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    8 taken to hospital after crash in Randolph Co. involving Jeep, church van

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. – Eight people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a crash in Randolph County involving a church van and a Jeep. Troopers responded to the scene at U.S. 421 and Browns Meadow Road at about 9 a.m. Saturday. The Jeep was coming off Browns Meadow Road and failed to yield to the church van, according to a trooper on the scene. Six people from the church van and two people from the Jeep were […]

  • A Leicester family is caring for their dog, Olive, after a veterinarian removed her leg because she'd been shot with a .22 rifle. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

    NC family wants answers after pet dog shot, leg amputated

    LEICESTER, N.C. — A North Carolina family is caring for its dog after a veterinarian removed her leg because she’d been shot with a .22 rifle, according to WLOS. Olive is a 3-year-old mixed breed. She usually plays in a fenced-in area of the family’s backyard with her dog pal, Ginger, whom she “picked out” as a companion on the family’s trip to the humane society a few years ago. On Tuesday night, Olive and Ginger ran down from the porch […]

  • WATCH LIVE: April the giraffe prepares to give birth at upstate NY zoo

    Watch live: April the giraffe prepares to give birth at zoo

    HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — A New York zoo entered the third day of live streaming a giraffe giving birth Saturday, according to PIX11. Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville began streaming Thursday night on YouTube showing April the giraffe preparing to give birth. The video was initially removed after animal rights activists flagged the videos as “sexually explicit.” “What this has done is pulled an educational tool away from tens of millions of individuals. … You have harmed the species’ survival more […]

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    Seafood restaurant prepares to open in downtown Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A new seafood restaurant is preparing to open in downtown Greensboro, according to the Triad Business Journal. Pier Oyster Bar & Grille plans to open at 214 S. Elm St. on Wednesday, March 8. Seafood and oysters will be a main focus of the menu, but chicken, steak, sandwiches, soups and salads will also be served, according to the paper. There will also reportedly be patio seating and a bar that serves various types of beer and […]

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    North Carolina teacher accused of sex with student

    BAILEY, N.C. — A North Carolina high school teacher is accused of having sex with a student, according to WTVD. Rebecca Shea Reeves, 33, a teacher at Southern Nash High School in Bailey, N.C., faces two counts of sexual activity with a student. The school became aware of the alleged relationship between Reeves and a juvenile male student on Feb. 16, according to the Nash County Sheriff’s Office. She was arrested on Thursday. The “intimate relationship” began in October, the sheriff’s […]

  • Specialist Ciara L. Harris

    Fort Bragg soldier dies from brief illness

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A 26-year old Soldier from Fort Bragg died at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Medical Center Thursday due to complications from a brief illness, according to a press release. Specialist Ciara L. Harris, of Newport News, Virginia, was assigned to the 206th Signal Company, 188th Brigade Support Battalion at Fort Bragg. Harris entered the Army in 2014 as an information technology specialist. She served at Fort Riley, Kansas, as a Large Area Network Manager before arriving […]

  • Wreck on Wall Road in Guilford County on Feb. 24, 2017. (WGHP)

    15-year-old Southern Guilford High School student killed in crash

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A Southern Guilford High School student died after being partially ejected from a vehicle on Friday, according to Highway Patrol. Diana Sanchez Varela, 15, of Greensboro, has been identified as the victim who was killed in the wreck. Highway Patrol troopers responded to the accident on Wall Road near Southern Guilford High School at 12:16 p.m. Friday. Five Southern Guilford students left school around lunchtime in a black Chrysler 300M passenger vehicle, according to Christopher Knox with the […]

  • David Cannon (FOX8 viewer)

    Massive fire at industrial plant in Asheboro (photo gallery)

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Crews battled a massive fire at an industrial plant in Asheboro Friday afternoon. The fire started at Covanta Environmental Solutions at about 12:30 p.m. The facility is a plant that recycles tires. Crews now consider the fire contained but say it is still smoldering, as of 5 p.m. The fire was not inside the plant. It started when a shredder caught on fire, igniting two large piles of rubber outside the plant. One person was evacuated from a […]

  • Wreck on Wall Road in Guilford County on Feb. 24, 2017. (WGHP)

    One killed in crash near Southern Guilford High School; students involved

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — One person was killed in a one-vehicle roll-over crash Friday near Southern Guilford High School, according to Christopher Knox with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. The crash happened at about 12:30 p.m. on Wall Road. Guilford County Schools spokesperson Nora Murray confirmed that Southern Guilford High School students were involved in the crash, but did not say whether the person killed was a student. No other details have been released.

  • Kirstyn Lynn Alford (image courtesy Franklin County Sheriff's Office via WTVD)

    NC elementary school teacher charged with having heroin

    FRANKLINTON, N.C. — A North Carolina elementary school teacher faces charges of possessing heroin, according to WTVD. Kirstyn Lynn Alford, 29, a third grade teacher at Youngsville Elementary School, faces charges of felony drug possession, misdemeanor drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor child abuse. Franklinton police arrested the suspect Thursday after officers received information that the teacher’s vehicle was in a suspected drug neighborhood. The patrol officers followed Alford’s vehicle once she returned to Franklinton – where she lives – and pulled […]

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    Greensboro police say man shot, killed outside Four Seasons mall was innocent victim

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police on Friday confirmed that the man shot and killed outside Four Seasons Town Centre was an innocent victim. Westley Tyler Tugman, 33, of Lenoir, was shot and killed Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of the mall. Later in the day Saturday, Greensboro police said based on preliminary information, it appeared to be an attempted robbery, but did not confirm at the time that Tugman was an innocent victim. Greensboro police, firefighters and emergency workers responded […]

  • Torrian Williams, 19; Gregory Baskins, 23.

    High Point police seize firearms, heroin from suspect following traffic stop

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Police seized firearms and more than 10 grams of heroin following a traffic stop in High Point on Thursday, according to a press release. Officers stopped a vehicle at Hoskins Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive around 10 p.m. Three people ran from the vehicle. After a short chase, all three people were caught, police say. Police seized two stolen 9 mm guns and more than 10 grams of heroin from one person in the vehicle. […]