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  • Frozen chicken pot pie put to the Chef Test: Willow Tree vs. James Foods vs. Stouffer’s

    Chicken pot pie, fresh out of the oven. It’s a dinner the entire family can get excited about. But making a pot pie from scratch takes time and energy. That’s why FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter wanted to see which frozen options she could bake instead. Let’s find out in this week’s Chef Test.

  • Horseless Carriage Club of America touring the Piedmont

    You may have noticed an unusually large number of antique automobiles rolling along Piedmont roads this week. Roy Ackland tells us there are more than 70 pre-1928 vehicles from nine different states touring the Piedmont Triad. The group is part of the Horseless Carriage Club of America — an organization just full of Roy’s Folks.

  • Fun in the Sun Car Show set for Saturday in Madison

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The Fun in the Sun Car Show is set for Saturday in Madison. On Wednesday, some of the people planning to enter stopped by FOX8 to show off their rides to Brad Jones.

  • World Record set by over-90 relay team in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A group of men all over the age of 90 entered the record books at the USATF Masters Outdoor Championships in Winston-Salem. The men were competing in various relay races and, as a result, entered the Guinness Book of World Records. FOX8 was on the scene to see their accomplishments.

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    NC Zoo gorillas will not be moved, Zoo adding more gorillas

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — After a change in plans and acquisition of funds to renovate animal holding facilities, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Gorilla Species Survival Plan (SSP) has recommended that two young gorillas and their mothers remain at the North Carolina Zoo. In addition, a new adult male and adult female, along with a four-year-old male, will be added to the N.C. Zoo troop next spring. In May, the Gorilla SSP recommended that the N.C. Zoo’s two-year-old male […]

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    Greensboro Police Chief Ken Miller named new chief in Greenville

    GREENVILLE, S.C. — Greensboro Police Chief Ken Miller has been named the next police chief of the Greenville Police Department in Greenville, South Carolina. Miller’s last day with the department is expected to be Aug. 31, 2014. Miller had announced earlier this month his plans to retire as Chief of Police in Greensboro between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31. Miller became police chief of the Greensboro Police Department in 2010 after 21 years of service with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. He has a bachelor’s […]

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    Man who rode on back of car on I-77 in custody after standoff in Thomasville

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. – A man is in custody following a standoff that lasted more than three hours after he barricaded in a residence on Reid Street near Leonard Street in Thomasville. Police have identified the man as Rakeem Nishan Leverett, the same man who was seen clinging to the back of a moving sedan on Interstate 77 on June 28 in Charlotte. Leverett, 22, of Lexington, was charged with two counts of assault on a female, felonious restraint, injury to personal property, unauthorized use of conveyance and […]

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    Suspect flees after NC troopers get stuck in the mud

    BURKE COUNTY, N.C. — A police pursuit ended when a trooper’s vehicle became stuck in the mud in Burke County Wednesday morning. State troopers told WSOC that they were involved in a low-speed pursuit around 11 a.m. after the driver of a green Mazda 6 swerved into a front yard to avoid a license checkpoint. Troopers immediately started chasing the vehicle which led them down a dead end dirt road and into a rugged field where they lost the suspect vehicle […]

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    Greensboro home invasion suspects flee empty-handed

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police are investigating after a home invasion took place in Greensboro Wednesday morning. Police say two men forced their way into a home in the 3100 block of Creek Ridge Road about 2:15 a.m. and demanded money from the victims at gunpoint. When the victims told the suspects they had no money, the two men left the house and drove off in a metallic green Honda Accord with chrome rims. No one was injured in the incident. The two […]

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    Walmart announces discount program for teachers

    Walmart announced this week a new discount program for teachers purchasing school supplies. The retail giant announced Teacher Appreciation Week will be held July 25-31. Teachers will receive a 10-percent discount/rebate on classroom supplies purchased during that week. Here’s how it works: - Teachers shop at Walmart for classroom supplies - Teachers can visit www.walmart.com/teachers by August 15 and register their receipts - 10 percent savings on eligible items from select departments will be delivered on an eGift card via email “On average, […]

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    Family booted from Southwest Airlines flight over negative tweet

    MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota man claims his family was booted from a Southwest Airlines flight after he posted a negative tweet referencing an airline worker, according to WCCO. Duff Watson says he was asked to de-board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis after he tweeted a comment to @SouthwestAir referencing an agent and her service. Watson told WCCO he is an “A-List” customer, which means he gets access to priority boarding. However, a gate agent would not allow his two children to board with him. […]

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    Soldier says goodbye to his best friend, a dog he rescued in Afghanistan

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A soldier who brought home a stray dog from Afghanistan recently made the “hardest decision” he has ever had to make by putting down the sick dog, according to a report from KCCI. Odie, a mixed-breed dog, was one of several strays that would follow National Guard Staff Sgt. Brian Van Fleet and his fellow soldiers during their deployment in Afghanistan. “They’d come out on patrol with us,” Van Fleet told KCCI. “A lot of times during […]