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  • Rockingham County student accused of ‘harboring runaway,’ arrested on cyberstalking, threat charges

    WENTWORTH, N.C. — An 18-year-old Rockingham County High School student is accused of hiding a runaway and making threats towards another student, according to a press release. Jermaine Edward Blackwell, of Eden, was arrested Sunday evening and charged with cyberstalking, making a threatening phone call and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Blackwell was charged after deputies learned he was harboring the juvenile and made threats by a phone call and text to another student who also attends Rockingham […]

  • ‘You paid by serving my country’: Man pays for veteran’s groceries in Walmart line

    ANKENY, Iowa — A heartwarming photo shows a man paying for a veteran’s groceries at an Iowa Walmart. Alana Ruthann posted the picture on Facebook Sunday morning with a caption saying she was waiting in line to check out when she saw the moving moment. The post read, in part, “I didn’t even notice the two gentlemen standing in front of me until I heard an older man’s voice in confusion declare, “Wait, what is happening? What are you doing?!” […]

  • Woman fights off naked intruder with baseball bat

    PHOENIX — An Arizona woman is safe after she fought off a half-naked man who broke into her home with a baseball bat, according to KTVK. Timothy Valdez, 29, has been charged with burglary, armed robbery, kidnapping and aggravated assault after he allegedly broke into an apartment and attacked a woman. Simone Parker was home alone when she says a pantsless Valdez broke into her apartment and pulled out a knife, demanding clothes and money. “I gave him a green t-shirt, and […]

  • Meet Kimberly, FOX8’s loving Pet of the Week

    Meet Kimberly, FOX8’s pet of the week. She loves to cuddle and spend time with people. Kimberly’s pet adoption fee is only $55! For more information about her, contact the Davidson County Animal Shelter at (336) 357-0805.

  • March Madness: Handling Stress and Anxiety

    Many people experience stress and anxiety at one time or another. Stress is your body’s response to an outside stimulus that you aren’t prepared for and can motivate you to overcome a challenge. Feeling stressed or anxious is normal, but if these feelings start to affect your ability to function and perform normal tasks, then it’s time to find help. Other symptoms of anxiety may include: Restlessness Difficulty concentrating or mind going blank Irritability Sleep disturbance (difficulty falling or staying […]

  • 70-year-old woman walks 5 miles through snow after she can’t get taxi after night shift

    BRADFORD, England — A 70-year-old English woman who cares for three men with learning disabilities was forced to walk the five miles home after she couldn’t find a bus or taxi after a night shift. Corrine Wheatley, a reporter with the BBC, saw Pam Chapman walking home on Sunday and recorded her trek. She later posted the video and interview on Twitter. Can we all take a moment to appreciate this lady? While filming today we spotted her walking through […]

  • Dairy Queen giving away free vanilla ice cream cones to celebrate first day of spring

    You can celebrate the first day of spring with free ice cream! On Tuesday, Dairy Queen is giving out small vanilla cones. The promotion applies only to participating non-mall Dairy Queens and DQ Grill & Chill locations all over the country. The offer is valid all day. I am #FreeConeDay. Coming to your DQ this Tuesday, March 20th. Come catch some summer sun on the first day of spring with one free small vanilla cone. — Dairy Queen (@DairyQueen) […]

  • SC parents charged after teething baby thrown from unstrapped car seat lands on head

    CONWAY, S.C. — Two South Carolina parents face child neglect charges after a teething baby was allegedly thrown from his unstrapped car seat by his father. According to The State, 22-year-old Jacob Lowman became “angry” on March 10 when his son started to cry, so he threw the baby’s car seat in the air. The unstrapped child flew out of the seat and landed on his head. The child’s mother, Juliana Biggerstaff, said she tried to take the boy to […]

  • 9-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting sister over argument about video game

    MONROE COUNTY, Miss. — A 9-year-old Mississippi boy is accused of fatally shooting his sister in the head over a video game controller, according to WTVA. Deputies responded to a home in Monroe County around 1 p.m. Saturday and learned that the boy shot the girl in the back of the head after she wouldn’t give him the controller. The 13-year-old was rushed to a local hospital where she later died. It’s unclear how the boy accessed the gun. The […]

  • North Carolina veteran dies weeks after celebrating 100th birthday

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina woman believed to be one of the last African-American women to serve overseas during World War II has died at the age of 100, WTVD reports. Millie Dunn Veasey died on March 9, just weeks after celebrating her 100th birthday. Her niece, Elsie Thompson, said that her aunt’s “heart was tired.” After she graduated from high school in 1942, Veasey enlisted in what was called the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. Her unit was the […]

  • Educator of the Week: Tiffany Gibson

    JAMESTOWN, N.C. — FOX8 honors Jamestown Elementary School’s Tiffany Gibson. Thank you, Tiffany! If you know of an educator who is worthy of this nomination please fill out the nomination form here. Educator of the Week is sponsored by the North Carolina Education Lottery.

  • Texas A&M Aggies beat the North Carolina Tar Heels 86-65 during the second round of the NCAA tournament

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Texas A&M Aggies men’s basketball defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels 86-65 Sunday during the second round of the NCAA tournament at Spectrum Center.