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    Crews on scene of wreck in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Crews are on the scene of a vehicle crash in High Point Friday morning. The crash happened on South Main Street in front of the Murphy gas station. There are no further details at this time.

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    Woman with same brain tumor as Brittany Maynard sends her encouraging message

    BRISTOL, Conn. — A Connecticut woman with the same brain tumor as Brittany Maynard is sending her an encouraging message. “Let’s choose life.” Maggie Karner has the same brain tumor as Maynard and has created a video message encouraging her not to end her life. The video comes after Maynard, 29, made national headlines after announcing she would end her life on her own terms following the diagnosis. Recently, Maynard said she hasn’t decided when she would take that medication. “I still feel good enough and […]

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    NC man accused of posing as doctor on Craigslist to rape woman

    DAVIDSON, N.C. — Police say a Davidson man pretended to be a doctor in an attempt to sexually assault a woman. WSOC reported that Robert McCollum posted an ad on Craigslist pretending to be a doctor moving from Tennessee to North Carolina looking for an assistant. Officers said McCollum arranged an interview with the victim at a hotel in Alcoa. McCollum then reportedly drugged the woman and tried to assault her. McCollum is charged  with impersonating a licensed professional. Source: WSOC  

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    Teacher claims she was assaulted by security guard at Panthers game

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A special needs teacher in Charlotte claims she was assaulted by a security guard at Sunday’s Panthers game. The woman told WBTV that it all started when she was walking out of Bank of American Stadium, holding a half empty souvenir beer cup. Security told her to throw away her drink, so she stepped aside to finish it. The woman says another security guard got involved, and she says “both my hands around the cup and he grabs […]

  • Scam targets Duke Energy customers

    “Wire money right now or your electricity will be shut off.” That’s the threat from scam artists pretending to work for Duke Energy. FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter tracked down the thieves.

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    Traffic slowed on Bus. 40 after concrete falls from bridge

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A portion of eastbound Business 40 in Winston-Salem experienced delays because of fallen debris Thursday afternoon. North Carolina Department of Transportation crews worked to clear chunks of concrete that fell from the Silas Creek Parkway bridge around 3 p.m. All lanes of Business 40 at Silas Creek Parkway have been reopened as of 8:30 p.m. Thursday. No injuries or damage to vehicles were reported.

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    NC elementary student sent home from school for having pink hair

    BURKE COUNTY, N.C. – A North Carolina second grader was sent home from school after coloring her hair pink – a violation of school policy. WBTV reported that Mull Elementary school second grader Ava Anderson and her grandmother both sprayed their hair pink to raise awareness for breast cancer. Burke County Schools has a policy against hair colors and pink is a color listed in the policy. Powell said she was unaware of the policy. The family said they do not […]

  • Piedmont native Wil Myers, professional baseball player, prepares for charity wiffle ball tournament

    Piedmont native Wil Myers, who was originally drafted by the Royals, had a part in the World Series. You may have heard the announcers talk about it. Kansas City traded Myers to the Rays for Pitcher James Shields and Wade Davis and those two guys were a big part of the Royals’ success this year. FOX8 caught up with Myers this week as he was getting ready for his charity wiffle ball tournament this weekend.

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    Sir Paul McCartney arrives at Greensboro Coliseum

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Fans lined up to see Sir Paul McCartney arrive at the Greensboro Coliseum for his performance tonight. The show is sold out and is the highest grossing one day show ever in the history of the Coliseum. Another pic of @PaulMcCartney arriving at the @Gbocoliseum @myfox8 Ohhh, my mom would be so jealous! 🇬🇧 — Lindsey Eaton (@LindseyEatoNews) October 30, 2014 And @PaulMcCartney has arrived @Gbocoliseum @myfox8 🇬🇧 — Lindsey Eaton (@LindseyEatoNews) October 30, 2014

  • Oakhill Elementary uses new approach to show dangers of drugs and bullying

    It’s National Red Ribbon Week, a time when schools across the nation are teaching kids about the dangers of drugs and why it’s bad to bully. Oakhill Elementary in High Point took a different approach to celebrating the week. And as Cindy Farmer shows us what students are doing is a great example of what’s right with our schools.

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    Blue Cross Blue Shield NC mistakenly sends notices with incorrect, higher rates

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Thousands of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina customers got notices that their rates are higher than they actually are. WTVD-TV reported that the health insurer said on its website that about 42,000 customers got notices with the wrong premium amount. The mistake affected customers who were grandfathered and have a Blue Advantage health plan with a $15 co-pay for primary care office visits. The insurer apologized for the mistake and is sending out corrected […]

  • Miss the Fjeld-Walker debate? Watch it here

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The final debate in the 6th district congressional race between Republican Mark Walker and Democrat Laura Fjeld covered a number of topics Wednesday night. The debate, co-sponsored by the News & Record and FOX8 WHGP, was moderated by FOX8 senior anchor Neill McNeill and included candidate statements and questions from N&R and FOX8 journalists.


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