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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
  • Littering on Piedmont highways

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Around 11:00 a.m. on Business 85 northbound between High Point and Greensboro on Tuesday morning, a green Waste Management front-loader garbage truck was traveling down the road, spewing debris behind it on the road and trailing cars. The company told FOX8 the material was saw dust, but it is observable in the video that other items are also leaving the truck’s bed. According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, that amounts to driving with an unsecured […]

  • Skip Alston resigning as chairman of Civil Rights Museum

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — One of the men who worked for more than a decade to make the International Civil Rights Center and Museum a reality will no longer serve as chairman of the museum’s board. Skip Alston, who co-founded the museum with Earl Jones, confirmed he has resigned as chairman. “I offered my resignation to the board last night and they accepted my resignation,” Alston said Tuesday morning. Alston says he will remain on the board but no longer lead it. The […]

  • Kudzu bugs attack Piedmont crops

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Tiny invaders are attacking crops in the Piedmont. They’re called kudzu bugs, and they’re mainly attracted to the kudzu vine that gives them their name. They can, however, also be a problem for other plants and maybe even in your house. Chase Hazelwood is an exterminator with Go-Forth Pest Control and he knows his enemy. “Many soy farmers especially in Georgia, South Carolina are really being devastated by the kudzu bug,” Hazelwood explains. Kudzu bugs are similar […]

  • Greensboro Police warn of in-car armed robberies

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — For the third time in two nights an unidentified suspect robbed a victim waiting in his or her car at gunpoint. Two incidents happened within nine minutes of each other in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The first occurred on the corner of 17th Street and Summit Avenue. A woman was pulling out of her driveway to go to work just before 4 a.m. when a silver car blocked her way. A suspect got out of the […]

  • Tourists spent more than $1 billion in Guilford County in 2012

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — County-by-county tourism numbers are out for North Carolina, and Guilford County looks flush. Tourists spent more than $1.1 billion dollars in Guilford County in 2012, netting almost $26 million for local tax receipts. That ranks Guilford County third in the state behind Charlotte-Mecklenburg County and Wake County. Tourists spent more than $730 million in Forsyth County in 2012. The numbers come from the US Travel Assocation.  

  • WSSU budget cut by $1.8 million

    WINSTON-SALEM, NC — Winston-Salem State University will have $1.8 million less with which to operate this fiscal year. That’s a 2.66 percent budget cut according to the university. The cut is a result of larger cuts to the higher education budget at the state level. The General Assembly cut $64 million from that budget earlier this year. These budget cuts will mean $30 million in cuts to WSSU’s budget over the past five years, according to Director of Public Relations […]

  • Greensboro Science Center to reopen Monday

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro Science Center will reopen Monday after officials said it was struck by lightning on Saturday night. Lightning hit a transformer at the facility Saturday afternoon, and officials said the attraction closed Sunday as a precaution. Spokeswoman Stefany Reeve said the strike occurred around 3 p.m. and power remained out from then until about 8:45 p.m. Reeve said the Greensboro Science Center’s director Glenn Doborogosz arrived shortly after the strike and said all of the animals […]

  • Developer plans hotel for downtown Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Developer Roy Carroll told the Greensboro News & Record Friday that he plans to put a hotel at the corner of North Eugene Street and Lindsey Street in downtown Greensboro. Carroll told the paper the progress on a potential performing arts center just down the street at Summit Avenue and North Elm Street contributed to his plans. Carroll said the hotel could be a seven or eight-story building. He already owns the two buildings currently located on that corner. […]

  • Greensboro may create prosperity zones on east side

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Looking to generate new business on the east side of Greensboro, the City’s Economic Development Committee is considering designating certain areas as prosperity zones, and giving businesses that get started there tax breaks. The committee is currently targeting five areas of land surrounding the White Street Landfill. Each area is north of Wendover Avenue and east of U.S. 29. View the map here. Councilman Jim Kee represents the area and said it would be a strategic move to […]

  • Thomasville Police see major spike in heroin crime

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — The Thomasville Police Department has seen a nearly 500 percent spike in heroin-related crimes in the last 12 months as compared to the 12 months before that. Thomasville Police investigated 53 heroin related incidents from August 2012 to August 2013 compared to just 11 between August 2011 and August 2012. “Prescription painkillers have become pricier and harder to use. Addicts across the United States are turning to heroin,” said Lieutenant Brad Saintsing. Law enforcement officers now have […]

  • Rural county clients worry about future of Rural Center

    MADISON, N.C. — The State of North Carolina has reorganized the Rural Economic Development Center to operate under the Department of Commerce, and those that use the Rural Center are wondering where that will leave them. Mark Wells is a good example. He’s the executive director of the Rockingham County Business and Technology Center, and right now he’s working on turning methane gas into electricity at the Rockingham County Landfill. “Your car runs on gasoline. That’s its fuel. So we’re […]

  • High Point mayor pays bills, still faces questions

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point Mayor Bernita Sims is now current on her utility account with the City of High Point, according to Sims and a confirmation from the city. Prior to Tuesday morning, Sims owed the city $538.78 since December for bills that originally became past due on October 30,2012. Sims called the nonpayment a “miscommunication” and said it was not intentional. Internal memos and emails obtained by FOX8 after a public records request by the High Point […]