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Bob always knew he was meant to live in North Carolina, it just took him a while to get here. He was born and raised in Chicago and went to the University of Missouri for Journalism school. After working in the "real world" for a year, he went back for his graduate degree in broadcast journalism and two days after graduating, found himself driving to North Carolina for a job as a sportscaster in Greenville. From there, he went to Washington State to be a sportscaster for a couple of years, before finding his way back to the Piedmont and making the switch to covering news.

You can see most of Bob's work on the FOX8 10:00 News, and sometimes on our other newscasts. You'll also see Bob filling in as an anchor occasionally. Politics, philosophy and literature are among his favorite subjects to read and discuss, when he's not playing soccer or spending time with his wife, Jean-Marie, and their 4 children.

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    The power of prayer: Does it really work?

    You either believe, or you don’t. Ask just about any person of faith and they’ll tell you that praying matters. But how do we know? Research is inconclusive on whether prayer can help people heal, for example. Some studies suggest it does, others don’t and each side tends to question the study methods of the other. But maybe that kind of prayer – traditionally called, “Petitionary,” or, “Supplemental prayer,” is the wrong way to go about prayer – or, at […]

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    An update on Noelle, the ‘Miracle Baby’

    Some stories are simply different. When a little girl defies almost every set of odds to not only survive, but thrive, that’s one that sticks with you. We first began following a story that wasn’t supposed to include Noelle Aguiar. We were doing a story about photographers who do a wonderful service, taking professional pictures of babies who are either still-born or die shortly after birth. It gives the families a wonderful keepsake and validation that there once was a […]

  • ‘Half the person I used to be’ – a weight loss story

    “Nothing tastes … as good as being fit feels.” That may be a simple message, but it is lost on many people who have a hard time connecting that bite of a sugary treat leading to the kind of obesity that can kill you several years later. The weight simply goes on too slowly to truly feel the connection. But as Rick Hurley’s weight fluctuated between 379 pounds and his peak, at 440, something had to give. His doctor said it […]

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    Bicycle rehabilitation program helps those in need of transportation

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s surprising how little it takes, sometimes, to change people’s lives. Just ask Laura Peoples. She is the executive director of Bicycling Greensboro and saw that what she loved to do could be, in a way, a lifeline for someone else. So she helped start a program called, “Changing Gears,” which takes bikes – often confiscated or abandoned ones, they get from the local police departments – and rehabs them and gives them to people who can […]

  • Lost dog tags return to Randolph County

    Nearly half a million of America’s greatest generation never came back from World War II. A lot of the ones that did come back didn’t want to talk about their experience, they just wanted to get on with their lives. But sometimes those stories come back to their families decades later and in this case a lost dog tag was returned to Seagrove. FOX8′s Bob Buckley reports.

  • Why ‘selfies’ matter

    No one is as interested in making us look good as we are. So why do we post so many unflattering pictures of ourselves, on the internet? I guess when there are more than a hundred million pictures anywhere, a bunch of them are not going to be flattering and that’s the phenomenon with what the kids call, “selfies.” A selfie is a picture you take – typically with your cell phone – of yourself, and then post on the […]

  • How a Forsyth Co. man makes $100k posting car reviews to YouTube

    REIDSVILLE, N.C. — Kyle Lindsey, better known on YouTube as SaabKyle04, is a making over $100,000 a year reviewing cars and posting the videos to YouTube. Kyle, who has been featured on The Today Show and in Car and Driver Magazine, grew up in Reidsville and now lives in Forsyth County. Growing up he watched his dad, Bill, play professional baseball. When his dad’s career ended, the family settled in Florida where Bill got into the car business. Despite the sports background, […]

  • Storyscapes art installation in downtown Greensboro

    Storyscapes is an art installation that re-maps downtown Greensboro through storytelling. As the city of Greensboro shuffles through its busy day, people who call this place home without having a home are telling a side of its story most people haven’t heard. People like Melea Lail. Her poem, “Moped Man,” sits on East Washington Street. “Moped Man was inspired by this hill,” she said. “I would sit and watch mopeds going up and down this hill. Especially when they’re coming this way, it slows […]

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    Goldsboro Hydrogen Bomb

    51 years ago in January, something happened in North Carolina that some call a step away from being the biggest man-made disaster in the history of the world. This edition of the Buckley Report explores the 1961 incident, in which a B-52 bomber plane fell apart over Goldsboro. The plane was carrying two thermonuclear bombs, which each landed in a muddy field.

  • Bob Buckley takes a look at Khan Academy

    Is your child’s teacher worth $4 million?  Some teachers – at the grade school and high school level – make that kind of money. Just not in America. Those school salaries are reserved, mostly, for big time college football and basketball coaches. But this edition of the Buckley Report shows us how some teachers do make that kind of money and how one man in America is doing much the same ground-breaking work.

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    Greensboro College grad hiked entire Appalachian Trail

    It was 90 years ago this fall that Benton McKaye’s idea of a grand nature trail from Maine to Georgia–also known as the Appalachian Trail–began to take shape. In the 65 years since the first person walked it from end to end, thousands more have, usually funding out as much about themselves as about the trail. Greensboro College grad Jonathan Deming recently finished his five month hike of the entire trail on August 3. It took him about five million […]

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    A drone for the home?

    When it comes to the news, the word, “Drone,” has held a very specific connotation over the last few years. However, there are other versions of that technology that can be very valuable for – and not nearly so dangerous to – everyday folks like us. The Parrot AR. Drone is a radio controlled flying quadcopter, designed to be controlled by mobile or tablet operating systems, and can be found at Radio Shack, Barnes and Noble and amazon.com.