Friends and family are just two of the reasons Mitch Carr is happy to be in the Piedmont. Mitch is from right up I-85 in Richmond, VA, so the area already feels like home, especially when compared with the previous two stops in his career.

Before joining the FOX8 News team, Mitch helped wake up the Las Vegas Valley as a morning reporter for 8NewsNOW. He misses the fun in Vegas but doesn’t miss the early morning wakeup call. Mitch began his career as a general assignment news reporter for KLBK in Lubbock, TX.

Mitch graduated from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. While there Mitch double majored in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish. He had the chance to study abroad in Mexico City and Viña del Mar, Chile, y ahora puede conversar en español.

Mitch is a workaholic, but when not working on the day’s story he will watch any sporting event live or on TV and spends a lot of time working out and reading. When the weather’s nice, Mitch will even embarrass himself on the golf course.

Mitch is on Facebook and Twitter (@MitchCarrTV) and loves to meet and talk to people. Just don’t be surprised if you have trouble shutting him up once he gets started.

Recent Articles
  • Two charged with animal cruelty after chaining, dragging dog in Stokes County

    SANDY RIDGE, N.C. — Stokes County Sheriff’s deputies arrested one man Monday and another Tuesday in connection with the death of a German Shepard mix the evening of Labor Day. According to witnesses who told investigators with Stokes County Animal Control that they saw the whole thing, Jonathon Mason Evans, 18, abused the dog before chaining it to the back of a pickup truck. After that, the witnesses said Jose Lopez, 35, drove the truck down the road, killing the […]

  • Food stamp issues remain for thousands in Guilford County

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Food stamp issues continue to baffle and frustrate needy heads of households in Greensboro. 46,000 households in Guilford County use Food and Nutrition Services through the Department of Social Services. Many of those customers have contacted FOX8 after not receiving their benefits for two months. According to Guilford County DSS spokesman Steve Hayes, the problems facing the program now are different from those that caused many to go without food stamps in the last year. Guilford County […]

  • Two judges denied shooting victim a restraining order

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – FOX8 has learned not one, but two judges denied Laurrissa Armstrong a restraining order against her estranged husband before police say Bruce Ray Armstrong shot her on Thursday, August 29th. Laurrissa Armstrong is still in critical condition. Bruce Armstrong is dead and police are still investigating the cause of his death. Below is a timeline of the events that led to the shooting, based on court documents and Bruce Ray Armstrong’s handgun purchase permit application. Sunday, June 30: Laurissa […]

  • Greensboro Police step up efforts along MLK Jr. Drive

    GREENSBORO, N.C — Greensboro Police have heard from the community along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, and they’ve increased police presence to help fix the problems those residents described. Prostitution, drug dealing, drug use and drinking in public are some of the crimes noted in the most recent Greensboro PD crime stats for the area. Old Asheboro Neighborhood Association President Barbara Akins believes they result from poor quality of life in the area. “There’s a lot of hopelessness and helplessness […]

  • Rockingham County Commissioners approve community service leave

    WENTWORTH, N.C. — Rockingham County commissioners approved a measure Tuesday to allow for community service leave. The new policy allows county employees to take as many as 10 hours a year of work time to perform community service. “It’s an investment in our community,” said Rockingham County Manager Lance Metzler. “We’re leading by example.” Metzler said he got the idea from Montgomery County, where he previously worked as county manager. The new policy should help charities like the United Way, the […]

  • Car crashes into City Hall in Lexington, minor damage reported

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Lexington Police said a woman in her 60s crashed her car into Lexington City Hall. The incident happened around 11 a.m. The accident did not result in injury for the woman. The city fire marshal said a family member picked her up, and she did not require medical attention. The entrance where the accident happened will need a new awning and new doors. The old doors are still standing, but they are bent and boarded up. A […]

  • Chief Rountree: Carver shooting isolated, all schools safe

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police say they believe Friday’s shooting at Carver High School was an isolated incident that was the result of a dispute, adding that no other students or faculty were targeted. During a news conference on Monday, Winston-Salem Police Chief Barry Rountree said investigators believe the 15-year-old victim was shot by Christopher Lamont Richardson as the result of a dispute between the two. Rountree said he will not discuss the nature of past disputes between victim and suspect, but said […]

  • UNCG student finds missing 17-month-old, Amber Alert canceled

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A 17-month-old who was inside a vehicle that was stolen outside a grocery store on Thursday night has been found safe. Capt. Mike Kirk of the High Point Police Department said 17-month-old Shylin Olandea Neal was found safe in Greensboro around 8:30 a.m. Friday. Police said a citizen spotted the stolen SUV, a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban with N.C. tag BJX-1565, near the Campus Crossing apartment complex on Brice Street in Greensboro. “They did find the vehicle and did find the child inside. The child […]

  • What to do with Greensboro’s sexually oriented businesses

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro City Council had planned to discuss ordinances related to sexually oriented businesses Tuesday, but a lengthy closed session pushed the discussion back indefinitely. The original discussion had to do with why it is so easy to open and re-open sexually oriented businesses in the city. The quick answer, according to Greensboro Police Attorney Jim Clark, is that owning a sexually oriented businesses amounts to constitutionally protected free speech as determined by the US Supreme Court. […]

  • Gibsonville murder suspect appears in court

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — 30-year-old Takila Valencia Morris had her first court appearance Monday at the Guilford County Courthouse. Gibsonville Police believe she is the woman who shot and killed the owner of Ken’s Quickie Mart on West Main Street in July. She faces a charge of first degree murder and another of attempted robbery with a deadly weapon. A conviction on the murder charge could result in the death penalty. Morris said almost nothing as Judge Tom Jarrell made we […]

  • City, nonprofit investigate condemned apartments in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The City of Greensboro has condemned an apartment complex on Floyd Street, and the Greensboro Housing Coalition complains the owner of the complex hasn’t made any steps to fix the property. The city condemned the apartment buildings at 2333 and 2335 Floyd Street on July 16,  after finding 14 violations that ranged from unsanitary conditions, to insect infestation, faulty wiring and lack of smoke detectors in at least one instance. The residents told the fire department that […]

  • Latin Kings leader Jorge Cornell sentenced to 28 years in prison

    WINSTON-SALEM, NC — Federal Judge James A. Beaty sentenced Latin Kings leader Jorge Cornell to 28 years in federal prison Wednesday. Last year, a jury convicted Cornell of racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering, and using a firearm in a crime of violence. On Wednesday, Judge Beaty ordered Cornell to serve two 216-month sentences concurrently for the first two charges. The third charge carries a mandatory 10-year minimum, which Judge Beaty ordered Cornell to serve after the other sentences. The combination of […]