Sign up now to get FOX8 headlines delivered right to your inbox

Recent Articles
  • Motorcyclist dies after colliding with car in Lexington

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — A motorcyclist was killed in Lexington Wednesday evening after colliding with a car. Police went to the intersection of Hickory Street and Mendota Avenue around 6 p.m. in reference to the crash. Officers learned the motorcyclist, identified as 33-year-old Arnold Smith Jr., died at the scene. The car’s driver and two passengers were taken to Lexington Medical with non-life-threatening injuries.

  • Rare pennies could be worth $85,000

    Finding a penny on heads is considered to be good luck — especially if it’s this one. The 1943 copper wheat penny is a rare coin selling up to $85,000 at auction. According to CoinTrackers, only a few of the pennies were minted and they were released into the coin supply by mistake. Coin analysts propose that copper plates might have been tested or mixed in with other steel plates from 1942 and caused the error. A coin in average condition […]

  • Mayor sees ‘eerie’ face in streetlamp

    SALEM, Mass. — What appears to be a face plastered inside a streetlamp in Salem, Massachusetts is making waves on social media. The city’s mayor, Kim Driscoll, posted a picture of the creepy image on Twitter Wednesday morning. “Anybody else see a face in this light?” Driscoll wrote in the post. “. . . Totally eerie, eh.” Anybody else see a face in this light?…Totally eerie, eh — Kim Driscoll (@MayorDriscoll) April 26, 2017 People started replying to the […]

  • Car crashes through Winston-Salem home

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — No one was injured after a car crashed through a Winston-Salem home early Thursday morning. Officials say the car ran off Darwick Road and hit a house. The home has to be checked before the family who lives there can return. No one was injured in the crash. Vehicle runs off road, on Darwick Rd, strikes a house. Structural stability compromised. Road is closed. #wsfire .122 — Winston-Salem FD (@cityofwsfire) April 27, 2017

  • Greensboro man facing indecent liberties with a child charge in Virginia

    HENRICO, Va. —  A 28-year-old Greensboro man is accused of sending naked pictures of himself to a teenager and asking for photos in return. The incidents allegedly happened in early 2016 when he was a high school teacher in Virginia. Benjamin Brittain is charged with indecent liberties with a child by custodian and using electronic means to solicit minors for prostitution in connection with the crimes. “The warrants go back a year ago. The warrants weren’t taken out until a […]

  • Convicted murderer suspected of killing NC correctional officer

    WINDSOR, N.C. — An inmate serving a life sentence for first-degree murder at a North Carolina correctional facility is suspected of assaulting and killing a correctional officer Wednesday evening, according to the NC Department of Public Safety. The assault happened around 5:30 p.m. Sergeant Megan Lee Callahan, 29, died about an hour later despite attempts to revive her. Inmate Craig Wissink, 35, is being investigated in connection with the officer’s death. “I am deeply saddened and send my heartfelt sympathies […]

  • NC’s best selling vehicle, Bank of America’s gender pay gap and more

    In Thursday’s Money Matters, Jane King discusses North Carolina’s best selling vehicle,  Bank of America’s decision to talk about the gender pay cap and a rise in student loan complaints.

  • NC man accused of leaving 1-year-old daughter alone in car for second time

    SALISBURY, N.C. — A North Carolina father accused of leaving his 1-year-old daughter in the car while he worked out the gym has been arrested. Police said people recognized the man, who has been wanted since February, and saw his daughter left alone in his car again. Police got a call to a Salisbury Ford dealership Tuesday afternoon saying the man they’d been looking for was there. They went to the dealership and found 30-year-old Keiyenne Hijin’s daughter alone in […]

  • Local veteran finds therapy in building a custom motorcycle

    In this edition of Roy’s Folks, we meet an Iraq War veteran who dreamed of building a custom motorcycle when he returned home. Eric Everette eventually did and the project was good therapy.

  • Cat called hero after alerting North Carolina family about carbon monoxide

    HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. — A family’s cat is being called a hero after a mother and two kids in Holly Springs were rushed to the hospital early Wednesday morning. WTVD reported that paramedics were called to the family’s home about carbon monoxide poisoning. The family left a car running in the garage overnight, and it was the cat who woke them up. The town fire chief reported the woman and two kids were taken to the hospital. Their conditions are […]

  • In Pursuit of Perfection: Eating Disorders

    Eating disorders can be extremely serious, life-threatening conditions, and unfortunately, often co-exist with underlying mental health issues. An eating disorder occurs when an individual’s behavior around eating and food disrupts everyday life. This can take on many different forms, such as restricting your intake of food (anorexia nervosa), purging after a meal (bulimia nervosa), undergoing a cycle of binge eating and purging, or even obsessively exercising. The reason that some individuals develop eating disorders and others don’t is entirely clear, […]

  • Elon poll shows declining support for Trump in NC

    ELON, N.C. — A new poll released Wednesday by Elon University found that support for President Donald Trump among North Carolina voters has fallen since November. President Trump was elected with 49.9 percent of the vote in North Carolina in November, but only 41.6 percent of voters currently approve of the job he’s doing as president. The poll also found that 49 percent say Trump is doing a worse job as president than President Obama, while only 39 percent think […]