  • Sprucing up Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Students at the Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy think their campus needs a little sprucing up, so they’re taking matters into their own hands. Teams of students designed beautification projects for the school, like adding an herb garden, painting benches and inspirational posters. They presented the ideas to school officials and professionals to get advice on how to make the construction run smoothly. Sophomore Neda Kim says this will not only make the school more beautiful, but […]

  • Gazebo removed from Uptown Lexington

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — A wooden gazebo that’s been in uptown Lexington since 2012 was taken down this morning after many complaints were filed to the city. Rebekah Cansler McGee, Main Street Manger for Uptown Lexington, says locals complained that the gazebo became a hangout for panhandlers and homeless people. “The complaints were there were homeless people asking for money, cigarettes, food,” she said. “There were also complaints from women that they were getting whistled at, catcalled.” Locals say this created […]

  • Loaf Bakery of Greensboro expanding

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A popular bakery and cafe in downtown Greensboro will soon add a second location to keep up with demand. Loaf Bakery owner Robert Roth says he plans to open a new storefront in the western part of Guilford County sometime in October, but did not disclose the exact location. He says his bakery, which opened in 2011, has seen tremendous popularity, particularly in the past couple months after joining the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market. That alone, he […]

  • Mental health assistance in the Piedmont

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — If you are struggling with any form of mental illness, whether it’s depression, suicidal thoughts or an eating disorder, the Mental Health Association in Forsyth County says it wants to help. Executive Director Andy Hagler says the nonprofit group’s goal is “to provide services and really work to demystify the stigma that’s associated with mental illness. Because it’s the stigma that prevents people from getting the help they need.” Hagler says the group has been around […]


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