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  • Teen fatally shot in back at High Point motel identified

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Police have identified the teen fatally shot in the back in High Point Tuesday morning, according to a press release. At about 6:45 a.m., officers went to the Motel 6 on 120 Southwest Cloverfield Place in reference to an assault with a deadly weapon. Upon arrival, officers located 18-year-old Brandon Burrow, who was shot in the back. The victim was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and died from his injuries at about 6:13 p.m. […]

  • Winston-Salem housing market, Payless ShoeSource to file for bankruptcy and more

    In Wednesday’s Money Matters, Jane King discusses the Winston-Salem housing market, Payless ShoeSource’s impending bankruptcy and grocery chain Wegman’s North Carolina expansion.

  • House fire destroys home in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A person was displaced and a home destroyed in a house fire in Winston-Salem late Tuesday night. The fire happened around 10:40 p.m. in the 1600 block of Park Terrace Lane. The fire, which was under control within 30 minutes, caused extensive damage to the home. Officials are investigating the cause of the fire. Working house fire 1636 Park Terrace Ln. #wsfire .121 — cityofwsfire (@cityofwsfire) March 22, 2017

  • Teen fatally shot in back at High Point motel

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A teen was fatally shot in the back in High Point Tuesday, according to the High Point Enterprise. Capt. Tim Ellenberger, with High Point police, told the newspaper that an 18-year-old man was shot in the back at the Motel 6 on Southwest Cloverleaf Place Tuesday morning. The victim was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and died from his injuries at about 6:15 p.m., Ellenberger said. High Point police told the Enterprise they do not […]

  • See the Piedmont’s Most Wanted

    FOX8 is working with local law enforcement agencies to show you men and women wanted for crimes who are on the run. We call it the “Piedmont’s Most Wanted.” Let law enforcement know if you have a tip that might lead to the arrest of one of these people.

  • Registered sex offender accused of sexually assaulting 8-year-old girl in Randolph County

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — A registered sex offender is accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in Randolph County, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. Brian Lee Baker, 28, is charged with statutory sex offense and a sex offender status violation. On Saturday, deputies came to Randolph Hospital on a report of a possible sexual assault of a child. An 8-year-old girl told deputies Baker had sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions. The medical records supported the victim’s […]

  • Homicide investigation underway in Surry County

    SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — A homicide investigation is underway in Surry County, according to Sheriff Graham Atkinson. On Friday at 10:37 p.m., deputies came to 151 Blue Ridge Lane, Mount Airy, after a report of a deceased person. When deputies arrived, they found 52-year-old Sandra Jayne Sechrist deceased in her home. Deputies determined that the death was an apparent homicide, Atkinson said in a news release. The State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to assist in the investigation. Anyone […]

  • Panthers’ Cam Newton, Charles Johnson, Damiere Byrd undergoing surgery

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three Carolina Panthers players, including star quarterback Cam Newton, are undergoing surgical procedures during the offseason, according to the team’s official website. Newton will have surgery on his throwing shoulder at Carolinas Medical Center on March 30. Defensive end Charles Johnson had back surgery on Tuesday and wide receiver Damiere Byrd will have knee surgery Thursday. All three are projected to return to action for the start of training camp. QB Cam Newton, DE Charles Johnson, WR Damiere Byrd undergoing […]

  • Registered sex offender accused of exposing self to children in Yadkinville

    YADKINVILLE, N.C. — A registered sex offender was arrested Monday after multiple incidents at a local supermarket, according to a news release from Yadkinville police. Travis Gregory Smith, 30, of Yadkinville, is charged with two counts of felony indecent exposure in the presence of a child under 16 years of age and two counts of misdemeanor indecent exposure. Smith is a registered sex offender because of convictions in Forsyth County in 2012. He was out on bond from an unrelated […]

  • Teacher to trooper during DUI test: ‘I feel like kissing you’

    MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida middle school teacher is facing several charges after she rear-ended a van, failed a sobriety test and told a trooper she “felt like kissing” him Sunday evening. Around 8 p.m., 43-year-old Saryna Parker rear-ended the van, which was stopped in traffic, according to the Miami Herald. When the trooper arrived on scene and attempted to talk to her, she reportedly “slurred her speech” and he could smell alcohol on her breath. At the time […]

  • Meet Lola, our adorable Pet of the Week

    Meet Lola, our pet of the week. She is an 8-year-old Labrador mix. She is trained and loves people. For more information about Lola, contact the Burlington Pet Adoption Center at (336) 578-0343.

  • Constructor worker dies after falling off Asheboro bridge

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — A construction worker was killed after he fell from a bridge in Asheboro Monday afternoon. The worker, identified as Anthony Ramos, was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. The bridge is located at the U.S. 64 bypass project near Emerald Rock Road in Asheboro. Ramos was employed by Wright Brothers Contracting in Tennessee. Mitchell Simpson, vice president of Wright Brothers Contracting, was able to confirm the death and that Ramos was […]